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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 condom dispensers, the sexiest … bathroom soaps, what happens when you do the deed in a swinging bed, and naughty lampshades. What do you do to sex up your apartment to set the mood? Turn on the lava lamp? Throw a red piece of fabric over the light? Scrub the toilet? Tell us in the comments. Keep reading »

A Chair For The Travel-Minded

OK, so I know my taste is a little, er, eclectic, but I love these crazy suitcase chairs by Katie Thompson. Working with recycled materials — or, as she calls it, “junk” — the South African designer has created a wacky series of modern-meets-vintage pieces. The white Samsonite piece you see here is made out of found luggage, white linen, and whitewashed timber. She’s also got a desk lamp made out of a Remington typewriter and a clock made out of a scale. Environmentally friendly and chic. Now that’s a steal. [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

DIY Trick For Your Old, Beat-Up Wood Furniture

After seeing these hilariously beaten-up, wooden stools I totally had an I-can-make-that-myself moment — and wanted to share, because who doesn’t have a totally beyond sand-paper repair banged-up piece of wooden furniture? An old table? A clean-lined chair? The more dented and imperfect the better. How to get your own? Take said wood stool/chair/bench/table and up the distressed look—don’t be afraid to get destructive (well, within reason). To add to the dents collection, I like to pound the wood with a heavy chain (the super heavy type makes it easiest, you don’t have to swing to create imperfections and indentations), but any heavy “instrument” will make indentations. Next, get yourself a wood carving knife—they aren’t pricey—and make sure it’s made for carving wood and not simply an X-Acto or hobby knife (or a kitchen knife!). Get carving. I like the mix of actual words/hearts/obvious elements and also vague, abstract shapes as in the stools, above. Last step: Re-stain. Before you stain, lightly sand and also wipe the piece down well. Throw on whatever color of stain you’re into—and let the stain pool in the crevices. That way you’ll get the above look where the carved bits are darker. [Wary Meyers] Keep reading »

No One Gets Laid On A Hamburger Bed

File under: Furniture That Will Cause Potential Hookups To Run Screaming Out Your Front Door. (Also, Things That Will Scare Any Cows That Wander Into Your Bedroom.) [Hamburger Bed] Keep reading »

Best Bean Bag Chair Ever

You know there was a time in life where you owned a sweet, sweet bean bag chair. (In fact, it might have been the only furniture you owned.) Amelia spotted this bear-shaped one, $135, and we must admit that we are awfully smitten kittens. But we’re torn, because these log pillows, $40-$69, are kind of ultra rad, too. [Better Living Through Design] Keep reading »

My, That’s A Slutty Lamp You’ve Got On Your Table

We’ve seen humans as furniture before, but Atelier Van Lieshout‘s latest exhibition of work at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London puts fiberglass figures into some compromising positions. According to a press release, AVL has based sculptural works on the human body since the ’80s.”With a fascination bordering on obsession with the human body, this collection continues to explore new shapes and forms influenced by the human figure with all imperfections and complexities carefully manipulated to create functional sculptures that are at once abstract but also familiar.” Pretty hoity-toity commentary, considering the lamp above looks like a person slobbing a giant knob. [via Dezeen] Keep reading »

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