Carefully chosen statuary can really add flair to a garden. I love the calm ambiance this statue adds to this landscape. Do you tend to forgo statuary? Or are you a fan?
This Terra Cotta Lion ($449.99) is an interpretation of a 17th century Indonesian design, and can be used both inside and out. It definitely would create an unexpected element in a room, but I can't imagine looking at this guy when I first open my eyes in the morning, can you?
This funky little kitty statue ($98) from Jonathan Adler's Menagerie collection is decorated with a spotted geometric coat. Would you want it in your home?
For the next round of this challenge, I'd like you to look at this Museum Replica of a Masosaur ($7,500). It was built in the 1970s in the US and dequisitioned from San Francisco's Academy of Science. It's the identical model of a masosaur in New York's Natural History Museum, and both are cast from the only intact skeleton ever found. How could you fit this six-foot-long statue into your home? Would you hang it? Would you gift it to your favorite paleontologist? Where would it work best? Tell me by commenting below!
There's something so sweet about this early 19th century Spanish Colonial Cage Santo ($7500). It features the original boat shaped cage base, inset glass eyes, articulated arms that are jointed at the shoulders and elbow, tiny hair eyelashes, and a silver crown, and stands almost two feet tall.
How could you integrate this Spanish Colonial Cage Santo into your home? Where would you put it? How would you cover up the cage? Or would you? Would you use it to display something? Or is this Santo too religious for you to display? Tell me by commenting below!
This week I confessed that I've given in to statuary in my garden. A lot of you also admitted to loving the look of a little gnome or gazing ball in your azaleas, so for this week's Casa Craving Challenge, I figured I'd ask you to round up your favorite garden statuary. I'd like you to hunt down and bookmark garden statues, gazing balls, twinkly lights, and ornaments that you'd love to have in your veggie patch. Show me all of your fab finds by creating Casa Cravings and tagging them with the phrase crave worthy statuary. I'll feature the results next Wednesday, April 16. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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I used to swear up and down that I would never put cute little statues of gnomes or other imaginary creatures in my garden beds. It just seemed too kitschy to me. But then, after only one season of gardening, I gave in. There was a plastic dinosaur in my strawberry patch, a buddha head in my rose bushes, and this adorable wooden koi fish in my vegetables. So what happened? Well, no one can accuse my garden design of being spare and modern. I guess in the end, I'm just a sucker for cute imaginary creatures. Oh well.
How about you? Do you put statuary in your garden? Tell me all about it in the comments.
This morning I asked you if you would eat a Marmite sandwich. Imagine my surprise when just a few hours later I discovered that London-based artist, Jeremy Fattorini, has created a giant sculpture made from it! His sculpture, which is a replica of Rodin's The Kiss, is 7-ft. tall and is made from 420 jars of the limited-edition "I Love You" Marmite. It was unveiled yesterday in London's Greenwich Park, just in time for Valentine's Day.
The headless workman. The astro-cow. The fountain that doubles as a urinal. These statues are set in stone, as in, they're not going anywhere for a...very...long...time. So the moral of the story: don't commission someone to build a giant shark into the roof of your house on a drunken whim--unless, of course, you're permanently into that sort of thing. (Which would be weird, btw.)
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