Thought beanbags went bye-bye with your groovy '70s childhood? Nope -- like high school nerds, they just grew up and got hipper.

<b>FLORAL</b><br>
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When is a beanbag not a beanbag? When it's a pouf, of course. This blooming ball is actually an ottoman, covered in wool flowers in sophisticated shades of taupe and ivory. Use it to give a sleek, modern chair a little artistic flourish.<br>
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Cost: $395<br>
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Moderndose; <a href="http://modernrose.com">moderndose.com</a><br>
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<b>OUTDOOR</b><br>
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Even the kid version has gotten useful updates: this beanbag sports preppy polka-dots (it also comes in stripes) and an optional monogram. Even better? It can be used outdoors. Hammock, schm-ammock: if Junior's not careful, you'll be claiming this backyard lounging spot for yourself.<br>
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Cost: $54.99<br>
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Pottery Barn Kids; <a href="http://potterybarnkids.com">potterybarnkids.com</a><br>
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<b>MODERN</b><br>
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(Shown above) Proof that the beanbag never lost it: This version, the Pumpkin, is as modern and deliciously sculptural as it was when Pierre Paulin first designed it in 1969. Imagine how it pops in a white room or punctuates a gray rug.<br>
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Cost: Chair, from $1,590.00; ottoman, from $965.00<br>
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Ligne Roset; <a href="http://ligne-roset-usa.com">ligne-roset-usa.com</a><br>
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<b>LEATHER</b><br>
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We spotted this Moroccan leather one in a Domino magazine layout on the home of actor Mark Ruffalo and got a serious case of the wants. It's the perfect way to get a touch of neo-hippie style -- a lounge-y detail in a room that's clean and tailored.<br>
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Cost: $495<br>
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Lost & Found; 323-856-5872<br>
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<b>SHEEPSKIN</b><br>
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How to make a floppy, cushy beanbag even more decadent? Cover it in soft-as-a-cloud Patagonian sheepskin. This beauty would make a soft, dramatic statement in a hard-edged modern room. And we have a feeling once you sit down and run your fingers through its fur, you will never, ever want to get up.<br>
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Cost: $2,200<br>
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Pure; <a href="http://purerugs.com">purerugs.com</a><br>
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<i>--Cindy Dampier</i>
chi-goods-may3109

( May 31, 2009 )

FLORAL

When is a beanbag not a beanbag? When it's a pouf, of course. This blooming ball is actually an ottoman, covered in wool flowers in sophisticated shades of taupe and ivory. Use it to give a sleek, modern chair a little artistic flourish.

Cost: $395

Moderndose; moderndose.com

OUTDOOR

Even the kid version has gotten useful updates: this beanbag sports preppy polka-dots (it also comes in stripes) and an optional monogram. Even better? It can be used outdoors. Hammock, schm-ammock: if Junior's not careful, you'll be claiming this backyard lounging spot for yourself.

Cost: $54.99

Pottery Barn Kids; potterybarnkids.com

MODERN

(Shown above) Proof that the beanbag never lost it: This version, the Pumpkin, is as modern and deliciously sculptural as it was when Pierre Paulin first designed it in 1969. Imagine how it pops in a white room or punctuates a gray rug.

Cost: Chair, from $1,590.00; ottoman, from $965.00

Ligne Roset; ligne-roset-usa.com

LEATHER

We spotted this Moroccan leather one in a Domino magazine layout on the home of actor Mark Ruffalo and got a serious case of the wants. It's the perfect way to get a touch of neo-hippie style -- a lounge-y detail in a room that's clean and tailored.

Cost: $495

Lost & Found; 323-856-5872

SHEEPSKIN

How to make a floppy, cushy beanbag even more decadent? Cover it in soft-as-a-cloud Patagonian sheepskin. This beauty would make a soft, dramatic statement in a hard-edged modern room. And we have a feeling once you sit down and run your fingers through its fur, you will never, ever want to get up.

Cost: $2,200

Pure; purerugs.com

--Cindy Dampier

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