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Actress Shelley Duvall in the 1970s.
An art installation by Robert Montgomery at Stattbad Wedding, October 2012.
Photography by David Yates.
A vintage print of an African Grey Parrot, artist and date unknown.
My mother’s family owned one of these birds during her childhood.  Not only are they extremely perceptive, but able to imitate and outsmart (in some cases “punish”) humans.

Probably the most reviled of her remixes, but undoubtedly my favorite.

"The Plot Thickens" by William Grotz, featured on the cover of Film Fun magazine, April 1922.
(via nitratediva)
Richard Ayoade photographed by Yusuf Laher in March 2011.
Ilana and I were trying out his voice and accent last night.  Not surprisingly she won.
A re-bound edition of Olaus Murie’s A Field Guide To Animal Tracks (1954).
Fred D. Solomon (F V Campi)’s dog “interacting” with one of his art installations, August 2014.
Vaudeville performer, singer and feminist Trixie Friganza, photographed by Otto Sarony in 1907.

Marina & The Diamonds - “Primadonna (Mr. Kitty Remix)”

I enjoy it when bedroom artists turn pop music into funhouses.

A 1966 edition of Birds of North America: A Guide To Field Identification. 
My grandmother owned this and I remember it being part of her household.  I eventually got the expanded and revised edition with the blue cover, but now it’s out of my possession.
My grandfather also had a clothbound book for tracking animals, but books like that were heirlooms.  I only saw it a few times and have no idea where it would be today, although I still think about it sometimes.
Photography by Sophie Harris Taylor.