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giraffe family bookends

by Eric Gross $65.00
Handmade

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Stick Your Neck Out

The journey between the covers of a good book can lead you through all kinds of unexpected places. This playful set of bookends from designer Eric Gross celebrates that spirit of adventure. Hand cut from carbon steel, it captures the silhouette of a mother giraffe reaching out to nuzzle her baby with a neck that grows longer and longer with each book you're ready to digest. Handmade in Kentucky.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24326
Made from
carbon steel, automotive paint
Measurements
6.5" L x 4" W x 6.5" H
Notes
Care: wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • the maker
Eric Gross

Eric Gross

Metal has always been a part of Eric's life. Growing up on a small family farm there always seemed to be some piece of equipment in need of maintenance or repair. He developed the basic skills of metal working from his father and grandfather, spending countless hours in the old white barn, watching them work.

When it was time to leave the nest, Eric chose to study Mechanical engineering in college, hoping to put to good use his knowledge of metals and machinery.

Eric eventually grew bored of designing widgets and decided to use the metal working equipment to make small, handmade household goods. He designed bookends and various other items for his friends. The decision was then made to start selling these items. Tens of thousands of sales later, Eric continues to design original, whimsical, and functional items for the handmade market. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS
 
4.7

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (61)
  • Unique (56)
  • Durable (45)
  • Bright (6)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (47)
  • Office (37)
  • Living room (34)
  • Kitchen (5)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (45), Budget shopper (9), High-end shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (44), No (22)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (17), Self (17), Child (14), Mother (6), Wife (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (23), Christmas or hanukkah (18), Birthday (16)

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3.0

Giraffes are fun!

By 

from Midwest

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

    Disappointed in size. I was hoping for a larger giraffe to hold more sturdy books. It is a nice accent for a small shelf and short books, but not a focal point. Quality is wonderful; just a miniature of what I wanted.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    I like the concept.

    By 

    from Mississippi

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • For Animal Lovers

    Cons

    • Bit Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

    Shopping early for 2015

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Safari in the Sunroom

    By 

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Fun
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Sunroom

    Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

    This whimsical set of bookends is a great touch in our sunroom.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    love it

    By 

    from colorado

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Excellent craftsmanship
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

    this product actually BETTER in person. Love the hammered,matte look. Works great in my kitchen holding bird books

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    3.0

    Clever, but not worth the money

    By 

    from Menlo Park, CA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

      Thought it was pricey for what you get.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wonderful bookends gift

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Starts conversations
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Takes Up More Space

      Best Uses

      • Going On Daydream Safari
      • Holding Up Books
      • Holding Up Books Yup
      • Office

      Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

      I got this for my giraffe-loving girlfriend, and yup, she loved it! She pulled out the rear end of the giraffe first and was amused/horrified as she thought that I had given her the butt end of the giraffe only, but then she pulled the front half and was so impressed she rushed home that night and rearranged her grad school books so they could go on safari too. It is definitely sturdy and attractive.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good product

      By 

      from Winterset, IA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

        Bought for my sister who loves giraffes and reading books. She loved them! They seem to be made well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Perfect Reminder of a Perfect Trip!

        By 

        from Shreve, OH

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique
        • Well Porportioined

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

          Had taken a trip to Africa in 2014 and fell in love with the giraffes. When I saw these bookends I just knew I had to have them!! So with birthday money I knew exactly where it was going. They are a beautiful to display my African adventures books and I take pride in owning such a unique product!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Too cute!

          By 

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Living Room
            • Office

            Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

            These bookends were exactly what I hoped for when I ordered them--as pictured, and very eye-catching. Love them!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Fabulous!

            By 

            from Toledo, Ohio

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Fun
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • DEN
              • Gifts
              • Living Room
              • Office

              Comments about GRAZING GIRAFFE BOOKENDS:

              My giraffe sits on my long, smoke-glass coffee table, holding six slim books & magazines. Makes me smile every time I look at him. I've received many compliments from friends. Works perfectly for me; a great purchase!

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              • No
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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