Welcome to my blog. My name is Nicola and I am an architect with a background in visual merchandising. Launched in August 2016 this blog focuses on eclectic home accessories and aims to  provide home interior and style inspiration. I am also passionate about promoting small independent businesses. To contact me please drop a line to hello@heyshed.co.uk 


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This blog is all about being eclectic so here is post, which may not be for everyone, but I think these products are great. Ethical and alternative trophy heads. There is a big trend for trophy heads at the minute and they are proving really popular. Here are a few companies who have created more interesting ethical trophy heads available online.

Paper Trophy

These brightly coloured geometric wall trophies are designed in Berlin, machine precision cut from high quality eco-friendly paper to be assembled easily at home. The polygons that make up the structure ensure a sturdy construction. They range from unicorns, lions and hippos to our personal favourite the T-rex which we think would look perfect in a child's bedroom or at the top of a staircase. Also available are floor standing animals, shown below is the gorilla, this one is over 1m high so definitely a statement piece!

Images courtesy of Papertrophy

Hu2 Design & Art

For ethical and sustainable wall art, look no further than these beauties. Sophisticated and contemporary the Respectful Trophy range are made from colour treated wood and best of all the company have teamed up with the Born Free Foundation to support their wildlife conservation efforts. With every purchase from this range, 10% is donated to the Born Free Foundation and you get a 10% discount- win win! I think they make a great addition to any room! Also available is the ocean range including sharks, sailfish and a blue whale together with their range of art prints and decal eco reminders.

Images courtesy of HU2


Hilary and Flo

These whimsical creatures are sure to turn heads. Made in the US each one is totally unique and completely handmade including reusing and repurposing items headed to landfill. Definitely a quirky addition to a home, they are available through Hilary and Flo an eclectic home ware shop based in Sheffield and online. Check out the monkey candlesticks and golden pistol vase on the website!

Images courtesy of Hilary and Flo

Wyld Home

The hare, true spirit of the wild beautifully is crafted by faux taxidermist Helly Powell using traditionally-woven Welsh blanket from renowned mill Melin Tregwent. Inspired by the flora and fauna of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Helly creates truly evocative creatures in her tiny workshop on an ancient dairy farm. The hares and stag head are available from Wyld Home in Shrewsbury and available on their online store. Style them on a dark wall for a vintage vibe and cluster with other faux taxidermy and many art/pictures in frames for an eclectic look.

Images courtesy of Wyld Home

Dust Dublin

For those of you who don't believe unicorns exist check out this larger than life faux taxidermy unicorn and zebra from DUST based in Dublin. So life like in looks and touch each head is made to order and takes up to 4 weeks. They will definitely make your question if they are indeed faux!

Images courtesy of Dust


These eco-friendly and animal friendly wall trophies from QBI.DESIGN based in Poland are made from corrugated cardboard and are shipped for self-assembly. They come in 2 sizes to suit so you can make as large a statement as you wish. The sectional construction allows different shadows to be cast throughout the day. A more subtle piece of wall art but equally as striking and because they are all the same base material they would look amazing in a row on a wall. Also available are a Darth Vadar wall trophy for Star Wars fans and a few floor standing elephants. My top pick is the elephant head!

Images courtesy of QBI.Design

Doh A Deer

Solely based on Facebook and Instagram for the time being, Jen from Doh A Deer customises stag head and unicorns for each customer. For a unique wall trophy look no further than here- from glitterball stag heads, crackle gaze or decoupage stag heads to rainbow glitter unicorn horns Jen has got it covered! Contact her via Facebook page for enquiries. My favourite is the silver unicorn with gold glitter horn!

Images courtesy of Doh A Deer

Hope you enjoyed this slightly more eclectic post and it has sparked some ideas about alternative ways to add statements to your homes!





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