Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Eight Fabulous Modern Planters


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For a long time, there weren’t many options when it came to pots and planters. These days the possibilities seem endless — they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, heights, colors, materials … heck, some of them even have built-in lamps. Here’s a round up of some of our current favorites.
Cherry_Planter_3.jpgTronk Design Fitzgerald Planter. Available in solid walnut, cherry or maple, this sweet little planter adds an organic touch indoors.


Boskke Cube. We can’t get enough of this revealing cube that shows off the traditional pot. It’s a great modern twist.


Granny had a wicker version of this idea on her porch. The sleek Plant Bos by ferm LIVING has a built-in stand that’s window box size.


Greens Cube Planters by blomus are minimalist boxes are made of stainless steel, adding a gleaming contrast to plant life.


Modernica’s Pot with Stand is a mid-century modern classic that has never gone out of style. The height and warmth brought in by the wooden stands shake up the usual planter game.


Speaking of height, Cane-line’s Skye Big Pot stands at just under three feet high, adding some serious scale to your porch, deck or patio.





These pots add a wonderful glow at night. The Hugo Pots by OFFI serve double-duty as low-voltage lamps you can use outdoors.


Finally, it wouldn’t be a pot and planter roundup without some hangers. The ferm LIVING Plant Hanger comes in several shapes and sizes.


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.



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.


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.



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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