Wednesday, November 7, 2007

coffee filter flowers {genious}


I spent my lunch with Susannah today at Anthropologie. We ooohed, we ahhhhed, we gazed at the beauty (and the price tags). And then we see this display, which looks like giant white poufs sewn together with different color yarns. Next, the "ah-hah!" moment sets in - they're coffee filters! This is when we both realize the truth, that Anthro really is too cool for school. Do they sit around a board table and dream up ideas like this? How does it all happen, and who is sewing the coffee filter poufs together? I guess we'll never know, but I do know this - it's pure genius. I love art.

12 comments:

Petunia Face said...

The pure genius is that you know how to download the photos you take with your cell phone. THAT is impressive!

amber said...

aww shucks...
I'll show you how tomorrow.
a

Chelsea said...

Those are so fun! I love that they use fine artists to create the displays in each store, letting them each interpret things in their own ways so that every store looks different.

Kelly said...

these are great! i like them so much better than the Martha Stewart tissue paper balls that were making the rounds a few months ago.

love.boxes said...

Those are so pretty!

Maggie Sumner said...

Those are really cool and SO easy to actually make yourself if you're of a mind to do so.

Jessica said...

beautiful as usual at the Anthropologie visual department.

they do make the designers work like slave laborers though...that is only downside.

Aubrey Jeanne said...

Very cool...very soothing to the eye! If al it takes is a few coffee filters glued together to get art work into Anthropologie, Kristina may have a future in the art industry! ;-)

Call Me Loretta said...

I love these! I went into Anthropologie the other day also, and saw they'd cut up white drinking straws and strung the segments together through the middle to make big, boa-like, wonderful holiday garlands. So inventive!

Angelina said...

Amazing. Are they glowing? What's inside to keep them so puffy???

amber said...

angelina -
the balls glow with a hanging lightbulb in each one, and they seem to puff naturally, or maybe they use a starch to stiffen them up?

east side bride said...

Beautiful. I think they might be clouds...