FURNISHINGS

Free Trade Pouf

This Free Trade Pouf features upholstery from recycled burlap grain sacks. A few of these would be nice for impromptu seating for additional guests.

Constructed from recycled burlap grain sacks and stuffed to the max with cushy cotton, its lightweight design makes it easy to move around for quick additional seating. Complete with varying printed graphics.

Due to the unique nature of this item, graphics may vary slightly from what is pictured.

Purchase Information:

Price: $109.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Stria Storage Collection by West Elm

Reclaimed wood from railway trestles in India is reborn as a dresser in a bedroom. Available in a nightstand, 3-drawer dresser and 6-drawer dresser options.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00 and up
Available from: West Elm

Top 20 Summer Seating Picks

Metal Coffee Table

I’m loving the straight lines and simplicity of this metal coffee table. Made to order.

60″L x 16″W x 15″H
8-10 week lead time

Purchase Information:

Price: $850.00
Available from: Canvas

Leaning Man Console

I’d like to say this console would be easy to build, but I think that’s being more than a little optimistic. The leaning design cuts down on visual clutter, seeing as there are two legs instead of the usual four, which would help a small space appear to be just a little larger. There’s also a Leaning Man Side Table (£175.00) if you need a smaller sized occasional table. Designed by Frank Flavell for &then design.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £225.00
Available from: Brighton POD

Line Media Console

This media console strikes a nice balance between function and aesthetics. The louvered front allows a remote control to operate the devices inside while shielding the messy cords and visual clutter. The wider 70″ version is shown above, but there’s also a 35″ option for smaller spaces.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,195.00
Available from: Design Within Reach

T.SHELF by J1studio

What the WHAT? This Triangle shelf is crazy good: made from Baltic birch plywood, it arrives in a set of 8 triangles that can be assembled with zipties in 5 different ways (instruction book included). Plus, it’s now on sale. And, if you like the look of it, also be sure to check out the T.shelf table.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Available from: J1studio

Tote Orange Table

Now that nice weather is fast approaching, you might be in the market for some hard-wearing outdoor furniture. This table from CB2 has a convenient handle to make moving a snap plus dual shelves to give more room for drinks and snacks and such. If you don’t mind the bright color, it could be perfect for summer lounging.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: CB2

SR DIY Planting Table

Scout Regalia just came out with a new charcoal bracket color for their Garden Kits, which is a nice alternative to the original bright green. Now, to the main purpose of this post: have you seen this DIY Planting Table? You can download the plans (free, of course) and make your own with just a few bits of lumber and screws. Looks super easy.
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Aalto Stacking Three-Legged Stool 60

I think it’s often easy to forget that something as simple as the Aalto stool is well within a meager modernist’s budget*. So, for this week’s design classic, consider the stacking stool by Alvar Aalto as an option for extra seating. Designed in 1932-33, the stool is made from solid birch veneer and features a bent L-shaped leg that allows it to be stacked to save space.

Available in natural wood grain or with a white, red, or black laminate top ($275).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $260.00
Availability: Buy Aalto Stacking Three-Legged Stool 60 here

What you see is not Cabinet

Well, if you are very short on space, this little cabinet will give you the finished look without the legs. It appears to be a complete side table, yet the only three-dimensional part is an open drawer that’s just big enough for a few books. The two-dimensional wall decal creates the illusion.

Designed by Lisbon-based designer Fernando Brízio for Droog.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €145,00
Available from: Droog

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Loop Stand Frames

Sure, the Loop Stand Table ($1,265.00) is an excellent choice for a dining or work table. However, if you’re on a tight budget, you might think about purchasing the Loop Stand Frames (2 pcs, $289.00) instead and then figure out an alternative top for yourself. (Personally, I’ve stained and sealed a plywood top for my own dining table for around $100 and been quite pleased with the results.)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $289.00
Availability: Buy Loop Stand Frames here

Double Decker Bed

While this is perhaps the most flattering angle, I do have to say this bed looks incredibly appropriate for a modern-yet-affordable sleeping surface. The frame is made from sustainable solid mango wood and features an open headboard where you can put all manner of bedtime accessories (books, alarm clocks, etc.).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: CB2

Joya Rocker

If you’re in need of a rocker to soothe a baby (or yourself?) to sleep, you might just consider this one from Monte Design. It has a small footprint (25″w x 31″l) so it could fit into a smaller room with little to no problem, and the clean modern lines won’t offend anyone’s senses.

Wood base options include a choice of Solid American Walnut or White.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $895.00
Available from: Monte Design

Saarinen Tables

“I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.” So said Eero Saarinen, designer of the well known pedestal (aka Tulip) collection, which includes a dining, coffee and side table.
Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, Saarinen’s collection is one of many iconic designs from the mid century.

To learn more about the designer, visit Eero Saarinen’s wikipedia page.
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View Saarinen Tables here