Trompe L'Oeil Pets

Ohdeedoh in Europe - Paris

So your little one wants a cat or a dog and you don't, or can't, or whatever, and a stuffed animal surrogate just won't do. Meet Jacques the Jack Russell Terrier. This lifesize trompe l'oeil pet is just one of the lifelike creatures that may help you bide your time...

Christophe Koziel calls his trompe l'oeil creations -- which also include photographs of antique furniture and accessories for the grown-ups -- "trompe l'oeil, revisited." The animal photographs aren't stickers, but mounted onto rigid plastic.

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- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com