"Green" Furniture The Secret Garden collection by home furniture Thai company Ayodhya uses real dried moss inserted under a glass table top. Also mirrors, stools, trays and boxes all made with recycled newspaper. [via] Hug Chair by Ilian Milinov A Chair for Clingy Lovers If you’ve ever had someone sit in your lap, you know that 15 minutes is about the max your legs can handle. It’s really not fair. The Hug chair brings simple design and human gesture together for that extra time you want to sit with your significant other. Light Wood, Literally: Glow-in-the-Dark Outdoor Furniture Not light as in weight nor as in the tone of the wood, this furniture is literally alight from within – bands of bright orange, purple, blue and white layered between slices of wood to create a remarkable look. The stylistic result sits somewhere between high-end craft and luxury contemporary design. Designed to work as small stools, ottomans, or coffee tables, just imagine turning out the lights and letting these objects be the sole source of illumination for a room – perfect for parties, though perhaps a bit strange and/or overly colorful on a day-to-day basis unless kept to a outdoor garden, porch or patio space that could use some additional nighttime lighting.
Contemporary Bookcase - Projects Fresh, clean lines, simple, strong construction, and a design you can modify to fit any room. By Randy Johnson The credo of many great 20th century architects was “Form Follows Function.” And for this bookcase, it certainly does. The strong shelves are supported in a straightforward fashion by equally strong uprights. No decoration, no superfluous details, not even a back to mar its perfect geometry.
Combo Couch: All-in-One Lounger, Love Seat + Sofa Bed = « Dornob Sofa beds sneak two functions into one piece of furniture, but these designs go beyond the binary ‘convertible couch’ typology to be completely modular, comfortable for sitting up, laying back or lying down in any number of custom configurations. This seating set from Zuiver builds on the classic fold-out footrest and flip-up backrest concepts of an easy chair, but take such loungers to new levels by expanding the entire idea horizontally into a multi-person love seat, then stretch it further to a full-length sleep-friendly sofa. Each modular segment can be flipped in, out, up or down as desired by the people using each part of the seating space – a pair of chairs can be formed within the larger whole of the couch, or the entire system can open and accommodate a couple comfortably.
15 Amazing Chair Designs Creative and unusual chairs made by the world’s most talented designers. Laundry Chair Multifunctional chair with integrated laundry bag for your clothing. [link] Shadow Chair Gravity defying chair with two legs is supported by a metal shadow. Modern Bookshelves: 25 Very Creative Designs We used to think that the emergence of the Internet will make books obselete. However, since this has not been the case, we therefore continue to need bookshelves to store our collection of books. In this roundup, we will showcase the 25 modern bookshelves, which are not only creative and interesting but very functional as well. Build a Dining Table From Salvaged Materials : Rooms : Home & Garden... Make salvaged materials your own by turning them into a dining room table with this project. Materials and Tools: tongue-and-groove 2x6-inch boards (from reclaimed or salvaged lumber)salvaged iron bands2x4-inch boards4x4-inch boardsnails or staplescarriage bolts1¾-inch screwsdowel screwssealerstainwood planerpocket-hole jigclampnail gun or staplerT-square rulerhammerblock of woodtorchdistressing tools (various drill bits or chains)table sawcircular sawhandsawrouter (with 1¼-inch rabbeting bit)vise grippaintbrushorbital sandertape Steps: 1.
The Aviator's Home Office A couple of days ago I tweeted that if you are working virtually you should "build yourself a home-office. Do not use your kitchen table or a corner in the living room." Having a great working environment is very important. It should feel good, inspire your senses and make you happy. The style of your home office should reflect who you are as a person, but if you happen to be into old style aviation, here is a home office you just cannot ignore. Lost & Found: Comfy Chair Cushioned with Built-In Storage Lighters, keys, coins … cushioned chairs and couches are notorious for nomming all kinds of things that slip out of our pockets or otherwise get left behind and slide into the cracks. This design simply celebrates that existing phenomena, like a giant-sized pin cushion. It may come as no surprised that this clever-but-boxy furniture piece was developed by architectural designers (of Daisuke Motogi Architecture), who have a knack for exposing and expanding uses for classic furnishing types.
Construction Management Schools Do you have a love for woodworking? Having a husband that loves working in the garage and two sons in woodshop at school, I decided to put this list of sites together to help them as well as help others. From the novice to the advanced, if you are looking for some tips and tricks, design ideas, or just want to see what others are doing, this list has what you are looking for. These sites are not listed in any order other than by general topic. 1. Acorn House Workshop – Having started by building some bookshelves and dining table for the new house, this woodworking hobbyist has since turned out some very fine pieces of work.