Guest Picks: Animal Accesories
Bunnies and bears and birds, oh my! These animal-emblazoned pieces for the home are already domesticated and awfully cute
These domestic animals are very low-maintenance and have a great aesthetic. And, like real domestic animals, they welcome you home after a hard day's work. If it were up to me, the current embellish-your-home-with-animals trend would last another 10 years. Enjoy!
— Marlous from Planet Fur
— Marlous from Planet Fur
Do not play with your food; let Snug do it! Snug.Bear is a breadboard, and there are a hippo and a monkey available. I love clean and simple designs like this.
I must own about a hundred trays by now, and I don't even use them. This one should be in my collection though, as I love foxes. Or I could mount it to the wall just because it's so beautiful.
These hooks are just darn cute — nothing more, nothing less.
Jurianne Matter is the Dutch designer behind this gorgeous elephant fabric. This tablecloth is so beautiful that I would leave it on the dinner table forever.
One can never own enough lights — especially when it's a hot pink seahorse light!
I love the minty green color of this wallpaper by Baines and Fricker. If you live on the edge, cover all walls in a room with it, or cover just one wall as a whimsical touch.
Everything Donna Wilson designs is beautiful. Animals seem to be a recurring theme in her work, and I love that she does that. Use this squirrel's tail to dry your dishes.
If someone ever breeds a miniature tiger, I'll be the first to take it home. I imagine it roaming my house meowing all the time. 'Til that happy day, I will settle for this cute "cat" instead.
The great thing about these Koziol hooks is that you can replace them without leaving holes or sticky residue on a surface. I mounted this one on the side of my fridge and use it to hold some of my vintage potholders.
This pouf is origami-inspired and handmade from leather and cotton. I love its geometric shapes. The great thing about a pouf is that it doesn't need much space. Plus, it can be used in so many ways: as a quick sidetable, as a place to lay your feet after a long day at the office and as an extra stool when you throw a party.
This is actually a coaster. His name is Grum. He protects your table from hot pans, and who wouldn't love the design?
Meet Bob. Bob likes long walks, stealing your sandwich, sniffing fences and napping on your bed, for ever and ever.
Even a simple object like a hook should look beautiful. Let this mighty giraffe take care of your bag, coat or scarf while you enjoy being home.
Yes, that's right. You could become a domestic animal while you drink your tea. These cups are so funny! The snouts of a bunny, cat and cow are also available.
I love the animal-friendly trophy trend! Bend has "bended" the organic shape of a cub with this engineered design. I can totally imagine it in my entryway.
This bird is a so-called "Soul Bird," as it protects a person's soul at its most vulnerable: when it's dreaming. Keep it by your bedside, and your dreams will be beautiful, guaranteed!
The design of this paper knife is, quite understandably, an award-winning one. Even though snail mail is getting scarcer, this bird is still the perfect accessory for your desk.
This self-watering flowerpot has been on my wish list for ages. The squirrel tells you how much water is in the pot by moving from the top to the bottom of the hole. This is the perfect combination of functionality and beauty.
In my opinion, birds shouldn't be locked in cages. But because this is a very bird-friendly cage, I'm allowing it in this collection. It's functional and fabulous, and made of 100-percent organic cotton.
Ideabook published on June 25, 2012.
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