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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)


Icon Stool by Matthias Demacker

“There is no mistaking the minimalist look of Matthias Demacker’s Icon stool! The piece is made from two sheets of aluminum, bent and welded into two dramatic, triangular shapes. The segments meet at their most precarious points, but the stool remains perfectly balanced! A fantastic example of formal reductionism!

Stackable and compact, the Icon is available in red, black, white or aluminum with a removable, black cushion.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $729
Availability: Buy Icon Stool by Matthias Demacker here

Tivoli Audio iYiYi

In most cases, I’d rather have 1 item that performs two functions instead of 2 that each only perform one. But for some reason, listening to iTunes on my computer doesn’t really work for me while I’m using my computer. It slows down my computer a little and the speakers leave a little to be desired. I’ve been wanting a external way to listen to my iTunes library and I think this may just be it.

“The iYiYi system connects and charges all dockable iPods. Its precise digital tuner includes five FM and five AM station preset buttons, a ‘seek’ function, and built-in AM and FM antennas. The backlit display provides information on station tuning, the time, and the 20-minute sleep timer indicator. It all adds up to the ultimate home audio system for anyone looking for iPod and radio control in one unit. Available in black and white. Dimensions: 7.36″H x 11.88″ W x 8.66″ D. Weight: 6.33 lbs”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Tivoli Audio iYiYi here

Campfire by Klein Reid

The Campfire still life by Klein Reid brings the outdoors in. In large spaces, it would perfect for that void corner.

“Campfire includes three logs, five rocks and a stick, all in raw matte porcelain. as with everything from klein / reid, this piece’s detail is its real strength. ”

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Campfire by Klein Reid here

touche du bois / cubes

Domestic, a French company is teaming up with a bunch of cool designers (Jeremy Scott, Marcel Wanders, Kaws, Ich&Kar, etc.) to make some really cool wall appliquès. I like these floating cubes a lot.

“Ich&Kar, a tandem of graphic designers who cast an outlandish but qualified gaze on a range of subjects as varied as fashion, gastronomy, music, design and arcchitecture from luxury to consumer goods. Creators of messages and imaginative images turned into visual identity, their aim is to inspire sense with lightness and humour.”

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Kara Lounge Chair

This lounge chair doesn’t have a pedigree, but the legs are certainly reminiscent of Paul Kjaerholm’s Springing Chair. If you don’t mind owning a referential piece, then this chair may not be a bad choice.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $949.00
Availability: Buy Kara Lounge Chair here

Inhabit Triptic Slats Hanging Panels

These panels are actually a great way to liven up a boring wall without a major re-haul or wallpapering. It’s perfect for renters and homeowners alike.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $348.00
Availability: Buy Inhabit Triptic Slats Hanging Panels here

Candleholder Flashlight by David Weeks

Look! It’s the repurposing of a the candleholder shape into a flashlight. This is pretty cool.

“This flashlight can be perfectly concealed on your bookcase or mantle top. It uses bright LED bulbs and is powered by 3 AA batteries (not included).”

Designed by David Weeks.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Alessi Body Scale

Ever since Katie posted this sink over in our ‘Remodel’ section, I’ve been having fantasies about the perfect bathroom.

I think this would fit in nicely.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Availability: Buy Alessi Body Scale here

Frank Gehry Sofa

On my commute to work everyday I get to see the gorgeous LA Philharmonic building designed by Frank Gehry. If I had a back yard fabulous enough to justify it, I would get the Frank Gehry Sofa. It’s currently on sale and almost sold out at DWR.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1020
Availability: Buy Frank Gehry Sofa here

Orlando Chair

Here’s a nice little simple chair with a removable cover.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $898.00
Availability: Buy Orlando Chair here

Corner Frame

This would definitely add a little quirky interest to a corner. I’m thinking I’d like to frame my old prom picture with the corner right between me and my date. What was his name again?

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More information:

View Corner Frame here

Convex Drum side table

This little drum side table is now on sale and affordable enough to buy a few if you wanted to have multiples in a room.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $149
Availability: Buy Convex Drum side table here


The SpaceStation is a USB hub station which allows for cord management for up to four devices when you have your laptop connected.

Available in black or white.

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.99
Availability: Buy SpaceStation here

Traby Coffee Table

I was at my friend’s great loft last weekend, and right in front of his >$18,000 sofa is this little blocky table. Certain that it too came with a large price tag, I was quite surprised to find out it was a $100 solid* wood table from Ikea. The photo doesn’t really do it justice. This little guy can hold his own in sophisticated settings. Trust me on this one.

The lower tray is completely removable.

edit: it’s actually not solid wood. But it certainly feels like it.

Fiberboard, Ash veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer, Ash veneer, Honeycomb structure recycled paper filling, Particleboard

Thanks Brad!

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Traby Coffee Table here

Lane Chair

This hard to miss chair comes with a removable felt color and is actually pretty affordable considering it includes an ottoman.

Made in Denmark.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $698.00
Availability: Buy Lane Chair here