on the dot

to finish up the things we love theme, we turn our thoughts to polka dots in all their playful and sophisticated iterations
January 03, 2014  |   column: THINGS WE LOVE


“one of our longtime favorites, the polka dot is friendly, classic and strong. it’s a pattern that we love at all sizes—from delicate swiss dots on a breezy cotton sundress to great graphics dots placed on a chic overcoat. we love dots in décor, especially in wallpaper and upholstery. we love them sprinkled as confetti or inflated as ballons. we love dots as art: think of the conceptual work of john baldessari or the installations of felice varini. there’s a bold perfection to a dot. it can communicate confidence, the period at the end of a sentence, though it also makes clear the indecision of an ellipsis and the exuberance of an exclamation point.”
read more about the things we love in our (aptly titled) things we love coffee table book, available here.

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