Girl, You Trippin

When it comes to home decor, I have 2 basic rules: 1. Form should follow function and 2. Everything looks better with a couple coats of gold spray paint. I generally shy away from pieces that are quirky for quirky's sake and stick to the basics, items like gold panther cocktail tables (see rule #2). However, every once in a while a clever design crosses my radar that is perfectly simple in it's design yet evokes an element of the surreal that screams please take me home and love me forever.

Pike Bergmans' voluminous bulb would make a perfect reading light for Salvador Dali while Thelermont Hupton's Blown Up lamps are geared up to send any hippy into an acid trip nightmare.  I really wish he'd called them Dog and Lamb On a Stick, though.  

A-hoy hoy, Andre Breton calling!  Le Telephon from Sunday land makes me want to give 1920 a call alerting them that, almost 90 years later, their predominate art movement is still alive and well.  Perhaps I could even award the surrealist forefathers with this Best In Show Mirror by Phil Cuttance?  Or maybe I could extend my ridiculously long list of things to do by adding knock this sucker off somewhere near the top.  Wouldn't it look divine in my new bedroom?

While I do not condone trompe l'oil Tuscan frescos (never, ever!) I would be delighted to spend an evening with friends around Vanessa Su's table.  If we could figure out how it works.

After dining we could retire to the lounge for cocktails and all fight over the Today and Tomorrow sofa by Lila Jang:

I believe Erin showed you this before, but who doesn't want to see it again?  

Twists and turns seem to be all the rage in the surrealist furniture trend:

I love how Pablo Reinoso's Aluminum bench is typical on both sides with a seamlessly woven center creating just enough interest to remain thoughtful without being overwhelming.  On the less practical side is his Melting Thornet chair, which, admittedly, would rock on my porch.

If your littlest family member expresses interest in a drug and art induced lifestyle at an early age, you may want to jump start the revolution with this (ahem, $5,600) Accordian Dresser

Always the purveyors of trippy home furnishings, the ladies of Front Design have a dresser built to satisfy even the most ADD among us

The (cleverly named) Changing Cupboard rotates it's facade at regular intervals to constantly reflect a different pixel pattern.  Don't believe me?  Watch the first ever video posted on Design Crisis:

If your concerned that the cupboard may throw you into convulsions, you can still bring the drama while remaining static:

The Anne table by Gareth Neal cleverly hides a queen anne table inside a basic square structure, perfect for the (am I about to say this?) transitional home.

And now that I've used the term transitional home, I think it's best for me to quit for the day.

Is This Seat Taken?

After a flurry of frivolous posts, it's time to get back to what we do best sometimes here at Design Crisis: bring you the most exciting happenings in design and home furnishings. And also show you some crazy stuff and things. To wit, I think we've all seen and lusted after this sofa by Lila Jang:

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Just when the baroque trend started breathing its last gasps of pain and suffering, being as it was in the throes of certain death, this came along with its fresh and weirdness and revived a nostalgic yearning for our baroque buzz. When I saw the amazing work of Sebastian Brajkovic, I suddenly realized that the pump of love for fancy pomp had already been primed, and it has exploded in a gush of oozing adulation for this:

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I imagine that Hunny Bunny and I would sit here, facing each other with domestic bliss brimming from our eyes, cups of tea perched on our laps, "How was your day, darling dearest?" "Oh my day is complete only now that we are together!"

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Together! Our buttocks cushioned by a veritable menagerie of animals, we could feel the earth spinning on an axis of love as we gazed upon the endless movement of a hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssse. Oh, those Italian futurists, they are so wry! Quelle inspiration!

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Together! Pulling against gravity, our collective weight supported by the strength of beauteous bronze!

And if this were the only creation borne by dear Sebastian, he would still be a godlike hero for eternally uniting me with Hunny Bunny. Alas, alack, anon, Sebastian is a tireless worker for romancephiles everywhere. Share in the love:

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Might there be room for three here...?

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I shall call this one, "Lap Dance."

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And this shall be titled, "Courtship."