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The other day, I was shopping for fabric and came across something hideously wonderful. Almost a week later, I still cannot decide whether I hate it or kinda-sorta love it. Imagine a creamy, nubby, organic fabric. Got it? Okay, now imagine it printed with creepy drawings of nudists, muppets and pimps. Yep, that would be what I am talking about.

Some design-related inventions have so much wow factor that they force you to think outside the box. For example: anything Kelly Wearstler. Other times, conceptual designs are best categorized as crazypants suckmasters.

muppet

Here’s that fabric I was talking about, by the way. Wow? Or suckmaster?

updog

When my graphic designer, Ashley Bothwell, created this Up Dog pattern as wallpaper for a yoga studio, I instantly fell in love with it.

At first, it reads as a simple, graphic pattern. But look a little bit closer and see that the shapes are made up by several figures of women in yoga poses. Perhaps what makes it so successful is its less-is-more approach.

Anyone else see anything that’s totally “out there” yet awesome? Or something that’s equally conceptual but terriby awful? Do tell.

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  1. [...] Design: Brilliant or Out There? HGTV Design Happens Thu, December 1, 2011 11:41 PM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate this story Share (function(){var [...]

  2. mm_dznr says:

    Ok so the hideously wonderful fabric with the pimps and such has some potential. I can see this fabric being hung as wall art. Maybe wrap it around a canvas and it could make a huge difference in a living room or bedroom. It should definitely be a large canvas though. Great find. Potentially a "Wow"!

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