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antibodi collection by patricia urquiola

Patricia Urquiola is one of todays most prolific designers of beautiful, thought-provoking design. The collective body of her work is both cohesive yet disparate enough to not be predictable.

The Antibody is available with flat seats or, in what really makes this line stand out, with raised flaps or “flowers” of material.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,644.00
Availability: Buy antibodi collection by patricia urquiola here

fragment of stars bench

This is great because it doesn’t look like a bench, and when people aren’t sitting on it, it will look like more of an art piece.

Measures 72″ l x 17″d x 17″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,550.00
Availability: Buy fragment of stars bench here

Icon by Eric Morel

This is quite stunning and would make a powerful statement on a blank wall. It measures 15 inches high and is 9 inches wide.

One of today’s most familiar and traditional symbols in a dramatically updated form; the Icon is a provocative reflection of modern faith meets consumerism by Eric Morel.

Each set consists of a rubber Jesus figure and 4 nails.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Availability: Buy Icon by Eric Morel here

Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag

I’m sort of addicted to cotton totes. I like the Helvetica city list, and more importantly, you can be one less person contributing to the large number of bags (somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year according to National Geographic) going into landfills.

100% Cotton Canvas construction
Reinforced tacks at double handle
Print of major cities on both sides
Approximately 16-1/2” x 15-1/2” (41.9cm x 39.37cm)

By the way, today is the first of a series devoted to green topics, thanks to Blog Action Day.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag here

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Take a seat for the cure

DWR has 10 limited-edition Florence Knoll Benches (donated by Knoll) for auction, and all proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

“On Thursday, October 25, nine auctions will be held at nine DWR Studios across the country. The proceeds will go to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, so your donation will benefit your community. Auctions will take place at the following DWR Studios:

* Bethesda, Maryland
* Chicago, Illinois (North Ave)
* Dallas, Texas
* Newport Beach, California
* New York, New York (Flatiron)
* Portland, Oregon
* Princeton, New Jersey
* San Francisco, California (Potrero Hill)
* South Beach, Florida

Online bidding for one bench will begin October 16 and conclude October 25. All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the national chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”

Woods Wallpaper

How great would this look on an accent wall or in a hallway?

Pattern repeat, 72cm. Roll size 10m x 52cm.
$45 for shipping to USA.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.71
Availability: Buy Woods Wallpaper here

Glass Gizard Desk

This desk is pretty simple and perfect. It’s black curved glass top and simple shelf make it perfect for any office. Imported from France.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,767.85
Availability: Buy Glass Gizard Desk here

flos apollo

The Flos Apollo by Marc Newson.

“Beautifully machined from solid aluminum bar stock, the apollo is a perfect addition to your design orientated life-style. Stylish yet durable…. the ultimate in hand-held lighting. Includes an orange plastic case and leather strap.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy flos apollo here

Blu Dot Nook Bed

Ooo, an upholstered bed that doesn’t break the bank. The Blu Dot Nook Bed is so perfectly cozy and would look good in any modern bedroom. Sign me up.

Available in aqua, chalk, dark roast, guacamole, smoke and stone. Other sizes available.

-Padded solid hardwood & plywood frame
-Wool / poly blend upholstery
-Powder-coated steel & pre-cambered ply slat system

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,499
Available from: Blu Dot

Wallpaper* Retail Directory

Wallpaper* Magazine is launching an extensive retail directory, which can be seen in both the November issue of Wallpaper*, and online later today. The directory will not only feature fashion and home furnishing must-sees, but other retail categories as well and will no doubt be a indispensable resource for travelers and shoppers alike.
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Lightweight by Mischa Vos

It doesn’t get any more simple than this. A light bulb on a weighted cord which you can raise and lower depending on the amount of light needed.

Purchase Information:

Price: $64.00
Availability: Buy Lightweight by Mischa Vos here

Blu Dot Bonnie and Clyde Sectional Sofa

This is an unbelievable price for such a well constructed and designed sofa. Blu Dot are kind of the new kids to the game, so they are eschewing a lot of the conventional design beliefs, such as a well made sofa needs to cost a fortune.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,798.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot Bonnie and Clyde Sectional Sofa here

LaCie Golden Disk

Do you have that nagging feeling that you need to back-up the contents of your computer? I know I do. I don’t think I’ve backed up my hard drive in over a year. This 500 GB LaCie Golden Disk hard drive designed by Ora-Ïto may make the task more fun.

Available for both PC and Mac, plug & play, driver-free (Windows® 2000, Windows® XP & Mac® OS X), and fan-free for quiet operation. The Golden Disk comes with our LaCie ‘1-Click’ Backup Software for easy backups (Windows & Mac).

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00
Availability: Buy LaCie Golden Disk here

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supernova pendant light

In the right space, such as over a dining table or in an entryway, this lamp would create a stunning effect. It’s
constructed of a series of parallel disks in multicolored lacquered aluminum.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,774.00
Availability: Buy supernova pendant light here

Create this room: the kitchen from 40 Bond residences

The new Herzog & de Meuron designed residences for the new Ian Schrager project 40 Bond in NYC are nothing less than you would expect from the H & de M/Schrager design and real estate powerhouses.

The kitchen features high-grade materials and appliances throughout, and to reduce cost, use GE in a hidden microwave and in the garbage disposal. Each kitchen features:

-Wide-plank oak flooring.

-Custom italian imported cabinets with a high gloss lacquer doors by Varenna (est. $20,000-$40,000 depending on configuration).

-Integrated sink with Corain countertop and backsplash. ($445 for sink, ~$2500 for counters depending on linear feet)

-Vola faucet and pullout spray in polished chrome. ($1096.00)

-Custom hand-blown glass pendant light fixture. For a similar effect, you could choose the supernova pendant light. ($1,774.00)

-Up lights and under-cabinet recessed lights.

-Miele 24″ four-burner stainless steel gas cook top. ($1,249.00)

-Miele 24″ stainless steel fully-vented exhaust hood. ($2,749.00)

-Miele 27″ stainless steel electric convection oven. ($3249.00)

-Miele dishwasher with integrated panel to match cabinetry. ($1,249.00)-

-27″ Sub-Zero refrigerator with integrated panel to match cabinetry. (price withheld by manufacturer, but prepare to spend > $4000)

-GE stainless steel microwave, concealed in kitchen cabinetry. ($170)

-GE garbage disposal.

-Also features the Miura Stool by Konstantin Grcic. ($296 each)

Of course you can cut some corners by switching the appliances to less expensive brands, or even sticking with Miele, but downgrading to a more affordable model. To reduce overall cost considerably, you could try the SOLAR cabinets from Ikea with integrated handle, reducing your cost to $2500-$7,000 for cabinets. The construction technique for Ikea cabinetry is pretty similar to the Poliform cabinets, which also features full overlay doors on standard white-box frames. You could also go with the Axor faucet instead of the Vola faucet, saving almost $800.
Lastly, you could choose a different countertop instead of Corian, such as Silestone or another Quartz surface if you don’t mind losing the integrated sink option.