It just doesn't get any better than this. Remember those balloon dog bookends at Park Life that threw artist Jeff Koons into such a PR tizzy last December? The $55 bookends, which had initially sat in the store collecting dust before Koons accused them of infringing on his intellectual property, are now -- thanks to Koons' tantrum -- flying off the shelves. Get yours while you still can! (We quite like the periwinkle ones.)
Park Life had briefly pulled the bookends from the shelves after receiving Koons' cease-and-desist letter, but they've since retaliated with a federal complaint arguing that "the shape created by twisting a balloon into a dog-like form is part of the public domain." The Chronicle reports that Park Life's lawyers, who are working the case pro bono, acknowledged that settlement talks are under way.