FURNISHINGS

Mails Woodwork

It’s rare that you get four or five pieces all from one designer in one post, but Ryan Mails of Mails Woodwork caught my eye with the clean lines and excellent craftsmanship of his heirloom-quality furniture. You’ll find all of his current items below with a few words from him describing what brought about each piece. Visit Mails Woodwork for more pictures and information (there’s a mailswoodwork Etsy shop as well).
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View Mails Woodwork here

Stacked Shelving from Muuto

If you need easy, configurable shelving, look no further than the Stacked Shelving from Muuto. Natural wood and white boxes form building blocks to let you create the exact size and shape that you want, making them a great storage option for your own home- living, office, or bedroom. Have fun with randomly stacking the three sizes available, and don’t forget to take advantage of negative spaces to increase storage capacity.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00 - 239.00 per piece
Available from: DWR

Together Table, Extending

Remember the promise to feature a few more dining tables? Here’s one that doesn’t hide its extension feature. When the drop leaves are locked underneath, the table is rectangular, however, unlock the rounded ends and the table extends to fit more visitors for a larger meal. Plus, it’s from StudioIlse (Ilse Crawford, patron saint of perfect interiors), so you’re safe no matter which size you choose.
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Price: $from 3,895.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

LAX 4×2 Bookcase

Do you know how annoying it is when books topple over for lack of bookends? Good, because that saves me from explaining why integrated dividers in a shelving system are a sanity saver. This particular bookcase in the LAXseries gets high points for its spare, simple lines and the natural finish on the solid English walnut wood.
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Price: $888.00
Available from: HORNE

The Floyd Leg

This is so smart I can hardly stand it. The Floyd Leg combines a table leg with a clamp- add four legs to any flat surface and you’ve got a table. Simple concept, yes, but a fine execution. There’s only 9 days to go before the campaign closes- take a look if you’re interested: The Floyd Leg on Kickstarter.
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Price: $189.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Swivel Work Stool

If you prefer your bar seating to have a little more character, you’ll not want to ignore the Swivel Work Stool by Unionmade. Designed after vintage industrial stools, the heavy steel frame is powdercoated in Reed Green and supports a walnut swivel seat. If you’re not too fond of the color, the Fixed Work Stool in Pewter is a good alternative.
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Price: $425.00
Available from: Unionmade

Twin Beds

Some friends of mine have asked for help in finding acceptable twin beds for their children, so I sat down and combed through a few retailers to find some good possibilities. Just in case you’re in the same boat, here are a few of my recent bookmarks. In most cases, fabrics and colors may be customized, and, in some cases, trundles added, so click on the retail links to see all the options.
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Kids ErgoErgo

You’ve seen the ErgoErgo Stool*, haven’t you? Now little ones have their own version: the Kids ErgoErgo. Active sitting encourages ‘micro-movements’ and that means increased concentration- and we all know that kids could use a little more of that at home or in school. With six colors to choose from, kids can pick their favorite hue or mix it up with several different ones around a small table.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: ErgoErgo

Apis vs. Gus Modern Wireframe

Here’s a little wireframe rivalry for you: which do you like better, the top or bottom coffee table? One costs $349 and the other just over $800. You can probably use your head to figure out which one’s which, but here’s the info just in case you lack the brain power:
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Price: $349.00 / 807.50
Availability: Buy Apis vs. Gus Modern Wireframe here

Lineage Dining Table

A recent search for a new dining table for my own home revealed a lack of current options here on BLTD, so, in order to fix that, you’ll be seeing a few more tables featured here in the very near future. If you’re also in the market for a dining table, and your budget is quite happy with somewhere around the one grand price point, this Lineage Dining Table could be a good fit. Designed by Italian design team IVdesign.it (and available from CB2), the Lineage Table is composed of sustainable acacia wood cut in a dramatic oval with angled antiqued iron legs for a sculptural metal base. Seats up to 10.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Available from: CB2

Loft Dresser

I know not everyone has $3,400 to spend on a dresser, but this one is from Chadhaus, and, considering their quality craftsmanship (their furniture is handcrafted in Seattle with sustainably-harvested woods), it’s no surprise to see a higher price tag. The clean, classic lines of this storage piece will never go out of style; long after you appreciate the under-mounted mechanical slides and solid wood drawers, you’ll be able to pass it along to the next generation.
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Price: $3,600.00
Available from: Chadhaus

Holy Stool

This stool is a familiar riff on the Milking Stool by UM Projects we posted a few years ago, yet with this variation, the legs are a bit farther apart for stability. So, sit on it, put your feet up, or use it for drinks and books, and know that it won’t topple over easily. The legs are dipped in ultra-matte lacquer for a bright contrast.
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Price: $330.00
Available from: A+R Store

Gus Modern Transit Bench

How’s this for an alternate (and affordable) version of the Nelson Platform Bench? This Transit Bench by Gus Modern has a slatted wood top with powder-coated, tubular steel legs, and the dimensions make it perfect for an entryway landing pad or a living area coffee table. For anyone who’d like to mix things up and not pay through the nose for a design classic, this bench would be a good bet; the black ash with black steel legs is especially sleek.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $488.75
Available from: YLiving

Nerd Chair

If the name’s not enough to make you look twice, take a close look at the seat and back join. There’s some pretty precise curves involved and a rather appealing humbleness in terms of scale and treatment. This chair used to be only available in the UK/Europe area, but now all of us in the states can order one without paying extra overseas shipping costs. Designed by David Geckeler for Muuto.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Available from: A+R Store

Principle Bench

If you tell me $500 isn’t a good price for this Principle Bench, a steel frame with an acacia wood seat and back, I won’t believe you. If you’ve spent any time on eBay or in antique or consignment shops searching for a bench, maybe you know that it’s not easy finding a long seat such as this with such a modern sensibility… that won’t fall apart after sitting on it a few times. Am I right, or am I right?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Available from: CB2