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  • The Muffin Top: It's not all bad

    Muffin Pouffe by Matteo Bianchi - source: designboom.com

    Italian designer Matteo Bianchi's "Muffin Pouffe" looks good enough to eat. Or is it just that I am caught up in this crazy wonderful cupcake trend?

    Muffin Pouffe by Matteo Bianchi - source: designboom.com

    Presented at Tent London 2011 - one of the trade shows during London's September Design Festival, this handcrafted piece can be customized vanilla, strawberry ... with your choice of sprinkles! Muffin Pouffe is actually very functional despite its decorative exterior. Offering storage, seating, rest for aching feet ... this muffin would be a welcomed addition to any space needing a little sweetening up.

    Muffin Pouffe by Matteo Bianchi - source: designboom.com

    I get that this ottoman might be a little too sweet for some spaces, and a little too wacky for others. There are some more savory occasional storage pieces and ottoman options out there. A personal favorite is the Bovist Floor Cushion by the ever amazing Hella Jongerius:

    Bovist Floor Cushion by Hella Jongerius for Vitra

    Box Storage Unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (yes, I found a way to fit R&E into this post!) for Vitra:

    Box Storage Unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

    Box Storage Unit by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

    The Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano for Herman Miller:

    Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano for Herman Miller

    Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano for Herman Miller

    Or Philippe Starck's adorable Gnomes Table/Stool which circle us right back to sweet as soon as you gaze into those sparkly gnome eyes and rosy cheeks.

    Gnome Tables/Stools by Philippe Starck for Kartell

    Gnome Tables/Stools by Philippe Starck for Kartell, gold finish

    These little characters also serve a double, well triple, function: he is a table surface, a stool (foot or sitting), and chock a block full of personality. Gnome or cupcake, a bit of frivolity in a room just can't be all wrong.

     

    Visit grshop.com to view the Bovist cusion, Box Storage Unit, Capelli Stool, and/or Gnome Table/Stools.

     

     

     

     

  • Hella Jongerius, in Ceramic

    Hella Jongerius featured this installation of 300 vases at her a recent show: "Misfit"  in the museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 2010.

    The vases are documentation of the designer's experiment in colour and glaze application. She used industrial paint in standard colours for the first 82 vases and then collaborated with the experts at royal tichelaar makkum to combine historical mineral recipies with contemporary formulas in a layering effect that resulted in new, unique and dynamic colours and patinas.

    photo: gerrit schreurs fotografie - courtesy: designboom.com

    photo: gerrit schreurs fotografie - courtesy: designboom.com

    photo: gerrit schreurs fotografie - courtesy: designboom.com

    photo: gerrit schreurs fotografie - courtesy: designboom.com

    photo: gerrit schreurs fotografie - courtesy: designboom.com

    The rest of the show appears to have followed suit - arranged by colour across the walls of the gallery.

    "Misfit" by Hella Jongerius - photo: lotte stekelenburg - courtesy: designboom.com

    "Misfit" by Hella Jongerius - photo: lotte stekelenburg - courtesy: designboom.com

    We offer some of Jongerius' noteworthy designs right here at grshop.com Click on these links to find her Polder Sofa and Bovist Cushions.

    Polder Sofa by Hella Jongerius, for Vitra

    Bovist Cushions by Hella Jongerius, for Vitra

    To view these products and more at grshop.com, click here.

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