Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

Around Again

March 25, 2009

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Rodney Allen Trice creates witty items for the home from discarded objects he finds at the curb and in dumpsters. Trice doesn’t see what he does as recycling, preferring to use the term refitting instead. His Brooklyn studio resembles a parking lot for things awaiting their next chance at a new life.

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Disguises by Design

March 20, 2009

Today I thought a lot about privacy. It was just one of those days in NYC when you get tired of trying to pay attention to everything going on around you, just to make it through the day. When I found OOOMS City Hideout, I really understood why someone might need such a mobile human-locker. I can’t say that I would want to carry it around all day, but it makes sense to have this kind of urban camouflage. It also seems like something Superman could benefit from, especially today, as phone booths are far more scarce.

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Chair of my Dreams

March 12, 2009

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I have a total crush on this pair of Marc Newson chairs; I love the way they look as if they’re casually lifting up their heads, curious to see what’s going on. Their voluptuous shapes, sculptured around a void and propped up by that single severe steel leg, just kill me. And the dry, rough wicker combined with shiny metal make these so much more interesting than Newson’s same chair in white felt or his similar design in aluminum and enamel. The wicker duo is to be auctioned off by Christie’s in New York on March 26 as part of the 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale. Did I mention I have a birthday coming up?

And Now…Working Out Of A Cardboard Box

March 10, 2009
David Stark's West Elm Cacti for a Cause   

David Stark's West Elm Cacti for a Cause

For real. I have found myself in the alternate universe of cardboard lifestyle, and this planet keeps expanding.

Today I saw (virtually) the handsome cardboard cacti concocted by David Stark that made an appearance at West Elm. It seems Stark assembled many items, from the cacti to tissue boxes and clocks, for the opening of the newest West Elm in Manhattan and an auction benefiting the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. All of the materials used to make the items were recycled West Elm packing materials.

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A Moveable Home

March 10, 2009

 

Giles Miller's Grandfather-C and Wardrobe-C, both 2007

Giles Miller's Grandfather-C and Wardrobe-C, both 2007

For world travelers and furniture-commitment-phobes alike, modular meubles are highly desirable. Whether it’s the dreaded seven-letter word (economy), ecological awareness, or in an interest of being on the go, it seems modular madness is on the rise. Giles Miller has created a line of products that meet the needs of such transients. His creations live somewhere between post-modern masterpieces like Kuramata’s How High The Moon armchair and packing supplies or sculpture, delicately poised and fairly inexpensive.

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