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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)

 
 

Bobol Fruit Bowl

This bowl is made of 22 acrylic pieces which assemble easily without tools. It adds visual interest along with a place to store your fruit.



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Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Bobol Fruit Bowl here

Atlantico: 011 Bed in Cherry

This is a straightforward approach to a bed design, with all the essential planar elements, enhanced by the beauty of solid wood. The headboard features the intriguing grain patterns created both by the horizontal lamination of planks and the varied grain of the timber. Cherry has a naturally red color that enhances its inherent desirability for use in furniture making. A highly prized hardwood, Atlantico’s American Cherry is sourced from sustainable forests where the timber is pruned regularly for consistent, strong and beautiful planks of the highest quality. Headboard, footboard, side beams and central support beam (used on wider beds only) all manufactured from solid planks of American Cherry. Slats that support the mattress manufactured from solid American Basswood.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1945.00
Availability: Buy Atlantico: 011 Bed in Cherry here

Tier Shelving

“Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving. Behind the Tier Shelving’s simple silhouette lies a complicated fabrication technique resulting in no visible hardware. As well as appearing to be free floating, this wall mounted shelving system is available in two different shelf depths, 12″ or 16″. An optional 24″ deep desk surface is also available. Shelf widths are available in 4′ or 8′ lengths. In addition, you may choose an overall unit height of 6′ or 8′. To customize your unit further, you may choose from two different dimensions between your shelves, 12.75″ or 17.25″.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,200.00
Availability: Buy Tier Shelving here

Theta Chair

Here’s a nice little lounge chair for those of us who can’t get enough of rectilinear furniture.



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Purchase Information:

Price: $505.00
Availability: Buy Theta Chair here

Kyoto 2 Tops Coffee Table

This is a great design at a relatively low price.

Update: There’s a similar (if not the same) table available in the wenge listed for $299.00 here. (thanks Chin!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy Kyoto 2 Tops Coffee Table here

Tirup Chair

Yet another surprising find from the big Swedish retailer.

Dimensions:
Width: 30 3/4 ”
Depth: 31 1/8 ”
Height: 34 5/8 ”
Seat width: 23 5/8 ”
Seat depth: 18 1/8 ”
Seat height: 17 3/8 “

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Tirup Chair here

Design Public Crew / Los Angeles / Photobooths

Last night, Design Public’s Matt & Drew (middle & right) and I were all hanging out in Wallpaper’s Best City of 2008, Los Angeles, for a little Standard Hotel / 7Grand / Dresden Room / House of Pies action, when I forced the guys into a photobooth.

I love photobooths because the resulting pictures look fairly consistent regardless of time period. I have a pretty good collection of photo strips, starting with one of me and my mom when I’m 4 years old. I’ve been wanting to find a good way to display them, and I was thinking of enlarging them and putting them on my wall, almost like wallpaper. I recently discovered that someone’s already done that, and it looks pretty great.

we are sleep club

Molo – textile softseating by forsythe and macallen for molo

“Like the kraft paper version, each of the flexible honeycomb units of textile softseating is modular with magnetic end panels, allowing them to fan open into stools, or for any two or more of the same size pieces to be connected together to create long winding benches and unique seating topographies. the flexible nature and large diameter of the fanning loungers and 36”dia. stools, allows them to be leaned on top of one another, or against walls to create uniquely contoured organic shapes with backrests.

the combinations of joining, stacking and leaning the fanning stools, benches and loungers allows endless possibilities for creating seating environments and interior landscapes.

with use over time, the edges of the textile material will gently soften, creating a unique organic pattern within the crisp honeycomb geometry of the structure.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $270
Availability: Buy Molo – textile softseating by forsythe and macallen for molo here

Mac Bag by Studio Leung

For those of you who bought the Mac Book Air (or “MBA”, as the cool kids are calling it), you can now purchase a pretty cool bag based on the commercial where the laptop is being pulled out of a manila envelope. The bags are going to be made in limited production so if you want one, get one now.

34.5 x 24.7 x 22 mm
waxed cotton, felt lining, plastic & rubber cord

Purchase Information:

Price: $80
Availability: Buy Mac Bag by Studio Leung here

One Less Desk

My new friend Adam alerted me that the fine folks over at Hecker Design are now taking pre-orders for their one less desk which will ship in March.

The idea behind One Less Desk is that CRT’s are being traded up for flat screen monitors and one can now survive with much less desk surface area than before.

What about all your paperwork, you ask? I’ve been following the 37 Signals’ David Heinemeier’s suggestion to scan all my papers and bills to PDF and then shred them–that way I’ve got everything I could possibly need at my fingertips even if I’m at home, the office or out of town.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy One Less Desk here

Elliott Sofa

“A modern retreat, sleek and streamlined, with luxurious textured velvet upholstery and stitched detail tufting over deep, sumptuous padding. Hardwood frame, solid wood legs. Stain resistant. Fully assembled. Clay or dune.”

81″l x 35″w x 29″h.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $999
Availability: Buy Elliott Sofa here

Fuller Rug from Peace Industry

Felted rug from Iran made with Fair Trade practices and environmental considerations in mind.

“Peace Industry rugs are not woven, but pressed. Layers of wool fibers are arranged in the desired pattern on a tarp on the floor and boiling water is sprinkled on the top. The tarp is then rolled up, and the roll is walked on and worked until the wool sets. This entire process is done by hand, ensuring that each rug is unique. Made from wool that’s chosen for its strength and durability, Peace Industry rugs are naturally stain-resistant and the high content of lanolin protects them from foot traffic and wear and tear. Over time, the rugs will continue to soften and the colors will brighten. The Raissinas have a strong commitment to the environment and Fair Trade practices – the felting process requires no chemicals or toxins, and they guarantee that no worker is paid sub-living wages. Made in Iran.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2020
Availability: Buy Fuller Rug from Peace Industry here

SLOOM&SLORDIG shelves

I love these haphazardly stacked shelves from the kids at SLOOM&SLORDIG.

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Marmalade pet care Sweet Lounge Cat Bed

Here’s a cardboard cat bed/cat scratcher from Marmalade.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Marmalade pet care Sweet Lounge Cat Bed here

Birdhouse cuckoo clock

This little birdhouse cuckoo clock houses a cuckoo who announces the time every hour, unless it’s dark out–thanks to a light sensor.

Made in Italy.

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