Entries Tagged as 'Furniture'

Herman Miller Cognita Storage Bench

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve found that decorating a home office can be quite a challenge. You want your room to look nice but having a functional work space is more important. Every once in a while you get lucky come across a piece that combines form and function absolutely perfectly. For our office, that piece is the Cognita […]

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Tags: Furniture · Home · Office

Knife & Saw Bike Shelf

September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

And we’re back!  Sorry about the delay.  Between preparing for a new baby and moving across the country, I didn’t have much time for design writing.  Here’s my attempt to change that. This bike shelf from Knife & Saw was too beautiful not to post.  Hewn from solid walnut or ash, it’s the perfect way […]

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Eastvold Furniture

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

When it comes to furniture, nothing excites me more than wood that’s been hand crafted and designed with care.  Done properly, solid wood furniture is at once natural, human and timeless.  Eastvold Furniture, a small, independent shop in Minnesota, definitely has the goods. Primarily a custom furniture maker, Eastvold also maintains a storefront on Etsy. […]

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Unreasonable Holiday Gift Guide

December 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Part of the fun of the Christmas holidays is shopping for presents for your friends, and (even better) getting some goodies yourself.  As I’ve poked around the stores, I’ve found quite a few things that I wouldn’t mind receiving.  This list, however, includes the things that are so expensive there’s no way I can afford […]

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Tags: Furniture · Gift Ideas

De La Espada

November 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Just like sofas, finding the right dining table can take an extraordinarily long time.  Not only do you want it to match your dining chairs and room layout, but usually they’re on the high end of your furniture budget.  You want the table to be solid, comfortable for gatherings, usable as a work surface and, […]

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We’re 100 posts old!

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Google posted another design-inspired logo today celebrating sculptor and furniture designer Isamu Noguchi’s birthday. Happy birthday Isamu! Speaking of celebrations, this blog is now officially 100 posts and 529 days old. Thanks to all of you readers!  Don’t forget to become a fan on our Facebook page!

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Chair Porn: “Dialogue” Design Exhibition

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

A recent Danish design show named “Dialogue – A Chair That Is Up For Negotiation“, part of the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition in Copenhagen, revealed 35 new chair designs inspired by the upcoming climate change summit COP15. Would Obama, Netanyahu or Hu Jintao all pick the same chair for negotiations during the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, […]

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Eames Tandem Sling Chairs

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Ubiquitous airport gate seating; millions have seen these chairs in lounges all over the world.  While many people know of the talents of Charles and Ray Eames, far fewer are aware that they designed the Tandem Sling chairs.  Originally designed for Chicago O’Hare in 1962 and based on their Aluminum Group seating, these chairs have […]

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Mississippi Style

August 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

As featured in today’s “What You Get For $200,000″ article in the New York Times, this home offers plenty of Southern charm.  Situated in a friendly neighborhood in Mississippi replete with a farmer’s market, nearby art museums and a short commute to downtown Jackson.  I have to admit I’m a bit shocked to find some […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture

Stokke Tripp Trapp

August 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I don’t have any children (yet), but I’m nevertheless fascinated by high quality products for kids.  The Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair is a classic example of a piece of furniture that is both ubiquitous and iconic.  It’s simple design might hide the fact that it is superbly ergonomic, adjustable and sturdy.  One can only wish […]

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Tags: Furniture · Home · Kids