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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)

 
 

Hudson Media Cabinet

What a lovely media storage cabinet. It’s solid walnut (or cherry, if you prefer) with a stainless steel base. The shelves are large enough to accommodate the giant cable boxes that Time Warner seem to keep giving us, as well as all your dvd players, Roku’s, cable modems, etc. It’s pretty pricey, but it is one of those pieces that you will certainly have forever and ever.

Dimensions: 82w 20d 24h
Materials: Solid Walnut, Stainless Steel

Purchase Information:

Price: $2099.00
Availability: Buy Hudson Media Cabinet here

Brigitta Dresser

Here’s a great dresser at a relatively low price. This is a piece that you’ll probably have for a very long time.

Five removable drawers
Sheesham wood
38″H, 32″W, 15.5″D

Purchase Information:

Price: $798.00
Availability: Buy Brigitta Dresser here

Endless Rain Record

After moving from Texas to Los Angeles, the one thing that I really miss (except for my friends and family, of course) is the torrential downpours we would get in the summer. This record from Kyouei Design creates and endless loop of rain sounds–and might just make me feel less homesick.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39
Availability: Buy Endless Rain Record here

Matryoshka End Table by Rich Brilliant and Willing

Rich Brilliant and Willing is one of my new favorite design houses and the trio are definitely ones to watch. Their new Matryoshka table featureswood slats with each seam being overlapped by the one next to it.

The table gets its name because each of the three sizes (End, Cocktail & Coffee) – can nest inside one another, like Matryoshka Dolls.

Available in white, black, red or green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Availability: Buy Matryoshka End Table by Rich Brilliant and Willing here

Ink Posters

Screen prints are one of my favorite ways to add interest to a wall without having to spend too much money.
I’m particularly fond of the works of Ink Posters–they’re simple, modern and not too fussy.

[via things i have seen]

Purchase Information:

Price: £35 and up
Availability: Buy Ink Posters here

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Muji Steel Pipe Desk

An interesting partnership between Muji and Thonet brings us the Bauhaus tubular steel desk.

Made in Germany by Thonet GmbH, the original manufacturer of tubular steel furniture, for MUJI. The desk is made of steel pipe with a speckled MDF top. The drawer unit is sold separately and is made in Japan of steel and polypropylene.

Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Availability: Buy Muji Steel Pipe Desk here

Muji Aluminum Side Table

I love this Aluminum Side Table by Muji. It would be great as bedside tables or I’m even thinking it would be great as a mobile unit for a record player.

Size: 20″l x 19.5″h x 16″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Muji Aluminum Side Table here

Here Hook

Katie and I met the charming Richard Shed a few years ago at ICFF and I picked up his “Here Hook” and it’s one of my favorite pieces.

The Here Hook is a great design piece and at only $10 you can grab a few. Would be great in a kitchen as a dish towel holder, in the bath as a towel hook, or in an entry as a coat rack.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Here Hook here

Cigar Box Wardrobe for Droog

An alternative to the usual Ikea wardrobe, it’s not exactly a cheap storage solution, especially considering the amount of actual storage you actually get for it, but it’s an interesting storage option for those of you for whom money is no object.

By Wieki Somers & Dylan van den Berg
okoume plywood, hinges, sealing paper, laser imprint
includes mirror

Dimensions: 70 x 30 x 201 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $6530.00
Availability: Buy Cigar Box Wardrobe for Droog here

Viking Counter-depth refrigerator

I’ve long been on a hunt for a counter-depth refrigerator so I can finish my kitchen. It seems that the only counter-depth refrigerators are always about $5000 or higher–which is cost-prohibitive to say the least. Somehow I managed to find one for just under $2000.

Width: 35-5/8″
Width with Side Panels: 35-7/8″
Height from Bottom: 70 -1/8″
Height from Bottom with Tops/Grilles: 71-7/8″
Depth to Front of Door: 26-3/4″
Energy Star Rated

Purchase Information:

Price: $1999.00
Availability: Buy Viking Counter-depth refrigerator here

Digitus Numbering by Daniil Dadiomov

From the geniuses at Art Lebedev, digitus self stick pixel door numbers. Judging by the finish, it’s probably not very weatherproof, so it should be used in interior spaces such as apartment, office or hotel room doors.

Available in: white, terracotta, metallic blue, metallic green, metallic magenta

Figure height: 5.5 cm (2.17?)

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.77 ea
Availability: Buy Digitus Numbering by Daniil Dadiomov here

Moooi Clusterlamp by Joel Degermark, 2004

Lately I’ve been thinking of adding a modern pendant lamp in my kitchen with an old medallion for a nice little juxtaposition between old and new. I did it before in my old house and I think it created a nice effect. I just love this Moooi Cluster Lamp and think it would be a perfect modern light fixture. Moooi is one of my favorite design houses right now: they have such a tongue-in-cheek view of design with a perfect sense of proportion and flawless execution.

Dimensions 6.3″W X 6.3″H; includes 118″ of wire. Uses 3 X 60W max E26 (medium base) and 2 X 40W max E12 (candelabra base) incandescent lamps (bulbs are not included).

Ceiling Medallion:

Buy Ceiling Medallion here, $65.79

Purchase Information:

Price: $278.00
Availability: Buy Moooi Clusterlamp by Joel Degermark, 2004 here

Joris Laarman’s Small Heatwave Radiator for Droog Design

I love Joris Laarman’s Heatwave Radiator and I’m happy to discover there is a smaller version with an easier-to-swallow price tag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2750
Availability: Buy Joris Laarman’s Small Heatwave Radiator for Droog Design here

Sebastian Ottoman

Oooh, the Sebastian ottoman is 60% off. Available in cream or black, this would look super modern in the right space.

The Sebastian ottoman is the perfect company for the Sebastian sofa collection or a snazzy piece all on its own. This stylish ottoman is made of a wooden frame with stainless steel legs, CFS foam and imported Italian fabric. This ottoman is available in a choice of cream or black.

Dimensions: 37.4″w x 37.4″d x 13.8h

Purchase Information:

Price: $284.00
Availability: Buy Sebastian Ottoman here

Four Degrees by MicroWorks

I love this so much it hurts my feelings. It’s still currently in prototype, but frankly I’ve been bored with all the available options for shelving so I wanted to post something a little more exciting. From a Tokyo based design firm called MicroWorks–the designers discovered that books tilted at a 4 degree angle don’t accumulate dust as quickly as books which are stored flat. Whatever the reason for the tilt, I love it.

[via yatzer]

More information:

View Four Degrees by MicroWorks here

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