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Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs

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Modern design doesn't always have to be so highbrow, sometimes it can be downright whimsical. Here, we've gathered up eight of our favorite playfully and amusing modern designs.
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  MODERN, WHIMSICAL ROCKET BY DESIGNER PAT KIMPerhaps these modern, whimsical rockets ingeniously crafted by Brooklyn-based designer Pat Kim won't fly you to the moon, nor zip you past the stars, but they'll surely pep up any space.

    MODERN, WHIMSICAL ROCKET BY DESIGNER PAT KIM

    Perhaps these modern, whimsical rockets ingeniously crafted by Brooklyn-based designer Pat Kim won't fly you to the moon, nor zip you past the stars, but they'll surely pep up any space.

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  NEW FROM NOTE DESIGN: 2013Meet five releases by Note, a Swedish studio known for its whimsical and playful pieces.

    NEW FROM NOTE DESIGN: 2013

    Meet five releases by Note, a Swedish studio known for its whimsical and playful pieces.

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  YORKY LAMPWhile its sculptural and whimsical shape evokes memories of an animal-like creature, Yorky is a very versatile and practical light that can sit or lay on a table at different angles to illuminate varied surfaces or hang from its leash on a wall.

    YORKY LAMP

    While its sculptural and whimsical shape evokes memories of an animal-like creature, Yorky is a very versatile and practical light that can sit or lay on a table at different angles to illuminate varied surfaces or hang from its leash on a wall.

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  BULKY SUGAR POTThe oversize proportions of this whimsical sugar bowl and its companions (coordinating teapot, creamer, cup, and cookie jar) evokes a grown-up version of a child’s tea set.

    BULKY SUGAR POT

    The oversize proportions of this whimsical sugar bowl and its companions (coordinating teapot, creamer, cup, and cookie jar) evokes a grown-up version of a child’s tea set.

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  OWL MEASURING CUPSWhat a hoot! These wide-eyed owl measuring cups have some serious seventies flare. The set comes complete with 4 nesting cups, whose whimsical design makes tackling even the hardest recipe, a bit more fun.

    OWL MEASURING CUPS

    What a hoot! These wide-eyed owl measuring cups have some serious seventies flare. The set comes complete with 4 nesting cups, whose whimsical design makes tackling even the hardest recipe, a bit more fun.

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  FELT SPHERE CARPETLike high style confetti or graphic color pixels, this ultra-soft felt carpet is made of spherical felt pieces woven together artfully in a vibrant spectrum of shades. These whimsical, one-of-a-kind floor coverings add instant pop to any room.

    FELT SPHERE CARPET

    Like high style confetti or graphic color pixels, this ultra-soft felt carpet is made of spherical felt pieces woven together artfully in a vibrant spectrum of shades. These whimsical, one-of-a-kind floor coverings add instant pop to any room.

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  POEM CUP AND SAUCERSitting with a notebook in one hand and cup of coffee in another is about as common a cafe sight as four-dollar lattes. Enter the poem cup, saucer, notebook, and pen—made for the coffee shop set and hardly a necessity, but we love the whimsical design and the retro seafoam green hue.  Courtesy of: Studio CA

    POEM CUP AND SAUCER

    Sitting with a notebook in one hand and cup of coffee in another is about as common a cafe sight as four-dollar lattes. Enter the poem cup, saucer, notebook, and pen—made for the coffee shop set and hardly a necessity, but we love the whimsical design and the retro seafoam green hue.

    Courtesy of: Studio CA

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  DOT CUSHIONSHay, the Danish tastemakers whose collection is slowly filtering into the U.S. retail market, offers these wool pillows in 11 shades of Kvadrat's Hallingdal fabric. We love their bright and whimsical design.

    DOT CUSHIONS

    Hay, the Danish tastemakers whose collection is slowly filtering into the U.S. retail market, offers these wool pillows in 11 shades of Kvadrat's Hallingdal fabric. We love their bright and whimsical design.

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