From teeny, weeny, yellow bikinis to Minnie Mouse, polka dots are a classic pattern have been around for centuries, in fact, polka dots first graced it's presence on clothing in the late nineteenth century in Britain. And they are back big time, polka dots were sprinkled across Fall 2011 runway collections. From Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and Stella McCartney, as well as Rodarte, Max Mara, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Polka dot print on Fall 2011 runways Diane von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney x2, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin
Follow the jump for examples of how this timeless, fun, and playful pattern can be translated seamlessly into modern architecture and interior design to bring an element of whimsy to your project. And come back for next week's post featuring polka dotted interior products.
|208 W 96th Street Residences, NY, Arctangent Architecture + Design in collaboration with David Hu Archictect. Playful polka dotted metal, architectural screens, and round punched openings bring a playful, modern aesthetic to building facades. See more Polka Dot Facades on TrendCrib.|
|The O House, Philippe Stuebi Architekten with Eberhard Tröger,Vierwaldstättersee, Switzerland. See more images and plans of the O House on ArchDaily.|
|Chrome Hotel, Sanjay Puri Architects, Kolkata, India. Read more @ Chrome Hotel’s Swiss Cheese Facade Saves Energy sanjay-puri-architects-chrome-2 – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World)|
|Nova Linea Modern Bathroom Vanities|
|The Plus One Honeycomb, SAKO Architects, Shenzhen. via Trend Hunter|
|Emmental hanging staircase, Biljana Jovanovic, Budapest, via Dezeen|
|I can't remember where I saved this image from....|
|And for good measure, I thought I should throw in a modern polka dot landscape design.|