Design devotee blogs about cities, innovation, architecture and green building.
Donkey vs. elephant: Partisan home decor
This election season, exercise your right to vote ... and to decorate your home with donkeys, elephants and other forms of partisan paraphernalia. Here are some mostly tasteful and mostly handmade options.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 09:00 AM
With the ticker tape swept from the convention floors and Clint Eastwood safely back in California ranting at inanimate objects, the countdown is officially on to Election Day 2012.
On the topic of inanimate objects, although Election Day isn’t exactly a typical “decorating holiday” a la Halloween
, it’s safe to say that some folks may be looking to express their political leanings through home décor. Or maybe they just want to prompt a political debate amongst dinner guests through butter dishes and salt and pepper shakers.
Moving away from items like chintzy, made-in-China throwaway items
, political bobbleheads
, and Mitt Romney toilet paper
, below you’ll find a few election-related goods for the home with an eye toward the vintage and the handmade. Obviously, a majority of these items rely on donkey and elephant motifs
— I wonder how sales over at the Mule Store
are at around this time of year — so for those of you fired-up voters who would rather gussy up your abode in a more subtle manner with partisan paraphernalia like pachyderm-stamped pillowcases, look no further.
Capitol Butter Dish by ODLCO @ ODLCO
Donkey Left Sham and Elephant Right Sham @ CB2
Mini Elephant Cushion by Ross Menuez @ Areaware
Obama Birth Certificate Tray @ Fishs Eddy
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.