Tord Boontje

I first took notice of Dutch designer Tord Boontje in 2006 when I saw a magical Christmas campaign that his company created for Target stores. Both on TV commercials and in the stores, it was chock-full of whimsical plant life and woodland creatures. Some of the patterns and products he designed for it, like the plate set below, are forever (happily) ingrained in my brain.

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And the in-store displays were rad too...

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Maybe one year later, I was walking through the MOMA gift shop in New York City when my eyes were drawn to a gorgeous, lacy, and delicate-looking lampshade and I instantly thought "it's that guy who did the Target campaign!" Sure enough, it was...

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Sadly, I never bought that lampshade. But I stumbled upon a global design website the other day called A+R Store that randomly carries some beautiful Tord Boontje designs!

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[More here.]

Looks like babygirl needs to start saving up, eh? Also, oooooooooh...

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