Restoration Hardware Baby & Child recently released their new fall/winter catalog. While many of the designs were a bit too...regal looking...for my taste, they're continuing down one design road that I really like: vintage school inspired.
1. Cafeteria Play Table ($949): The product description says this design is based on an old factory cafeteria table, but I think it strongly suggests an old school cafeteria. Either way, I love the industrial/industrious vibe it gives off.
2. Locker Storage Bed ($1199): A riff on wooden iceboxes used to store food in kitchens, this locker bed looks like it belongs in a 19th Century British boarding school. Not that I know what those looked like. There is also an 8 locker version as well as a side table and 3-door cabinet.
3. Pocket Desk Chair ($179): Modern text books would barely fit in these chair pockets, but it's a fun way to display reading books or hold art supplies.
4. Extra Large Vintage Metal Letters ($49): Metal letters aren't too hard to come by and RHB&C offers quite a few. What makes these notable is their size - 22" tall.
5. Vintage Illuminated Exit Sign ($89): There are exit signs all over the place, but I most remember staring at them at school wishing I could speed up the clock until it truly were time to exit for the day.