FURNISHINGS

Alba Armoire

Those of you living in or around London will benefit most from this particular post, as I’m not sure how this would survive a trip to the U.S., but I thought it deserved a mention.

“Alba draws its inspiration from mid-century relief plasterwork to create a sculptural, calm and intriguing piece. Available in solid timber and painted finishes.”

Double – 1320w x 550d x 1800h, £3,075 inc VAT
Skinny – 660w x 550d x 1800h, £2,695 inc VAT

More information:

View Alba Armoire here

Elise bed by Jasper Morrison

I love the simplicity of this bed.

“Bed with frame in steel and wood, staves in beech plywood. Multi-density polyurethane foam padding, turned feet in polished natural aluminum. removable cover in fabrics and leathers of the collection. An additional removable cover in pelle ovo, tela bianca or tela forte is also available.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $835-$4,570.00
Availability: Buy Elise bed by Jasper Morrison here

Totem Bookcase

I’m really liking this tall and skinny bookcase…and how great does it look against a dark gray/black wall?

“The Totem Bookcase by Blu Dot is the perfect storage solution for oversized artbooks and magazines. The small size, but tall and deep shelves ensure you can pack in lots of books in a small footprint.”

Steel construction, white color.

82.5″ H x 8″ W x 13″ D.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Totem Bookcase here

Chat w/Roadside Scholar

If you’re curious at all about how or why we started BLTD, Gigi over at roadsidescholar invited us to a little q&a over at her site.

Thanks Gigi!

Corrales Cocktail Table

This plank wood coffee/cocktail table catches the eye not only for the type of wood used, but also that it only has three legs. It seems to have the same sort of shape of the Girard Table, but in a less refined and rugged sort of way.

” Absolutely natural cocktail table in solid Margosa. Each table is made from an individual plank of wood and is completely unique.

The wood is dried for several months and allowed to develop natural cracks and separations. After being shaped, it is finished with a natural wax for protection.”

48 L x 21 W x 14 H inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $475.00
Availability: Buy Corrales Cocktail Table here

upholstered block headboard

Here’s a surprisingly nice headboard from WestElm.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $169.99
Availability: Buy upholstered block headboard here

Santa Barbara Sofa by RC Green

A very decent modern (responsible) sofa.

“The Santa Barbara Sofa by RC Green elegantly combines contemporary design, comfort, and ecological intelligence. Designer Robert Craymer utilizes natural and organic materials to create his innovative eco-friendly furniture collection. The sofa frame is made of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certifed wood. The springs and screws are made of recycled steel. All glues and stains are non-toxic, water-based and formaldehyde-free. The cushions are made of natural latex wrapped in 100% organic wool and organic cotton with pillows of natural feathers. A wide range of upholstery options are available using natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo.”

38″ deep x 72″ long x 28″ tall
Also Available in sizes Long (84″) and Extra Long (96″)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,200.00
Availability: Buy Santa Barbara Sofa by RC Green here

Turned Leg Console

$100 savings on this simple turned leg console…not too shabby.

“hardwood. simple assembly required. high gloss white or coffee.”

52″w x 17″d x 30″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499
Availability: Buy Turned Leg Console here

Panton Junior chair now on sale

If you’ve been eying the Panton Junior chair, now is your chance to get it for a song.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Availability: Buy Panton Junior chair now on sale here

Burnt Credenza 07, A Numbered Edition by Rob Zinn

This might need a ‘platinum member’ sticker, because while I sure can’t afford it, there’s a very small percentage of those of you who can. This reclaimed Douglas Fir credenza seems to have its credentials: hand carved/foundry cast solid bronze legs, intricate cut-out pulls, powder coated aluminum doors, signed and numbered by the designer (there’s only 10), not to mention the wood has been scorched and oiled to get the right finish. It’s a beauty.

“When scorched with fire and rubbed with oil, the lake-salvaged Douglas Fir takes on a richly colored and heavily textured black finish. The sculptural legs were originally carved in plaster by the designer, and later cast in solid bronze. Punctuated by crisp satin white doors with intricate door pulls, this piece is truly unique.”

84″W x 30″H x 19″D

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $8500.00
Availability: Buy Burnt Credenza 07, A Numbered Edition by Rob Zinn here

Mid-Century Sofa

Here’s a nice little economical sofa that can be converted to a twin size bed. The conversion isn’t done quickly as the back support needs to be unscrewed, but it is a dual function piece none the less.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $480.00
Availability: Buy Mid-Century Sofa here

Musical Rumba Series

This has got to be one of the most bizarre pieces of furniture I’ve seen.

“Design your own personal drum table with interchangeable percussion inserts. Choose from four different sized tables to suit your musical and space needs. The smallest table accepts four of the smaller instruments and the largest accepts sixteen.”

2×2: $800 plus tax and shipping
2×4: $1500 plus tax and shipping
3×3: $1600 plus tax and shipping
4×4: $2900 plus tax and shipping

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00-$2900.00
Availability: Buy Musical Rumba Series here

Crochet Table

I’m impressed that this is under $50.

“Sturdy handmade iron rod frame with intricate sunburst of wire weaves together 60s groove, ethnic handicrafts, smart stacking functionality. Colorful olivine, yolk and grey epoxy powdercoat finishes are rustproof.”

15.5″dia.x13″H

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy Crochet Table here

In House Low Chair

Check out the subtle crook of the legs and the way the leather wraps around the frame- it’s little details like those that make me understand the price tag. Plus, I like how it looks hefty.

“…low slung lounge with double-back leather seat + back on walnut or ash frame.”

28″d x 29″w x 18″h

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2900.00-$3200.00
Availability: Buy In House Low Chair here

Sawbuck Chair

This Sawbuck chair displays typical Wegner style. A surefire classic.

“A sculpture you’ll enjoy every day, the Sawbuck chair emboides the best of Danish Modern design- in fact, an early version of this chair sits in The Danish Arts and Industry Museum. Designed by Hans Wegner in 1951, this special edition in created exclusively for [Room & Board] by Carl Hansen & Son, the original manufacturer of the Sawbuck. Handcrafted from walnut and oak, each chair is made according to Wegner’s designs and specifications.”

29w 26d 31h

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,550.00
Availability: Buy Sawbuck Chair here