Jonathan Adler: Animal Artist
By Kimberley Coughlin
January 16, 2014

We are now less than one month away from Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your significant other. I know, easier said than done. Whether they’re still sticking to their diet and chocolates are out of the question, or they’re allergic to flowers, sometimes you have to get a little creative.

If your loved one loves animals, you’re in luck; Jonathan Adler’s Menagerie Collection has home goods modeled after a wide variety of members of the animal kingdom. Adler’s collection includes items that are purely decorative, like the ceramic fish, and others that are functional like the dachschund bookends. There’s a literal silver fox for the figurative one in your life, a giant ceramic horse bowl if your love follows Chinese Astrology (2014 is the year of the horse), or bull bookends for your stock exchange sweetheart. Ranging in price from $25-495 the collection offers items for any size budget.

Some may argue that ceramic animals aren’t for everyone, but Adler’s interpretations are “simple silhouettes and gestured shapes, pared down to their most basic form” making it easy for fans of quality design and animals alike to appreciate the pieces. And while giving animals as gift may still be up for debate, these pieces of pottery are perfect for the animal lover with more modern taste.