Wednesday, May 20, 2009

an incredible chair from an unlikely source

When you think of sources for mid-century modern styled furniture, you think of a few sellers, maybe you think of a few antiques or thrift stores, but I doubt you think of the word 'typography'.
House Industries is changing that with their Neutra Boomerang chair. Available in maple or walnut, you can be assured that you're the only one on your block to own a copy of this chair. They're taking deposits for the second edition, so be sure to get on that ASAP! I'm also a huge fan of the Ampersand pillows and the Andrew Girard objects also for sale on the website.

Kudos to Boingboing for the image.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

two lamps I like

Retro To Go highlighted this wonderful lamp from Pokono. I'm a fan of the way it melds textures and materials into something unique. I'm not a fan of the 200 dollar price tag, but you can't win them all.

Lamp number two comes to us courtesy of Cribcandy and it is a stunner. Dynamic lines combine to make a piece that looks like it could take off from the desk at any moment.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Green and white kitchen, take three

I think I'm starting a collection of these. I fully recognize that this is a look that is entirely 'of-the-moment' and will look dated in a decade's time. I also don't care.
Apartment Therapy featured this kitchen, which comes all the way from Australia.

This room uses balance so well. We've got high-impact, and almost clinical white countertops set off against organic, warm wood floors. High-contrast (almost) black and white gets mixed up with a splash of green. It's modern, it's classic, it's perfect. I may have to rescind my claim about this being a look that will age poorly. Call me in 5 years' time.

topical drink glasses

Hello again faithful readers. I have been busy with work and writing a paper which renders me the expert in a field which nobody will ever take seriously.

Cribcandy points out this strikingly topical drinking glass set. Depending on your social circle, this will be in very bad taste, or an amazing thing to own.