FURNISHINGS

Roger Stool by Sika-Design

This handmade stool is made from suar wood, which, if you’re not familiar, is a fast growing (and non-endangered) tropical hardwood. It has an interlocking grain that reduces the likelihood of cracking with temperature changes, and that’s very good news for those of us that hope our furniture lasts longer than our pithy life spans. And did you see the price? Very, very affordable which is oh-so-nice to see. Use it as a low table in the living room or take it outside, as it can go back and forth to suit your place-to-put-my-drink needs.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $133.00
Available from: Luminaire

Muji’s Body Fit Cushion

If you think you know how to be lazy and while (or, wile, if you prefer) away the hours, you are in for a big surprise, because Muji’s Body Fit Cushion is now available in the US, and it’s going to test your limits. Just how long can you sit and read a book? How long can you nap? What about meditating staring out the window? I bet you can double that time, easy, when you’re sitting upon this bulbous mound. Muji doesn’t exactly declare what’s inside of the cushion, but that’s okay as I’d rather not know and pretend it has something to do with high tech science or magic (or both).
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Muji

Marble Tables by Ferm Living

A little marble will go a long way to dressing up a room. Ferm Living’s new Marble Tables are available in three different sizes that will fit in easily as a side or coffee/cocktail table. You can’t go wrong with any of the colors (black, white, red, or green), and the powder coated metal frame is just about as durable as it gets. Imagine a jaunty ‘smart buy!’ sticker affixed to all of the images, and you’ll get an idea of my enthusiasm for these tables.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $729.00
Available from: Burke Decor

Hexagon Wood Table

Have a hexagon or two. The small geometric tables may be combined to form a larger coffee/cocktail table configuration or kept on their own for side table use. And, for every purchase, $10 will be donated to Honey Love, a non-profit organization with a mission to protect the honeybees.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: Hammers and Heels

Herman Miller Sale

It’s time for the Herman Miller Sale, and that means 15% off and free shipping through May 19. Tempted? I’ve got my eyes on two of the Eames® Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Armchairs (DAW), shown below, along with a few Side Chairs (DSW) to keep them company around a dining table. With such savings, it’s hard to resist.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $$441.15 - $465.80
Available from: DWR

Slit Tables from Hay Studio

The Slit Tables from Hay Studio are pretty sharp. The designs are translated from paper origami, and the sleek lines and angles of the metal surfaces will offset your soft furnishings with style. You’ll have a hard time picking out colors though, as there are 14 different combinations (mirror and brass finishes!) to catch your eye.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: £119.00 - 339.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

Farmhouse Modern Cupboard

The beauty of a walnut armoire/cabinet done in a minimal, modern design is just plain hard to resist, no matter the cost. Chadhaus (a favorite of ours here at BLTD) has released this new design and it has the same quality marks we’ve come to know and expect (and love) from their previous pieces.

The hand-built nature of the solid wood case and custom-veneered doors guarantees that it will last for generations to come, and the adjustable shelving and a pullout drawer makes it suitable for storage in any room. Picture it in your dining room, living area, office, or bedroom, with its shelves semi-full of perfectly organized, useful things. Now, tell me, doesn’t that picture look nice?
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,000.00
Available from: Chadhaus

Brick Poufs

Poufs! They’re just the thing to rest your tired and sore feet on after a long day’s work. Thankfully this collection of Brick Poufs are super simple and very affordable, and they’re available in seven somewhat muted colors, one of which is bound to work with your interior’s overall color story. Choose between the Cube, the Round, and the Large. The larger sized poufs are obviously well suited for coffee/cocktail table territory, and will work as excellent extra seating for your friends when you throw your next get-together.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00 - 299.00
Available from: Hem

Weekend Collection by Studio Brichet Ziegler for OXYO

Look at this beauty. In a bright strawberry red, this sun bed will be sure to beckon you towards the outdoors this summer. Don’t worry, though, if red isn’t your color there are 11 other colors to choose from (including the requisite white and very safe gray). The Weekend Chair (shown below) is what originally caught my eye, as it costs $285, and that’s pretty affordable compared to some of the other modern outdoor options. In addition to the arm chair and sun bed, there’s also a bench, a bistro table, dining tables, a coffee table, all in the same array of colors. The collection is made with steel tubular framing and anti-UV powder coating, and the seats and tables are all stackable for easy storing during the colder months.

(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Drifted Bar Stool L

I did promise to feature all decent barstools, didn’t I? This time you’ll be very happy with the price tag. Norwegian Lars Beller Fjetland created the Drifted series of stools after finding pieces of old cork washed upon the shore. Cork is a comfortable seating material with a natural water resistance, so it would be ideal for a kitchen or bar area. The oak frame has a traditional influence which gives the design a friendly countenance.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Available from: Hem

Anderson Sling Chair

Chances are that you don’t recognize this chair right away, and that’s probably because it’s not made by a famous designer or manufacturer*. Instead, it’s from Slowood Studios and Hawkins New York. Slowood Studios is owned and operated by Jules Anderson and she designs and fabricates most of her pieces, from welding to staining. In the case of the Anderson Sling Chair**, the welded iron frame makes a sculptural statement while the untanned natural leather will be easy on your backside after a long day’s work. Minimal, comfortable, and different. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,450.00
Available from: Hawkins New York

Bell Table by Decode

Sheet plastic as a side table? Sure, why not when it looks this nice? Prepare yourself for a high price tag, though, as this table isn’t cheap. The Bell Table utilizes a concertina design to expand into a sturdy matrix to support the glass top. It may be folded back into a two dimensional form should you need to store or move it, which is ideal for those that are short on space or that tend to move around a lot. Available in two sizes.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,430.00
Available from: Horne

Coleman Camp Stool

We’ve featured the Colman Stool by Greta de Parry before, but this Coleman Camp Stool comes in an adjustable 18-24″ height with a lower price point. So, just in case you’re looking for a smaller side table/stool, this one could be a good option, especially as the solid steel base and concrete top (several colors available) make it appropriate for indoor or outdoor use.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $379.00
Available from: Greta de Parry

Week-end Furniture by Francois Azambourg

How good would you look lounging on the Week-end Furniture by Francois Azambourg? Pretty damn good, I bet. The collection is made from powder-coated steel sheet metal, bent and welded into comfortable forms that would look right at home beside a pool or in a garden. And the colors! Blue, red, cream/white, and navy… any will complement that sun-kissed glow* you’ll get while enjoying the nice weather.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00 - 1,500.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Sacrificial Chair by Thing Industries

You might as well succumb to the bad habit of shedding clothing onto furniture. It just takes so much extra effort to put them away. Imagine that last sentence said in a whiney voice, and know that I admit to a little laziness now and then. So, go ahead and buy the Sacrificial Chair by Thing Industries why don’t you, and see the pile of barely-used and needs-to-be-cleaned clothes pile on up into a spectacular mess of colors and textures. You could even call it an objet d’art if you want to sound pretentious.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: Thing Industries