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June 08, 2010

Modern seating from Karim Rashid, B&B Italia and more!

D 1 From stools to sofas, modern seating comes in all shapes and sizes.

Read A Medley of Modern Seating

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Living Walls - Green Gardening Indoors

Living-walls-indoor-wall-planterWe loved the recent NY Times piece on garden walls. It showed over-the-top indoor plantings from experienced green-thumbs with money to spend on their indoor wall gardens. Check out the slideshow on garden walls here.

But to see indoor wall plantings anyone with minimal gardening experience and minimal discretionary cash can create, go no further than Pure Contemporary's recent piece on living, green, planted walls

And, check out these mod and modern planters...

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June 07, 2010

WellWell, a New Modern Outdor Shower


Introducing WellWell by TradeWinds, a modern outdoor shower inspired by wells, WellWell features water that shoots upward from ground level.

WellWell is made out of robinia wood and aluminium, a minimalist design piece with a small footprint.

A tap that can be operated with bare feet regulates the height of the water jets and the shower easily connects to the garden hose using a supplied connector. It requires minimum water pressure (2kg) for use.

It's good looking and easy to use, but minus the foot operated water jets, much like the average sprinkler, don't you think?

More modern outdoor showers and spas...

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Modern Modular Outdoor Furniture


This new modular furniture collection from Fischer Möbel can be stacked up to create avant-garde pieces or spread out for a more Zen look.

The Univers collection is made from high-density foam coated in a weatherproof rubber-like paint. The result is an easy to maneuver module that's squishy, comfortable and perfect for heavy indoor or even outdoor use. 

For more modern outdoor furniture, check out these...

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More Modular furniture...

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June 02, 2010

Upcycled Gym Floor becomes Modern Cabinet

Pine-full-court-1 Remember the hardwood? The squeak of a sneaker. The sound of the whistle. That last second shot. The Gymnasium collection takes its inspiration from a simpler time in our lives when victories were measured on scoreboards and teamwork wasn't just for meetings.

The first incarnation of this line was launched in 2008 with the high school history lesson series. Created from recycled gym floorboards, this limited edition collection used the graphic lines and simple silhouettes of the court to pay tribute to the simplicity and spirit of sport.

Today, it reinvents itself as Gymnasium, a mass-produced series that uses sustainable, eco-friendly materials like renewable pine and controlled Danish oak with water-based fixatives and varnishes. The result is a brilliant series crafted by Denmark's oldest cabinet makers Bruno Hansen carpentry.

Like its predecessor, Gymnasium honors its past while investing in the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the profits to promoting sports in developing countries, allowing a new generation to be inspired to play and create.

Available in three options (pine shown) and in the US in Manhattan, Brooklyn and LA at

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June 01, 2010

Spun Chair by Magis

Spun-chair-magis Spun: the rotating chair born from Thomas Heatherwick's genius. Heatherwick created a functional chair formed from a single profile that rotated through 360 degrees, thus producing a startling twist on conventional furniture design. Spun has enjoyed a great success since its launch during the last Salone del Mobile of Milan and is now available in stock at Magis.

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Sixx Design Shares Tips with PC

You've seen the show 9 by Design and probably, like me, just wanted the camera to slowly pan some of the rooms in design stars' home. 

To get that sneak peak and some tips on designing your space, PC's own Allison Jaworski chatted up Rob & Courtney Novograt. They spill all on creating one room for four children, why vintage is a major part of their design language, and why "permanence" wont work for them!

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