I've always been impressed with the minimal design of these super comfortable stools, and love the origin story: "Craig Bassam was working on a project in Switzerland when he found a tractor seat on the side of the road. He was impressed by how the seat allowed him to sit in an upright, ergonomic position without the aid of a chair back, but unlike the metal seat that he found, he wanted to create this type of seat in wood."
From HAY in Denmark, this classic design has been reissued and you see it here in a stunning pic at Host Restaurant in Copenhagen. Check out my post on all of this here. And check out the three other designs, which would make a lovely dining room as well.
"The J110 chair is designed by Poul M. Volther and is made from beech wood in natural wood and 4 colours. It has the same seat height as other dining chairs but because of the high back it bears a certain resemblance to a lounge chair."
Saw these last weekend and wanted one immediately. Nice and wide. "Inspired by the traditional garments of the tay women from the northern highlands of vietnam, this collection of indigo cushions is made from handspun and handwoven hemp."
A new design from the Swedish Giant, this super cute, turquoise rolling cart has a retro feel and practical character. I like it for the office as well as kitchen.
All steel with an epoxy coating, it also comes in grey.
Tyler Hays at BDDW finally made something smaller than a bread box, and they're beautiful. A series of cutting board made out of sycamore, oil and milk paint, these are spendy but will double as art when hung on your kitchen wall.
I did a bunch of research into more affordable commercial style restaurant faucets and bought this one by Vigo for my new place. Stainless steel, with a lower height than many others (so it will fit under shelves and cabinets), and a really nice clean design, Amazon will sell it to you with a 40% discount and free shipping.
I just found some really nice teak window boxes that come in many sizes, are well made of sustainable teak, and have a nice story behind them. The company is called Diamond Teak and they are a couple, Kevin and Christine Yardley, working out of Costa Rica and Pennsylvania, but Amazon seems the best way to buy from them (shipping is free if you have Prime). Time to get planting!
I've looked at these super cute cushions for years, and finally had to break down this weekend and buy one in bright pink for my daughter's room. They're the perfect, soft, round eye catching pillow/accessory for the home, and they're now half the price they used to be. :)
Wool. Hand felted in Nepal. 15" round. Two colors online, but all the colors are available through the NYC stores.
I love the playfulness and color of young English design these days and this cushion - as well as others - is a good example by Juliet Thornback and Delia Peel. Made of duck feathers and hand printed on linen, you can order and they'll ship across the pond. Check out their wallpaper and cards as well.
Regine Raab started Waggo just over a year ago to fill a void she saw in the market for colorful, happy, modern products for her pooch, Benny. I just got this dining set and mammoth paperclip chew toy and think she's done a great job. Woof!
Last year I was looking for a top pick in the cargo bike world and settled on this amazing frame: The Mundo Cargo Bike for $1,199. This year Yuba's introduced a new, more affordable model that is a lot lighter and still hauls a ton. If you're still in the market and living in a city with space and weight concerns, this is for you.
We had an advertiser take over yesterday, so I had to take this down for a bit, but it's a remarkable little side of the design world that deserves to be aired every few years.
Introduced in 2001, this unique piece of fine furniture continues to pick up steam (literally). The Tantra Chair is the best of breed, and has the most convincing argument that this thing is truly romantic. Its stated purpose: "The Tantra Chair is a modern chaise designed to enhance the advanced sexual positions of the Kama Sutra." Check out their website (NSFW) or my post on the Tantra and the Esse Chair with over 100 comments.