Last week I wrote a story for the Style section about fuzzy woodland creatures such as deer, squirrels, and rabbits invading fashion and homegoods. There wasn't room to fit all the goodies that I found in print, so here are two more of my favorite products featuring fashionable animals:
The Elusive Chocolate Moose by Andy Gonsalves
The sweet side of nature, Gonsalves's pun on nature and dessert shows up on this T-shirt from Threadless. The design is available on T's for men, women, kids, plus hoodies and onesies. $17 to $40 at threadless.com.
Deer pillow by Andrew Sebastian
The Los Angeles designer captures these sweet animals canoodling on a blue or brown backdrop. $55 at modnest.com
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Last year was for the birds. So many birds, in fact, that the worlds of fashion and home goods were beginning to resemble Trafalgar Square or San Juan Capistrano. The flocks of birds have begun to migrate away from skirts, jewelry, and pillows. Good news for Tippi Hedren, bad news for those who paid big bucks for the birds-on-the-telephone wire rug for their entry way. With the birds out of the picture, a new invasion is underway: Woodland creatures. Deer, squirrels, raccoons, bunnies, and other forest vermin are now showing up everywhere from hipster crafts to fine housewares.
Onesie by Ferdinand -- Created by Diane Toepfer for her boutique Ferdinand in Portland, ME, this rocking squirrel appears on a onesie, plus T's for kids and adults. Other woodland creatures depicted in Ferdinand fashion include a deer playing the accordion and a bear canoodling with a sea captain. The onesie is $15, ferdinand.com or 207-761-2151.
Squirrel tray by Ibride -- Created by a trio of French relatives, Ibride (it translates to "hybrid" in French) creates pieces that can be used for decorating or utility. The squirrel tray features nostalgic rococo details, but the aquamarine hue and overly-eager squirrel are playfully modern. $59 from Velocity, velocityartanddesign.com or 866-781-9494.
Owl drawing by Patch NYC -- Cambridge artist Don Carney's intricate pen-and-ink drawings resemble carefully carved woodblock prints. He sells the original art in vintage frames found at flea markets and tag sales. According to Carney, the antique frames help to inspire his drawings. $1,200 at Louis Boston, louisboston.com or 617-262-6100.
Fox pillow by Eleanor Grosch -- An artist who began drawing animals long before the current woodland creature craze, Grosch's pillows look like something Charley Harper would have made if he was involved in the Williamsburg DIY craft movement. $26 at Urban Outfitters, or 800-282-2200.
Hedgehog print by Foxy & Winston -- British illustrator Jane Buck's depiction of hedgehogs frolicking in the woods are printed as wall art in a limited edition run of 200 (it can also be found on greeting cards). They come framed in poplar with plexiglass. $75 at foxyandwinston.etsy.com. Cards are $4.50 and available at foxyandwinston.com.
Woods canvas stretched print by Amenity Home -- The textiles company introduces its nursery line this fall with a line of deer, bunny, and turtle-adorned decor.. Designers and nature lovers Nicole Chiala and Kristina de Corpo strove to create products that would appeal to both kids and their design-savvy parents. $99 at amenityhome.com or 213-624-7309.