Architecture & Furniture
benza – products has a wide variety of… interesting furnishings.
Sarah and I went shopping for a new office chair this weekend, so I could give her back the chair she let me borrow a couple of years ago. After checking out a couple of office stores, we decided to check out Texas Office Products and Supply (TOPS), which sells used and refurbished furniture, often from large lots.
The first warehouse at Braker and Kramer held an amazing variety of office furniture, but I didn’t find a chair that fit my requirements. Luckily, a guy by the name of Lorenza, told us to head down to the main warehouse on Fifth which was much larger, and contained a wide array of options. After fifteen minutes of looking around (it is like walking through a giant garage sale) I found a great office chair, that would normally retail around $350. It is fully adjustable, which was a key requirement, and very comfortable. So, we picked it up for $125 and for an additional ten bucks, we purchased a great cork board for Sarah’s office.
So, if you are in Austin, and looking for office furniture, I highly recommend you check them out. The employees are very friendly, and while the North store is closed on Sundays, the Fifth street store is open seven days a week.
Gl-o Interiors – “Stylish ambient light for cool interiors”
Acantha Flue Less Fires & Gel Burners – Oooooh fire
E. Cobb Architects – Wow…
Little Wonder Design – Some great pieces of furniture, displayed on an interesting site. Check out the bathtub!
– “Heavy-duty erector sets”
MoCo Loco: MetroShed & The Garden Escape – I need one of these… oh, and a house with enough land to install it.
Were I ever to move to New York, I know one of the key places that I would want to live. Downtown, designed by Philippe Starck, sits directly across from the New York Stock Exchange (as you can observe from the rooftop park) in the old JP Morgan building. While I could wax rhapsodic for days on this amazing location, the price tag is still a bit out of my range – the smallest available unit is offered at $1,160,000 plus $606.60 in monthly charges for the common areas and over $1250 in taxes. And let’s be honest, we would need a bit more room… So, let’s up the price to at least $1,695,000 for a unit that has a couple of home offices in addition to the master bedroom, and a terrace.
Thanks to MoCoLoco for the link.
Rocio Romero presents the LV Home:
> The LV Home Kit makes modern design easily attained and affordable. The Kit%u2019s detailed plans, instructions and videotape, pre-assembled components and materials expedite the on-site construction process while ensuring you get the design you desire. The LV design frames your natural environment like a work of art and the flexibility of the interior configuration allows you to personalize your living space to meet your lifestyle.
The most interesting thing is how they harness the power of the Web, providing a glimpse into the experiences of the first LV Home customers: Jennifer & Barry’s Testimonials
MoCoLoco: The Retreat – “a contemporary house on wheels with a private decked courtyard no less. ‘There are no faux finishes. Where there is wood, it is solid timber, where there are windows, they are floor to ceiling glass.'”
Photo from Artworks Korea
Another great clock: Motion Flip Alram Clock
Scroll to the bottom of that page to read some interesting use of the English language (perhaps it is auto-translated..?):
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Amereican Meter Clock by Roger Wood – Image from klockwerks
Take a look at these amazing clocks designed by Roger Wood. Each one is unique and created by hand. Every single one exudes personality. Damn these are cool!
Note: They use pop ups to display the larger images. I had to change the setting in Firefox to allow this site to have pop ups.
Hat Tip: Boing Boing
InterfaceFLOR – Really cool modular carpet system.