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?

Oh, and psst.  I may have forgotten to mention that CURRENT FOLLOWERS can enter the giveaway going on now.  Go do it, win a gift card.  But if you are not current, become my 100th follower and you might get your own special surprise prize.

Heather Peterson