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A new modular shelving unit aptly named "Present" has been launched at Kickstarter by our friends at Monoloco. These are shelves for today's lifestyles - small spaces with computers and skateboards and scooters to store. Each shelf element has multiple functions and modules can be added as needed, and as space allows. The box is a very cool add on for holding things from your pocket! The box can be positioned upright as a container, or sideways as a frame for those cherished mementos. This shelving is very carefully crafted -- right down to using hidden brass inserts to hold them in place. The modules have been designed to piece together easily and for optimum shipping. The wood grain on the solid walnut is beautifully enhanced with natural oils. All components in this shelving are top of the line and fit together seamlessly. How many places in your house could you use shelving like this? And if you'd like get in on this project from the ground floor, head over to Kickstarter to contribute.
Talk about a room with a view! The Lavi Cruiser Bassinet and Dreamer Cradle have windows - how clever is that? How many times do you think your newborn cries in the night when they wake up and see nothing? What if they could look out the window? You might get more sleep! In any event, you know it will be more interesting for baby than staring at a (usually white) wall. These charming pieces are the brainchild of Gloria Lavi, who found the baby furniture market to be less than inspiring, when shopping for her own upcoming bundle of joy. And a baby furniture company was born, alongside the baby. 100% made in Germany and working with small, environmentally conscious suppliers, the "little folks interior" line is lovingly designed to provide your baby with the best environment possible. The organic design envelops your baby and helps them to feel safe, while taking the nursery up a notch in style. Doesn't your special delivery deserve a special bassinet and cradle like this?
We can't decide if we like this spectacular Dream chair better with or without upholstery! The flowing curves of the shape of the wood are simply mesmerizing. But the leather looks so soft and supple - maybe one (or two) of each! Japanese architech Tadao Ando designed the Dream chair as a tribute to renowned mid-century Danish master, Hans J. Wegner. This magnificent chair crosses both borders and timelines. It's minimalist, yet complex and clearly a piece of art as well as a functional (and extremely comfortable looking) chair. Made from three-dimensional plywood, it is curved along two axles during the molding process. Available in oak or walnut, with fabric, leather or natural finish, it also has an adjustable head cushion. Working with the craftsmen cabinetmakers at Carl Hansen & Son, the designer pushed the limits of what even he himself expected from the material. And the result is truly a Dream chair.
This modern wire mesh chair from Wilde + Spieth is one continuous piece of wire - no screws, no soldered bits and bobs, nothing to break the smooth sleek lines. And nothing to interrupt the strength of function - this chair is very sturdy. And they're stackable, to save you space (up to 10 chairs). Named CU!, the design is Asian inspired and created by Indian native, Avinash Shende. Available in assorted colors or industrial metal finish, these high end pieces have a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome feel (especially the metal finish). The concave seats look incredibly comfortable and did we mention no connector pieces to stick out or catch on materials? Seat and back cushions are available and the sliders on the feet are removable if you want to use the chair(s) on carpet. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor use and easy to move (and store). How awesome would these be in a loft apartment? Or scattered around the patio out back. They'd make great kitchen chairs, especially in an industrial setting. Let's face it -- they're just great chairs!