I’ll be the first to admit that I appreciate a dose of absurdism in my life. I like weird movies and funny hats and people who wear bowties to daytime events without a note of irony. The weirdness that people bring to everyday life almost always makes me think that humanity might be ok after all, which is probably why the Les Petits Joueurs Mondrian Lego Suede Clutch makes me smile. Except for the price, naturally.

Famous works of art made out of children’s toys are on-face funny in a way that requires no explanation, but the joke here is better if you have some background on famed Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, whose work graces this clutch. Mondrian was part of an early 20th century art movement called neoplasticism, but that doesn’t mean that plastic was involved in the painting. (Mondrian painted on canvas.) So this is Mondrian’s neoplastic work on actual plastic, and the fact that this little joke makes me giggle probably tells you all you need to know about how utterly lame I am.

On another level, I also thoroughly enjoy the bizarre combination of Dutch fine art and children’s toys that I associate with my 80s American upbringing, and it strikes me that the angular, colorful medium of Legos is a pretty perfect re-imagining of Mondrian’s work. I would absolutely wear this weird little clutch if someone were to give it to me, or if I were to find it in a secondhand store. I won’t pay the asking price, so for now, I’ll smile at it from afar. Buy for $1254 through Luisa Via Roma.

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  • Mochababe73

    Fergie wore a dress by this designer made out of Legos for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. I liked it and thought that it was pretty cool.
    I’m not real sure about the price. Legos are pretty cheap.

    • Trixwitch

      actually, the designer for Fergie’s dress was Michael Schmidt…

  • FashionFanboy

    I really like this. It is definitely overpriced, but I really like the design.
    Mondrian is one of my favorite artists!
    It’s fun and playful! Although it’s something I would describe as simple, it does look very fun and inspiring! (Although, I can’t help but feel that the lego was forced on the bag – it doesn’t have a certain flow to it)

    But still, the bag seems too tiny to be able to carry that heavy price!

  • Cate

    Yes. I would carry this. Gleefully.

  • rose60610

    Nutty yet quaint. If you could use real Legos to personalize it, just think of the possibilities! What will those Dutch think of next?

  • 19yearslater

    I love it. A Lego store was just put in at my mall and I may have bought a couple of keyrings there.

  • DJ

    I might have liked this when I was seven years old.

  • Chele

    I’m not feeling this one.

  • chloehandbags

    LOVE this! :D

    Love the grey suede, as well, even though it would be hugely impractical, I’m sure.