With the weekend upon us, it's definitely time for some fun! And what could be more fun than the imaginative, quirky furnishings of Straight Line Designs.
Just when my aching feet were begging to call it a day at ICFF, I saw what at first glance I thought was a slinky little black dress being used as an installation prop. Now my feet are no match for my shopping mojo when it comes to anything slinky and black , so I headed down the aisle to get a closer look.
But all is not what it seems in Wonderland. That little black dress turned out to be a little black dresser from the mind of Judson Beaumont, who turns the outrageously fanciful into furnishings that make you smile. What tweeny-teeny budding fashionista wouldn't love one of these hanging in her bedroom? (And, I bet there's more than a few post-teens who would love it as well!)
Judson, who is based in Vancouver, says he is inspired by Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss and Saturday morning cartoons, as well as likes of Phillipe Starck and Frank Gehry. And it shows. Melding his interest in childlike imagery and design with exquisite craftsmanship, he creates extraordinary furnishings for children and the child in us all.
Interesting and whimsical with a bit of the anthropomorphic thrown in - what could be more fun than Judson's Sobey Dressers. Unless it's his Knick Knack shelves.
Take a look at Straight Line's web site and don't forget to peek at Judson's sketchbook - it's a trip down the rabbit hole that just gets "curiouser and curiouser." Trust me, Lewis Carroll has met his match!
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