Trend Alert: Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

According to Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, “you’re either on the bus or you’re off the bus.” In his pioneering work of New Journalism, Wolfe followed Ken Kesey’s crew on a 1964 cross-country bus trip fueled primarily by LSD. When it comes to the recent spate of psychedelic decor, we’re definitely on the bus. With Day-Glo accents and surreal elements, groovy doesn’t seem antithetical to good design after all.

1. Marni Printed Glossed-Canvas Tote: $295; Net-a-Porter | 2. Bargello Jungle Road Pillow: $150; Jonathan Adler | 3. Honami Ceramic Stool: $148; Anthropologie | 4. Verner Panton Mirror: $14,500; Mondo Cane | 5. Merino Wool Throw: $525; Design Within Reach | 6. Bow Bin: $36; Areaware

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