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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)

 
 

Writing Desk by Michael Young

Writing Desk is a new take on the old letter writing desks.

Includes drawer and concealed light.

Dimensions:
63″L x 26.75″D x 45.25″H

Desk Height: 29.75″
Materials: Felt, Aluminum, Corian, Wood Conglomerate.


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Purchase Information:

Price: $2750
Availability: Buy Writing Desk by Michael Young here

Manstad Sofa, Chaise and Double Bed with Storage

This sofa converts easily to a full size chaise or a double bed (mattress topper not included), and it also includes storage in the end section, creating a perfect space for bed linens for any over night guests.


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Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Manstad Sofa, Chaise and Double Bed with Storage here

Dwell Studio Bedding now at Target

Dwell studio bedding, once available only at boutique/modern retailers has hit the mass market at Target and is now available for pre-order.


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Purchase Information:

Price: $89
Availability: Buy Dwell Studio Bedding now at Target here

Atoll corner sofa with double wall bed.

This is a great piece which allows for a hidden murphy bed and a great sofa all in one unit. It comes from across the pond, so if you really want it be prepared to pay a pretty penny.


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cloud shelving system by ronan & erwan bouroullec

The cloud shelving system can be repeated multiple times (ad infinitum, in fact) due to its unique shape. It can be used for shelving and also, if enough are used to create a fantastic room divider.

Cloud is made of a high-density polystyrene and is available in 4 colors: white, light green, dark green or red. units sold separately. shipping to be quoted by a unicahome representative.

dimensions: 73.8″ x 15.75″ x 41.4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $776
Availability: Buy cloud shelving system by ronan & erwan bouroullec here

frame modular seating system by paola lenti

This modular seating is quite stunning.

“frame is a modular seating system including armchairs, chairs, love seat, lounge chairs, benches, pouf and side table. upholstery in paola lenti’s signature felt.
the structure is made of aluminum sections upholstered and joined together in pre-established multiples. external structural elements made of stainless steel AISI 316. feet in polycarbonate.”


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C2- Climate Control

Herman Miller has a new space aged heating and cooling solution which uses a patented, energy-efficient thermal technology to deliver both heating and cooling from a single, compact unit which consumes 90% less energy than a typical space heater.

“The C2 not only improves your comfort level, it filters the air around you by intercepting particles of dust, pollen and dander as small as five microns.

And, because the C2 is not a space heater, it doesn’t contain any exposed heating coils, chemicals or harmful emissions. No filling with water or recharging is necessary, and the filter is removable for cleaning. The unit will shut itself off after four hours, as an added energy saver. UL listed and plugs into a standard 110v AC. The C2 Climate Control is a fully licensed product of Herman Miller®, Inc.”


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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy C2- Climate Control here

Shinto Two-Drawer Storage Unit

The Shinto Storage Unit would be quite suitable for a media center and is now on sale. “The Shinto measures out to 72″ wide, has a high gloss lacquer finish with a chrome steel frame and tempered glass top. It is available in Red, White, Tan and Black finishes.”


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Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Shinto Two-Drawer Storage Unit here

Torch

This pendant light would look pretty stunning in the right space. I can see it over a large scale dining table with high ceilings.

43.25″L x 13″W x 10″H 130″OAH


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Purchase Information:

Price: $529.00
Availability: Buy Torch here

Blur Lounge Chair

This chair has the modern classic look without the price tag. Available in either graphite on oak or walnut veneer.

“The Blur Lounge Chair and Ottoman has springy wooden slats that share the spotlight with a frame that has all the right angles.”

Lounge chair – H 26.5″ x W 26″ x D 26″, seat height 15.5″
Ottoman – H 15.5″ x W 26″ x D18″


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Purchase Information:

Price: $399-$699
Availability: Buy Blur Lounge Chair here

Nicolette Brunklaus Shady Tree Outside Lamp Shade

This piece is pretty pricey, but it would transform your space nicely.

16″h x 17.75″w at top and 21.25″w at bottom.


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Purchase Information:

Price: $432.00
Availability: Buy Nicolette Brunklaus Shady Tree Outside Lamp Shade here

Round Ring by 22designstudio

Recently DesignBoom was selling some of 22designstudio’s rings, and they sold out in a flash. I was lucky enough to get one, and I’ve got to say I love it.  The rings are made of Stainless and concrete, and the concrete feels surprisingly smooth.

“Drawn freehand by the designer, the circular frame of this ring acts as
the beginning of a dialog between the designer and the person wearing
it. The circular design creates ever-lasting space for communication
and interaction between creator and receiver, designer and customer.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Round Ring by 22designstudio here

STAACH Cain Collection Chairs

These sturdy, stackable chairs are simple and spartan.

Made out of
certified wood sourced in the US each piece is fabricated in their NY
workshop.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $380
Availability: Buy STAACH Cain Collection Chairs here

Mandal Dresser

Affordable, solid wood dresser. I like the subtlety of the drawer handles and the contrast of the frame to the drawers.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Mandal Dresser here

Barn Beam Tables

“Strong enough to hold up barn roofs in their former life, these reclaimed antique beam side tables from Vermont artisans are hand-hewn. Each piece is crafted from “found” American lumber up to 200 years old. Imperfections, such as warps, cracks, nail holes, and worm holes have been left untouched intentionally, to capture the charm, warmth, and patina of the antique wood. Our two sizes partnered here form smooth, tiered table tops for bedside or chair-side use. Made in the USA.”

SMALL 7.5″L x 14.5″W x 18″H
LARGE 8″L x 18.5″W x 24″H

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Purchase Information:

Price: $235-$260
Availability: Buy Barn Beam Tables here