Muji’s Body Fit Cushion

If you think you know how to be lazy and while (or, wile, if you prefer) away the hours, you are in for a big surprise, because Muji’s Body Fit Cushion is now available in the US, and it’s going to test your limits. Just how long can you sit and read a book? How long can you nap? What about meditating staring out the window? I bet you can double that time, easy, when you’re sitting upon this bulbous mound. Muji doesn’t exactly declare what’s inside of the cushion, but that’s okay as I’d rather not know and pretend it has something to do with high tech science or magic (or both).

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Muji

Brick Poufs

Poufs! They’re just the thing to rest your tired and sore feet on after a long day’s work. Thankfully this collection of Brick Poufs are super simple and very affordable, and they’re available in seven somewhat muted colors, one of which is bound to work with your interior’s overall color story. Choose between the Cube, the Round, and the Large. The larger sized poufs are obviously well suited for coffee/cocktail table territory, and will work as excellent extra seating for your friends when you throw your next get-together.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00 - 299.00
Available from: Hem

Drum Poufs

Poufs with trays! That’s just what we never knew we needed. Without the tray, it serves as an excellent spot for resting your feet and/or extra seating, and with the tray, it’s a functional side table or an impromptu in-front-of-the-tv dining surface. Keep in mind that the trays are sold separately and can be used anywhere as well- so don’t be afraid to pull it into the dining room if you need a big tray to shuttle things back and forth from the kitchen. Available in High or Wide.

Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00 - 509.00
Available from: DWR

Pi.iii Pouffes

With a little craftiness and a sewing machine, it’s entirely possible that you could replicate these Pi.iii Pouffes at home. If you possess neither craftiness nor a sewing machine, you’ll be interested to know that these pouffes are designed and handmade by Glasgow-based upholsterer Eleanor Young (aka Fun Makes Good), and look to be entirely worth the overseas shipping (if you don’t reside in the UK). Several designs are available, and you may also purchase the pouffes through Fun Makes Good Shop on Etsy.

Purchase Information:

Price: £120.00
Available from: Howkapow

Knitted Yoga Ball

How about a little crazy thrown into your modern mix? There’s a theory floating around that adding a little strangeness or ‘ugly’ to an interior makes it more interesting. Agree or disagree? Either way, this Knitted Yoga Ball is not a typical choice. At its core is a functional yoga ball, so you could use it for your stretch routines or as an extra seating option or footrest. Created by Texas artist Magda Sayeg (Knitta) and Australian design comapny Page Thirty Three, each knitted sleeve is made from upcycled rugs and throws.

Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00 - 440.00
Available from: Page Thirty Three

Krone Hanssen Wood Stubbe Poufs

Why would you want big chunks of wood in your home? Who knows, maybe you’re a bit crazy. However, soft poufs covered with a a photo wood stump print are completely understandable, and, in some cases, recommended. Use these poufs as an ottoman, stool, or side table (they’re supposedly pretty sturdy).


Purchase Information:

Price: $260.00 - 350.00
Available from: Huset

Recycled Pouf

Random fabric remnants might not fit in perfectly with your color scheme, but nevertheless, this little pouf should get a ribbon for recycling fabric. Maybe you’ll prefer the solid graphite or red color options (or even the soft wool version, $299), but if you don’t mind a bit of everything, go for it.

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.95
Available from: CB2

Wool Pouf by Ferm Living

This octahedral* pouf would add a little geometry to a space while providing a very comfortable place to rest one’s weary feet. Never underestimate a good pouf or an ottoman, by the way, as they make a big difference in relaxation (as witnessed by multitudes who involuntarily emit a sigh of relief once placing their lower limbs on their own said pouf/ottoman). Back to the octahedron: this one is made by Ferm Living and is stable enough to sit on, if you should so choose.

Purchase Information:

Price: $660.00
Available from: YLiving

Life After Corkage Bar Stool + Ottoman

Hmm. What to do with 2,500 wine and champagne corks? Make an ottoman and barstool out of them and then sell it/them for $980 (I think they’re sold as a set, but I’ve got an email out to double check). Now, who has enough corks lying around to try a DIY version of this?

Whoa, update: it’s $980 each, not sold as set.


Purchase Information:

Price: $980.00
Available from: Gessato

Latex Roll Pouf

Do you want to guess what product is made from this latex, thereby leaving tons of it for upcycling into a pouf? Is it construction fencing? Rubber bouncy balls? Waste from the production of shoe insoles? Right you are, shoe insoles it is. Angela Mensi, Cristina Merlo and Ingrid Taro are three designers making objects and furniture out of waste materials, and based on this under-$100 colorful pouf, I’d say they’re starting out right.


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Price: £62.00
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Denim Poufs by Ferm Living

These Denim Poufs by Ferm Living seem to be just the right size for propping up your feet at the end of a long day. Plus, they’re denim, so they’ll look better once they’re beat up a little bit. Available in either Gray or Blue denim.

Pre-Order Now; ships at end of November.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.95
Available from: ferm LIVING

Motley Ottoman

You’ll have to allow me some leeway here, as this ottoman isn’t technically available for purchase online, but it’s so colorful that I can’t really help it. Specially knitted by Donna Wilson, this Chesterfield inspired ottoman is a lovely example of how a traditional piece can be turned on its head simply by use of fabric and color. And don’t worry, if you’re not the sort to appreciate the rainbow-esque color scheme shown above, there’s 4 other different colour ways available.

Designed by Donna Wilson
Manufactured by SCP

Purchase Information:

Price: £2,005.00
Available from: SCP

Zig Zag Pouf

Can you take it? Are you man/woman enough to add some strong pink and purple zig zags to your home? Yeah, you might talk the talk, but when it comes to getting some real color and pattern contrast, can you walk the walk?

100% jaipuri cotton
Also availble, Jodphur Pouf (shown at upper left).

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Available from: Calypso

Rope Buoy Ottoman

Now, take a moment here. Given all the popularity of knitted poufs lately, namely the Flocks Pouf and other such delightful ottomans, this rope buoy ottoman is a steal of a deal. Sure, it’s ‘nautical’, and made out of jute rope, but I photoshopped the lifebuoy out of the picture just to help you see how it’s essentially a wonderful little textural piece. It could be a smart addition to a room that needs a little ‘oomph’ as far as character.

Coir filled, covered in jute.
14″D x 18″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Modern Dose

Knitted Pouf from CB2

Finally, an affordable pouf.

I’ve really loved the looks of the poufs from DWR, but at $1600, the cost was prohibitive to say the least. Now CB2 has come out with one in 100% cotton. The bad news: it only comes in the one color. The good news, it’s 100% cotton so it’s ripe for a quick little DIY using either bleach or Rit-dye to suit even the most sophisticated color-palates.

left pouf (CB2): H 14″ Diameter 20″
right poufs (DWR): H 11″ Diameter 24″ (top), H 15″ Diameter 33″ (bottom)

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.95
Availability: Buy Knitted Pouf from CB2 here