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Modern Kids – Twin Bed Dilema Solved

Finding a simple kids twin bed that isn’t Ikea is not so easy. Cube Crash from duc duc is great. The frame is wood with a lacquered finish. There are optional head and sideboards that can turn the piece into a great little daybed. Used here with a corner table. These pieces can help you make the most of your child’s room.

May 14, 2008 at 9:10 pm 1 comment

Reclaimed Wood

 

A simple fallen log really isn’t… all that time and history wrapped up as only nature can. Though there are many options for green or sustainable furniture out there, not much is as appealing as the real thing. This piece, and others like it, are pieces of reclaimed wood , taken from the forest floor and repurposed as a small table or bench.

May 9, 2008 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Paco Capdell Eboli Dining Chair

Borrowing from the past is nothing new – doing it well is always cause for celebration. Vicente Soto borrowed design elements from the 18th century to create Eboli Dining Chair for Paco Capdell, Spain. The oval back juxtaposed against the angular seat and arms creates a modern, geometric dining chair. At approximately 20″ wide and deep, Eboli is on the petite side, something I really love in a dining chair.

 

 

May 7, 2008 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

La Z Boy as Shield

Hot off the press from Lafayette, Tennessee… a man named John Spencer weathered a tornado, sitting on his La Z Boy recliner. He reports that the wind started to pull him out of the trusty chair, but he refused to go, held on for dear life, and made it, La Z Boy and all. After hearing the story, La Z Boy provided John a gift certificate for $1000 to purchase a new recliner. Understandably, John considers the original recliner pretty lucky and will likely keep it.  So if I were John, I think I’d go for the Carmen Leather Recliner from La Z Boy. Whether or not you embrace the recliner concept, this one looks pretty darn comfy. Its 54″wide, that is really big and there is extra padding on the arms, seat and wings.

April 22, 2008 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

In Search of the Perfect Plastic Chair

Modern furniture juxtaposed against a rustic interior can create a beautiful contrast.  So, I am searching for a contemporary chair for a great old beach cabin. My requirements are that the chair be tough, able to withstand water, sand and salt air; affordable, nobody is expecting these to last a lifetime; and relatively small, the house is used for many gatherings, so extra seating is a must. The chair needs to be able to work with an eclectic mix of antiques and basic upholstered pieces. So far, I’ve narrowed it down to the six chairs you see here: The Air Arm Chair by Jaspar Morrison for Magis ($118 or $95 with no arms), Joe Colombo Chair for Kartell ($223), Bellini Chair for Heller ($125), Supernatural Chair by Ross Lovegrove for Moroso ($200), Extra Chair by Xavier Lust for Driade ($160) and Selene Chair by Vico Magistretti ($185).  I selected these six because they are all plastic, I don’t think chrome would do well in salt air. The chairs are priced in the $100-$200 range and are under 21″ wide and deep. Right now I’m leaning towards the Air Chair and the Bellini chair. I think the designs are slightly elegant and chameleon-like. Any thoughts?

April 10, 2008 at 5:26 pm 2 comments

Boom Boom Your Outdoor Room

Check out Boom Boom Sectional Sofa from Lifeshop Furniture  in Miami – this is an indoor or outdoor sectional sofa with a streamlined frame covered in a hardworking woven plastic resin. The seat cushions can be upholstered in Sunbrella fabric for an awesome outdoor room.

April 4, 2008 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

moooi Boutique – Bridging the Gap

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FurnitureSeen - Moooi Boutique Sofa - Marcel WandersIts not quite custom and its not off the shelf – the new moooi Boutique line of upholstered sofas, armchairs, footstools and pouffes are stocked locally in their “naked” form, just waiting to be dressed in one of 15 moooi designed covers and 4 leg/base options.

There are several levels of appeal to this line – first and foremost, it is very comfortable. I sat in the sofa at last month’s CaBoom show. Second, although the covers are fully removable, they don’t look like it – they have been perfectly tailored and fit like a glove. Third, the 15 cover options are unique, stylish and interchangable. The literature also offers the option of COM if the available options won’t work for you. Not to be overlooked are the four foot options which are very distinct from one another.

April 4, 2008 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment


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