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Monday October 22nd, 2007

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mirrored furniture roundup

mirrored furniture roundup

one of the things people ask me the most is where to find great mirrored furniture. sadly the answer usually involves some pretty high prices, so i thought i’d do a little roundup of my favorite mirrored furniture in the market, from high to low. sadly there aren’t too many budget-friendly, stylish resources for mirrored…

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Wednesday October 3rd, 2007

accessories, furniture, products by 8

seeing red

it’s odd to step back and look at your house from someone else’s perspective. after posting our house this week i’ve been so surprised to read people’s comments on other sites about all the red in our house. thankfully they’ve all been nice comments (thank you!) but i guess i never realized how much red…

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Thursday March 15th, 2007

Friday January 19th, 2007

furniture, products by 1

surfing cowboys

gosia sent me this great link to surfing cowboys- a vintage furniture store in venice beach, california. they ship across the US so i had to check out the collection. i of course wanted about half of their credenzas but they have some great lighting, tables and chairs, too. if you take a look through…

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Friday September 8th, 2006

furniture, products, textiles by 2

upholstery heaven

lena is the queen of unique upholstery. i thought you’d get a kick out of her chair on the right- her house is full of beautiful pieces like this. it makes me want to set up a little vanity or writing desk where i can tuck in a small chair like this. click here for…

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Friday June 30th, 2006

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modulicious

blu dot just launched two great new desks as part of their modulicious collection. the deskette and power desk are fun ways to bring that classic blu dot look to your home. you can choose from a number of colors for the powder coated steel doors and three different colored finishes for the wood. prices…

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Saturday March 25th, 2006

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weekends at d*s!

some fun weekend newbies at gnr8: a great desk from designer michael young made of felt, aluminum, corian, wood and conglomerate ($2750). and a fun ‘fold lamp‘ by alexander taylor made of folded powder coated aluminum for $129 (also available as a floor light). click here for more from gnr8 design. happy saturday! [be sure…

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Thursday March 16th, 2006

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new from context!

i really like the work that detroit-based furniture design studio, context furniture does. we met at icff last year (hi!) and they were kind enough to give me a heads up on the debut of scott klinker’s flat pak line> that will debut at icff this summer. klinker is a resident 3-d designer at cranbrook…

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Monday February 27th, 2006

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beeboard desk

designer piet boon was asked to create mobile houseing for some of the worl’d vast refugee population- during this process he discovered an ecologically low-impact solution for the home office: beeboard. beeboard is a layered cardboard with a honeycomb structure. from this material he created the beeboard desk and storage structure at dwr, which allow…

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Monday January 30th, 2006

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busy bee, no gift fair for me

sadly the office was too busy today that i was sent back to deal with some stuff going on here. it means i wasn’t able to cover the gift fair (!) like i’d wanted, but it does mean i’m here to post. i’ll be adding some gift fair posts soon, when i get more images…

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Tuesday November 22nd, 2005

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west elm holidays

i’ve never been a big fan of christmas colors and holiday decorations in the traditional sense, but this collection of holiday pieces at west elm looks down right festive (in a modern way). geo pillows right here, deer pillows here, polished red nesting tables here, mirror tiles here, floral pillows (similar to judy ross designs)…

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Wednesday January 26th, 2005

furniture, products, student design by 5

great skott!

i’ve always loved people who turn their lives around midstream and decide to follow their dreams. you know, those people who listen to that gut feeling that says, “i don’t think i was meant to sit behind this desk all day.” courtney skott is one of those people. before she became a super-fabulous designer extraordinaire,…

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Monday December 13th, 2004

Tuesday November 23rd, 2004

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things for which i’m thankful….

on a site where i continually wax poetic about material posessions, i wanted to stop for a minute and be thankful for all the things that make me smile in my life. i’m eternally thankful for my family, my wonderful wonderful arc, my dear friends (especially those who put up with my apparent inability to…

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Friday November 12th, 2004

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designing the revolution: redstr/collective

not content to see the future of design go the way of mid-century rehashes, christine warren and alex valich decided it was time to make a change. someone needed start over and approach design with a fresh perspective and fresh ideas. redstr/collective, their brooklyn-based design studio, is the product of their desire to see design…

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