Becca Stools

I feel more zen-like by just looking at this chair. Whatever that means.

“Like a light-boned, graceful bird, the Becca Stool seems only momentarily perched. It strains upward, ready to take to the sky again and glide away. You almost feel that you have to sit down on it to keep it from escaping, but the fine craftsmanship of this stool makes that a pleasure. And for when you’re not at home, you can keep it weighted down by using the bottom as a shelf for extra (stylish) storage.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy Becca Stools here

45 Degrees: Walnut Chair

This chair is a beauty: Solid walnut, nice angles, satin finish.

“Designed by Jason Wade / 45 Degrees, this chair is constructed of solid walnut throughout and has a coopered seat that is extremely comfortable. Influenced by Japanese architecture and the chairs of Charles and Ray Eames, it can be utilized for dining or as occasional seating.”

Finish: Walnut / Satin Varnish
Designer: 45 Degrees

Purchase Information:

Price: $750
Availability: Buy 45 Degrees: Walnut Chair here

Alfa Sofa

I’ve been resisting posting this for a very long time because is SO out of my price range. I finally caved because it’s so nice…

Alfa 3-seat
sofa, cat 10-20

Emaf Progetti

design year:

Zanotta, Italy

Chrome-plated steel feet in high or low versions, making the overheight of sofa pieces 21″ or 25″ steel frame; elastic webbing; fixed nylon internal cover; removable exterior cover in quilted fabric or leather.

The Alfa sofa system is available in many configurations and fabric or leather finishes. As shown, three seat low leg with arms, in Category 10-20 fabric.

as shown, with low leg: 21.75″ back height 90.5″ width 11″ seat height

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,665.00
Availability: Buy Alfa Sofa here

Rex Chair

This simple, utilitarian chair is quite inexpensive and well made.

Niko Kralj

Design classic that stands the test of time.

Architect approved.

Folds for compact storage.

If you ask most older architects to pick their favorite folding chair design, there’s a good chance they’ll refer you to the Rex Armchair. Designed in 1952 by award-winning Slovenian designer Niko Kralj, the Rex appeals to the trained—and untrained—eye with its simple solid birch wood construction and fluid folding mechanism. Despite its storage capability, the design’s wide, comfortable seat and backrest, and sloping armrests invite frequent use in a lounge or office. When folded, the armchair measures less than six inches wide. Made in Russia.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $128
Availability: Buy Rex Chair here


This is a bit pricy, but you’re essentially getting two furniture pieces for the price of one! (I can essentially justify buying anything if I like it enough)

“The Solitaire, by Alfredo Haberli, is an upholstered chair with an organic shape that is designed in one piece. One of Solitaire’s armrests is like an intergral tabletop, ideal for reading, writing, or for use as a side table. The chair is equally suitable for the home and dynamic workplaces.”

Measures 24.5″D x 36.6″W x 28″H with a 17.3″ seat height.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,695
Availability: Buy Solitaire here

Logo Sofa

Do I need to say that this looks way better than anything that falls under the category of “futon”? I think I probably don’t, but just in case, if you’re thinking about a sit/sleep double action sofa, I recommend serious consideration of this particular sofa. It looks good.

“The compact, Dutch-designed Logo Sleep Sofa rests lightly on chrome-plated steel sleigh legs, with crossbar support for added strength. The Sofa opens easily through a three-staged durable ratchet mechanism for either reclining or sleeping. The Sofa sleeps two, and is upholstered in a soft heathered wool (two-toned charcoal and light grey or red and tomato) that suits almost any environment. Made in Denmark.”

Available in Charcoal/Light Grey or Red Tomato.

H 33.5″ W 78″ D 38.5″ Seat H 15″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,598.00
Availability: Buy Logo Sofa here

Herman Miller Price increase after 1/1/06

If you were thinking about buying anything Herman Miller in the near future, I’d recommend purchasing before 1/1/06 because HM is mandating a price increase on many of their products.

Buy it here*.

*You also may want to google around to see if any retailers are having a promo code that you can take advantage of too.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2995
Availability: Buy Herman Miller Price increase after 1/1/06 here

Danilo Sofa

For a relatively inexpensive sofa, this is not a bad choice. It folds down into a bed and it’s available in leather (add $280).

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,139.99
Availability: Buy Danilo Sofa here

xl bench

Another great creation from Scrapile, the Brookly duo who reclaim woodscraps and turn them into furniture masterpieces. I’m considering making my house a “no shoe” house because I’d like to invest in a few nice wool rugs. This bench would go really well in a front entry and would accomodate several pairs of guests shoes on the bottom shelf.

Measurements: H 16″ x W 72″ x D 12″

Lead Time: All Scrapile items are made to order and will ship in approx. 6 weeks. Please allow for another 2-3 weeks in transit. Shipping on all Scrapile items is always free.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,050
Availability: Buy xl bench here

studio barstool

For $30, this barstool might just fit your budget as well as your counter/bar.

Black powder-coated steel tube frame
Polyester-wrapped elastic cord seat and back

19.25″Wx18.5″Dx33.25″H (24″H seat).

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer. (11/19/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy studio barstool here

Klein Sofa

The Klein Sofa’s not a bad option if you’re looking for a straight arm sectional. Available in either left or right chaise configurations. Also available in two different sofa lengths.

“Modern design and maximum comfort meet in our Klein collection. Its deep seat, low profile and soft stain-resistant chenille fabric create an inviting place to relax. A low back, boxy arms and stainless steel stretcher base offer a sleek contemporary perspective.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Availability: Buy Klein Sofa here

Bottoni Sofa- Triple Seater

If you’re looking for a modern sofa, and if you’re planning on having it for a while, I recommend the Bottoni. The size and shape are simple and sophisticated, yet the price tag doesn’t knock all the wind out of your lungs. Really, when you think about all the time you spend on a sofa and how long you’ll have it (years?), and consider the cost per month, it’s really a steal. One of the perks of this particular sofa is that there are small blanket-type things (sold separately) that can customize the seat back if you were wanting a bit more pattern.

Sofa available in Charcoal or Ecru.

H 24.5″ W 93″ D 34″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,598.00
Availability: Buy Bottoni Sofa- Triple Seater here

Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection

Super great stools that would be the perfect option for seating and/or side table needs. Available in White and Black laquered finish.

Height is approx. 20″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection here

Ray Chair

Extra-wide seat and a design that is reminiscent of Wagner’s favorite fish, the stingray.

-Upholstered in fine, worsted wool and set on 12mm stainless steel
-Made in Denmark.

Designer: Jakob Wagner, 2003

Also available at SCP Furniture

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Time Life Stools

Here’s a secret about me. I’m cheap. Some may call that frugal. Anyway, I don’t really ever like to pay retail so I try to shop around and get the best price, which is why I love the internet. I really want one of the Time Life Stools and they retail at around $700. I think the pricing is all kind of arbitrary. If they retailed for $1400 then I would buy two at $700 because I was getting a good deal. But since they retail at $700 I want to try to do better. It’s a sickness, really. But here’s the good news: I found a place where you can buy them for $629 with no tax and free shipping. So there you go.

Purchase Information:

Price: $629.00
Availability: Buy Time Life Stools here