Recently we noticed a bumper crop of circles, spots and dots have popped up, decorating everything from fabrics to furniture. This geometric feature became popular after the 1950s op-art movement, which was spearheaded by such circle-loving abstract artists as M.C. Escher, Kenneth Noland and Claude Tousignant. Eye-popping, brain-beguiling op art became a mainstream element in the 1960s pop-art and mod culture explosions. What we love is whether it’s a swirling display or a dotty, spotty mass, circles add a playful, lively element to a room.
Put more than a cork in it
Designer Dennis Lin’s suave, sculpted Cru wine rack ($150) is made in powder-coated white or black steel. www.unicahome.com.
Storage meets style with the Global Views Charmed Circle side table ($548), which is made in dark-stained walnut with a contrasting, white interior. www.globalviews.com
Trippy, fun wall art
WallPops offers a multitude of stick-on dots, spots and circles: Go op-art geometric with Loopy dots ($16) or sophisticated psychedelic with the Ringlets kit ($32). They’re fun and foolproof to use: There’s no glue involved, so you just have to peel, stick, mix and match. www.wall-pops.com