You can have the world at your feet….. or take the weight of the world off your feet… with this pouffe.
Hot air balloons, butterflies and rivers are just some of the intricate patterns on this pouffe designed by Kristjana Williams.
Picture from maker’s website: https://www.kristjanaswilliams.com
One of her largest scale commissions was a theatrical light projection for the Rio Olympics – for the beach fronted hotel Belmond Copacabana Palace. Inspired by mapmaking and butterflies, it raised a spontaneous “wow” of delight and applause. Before it appeared, there were butterfly balloons and kites given out on the beach. (see a glimpse of it in this brief and beautiful one minute video).
Inside the hotel also contained more of her work, behind the reception desk and concierge desk:
If you’d like to see more of Kritjana’s work – or even, buy some – her website is:
Here’s a great piece of lifetime advice (among many) by Pentagram partner, Michael Beirut:
“People always want to look for mentors – then they say “Will you be my mentor?” Do NOT do that. You don’t need their permission you don’t need to tell them they’re your mentor.”
“Anyone you know could be your mentor – you just need to start listening, be curious and paying attention. You don’t even need to meet the person – a TED talks person could be your mentor – you can have as many as you want – I’ve had hundreds of mentors – it’s free for the taking – just don’t tell them, that’s all!
The one downside of this list is that you can’t easily take it shopping with you, whereas a handwritten scribbled list on a piece of torn off notebook will happily travel in your jeans pocket – or your butler’s apron – whichever way you shop. I guess for online grocery shoppers it will do well – just put your computer within sight of your fridge door and use the info colourfully displayed.
Fun idea for a housewarming present. Or an anytime gift for fans of Smarties sweets. (price £22 for 35) There are also separate sets for herbs and spices, if it becomes an addiction.