Pretty Mobiles

Hi. I’m Anna from Door Sixteen, and this is my guest post!

I live in a house that has high ceilings, and because I tend to spend most of my time living below the 5’6″ mark, things can tend to look a little empty up high. Light fixtures help, sure, but I’d like to start adding some pretty mobiles to my home, too. These are some of my favorites.

Futura, Flowing Rhythm & Black Rhythm Mobiles / Ole & Aase Flensted

I’ve been wanting a Flensted mobile for a long time now (I love lines and dots!). The original, Futura, was designed in 1970 and is still handmade on the island of Funen in Denmark. You can get one from Design Public.

Themis Mobiles / Clara von Zweigbergk

SO fun. I love geometric shapes (and anything with facets), and these are my favorite palettes when it comes to bright colors. These Themis mobiles were created by Swedish graphic designer and illustrator Clara von Zweigbergk, and they are available from Poketo. (Be sure to watch the animated Themis video on Clara’s website!)

Flock Mobile / Bookhou

The maple veneer Flock mobile from Bookhou is really well suited for hanging over a crib or in a child’s room. I like that it evokes flying birds without being too literal or cutesy.

Himmeli Mobiles / AMradio

Aren’t these amazing?! Melissa at AMradio makes her intricate Himmeli mobiles out of plastic stirrer-straws (!) and string, and I can’t even imagine how much work must go into each piece. I love that they almost look like drawings that change from every angle.

YAY for mobiles! And thanks for having me over, Jen.

Guest post by Anna Dorfman from Door Sixteen. She’s the design unicorn that made me the website of my dreams. You can also find Anna on Twitter!

11 Responses to “Pretty Mobiles”
  1. Melanie says:

    These are so cool, Anna. I love the Flock mobile. If I would have had the foresight and funds, I would have used it in Nathaniel’s room. I also would have chosen white furniture. Just putting that out there. I don’t know why. :)

  2. Iveta says:

    In mu country the AM RADIO “mobiles” is not new, it is named “puzurs”,

  3. Lauren says:

    Gorgeous! The Flensted mobile is my favorite.

  4. jodi says:

    i love those themis mobiles. so pretty!

  5. Alison says:

    I love the shapes and uniqueness of these mobiles. And your blog is all together lovely. You have great taste.

  6. Charlie says:

    Oh course I’m partial to the Themis mobiles.. :) I want a larger scale one to hang in the entryway! So colorful.

  7. victoria says:

    awesome collection, anna! i bookmarked one i wanted to share with you, and now i can’t find it. i will though! :)

  8. Palenski says:

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  9. I have never considered mobiles in a home (other than for a baby’s crib)! How fantastic!