This is my last San Francisco post, but I couldn't end without sharing about Paxton Gate! It's the coolest, most unique store; kind of like an old school natural history museum, but you can buy the exhibits. We picked out two items for our own Natural History Museum.
This owl from the kids' Paxton Gate was made of paper by artist Aimee Baldwin. Actually, I think the whole materials list includes styrofoam, wire, clay and paper. I imagine it's quite the process. She has a bunch of "vegan friendly" taxidermied animals that are all pretty amazing.
Here are the starfish and sea urchin shells we picked out for our museum.