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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)

 
 

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

PAON Bath Collection by Kazuhiko Tomita

The Paon Bath Collection is designed based on “the influence of a herd of elephants.”

A statement from the designer: “it is quite friendly and spiritual to hold these smoothly curved noses of elephants in porcelain. the low level of vital force could be activated by drinking divine water from the [mug]. any moment in any bathroom becomes more ritual by contacting with them directly.”

The entire herd is made up by the following:

* mug
* toothbrush holder
* soap dish
* containers with lids (3 sizes)
* wall hooks (2 sizes)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy PAON Bath Collection by Kazuhiko Tomita here

Elise bed by Jasper Morrison

I love the simplicity of this bed.

“Bed with frame in steel and wood, staves in beech plywood. Multi-density polyurethane foam padding, turned feet in polished natural aluminum. removable cover in fabrics and leathers of the collection. An additional removable cover in pelle ovo, tela bianca or tela forte is also available.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $835-$4,570.00
Availability: Buy Elise bed by Jasper Morrison here

Breakup

Like Neil Sedaka says, Breakin’ up is hard to do. Cry your tears away in this handkerchief break up letter.

100% cotton poplin.
Size : A4
Folded in a transparent envelope.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $21
Availability: Buy Breakup here

‘The Night is Young’ Wall Mural

This large scale wall mural (10 feet wide, 8 feet high) features a night scene photographed by Seattle Times photographer, Aaron Morris.

Comes in 6 panels and includes paste & hanging instructions. Easy to install and remove, so it’s perfect for apartment dwellers and home owners alike.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $200
Availability: Buy ‘The Night is Young’ Wall Mural here

Light Switch by Tobias Wong

I was actually looking for something like this recently because I read before I go to bed and then I’m too tired to turn off the light–you know the story–and when I finally get up to turn the light out, it wakes me up a little then I can’t go to bed.

I think we’ve all seen this before, but I had sort of forgotten about it because maybe it was only a concept piece before? I can’t recall. But in any case, it’s available now.

“Another “instant” classic from Tobias Wong. Melding wit with functionality, this wireless light switch can control any light fixture (or any electrical device) within 100 feet. Attach the remote component to the fixture of your choice and simply “flip the switch”.”

Open edition in Chrome and a Limited Edition of 500 in 14k Gold.

Or, as one of our faithful readers wrote in, you can get one of these as an alternative.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy Light Switch by Tobias Wong here

upholstered block headboard

Here’s a surprisingly nice headboard from WestElm.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $169.99
Availability: Buy upholstered block headboard here

Choe and Tomlinson Death Wish Self Portrait Mirror

“Let’s face it. We are a society obsessed with appearance. And it seems Choe & Tomlinson have caught us fixing our hair in the reflection of the drugstore window one too many times. So they have taken it upon themselves to make our next glimpse in the mirror a bit more humorous. After all, a goofy smile looks great on everybody.

Jeannie Choe and Steven Tomlinson’s Black Death Wish Mirror combines vanity and mortality in a pop Victorian silhouette.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Choe and Tomlinson Death Wish Self Portrait Mirror here

Panton Junior chair now on sale

If you’ve been eying the Panton Junior chair, now is your chance to get it for a song.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Availability: Buy Panton Junior chair now on sale here

Mid-Century Sofa

Here’s a nice little economical sofa that can be converted to a twin size bed. The conversion isn’t done quickly as the back support needs to be unscrewed, but it is a dual function piece none the less.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $480.00
Availability: Buy Mid-Century Sofa here

Eames House Bird

“Charles and Ray Eames liked to surround themselves with traditional craft objects from around the world, which they collected on their extensive travels. One of their favourite objects was a bird made of black painted wood that was produced in the Appalachian Mountains at the beginning of the 20th century. The figure accompanied them from the 1950s onwards and can be seen in many photographs of the Eames’ living room. Based on the original artefact and in cooperation with the Eames Family, Vitra is now producing the first series of this figure.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Eames House Bird here

Desk Tower by Hiroshi Yamasaki, 2005

Un-stack this pyramid-shaped design object to reveal four practical desk accessories in contrasting colors: a paper- weight, paper clip holder, pencil cup, and memo pad. Made of ABS resin. (Two shown)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Desk Tower by Hiroshi Yamasaki, 2005 here

Deer In Forest Wall Art

I’d buy this in a heartbeat if I had the room.

“Bring the forest indoors with this digital image printed on stretched canvas. Ready for hanging. Imported. Wipe clean.”

48″l,2.5″w, 19.25″h
Canvas, wood

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Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Availability: Buy Deer In Forest Wall Art here

Blik Prose

Yesterday, several people at work were looking for some Blik wall decals for their offices, and I re-discovered these cool custom quotes or phrases available in a variety of fonts.

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More information:

View Blik Prose here

Singgih Kartono Magno Wooden Radio

Sustainably grown wooden radio which is compatible with your ipod.

“Singgih Kartono chooses wood for his radios not just based on aesthetics but on his appreciation of wood’s simplicity and organic vitality. The Magno radio combines the most current mp3 player compatible electronics with sustainably grown woods.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $200
Availability: Buy Singgih Kartono Magno Wooden Radio here