A little bit of genius.
I'm a big fan of clever people and their clever ideas. Lots of times seeing neato things make me think of variations of neato things that I can do myself, either to improve upon that idea or just tailor it to my personal needs. However, sometimes I come across something SO genius that there's absolutely nothing -- and I mean NOTHING -- that I can think of to make it more awesome. This is one of those things.
Have you seen these before? They're the floor poufs from West Elm and they range from $249-$299 depending on how awesome of one you want.
Now, I love me some West Elm as much as the next person but these poufs are a bit outside my budget. Every time I get my West Elm catalog I always stop on the pouf page and admire them longingly, in kind of the same way I look at Twitch on So You Think You Can Dance. Totes adorbs.
Wait -- WHAT??? Did you seriously just ask, "Who's Twitch?" Here, let me help you...
OK, we're off topic. Back to poufs! Erika over at Retropolitan has some pretty amazing ideas but, when I saw this, I had to say GENIUS out loud.
How did she make it, you ask? Using $3 rugs from IKEA! If that is not a totally amazing idea then I don't know what is. It's SO cool that I may have to make some myself when The Scientist isn't looking... Oh, wait. I can't even thread a needle. Gramma, can you make this for me?
You can make one, too! Check out the full tutorial.