FURNISHINGS

Shelving Unit from Brick House

Seeing as I’m mightily impressed by this shelving unit, you might be too. Morgan of The Brick House built this unit out of plumbing pipe and fittings for about $200 (and apparently a lot of frustration). It sure looks good, and if you’re brave enough to embark on this DIY project, check out the supply list here.

Sleepypod

As a pet owner myself, I have to say this little pet carrier looks to have a handful of benefits over my existing plastic crates. It’s a bed that converts into a carrier, but it’s the extra accessories enabling travel ease that has me curious. I’d check it out if you’re not so happy with your current carrier.

Sleepypod allows pets to travel safely in the pampered comfort of their own bed made of luxurious ultra-plush and foam alleviating the stress associated with travel and confinement in hard, plastic boxes with limited visibility. Once your pet becomes accustomed to using the Sleepypod as a ultra comfortable bed, Sleepypod’s sturdy mesh top onto the luggage-grade ballistic nylon bed with machine washable liner and Fifi (or Fido) is ready to travel in their own bed. Straping the seat belt around the Sleepypod turns it into a car seat in seconds.

Sleepypod, $165.00
Sleepypod Mini, $149.50
Sleepypod Air, $149.99 (coming soon)

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.50 and up
Availability: Buy Sleepypod here

Muuto Stacked Shelf System

Apologies for the crazy price linkage on this shelf system, but it took a while to figure out who had the correct listings and for the best price, and apparently there’s only one U.S. retailer (is that right?). The randomness possible with stacking blocks just can’t be beat sometimes…you can buy however many you need and organize them however you want. I like the mixing of pine and white as well, with green clips(!).

Available in 3 sizes / building blocks:
Small: 218 x 436 x 350 mm, £75.00
Medium: 436 x 436 x 350 mm, £105.00
Large: 654 x 436 x 350 mm, £135.00
Buy it here.
or set of 3 for £315.00, Buy it here.
or Small only: $129.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £75.00
Availability: Buy Muuto Stacked Shelf System here

Engineer Dining Table

Whaa? $399, for real? That price more than qualifies this indoor/outdoor sawhorse table as an exceptionally affordable option for your dining needs.

Industrial takes a stand under sleek glass to dine six, indoors and out. Sawhorse supports rivet a third leg each, with almost humorous small feet in stride. Mild steel is hot-dip galvanized to a raw crystalline gunmetal grey that’s rustproof and scratch-resistant. Each piece is unique and will take on a darker look over time. Protective floor pads included.

80″Wx36″Dx29.5″H

$399.00, from CB2.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Case Study Alpine Series Bed

Efficient minimalism, indeed. Made entirely of multi-ply bent laminated wood, this bed is just about as structurally sound as you can get with this sort of craftsmanship (while keeping the design aesthetic, of course). The smooth curves do echo Alpine sports, but I’d say it’s more reminiscent of a mid century design classic than ski equipment.

The frame is the first to be built almost entirely of bentwood, giving it both fluidity and strength. The bed was inspired by alpine sports like skiing and toboganning, where strength, lightness and a strong graceful structure are crucial. As in the aesthetic of Alpine sports, the Alpine Series bed embodies efficient minimalism and craftsmanship. It’s one and an eighth inch bentwood structure is engineered to last for generations. -modernica.net

Designer: Jay Novak
Materials: Multi-Ply Bentwood Walnut
Dimensions: 63″W x 86″L x 36″H

Queen: $2,895.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,895.00
Availability: Buy Case Study Alpine Series Bed here

Rock N Roll Shelving System

This is a little similar to the OTO100 Storage System obviously, but it’s different in that it’s made from paperboard rolls and is velcro’d together. Anybody see a DIY project waiting to happen? Just have to find some paperboard rolls…

Made in Sweden, Rock’n’Roll is a unique eco-shelving system. Made from paperboard rolls and velcro’d together however you like – fun and functional.The price is for five units in different sizes.

The rock’n roll shelves comes in set of five different sizes: 32cm, 37cm, 41cm, 47cm and 52cm diameter.

£80.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £80.00
Availability: Buy Rock N Roll Shelving System here

TrueModern Luna Sofa by Edgar Blazona

Here’s a new sofa to add to your list of considerations. It’s got that Danish Modern feel that we all know and love (right?), and if you lean towards neutrals for large furniture pieces, there’s five excellent shades to choose from.

The Luna sofa is a modern take on a classic Danish design. Its beautifully simple shape is upholstered with a comfortable and versatile cotton blend fabric. Button tufting on the back cushions gives the sofa a retro feel. The solid wooden frame and legs give it a sturdy, confident stance. Luna’s removable back and bottom cushions sit atop an upholstered well-tailored deck. The Luna sofa is available in five color choices: Charcoal, Chocolate, Pewter, White and Khaki. Wooden legs are available in two finishes: Honey and Espresso.
TrueModern uses sustainable birch and low VOC finishes, making them a green manufacturer.

Materials: Metal legs with white enamel, fabric.
Specs: (inches) 84w x 31h x 36d

$1,499.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,499.00
Availability: Buy TrueModern Luna Sofa by Edgar Blazona here

Studio Nola

studioNOLA has a couple of collections that are worth taking a look at. Clean lines and durable materials make for a timeless no-frills appeal and the pricing is comparatively reasonable.

studioNOLA was founded on the idea of creating innovative, yet affordable modern furnishings while being mindful of the production process. Our goal is to provide sustainable designer-built furniture… Striving for a timeless appearance and created to be versatile in function, our furniture is constructed by hand ensuring durability and quality.

LOFT collection: NOLITA bench, 40″w x 16″d x 16″h, $799.00,
Buy it here.

KANSANESE collection: EDO bookshelf, 36″w x 12.5″d x 42″h, $999.00, Buy it here.

See more at studioNOLA.

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Studio Nola here

Woolly Chair

This is obviously* more of a ‘hey, look at this’ than a ‘omg-this-will-make-your-life-better’ post, though the description will have you believing otherwise.

Jason Miller creates something prehistoric in the woolly chair, a seat that that furniture will ponder and feel ancestrally drawn to. Seemingly upholstered by a mythical Beastie (the fur-like creature, of fairy origins, whose sole purpose is to comfort), it is decadent and playful, a Jason Miller standard.

Designer:Jason Miller
Bison Hide, Industrial felt, polyester, brass
30″ x 30″ x 30″

$7,998.00, Buy it here.

*see price

Purchase Information:

Price: $7998.00
Availability: Buy Woolly Chair here

Miranda July pillowcase set

Which pillow would you rather sleep on?

“Here you will dream of endless kissing” and “Here you will dream of people you admire exposing your fraudulence” pillowcase set. The wondrous and wonderful Miranda July, a stunning new voice in, well, film, art, performance, literature…While she is finding it difficult or rather unnecessary to confine herself to a single genre, her work is instantly recognizable by an unmistakable charm and humor that can inject the everyday with a surprising magic.

Third Drawer Down, 2009, edition of 1000, 100% cotton.

$75.00, Buy it here.

$65.00 AUD, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Miranda July pillowcase set here

Sheepskin Pouf

With cooler weather just around the corner, this sheepskin pouf looks like a comfy thing to add to your living area or reading nook.

Pliable beanbag inserts conform to the body’s shape. Zipper closure. Soft natural sheepskin. Spot clean. Imported.

24″sq x 13″h

$349.00 special $299.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Sheepskin Pouf here

Peel Chaise/Sleeper Green by Council Design

Minimal elegance, indeed. This chaise by Council Design is a sight for sore eyes (or head, as the case may be), looking like the perfect resting place after a long day’s work. It’s quite dear in price, though, really a shame for those of us without super thick wallets.

Designed by Khodi Feiz. The simple and beautiful conversion mechanism that takes Peel from vertical to horizontal is on display in this study in minimal elegance.

Material: 100% Wool.
Size: W 31.5 x H 16.75 x D 78.75 inches
$5,200.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,200.00
Availability: Buy Peel Chaise/Sleeper Green by Council Design here

Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach

Uh, how much do you love these tables by Mr. Loebach? If you didn’t say ‘very much’ or were stricken speechless then I don’t know what to do with you. First off, they are tables and step stools, which makes them functional for small spaces, yada yada yada. Second, they are available in some of the best color choices (charcoal, green, and the most delightful shade of blue (in my opinion)). Third, and perhaps most importantly, each table/stool opens at the top (with safety hinged lids) for extra storage. Fourth, they are a little awkward in just how humble they look, and doesn’t that just make you love them more? All that said, I think it’s the colors that make them stand out as wonderful little nesting tables/step stools. Take note they won’t ship until mid-October.

Material: Wood and MDF with safety hinges

Dimensions: 17.25 x 14 x 18 inches
Available for pre-order.
Approximate ship date: 10/15/2009

$400.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach here

Risom Rocker

Jens Risom, perhaps best known for his Lounge Chair (you know, the one with woven straps) has designed an upholstered rocker that looks decidedly mid century yet feels current somehow (perhaps that’s the magic of classic Danish modernism?).

The Risom Rocker (2009) has a nine-button tufted back; a nod toward the classic Danish modern aesthetic that can be found in all of Risom’s work. Made in U.S.A.

* A high back supports your head while you rock.
* The armrests are sculpted for comfortable support.
* A hidden counterweight in the front rail helps ensure a smooth, deep rock.

Materials: Solid walnut frame; Maharam Milestone fabric, 78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon.
H 39″ D 36″ W 29″ Arm H 24.5″

$1,680.00, Buy it at DWR.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,680.00
Availability: Buy Risom Rocker here

DWR Mix or Match Sale

So, if you’re letting loose of the purse strings in preparation for the autumnal nesting period (a.k.a. Thanksgiving, holiday season, etc.), you might want to consider DWR’s Mix or Match Sale. Basically, if you order four or more (specially marked) dining chairs, stools, credenzas, and tables, you get a 15% discount.

To give an example, if you ordered the Tondern Table ($2,500, shown upper left) with 4 Salt Chairs ($98, shown lower left), you’d save about $400. Or, if you just needed chairs, you’d save about $288 when ordering 4 of the
20-06 Chairs, Limited Edition
($480 each, shown third from lower left). As always, it’s worth a look when you’ve been ogling something specific and feel ready to take the plunge.

The 15% discount is valid September 5-October 6, 2009.
The Free Standard Shipping offer is valid September 5-14, 2009.

See all items applicable for Mix or Match Sale here.