July 05, 2011
A little something to warm your guests up on a cool summer evening!
June 08, 2011
It's a table, it's a vase, it's a table
The Kantro Coffee Table is perfect for the urban folk craving some outdoor time -- like cool, functional planters.
June 02, 2011
Soft Rocker is a solar powered outdoor rocking lounger that allows you to recharge your internal battery -- and those of your electronics. Developed by architecture students at MIT, the furniture piece uses the human power of balance to create an interactive 1.5 axis, 35 watt solar tracking system. The lounger utilizes a 12 hour battery storing the solar energy harvested during sunlight hours so you to charge your gadgets even after sunset.
Several rockers are currently installed on MIT's killian court for temporary use.
May 27, 2011
Sculptural and simple -- the L5 Series Bench by Marie Khouri are made from hand-carved laminated wood.
May 26, 2011
Stunning Summer Steel
I have been scouring outdoor furniture websites for weeks, trying to find the perfect outdoor dining set. One that is fresh and chic, but doesn't stand out against the backdrop of my toddler's many outdoor toys.
Glass top is out (which eliminates most of the sets out there) because of said toddler's smudgy little hands. Wrought iron isn't my style (which eliminates the few other sets). While steel may not initially seem the best choice due to summer temps, the durability is a definite plus.
I believe I've found a little piece of spirited summer perfection with the EMU Pattern Table & Chairs from Coalesse. Bright and simplistic with a great pop of detail, this is the perfect set to mix and match.
Steal of the Week
May 25, 2011
Modern nesting tables
Form follows function with the Treforma Nesting Tables. Inspired by objects and the way they reflect and transmit light, the color of objects is determined by the parts of the spectrum of light that are reflected without being absorbed.
All technicalities aside, these tables are perfect for various occasions and room sizes.
May 16, 2011
Great teacher gift!
Instead, surprise them with a great vase and colorful flowers -- perfect to brighten up their desk at school or table at home.
The Helix vase is on sale at Chiasso for only $24!
May 01, 2011
Not Just Another Table
“A strong personality, always in movement, always trying to put one foot in front of the other.” If you know the story of Belgian designer Alain Gilles, you’d assume he was referring to his career. It took him from the busy, successful world of finance and placed him in an industrial design program. “As if it were walking, each foot stretches to reach further away. Whatever the angles, it always looks strikingly different from one point of view to another, as if you could never really grab it.”
April 14, 2011
14 Gauge Steel Outdoor Fireplace
Contain those wild bonfires this summer with the 14 gauge steel outdoor fireplace from ModFire.