Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Killer Whales

Design-wise, I admit to being pretty off my game lately. I developed some kind of rogue oral bacterial infection that got into the bone of a tooth (and made me sick as a dog), and will now require surgery and bone grafting. And cutting open the roof of my mouth so that it waves hello. And I get to choose: cow bone or human. Hmmm, do I want to be part Bessie, or part creepy dead person? But I'm assured they've been sterilized. Uh, duh.

So, enough about me. Let's talk about me and the pretty things I like instead. Between Don Carney's gorgeous ink drawings and this Etsy seller I met at the Brooklyn Flea a few weeks back, I'm developing a slight whale obsession (maybe I could get a whale bone graft!?)

When done right (not too cartoony, not too literal), I think it's one of the most charming motifs around.

Which is your favorite? I think the vintage Moby Dick book cover is mine. Or the wallpaper. Or the ink drawing...

Framed print of Vintage Moby Dick book cover by monstergallery, whale teething toy by littlesaplingtoys, best friend and anchor whale necklaces by iadornu, whale print tea towels by enormous champion, whale playsuit by Oobi Baby, tote by CharlieandSarah (I'm a huge fan of their "Wellies" print, too!), original ink drawing by Don Carney/Patch NYC, pillow by Don Carney/Patch NYC, whale wallpaper at Walnut Wallpaper


  1. Oh, poor Summer! Oral surgery is so not fun.

    Here's some more eye candy at Anthropologie, the From the Deep dishware:

  2. i like the tea towels, but i liked them more when i thought it was a print. and if i were you, i think i'd opt for bovine, something about a dead human bone growing into my mouth gives me the creeps.

  3. Anon-I know-why is cow less creepy?? Hmmm
    This rad tea towel explosion is somewhat mystifying, since my kitchen towels get mangled beyond recognition. Who wants to spend bucks on pretty handmade ones? I think I'd stretch one like a canvas over a frame and hang it, maybe.

  4. Ooooh, Sarah! Nice! I didn't realize the whale thing was so "on trend"!


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