Weekend Show and Tell

19 Feb

Ummm….hello?  Hold everything.  Who forgot to tell me there is a Design Within Reach Outlet Store on Ebay?  I will murder them.  And while nothing from DWR is EVER cheap, these are relatively less exorbitant.  I got very excited to see a Hans Wegner wishbone chair for $509 (retails at about $900) until I clicked on the other photos and read the fine print:  Chartreuse.  Hmmm.  There was also an Eames fiberglass rocker in baby blue for $329.  If I needed one for a nursery (which thank God I don’t), this would be a deal.  Now only if they had some Nelson bubble lamps…

I would never ever never ever get out of bed if this were my bedroom.  Modern beds by e15 as featured on Plastolux. For me, there is nothing more serene than an uncluttered bedroom with crisp white linens, a total non-starter in our house.  And check out the perfectly snow dusted trees and stack of (real) books on the tray.  Sigh.  This is what heaven looks like.

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I am pretty smitten with these lights from David Trubridge design on 2modern.  I love their description of his style: 

David Trubridge’s ideas come from the wild places, edges of turbulence and renewal, where seas break on beaches and headlands and where land and air meet on mountain ridges. His forms are of elemental simplicity, as the erosion of air and water on wood and stone. He works within the limits of what he has and what he knows: simplicity and low impact, natural materials and processes, and leaving a delicate footprint.

How evocative is that?  And how dreamy are these?

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And in the category of ‘How Freaking Cool Is That?’ comes a table called Float, made of 64 cubes strung together with wire, but mostly held in place by magnetic force. The cubes appear as though they are levitating. I am sorry, but this is too spacey not to be fun. (via Design Milk)


I am all about craftsmanship and nothing but nothing has blown me away like the bent wood craftsmanship of these seats.  A bent wood seating piece, Pinch, is the latest from Philadelphia based, Matthias Pliessnig,  known for  his skill in bending wood to his will with curved and sculpted seating.  (‘Bending wood to his will? Does that sound sexy or what?) Hollowed forms with sensual lines conforming to the body or several bodies. (Also via 2modern.  I like them a lot this week.)  Also, I am noticing a theme…everything is bent wood.  Hmmm.

And finally to depart from bent wood (via Modernica), the new Case Study planters in a variety of shapes.  I need about 10 of these.  I love them.  I think they are so much sleeker than the bullet planters.  Now if, like the Eames’s, I could only keep plants alive.  Gorgeous.

And as if the planters weren’t cool enough, they used rescue dogs from Downtown Dog Rescue  for the photoshoot.  A company after my own heart.


2 Responses to “Weekend Show and Tell”

  1. melissa February 20, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    OH GOOD LORD!! Thank god I just came across your site. I had no idea about the DWR ebay thing. Love the blog!

    • Brandy February 20, 2012 at 9:02 am #

      Thanks, Melissa! Glad you are enjoying. Always open to suggestions if there are topics you’d like to see more of!


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