Monday, October 18, 2010

Wild Kingdom. On a Wall Near You.

When I started college I wanted to be an interior designer. I ended up getting married, going to work, and not continuing my studies. Now my interest is more along the lines of English and art.

That being said I still consider myself to have a good sense of style. It would be an excellent sense of style if I had someone else's unlimited fundage to shop with, but that's another story.

There is a fairly recent trend of decor that baffles me: animal heads on your walls. I understand the whole "I am hunter hear me roar! I caught this animal. It is now a trophy on my wall" mentality. I don't like it, I think it is kind of creepy to have a dead animal head looking at you, but I understand it.

What I don't understand is taking it to another level: porcelain animal heads. This is an "I went to the pottery store. I am an urban hunter. I fired you in the kiln. You are now a trophy on my wall" type of mindset. What baffles me even more is the kind of money one has to spend to get said urban trophy on the wall.

I found this in the Ballard Designs catalogue. Priced at $119 and $249.




 
 There is a different option for the more cost conscious. Sea Grass animal heads. Priced at $49 and $99.


















Maybe it's just me. Maybe I do need to go back to school to appreciate decor such as this. I don't think so.




Article was first published as "Wild Kingdom.  On a Wall Near You (But Not Me) by Linda Voss on Technorati.com

3 comments:

  1. I could never allow those to be placed on my walls.

    Congrats on your first post. I've been writing for a little over a week.

    Tomica
    www.loveofbooks.net

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  2. I don't get it. Real or fake, I never want to see these on a wall near me! ;)

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  3. My dad and brothers were hunters so I grew up in a home with trophies on the walls, and even I find this disturbing. I would feel like I needed a hunting rifle just to walk through my living room.

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