Bughouse Scratch DJ Coffee Table

Posted on July 6, 2009 Under Design

Your urban sensibility is already apparent in mostly every aspect of your existence. Whether it's the way you dress or the the music you listen to, everyone knows that you're watching the streets. When you escape the sidewalk's influence and…

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Coffin Shelves

Posted on June 28, 2009 Under Design

Some might think having your own coffin in your house is morbid, but not William Warren. In fact, the furniture and product designer created Shelves for Life, a build-it-yourself Ikea style bookcase that, after you've expired, can be reassembled into…

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In Milan, a chair is a chair is a chair.

Posted on May 28, 2009 Under Design

I didn't go to Milan Design Week this year, but my dear friend Kristina Dryza did. Her perspective is pretty great, and sort of what I expected to hear. Excerpt below: In the West, we crave experiences that help us…

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The DIVIS Table

Posted on May 7, 2009 Under Design

   Loving Mike and Maaike's new DIVIS Dining Table"“ another collaboration with the über-talented folks at Council. Lots of character with what they call "planned imperfections""“ the piece will debut at ICFF at the Javitz Center here in NYC May…

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Modern Design Function Exhibition

Posted on April 30, 2009 Under Design

When emerging designers submitted hundreds of furniture pieces to Thursday's Modern Design Function exhibition at San Francisco's Design With Reach, judges from Dwell Magazine and the SF Museum of Modern Art selected not one but three pieces from local applicant…

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Rainer Mutsch's Rocking Chair

Posted on April 21, 2009 Under Design

When we think of a rocking chair, a memory springs to mind of grandma knitting while emitting creaky sounds with continuous reclining effort. Rainer Mutsch has erased those images with his fresh take on the familiar furnishing. Rather than focus…

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Ljubljana's Chairs

Posted on April 20, 2009 Under Design

It would be easy to be blue about the lack of eye-catching public design in many city centers if it weren’t for gems like Slovenian design consultancy Asobi’s outdoor chairs placed along the main street of the city of Ljubljana.…

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Clina Bed

Posted on April 15, 2009 Under Design

One of my favorite things to do is read in bed. If I can get comfortable enough, I'll go so far as to even work on my laptop there—a no-no for psychiatrists advising sleep-deprived patients that a bed should kept…

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Alice Wang x Chairs with Personality

Posted on March 23, 2009 Under Design

All chairs are not created equal. Especially not if you're short. So we give props to Alice Wang. The brilliant mind that thought of a friend-calling alarm clock brings us her ingenious line of conceptual chairs for the dysfunctional. Beyond…

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John Caswell

Posted on March 13, 2009 Under Design

Sometimes conceptual artists make pieces you would never consider actually using in your home. In fact, we've featured a couple of those on this site. But we could see ourselves finding a place for nearly each of product designer John…

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