Obsession | Barnacles

I love barnacles. Growing up near the ocean, they were something that I saw a lot. Later in life, they have become nostalgic; I definitely don’t see them as often living in NYC. I am also obsessed with biomimicry in design. Here are some designs that use the concept of barnacles to create something beautiful for the home. (click images for link/ info)

I used these fiberglass ‘barnacles’ by Plodes in a residential project in Austin, Texas a few years ago:

These less literal versions are still very nautical/ barnacle-esque: