Entries in 21st century/now (31)
I love how this sofa is barely recognizable as a sleeper, which unfolds to a queen sized bed with a head and foot board on either end (albight a little off-center). Just shy of 2K, this has got to be one of the most attainable seating pieces for sale at ABC. It's doubtful that I'm alone in feeling shamefully uncomfortable offering overnight guests the same old air mattress time and again...
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I have developed this fantasy/plan of turning my living room into a jungle. When I mentioned this to my very design-savvy Mother, she immediately suggested Wooly Pockets. I am just astounded by this very simple product, that you can configure and adapt to create any whimsical plant-based art that you can imagine.
The most popular container seems to be the Wally pocket, which measures 15" high by 24" wide and can be multiplied to form blocks or rows of wall-mounted greenery both indoors and outdoors. The company boasts of a design that keeps interior walls safe and dry...I have my doubts but dreams of an oxygenated space may trump my fears of apartment eviction due to water damage.
Wooly Pockets also makes a curious product called Meadow, which is literally a large flat container that can be used to plant a garden literally anywhere. Again, I fantasize about having an indoor garden party where guests mill about a grassy noll, perhaps furnished with a picnic blanket and lawn chair. So odd and marvelous at the same time!
From Jean Paul Gaultier's collection with Roche Bobois. I love the humor and modern glamour of these dressing room pieces. I am also seeing a possible DIY project...with interesting results if you find some great vintage suitcases.
The convenience of online shopping. The hysteria of a sample sale. The people who thought to marry these two delights of modern consumption are brilliant.
Gilt Groupe is a little like One Kings Lane, but their product range is a lot broader and they evoke a well-maintained aura of luxury and exclusivity on the site. Currently on offer in the home section are an assortment of products meant for the bedroom. Included is the fabulous Re-Trouve Chair from Emu, designed by Patricia Urquiola. I've seen this piece equally at home in outdoor patio settees and as indoor seating in a dressing room.
Retails for $925, but on Gilt for $415.
Architect, David Adjaye designed this studio of visual artists Lorna Simpson and James Casebere in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. Proof that contemporary architecture can coexist with neighboring historic homes without being too imposing, harsh, or visually condescending. Up close, the outer walls have the look of a woven textile and the more tactile among us can barely resist touching the surface.
More information and images of the building can be found here.
Couldn't you see this in a room with a mirrored wall and white leather sofa? It is a bit eighties looking.
Why are people making these objects at this time?
There has been some serious nostalgia for the decade taking place in our culture. It may be more obvious in the worlds of fashion or music, but I wouldn't exclude the home market from the trend.
Made from polished steel and available in other powder coated colors from Habitat UK.
Satsuma Lamp is $225 retail. I have a feeling that products like these by young talent and in lower distribution, are the collector's items of tomorrow.
this designer was inspired by families of people of different heights, shapes, and sizes.
i love the humanism in furniture design.
the metal dipped in rubber feels cushiony, warm, and nostalgically familiar. like the tip of a bobby pin maybe? or some childhood toy?
"This chaise longue (along with the other work in this series) is made completely from cork that originates as the waste material from the bottle stopper industry."
$4,800, 25"h x 20"w x 70"d
"has its own detachable dining tray with a set of tableware attached and positioned as a a part of the table."
inspired by the designer's own small space dwelling, this table seemed to have about 50 different configurations.
"Greenwich Village, New York City-based designer, Jeffrey Goodman, combines an urban aesthetic with the wonder and amusement of his childhood, growing up in Wildwood, New Jersey, a beach and boardwalk town."
"MissPrint Products are all designed and hand-printed in a small East London studio by Yvonne and Rebecca Drury."
They also make lampshades, wallpaper and wall vinyls.
Manjaca is the work of designer, Josephine Repetto, based in Paris. The high gloss black paint on this metal frame is what caught my eye.
materials reclaimed from demolished buildings in Philadelphia. a piece with this kind of rugged chic would look great in a casual winebar or one of those concept restaurants with BBQ and comfort foods on the menu.