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Friday, September 4th, 2015

Great Pinners To Follow

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Have fallen into the black hole of time-sucking that is Pinterest? We try to keep up, but we also need to do things like sleep, eat and run Design Public! But when we allow ourselves those wonderful moments to get inspired by the latest design ideas people have curated from around the web, we find ourselves drawn to these busy Pinners’ boards over and over again. And we wonder, when do they have time to eat or sleep!

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sfgirlbybay / Victoria Smith. Smith’s bohemian modern taste and style has been one of our favorites for many years, all the way back to the early days of blogs and Flickr. Since then, we’ve seen her apply her unique personal style to different abodes around San Francisco, and most recently, we’ve been following her fixing up her new house in Los Angeles. She’s got 142 boards to keep track of, so know that once you hit her page, it will be a long time before you leave. Block out a good amount of time!

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Tyler Goodro. We’ve had our eye on the guys behind Plastolux.com’s great eye for years, and his Pinboards keep us busy repinning.

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Jonathan Boivin. Time and time again, we find ourselves getting lost in Jonathan’s boards, whether we want to be inspired by travel to incredible places, gorgeous interiors or street art.

Who are you following on Pinterest? Check out who we’re following and what we’re pinning here

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Design Public Guide: Great Desk Chairs for Homework Time

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Well, we’ve covered desks and lamps in our Back to School Design Public Guides. Now it’s time for comfy and attractive chairs for homework time. Here are some of our top picks from around the site. 13-0005343.jpg

Steelcase Think Chair. This ultimate desk chair is smart enough to adjust to you and the rest of your family members’ weights and postures. There’s built-in lumbar allows for additional dialed in back support. The 4-way adjustable arms provide support for your arms, wrists, and shoulders in a variety of postures. The 4-way adjustable arms provide support for your arms, wrists, and shoulders in a variety of postures.

 

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Steelcase Move Multi-Use Chair with Upholstered Seat. There’s more to this stylish and stackable chair that meets the eye. Under the seat cushion there is a support system that conforms to your body — flexors inside the seat curve with your curves and move as you move. What I like most about it is it’s versatility; it can serve as a comfy desk chair or dining chair. So working at the kitchen table is comfortable, or if it’s in your kiddo’s room, you can reclaim it when she goes off to college.

rollersideappleModernica Side Shell with Rolling Base Chair. This molded fiberglass classic is a modern icon, made from the original molds that the Eameses designed. The seat height adjusts approximately from 18 inches to 22 inches. I chose the version that rolls, because rolling is fun and can tempt your child right into the homework seat. Let him have some fun cruising the floor before he has to get down to business. blue_graphite

 

Steelcase Turnstone Buoy Chair. Sometimes ya gotta shake up homework time a bit. The buoy chair looks like it’s meant for something more fun than homework, so let it work its deceptive magic and tempt your child right over to those sentences she needs to diagram. The buoy wobbles and engages the core, and the height can be adjusted in a five-inch range.

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Blu Dot Real Good Chair. We picked this powder-coated beauty in red because it enlivens the senses and ignites passion. While available in other lovely colors, grab a red one for homework time.

visu_sledbase_black_field_142.jpgMuuto Visu Chair — Sled Base, Upholstered Seat. The cozy upholstered seat on this version of the Visu chair is inviting and ergonomic. The sled base on this version adds an irresistibly modern touch.

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Blu Dot Roy Chair. This chair made the list for four great reasons. It’s padded, attractive, stackable and available at a great price point.

We wish we had the room to share more details about our desk chair selection. But you can check them out for yourself:

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Friday, August 28th, 2015

Brand Spotlight: DLP-Design

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Designed by Doron Lachisch in 1998, DLP-Design’s Cubitec shelves are a favorite of homeowners for books, favorite objects, food and clothing storage, as well as retailers who use them to chicly display their wares around the world. The modular systems come in kits of 12 panels that can be arranged in many different ways (12 panels yields a grid of four boxes.)

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Composed of injected-molded non-toxic polypropylene, the shelves have a deceivingly light look that holds a lot of weight (up to 55 pounds per shelf). You can can make this versatile system into different compositions — a grid, a long horizontal console, a wall of shelves, a tall vertical unit of shelves or even a stepped arrangement:

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Cubitec comes in white or orange.

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If the open look isn’t for you, there are also backs and doors you can order separately.

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Today through midnight September 11, 2015 Design Public has these systems on sale.

Kits: $215 (12 panels; yields a grid of 4 boxes)

Doors: $45 each

Backs: $40 each

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Friday, May 29th, 2015

Brand Spotlight: Kahler Design

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If you don’t know Kähler, you’re going to want to get to know them. The iconic Danish ceramics company has been making museum-worthy pieces since 1839. Don’t let the pedigree scare you though; the Kahler pieces you’ll treasure forever are still handmade by artisans yet are reasonably priced.

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Hand-painted stripes mark the classic Omaggio line by Kähler. A variety of shapes and sizes in a range of colors, the vase collection is made for all sorts of leaves, branches and blooms.

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Omaggio will dress your table with style as well. A favorite is the crisp contrast of black and white with lovely wooden details like the butter dish’s top.

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As an interesting side note, Kähler more recently expanded from making serveware to serving regional Danish specialties in their restaurants in Denmark.

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The Botanica vases have beautiful colored glazes that reflect the light.

Watch Kähler being made:

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Kähler’s Urbania lantern’s windows glow on the table.

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Speaking of glowing,Kähler has a variety of playfully shaped candleholders.

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Kähler’s Ora Table Clock adds sweet charm to any table or bureau top. It comes in white, black, pigeon blue and rose.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Introducing Skargaarden

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We are proud to announce that Design Public is now carrying Skargaarden, a brand of beautiful furniture that comes to us all the way from Gävle, Sweden. We’re going to tease you with just a few of their stunning pieces.HARLS-T_HS-AFL-W_WB_2.jpg

 

The pieces shown above are part of Skargaarden’s Häringe Collection.  It’s built to stand up to inclement weather, and the wooden slats are gorgeous teak.

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Before you get to know them a little better through photos, here’s a bit of their design philosophy:

“We like to think of ourselves as part of a tradition that’s truly Scandinavian. On the other hand we’re inspired by everything from early American shaker style to Bauhaus. We believe that less really is more.”

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Their Nozib Sun Lounger embodies these principles to a T. It’s comprised of 88 layer-glued teak slats, stripped down to its most The neck cushion is made from water-resistant artificial leather and can be height adjusted or removed.
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The Skargaarden Tipi Lamp has a conical shape and its teak construction adds to the glow it provides.

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While we love teak, but we’re also happy that Skargaarden has some whimsical fun with metal in their Reso Collection. These pieces throw some great curves and color into the mix.

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The Skaargarden Reso Chair with Fabric Seat is upholstered with hardworking Sunbrella fabric.

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There are fun accessories like fire baskets, doilies, napkins, candle lanterns, coasters and rugged throw pillows. Their Hamse Pillow (above) has a modern nautical style.

That’s just a small sampling people; Click here to shop all Skargaarden

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