My mom collected owl art before she had kids, so our basement was chock full of owl paintings, lithographs and tapestries (okay, my mom came of age in the ’70s.) These owls are a tasteful update on the owl obsession, perfect as a shelf objet d’art or desk paperweight. In a word, they’re a hoot.
When I still lived by myself in Chicago, before I moved to New York and in with my then-boyfriend (now husband), I had a collection of coffee cups gathered from thirft stores, garage sales and inherited from friends, that I displayed on my kitchen walls in much the same way as the cups in this photo. The photo is part of a larger collection itself on Apartment Therapy of unique ways in which various collections are displayed. I got rid of all but three of four of my favorite mugs (two people can only squeeze so much into a one-bedroom Manhattan apartment), but seeing all these fun collections has me itching to start a new one. Even more reason to move to a bigger apartment in more spacious Brooklyn! [via Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »