Re-Imagined Furniture

November 4, 2009

I have been seeing a lot of great pieces of furniture that have been designed with the mindset of reduce-reuse-recycle. Here are a couple of them!

 

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Second Life by William Stranger

William Stranger is know for his innovative sustainable furniture that is mostly made with acquired natural objects such as fallen trees. One of his latest lines is the Second Life line. Stranger took the remnants of a bowling alley and created beautiful works. The line is being exhibited at Fifth Floor Gallery in Los Angeles until November 14th.

 

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Stump Series by Ubico Studio

The Stump Series from Ubico Studio was created when designers started noticing pieces of hardwood in the dumpsters surrounding the Studio. By reinvisoning these scrap pieces of wood, these great stools were created. Each piece is unique and crafted with social responsibility. And at only $195, you can’t really beat the price!

 

 

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First up today, a house I found on Curbed LA.

3584 Multiview

3584 Multiview

 

I personally love the staging of the home. It is available for rent or sale and there is an open house this weekend. It has many green features including recycled glass terrazzo tile, cork floors, low V.O.C. paint. And has the added design feature of Jonathan Adler lighting. It is renting right now for $7950. More info here and here.

Next up, from The New York Times. You know that surfboard you have lying around or that old door, how about making it into a table?

Re-Vive Table Legs

Re-Vive Table Legs

Richard Liddle has come up with a solution for all those scrap pieces we have lying around- make them into a table! He has created a “clamp technology with an extended leg” that can be attached to practically anything (as long as its 4″ thick or less) without any tools needed. You can get 4 legs for $160 in either black or orange. More info can be found at branchhome.com

Lastly, an article about Custom Furniture from The New York Times

Tori Mellott's Living Room and Custom Sofa and Coffee Table

Tori Mellott's Living Room and Custom Sofa and Coffee Table

It’s all about the details when it comes to design and what better way to get exactly the details you want then with custom furniture. This is a great article about the ups and downs of getting custom furniture and ways to make it worth your while (and your money).

A Few Fabulous Finds!

July 24, 2009

Here are some fabulous pieces that I am loving today!

Hollywood Regency Chair- from Fabulousmess on Etsy.com

Hollywood Regency Chair- from Fabulousmess on Etsy.com

 

I love this chair! The seller reupholstered it in black patent leather and painted the frame a high gloss black. It has such classic lines and details- it would be perfect in an entry or in a bedroom as a reading chair. If you have a chair like this with a not so great fabric- don’t despair! As you can see here- it can definitely be salvaged.

Grey and Yellow Accent Table from OhClementine on Etsy.com

Grey and Yellow Accent Table from OhClementine on Etsy.com

 

Another great piece from Etsy.com! This table is fabulous! I love the color combination the seller chose to paint it. And, it’s another piece you could do yourself with practically any accent table- pick two colors and get painting!

Sunflower Down Throw Pillows from thisisnotikea.com

Sunflower Down Throw Pillows from thisisnotikea.com

 

These two down throw pillows from thisisnotikea.com caught my eye immediately. The colors are great and would perk up any neutral sofa, but what I love even more is the scale of the design. These bold, large scale fabrics are great for the summer and with these pillows, you don’t have to spend a lot to get an interesting summertime room.

NeoCon DreamHome

July 21, 2009

I just came across some of the pictures of the Fifth Annual NeoCon DreamHome…

InteriorDesign.net

InteriorDesign.net

 

I fell in love with this room when I saw it. First, I think the color choices are very sophisticated and give the room great depth. The blue in the plates and  artwork is a refreshing pop in the otherwise fairly muted room. Positioning the buffet opposite the fireplace offers a great balance to the room which is heightened by the plate display and the mirror on the walls. The full length window coverings create a great sense of height in the room.

I really think the designers, Leslie Jones and Associates, did a fantastic job with this room.