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March 25, 2008

Industrial Furniture

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The industrial bent and machine-like construction of the Merkury Lounge make this chair look fast, if not exactly comfortable. Still, it's incessantly alluring - perhaps it's the high gloss and matching price tag.  This luxury seating has exudes all the dangerous, gritty, streamlined character of the only place such a design could come from - the Motor City.

Available through Merkury HG.

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Bringing the Outdoors In

Need a little help getting that sunny disposition year round? Fake it...

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SkyCeilings are photographic illusions of real skies that fit into standard ceiling grid systems. Luminous SkyCeilings feature fluorescent or LED lighting that illuminate the translucent images from behind. Ambient SkyCeilings are made from opaque image tiles that are lit by room or cove lighting. Although they first gained popularity in healthcare and commercial settings, the realistic sky-scapes have lately been brightening up modern homes.

Available through the Sky Factory.

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When Babies R Us just won't cut it

I want to start off by stating that I do not have anything against Babies R Us. For many Americans it is the most accessible all-in-one baby Mecca. And let's face it -- it's affordable.

With that said, I spent the entire morning helping my expecting sister fulfill her baby registry at my local Babies R Us -- and I was left in a panic! OMG -- what am I going to do when my husband and I finally get around to reproducing! While my sister's traditional tastes were more than met with the store's inventory, my desire for streamlined mod prods was left unanswered.

I was most disturbed by the "bouncies" or baby loungers. They are necessary, I know that. I do not diminish their need or usefulness -- but they were not good! These little baby pods lay front and center in one's living room (typically), and I would think they could be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. For expecting parents craving modern and contemporary design, Babies R Us just fell short.

So, after hours of pastel pink and blue, I came home to my trusty computer. I began searching and found, of all things, the bouncer that Halle Berry has provided for her little one. Now, I don't believe in jumping on the celebrity bandwagon, but this it good:

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The Bloom Coco Lounger Plexistyle - available at Nomi for $350.

Curved, single-piece frame with cozy comfort seat; perfect for contemporary living spaces; formed in shades of stylewood™ or plexistyle™; smooth self-rocking motion; 5 point padded safety harness, adjustable for growing baby; micro-suede™/micro-leather™ seat pad available in vibrant colors – easy clean and maximum comfort no assembly required -- SOLD!

--allie

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March 24, 2008

More Dakota Jackson

I stumbled upon Dakota Jackson's website, and I'm kind of a fan! "The furniture has to be beautiful, it has to be provocative, it has to be meaningful," Jackson says, "To acheive this we are continually adding new processes and technologies."

In addition to his club chair, check out the stunning dining console.

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Check out the American designer's full product line.

--allie

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Love it or leave it?

This one goes too far for me!

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I have a uterus, my girlfriends all have a uterus, many of you reading this have a uterus -- but do our tables, buffets and shelves need to have a uterus?

What's your take on The Plug and Stephanie Rollin Uterus Vase - love it or leave it?

--allie

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Uterus Vase

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At first sight, Uterus Vase by The Plug & Stéphanie Rollin is a vessel whose form and completion disconcert, causing  ambivalent feelings.

Although the shape of the female reproductive organ is known by everyone from illustrations in biology or anatomy books, one rarely speaks about it openly. Even more rare are the occasions to celebrate it. However, the statuary beauty of this smooth porcelain-like vase of pure whiteness gives its dignity back to an intrinsic human topic, that nowadays has become the celebrated theme of over-consumed erotic images. The enigmatic notoriety of its form, as for it, reflects the true depth of a subject respectfully treated by its creators.

Conceived in a limited edition of twenty, the vase is made of several layers of lacquer and varnish around a resin core.

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Guide Dog Lamp

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A modern remake of the classic, and classically tacky, "The Clapper," the Guide Dog lamp lights the way when it hears its master whistle.

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Tucker Robbins

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Power Napping

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Sha, a "perception researcher" and artist from Vienna, came up with the AlphaSphere as a piece of furniture dedicated solely to luxury relaxation. So totally space-age.

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March 21, 2008

Modern club chair

Dakota_jackson_chair_3 Whenever I see a leather club chair I am instantly reminded of my late Uncle Harry. He was the epitome of a great lawyer, with an office to match. A large, intimidating desk, dark chocolate club chair, the green-glass shaded desk lamp. It was all there.

So while the club chair conjures pleasant memories and comfort, its aesthetic appeal does not. That's why I was thrilled when I found the IKO Lounge chair from Dakota Jackson.

--allie

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