Set Your Table Like Moby Dick

Peter Dolkas
When we stumbled upon Dinah Fried's ingenious coffee table book Fictitious Dishes, which features gorgeous photographs of meals from well-known books, we fell in love. It inspired our lovestruck hearts to set out and find décor? interpretations of the same books. Here's how we think these famous characters would set their tables today. Fictitious_Dishes_mobydick_WEB

Moby Dick

Moby Dick's protagonist, Ishmael, never gets sick of the high seas. In fact, when he finds a mooring post for his ship and sets foot on land after a long trip, he still insists on a bowl of chowder. While we don't necessarily have the stamina to survive a life at sea like Ishmael, we love the vibe of his beachy tabletop setting.
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Pesce Bar Tool, From $12, Anthropologie Kobenstyle Mug, $12, Anthropologie Tinware Chili Bowl in White, $14, Canvas Home


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The characters in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas were never really concerned with food consumption, but take note of their psychedelic mood for a thoroughly stylish look. We love the way this Jonathan Adler canister, citrus squeezer, and Toilet Paper plate work together to create a quirky aesthetic.
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Citrus Squeezer, $72, Barneys New York Carbs Canister, $138, Jonathan Adler Seletti Wears Toilet Paper Plate, $22, Opening Ceremony


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 

Full of mystery and suspense, it's safe to say that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo features a pretty heavy and dark plot. But, as Swedes, Mikael and Lisbeth would set a light table. These tabletop essentials channel their Scandinavian simplicity perfectly.
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Khadi Striped Napkin, $10, Anthropologie Kelly Lamb Geodesic Vase, $160, General Store Wooden Utensils, $64, General Store
For more tabletop style, visit Fictitious Dishes. Photography: Fictitious Dishes

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