Yesterday's LA Times House & Garden featured the Santa Monica apartment of Bernard Brucha, a commercial interior designer. He created the space on a "bare-bones budget", his 1000 square foot home and office mixes IKEA, found object, and some DIY projects. He has been investing in clasic pieces, such as a Noguchi floor lamp. Currently a renter, in the article he offers some advice... "When I shop, what I imaging is, 'Am I still going to love it in 10 years?' Furniture isn't supposed to be disposable, "he says. "It should be made to last and have a second life. Certain pieces my cost a little more, but I am going to that Noguchi lamp when I am 70." We especially love his coffee table, which he made, using leftover materials that is often used for airplane floors. The deep trough-like design offers tons of additional storage that stays out of sight, but stays easily accesible.
Check out the rest of the article and a slideshow of his house here. Images by Jamie Rector for LA Times