The Miesrolo Chair by Uros Vitas is made of wood sections strategically placed on synthetic elastomer. The result is a cantilevered chair--that rolls up like sushi--which possesses the strength to support a grown human being. Via.
'more' separating unit designed by giorgio caporaso
I've spent years dreaming of going to the ICFF in New York. However, after meeting my photo class friend, Nikki, who travels to Milan every April to buy for her store owner, my dreams have changed. Granted, the pressure to sell right now has to be excruciating, but a trip to Milan to buy furniture with someone else's dough??? Come on, let… Continue Reading
The itch to switch things up is beginning to overwhelm me. The urge hits with the first fresh smell of Spring, the first crisp Fall day and the day after New Year's Day. With the back door open and a warm breeze blowing this morning, I simply have to change the visual landscape of my living room. Today I'm looking at my trusty gray sofa. The fabric has… Continue Reading
For my money, there is nothing better than an Eames fiberglass (now plastic) shell chair. Eiffel base, with/without arms... I'd take them all.
But, sometimes, vintage versions have seen better days. So rather than let these stained and worn masterpieces remain untouchable, artists and otherwise creative folk have transformed them into something new. Apartment Therapy has gathered a few:
No, the pillow isn't controlled by a remote, it holds your remotes. Julie used an old Virginia Tech sweatshirt that used to belong to her brother to make it. A bit of planning and sewing and this is the… Continue Reading
Being socked in today inspired me to finish my oval ottoman. The VIBRANT plaid was gleaned from a huge vintage pleated skirt. Once the waistband and pleats were removed, there was a piece of fabric measuring 6 yards by 36". Before the transformation, the red striped ottoman had clunky legs and the fabric had been… Continue Reading
We have a winner! The World Wide Ugly Couch Contest winner '08 has been announced, and she's a 'beauty.
Head over to check the (almost) equally delightful runners up.
At this point I should really admit that I OWN an Ugly Couch. Oh sure, the monstrosity is hidden under custom slipcovers, but a gold cabbage rose print lurks beneath. Hideous yes, but the couch's bones, classic shape and rock-solid construction… Continue Reading
Admit it: you haven't really cleaned up from New Year's Eve yet...which is a good thing, cause you don't have to go digging through the trash to grab those little wire thingys that keep your champagne cork under control to make one of these adorable chairs.
All you need is a bottle's leftovers and a pair of needlenose pliers. Have at it, and Happy New Year.
Amy Butler has several free patterns on her website, but the Snow Mum Pillow Pattern is by far my favorite. It's fresh, delicate and modern. Available in PDF format, the pattern includes ‘instructions, measurements and pattern pieces.’