8.11.2010

mid mod whimsy

I can be a bit of a design glutton, and will be the first to admit that a bit of well-placed flair and bling can do a body good. But I think I'm becoming more enamored with what I like to call "whimsical minimalism." Simple shapes with tiny surprises. Designer Ellen Thomas strikes this balance very well; simple, classic shapes with little bits of surrealist fun peppered throughout. Take this lovely bureau for example; pretty standard mid-mod shape, but check out the little key-shaped holes...


I love the little decorative tips on a single leg of each stool.  At first glance the pieces are pretty ordinary and utilitarian, but as you take a closer look, there's a little bit of simple whimsy to be found.


7 comments:

Solid Frog said...

Cool stuff!

vagabond sister said...

wow...great blog! I love everything I read here!

Christine said...

I love that bureau and lamp in the first photo.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love these pieces... they're so cool and perfect for any space!

BlackBox said...

Those legs remind me of cats' tails that have a little black tip;) Oh and I adore the green chair at the top picture. Reminds me of 50s Scandinavian design.

Rin said...

Whimsical minimalism...I like that. Sounds like my own personal style. I could never properly describe it before.

permanent magenta said...

I do like that bureau!

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