Have you ever tried to stop loving something? Perhaps it was your favorite pair of jeans with the holes in the butt. Maybe it was Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack ice cream (so freakin’ good!). Or that cheating ex of yours? Regardless of what it was, letting go of something (or someone) is a hard ordeal. I find myself at a cross roads with my love affair of the juju hat – the ceremonial feather head dress from Cameroon.
I wonder if the hats as decorative sculpture are overplayed and passe. However, part of me can’t help but think how perfect one would be for the living room. Big, round, textural and oh so colorful — a juju hat would be an energic jolt of fun in the room. Further, the hats are large statement pieces and I love big impactful things — give me big and bold and I will show you a happy Courtney.
So what is a boy to do? Do I risk spending $200-$300 on what could be a fad piece (these suckers aren’t cheap). Or do I finally let go of this beloved notion and lay it to rest next to my Hypercolor tees, clam shell headboard and Nagel posters? As you ponder this, take a gander at the juju hat working its mojo on some interiors….
So do you think the juju hat is a passing fad or a cultural artifact that will stand the test of “design time”?