Joyful home: Frazier & Wing mobiles

By Ingrid Fetell Lee

frazier_mobiles

I love the contrast between these two mobiles, illustrating different aesthetics of joy. The one on the left is celebratory — vibrant and effusive, a cloud of color. The one on the right layers two aesthetics in one: lightness and surprise — the floating, elevated feeling created by the spacing in the pure white linear structure, coupled with the whimsical burst of texture at the bottom.

And yet there are also commonalities: curvilinear, symmetrical forms, based at root in the circle; harmony and balance inherent in the idea of mobile; light, dancing movements; and of course, intense bursts of color. It continues to amaze me, as I work through this project, how consistent and yet how diverse the elements are that give rise to the aesthetics of joy.

Mobiles by Frazier & Wing
Via Daily Candy

August 17th, 2009

Share:

Give your life a joy makeover!

This exclusive program includes interviews with 11 experts to help you transform every part of your life for joy.

Leave a Comment

Looking for more joy? Join the Joyspotters Society!
Free Resource

Find more joy every day

The Joyspotter’s Guide is a free resource that shares my favorite tips for finding more joy, everywhere you go!

You'll also receive periodic updates on new things from The Aesthetics of Joy. We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.