Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Giraffe Giraffe Giraffe Giraffe

A few weeks ago I was cruising Craigslist like I do all the time and happened upon a Jonathan Adler horse "sculpture" that was actually a lamp base. It was selling for something like 80% off the retail cost of the lamp (and basically what I believe the ceramic pony would actually be worth), so I was super tempted to snatch it up. But after thinking about it for an afternoon, I realized that 1) I'd have to rebuild the lamp to make it something I'd want to keep, and 2) I just wasn't all that into the horse. So I let it go.

I'd been in the Jonathan Adler store on Fillmore a few times before, and I always thought he has a good sense of whimsy and nostalgia wrapped up in really funky kitschy style, but most everything is extremely overpriced in my opinion. But after seeing the horse I really started to be interested in the ceramic menagerie line of animals selling in the store. And then I spotted the thing I really, really, really wanted; the Giraffe Lamp. Another vastly overpriced item, this thing is spectacular in all the right ways.
Anyway, I didn't buy the horse because I decided karma works better by letting someone else get the thing they really want. Lo and behold, someone put up the giraffe lamp on Craigslist, and I managed to be the first to respond to their ad. Bunny and I headed up north of San Francisco to pick it up, and ohmygosh it's so great!

It lives happily only my side table for now, carefully watching over the street and living room. Next up is some elephant salt & pepper shakers and the little black fox!

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