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Dioscuri by Artemide

These are so often seen in modern interiors some would say they’re a staple for home furnishings. I think they give off such a nice glow.

“The minimalistic design features a handblown glass globe supported by a hidden base. Adjust the lighting level with the on/off/dim switch on the cord.”

Large: Diameter 17 in.
Medium: Diameter 14 in.
Mini: Diameter 5.5 in.
Small: Diameter 10 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $133.88
Availability: Buy Dioscuri by Artemide here

Semplice Bed – Queen

The Semplice Bed–now on sale.

“Tino Novati’s Semplice Bed is our newest modern bed that meets the growing desire for utility, comfort and aesthetic refinement. Veneered in either wenge-stained oak or in Ovangkol, a West African hardwood with a moderately course grain, the rich colors of this bed coordinates with a variety of other woods. All sides are finished and the frame stands 12″ off the ground, higher than many platform beds, for a visually bolder profile. The recessed legs each have a metal plate at the bottom to further the floating look that’s become a trademark of Novati’s designs. The deck is constructed of wood slats woven together with nylon strips for a combination of assured suppleness and enduring strength. One-piece platform does not come apart, so some planning for delivery is required. Compatible with our Sonno mattresses.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,098
Availability: Buy Semplice Bed – Queen here

Print Magazine Rack

So, if you’re happy with the way your home looks, but aren’t happy with magazines and newspapers lying about, you could throw in this rack as a viable option to tidy up your periodicals. It’s a little bit more money out of the wallet than some of the others, but it sure looks good.

“Crafted from a single piece of opaque acrylic, Fabio Lombardo’s Print Magazine Rack (2002) has sinuous curves and a glossy finish. Able to hold up to 22 lbs of magazines, books or other items, the Print’s single form provides simple, sturdy storage.”

H 14″ W 12″ D 16″

Purchase Information:

Price: $200
Availability: Buy Print Magazine Rack here

Paris Panels

Available in stainless or white, these ornate, steel wall hangers may be just what you need to fill a space on your walls or create a division in a larger space as a room divider.

White: $78 for a set of 6
Stainless $98 for a set of 6

Purchase Information:

Price: $78-$98
Availability: Buy Paris Panels here

Opus Incertum Shelving Unit by Sean Yoo

Though this has some weight restrictions, it’s quite a find. Completely recyclable and indoor/outdoor friendly, it’s got credentials that justify the price.

“recipient of the design distinction award by ID Magazine, the opus incertum is made from expanded polypropylene and measures 39.4″ x 13.8″ x 39.4″ and can be stacked. useful for a moderate amount of books or as a display shelf, a single unit has a capacity of 110 pounds. please note that this capacity stays the same when you stack the units- so the base can only support 110 pounds in total. can be used indoors or outdoors. ”

100% recyclable.

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $494.00
Availability: Buy Opus Incertum Shelving Unit by Sean Yoo here

Chandelier- ‘Heavy Guy’, ‘To Go’

This is such a reasonable price for a very decent chandelier. It is actually quite elegant and would be perfect for those of you who qualify as apartment nomads, or anyone else who appreciates an easy affordable solution to lighting…

The chandelier ‘to go’ – comes in a pack with everything you need for this innovative fixture where the piece is actually held up by the light bulbs. It is wired directly to existing ceiling outlet wires and can be used 110V or 220V.

20″H x32″across

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Availability: Buy Chandelier- ‘Heavy Guy’, ‘To Go’ here

Fox Messenger Bag

This would be super handy- a bag that adjusts to your needs depending on how much stuff you’re carrying around. Plus, a 15″ Laptop sleeve is included.

“Ingeniously designed, the entire bag can be folded apart and reclosed to fit whatever volume you need. Locked securely in place with super wide velcro, the water repellent Wool Felt bag can be carried a multitude of ways and its orientation can be changed with the flick of a wrist.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $260.00
Availability: Buy Fox Messenger Bag here

See-saw Sofa

This is a pretty cool sofa/bed. With one easy move, the See-saw converts from a streamlined sofa into a generous bed.

• Benchmade solid hardwood frame
• Sinuous wire springing; foam cushioning
• Stainless steel legs with folding mechanism
• Back folds down to create a 50″ bed

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Availability: Buy See-saw Sofa here

Bottle Water Glasses

Sustainability is considered quite a bit nowadays, as it should be, and that’s why any recycled home goods certainly catch our eye when we happen upon them. These glasses are made from recycled bottle bases and have a traditional engraving that create a modern sense of nostalgia.

2.9″ x 3.8″ (7,4 x 9,6 cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Bottle Water Glasses here

Patchwork Plates by Marcel Wanders

This series of 30 ceramic plates is guaranteed to make your meals more interesting. You could just get a few, or the whole thing (if you have that sort of money). One thing is for certain, you’ll not be accused of boring tableware.

“Using different original plates from the Royal Tichebaar Makkum collection, each piece is partly hand-painted and partly printed. Mix and match the patterns to enliven your table with vibrant bursts of color…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149
Availability: Buy Patchwork Plates by Marcel Wanders here

Love Is Blind Vase by Jessica Lertvilai

This is such an incredibly lovely vase. It’s so subtle, and would make such a good gift- housewarming, wedding, birthday, or anything else. I love it.

“Love letters transcribed into braille relief blanket the surface, creating a delicate texture of light and shadow which visually evoke their intimate meanings. The vase’s narrow oval shape is ideal for floral arrangements, and unfilled it makes a romantically statuesque statement.”

12″ x 6″ x 2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $87.00
Availability: Buy Love Is Blind Vase by Jessica Lertvilai here

‘Bare’ Leather Utility Bag

Take a look at the collection from Ecsotype. Custom options are available on all designs, and as a warning, be prepared for getting stuck there clicking on all the different color combinations.

“Its overall shape is a rectangle in 3-dimensions, made of three individually configurable components…Along with an adjustable shoulder strap that threads into the bag, generous well-placed pockets complete Bare, making it the perfect companion to just about any occasion.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $172
Availability: Buy ‘Bare’ Leather Utility Bag here

Versailles Pillow

For those of you still down with the whole baroque thing (nothing wrong with that, just to be clear), this pillow is quite nice. Feather-down insert included.

Soft napped brown/creme cotton velvet.


Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Versailles Pillow here

Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser

Not only does this vase look cool empty, but it would look great with flowers too because the different sections allow you to create an interesting arrangement.

“Arrange your flowers into striking displays with the Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser! What looks like several delicate, porcelain cylinders, arranged into a smooth, organic shape, is actually soft, unbreakable vinyl, formed with a dipmoulding technique. As a cohesive unit, water is held in the vase and distributed throughout the different parts.

Group multiple vases together to create an intricate field of flowers!”

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser here

multi-tec tool kit by richartz

Perfect little tool kit–nicely proportioned to fit in your purse or desk drawer.

“Tool kit includes miniature file, pick, tweezers, pen, screwdriver, scissors, knife blade and pin inside a 3.25” x 2” x .25” case.

If that’s not enough for you- one side of case has 3” ruler and other side 7 centimeter markings.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy multi-tec tool kit by richartz here