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For all the other stressed out, color-loving folks out there.

Even though I know it would fall dangerously close to the “novelty” end of the furniture spectrum, I can’t get Outdoorz Gallery’s super fun Anti Stress Chair out of my mind. It’s colorful and interactive, yet still impressively simple. I also generally appreciate the application of a familiar item (such as a stress ball) in a novel manner (such as becoming a component of a chair).

Thanks to Design Milk for the discovery (and the image).

March 3’s daily design idea is what common object could you reappropriate for furniture?

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March 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm 1 comment

Fredrik Färg’s “slow fashion” furniture.

Also too good not to share…  I’m a huge fan of the (gorgeous) final products and of the impressively low-waste process. From the designer’s website:

RE:cover – Bespoke dresses for old chairs.
“The project looks to the beauty of those shapes that never change. Fredrik takes his inspiration from classic tailoring, such as suits and dinner jackets that never go out of style. By using old chairs from flea markets and removing the backrest, replacing it with a new textile dress/structure of mouldable polyester felt, he is creating “slow fashion” furniture, giving the old chairs a new glance.”

These extremely unique and, understandably, limited edition chairs are by Studio Fredrik Färg.  They are created from finding existing chairs and giving them “a new cover of 100% recyclable polyester felt.”

To see another great low-waste chair design – coincidentally also in felt – check out Fox & Freeze‘s ff1 chair.

March 14’s daily design idea is recycling is sexy.

March 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

Wheeled furniture.

I’ve recently come across some wheeled furniture lately, and I can’t decide whether or not I’d be able to stop worrying about them disastrously rolling into something. From least to most fear-inducing, they are:


Marcel Breuer’s f 41 lounge on wheels


Gae Aulenti’s Tavolo con Ruote


David Garcia Studio’s Archive II

December 14’s daily design idea is how much (if at all) do you worry about the predictability of your furniture?

December 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm Leave a comment

Design Exercise: Sparkling Chair

After seeing Marcel Wanders‘ Sparkling Chair for Magis on Dezeen, I instantly thought it was super clever and cute. I also instantly started thinking about what other items I would pair with it… and here’s what I came up with:

Clockwise from bottom left:
1. Pietro Chiesa’s Fontana Table series
2. Richard Hutton’s Dandelion Floor Lamp
3. Marcel Wanders‘ Sparkling Chair
4. Ivory Rug with Textured Circles from Domestic Modern
5. Rain Mirror by Ironies

December 8’s daily design idea is furniture can sometimes be the best source of inspiration for other furniture. It was sort of fun to think of an interior in this way. Maybe I’ll tackle the Shanghai Togo next?

December 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Design Exercise: Pink Zebra

At my day job, we’ve been doing a lot of research on interior furnishings this past month, so I’ve been subconsciously thinking a lot more about interior design and decoration than I normally would. In honor of this, I wanted to share a few conceptual combinations that I’ve been playing around with.

First up is Pink Zebra!


the inspiration


the combination


the components: La Lampe Gras (No. 214) by Holly Hunt, Strut Medium Table from Blu Dot, chair from Think Black Line by Nendo

On a side note, I don’t think the Nendo chairs are actually meant for sitting on… but HAY’s Spider Woman chair would be a good alternative and/or adding in a Zebra Cowhide Cube from Design Within Reach.


the variation

Update: Making Waves (a newly discovered FLOR carpet tile) is one more variation to through into the mix. I’d probably do Pink or Earthen – or a mix of the two.

December 7’s daily design idea is boldly feminine colors are a great way to warm up a tubular steel look.

December 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm Leave a comment

For people who like to see red.

Red is easily my favorite color, so it goes without saying that I’m wild for the following designs…



For people who think big: the LUNA supercouch by Claesson Koivisto Rune


For people who have classic taste with a twist: Haydon Studio’s Lounger



For people who dig the French and/or transit: pedestrian bridge for La Roche-sur-Yon by Bernard Tschumi and Hugh Dutton Associates


For people who got a kick out of my clocks post: the Petal Red Bamboo Modern Wall Clock and the Red Burst Clock

November 21’s daily design idea is I love red for its boldness, its warmth, and (when used best) its restrained dynamism.

November 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Vienna Design Week 2010: Helmut Palla’s Take A Seat Show

Re-blogged from Core77.
Written by Jessica Charlesworth.
Originally posted October 6, 2010.
©2010 Core77, Inc.

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“The majority of the events and exhibitions on show here in Vienna during its design week are set in beautifully historic buildings that have been designed in the 19th or early 20th century by…

>> lots more after the jump

Continue Reading October 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm Leave a comment

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