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Matthew Williams

Editor’s Obsession: Injected

Style Director Tori Mellott is ready to go big.

May 1, 2024

If you follow celebrity culture even a little bit, you can’t help but notice things have gotten a little, well, bigger—bigger bums, breasts, lips, cheeks, and even eyebrows. Even the most sophisticated decorative objects and accessories are getting the plumping treatment: Just see recent collections from Loewe, Proenza Schouler, and Rick Owens. (Who doesn’t crave a bit of luscious, juicy volume, after all?) From pumped-up seating to inflated jewelry, these lusciously juicy finds prove that sometimes, bigger really is better.

  • Hans Hemmert’s 1998 art exhibition, titled “O.T.”, at the Latexballoon Air Museum at CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea in Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

    © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
  • Pink sequins and puffy shapes make for an over-the-top mix at Rick Owens’s Fall/Winter 2023 runway presentation.

    Courtesy of OWENSCORP

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  • Big Friendly Double Sofa by CJ Anderson for Dowel Jones

    “Soft curves invite you to stay parked for a healthy dose of big design and even bigger comfort.”

    $4,058, doweljones.com

  • La Celebración Floor Mirror by Joyful Objects, Yes!

    “A mirror to rival (or match) the curves of one’s body, it can make any house a fun house!”

    $5,488, 1stdibs.com

  • Charlie Chair by ecoBirdy

    “Soft edges, an ergonomic shape, recycled plastic, and optimal cleanability are what make this child’s chair extra lovable.”

    $222, smallable.com

  • Inflated Cat-Eye Sunglasses by Loewe

    “These cutting-edge Loewe glasses give a whole new meaning to puffy eyes.”

    $360, net-a-porter.com

  • Berry Tales Vase by Ellen Ehk Åkesson for Kosta Boda

    “Swedish artist Ellen Ehk Åkesson was inspired by the forest and all of its enchanting forms when she created this bulbous, bubbling, emerald green vase.”

    $600, 1stdibs.com

  • Creative Coffee Mug by Nordic Peace

    “Clear eyes, hot coffee, can’t lose. Allow this bulbous mug to buttress your morning java routine and start off the day with a bang!”

    $80, nordicpeace.com

  • 14K Gold Bubble Letter Necklace by JennyBird

    “F is for ‘fabulously fluffy.’”

    $350, jenny-bird.com

  • Free Weights Starter Kit by Bala

    “Tone your tush and your traps with this puffy set of pink weights.”

    $203, shopbala.com

  • Marble Pestle & Mortar by Tom Dixon

    “It’ll make the daily grind that much more glamorous!”

    $296, luisaviaroma.com

  • Arc Platform Slides by Proenza Schouler

    “Supple lambskin and a lot of padding will have you walking on air.”

    $1,250, proenzaschouler.com

  • Pilastro Stool by Kartell

    “This Ettore Sottsass–inspired piece doubles as a side table and a stool.”

    $520, lumens.com

  • Jug with a Twist by Helle Mardahl

    “The literal definition of a high ball.”

    $475, hellemardahl.com

  • Pink & Yello Amphora 2 Sculpture by Maxwell Mustardo

    “When you want your vase to look like your favorite fuzzy winter rollneck sweater.”

    $3,600, 1stdibs.com

  • Long Mix Candles by HAY

    “Tapers that have all the twists, turns, and bumps that any table needs for a jolt of volume and texture.”

    $41, set 6, smallable.com


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