Posts tagged "furniture"

Home Inspiration: Styled With Studs!

There's something about studs that bring a wee bit of badass to whatever they adorn. While recently shopping around TJ Maxx for a loveseat, I stumbled upon some furniture and home accessories that I loved, and they all had one thing in common— studs. Whether they're muted metallic or shiny…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 16, 2014

Neighbors Mistake IKEA Furniture Assembly For Domestic Dispute, Call Police

The promise of IKEA is affordable furniture that looks expensive. But those of us who have been lured in by the dream of the sparking showroom know the truth: the money you save is not worth the hours of your…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 12, 2013

Totally Coveted: Tights, Tall Chests & Consort Skirts

This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments. …
By: Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2013

New Life Goal: Take A Leisurely Nap At IKEA

If you've ever been to IKEA, you've probably wandered into one of the elaborately staged bedrooms or living rooms, plopped down on a bed or couch and pretended--if just for a moment--that you lived there. In China, IKEA customers are taking this idea to a whole new level: they kick off their shoes, tuck themselve…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 13, 2012

Marni Designs Chairs, Employs Colombian Former Inmates To Produce Them

We have officially entered the realm of designer everything: Marni, the high-end Italian brand known for its offbeat prints and artsy-homely styling, has made their way into the furniture industry with a 100-piece collection of metal chairs covered by multicolored woven plastic, and they managed to do some good in the process. The fashion house…
By: Rachel Krause / April 14, 2012

Do Not Want: Erotic Chair

We can thank designer Allen Jones for this, uh, interesting piece. Upon first glance, you might have mistook it for some sort of sex toy, but no, this is a chair Jones designed in 1969. It's currently on display at the Tate Gallery in London, which is way better than it being on display i…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 13, 2012

Home Style Inspiration: Southern California Cool

Spending last week in Los Angeles gave me a major case of real estate envy. Imagine having more than 400 square feet to decorate! Speaking of decorating, I was also super inspired by the laid back look of the shops in Silverlake, with their vaguely '70s beach-meets-desert vibe. I can't wait to buy some succulent…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2011

Louis XV Style At A Pauper’s Price

Chances are, if you're the kind of woman who kept every issue of Domino magazine, set Design*Sponge as her homepage, and has more than four pillows on her bed, you've lusted for a Philippe Stark Ghost chair. Crafted out of modern polycarbonate, the Louis XV Ghost chair was modeled after a baroque design -- and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2011

Nesting: I’m Doing This Decorating Thing Backwards

Decorating my soon-to-be new bedroom in my new "single again!" apartment has been some of the most fun I've had in months. (Boy, have I needed it.) These days instead of whittling away the working hours clicking around Bluefly, I'm all over Crate and Barrel, Pier 1, and the W Hotel store websites.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2011

I Wanna Grow Old With You … So We Can Use This Rocking Chair

The thought of being elderly and sitting on a porch watching the grass grow? Depressing. Rocking on a porch in a fun rocking chair for two? Adorable. [PSFK]…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 27, 2010

It’s The Slanket Armchair, AKA The Slarmchair

The Snuggie armchair: it appears to be an actual thing. Or is it a Slanket armchair? The website that sells this atrocity is in French, so we will defer to our Parisian correspondent Leonora's translation. But my hunch is that the copy reads, "You stupid Americans, why would you buy a Snuggie armchair when you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2010

Like IKEA? Then You’ll Love …

IKEA has helped many young college students and families get their homes furnished on the cheap. It's also helped us organize our offices, furnish our bedrooms, stock our kitchens and prepare for the real world. IKEA's catalog is a wonderland of visual inspiration and, for me, little Post-it bookmarks! Oh yeah, they also make great…
By: Stylelist Home / August 7, 2010

Guess How Many Coke Bottles This Recycled Chair Is Made Of?

Check out this high-design chair, created in partnership with furniture design firm Emeco and Coca-Cola. The cute seat is made from recycled plastic Coke bottles! Care to guesstimate how many it takes to make one chair? The answer after the jump! [PSFK]…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 11, 2010

The Chairless Strap: The Chair That Wasn’t

Behold the Chairless, a seat strap designed to make you feel like you're sitting in, um, a chair. The belt-like design is actually nothing new and originates from an Indian tribe in Paraguay. Looks like some design nerds just decided to make the product cuter by adding preppy color combinations (they remind us of those…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

Have A Very Techy Breakfast

This laptop table tray by Zyane Tan combines two of our favorite activities: eating and computing. Now we might not feel like such slobs when we usually get crumbs all over the keyboard while browsing the morning news. Too bad we don't have an extra $3,000 handy. [Unplggd]…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 9, 2010

Acne Does Furniture

The Swedish creative agency Acne (you may already know them for their indie fashions and jeans) has unveiled its first furniture collection. Inspired by the company's Swedish roots, they took a classic sofa design by Swede Carl Malmsten and literally stretched, squashed, and pulled it. The line features totally cool-looking pieces, even if they…
By: Nina Carbone / February 23, 2010

The Chocolate Bar Bed: Nasty Or Naughty?

Could you imagine getting it on in Iris Koser's candy bar-inspired bed? Chocolate sex, anyone? [TrendHunter.com]…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 29, 2010

In 2010, Bordello Chic Is The New Home Decor Trend

The LA Times takes a closer look at "bordello chic," the latest trend in interior design that is sexing up businesses and nightclubs on the Left Coast. At club Voyeur, the chairs are all SM-themed, with lace-up corsets, leather straps, and restraint harnesses. Taking a nod from old-fashioned men's clubs and bordellos, the…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 5, 2010

Have A Seat In My Hair Chair

Clearly, Dejana Kabiljo's, er, hair chairs are not for those who are shy about home decor. The Croatian furniture designer lives in Vienna, where she runs Kabiljo Inc., and her PRETTYPRETTY collection features this very hirsute seat, as well as hairy stools and furry ottomans. Says their creator: "Pretty heads to sit on explore the…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 4, 2010

How Sexy Is Your Apartment?

Sure, lots of blogs are rounding up the sexiest stories, trends, and scandals of the year -- including us -- but when Apartment Therapy does it, it's a little different. Among AT's sexiest posts of 2009, don't miss what happens when furniture gets it on, an odd array of chic…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 29, 2009
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