So we're driving along one day and out of the blue, the kid goes, "Did you know dogs are hunters by nature?"
It took us a while to figure out where she picked it up: Zoboomafoo, the animal TV show that lingers on our TiVo.
Anyway, I just had the combination of dogs, hunting, and sheer headscratching randomness for some reason.
They credit Boris Lacroix as the designer and Pierre Disderot at the maker. The estimate on a pair: EUR800-900, plus 20% premium, which, in dollars, is a knock-off or reissue-ready price. Slap an LED under that thing, and you won't even have to explain the cord coming out its butt.
[9/3 update: the white dog sold at Quittenbaum for EUR1000, EUR1197 with premium]
Or out of his neck. Turns out Rewire, a vintage lighting shop in LA, has four Disderot puppies for sale at the moment. New old stock with black bodies, just $900, no waiting. Oh wait, that's $900 apiece. Well, at least there's no uncertainty or international shipping hassles...
Lot 1129: Boris Lacroix, Pair of dog lamps, est EUR800-900, goes on sale Sept. 2 [ebay live]
Previously: Got Too Many Euros? Kidstuff Roundup From German eBay Auction
Prouve/Corbu/Perriand Kid's Room? But Where'd That Dog Come From?
Collection of Disderot Puppies, NOS [rewirela.com]