FURNISHINGS

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]

Purchase Information:

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

Chair T. S. by Thomas Sandell

At just under $500, you’d think this chair would have a story to tell.

Micro effect lacquer, material: powder coated birch
Colours: White and White with sock

13″ x 15.5″ x 31″

$490.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Availability: Buy Chair T. S. by Thomas Sandell here

Parcel Table, Wood Top

This side table gets gold stars: it weighs three pounds, can be disassembled/packed flat and costs less than $200.

Though only three pounds, the Parcel Table is surprisingly sturdy and indeed, quite strong. It can be disassembled into four identical parts and one square surface, which means it stores and ships a bit easier than that giant block of a coffee table currently living in your home.

Materials: 1/4″ acrylic / baltic birch plywood / mixed. Infinitely stackable / no hardware assembly / flat pack
Designers: Steven Tomlinson and Jeannie Choe for The Design Can
Dimensions: 21.5″ x 21.5″ x 17.5″ (Weighs about 3 lbs.)

$162.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $162.00
Availability: Buy Parcel Table, Wood Top here

Roll-Top Chair

This Roll-Top chair is a clever solution for your child’s toys and such.

The chair is a place for things to be stored as well as a seat. The nature of the storage and the way it is revealed affords it a secret quality, allowing kids a hiding place for their stuff. – Simon Maidment

Dimensions: 24″ deep x 15″ wide x 22″ high – seat at 10″
Materials: solid birch in the tambour, and painted MDF for the bench
Designer: Simon Maidment, for Offi & Company

$168.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $168.00
Availability: Buy Roll-Top Chair here

Case Dining and Coffee Table (foldable)

Check it out- these tables fold themselves into a case, making transport super easy. If you’re short on space, something like this might make sense when you have extra guests over as well.

Facts: table folds itself into a case when not in use, easy open/close,
birch wood with spring loaded locking hinges, can take loads of up to 100 lbs.,
handmade in california, (2) year warranty, delivery via ground service only

case coffee table, $179.00, Buy it here.

size: folded: 18″w x 14″h x 4.75″d
open: 28″w x 18″d x 18.5″h

case dining table, $259.00, Buy it here.

size: folded: 30″w x 15″h x 4.75″d
open: 30″w x 30″d x 29″h

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $259.00
Availability: Buy Case Dining and Coffee Table (foldable) here

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DWR: Bedroom Sale (20% off)

You can save 20% on beds, mattresses, bedding, casegoods, etc. through November 11 at DWR…it’d be smart to take advantage if you’ve been looking to freshen up your sleeping space.

Shown on right:
Zola Bed-Queen, $2,500.00 Now: $2,000.00 Buy it here.
Nest Heather Duvet Cover, $250.00 – $320.00 Now: $212.50 – $272.00, Buy it here.
Nest Organic Flat Sheet, $115.00 – $180.00 Now: $97.75 – $153.00, Buy it here.
Nest Organic Fitted Sheet, $105.00 – $165.00 Now: $89.25 – $140.25, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00
Availability: Buy DWR: Bedroom Sale (20% off) here

BLTD Gift Guide ’08

Hurray, it’s here! Our gift guide is now available (see link on right/top of sidebar); please keep in mind it will be updated often and each section might shift around quite a bit. If you have any suggestions on gifts to add, shoot us an email and we’ll do our best to put them in.

Note: For the gift guide to work properly, Javascript needs to be enabled.There may be some browser incompatibilities so if you’re having trouble, please try using Firefox.

[posted by katie]

Mr. Impossible Chair and Table #28

This Mr. Impossible chair is destined to become an iconic piece; its shape and comfort takes the humble plastic material into an elevated design form. Also, the other items pictured in the room view are worth a mention: the ribbed aluminum Table #28 is surprisingly versatile as its angular form provides shelves and can be used indoors or out, the Parametreā„¢ AccordiOn Screen would be perfect for a room divider as shown, and the String 10 Light is still (and perhaps will always be) such a stellar choice for accent lighting.

An inviting, durable, and comfortable chair, Mr. Impossible combines sophisticated design with advanced plastic processing. The transparent structure and the translucent colored seat are seamlessly welded together. Made by Kartell of polycarbonate.

Size: 32.5h x 21.5w x 16″d; Seat: 19″h
$490.00 ($441.00 Members), Buy it here.

Also shown:
Table #28 in Natural or Black, $395.00 ($355.50 Members), Buy it here.

Parametreā„¢ AccordiOn Screen, $385.00
($346.50 Members), Buy it here.

String 10 Light, $99.00 ($89.10 Members),
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Availability: Buy Mr. Impossible Chair and Table #28 here

Magnolia Lounge Chair

This chair subtly evokes a Halloween feeling for me, probably mainly due to the web-like base.

In his design for the Magnolia, Jacco Bregonje combines the best of two worlds: design and architecture. The organic shell seat is fully foam-filled and provides fantastic comfort. The metal base echoes the mathematic construction of the organic shape of the seat. The Magnolia is a beautiful piece of furniture whatever way you look at it an interplay between empty and full, hard and soft. A unique armchair that perfectly fits into the celebrated Artifort collection. A real eyecatcher for reception areas or the home.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2735.00
Availability: Buy Magnolia Lounge Chair here

Cake ottoman

Do you ever wish that a store would say, “Hey, why not pick something out for free, we’re feeling generous today…”? Or that you’d happen upon something in a thrift store that usually costs an insane amount and it would have a price tag of $120? I’m feeling that way about this big (huge) ottoman today.

The Cake ottoman is a great accent piece for any room. Change its personality by simply changing your choice of fabric. There are numerous fabric and leather options from which to choose.

45 1/4″ Diameter X 12 1/4″ H

$2,285.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,285.00
Availability: Buy Cake ottoman here

Square Sleeper Chair

This is a very decent multifunctional chair. It’s perfect for a small space that occasionally needs extra sleeping accommodations. Also available in red.

lounge chair opens to a twin bed,
easy fold out/in,
matching sofa available,
some assembly required,
delivery via ground service only

closed: 35″w x 33″d x 30″h
open: 35″w x 77″d

 

$399.00-$470.00, Buy it here.

[via if it’s hip, it’s here]

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Timber Table

So, yes, this was posted last week, but Bobby Berk Home has offered BLTD readers 15% off this table; just use coupon code ‘BLTD’ at checkout. Nice, huh?

This is a spectacular little table- I love the wood grain etching on acrylic; it’s an excellent design combination.

The Timber Table from Gus Modern is crafted from high quality acrylic. The wood like detail etched into the Timber Table makes for a high-Style conversation piece great for both home or office.

$235.00, Buy it here.(use coupon code ‘BLTD’ for 15% off)

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Availability: Buy Timber Table here