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October 2, 2013
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.

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.

Originally appeared in Modern, Whimsical Rocket by Designer Pat Kim
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NEW FROM NOTE DESIGN: 2013

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

Originally appeared in New from Note Design: 2013
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Yorky lamp by Hlynur Atlason.

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.

Originally appeared in Conversation Piece: 10 Statement Lights
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Bulky Sugar Pot by Jonas Wagell for Muuto

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.

Originally appeared in Outside the Mug: Ceramic Kitchen Essentials
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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.

Originally appeared in Dwell's Favorite West Elm Finds
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Felt Sphere Carpet by Merben

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 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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multi-colored modern cushions from HAY

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.

Originally appeared in Stuffed
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pat kim rocket green

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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