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cross_lounger2 Imagine a house in which every item is either cross-shaped or decorated with crosses. That’s the task First Things’ editor and amateur interior designer Joseph Bottum has taken upon himself in choosing the decor for Sally Thomas’ house .

It’s surprising—and profoundly creepy—how much decorating can be done in the cruciform style. If you know of an item that should be included, leave a comment on the post at Icons and Curiosities.

Personally, I recommend this lounger (Celebrating the Cross 1) by the Swedish design studio Humans since 1982 . “We aim to show that the cross has not only a semiotic meaning but also a practical function,” say the designers . “It was designed to fulfill a practical (sad) purpose.” Semiotically powerful and sadly practical. What else could you ask for in a home furnishing?

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