robot decor

23 Feb

X-ray Otto (Bunk Bots), Amazon, $14

My friend Farrah loves robots. She really loves robots. And if you do too, you might want to visit her blog devoted to all things tin and animatronic, aptly called Things That Remind Me of Robots. I was browsing the other day and discovered Bunk Bots, which she (rightly) describes as the Ugly Dolls of robot toys.

Me, I’m not a huge fan of all things robot, but I can be won over. . . especially when a retro illustration is featured in a beautiful color palette.

Aimee Wilder Robot Wallpaper, $156/roll

Ding. I absolutely ADORE Aimee Wilder’s wallpaper patterns; they’re sophisticated yet playful in patterns that suit both younger and (much) older kids. I know the price is high, but as mentioned in an earlier post, I think the robots would be perfect for one accent wall. The colorways are fantastic as well. Pick out one of the robot colors and use it as your highlight color for the rest of the room.

In fact, you’ll see this pattern around town very shortly. According to Aimee’s blog, Robots and another pattern called Analog will be featured on plastic bandages, for sale at Urban Outfitters.

Robot decals by Designfruit, Etsy, $19 for three

Also available in multiple colors, Jason Gaylor’s robot decals are clever and simple. Interestingly, they also feature a ‘robot with a heart’ design as in the above wallpaper. As I’ll explore in a future post, I have a slight issue with decals, because they’re so tricky to do right. When the wall space is too big, they tend to ‘float’ and seem without purpose. With decals like these, I’d get two or three sets instead of one, so you have a robot theme instead of three dudes who seem to have gotten lost on their way out of the room.

Robo duvet by fred the dog, 58 euros

Fred the dog is a Parisian-based company, founded by a mom (as many of these companies are) who was dissatisfied with the current offerings for kids’ bed linens. The company’s website features ten designs, all of which are fun and colorful.

Robot bedding, Land of Nod, $49 twin duvet

Lastly, I’d be remiss not to mention the ubiquitous Land of Nod and their own robot bedding. (If there’s a trend out there, LON is sure to have an offering that fits the bill). In this instance, however, I’m not as impressed as I usually am. I think the design is perfectly adequate, but maybe not something I’d design a room around. However, if you want to refresh a room without spending a ton of money or effort, a new duvet is the way to go.

Discovered any other fabulous robot-themed home furnishings lately? Let me know.


One Response to “robot decor”

  1. Esther April 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Robot art to go with the theme…

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