March 08, 2012
May the Luck of the Irish be with you!
The “FOR2″ by After 6 Design Studio (A6DS) is a multifunctional chair designed by Sia Zanjani for two with storage space for up to 15 wine bottles and 8 wine glasses. Moreover, there is additional space in the center for books, magazines and other accessories, which makes the FOR2 a perfect product for small living spaces. The main materials used are birch plywood and 100 percent wool felt. All finishes and colors can be customized upon request. The FOR2 chair, which is sure to impress both the wine lovers, book lovers and the lovers of fine design, sells for CAD $3,500.
January 02, 2012
Flexible Vesna Lounge Sofa
The Vesna Lounge Sofa aims to render the same form of comfort you would expect from the usual ones for relaxation or even perhaps sleep.
This eye-catching sculptural piece is fluid in both form and movement as it flexes and bends to the user to make them feel so snug and comfy the designers at Nuvist even describe it as the “ultimate relaxation getaway.”
June 01, 2011
The Psych Cabinet
Twists, turns, and hidden features. The Psych cabinet.
May 08, 2011
Seriously -- this may be the best sofa ever. Thank you 3Rings for bringing it to my attention (and maybe my living room).
How many times have you been seated at your couch and suddenly felt an insatiable urge to reverse your position? Or face away from rather than next to your present companion? Or just desired a better resting position for your hands? Romanian manufacturer LUNDI et DEMI may have the solution to this seemingly intractable problem, even if you only conceived of such an answer in dreams. The LUNDI et DEMI Couch appears normal enough—it’s a rigid foam affair with a wooden platform structure and clean, appealing contemporary lines. Who knew it could literally break in half? Appending out this way or that with only a flexible, accordion-like lifeline to keep it of a piece?
The couch is actually in three sections, each linked by the telescoping band beneath that retracts (and is thus completely hidden from view) in typical couch mode and extends as you “break” the individual units to create a loveseat and chair, or three separate chairs, or a contract style arrangement with seating that makes an economical use of space but never forces you to engage your neighbor head-on.
April 03, 2011
Why not the Why Knot Table?
This coffee table is made from smoked oak veneer. The curves created from these wooden panels are elegant, intricate and would flow naturally with any style of living room decor. Twisted but stunning, this is a table that modern home owners are going to love, particularly the suckers for odd but unique made pieces offering functionality in their home.
March 21, 2011
A chair in Flux
To most design addicts, the words 'folding chair' are akin to shouting a dirty word in church. Until now.
Meet the Flux Chair, exclusively from YLiving. Flux goes from flat to chair in only ten seconds. Weighing in at only 10.6 pounds, Flux is light enough to carry around and strong enough to support up to 352 pounds. When folded, the Flux built-in handle makes it easy to transport the chair from the patio to the park and everywhere in between
December 30, 2010
The Buzziskin 3D Tile
Recently nominated for Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Awards (BoY) as an Eco Product are the Buzziskin 3D Tiles. Not unlike their parent company by the name of Buzzispace, this brand new 3D tile infuses vibrant colors into a self-adhering, upcycled PET-waste product that brightens up an office space.
September 28, 2010
We often speak of designs having an organic profile or a naturalistic silhouette, but it’s rare to come across a piece that captures the multi-sensorial experience of outdoor phenomena. In this regard, ilan.el’s Rain Chandelier is the exception to the norm. The piece combines the musicality of the hanging chime, the illuminating allure of filtered light, and the tactile appeal of polished metal. Rain is essentially a pendant lamp constructed of suspended metallic cylinders lit from within.
August 13, 2010
Ridiculous Open-Concept Luxury Loft in SoHo
Every couple months I’ll spend a night sifting through luxury properties for sale in New York City. It’s the only place in the world where you can easily find 50+ listings ranging from $5 million - $75 million at any given time. Understanding the density of Manhattan, it’s always fascinating how expensive a square foot can cost.
Most of the luxury units available are jaw-dropping condos or tall/skinny townhouses; many are conversions from old factories of the past.
Last night I came across a unit for sale in the prestigious New Museum Building, located on 158 Mercer Street in SoHo. Listed at $6.95 Million USD, it was the open-concept living space that really caught my attention. A 2,800 square foot “room” that serves as a kitchen, office, den, dining and living room. Absolutely incredible!
August 09, 2010