Well FYA readers, you just never know when someone might turn over a new leaf and surprise the shit out of you. Today, friends, is that very day! Flipping through Anthro’s December catalog, I was scanning for a Round Two of absurdities a la the November debacle (read: $2200 rickshaw and $2000 for 5 books) and honestly…the best thing I could come up with were these candlesticks:
Description: An assortment of found knickknacks - including an antique porcelain owl and filigreed tin - stack tall to form Primitive Twig’s taper holder. The decorative elements vary from piece to piece; no two are alike. $398.
They’re pretty ugly and definitely not worth $398, but they’re no $2000 rickshaw. Truth be told, the December catalog felt really lazy. The styling seemed stale and boring and it was just kind of a snore.
I was surprised by two things…first being that overall, the catalog was slightly reasonable in price, SLIGHTLY. Second, being that I figured the December catalog would feature more festive holiday wares and baubles and spreads and there are literally NONE. It didn’t even seem particularly wintry. I’m not sure what it’s about, but I don’t like it.