What's Old is New Again: Busts

What's Old is New Again: Busts

Kim Lucian
Jul 9, 2012

As a common motif in classical décor, iterations of the bust have been around literally for ages. While they once took shape in materials such as marble and bronze and were used to represent great thinkers, musicians and deities they now take on much more irreverent forms.

Classical busts are being used as an unexpected element in vignettes, as bookends, and as jewelry holders. Taking the trend even further from it's roots the forms are now also represented as USB drives, candles and as quirky planters.

1. A bust makes for a dramatic focal point against deep blue walls.
Via Made by Girl, image by Teri Lyn Fisher.

2. An antique bust is a perfect sculptural finish in the garden.
Image via Lonny Magazine.

3. A plaster bust atop a dresser pulls double duty as a jewelry organizer. Image via Made by Girl.

4. A USB hub is disguised as a ceramic Aphrodite bust for your desktop. This little sculpture is $10 via Fred Flare.

5. Perfect atop a vanity a bust top adorns a pretty perfume bottle. Le Rivage des Syrtes by MDCI, available via Lucky Scent $245.

(Images: as credited/linked above)

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