Posted: March 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Furniture | Tags: AUSTRALIA, Australian Made, Bottle Crate, DESIGN, Favorite New Thought, Furniture We LOVE, Milk Crate, Wooden Milk Crate | Comments Off on Favorite New Thought: Get Crated
Milk Crates are one of the wonders of the 20th century, from carting vinyl to creating bookshelves, these polyethylene wonders are certainly versatile if not a little hiddeous. Page Thirty Three has taken the galactically accepted form of the humble bottle crate and turned it into something übercool. Aptly named, The Wooden Milk Crate is now officially on my want-it-list!
Page Thirty Three descibes this wonder: as being used for seats, shelves, side tables and storage units. The Page Thirty Three wooden milk crates cross pollinate the functionality and simplicity of the ordinary milk crate with a crafted wooden finish. The crates interlock vertically to stack as storage; they rest evenly on top of each other when on their side, making prefect shelves, and are easily stable enough to flip and use as seats. OH AND IT’S MADE IN AUSTRALIA!
Dimensions: 330mm x 330mm x 330 mm/ 13 inches x 13 inches x 13 inches
More Details & More Übercool creations check: http://www.pagethirtythree.com/
Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Furniture | Tags: B&B Italia, Favorite New Thought, Furniture We LOVE | Comments Off on Ahhh . . . B&B Italia
Each and everyday I sit here and wait, patiently and with much anticipation. Sometime back in 2007 I signed up for a newsletter from B&B Italia, since, I’ve received a half dozen. Then in November 2008 they stopped, I’ve been waiting ever since. Today I received the first new catalogue in almost 4 years, ahhh . . .
Seems that since wrestling their baby back in early 2011 [see wiki below] the Busnelli family has focused more on making beautiful shapes, and less on the redundant art of PR, after all, we ALL know who B&B is, don’t we?
Being lucky enough to own a couple of these übercool pieces has been one of my everyday joys, no matter what the outside world has thrown at me, walking into a room with B&B instantly puts a relieved smile on my face. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 25th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, STANDOUT | Tags: A PLUS R, Christian Desile, Eco furniture, Folding Chair, Furnishings, Furniture We LOVE, Online Store, Sustainable | Comments Off on Favorite New Thought: Desile Folding Chair
It’s a chair. It’s a wall hanging. It’s an environmentalist’s dream. The ultimate folding chair emerges from the simplicity of a drawing and the sustainability of bamboo and recycled PET from the sketch pad of French designer Christian Desile. What’s more, when the chair is closed, it’s pancake flat, taking up less room for shipping or storage (100 bamboo chairs=2 linear meters).
A self-learner, Christian figured out how to cut a single chair from a 20-mm slice of board. We love the way it looks, no matter how it folds. Open, it’s a sturdy seat for extra guests. Closed, it can be hung on the wall, providing graphic interest to a space.
At its launch – 2009 Maison&Objet show in Paris – Desile, produced by Belgium Vange, won the “Coup de Coeur” award by the press and was selected as the “Découverte Now” by a special jury.
ORDER ONLINE: http://aplusrstore.com/
Posted: May 19th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ...more original renovation ideas, Blip, Favorite New Thought, Furniture | Tags: ...more original renovation ideas, ART, DESIGN, Favorite New Thought, Furniture We LOVE, Michael Courtenay, Modern, VOOS | Comments Off on Favorite New Thought: VOOS
Übercool is something we have embraced, more than the word though, we love the thought of an item being so far above average one forgets what average was.
Voos seems to work on this level. A group of designers that offer to lift us out of the mundane. Furniture occupies a special place in our lives. VOOS is a place to celebrate it.
There are so many stories we would like to say about the way furniture is designed, made and used. And yet somehow it just comes down to how it feels, how furniture becomes silent friends in our homes :: Read the full article »»»»