I installed this hook in my kitchen and it looks great. I suggest to have 2 screws of the same color ready to install it, as I only had stainless steal ones and I liked the hook so much that I couldn't wait to buy the right ones! The hook is a nice size I use it to hang my aprons, although it seems strong enough to hold heavier stuff. it feels well made and heavy duty. I am very happy with it. I bought it to replace a ceramic flower hook that broke after few weeks as it fell on the floor, some other hooks from anthropologie are a bit tricky to instal as the location for screws is not very convenient or easy to access. this one however, is very easy as you can see in the picture and 2 screws make it very very sturdy and strong
/ Dec 07 2012
I like it...but
You guys, I bought this at the store and loved it. Then, last week, I was in Hobby Lobby. IDENTICAL OWL HOOKS THERE--only three differences: the ones at Hobby Lobby may not be pure brass (less "brassy"), the hooks attach to the wall differently--and lastly. The big difference. I bought the one at Hobby Lobby for $2 (50% off...). Otherwise, the very same owl.
/ Dec 03 2009
Who can resist owls?? I couldn't! This is so cute. I admit I didn't really look closely at the size online; the hook is smaller than I thought it would be! Be sure to note that before you purchase. Also; the finish does vary, so if you're near a store, you may want to select yours in person. There are a few splotchy areas on mine and variations in the antique bronze patina. Overall I'm positively charmed and I love this little hook."
My wife shops at Anthro but I've always loved the aesthetic of the Anthropologie stores. I've been eying this piece for awhile and decided to finally buy it for my kitchen. I read the reviews most of which are in regards to how it doesn't mount to the wall properly. I suspected that it just wasn't being hung correctly... and I was right. Don't expect to hang this on a nail, yes it will swivel. I used a molly and phillips head screw. The screw head fits perfectly into the notch on the backside and is ridiculously snug--even with pressure the octopus does not move or swivel. Took me about two minutes to install--looks great! We use it for our aprons.
/ Apr 02 2012
Perfect for jewelry
I bought this because I have a love for all things from the sea - my closet has a few different wall hangings for my jewelry and scarves and this fits in perfectly.
My husband hung it for me, and I don't have any problems with it shifting on the wall. I do wish that the arm hooks came out farther so that I could stack more, but that wasn't a deal breaker for me. I have bracelets on it now, but will probably switch over to necklaces instead.
/ Jun 08 2010
VERY cool looking!
We are doing sort of a beach/sea theme in our master bath. I saw this hook while I was hunting for cabinet knobs. I decided it would be perfect for our bathroom, to hang our robes & towels on. It is VERY cool looking! It's cute enough for the girly side of our bathroom, as well as manly enough for my husband. If that makes sense?! It is expensive, but it's so unique I couldn't pass it up~
I bought two of these for my curtains to sit in while open and they look great! Very simple and pretty. My only issue is that they move easily on the screw, so sometimes they turn to the side and don't stay totally flat against the wall.
/ Nov 14 2013
it came with a screw!
I bought this hook on a whim, since I needed a cheap product to round out my online order for a better shipping price. I thought a decorative hook would help be de-clutter my bedside table, since I have a bad tendency to just toss whatever jewellery I'm wearing onto it at the end of the day. I've now installed it above my bedside table and hang my bracelets and necklaces on it. It's a very large hook, feels substantial, and IT CAME WITH A SCREW! I fully expected it not to because of the other reviews, but it did! I am very, very satisfied.
/ Oct 01 2011
Simple and Elegant
This hook fits perfectly in the space that I intended for it to go. I put it on a cabinet beside my kitchen sink and hang a pot holder and oven mitt on it. It is made of sturdy black metal, yet it is light enough to stick it to the wall with a command strip if you want to! (which is what I have done temporarily). Very handy! (but doesn't come with screws)
I don't know why, but this hook makes me think of the 40's. That's probably not an accurate era, but something about the design of this hook takes me back to a time I never knew, but imagine often. The color of the aqua knobs are so lovely and the metal is nice and dark. It is smaller than I thought it would be, but I just didn't visualize the dimensions accurately (my fault). Regardless, it is a super cute and classy hook that dresses up the wall in a snap with an industrial vintage appeal.
/ Jul 10 2010
Dish towel hook
Bought this when the off-white nubby ceramic hook was available. Attached it to the lower back inside corner of the kitchen cabinet near the ktchen sink. The hook is perfect for a dish towel to be hung over the top part of the brass; or you could use the inside "u" part. In the past, the handle on the over range held the dish towel; however, at one point the towel almost caught fire, so the towel is in a fire proof, more useful spot on a decorative hook.
/ Apr 05 2010
Mom wants more!
My parents are building a new house, so I gave my Mom a pair of these in Linen for Christmas. They moved into the house this weekend, and she just called me to ask how she could get a few more for the mudroom! Glad to see they're still available.
The knobs are a lovely creamy white, which contrasts nicely with the rustic bronze-y metal. They're rustic, but not shabby.
I've had my eye on this for a few months but was hesitant because:
A. It seemed a expensive
B. I read the reviews about it arriving with broken hooks so they probably weren't going to last a long time.
I went to the local store to take a look at them up close and they are very nice. The wood varies with every rack. Overall, very nice weathered look. The construction is very simple and I was tempted to build it myself but after pricing the hooks individually through a local hardware store, it just wouldn't be worth the trouble. I finally took the plunge and bought it in the store and I LOVE it in my home. Exactly what I needed. If a hook breaks, its an easy fix.
Also, some people complained about it not having any hardware. There are two slots/holes in the back for you to hang it on two screws. You don't need much... 2 screws, a screwdriver and possibly 2 anchors if you're hanging it on drywall. Really simple.
/ Mar 29 2013
GREAT Hook Rack! Holds up well!
I was a little worried about this hook rack because of a previous review but I couldn't find anything else that I liked. I knew I needed something extremely sturdy because my stuff is heavy. I figured if I didn't like it, I could return it... But I LOVE this hook rack!! It fits perfect on our wall and is VERY sturdy. We have coats, purses (large and heavy), laptop bags (with computer), scarves, keys, etc. ALL on this rack! It has held up VERY well! I am very very happy!!!
/ Feb 19 2013
just what I had hoped!
I had my eye on this piece for a full year before deciding to splurge and purchase it. It is generously sized and very sturdy and the perfect design blend between simplicity and interest. I love that the hooks are not all the same type and yet it's a modest, subtle piece that is just as functional as it is beautiful. If you are very particular or prefer a modern look, keep in mind that this is a rough and rustic piece, so the wood is accordingly not all symmetrical, which I personally love. We use it for coats/tote bags/dog leash in our entryway and it has been the perfect solution! Definitely recommend.
The other review way disappointed by the size, well fIrst off, you should always look at the sizing that is listed in the details. Additionally, these are well made, heavy objects, that I could not imagine returning them! The detail is really great. I ordered the elephant first, then I fell in love with it, so I ordered another elephant and a giraffe. I plan to hang these in my baby's room as they are a perfect fit for the theme!
/ Nov 15 2012
The perfect way to show off all of my necklaces!
I purchased two of these, and two of the giraffe hooks as jewelry holders. They look ADORABLE together and I couldn't be happier. They do not come with hardware, which was a downfall especially for the price, but they are so cute a trip to Home Depot was worth it. Some drywall anchors, and a few holes later they are all hanging in my bathroom and look amazing! The perfect way to show off all of my necklaces!
/ Jun 14 2012
Love, love, love these. Bought three for baby's room, then bought two more for baby's bath to hang towels from. Look so cute alone and with stuff hanging from them. Only minus is that a couple had small amount of chipped paint, but it wasn't noticeable once they were hung.
I ordered this with two other hooks (trolley stop and curl) for a wall trio. This one is so particularly nice I might place it alone in all its glory. The deer has an appealing illustrative look to him, with a bigger nose like a reindeer. An awesome addition to an environment that appreciates the grace and power of the deer. The quality rating lost a star because the knob screws off and I am just a stickler for solid construction. Other than that, a great piece of work, however a tad on the pricey side at full retail value, in my opinion.
/ Apr 19 2013
Great hook, looks just like pictured. Looks really good with other animal hooks.