Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Creepy crawlies

I'm a big fan of these window boxed butterflies which seem to be popping up recently in many homewares stores and magazines.

I think they would look beautiful incorporated into a feature wall with a variety of photos and artwork.

If you're a bit of a museum geek, or just into something a little bit different why not try a stag beetle or a scorpion?

All images from BugUnderGlass' Etsy Shop.

As beautiful (and quirky) as these displays are, if you decide to purchase one I would encourage you to ensure that the insects have been bred as part of a biodiversity program, or where the profits provide economic benefits to local communities.

I personally purchased a couple as Christmas presents for my Mum. She's going to hang them on her wall, but for the time being here's a little snap:

If you are interested in purchasing some for yourself, there are a several sellers on etsy. Alternatively, if you're in Perth - I've seen them stocked at both Empire and Post Emporium. Or for an online store (based in Australia), try Bits and Bugs.

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