Booklicious: Goldfish Bookends? Not For Me, Thanks

February 25, 2010


I saw this Apartment Therapy post a few weeks ago and wasn't a fan. It came to my attention again today, and after giving it some more thought, I'm still not into the concept. I'm not a big fish person, and I could be accused of only appreciating them for their looks, but using fishbowls - excuse me, fish jars - as bookends is a bit much, even for me. It seems cruel to the fish, firstly; secondly, the logistics would be nightmarish; and third, where do you even find straight-edged jars? Looks like I'm in the minority, though, according to the poll. So what do you guys think? Is it hot or not?


Sarah A. said... @ February 25, 2010 at 1:40 PM

It's a cute concept, but I agree that the logistics make it kind of a nightmare. Water + books = bad idea. And bowls aren't a good way of keeping goldfish. They have to be changed/cleaned like every day.

Elizabeth said... @ February 25, 2010 at 2:56 PM

It's an interesting concept, but I'm with Jane. Water + books seems like an accident waiting to happen. Plus, those small jars can't be a good environment for the fish.

Unknown said... @ February 25, 2010 at 3:28 PM

I like the general idea, but I think I would do something more like a terrarium. Much less water and no fish being used as bookends.

gaea712 said... @ February 25, 2010 at 4:59 PM about filling the jars with silk flowers, buttons, seashells, bookmarks, or even those little pom poms we wore on our shoes in kindergarten?

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