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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

EEK! or Eco-chic?


So what do we think of Urban Outfitters' "Globetrotter Pouf"? It's made of recycled canvas, measures 22" in diameter and sells for $149. Cool? Goofy? Art-y? Only for kids' rooms?

31 comments:

Kerry said...

Well if you had one you could definitely say you had the world at your feet :)

Julia said...

It looks homemade/DIY, to be perfectly honest.

Madam Pince said...

We think it a waste of moolah!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I actually think I'd be cool for a kids room.

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

My gut is to resist kitschy things from anthro, but it might actually work in a kids room. But the kids wouldn't learn anything because the land should be a diff color than water.. So it's just a bunch of scribbly lines. I dunno... I think it's maybe a fail.

Ajax said...

Kids room, and hand them some fabric markers!

Interior Design Musings said...

looks like a chic pouf that was throw out the window of a car going 70. It's now a poof. M.

Raina Cox said...

Ajax - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

It doesn't look to bad.
It wouldnt be my first choice for a product.
But I could dig it.



Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Nick @ Cupboards said...

Eek, eek, eek.

That is all.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I similarly pondered this earthly orb the other day, but unlike Galileo's inklings, found it flat.
Overpriced, likely to get soiled quickly, sort of over it.
Chuss, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

David said...

I love old canvas, but the globe part isn't so exciting to me. There's a furniture company (the name escapes me) that upholsters big, chunky sofas and chairs with recycled canvas. Those I love.

Jessie said...

As much as I wanted to love this pouf because it's recycled and stuff, I couldn't. Not only it's overpriced, it looks like something people throw out by the road side. Sorry, I am not loving it!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Karena said...

Not really...I don't picture in a kids room and I would have liked to see it in color and geographically desirable!

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Nick Klaus said...

it's recycled so at least it's helping the earth and it's subtle. But the colors really make it look dirty, even when it's clean. It'd bother me to have it in my house

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

It's eek from N. pole to S. pole

meenal @ maison marigold said...

a waste of money is what i would say..but if it just had to be used..strictly for kids room..btw i just found yoor fun and fabulous blog today..i'm your latest follower. Do visit my blog when you have a moment..it would be lovely if you follow me too..have a great day..xx meenal

kacey said...

If I had $150 to burn, I might get it for my son's room where it would soon accumulate boogers & random swatches of crud.

Cy @ Gianna Fair Trade said...

Every piece is different in its own way. Sometimes it can look less attractive individually but put well with a complete room ensemble... it could make magic. I like it because it's eco-chic!

Ceci said...

I LOVE it!

DeLinda said...

I like it too! It's different at least.

The Zhush said...

We left a soccer ball outside all winter and recently just rediscovered it in some brush...it looks exactly like this...only prettier.

Julia said...

I just think something recycled should not LOOK recycled--is that not the design/construction challenge? But I have a feeling that it looks recycled is exactly the point--to appeal to the eco-conspicuous consumption set.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Lol, Sue's comment takes the cake for me.

Also, I don't really get the point of poufs. Do people actually sit on them?

eileen said...

Recycled canvas? It just looks dirty to me. I have a leather pouf in my loiving room, though, and my nieces and nephews love it, so in general, I think they're good solutions for kids.

nanne said...

i think i made that in arts & crafts at camp one year...

nanne in columbus, indiana

Wendy J. St. Christopher said...

No.

Let me repeat that.

No.

erin@designcrisis said...

Vile.

Raina Cox said...

meenal and Cy - Hello to both of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

Crafty me said...

I want to make it myself. Too pricy.

Raina Cox said...

Crafty me - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!