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June 23, 2009

Pre-fabulous

Today, Dwell unveiled the next phase of the Dwell Homes Collection, the newest addition in the world of modern prefab construction. By teaming with architects and prefab factories, the Dwell Homes Collection is a series of sustainable and standardized modern prefab homes. Partnering with Lindal Cedar Homes and Marmol Radziner Prefab, Dwell is offering a cost-effective and sustainable modern nest.

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June 22, 2009

Little People Big World, Bathroom Furniture

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Getting a modern bathroom vanity just for a child may seem like a stretch, especially when a cute stepstool os easy to find, but at TOTO, functional bathrooms for little people are a reality.

Whether you have a lot of little ones, a la "Jon & Kate plus 8", or simply want to indulge your kids for a few years, TOTO's solutions may fit the bill.

These photos were snapped at the KBIS showroom in Atlanta, and the staging is meant for kids, but with the simple, clean aesthetic, these modern fixtures could be the fix for adults as well.

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June 18, 2009

Colorful concrete

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This residential kitchen countertop was designed around the color pallet that a homeowner used throughout her kitchen. Abstract lines and patterning were apparent throughout the home and, while this process didn't exist at the time of the fabrication, she gave JM Lifestyles the artistic leisure to transform her discussions into functional art.

See more concrete creations from JM Lifestyles

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Bubble Chandelier

jGoodDesign says its pieces are "Living light. Fluently formed." It's so rare that a company really embodies its tagline  (with most of the drivel out there, it's usually a good thing), but I think jGood captures it. Check out the Bubble chandelier for proof...

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Bubble is hand made in NYC from eco friendly materials and can be customized to your wishes.

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Mod, Modular Lighting

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Meet Bud, Australian designer Brad Stebbing's modular, green lighting. As you can tell from the image, Bud can be adjusted to different shapes (great for making look right in any setting, and for a smaller shipping package). It also comes in natural and green color options, is made from sustainable raw materials and supports energy efficient bulbs. No wonder Bud won the honor, from among 80 entrants, of being the next product produced by Hive

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Small Seating

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Capdell introduces the brand new Eboli Pouf. Sold as a small individual chair available with or with out chrome legs, Poufs perfect the seating for small spaces where versatility is key. These little stools are small enough that they're easily moved around. Plush and with a sturdy backrest, they're comfortable accent seating. Lined up, individual Poufs become a long, winding sofa.

Shiny lacquers for the back and a variety of upholstery are just some of the options available for custom finishing the Pouf Collection. Eboli Pouf is available with or without back or arms, and with different seat widths and heights, with visible or invisible legs. A multitude of possibilities that offer the same result: Perfection.

Available through EurotrendUSA.

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June 17, 2009

Fall Decorating Ideas

Get into the mood for Fall with a special event at West Elm locations this Saturday June 20th. All West Elm stores are hosting fall Design Events that take place prior to opening (time depends on the location but most are either 8-10 or 9-11).

Once you're in, West Elm's  in-store team will talk through fall design tips and show the new pre-fall assortment. If you're interested, call your local store for details and to RSVP.  To find the store nearest you go to westelm.com/stores. Participants will receive 10% off any purchases made that day, just for attending class.

And for those who can't make it, here's a sneak peak at what West Elm has in store for Fall...
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TOUCH gets InDisposed

TOUCH specializes in innovative eco-aware products for the home, so it's no surprise that they are hosting InDisposed. Originally an off-site exhibit at this year's ICFF, InDisposed is a collection of new works by design luminaries that address the notions at war in modern design: sustainability vs. wastefulness, and preciousness vs. mass production. The curators of InDisposed, Jen Renzi and Dan Rubenstein, challenged designers to create pieces that are environmentally sustainable, portable, easily disposed of, and easily mass-produced. The results range from trash bags to a bird feeder made of bread dough and paper plates made of food-grade recycled paper. A favorite in the furniture category though, is the Auto Cannibalistic Table. Check it out... and see InDisposed at TOUCH LA June24 - July 10.


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June 15, 2009

Win a modern bike

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ODEChair

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We've showed you the ODEChair before, but it's never looked so good. Now in a new version the Series 3 of ODEChair rocking chairs and stools includes the Savannah Rocker III, Ocean Rocker III, Leaf Stool III and various new Stingray Stools in vivid colors. The revisions amount to evolutions in form, utility, construction and finish.

As ever, the chairs are hand made and are available at a lead time of 6-8 weeks from the company's Northumberland workshop. International shipping can be arranged.

ODEChair by Jolyon Yates will be showing it's series 3 chairs in the Summer Exhibition at The Biscuit Factory (www.thebiscuitfactory.com) from 12 Jun - 31 Aug 2009.

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