I've totally fallen for the geometric base of this West Elm Geo Side Table ($199). I love how it has such a graphic presence but simultaneously seems really light. I thought I'd see what other geometric furniture I could round up. Turns out, geometry has been an inspiration for all sorts of designs, including stools, armchairs, side chairs, dinner tables, and side tables. See my finds below!
The general loosening of cultural standards has allowed us to get lazy in every aspect of our lives including our postures as our shoulders hunch forward and our backs bulge back in unsightly humps. But if Spring 2009 fashions have anything to say about it we will be all shoulders square, eyes forward and shoulder blades pulled back. Serious geometric tailoring means equally serious posture and we say its about time!
Korean designer Lie Sang Bong could only ever show in Paris with his penchant for the curious and his admirable ability to bring together seemingly clashing aesthetics from plain white structured shirt dresses to loud geometric suits. And yet his Spring 2009 collection was all part of a continuum of precision even as the bright colors in linear procession filled the eye with wild possibilities. But the collection ever went over the edge into chaos. You can see a graceful formalism in his sheer bubble skirts and even his flowing evening gowns were restrained by orderly symmetry.
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