Tavelland River Table

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Containing a tiny, perpetually moving river running through the center of it, the Tavelland River Table is a stress-defusing device that provides the gentle babble of water. (May not work so well if you have children as they'll probably try to do anything from drown themselves in it to fill it with Pot Noodles.) [GT]

Tavelland River Table

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March 1, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Aladdin footlights from vintage glassware

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Designer Stuart Haygarth has collected inexpensive glassware from jumble sales and thrift stores and assembled it on black-sprayed MDF light boxes to form glowing, semi-museum-looking footlights called Aladdin. The glass has been separated by colour, and the colour of the box is solely derived from the glass. A limited edition of 10 available in green, amber, purple, red, blue, green/blue, rose and clear. Size varies from 674 x 674 mm to 1282 x 1282 mm, with the height tending to be about 45 cm. [Gabrielle Taylor]

Aladdin

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February 24, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

FlexibleLove chair seats one, two, eight?

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The FlexibleLove chair starts out small - a modest shape that could fit in the tiniest flat. But given need and opportunity, it can accordion out to accommodate as many people as you're likely to want to sit that close to. Weighing only 10 kilos, it supports up to 1900 kilos and is made entirely of post-consumer goods. Video after the jump.

While the pressboard look of the sides does detract from the aesthetic somewhat, it could easily enough be decoupaged into stylishness. £420. [Gabrielle Taylor]

FlexibleLove 16 Folding Chair [via TechEBlog]

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February 24, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Reddish cross-stitched breadboard

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Adding a sweetly traditional touch to a very modern looking shape, the Cross stitched bread stand has a nice lip at each side to turn the standard board into a tray, and some delicate cross-stitch embroidery going into the actual wood. 47L X 17W X 5H cm [Gabrielle Taylor]

Cross stitched bread stand

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February 24, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Lluna coatrack brings the trees indoors

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The Lluna coatrack by Alex Selma is a combination of modern aesthetic with a rugged, organic sensibility, with the tagline, "new resources, new ways". Available in lacquered earth-tone or cream. [Gabrielle Taylor]

[via Design Spotter]

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February 24, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Haworth Zody recyclable Aeron contender

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There are two distinct things about the Haworth Zody chair: at only $700 it's a lot more likely you can afford one versus the Aeron (and trust me, a good chair is the second best investment you can make, behind a good bed) and, it's made from 51% recycled content, is 98% recyclable at the end of its lifespan, and is made from 100% green wind power. (Third, it looks pretty cute.) [Gabrielle Taylor]

Haworth Zody [via Cool hunting]

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February 24, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"You are here" recycled tyre welcome mat

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Do you know where you are?  For sure?  If you're ever in doubt, the You Are Here doormat can set your mind at ease.  Likewise balmy for the soul is knowing it's made entirely from recycled truck tyres, like the Solio TREAD cases, which means there's no chance for them to end up in decades' long fires.  $28 USD.  [GT]

[via Great Green Goods]

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February 23, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Adagio sustainable Umbila wood tub

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Feel good about lolling in Adagio's limited edition Umbila wooden bath.  Umbila is layered and carved into this distinctive yet classic shape that really lets the beauty of the wood do the talking.  Since wood doesn't get cold the way porcelain or metal do, you'll also get better bang out of putting hot water in it, and won't get frozen toes from walking in an empty one.  [GT]

Adagio's limited edition Umbila wooden bath [via Trendir]

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February 20, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Green Tea and Silk from Dreamsacks

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Could you ask for more than handsewn Habotai silk in delicate tea green from Dreamsacks?  How about a Green Tea and Meadow Green Habotai silk coverlet on sale?  The coverlet is huge (94" x 98") with one side the lighter green and the other the darker.  Matching shams also available.  Cotton fill.  $350 USD.  [GT]

Green Tea and Meadow Green Habotai silk coverlet

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February 20, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tufenkian child-labour-free rugs

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The fine detail and enormous work involved in creating hand-woven rugs makes it a prime area for child labour, so it's important to know the ethical background on one before buying it.  Not only does Tufenkian Outlet vet all their products before selling, they let you do the same: pay the shipping and you can "test drive" their rugs for up to two weeks before making a final decision.  This is also time for their semi-annual display model clearance with rugs at up to 75% off.  [GT]

Tufenkian Outlet

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February 16, 2007 in Design & furniture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack