Wild Kingdom: On a Wall Near You (But Not Me)
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 monetary resources 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.