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Trend Alert: Owl Design Wisdom

Owls may seem like a rather random design trend, but actually, the wise motif goes back several decades, if not more. Way back in 1965, mid-century modern designer George Nelson created this playful Omar the Owl Clock ($130), and the design was re-released by Vitra in 2004.

Now, owl motifs are finding their way onto all sorts of home decor, particularly accent pieces like trays and throw pillows. I think these products strike a nice balance between whimsy and wisdom. Here are some of my wise ol' owl finds.

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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
yes, owls do seem to be everywhere. i love the old 70s colors of owls like in orange and brown.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Owls creep me out. I collect Unicorns, so owls is an acceptable thing to collect.
mcollazo mcollazo 8 years
I think I kind of like this motif.
katygirlthing katygirlthing 8 years
i love owls!! i have this wonderful tote bag with cool green owls on (go with it).i use it allllll the time!!!!!
Curious-Alice Curious-Alice 8 years
Oooh, I like this trend! I adore owls.
Home Home 8 years
Ooh, those are great finds, Twinkle and Katebmore.
katebmore katebmore 8 years
Here's another example, from Anthropologie; just found it this morning! http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&sortProperties=&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=78512&parentid=EAT_COOK_GADGETS&pushId=EAT_COOK_GADGETS&popId=EAT_COOK&sortProperties=&navCount=27&navAction=poppushpush&color=gre
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
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radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
So that old ugly HUGE owl candle that is stuck in the very back of my closet is now hip? Who knew! :p
Tech Tech 8 years
Such a good point casa! I've been seeing owls around for a while, but all of a sudden they are everywhere. It's kitschy cute.
BethS BethS 8 years
I collect owls!!! I wish I could see the pics you put up but my computer doesn't support it :(
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Hey, people collect all sorts of things. My aunt likes watermelon items for the house. Why not owls?
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