"Lite Green" Ottoman Made From Repurposed Wooden Spool

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 08, 2007


  Trying to furnish your new digs on a shoestring?  This fabulous ottoman/hassock can be made for next to nothing.  Go to a hardware store that sells electrical wire off of a wooden spool and ask for a discarded spool.  Next, go to a fabric… Continue Reading

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The Ghost Chair–Spooky!

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2007

Just in time for Halloween is Phillippe Starck’s Louis Ghost Armchair. The stack-able chair is made of injection-molded polycarbonate, which means it’s pretty indestructible. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Also available in the arm-less variety; the chairs are available through DWR in black, white and translucent for the sale price of $325.80.

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Levitating Chair

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2007

How High the Moon Chair, designed by Shiro Kuramata, ‘reflects the ephemeral sensation of floating and release from gravity.’ The chair is made of nickel plated steel mesh. This combination produces a ‘high reflectance’ that makes the chair dissolve in light, ‘minimizing it’s impact on the surroundings’. At $9,975 a pop, it would certainly make my bank account feel lighter.

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Loopita bonita by Victor Aleman

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2007

The Loope concept chair is made from a single piece of red oak covered in high density foam. Individual loops can be attached to extend seating. If you think the concept is intriguing, get this interesting tid-bit of info: the designer, Victor Aleman, is only 21 years old.

Found via Fun Forever.

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Top 10 Google Searches...Pillow...?

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2007

From Spring Design & Art comes the Top 10 Google Searches Pillow. Note those for 2006; both Paris and Orlando come before Hurricane Katrina and bankruptcy. Yeah, that sounds about right. Anyway, the 16" x 16" pillow signed and numbered pillows are being offered as limited editions of 250 and can be yours for $120 bucks. Or I’m thinking, pocket the money and make your own with iron-on transfer paper, stencils/paint, cross-stitch or… Continue Reading

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The Q-Couch

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2007

Although it has nothing to do with James Bond, the possibilities of this snap-apart couch by FEEK just might be Q-worthy. Basically, the couch parts are sold in sections of two which you snap together to queue up seating of any length. Made of polymer, the Q-Couch is 100% waterproof and extremely light weight. A set of two will cost you about 100€ or about 138 U.S. I just have one question. Why not have interior and exterior corner pieces… Continue Reading

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A Sofa Fit For An Orgy

By: Diy maven Jul 16, 2007

This is not a personal observation. The sofa’s name is ‘Orgy Sofa’. Why did designer, Karim Rashid, decide to name it as such? On this I think it best to keep my suppositions to myself.

The provocative seating will set you back about 14 grand, but won’t it provoke some interesting conversation at your next cocktail party?


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Breakfast Pillows: Start Your Day Off Right.

By: Chrisjob Jul 12, 2007

Have a taste of Sofa Garden's Breakfast Food Pillows...."More Fun than the real thing, and 0 grams of fat."

I think the toast is my favorite, but it's probably because I hate pancakes...well, at least maple syrup.

[Via ThisNext]

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Who Doesn’t Like Ravioli?

By: Diy maven Jun 14, 2007

The Vitra Ravioli Chair, that is. A creation of architect Greg Lynn, the computer-based design started as a three dimensional square and then was kneaded this way and that to fashion all the necessary elements of a comfortable lounge chair. The stuffed dumpling comes in three colors including Melanzane, Sepia and Pomodoro. (That would be brown/aubergine, black/blue and red to the rest of us.) The price? Three thousand five hundred sixty.… Continue Reading

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Is it just me....

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2007

or is this sectional sofa, available through NEO Interiors, goofy? It looks like it would be comfortable, but it also looks like it belongs in an airport, albeit a nice airport. Or maybe in Charles Deaton’s Sculpted House.

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Barcelona Cushion Clock [Hackable for sure]

By: Chrisjob May 17, 2007

It's about time for the Barcelona Cushion Clock from MonkeyNose:


The cushion is styled after (or to complement?) Miles Van Der Rohe's classic Barcelona Chair:
Of course, with a battery operated clock movement, some basswood for hands,a pillow or cushion (handmade or purchase), and some clever scissor work and sewing, this could be yours for well under the retail price of £13.95.




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Hoodie/Cat Hammock Chair

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2007

Have you seen Brodberg & Ridderstrale's Hood Chair? Made of plywood, steel and felt, the chair celebrates the just-toss-your-coat-anywhere idea. An intriguing object to be sure, and wouldn't kitty just love to snuggle up for a long nap in that hood?

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DIY-able Rag Chair?

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2007

Take a look at Droog’s Rag Chair by Tejo Remy. It’s made of 15 bags of rags, metal straps to hold them all together and, we assume, some sort of internal form to keep the chair’s shape. Customers have the option of submitting old clothing articles which will be used in the chair’s construction.

So, two questions:

1. Cool idea or just goofy? and....

B. Is this DIY-able? (For 3,320 bucks–yeah, that’s the price… Continue Reading

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Art Piece? Chair? Light Fixture?

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2007

It’s all three. Eudora, available through b9Furniture, is fabricated out of fiberglass. She is upholstered in fabric that is encased in resin. But her true beauty, illumination, comes from within. This is one cool chick and, at 3200 bucks, she should be. My first addition to Eudora? A lighted pillow that says "Do Not Sit On Me!"

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“Hidden” Sofa

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2007

Although this sectional sofa is called "Hidden" it should probably be called "Pocket Change Collector". But that may have been the plan of the designer, Tomek Rygalik, for, as you consider its price, you just might need all the spare change you can get to finance its purchase. For more information (and price tags), check out The Furniture Loft.

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