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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.


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October 18, 2011

Just Stop!

Just a little something fun and funky on this cold and dreary Tuesday.

Stoppy, a simple door stopper, is available at Target, The Container Store, and select Staples.

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October 16, 2011

Skip the Paint


I've painted every room in my home at least 3 times in the past 5 years -- and can never quite get the effect I'm going for.

Thinking of scraping it all and going with an ultra-mod wall covering.

My current fave is the Wild Orchid Series

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Go Chair by Ross Lovegrove

Go-ChairThe symbol for magnesium in the periodic table is straightforward: Mg. Often recognized for its fame-stricken presence in supernova stars, Magnesium is also found in gorgeous designs created by man.

Take for instance the powder-coated magnesium frame sported by the Go chair by Ross Lovegrove for Bernhardt Design.


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June 16, 2011



The Slice Chair by Graypants is sustainable, FSC-certified, and low VOC. Now let's talk about those fluid lines and soft curve!

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June 15, 2011

Under the Sea

Coral-chair Coral is a very hot topic right now -- no surprise that it inspired a new contemporary chair.

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June 12, 2011

The Corsica Chair

Modern-corsica-chair The warm wood and geometric patterns of the Corsica Chair by Ian Spencer are only high-lighted by its sexy curves. Love it!

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May 26, 2011

Stunning Summer Steel

Coalesse-outdoor-table-and-chairs-2 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.

More summer stories

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May 01, 2011

Not Just Another Table

Colorful-wood-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.”


More modern tables

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February 14, 2011

Style is from Mars

Mars-lamp-chiasso Wide strips of white perforated (and recycled!) Lexan plastic forms an over-sized, contemporary globe that envelops and radiates the light.

I think my kitchen just added the Mars Pendant to its remodeling wish list...

More modern lighting

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