Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs

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October 2, 2013
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  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.    This originally appeared in Modern, Whimsical Rocket by Designer Pat Kim.

    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.

    This 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.    This originally appeared in New from Note Design: 2013.

    NEW FROM NOTE DESIGN: 2013

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

    This originally appeared in New from Note Design: 2013.
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  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.    This originally appeared in Conversation Piece: 10 Statement Lights.

    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.

    This originally appeared in Conversation Piece: 10 Statement Lights.
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  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.

    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 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.    This originally appeared in Dwell's Favorite West Elm Finds.

    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.

    This originally appeared in Dwell's Favorite West Elm Finds.
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  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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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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