Friday, June 17, 2011

A bird & a beast: some style for the bookshelf...

I have a fascination for animal and bird forms and have quite a few of them strewn all over my house... One day I will do a post on all such figures I have collected over the years..On my recent trip to Jaipur, among other things, I found a couple of beautiful sculptures which would be fabulous as bookends...let's call them 'beauties with a purpose' , shall we...

A traditionally decorated elephant in a sitting position carved out of beige sandstone...






A simple yet stylized crouching ibis made of pristine white Italian marble...






Both of them are heavy enough to keep the books from leaning down.

When not doing duty as bookends..they work just as well...simply being pretty!









What do you think?

images via maison marigold

8 comments:

Blue Fruit said...

What a charming thing to collect! They are lovely and chock full of personality. And I think I spy a sneak of the much-loved Panton dining chair around the corner...

Verdigris Vie said...

I love these Meenal, they are beautiful and interesting.

Vie

Kellie Collis said...

That is lovely! I've never seen anything like it. Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

The Cuban In My Coffee said...

I just found your blog and became a follower. It is really lovely, and I've spent quite some time mulling through it. Love the way your home is looking and I love the unique style of pictures that you post.

Design Elements said...

Paulo Coelho, Chanel, Garbo, Panton chair, beautiful lamp...love! happy weekend

meenal bishnoi said...

virginia, vie, kellie- thanks!
the cuban in my coffee- welcome aboard and thankyou for your lovely comment!
maria- a lovely weekend to you too my friend! xx meenal

asbalyan said...

What about eBooks... ;)
Its not I dont like paper books, but as an allergic to dust mite, papers are out me...
Love the marble figures..

meenal bishnoi said...

love ebooks too..unfortunately ebooks don't make great display pieces..and i do love the smell and feel of a real( ard copy) book..its a pity your allergies deny you the pleasure..xx meenal

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