FURNISHINGS

Abby Sofa

Here’s a pretty nice sofa that won’t break the bank.

“Lustrous black and cream tweed, pristine lines and buttoned-back detailing all contribute to the mid-century mystique of this modern beauty and communicate “grown up” in a very hip way. That’s why you’ll find it as at home in a spacious condo or loft as in a vintage ranch or salon. High density foam on hardwood frame. Upholstery and bolsters, included, in polyester/viscose. Contemporary stainless steel legs.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,098
Availability: Buy Abby Sofa here

Baghdad Table

Man, I wouldn’t call these affordable by any means, but they sure are worth taking a look at…

“The capital Baghdad, the new Babylon, a symbol of multiple, ethnic, cultural and religious identities, a sort of concentration of all humanity. The top of the New Baghdad table is made up of tens of different industrial aluminium profiles each one with a specific purpose, which together make up a map of the capital of Iraq, ploughed by river Tigris. The designer Ezri Tarazi’s idea behind the table is that each shape’s various identities are merged into a cohesive plan.”

Available in Small and Large (dining or coffee table height).

Purchase Information:

Price: $39,600.00
Availability: Buy Baghdad Table here

lovely rita shelf by Ron Arad

This amazing shelf made in Italy by Kartell can be installed either right side up or upside down with two different effects.

39″ w | 7.5″ h | 7.9″ d

Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Availability: Buy lovely rita shelf by Ron Arad here

Common Chair

This chair is made from scrap hardwood, ensuring that each one is slightly different. It might set you back a fair chunk of change, but it will surely be something that you’ll hold on to for years to come.

“Using Canadian hardwoods gathered from Toronto area studios and manufacturers, the Common Chairs are made by hand and assembled at random so that each chair is unique. Finished using a water based, zero VOC finish.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Common Chair here

Tolga Bed Frame

Really crazy that this bed is only $35. I think it only comes in a twin though…

Length: 78 3/4 “
Width: 39 “
Height: 9 “

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Purchase Information:

Price: $35
Availability: Buy Tolga Bed Frame here

Tinsel Tape

The clever people at Atypyk have done it again with tinsel tape for ease in wrapping.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.60
Availability: Buy Tinsel Tape here

Nekton Stools by Zaha Hadid

These interlocking sculptural stools are perfect for large spaces and can be combined into clusters as a whole seating system that can be customized to suit any space.

Lead time is 10-12 weeks.

Set of four.

Overall W 34″-44″ x Depth 20″-35″ x H 20″-20.5″

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Purchase Information:

Price: $12,500
Availability: Buy Nekton Stools by Zaha Hadid here

Giulio Bench

This bench is pretty stunningly simple and beautiful. It can be used as a coffee table, bench, and also at the foot of the bed. The edges are crisp and thin while it gains strength towards the center of the bench with a slight elliptical shape.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $998
Availability: Buy Giulio Bench here

Chair #1.2 by Yuichiro Nishizawa/everyspace

I love this chair. It’s two identical pieces of wood which can be assembled to form a chair, and can be disassembled to be put away. The notches can be used to hang the chairs on the wall if you like.

Certified Canadian maple, zero formaldehyde emission glue, water-base clear coat finish.

25″ w x 18″ h x 25″ d x 1/2″ thick

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Purchase Information:

Price: $600
Availability: Buy Chair #1.2 by Yuichiro Nishizawa/everyspace here

Prouve Standard Chair

Despite my tendency to buy black furniture, I’m really liking the different color options of the Prouve Standard Chair…it might take some time to save up for several, but just one in any of the colors would really make a strong statement.

“Tubular steel piping is enough for the front legs that take relatively little strain, whereas the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections and pass the strain on to the floor.”

16.5″W x 32″H x 19″D, Seat height at 18.25 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Availability: Buy Prouve Standard Chair here

Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving

I’m guessing most of us don’t have this kind of cash lying around just waiting to be spent on a bookcase, but it sure is impressive.

“Behind the Tier Shelving’s simple silhouette lies a complicated fabrication technique resulting in no visible hardware. As well as appearing to be free floating, this wall mounted shelving system is available in two different shelf depths, 12″ or 16″. An optional 24″ deep desk surface is also available. Shelf widths are available in 4′ or 8′ lengths. In addition, you may choose an overall unit height of 6′ or 8′. To customize your unit further, you may choose from two different dimensions between your shelves, 12.75″ or 17.25″.”

Aluminum tiers support walnut or oak veneered shelves. Aluminum available in multiple finishes; anodized natural or powder coated white, orange gray, and red.

96h x 96w x 12d

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,200.00
Availability: Buy Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving here

Melissa Borrell Pop-Out Jewelry

Well known for her
Pop-Out Pendant, Melissa Borrell now has an extended collection of colors and shapes to add a bit of modern elegance to any outfit. New colors and shapes are available on her online store, with my favorite being the gold pieces. (I had the pleasure of visiting her studio a while ago to see the full scope of her designs, and I do have to say her sculptures were also really impressive…)

“Melissa Borrell creates innovative jewelry and decorative home accesories that emphasize the interaction between an individual and an object. Her designs have taken the form of wall coverings, sculpture, textile design, lighting, home accessories, and jewelry.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $36-$150
Availability: Buy Melissa Borrell Pop-Out Jewelry here

White Fishnet (limited edition), 2006

I love, love, love this chair. Too bad it’s got the ‘price available on request’ tag- that pretty much means that I definitely can’t afford it.

“This chair is hand-made by Marcel Wanders through his studio in the Netherlands, in a limited edition of 20 pieces. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided.”

materials: aramid and carbon fibers; epoxy

33″ x 14″, height 29.5″

Reclaimed Patchwood Cube Cabinet

Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ve always been one for the more eclectic look at home, and maybe that’s why this cabinet caught my eye. I like how it has a relatively modern structure overall, with the different types of wood being the interesting thing about it…and I think whatever pieces surround it in a home would determine the classification of style- if you put it with country rustic, it would definitely read that way, but juxtaposed with something modern it could be a really unique modern piece.

“…handmade from barn wood, molding from houses and beaded board. This unique accent piece is a patchwork quilt of interesting patterns and textures handmade by Georgia artist Margaret Taylor. Combining rustic material with practical and modern design, this sturdy steel patchwood cube will be an ideal storage piece in the dining room, bedroom, bathroom, entry way or kitchen.”

23″ W x 15″ D x 26″ H

Purchase Information:

Price: $590.00
Availability: Buy Reclaimed Patchwood Cube Cabinet here

Ice table

This acrylic I frame table is perfect for small spaces where dark wood would clutter a space, and would also be good in multiples for large spaces.

1″-thick acrylic

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $398.00
Availability: Buy Ice table here