Saturday, January 31, 2009

Did I assemble my new bookshelves correctly?

Does this look right to you? Did I assemble my new bookshelves correctly? I kid, I kid. These crazy creations are products of the twisted minds at Studio Proxy.

Crazy bookshelf

The Prince of Siam is crafted from plywood, oil, and semi-transparent white varnish. As much as it looks like one, it is not an Ikea hack.

This one, however, is.

Crazy bookshelf

Low Waist — the brainchild of Roman LindeBaum and RĂ¼diger Otte — speaks to “functional and aesthetic stereotypes of modern mass production.” Or so I’m told.

I do believe that as fun as these pieces would be to have around the house, they would begin to drive me seriously crazy once I got sick of the wasted bits of space.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Small Spaces Solution: Concealed Hideaway Bed

This is a great concealed bed that is step beyond the technology of the Murphy bed. This hideaway bed folds up into a wall unit that looks like a normal entertainment center. The mechanized system extends out from a drawer which contains the mattress. The product is called a "Zoom-Room" fittingly, because of its function. For people living in small spaces like lofts or tiny apartments, this type of product has a lot of appeal. Approximate price: $7,000.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chair, ready to move

For a mere $3770, you can own a chair that looks like an airplane beverage cart circa 1970!

Chicken, fish, or chair?

I wonder if the chair will let me have the soda can sans ice if I’m very charming when it comes down the aisle to offer me a drink.

Wasn’t it easy to move before turning it into a cube?

Stupid chair! Whaddya mean you’re all out of vegetarian meals?! For $3770, I better damn well get my vegetarian meal.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Open the Door Friendly

weird furniture design handle doorknob

How about a warm (or a cold?) handshake every time you open the door? That's the great idea behind Amsterdam-based freelance product designer Naomi Thellier de Poncheville's doorknob called Hand-le.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bed or Bookcase?

Convertible Bookcase Bed
Bed Bookcase: While not everyone may find the results attractive the concept behind this convertible bed-and-bookcase design is an admiral start anyway. As a space-saving device this would be a great way to keep an extra bed around and then let it blend into the background, wrapped around bookshelves, when not in use.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Furniture Links

Leather Furniture Manufacturer
A custom leather furniture manufacturer specializing in leather chairs and custom tables.

Raisa House of Excellence - French Antique Furniture and English American Indoor Furniture
Indoor Wooden Furniture company, especialy in Fine French, Antique/Classic Furniture & English-American Furniture