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Think Tank Limited Edition

The regular Tank U standard vase is pretty cute, and this limited edition (of 100) ups the ante by carrying the image of a world map upon its surface.

“So now we are very happy to present a wonderful limited edition called ‘Think Tank’ that has first been presented last fall in Paris at Maison et Objet. Similar to the ‘standard’ Tank U these are made in Limoges, the birthplace of french porcelain, and are more of a political statement than the other versions.”

Think Tank Limited Edition, $115.00

Standard Tank U, $58.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $58-$115
Availability: Buy Think Tank Limited Edition 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

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

Mirror Ball Pendants and Floor Lamps by Tom Dixon

Hung in a group or gathered on the floor, the Mirror Ball Lamps are quite striking with their reflective surfaces. They would add a nice polished touch to a living area, dining room, or bedroom- or, I suppose whatever room you want to put them in.

Designer: Tom Dixon
Plastic polycarbonate with mirror-coated interior; UV coated; mirror-finish ceiling plate; clear cord.

Mini Pendant- (H 9.8″ Diameter 9.8″), $400

Medium Pendant- (H 15.5″ Diameter 15.5″), $680

Large Pendant -(H 19.5″ Diameter 19.5″), $840

Medium Floor – (H 15.5″ Diameter 15.5″), $640

Large Floor – (H 19.5″ Diameter 19.5″), $800

Purchase Information:

Price: $400-$800
Availability: Buy Mirror Ball Pendants and Floor Lamps by Tom Dixon here

Molo Fanning Stool- Black

I fell for these all over again. I love their shape and texture, and in black, they’re a knockout.

“These stools feature a flexible, fanning honeycomb structure with magnetic end panels allowing for sturdy setup or connection to each other. Use it as a stool, a low table, or a multi-person lounge. Made from recyclable, flame retardant kraft paper that has been dyed with bamboo charcoal ink to a rich black, this amazing seating can fold flat for easy storage. With use, the top of the stool with crush and soften, giving the surface a new and comfortable texture and look.”

Color: Black
12″h x 16″d $180
18″h x 16″d $230

Purchase Information:

Price: $180-$230
Availability: Buy Molo Fanning Stool- Black 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

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.

23″x11″

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Versailles Pillow here

XYZ Candle Holder

This cool candle holder has multiple arrangement options (stacked or individual) and reminds me of those cool old drawings of ‘architecture of the future’.

“..Elegant dark Wenge wood and cool and sleek aluminum make for a classy and elegant presentation of this new candle holder and the fact that it extends into all three axis leaves you lots of room for experimentation… Get a couple of them and start arranging them in different ways: arrange them back to back, or cascading in size, or turn them into a modernistic setting by stacking them…”

9.5″ x 5.9″ x 3.5″ (24 x 15 x 9 cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy XYZ Candle Holder here

Organic iamond lattice duvet cover + shams

I’m glad that the mass-market retailers are finally doing eco-friendly products.

“A graphic lattice motif is jacquard woven onto smooth 250-thread-count, organic cotton sateen. Machine wash. Duvet cover, shell closure. Standard and euro shams, envelope closure. Imported.

Our soft, earth-friendly cotton is certified organic, luxuriously smooth, silky and durable. It is responsibly grown without herbicides, pesticides and all dyes are earth friendly. This makes our organic cotton bedding better for you-and better for the planet.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00-$159.00
Availability: Buy Organic iamond lattice duvet cover + shams here

Rondo Pouf

I’ve got to say that I love these in the Apple store, and I like this version too. The Rondo Pouf is a nice sturdy ottoman perfect for seating and they’re really quiet comfortable.

Purchase Information:

Price: $148
Availability: Buy Rondo Pouf here

Equal Area Map

Most of us could probably use a good look at this map- or at least post it up somewhere prominent to remind ourselves that there are many other places in the world. Not trying to be philosophical here, just suggesting some perspective.

“This map doesn’t just look good, it also serves a useful purpose. It is an Equal Area Projection, meaning that all countries are in correct proportion to one another in terms of size. This is rare in global mapping: maps generally illustrate their “mother” country as disproportionately large. Available in two versions. Version 1: yellow to red to purple and Version 2: (limited edition) green to salmon to brown.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Equal Area Map here

Noisy Furniture

You too can look like a crazy genius.

“Noisy Furniture is a modular furniture system. Each element attaches to the next via a Dual Lock re-closable fastener. This allows one to create endless constructions ranging from a straight and sober aesthetic to something wild and unexpected.”

Limited Edition of 21 sets with engraved lamp part.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,250.00
Availability: Buy Noisy Furniture here

Cool Feet

These sound like a very smart buy for all of you laptop owners. And quite affordable, might I add…

“Cool feet are 4 small ‘feet’ with suction cups at the end. Or actually, they are suction cups in the size of small ‘feet’ that attach to the bottom of your laptop, allowing the heat to be dispersed properly. Why is that smart you might ask? Well for starters angled keyboards are more ergonomic than a flat one and a raised laptop protects your furniture from any heat damage… But the kicker is that when laptops release their excess heat, they become faster! And isn’t speed something we all want in our machines?”

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Availability: Buy Cool Feet here

+336+ SMS Mirror

Now, let me just say I know this is terribly expensive, but it’s also terribly cool, and I’m hoping that there will soon be a more affordable version (I’m almost sure of it because technology is just that way) for us all to have. It’s a mirror that accepts SMS messages from a phone! I suppose this is a little more of what we would expect of the 21st century, given that we have high expectations from a childhood cartoon.

“The +336+, designed by Robert Stadler (of the French design group Radi Designers), is a mirror able to receive SMS messages sent from a mobile phone. The messages appear as luminous text, running on the mirrors’ surface when one gets close to the mirror.”

Limited edition of 20.

27.5″ x 21.6″

Purchase Information:

Price: $10,000.00
Availability: Buy +336+ SMS Mirror here

Driade – Tokyo Pop Armchair by Tokujin Yoshioka

The curves of this chair are incredibly lovely.

“the tokyo pop armchair, constructed from polyethylene, was designed by tokujin yoshioka for driade and is part of yoshioka’s most famous series. his creations, easy to understand at first sight, hide cross-meanings and imply a deep mental involvement while translating the original poetic intuition into a concrete ready to use piece. the armchair is available in orange, light orange, green-grey, or white sand… suitable for indoor or outdoor use.”

33.85″ w x 30.7″ d x 29.75″ h
16.5″ seat height x 24.8″ arm height

(Currently there are 3 for 20% off the listed price.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $587.00
Availability: Buy Driade – Tokyo Pop Armchair by Tokujin Yoshioka here