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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)

 
 

Working Class Heroes Laptop Bag

Multi function laptop bag from the kids in Vienna.

The bag has multiple handles and carrying options, and when not being used to carry a laptop can be folded in half and used just as a regular bag.

Fits mac book / mac book air / macbook pro 15″/17″ and other laptops. features three zipper and two main outside pockets with concealed magnetic closures (so nothing gets scratched or stuck as with velcro) for your charger, iphone/ipod, keys, etc.

Purchase Information:

Price: $375
Availability: Buy Working Class Heroes Laptop Bag here

Cardboard Robot Chairs

Super light but surprisingly strong seating from Cardboard Robot. Made entirely of industrial sized cardboard and glue.

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Norwegian Wood by Maxim Velcovsky

Porcelain wood candle holder from the enchanted Maxim Velcovsky.

Size, 39cm x 15cm x 3cm

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Purchase Information:

Price: £55
Availability: Buy Norwegian Wood by Maxim Velcovsky here

Moddi Murphy Bed

Murphy Beds are great for multi-purpose rooms and space saving. But they’re a little expensive and can be pretty ugly. Over at Moddi Murphy Beds you can buy instructions for how to make your own with parts totaling less than $275. The best part about it is that since it’s DIY, you can select your own outer finish or wood type.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Moddi Murphy Bed here

Elemento Bed

The Elemento Bed’s headboard slopes slightly back for reading, and also comes with a removable slipcover for easy cleaning.

I really like how the design of the legs are an extension of the bed itself and not just slapped on there.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,150.00
Availability: Buy Elemento Bed here

Limited Edition Print: Heart Breakout

I think there’s nothing like a nice graphic print to add visual interest to a wall without breaking the bank.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Limited Edition Print: Heart Breakout here

Waveform Shelf as a desk

We’ve posted the Waveform Shelf before, but Danielle over at Apartment Therapy came up with the idea of mounting it lower and using it as a little laptop desk. For those of us with small quarters, it’s a brilliant idea. What’s more, the fact that it has no legs means it will take up no floor space, which we all know makes a space look larger.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Waveform Shelf as a desk here

Vert Design’s MC Mallet

Oh Flat Pack, I love you.

CNC cut flat packed hammer. Ideal for woodworking, cooking, furniture assembly or as a child’s toy.

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD40.00
Availability: Buy Vert Design’s MC Mallet here

Skew Dining Table

This splayed leg dining table would also be great as a desk.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Skew Dining Table here

401 Loveseat

This has got to be the best deal around on a sofa. Now mind you, the price is so low, you may want to investigate the upholstery by asking for a swatch. But, if you’re on a tight budget and need something to sit on for a small space, this may be just what you’re looking for.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $600
Availability: Buy 401 Loveseat here

Message Tape–Pixel

A new version (pixel) of this 2″ wide message tape rounds out the collection nicely.

If you haven’t seen it before, the idea here is you mark out the white areas with a Sharpie to create a custom message.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Message Tape–Pixel here

Phonofone II Ipod Speaker

We’ve probably all seen this before as a concept piece, but they’re now in production and taking pre-orders for shipment in April.

The Phonofone amplifies the sound that comes out of your earbuds and is made entirely from ceramic. Not only does it function entirely without electricity (other than the Ipod, ofcourse), but it’s quite a stunning sculptural piece as well.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Phonofone II Ipod Speaker here

Mellow Sectional

This new sectional from CB2 allows you to create endless seating arrangements and possibilities.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Mellow Sectional here

Piero Dining Chair

This simple, laminated wood dining chair is actually quite affordable.

Currently on clearance so only available in ‘natural’ wood or ‘wenge’.
Suitable for commercial use.

Purchase Information:

Price: $152.00
Availability: Buy Piero Dining Chair here

Divide Bench

This powder-coated steel bench is perfect for indoor or outdoor applications. Also available in custom colors.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1999
Availability: Buy Divide Bench here