Light Block Table

Lookit! It’s an end table and a light all in one. The small inner square contains the bulb and the cord/socket is at the bottom of the inner square. It’s a nice size too.

White/Clear or Red/Clear

15.75″w x15.75″d x 19.75″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $299
Availability: Buy Light Block Table here

Snow Table

Nendo: Snow Table
Swedese, Sweden.

“Designed by Nendo in Japan. Have you ever awaked in the morning to a soft blanket of snow covering your yard and smiled? Perhaps it is because there is something about the winter that appeals to the minimalist in all of us. Everything covered in a nice clean white veil, the hard edges of ice on the windows. With the Snow Table, designedy Nendo for Swedese you can bring some of that winter beauty into your home. This modular and expandable table is made by connecting a series of snowflake shaped white plywood sections together, and placing an appropriately sized pane of glass on top. We love the modular aspect of it that makes it possible to expand as necessary, or as desired.”

Material: White lacquered “snow flakes” in MDF. Clear Glass Top. Simple assembly required.

Concrete Cubes

If you’ve been hankerin’ to get your outdoor living space set up and ready for the spring/summer, here’s a couple of concrete cubes to consider. I think they’d also be fine indoors as well.

Large Concrete Cube
20w x 25d x 23.5h

Small Concrete Cube
20w x 19.5d x 19.5h

Purchase Information:

Price: $109-$139
Availability: Buy Concrete Cubes here

Spinny Cabinet

From the studio of Joe Columbo (currently being run by Ignazia Favata) comes the Spinny Cabinet which rotates around a central spine. Also available is a wall mounted version. I am pretty excited about that one. I think it would not only be visually stunning but also think of how convenient it would be.

49.2” h | 29.1” dia.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1225.00
Availability: Buy Spinny Cabinet here

grass armchair

I’ve always wanted to make one of these but I haven’t gotten around to it. Now there’s a kit and it will make it so much easier. You just fit the cardboard pieces together and then fill the gaps with dirt and sprinkle with grass seeds (not included).

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Availability: Buy grass armchair here

Giorgia Chair

Not bad for the price, and ‘recycled leather’ has a very nice ring to it (if you’re into the earth-friendly/conscious thing, which you should be).

•Steel tube frame with chrome finish
•Recycled leather
•Made in Italy

Shown in Ivory. (Tobacco and Black also available)


Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Giorgia Chair here

BeeBoard Desk

I don’t know about you, but this makes my fingers itch to make furniture out of cardboard. If you’re less inclined but still want the furniture, you now can get the look without the (presumable) hassle.

“An ecologically low-impact solution for the home office, the Desk is made from BeeBoard, a layered cardboard with a honeycomb structure. By keeping the BeeBoard exposed, he lets the material provide a densely textured surface that contrasts with the structures’ surprising lightness. The Desk has two pillar legs that lock into the tabletop’s span and are secured by industrial adhesive. The table is completed with a slender acrylic overlay to provide a smooth, firm writing surface.”

Designer:Piet Boon

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Carter Sectional

I really like the tufting on this sofa.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2490.00
Availability: Buy Carter Sectional here

30 x 30 Chair

This is a nice little simple chair.

16.5″ x 21.25″d x 28.75″h SH: 17.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $313.50
Availability: Buy 30 x 30 Chair here

Keith’s Console

Occasionally I’ll run across a better picture of a product that we’ve posted from long ago (in this case, March of ’06), and it’s only right to update the post so that you as a reader have a better idea of what’s available in today’s market. Most often the price will be a far cry from the original, but happily, this console is still available from one retailer for the same price of $300, while another has it priced at $620. I guess it pays to shop around, huh?

Three-legged console table, inspired by the rock and roll antics of the legendary Mr. Keith Moon. For all wall types. Solid oak finished with a clear matte lacquer.

Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 11.5 inches

$300.00, Buy it here.
$620.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Availability: Buy Keith’s Console here

Ceylon Sofa

What’s this? A modern sofa under $1000? My antennae go up when I hear these words, and I have to say that often I’m disappointed with quality or else the “modern” style is way overdone. Not in this case though. I’m a big fan of the bench seat and square arms, and the aluminum legs add a nice contemporary touch to the overall style. It’s a good deal in my book.

•Kiln-dried hardwood frame
•Flexolator spring system
•Cotton/poly blend upholstery in mocha with topstitch details
•Solid brushed aluminum legs
•Four square pillows across the back

86″Wx35″Dx35″H (18.25″H seat).

Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Availability: Buy Ceylon Sofa here

Capital Collection Dining Set

I know this is not exactly “outdoor” weather right now, but spring is just around the corner. And this is on sale and too cheap not to show it to you. Okay, this is intended as indoor furniture, but I think visually it is probably much more suited to the outdoors. The only thing is that it will probably need a coat of rust proof paint, but since it’s “assembly required” I bet it’d be pretty easy to do before assembly. It will require a little DIY but if you’re looking for a cheap outdoor dining solution then I recommend it.

Easy to assemble
Table Size: 20i D x 46in W x 29.25in H
Chair Size: 20.5in D x 16.5in W x 32.75in H

One Table and 4 chairs

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.99
Availability: Buy Capital Collection Dining Set here

Verner Panton new matte s chair

I know this is nothing new but I thought I’d add it to the pile of great chairs that are reasonably priced. I’ve always seen this in a dining set but I’m toying with the idea of getting it for an office chair. Mind you, this is probably not the most ergonomic chair for sitting at for hours but if you’ve got a desk where you sit to pay bills or check email, it might just work.

Measurements: H” 33.5″/ 16.5″ seat x W 19.75″ x D 22.75″

Available in white, red (this is a reddish/orange color), yellow, and blue.

Purchase Information:

Price: $215
Availability: Buy Verner Panton new matte s chair here

Shadow Box Tower

This piece would be perfect as a floating divider or along a wall in multiples. But, hey, if you just want one against a wall to show off your stuff, then that would be good too. There’s also a shorter version with four openings/cubicles.

Cold rolled steel
Hand-applied patina adds depth and texture
Graphite lacquer finish
3″ recessed top
Made in the USA

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

noguchi prismatic tables

As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting some interesting shapes lately. I used to be very rectilinear, but now I think I’m rebeling in the form of hexagonals and other equilaterals. I have not yet hit rock-bottom (amorphous or abstracts), but I’m teetering. Do they have programs for people like me?

Purchase Information:

Price: $455
Availability: Buy noguchi prismatic tables here