Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Sometimes I forget how much I love getting a package from Design Public. Yesterday I received my Thomas Paul Zebra Canvas Pillow in Java and I could not be more thrilled. I scored it through our outlet, and the only sacrifice I had to make was that the box had been opened. Big whoop.
By the way, I just had that door installed last week and it still needs to be painted and I need to get some hardware that is not bottom of the barrel, so don’t judge! At least there is no longer a breeze coming straight through the old hollow bungalow door from the ’40s that it replaced.
Anyway, There are lots of great scores to be had in the Design Public Outlet. Right now we’re having a blowout. These items are samples and returns. They are “as-is” and all sales are final, but the most common condition granting the big discounts is “Opened Box.” Again, big whoop. In return for these stipulations, items are marked 40-80% down right now for our big blowout. You can find just about anything from bedding to barstools, lighting to area rugs. I’m eyeing this phone by Jaspar Morrison:
and this DwellStudio Home Gates Rug:
So if you like them too and want the score, you’d better hurry up and make your order before I do!
By the way, if you are jealous of my zebra pillow, you can still order it through Design Public by clicking on the picture below:
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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People, we’re having a sale on all things Vitra for the next week (through Oct. 18, 2012). In honor of that, let’s take a look at some of Vitra’s iconic products.
Vitra produces George Nelson’s mid-century modern clock designs. This is the Sunburst Clock, but there is a slew of diverse designs to choose from.
These are Panton Chairs, also known as “S Chairs” – designed by Vernor Panton back in the sixties. They come in lots of yummy colors. If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on some of these, do it this week while you can save 15%.
In addition to the cutest product shot ever, we have the Eames Elephant. The prototype was designed by Charles and Ray Eames back in 1945, and was rendered in plywood. Vitra actually put it into production over 60 years later, this time in polypropylene.
This is Jasper Morrison’s Cork Stool. There are three different shapes to choose from. I like them because they are so versatile – you can tuck them underneath a console table as extra seating in a tight space, use them to hold a table lamp and cocktails as a side table, or just enjoy them as sculpture.
Sori Yanagi’s designed this Butterfly Stool in 1954. I feel calmer just looking at it.
This is a thick composition of Vitra’s Algue. These are plastic pieces that snap together to form anything from small sculptural wall hangings to thick, vine-like screens.
Finally, take a virtual visit to Vitra’s campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany. My favorite building is Vitrahaus and Lounge Chair Atelier by Herzog & de Meuron, which received a ton of buzz when it first went up back in 2010.