The Funky Buddha!
Within the past year or so, I’ve been diligently practicing yoga! It’s proved to be a great workout and a much needed stress reducer! Through this practice, I’ve really become influenced by zen design and Buddha-like statues and bookends. These stylish items evoke calmness and serenity! And in my book, anything that can help with that is always welcome! These stylish and trendy items really pair well with modern, Mid-century modern, Arts and Crafts and many other beautiful design styles. If the thought of Buddha statues and zen design just evoke thoughts of bamboo and bonsai trees, well look again!
Buddha statue in my kitchen/nook from Home Goods.
- My Buddha (Home Goods $39.00)
This Buddha-like statue in my guest bedroom is also from Home Goods. I guess it’s obvious I’m also a huge fan of chrome lamps! The lamp above (located in my kitchen/nook) is vintage from the mid 1960’s. It’s actually one of my favorite things! I’ve had it for going on 15 years now. The lamp below (located in my guest bedroom) is from Target.
- White Buddha Staute (Home Goods)
The geometric wall paper and the unique lamps are sheer perfection, not to mention the cool Buddha statue.
Gorgeous pair of antique Buddha lamps!
Interesting factoid: Foo Dogs (or Fu) comes from “fó Buddha” (Chinese (Beijing))–from the use of lion dogs as guardians of Buddhist temples.
Okay, at first glace, this vintage 1960’s lamp looked extremely gaudy, a bit tacky if you will! It reminded me of the “leg” lamp from A Christmas Story! But it kind of grew on me. It’s very unique and funky. Definitely a conversation piece!
Such high-style! I have to say, I love every part of this bedroom!!
Buddha Bar in New York City. Pretty cool huh!
What do you think? Could your house hold use a few of these hip and funky Buddha statues?
Thanks for reading!
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha