Curiouser and Curiouser:
Gifts Inspired by Curiosity Shops

Curiouser and Curiouser:
Gifts Inspired by Curiosity Shops

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Julia Brenner
Dec 14, 2012
Looking for a gift for someone who's a fan of the playful, the offbeat, the bizarre? Here's a collection of intriguing gifts inspired by the types of finds sold at brick and mortar curiosity shops, only a bit more practical than specimens floating in jars and sans the shrunken heads. 1. 2013 Entomology Wall Calendar ($21.95 from Anthropology) 2. Bird Call Set handmade in France ($160 from the Curiosity Shoppe) 3. Vintage Florida Map Pillow Cover ($65 from Salt Labs via Poppytalk Handmade; various vintage maps available) 4. Faux Taxidermy Stag Head ($109 from White Faux Taxidermy) 5. Cuppow turns a mason jar into a travel mug ($7.99 from Cuppow) 6. Eames House of Cards featuring "pictures of familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms." ($35 from the Curiosity Shoppe) 7. Air Plant in Hanging Orange Pod ($13.25 from Airy Obsessions) 8. Pattern for Red Coral ($3.50 from JPolka). Shop features crocheted patterns inspired by Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. 9. Magritte-inspired This is Not a Pipe tealight ($28 from Jonathan Adler). After all, what's more surreal than a curiosity shop? 10. Test Tube Office Supply Set ($20 from Urban Outfitters) (Images: As linked above)
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