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Semplice Bed – Queen

The Semplice Bed–now on sale.

“Tino Novati’s Semplice Bed is our newest modern bed that meets the growing desire for utility, comfort and aesthetic refinement. Veneered in either wenge-stained oak or in Ovangkol, a West African hardwood with a moderately course grain, the rich colors of this bed coordinates with a variety of other woods. All sides are finished and the frame stands 12″ off the ground, higher than many platform beds, for a visually bolder profile. The recessed legs each have a metal plate at the bottom to further the floating look that’s become a trademark of Novati’s designs. The deck is constructed of wood slats woven together with nylon strips for a combination of assured suppleness and enduring strength. One-piece platform does not come apart, so some planning for delivery is required. Compatible with our Sonno mattresses.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,098
Availability: Buy Semplice Bed – Queen here

Think Tank Limited Edition

The regular Tank U standard vase is pretty cute, and this limited edition (of 100) ups the ante by carrying the image of a world map upon its surface.

“So now we are very happy to present a wonderful limited edition called ‘Think Tank’ that has first been presented last fall in Paris at Maison et Objet. Similar to the ‘standard’ Tank U these are made in Limoges, the birthplace of french porcelain, and are more of a political statement than the other versions.”

Think Tank Limited Edition, $115.00

Standard Tank U, $58.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $58-$115
Availability: Buy Think Tank Limited Edition here

Kotori Sake Serving Set

This set has such nice form; the handle of the pitcher lends a subtle modern feel. It would be an excellent housewarming/wedding gift…

“Like its namesake ‘kotori’ย is Japanese for ‘small bird’ this sprightly porcelain sake pitcher stands watch over five small cups. The set, designed by Finland’s Tomi Pelkonen, rests on a thick oak serving tray. SFMOMA exclusive.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Kotori Sake Serving Set here

multi-tec tool kit by richartz

Perfect little tool kit–nicely proportioned to fit in your purse or desk drawer.

“Tool kit includes miniature file, pick, tweezers, pen, screwdriver, scissors, knife blade and pin inside a 3.25โ€ย x 2โ€ย x .25โ€ย case.

If that’s not enough for you- one side of case has 3โ€ย ruler and other side 7 centimeter markings.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy multi-tec tool kit by richartz here

Bottle Water Glasses

Sustainability is considered quite a bit nowadays, as it should be, and that’s why any recycled home goods certainly catch our eye when we happen upon them. These glasses are made from recycled bottle bases and have a traditional engraving that create a modern sense of nostalgia.

2.9″ x 3.8″ (7,4 x 9,6 cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Bottle Water Glasses here

Love Is Blind Vase by Jessica Lertvilai

This is such an incredibly lovely vase. It’s so subtle, and would make such a good gift- housewarming, wedding, birthday, or anything else. I love it.

“Love letters transcribed into braille relief blanket the surface, creating a delicate texture of light and shadow which visually evoke their intimate meanings. The vase’s narrow oval shape is ideal for floral arrangements, and unfilled it makes a romantically statuesque statement.”

12″ x 6″ x 2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $87.00
Availability: Buy Love Is Blind Vase by Jessica Lertvilai here

Google news cushion

Ever feel like cuddling with a zeitgeist? Each 16″ x 16″ pillow has a summary of the top news searches in Google for that year.

2003: $250.00
2005: $120.00
2006: $120.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00-$250.00
Availability: Buy Google news cushion here

Atlanta Mirror

Recently my entry hall got an update with a new floor mirror, and I can honestly say it makes coming home a nicer experience. It opens up the space, which is really nice in smaller areas.

“Oversized mirrors such as the Atlanta Mirror (2003) by Michael Ogura have become affordable, modern-day solutions to many an interior dilemma. With its full-size reflective surface, the Atlanta effectively makes spaces look larger and brighter. The hand brushed stainless steel frame is corrosion resistant and solidly built to lean safely against the wall.”

16- and 20-gauge brushed stainless steel; 3/16″ glass mirror; 3M VHB adhesive.

H 72″ W 30″ D 2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $600
Availability: Buy Atlanta Mirror here

Paris Panels

Available in stainless or white, these ornate, steel wall hangers may be just what you need to fill a space on your walls or create a division in a larger space as a room divider.

White: $78 for a set of 6
Stainless $98 for a set of 6

Purchase Information:

Price: $78-$98
Availability: Buy Paris Panels here

See-saw Sofa

This is a pretty cool sofa/bed. With one easy move, the See-saw converts from a streamlined sofa into a generous bed.

โ€ข Benchmade solid hardwood frame
โ€ข Sinuous wire springing; foam cushioning
โ€ข Stainless steel legs with folding mechanism
โ€ข Back folds down to create a 50″ bed

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Availability: Buy See-saw Sofa here

Print Magazine Rack

So, if you’re happy with the way your home looks, but aren’t happy with magazines and newspapers lying about, you could throw in this rack as a viable option to tidy up your periodicals. It’s a little bit more money out of the wallet than some of the others, but it sure looks good.

“Crafted from a single piece of opaque acrylic, Fabio Lombardo’s Print Magazine Rack (2002) has sinuous curves and a glossy finish. Able to hold up to 22 lbs of magazines, books or other items, the Print’s single form provides simple, sturdy storage.”

H 14″ W 12″ D 16″

Purchase Information:

Price: $200
Availability: Buy Print Magazine Rack here

Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser

Not only does this vase look cool empty, but it would look great with flowers too because the different sections allow you to create an interesting arrangement.

“Arrange your flowers into striking displays with the Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser! What looks like several delicate, porcelain cylinders, arranged into a smooth, organic shape, is actually soft, unbreakable vinyl, formed with a dipmoulding technique. As a cohesive unit, water is held in the vase and distributed throughout the different parts.

Group multiple vases together to create an intricate field of flowers!”

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser here

Molo Fanning Stool- Black

I fell for these all over again. I love their shape and texture, and in black, they’re a knockout.

“These stools feature a flexible, fanning honeycomb structure with magnetic end panels allowing for sturdy setup or connection to each other. Use it as a stool, a low table, or a multi-person lounge. Made from recyclable, flame retardant kraft paper that has been dyed with bamboo charcoal ink to a rich black, this amazing seating can fold flat for easy storage. With use, the top of the stool with crush and soften, giving the surface a new and comfortable texture and look.”

Color: Black
12″h x 16″d $180
18″h x 16″d $230

Purchase Information:

Price: $180-$230
Availability: Buy Molo Fanning Stool- Black here

Photography Floor Lamp

For just under $100, this floor lamp is pretty decent. I like the ’40s feeling to it, as it would add a little bit of antiquity to a room.

“Retake of a 1940s studio source light, scaled anew for residential sets. Adjustable-angle brushed metal head angles light easy on the eyes with a frosted glass diffuser. Metal pole on raised X-base adjusts in height 47″ to 67″. Hardware included.”

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Titanic Lamp by Charles Trevelyan

If one could ever be smitten with a lamp, then I am with the Titanic Lamp. I remember seeing this in Wallpaper Magazine and hoping it would be available soon in the US. And now it is!

13″ H x 18.5″ W x 18″ D
Lacquered wood base, cotton and steel shade.
US wiring

Purchase Information:

No longer available.