Oh Deer!

February 19th, 2009

My whole family thinks I’ve gone mad but for some reason I’ve become obsessed with this trend of paper and ceramic deer busts and antlers. I’m not one for hunting or taxidermy but I see the beauty in the silhouettes of these sweet animals and how striking one of these could be in a room. Below are a few of my favorites. So what do you think? Are faux deer busts all the rage or crazy town?


From top: Deer Trophy Puzzel from Veer, Alabaster Deer Head from Modern Dose, Cold Comfort by Rachel Denny seen via Design Milk.

I’ve seen this fad start to creep it’s way into all sorts of mediums. Check out this antler coat rack from Velocity,  deer antler socket covers by Nendo seen via On Paper Wings and this iPhone/iPod Touch wallpaper from Poolga.


16 Responses to “Oh Deer!”

  1. Caitlin Says:

    Hello, I am new to your blog, and love it!
    Those deer busts crack me up!
    I actually think that the paper one is quite lovely.
    I would looove to have the antler outlets- they are just so funny and quirky.
    Wouldn’t those look great if you had a cabin/lodge?

  2. Poochie Says:

    I agree that their images are beautiful. The element I don’t like is the “mounted on the wall” part beacuse it still perpetuates (even if not a real animal) that they are products to be used and displayed or thrown away.

    Now it you had the full image as a graphic on the wall and not the trophy part I think it would be different.

    Does that make sense?

  3. Miss B. Says:

    Well I own the alabaster deer head so it MUST be crazy town, lol…

  4. Melissa Says:

    My favorite has to be Cool Comfort. I think it’s all the rage, but maybe I live in crazytown. I love 3-D wall art.

  5. Gina Says:

    I love those deer wall outlets, I have never seen anything like it! Awesome!

  6. Liz Says:

    I see what you’re saying, I really do. But I think they’re over done. I fear they’ll be in and out in a flash.

  7. Brooke Says:

    I think they are absolutely fantastic! I think if you have the right spot – go for it!

    But this is a kid coming from Enumclaw… 🙂

    Appropriately displayed I think they are wonderful.

  8. Andrea B Says:

    I remember seeing a paper and chipboard version…around Christmastime


    I think the cardboard one you posted is my favorite!

  9. barbara Says:

    de-lurking – love your blog.

    we own this one here, in white, by swiss designers yuniic: http://www.yuniic.ch/e_trophaee.html

    it might be all the rage now, but i love the organic element behind antlers, trees, foliage or any other natural components. with all the simplistic and stark geometric shapes going on in architecture at the moment (at least in switzerland it’s all about minimalism, concrete and glass) these features create a beautiful – and warm & welcoming- combination.

  10. Johanna Says:

    I’m new to your blog, too, and this looks like the perfect chance to leave a note and thank you for your interesting articles (and the tools page, love that one!). Here in Germany, the “deer bust and antlers” wave has washed over us already – you still see them in home decor mail-order catalogues and such but the “design community” seem to be done with them at this point. I must say I still rather like the simple shapes and the mix of cuteness and morbidity, but there were just so.many.deers. around.

  11. carina Says:

    i’m definitely on this bandwagon with you! i love the socket covers, so innovative!

  12. Lily Says:

    I love your blog- so many inspiring ideas! Right there with you about the antler/deer head craze. I have been lusting after this carved-wood “Noble Stag” head from Roost forever, but don’t have anywhere to hang it.

    http://bit.ly/37zJ http://bit.ly/13cVec

  13. Skylar Says:

    Here is another good one, made of clear acrylic:


  14. Marianne from France Says:

    Hi ! I’ve created a “faux-wood-deer-art piece” last week, you can check it out here : http://nocesdecoton.canalblog.com/archives/2009/10/01/15273881.html. Hope you enjoy it ! Love your blog !

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  16. ruby Says:

    just so you know i tried purchasing the deer head from modern dose, never recieved it nor did i get a response to my email and when you call they dont answer and the voicemail box is full. you might want to stop plugging them. LOVE your site though, fabulous!