In which we shop with imaginary money and indulge our fanciest fancies.
I first started seeing these chunky knit ottomans/poufs by Christien Meindertsma (aka Flocks) on the design blog circuit last year and instantly fell for their cute shapes and cozy, tactile appeal. I've held off on posting them due to their exorbitant price tag, but it's Fantasy Friday, New York is buried under snow, and I'm craving some warmth in my life. I want nothing more than dry socks on my feet, an enormous bowl of hot chocolate to cup with both hands, and a comfy pouf on which to sit and collect myself after a miserable day of trekking 'round in the slush.
Flocks Urchin Pouf, $800 for the medium size @ DWR.
Actually, there is one more thing that would make this little scene complete: Christien coming to my apartment with her giant needles and rope-like yarn to knit yard after yard of soft, chunky material with which to blanket my home, like so:
Looks like spaghetti!
Flocks also makes the Texel Ottoman, which looks like a giant ball of yarn. Me likey.
If you're snowed in and feeling arts-and-craftsy, you can try your hand at knitting your own pouf.