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anastacha chandelier

This chandelier imported from Italy takes non-traditional materials to make a traditional form.

“Designed by Bruno Rainaldi for Terzani, the Anastacha evokes the feeling of a traditional chandelier while using decidedly modern materials. Choose from transparent or black plexiglass with brushed nickel-finish hardware.

Dimensions 27.6″D X 25.6″H, 74.8″ maximum overall height.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,962.40
Availability: Buy anastacha chandelier here

Villa Doll House

Uh, this is so cool that I almost want it for me, even though I’m well past the doll-playing age. Check it out:

“This isn’t just any doll house, this is an architects dream! The Villa features a long central building, pool house and a large deck that is sure to please any age designer.

The modernist Villa is made from birch and comes with a set of beech furnishings to include beds, stools, a table, a kitchen island and a shower. The sliding doors are made of plexiglass and wood allowing for trouble free access to the interior. Truly a piece of modern design!”

Designed by Wolfgang Sirch & Christoph Bitzer

Base measures 24″W x 44″L

(9 weeks for delivery)

Purchase Information:

Price: $675.00
Availability: Buy Villa Doll House here

For Ever Yours Ring

I’m not sure how this hasn’t been posted yet. This silver ring has words “FOR EVER YOURS” in reverse relief inside the ring so when the ring is removed the wearer is temporarily imprinted with the words on their ring finger.

Purchase Information:

Price: $405
Availability: Buy For Ever Yours Ring here

Pankotto Bench

For anyone looking to furnish their outdoor space with some sturdy, weather-friendly seating (or tables), this collection is sure to please.


Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Umodern

Tord Boontje Midsummer shade

I’ve admired this from afar from a while. Now it’s 50% off and just that much closer in reach.
Tord Boontje, 2004

Purchase Information:

Price: $92.00
Availability: Buy Tord Boontje Midsummer shade here

City Shopping Bag

One thing that annoys me about most bags is the lack of a pocket for bottled water. This bag has that, as well as having an external pocket, presummably for food, which is screenprinted along the outside of the bag. Or you know, maybe it’s not for food. Maybe that’s just a trick to throw off would be thieves.

“Lassus’ City Bag was designed as a large shopping bag but is also perfect as a general tote. This is Alessi’s first “bag/carrier” and is destined to be a cult object. Bag is composed of durable polyester with polyurethane zipper and features an external pocket as well as two internal pockets – a large zippered pocket as well as a bottle holder pocket. Bag is screenprinted with the word “FOOD” which graphically runs around the piece. Available in orange or gray. This piece is part of Alessi’s Spring/Summer 2006 Collection and can be ordered now for an expected delivery in April.”

notes: measures 18.75″ x 7″ deep x 13.75″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy City Shopping Bag here

Stainless Steel Bench and Stool

For outdoors or in, this bench and stool are something to consider. The prices aren’t so bad, and the style fits into the modern/minimal look quite easily…you could also use them as a coffee/side table if you wanted to…

Stool, 16w x 16d x 16h

Bench, 55w x 16d x 16h

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy Stainless Steel Bench and Stool here

notNeutral Leaves Pillows

For $50, this pillow is quite an eye-catcher. Usually all the pillows I like are above the $70 mark, so it’s nice to see something a little less ‘spensive.

100% cotton, down and feather insert.

18″W x 14″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy notNeutral Leaves Pillows here

Ikea Summer pieces

I have been pretty impressed with the summer furniture that Ikea produced for 2006. The lounge chairs and deck chairs resemble some higher-end designs without the scary price tag. Just to be on the safe side, I would put a good sealer on the wood to ensure it will last year after year.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.99
Availability: Buy Ikea Summer pieces here

The Cylinders

The folks at the Art Office are currently working on a really cool architectural installation called the Cylinders. They are currently working on their online store but if you have a project in mind you can contact them through their website.

Rolly Storage Mirror

The rolly storage mirror is perfect for narrow areas for storing all the clutter that seems to accumulate at points of entry to your home.

“Combining a traditional hall mirror with tambor door storage crafted of richly grained solid walnut, the Rolly is as compact as it is useful. In addition to allowing last minute adjustments to hair, clothes or face, the substantial reflective capacity of the mirror injects a sense of spaciousness in often tight entryways. The all-walnut compartment below the mirror provides a convenient shelf for display or temporary storage and concealed storage for personal items from keys and phones to wallets and cameras. The tambor door is constructed of fine, laser-cut strips of walnut that are reassembled in the precise order they were cut for a seamless, solid appearance. Laminated to canvas backing, the door offers flexible sliding for easy operation. Two keyhole inserts on the back allow the Rolly to be easily suspended from the wall (hardware not included). Mirror supports up to 10 lbs.”

Thanks Rob!

Purchase Information:

Price: $198
Availability: Buy Rolly Storage Mirror here

Hello Table

It’s a friendly little table at a reasonable price.

Small $299.00
18 x 16 “

Large $399.00
26 x 16 “

Purchase Information:

Price: $299-$399
Availability: Buy Hello Table here

on/off light

Now this is a closeout special, so if you like what you see, you better get a move on it and buy it before everybody else snaps it up. Seems like a good deal to me…the only drawback is it’s just available in light pink or light blue polycarbonate. Sorry if you don’t like those two colors.

“ON/OFF is not operated by the usual switch on the electric wire, but by a movement of the hand which moves it into its two positions of balance. It can be placed on a table, bedside-table or floor.
If dropped or knocked it does not break, because it is made of soft thermoplastic.”

6″W X 5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy on/off light here

Block Lamp by Albrizzi

I figure as long as I posted one thing over $2,000.00, I might as well post another. And I do have to say, the only reason I would post a lamp for this much money would be because I had no other choice. I love this lamp. Love with a capital L. Like hold a gun to my head and maybe even then I would have a hard time releasing it from my grasp.

Handmade of all acrylic material.

6″x6″x20″ tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,200.00
Availability: Buy Block Lamp by Albrizzi here

Alu Media Stand

I think this is an excellent example of a piece of furniture that does its job without a lot of fuss.

“Functional, mobile and inconspicuous”
Designed exclusively for DWR by Luciano Bertoncini.

Smooth-edged cast aluminum with powder-coat finish

-Rounded corners
-Top shelf is scaled to hold televisions up to 250 lbs.
-Lower glass shelf has a 50 lb capacity
-Locking plastic casters (sold separately)
-Assembly required.
-Made in Italy.

H 13.75″ W 51″ D 22″ Shelf H 3.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $698.00
Availability: Buy Alu Media Stand here