Archive for September, 2010

September 21st, 2010

Designer Pigs

Pretty cute right?  Pigs seem to be making their way out of the mud and into high end design.

From furniture to wallcovering- the pig is making it’s mark on design.

1. Bank in the Form of a Pig– not your everyday piggy bank; this pig has stepped out of the realm of cute and onto my coffee table.  It is available in multiple finishes and is actually cast from a real pig (after it died from natural causes of course).

2.  A door handle photographed by Owen Franken at a restaurant in Guijuelo, Spain.  It is a simple and elegant inspiration drawn from a town known for their ham.

3.  Pig table by Front.  I love that this little guy is not just a statement piece, but is functional too.  The black gloss makes the table more edgy than cute and would look at home in a feminine or masculine space.

4.  This giant pig by Jonathan Adler measures 29″ long by 17″ tall and makes a perfect footstool.  Although not as delicate as some of the others, there’s something charming and nostalgic about the chubby pig in worn leather.

5.  This wallpaper is part of a collaborative collection between ROLLOUT and David Palmercollection called Oh, that explains everything.  I love the whimsy and casual-with-just-a-hint-of-sarcasm feeling that I get from this paper.  The “just doodled” look of the pattern is offset by the mature colorway and I can’t wait to see this on a large wall in some hip deli.