Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yay or nay?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?

So Shakespeare would have us believe.

And I'll tell you, working in advertising a million years ago, I learned that these things are truly subjective.  I mean, it takes a lot of people to sign off on an ad before it gets made (and even still while the durn thing is getting made), and there are a lot of bad ads out there, wouldn't you agree?

The fun part is that we likely don't agree on which ads are bad.

Anyway.  You will be shocked to know that I find myself looking for pouf alternatives yet again.  There is just such a short supply of attractive, reasonably priced ottomans out there that a pair of poufs (or pouf-like objects) becomes a very enticing option.  Except, not every house can rock the global and/or bohemian vibe that traditional poufs impart.  Right?  And most modern poufs are basically unforgiving cubes.

I was trolling overstock looking for an ottoman for a client, when I stumbled upon this.

Felted Beige/ Taupe/ Grey Wool Poufs

This...monstrosity?  Thing of beauty?  Genius pile of felted wool balls?  (I am a fan of most things felted wool that do not come from Talbots.)

Some items walk the line.  Belle-laide, the french call it.  So ugly it's beautiful, or the other way around.

I don't know, I can't make a call here.

I'm being serious.  What do you think?  Ugly?  Fabulous?

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  1. I am sorry to say that I found a slightly more elongated version in a diaper yesterday--that would be a no.

  2. I would like it in a coloured version in a children's playroom - looks like a soft landing spot.

  3. I'm going to say no.
    Although I could be swayed. I suppose it depends on what else will be in the room with it...

  4. I can't quite decide. If it was in bright, fun colors it would be fabulous in a playroom, but not sure. Can't wait to see if you get it!

  5. I have been looking for a giant felt ball ottoman ever since my son Oliver chipped his front tooth on the coffee table last summer. I think I remember seeing something like this in that magazine Real Simple. ;-)


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