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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)

 
 

Deja-Vu Chair

The Deja-Vu Chair by my favorite designer, Naoto Fukasawa, is on sale.

Made from mirror-polished aluminum with a contrasting oak wood back, this chair is a modern take on a traditional form and makes an attractive addition to a kitchen or dining area. It comes flat packed and is easy to assemble. Made by Magis.

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Deja-Vu Chair here

Myko Vases

These are great display pieces for dry botanicals.

On the edge. Conceptual box in expanse of wavy matte white stoneware has gallery presence. Helicopter view: asymmetrical opening in the top flows into a cool “V” dip at the rim. Dry botanicals only.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Myko Vases here

Typography Pins

For all you typeface fans out there.


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683 settee by Kho Liang Le for Artifort

Lovely and simple sofa. The seat and back cushions rest independently of the frame and look amazingly comfortable.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $4422
Availability: Buy 683 settee by Kho Liang Le for Artifort here

Bavarian Band

I really love little miniature figures. These are tiny tiny at a 1/87 reduction. They remind me of this artist’s work or this necklace by Anne Gerricke.

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Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Hotline Dining Table

I have got to say, CB2 has really nailed it with this collection. This table is a great dining table or would look good as a desk too.

Red-hot. Hand-welded iron X crosses two U’s for one red-hot diner. Impressive miters are hand-sanded obsessively smooth, invisible to the eye. Lobster red powdercoat is a major pop every which way but price. Extra long rectangular glass top reveals all, seats 6. Levelers included.

Metal X-base with lobster red powdercoat finish
Glass top
Levelers and glass bumpers included

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/12/09)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Hotline Dining Table here

Zen side table on sale

This cute little side table is almost $100 off the original price.

Simple, straightforward lines with a distinctly Asian flair. Two-tiered tables have subtly angled legs; bottom shelf provides storage or display space. Wood construction. Simple assembly. Gray stain.

19″sq x 20″h.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.99
Availability: Buy Zen side table on sale here

molto sectional

Finally, an inexpensive sectional with Italian simplicity. Even the color is perfect. I’m very impressed.

  • Benchmade, kiln-dried hardwood frame
  • 100% polyester fabric: grey
  • Tight back and seat with foam core cushioning
  • Back pillows have duck feather/down insert
  • Plinth detail at base
  • Spot clean

(update: price as shown is about $3414.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3414.00
Availability: Buy molto sectional here

PXR-6 Ultranoir

The PXR-6 has been revamped on the inside, but functions and looks the same on the outside.

The functions remain the same and are simple, clear and to the point: time and date on a dark background with light type. And when the light button is pressed, it glows with beautiful blue light. The bracelet is almost an inch wide and can be adjusted to a minimum length of 6.5″ (16,5 cm) or a maximum of 8.25″ (21 cm).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy PXR-6 Ultranoir here

Blu Dot One Night Stand Sleeper

Instantly turn your living room into a guest room with this innocuous looking sofa. Just flip the seat forward and it converts into a queen size mattress.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1799
Availability: Buy Blu Dot One Night Stand Sleeper here

Display Domes

As a self-described minimalist, I usually don’t like the idea of allowing room for trinkets and such, but it is rather unrealistic to think that in your life you aren’t going to acquire some mementos along the way. I like how Marlon and Jace use display domes (as seen in their Apartment Therapy home tour) to create distinct display areas without making the space look cluttered.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50-$62
Availability: Buy Display Domes here

Vibe Clock

I love the super slim red arms on this clock.

Glass wall clock with metal dial. 12″ dia (30 cm dia)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Vibe Clock here

Ora-Ito’s The Hub

This little device looks slightly insane, but perhaps that’s appropriate considering the amount of other devices and peripherals we have to attach to our computers/ipods/bodies/lives.

Famed designer Ora-Ito designed this hub to work with Mac or PC. Its globe shape, glossy white polycarbonate finish, and flexible cables give it a distinctive, out-of-this-world look. This new model simplifies the formula, ditching the firewire ports, fan and light to provide you with seven USB ports. Each port is linked to a colorful LED that illuminates through the casing when plugged in. The Hub is also great for charging your iPod, camera, cell phone and other devices that charge from a USB port. Bundled with 8 flexible cables, an external power supply, a USB extension cable, and a flower petals kit, the LaCie USB 2.0 Hub comes fully equipped for making all of your connections.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Ora-Ito’s The Hub here

Bague Table Lamp by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto

Patricia Urquiola is a master at taking any material and making it look soft and delicate.

The inspiration for the Bague table lamp was drawn from the shape of a ring. It was first presented with material never before used to make a lamp. The result was a stretched metal mesh painted white or light grey, whose surface was covered in transparent silicone resin, to diffuse a soft filtered light. A thick plexiglass ‘stopper’ was used to cut glare and increase the propagation of light upwards.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $443.00
Availability: Buy Bague Table Lamp by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto here

USB Turntable

Fantasize about digitizing your life?

Turn all those dusty LPs into digital gold with this USB-ready turntable, or get started on that career as a DJ. Both MAC and PC compatible, it’s easy as pie with a plug-and-play guarantee and easy-to-use software that’ll have your hot tracks jockeying on the decks and on your MP3 player. The belt-drive turntable has two convenient start-stop buttons for multiple setup options, as well as anti-skating, 33 1/3 and 45 speeds (plus a 45 adapter), RCA and USB lines out, a 1/8″ stereo input, a built-in pre-amplifier, a cartridge and stylus, and rubber feet that won’t slip. The turntable also comes with all the software and cords you’ll need to get set up in a jiffy.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy USB Turntable here