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Kris

About Kris: Kris has taught architectural drafting, auto-cad for interiors and kitchen and bath design at the college level. Her interests are focused in design resulting in reduction of cost, space and environmental impact. Kris works full time in a technical field and is currently fixing up a 100 year old house in the sleepy Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village. (View Profile)

 
 

Bird Chaise Lounge

This is a stunning piece designed by tom dixon for cappellini in 1991. As a bonus, you can buy extra covers too.

Bird is an aptly named rocking chaise – looking somewhat like a bird with its tail in the air – that allows the sitter to balance on their center of gravity or simply rock back and forth. Very comfortable and a great conversation piece, the bird has an upholstered wooden structure with a removable external cover available in a choice of fabrics or leathers. Extremely popular with children it seems- they love to sit on it in the store.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3216
Availability: Buy Bird Chaise Lounge here

Relax Chair

Here’s a great little accent chair at a great price.

Few chairs cut a slim, low-angled profile while having the kind of wide seat support that lets you settle in. Fewer still manage to be slender and inviting without hogging space. The European-style Andrew Relaxer does it all with a lineup of unbeatable qualities, from gently curving lines, rich chocolate bi-cast leather to an elegant profile suitable for any room.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $149
Availability: Buy Relax Chair here

Flex Sofa

If you ignore how this sofa looks like it’s in a CB2 showroom, you can almost sort of picture it in a real home as a really cool sofa/convertible bed.

Convertible three-position seater/sleeper is the am/pm solution for the space-challenged or the friendly out-of-towner. By day it’s an upright but comfy lounge that can also angle back 45 degrees for TV/reading. Shut-eye rolls around, the back flips all the way down and voilĂ …a worthy platform bed with real pocketed coil mattress innersprings that sleeps two. Tailored bright neutral in olivine textured weave channeled with a baseball topstitch and neat flange along the edge.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $999
Availability: Buy Flex Sofa here

Stool One by Konstantin Grcic

These look a little like they’ve just come off the mother ship, but I really like their angular lines.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $392
Availability: Buy Stool One by Konstantin Grcic here

puzzle carpet by magis me too collection

I love how thick this carpet is.

make flooring fun with the innovative, interactive puzzle carpet by satyendra pakhale. the pieces interlock with each other in numerous ways and each set comes with 7 puzzle pieces. buy several sets and cover the floor! the puzzle carpet comes in 3 natural patterns: water, sand, and grass.

Each piece is 14″ x 14″ and .6″ thick

(price/retailer info updated 01/19/09)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00
Availability: Buy puzzle carpet by magis me too collection here

RGBy

This light uses it’s surroundings to dictate what color it will glow.

Believe it or not, this intriguing little device has the amazing, chameleon-like ability to change colors according to its environment. The way it works is sort of like a one-pixel camera; turn it on and three LED lights (in red, blue and green) detect the strength of reflected light, then matches and stores the external color source. For multi-colored surfaces, the average color is reflected. Sure, it does make a perfect tool for decorators and designers… but for something as cool as this, do you really even need to find a practical use?

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Purchase Information:

Price: $199
Availability: Buy RGBy here

NORRSTEN

This is a great piece from Ikea.

The doors have no knobs or handles, but open by applying light pressure.
2 smooth-running drawers with ball-bearing slides and pull-out stop.
4 adjustable shelves; adjust spacing according to your storage needs.
Adjustable feet keeps it stable on uneven surfaces.
2 stationary shelves for greater stability.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy NORRSTEN here

Alex and Chloe Fawn Necklace

Another great acrylic piece from Alex and Chloe, and it’s 50% off.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $27.00
Availability: Buy Alex and Chloe Fawn Necklace here

Fauna Pico Pillows – Kitten

awwww….

Hand printed water based ink, 100 percent organic cotton broadcloth.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $28
Availability: Buy Fauna Pico Pillows – Kitten here

Bridge Side Table

This glossy side table is simple and cool.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $179
Availability: Buy Bridge Side Table here

Elephants wall graphic

This is such a perfect wall graphic for a child’s room.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $12
Availability: Buy Elephants wall graphic here

Simple Double Doux Bed

This innovative bed frame shape allows a quick transition between a single size bed, a full size bed or two beds. (Get it? Simple, Double or Doux). It’s very cool but it will set you back around $3,500.00 and it needs to be shipped from Switzerland.

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Electronic Calculator M by Naoto Fukasawa

Perfectly simple solar-powered calculator by Naoto Fukasawa.

No matter how complex your calculations may be, the Electric Calculator M was designed to make things a bit more simple. With easy to read numbers, a slightly elevated display section, and uniform color on both body and keys, any elements of complexity have been scaled back as much as possible. The idea of doing work has suddenly become a bit more attractive…

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Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy Electronic Calculator M by Naoto Fukasawa here

Rocco Side Table

Available in black, grey and white, this side table is a nice and modern piece for next to your sofa or bed.

Constructed of flat bar steel legs with a high polish finish and your choice of marble table top. A great side table to tie everything together.

Table Top Diameter: 18.5″
Height: 21″

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299
Availability: Buy Rocco Side Table here

Faceted Lamp

This looks a little lopsided, which may be a little unsettling after a while, but I do really like all the facets.

A new angle on illumination. Resin base, white cotton shade. 100W bulb (not included). UL listed. White.
14″diam x 24.5″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149
Availability: Buy Faceted Lamp here