• What Sofa is this?

    Sarah, one of your fellow readers, emailed in asking what sofa this might be. At first glance I thought it was the Tufty Time, but it's a little bit different, obviously. Any ideas? Please comment if you think you know. Update: Doug C. has shared his wisdom. It's the Strips sofa by Cini Boeri for Arflex (1972). Thanks Doug.

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  • More notes on annoying ads

    Okay, so apparently those terribly annoying auto play ads are still happening to some of you. To those of you that have emailed, thank you very much for letting us know. I thought we got every last horrible one, but apparently not. Again, we've never intended these ads to be on our site, and sincere apologies that you've had to put up with them. If an auto play ad happens to you and you feel like helping, can you take a quick screen shot and email us? That will help us track down the guilty party and get these ads ...

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  • Areaware Sale on Gilt (again)

    More Areaware on Gilt Groupe's site today, most of it half price. I picked up a Kuma Pillow for $12, a String Light for $60, and Gran's Candlestick for $22. (Gilt Groupe is an invitation-based site, fyi.)

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  • Elevate 6 piece Box Set

    There's a box set of Elevate Kitchen Tools on sale (until quantities last) through Gilt Groupe for $24, which is a nice bit of a savings off the regular price.

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  • GUS*MODERN Upholstery Sale

    Now's a good time to get some GUS*MODERN, seeing as they are having their 20% off summer sale. Check out Bobby Berk Home and/or 2modern for more details. (For 2modern, use 'GUS' code at checkout.) A few examples of the savings to be had: GT Rocker, $1,095.00, on sale for $875.00 Spencer Sofa, $1,895.00, on sale for $1,515.00 Truss Chair, $895.00, on sale for $716.00

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  • A few quick notes

    Thanks to those of you that have written in about the annoying auto play ads that have attacked you upon visiting the site in the past couple of days. We've notified the network we think responsible to discontinue such ads, as it has never been our intention to allow them. All this to say, if any of you ever experience an annoying and/or horrible ad, please please please save a screen shot and email us so we can stop it. Again, thanks for letting us know. That business aside, we're terribly close to showing you all the new and ...

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  • 2Modern’s Guest Blogging

    2Modern, one of our sponsors, is looking for some new guest bloggers. So if you like sharing your opinion on design and/or architecture and need an outlet, it's your lucky day. How to Be a Guest Blogger for 2Modern.

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  • Blu Dot Sale

    Wha?? A Blu Dot sale on Gilt Groupe? Apologies if you're sick of these sale posts, but the savings are pretty impressive. Shown Above: Chicago 8 Box, (reg: $1,799.00) sale: $799.00

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  • FREE competition

    We normally don't post too many competitions, but in this case I think it's worth it. Larimer + Bernheim is offering their design services free to whichever submission is the most compelling. What they're looking for is a worthwhile and intriguing project, so if you have something in mind, get moving and submit it by July 31st.

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    MoMA: Destination Portugal

    MoMA has a variety of interesting (and exclusive) objects in their Destination Portugal collection. Take a look at our favorites.

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  • Tobias Wong, 1974-2010

    We are very saddened to hear that the extremely talented Tobias Wong passed away in his home in Manhattan on May 30th. He will be missed. Full press release below. D. TOBIAS WONG, 1974-2010 D. Tobias Wong, the Canadian-born, New York-based artist and designer, passed away in the early morning of Sunday, May 30, 2010. He was 35. Through his work, Wong helped bring forth much of what is now taken for granted in contemporary culture. Influenced by Dada and, especially, Fluxus, he questioned authorship through appropriation; held a mirror to our desires and absurdities; upended the hierarchy between design and art, and ...

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    ICFF 2010 Pics are In!

    Ok, I'm a little late getting the pics back to you, I'm sorry, but ICFF was uh-mazing! My jaw actually dropped a few times especially at the prototype items that were there...creativity was definitely not in short supply. And kudos to the design universities that were there helping their students get some exposure, including Parsons, whose students really steamed my brocolli with their ingenuity...wooden furniture made by termites, seats held together by bungee cords so you feel like you're floating on air... Check out the Flickr slideshow to see my pics, like the one above featuring the guys ...

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  • Ligne Roset: Gilt Sale

    Well, take a look at this piece of happy news. Ligne Roset is on Gilt Groupe, which means some of you can snap up some great little pieces on sale. Excuse the hastily put together above image, as I wanted to get this up fast so you guys have a good chance of getting something before it's gone. And, as I always say, Gilt Groupe is an invite-only site, so you have to sign up to get access to the sales, fyi. (The few pieces shown above are my favorites.) Shown above: Louis 5D Wall Sconce $295.00 $190.00 Dressy Aubusson Dining Chair $830.00 $498.00 ...

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  • Gilt Groupe- Angela Adams

    Gilt Groupe occasionally has some good home furnishings sales (in addition to the many fashion brands); today, it's Angela Adams Area Rugs. As usual, Gilt Groupe is an invite-only site, so you have to sign up to get access to the sales, fyi. 2.5'x8': $425.00, $198.00 5'x8': $899.00, $495.00 8'x10': $1,699.00, $849.00 9'x12': $1,950.00, $975.00

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  • Modernica DIY Contest

    Hey, just a quick note from our sponsor Modernica. They're having a DIY Design Contest where you can submit your interior before & after pics and have a chance to win a Case Study Shelving Unit. A pretty great prize, right? See Modernica for more details. (Photos on left of Kim's kitchen at desire to inspire.)

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    ICFF 2010

    The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is almost here! What is it? Four days and 145,000 square feet of the world's coolest contemporary home goods from 500+ international exhibitors! And next week, forecasting giant Trend Union will be presenting their trends for 2011 and 2012! The ICFF is North America's most important annual trade show for contemporary interior design. For four days, May 15-18, tens of thousands of designers, manufacturers, architects, retailers, distributors, and developers will converge on the Jacob Javits Center to present and peruse the world's best and most creative home goods. It's like the Olympics without all the B.O. Are you ...

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