FURNISHINGS

The Avenue First Block / Parc

The stitch print on these ‘blocks’ would really give a feeling of texture to a room, and considering how easy the fabric is to care for it’s a no brainer for kids or pets.

The fatboy avenue can be arranged into any imaginable seating arrangement including an island, snake, or circle, providing you with your own personal lounge. The chic design is ideal for any space, from your office to your outdoor patio. The different shapes of the avenue include a square design, called the first avenue, and a quarter circle design, called the second avenue. Each of these models is available in a geometric stitch print, “the block”, or a floral stitch motif, “the parc.”

Material: Coated Polyester Cover, Polystyrene Foam Block.
Available in lime green, black, white, taupe, red and light blue.
23 x 23 x 18 1/2 (inches)

$249.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $249.00
Availability: Buy The Avenue First Block / Parc here

Sebastian 3-Seater

If the floral cushions on this sofa are a tad too retro for your taste, you might consider the solid cream option…also, there’s a matching 2-Seater, 4-Seater and sofa chair.

The clean lines and minimal design of the Sebastian provides comfort and elegance that is sure to be a classy addition to any room. Upholstered with luxurious imported Italian fabric, the Sebastian is available in a choice of cream or cream/floral back cushion.

* Stainless steel frame with brushed finish
* Matching 4-Seater ($2299.00) 2-Seater ($1199.00) and Sofa Chair ($1050.00) also available

78.7″ W x 38.6″ D x 30.7″ H

$1,850.00 $1,499.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $1,850.00
Availability: Buy Sebastian 3-Seater here

History by the Meter

Maybe the mere mention of history makes you snore, but I think this ruler is a great thing to have, both for measurement and reference.

The past 2000 years of world history unfold on the 2 meters of the “Historic Folding Rule.”
This type of ruler was designed to fit into a workman’s pockets with ease, a wonderful example of form following function.

Designer/Manufacturer: Metermorphosen

$20.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy History by the Meter here

Loja Leather Bed

Geez, I know $1800 for a bed still seems a little steep in price, but considering the price tag used to be $4500, it sounds like a deal.

Most conventional leather bed’s like their sofa counterpart’s suffer from overstyling and excessive padding in order to denote luxury or comfort. Taking a more restrained approach is the Loja Leather Bed (2004), distinctive in its pared-down, sleigh bed form. Skillfully produced in Spain, the bed features light padding over the entire frame to create a soft, cushioned surface that surrounds the user. Large panels of silky, oil-tanned leather the warmest and most supple of cowhide leather’s are used to upholster the frame and are neatly stitched with welted perimeter seams. The headrest features a slight pitch to accommodate comfortable reading or TV viewing.

Quantities are limited. Free Standard Shipping.

Queen, $4,500.00 Now: $1,800.00
King, $4,700.00 Now: $1,880.00
Buy it here.

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Price: $1,800.00
Availability: Buy Loja Leather Bed here

Tre Bamboo Lounge Chair and Ottoman

This is a crazy price point for a lounge chair (the ottoman seems a tad bit over-slanted, but man, for the price I could overlook it).

* Created by bending and molding pieces of bamboo through a heat and pressure process
* All stains and any glue used is certified non toxic
* Chair measures 19.75″ wide x 27.5″ deep x 36″ high
* Ottoman measures 19.75″ wide x 24.5″ deep x 15.5″ high
* Eco Friendly product

$299.99, Buy it here.

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No longer available.

Scandia Series

I’m a little bit in love with this series by Hans Brattud.

The iconic Scandia Series was designed by Hans Brattud in 1957. During the 1970’s the factory in Norway burned down and was never rebuilt, therefore, putting Scandia out of production. In 2001, Norwegian manufacturer, Fjord Fiesta brought the series back. Working closely with Brattrud himself, they made sure that every detail of the original design was perfected.

Laminated Walnut. Satin chrome base.
Lead time of 8 weeks.

Swivel Chair (not shown) (29.5″w x 29.5″d x 33″h), $2,550.00
Nett Chair (26″w x 29.5″d x 33″h), $2,250.00
Senior Easy Chair w/black leather bolster (29.5″w x 29.5″d x 41.25″h), $2,950.00
Dining Chair (31.25″w x 20.5″d x 32.25″h), $835.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $835.00-$2,950.00
Availability: Buy Scandia Series here

Prism Side Table

This is a steal- $50 for a very decent ‘futuristic’ side table that can go indoors or out.

Durable patio furniture features ABS plastic construction
White, Black, or Red
17 in. W x 17 in. D x 18 in. H

$49.99-$54.99, Buy it here.

[via Apartment Therapy]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99-$54.99
Availability: Buy Prism Side Table here

Drop Stool by Zuo Modern

This is a great price for a stool; it reminds me of a nicer wooden version (see below).

Available in Black, White, Orange, Red, or Green
ABS formed body with high gloss enamel.
22 x 22 x 19″H

$138.00, Buy it here.

(Update: so I found the wooden stool- it’s the Tahiti Stool…but after looking at it a little more it doesn’t have the same seat indentation and the back rise is higher, so it has less resemblance that first thought.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $138.00
Availability: Buy Drop Stool by Zuo Modern here

Spring Chair

Yes, this is a reproduction of the PK20 Easy chair by Poul Kjaerholm. I won’t get into whether or not you should buy the original or the copy, because that’s your choice, but I will point out that this is approximately $6,000 less than the original.

The Spring Chair is a modern reproduction based on a Poul Kjaerholm classic. Features a stainless steel frame and your choice of woven natural cane or top, full grain black Italian leather.

34″L x 33″W x 36″H

$1,249.00 – $1,499.00, Buy it here.

Also, for anyone jonesing for the PK Chaise Lounge ($12,926.10 to $16,607.80), there’s a reproduction of that one as well for $1,875.00: Woven Hammock Chaise, Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,249.00
Availability: Buy Spring Chair here

Parallelogram Table

These slightly askew tables would be an interesting choice for a modern interior, especially if you move around a lot.

Parallelogram is a modular flat-packing table system. Each table ships flat and can be folded up into a 20″ x 19″ x 17″ table. Assembly requires no tools. Hardware is included (2 bolts).

Black, white, pink or blue.
Powdercoated steel
20″ x 19″

$495.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Parallelogram Table here

Tapp Francke’s Neon Lights

I know a lot of you don’t have 3 or 4 grand to spend on a light sculpture, but if by some chance you do, you might consider these.

Creating neon words as neon sculpture, artist Tapp Francke creates fonts and selects color and size based on her response to the meanings and feelings evoked by specific words. “Color is a powerful force that evokes emotions that language can’t often express,” says Francke.

“Dilettante”, 38″ x 7″, $4,500.00, Buy it here.
“Tangible”, 23″ long x 6″ high, $3,700.00, Buy it here.

Also available: Faith and Swallow

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,500.00
Availability: Buy Tapp Francke’s Neon Lights here

Source: Via

Packing Tape (roundup)

Check out a great roundup of packing tapes at ReubenMiller. Just a warning, some (most) are available in the UK.

(Thanks John!)

Hidden Bookcase

Who doesn’t wish they had a hidden door or secret passageway? My childhood readings of Nancy Drew (and the Hardy Boys) lodged that particular want early on, and looky here, if I had 3 G’s I could make that wish come true.

If you’re the do-it-yourself-er type, woodweb.com has drawings for a Hidden-Pivot Bookcase Door worth checking out.

Hidden bookcases smoothly slide on a floor-based rail (included) and conceal any room in your home or office. They open and close very quietly–by pulling–and exhibit no sign of entry when closed. Up to 500 pounds of books and decorations can be placed on the shelves. Instructions are included, but we can set up installation if desired.

Made of oak wood, maple wood or cherry wood, high-strength rail system
Large: 88″h x 66″w
Medium: 88″h x 54″w

$3,000.00, Buy it here.

[image via weburbanist]

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Price: $3,000.00
Availability: Buy Hidden Bookcase here

Alto Rocker by monte

Seems like more and more choices for the modern nursery are cropping up, and this rocker is one of the best options I’ve seen for seating (and the price isn’t too terrible either).

The alto rocker’s distinguishing features are its soothing and gentle rock and its tailored stitching. Similar in comfort, proportions and craftsmanship to the luca glider, the alto rocker also includes a removable lumbar pillow for extra support.
The longevity of the alto rocker’s soft and durable fabric and the handcrafted quality of the dark brown solid maple rocker base will bring your rocker from the nursery to any other room in the home.

$795.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured:

nanna bassinet, $395.00, Buy it here.
cubino kid’s chairs, $109.00 each, Buy it here.
tavo high chair, $345.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $795.00
Availability: Buy Alto Rocker by monte here

Marcio and Pekko Side Tables

These two tables are pretty sleek; maybe also slightly art-deco-ish with the brushed, curved corners? or is that pushing it?

Both tables have dark grey oak veneer table top with a brushed stainless steel frame.

Marcio Side Table: 22.5” dia., 21.25”h, $337.50, Buy it here.

Pekko Side Table: 15.5″ dia., 18.5″ h, $225.00, Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00-$337.50
Availability: Buy Marcio and Pekko Side Tables here