Chicago-based designer Greta de Parry calls her creations Design Mullet Objects: pieces like her concrete & steel coleman stools are “a bit of business and a bit of party.” Handmade of steel stock and concrete, de Parry makes these stools in any size you want. Just ask her, but speak up, her hearing is a little jacked from the metal grinders and saws.
Are you the dad of a teenage daughter? If so, order several of these lamps. One for the entryway, maybe a pair for the living room. Hopefully they’ll cause an unsettling, perhaps terrifying effect, on the zit-faced teenage dirtball who’s picking up your little angel for a “movie” date. The AK-47 replica ought to cool his jets.
Bringing the outdoor in just feels good. This touch-sensitive lamp is made from a chunk of real, honest-to-goodness White Birch. Just tap the metal bar on the side to adjust four levels of brightness. Retro styling is complete with an included Edison-style bulb and 6-foot braided-cloth cord.
The look of this fan will blow you right back to the 1940s. An oil-rubbed bronze machine is complimented by walnut-finished wooden legs. It may look old, but it performs: 3-speed adjustments and 50-degree oscillation. It stands 74-inches tall.
After installing this handy hanger/hook on the back of your office door, make a violent smashing sound and come out looking wild-eyed. But don’t say a thing. Let your co-workers discover the axe on their own. In the workplace, being feared is better than being liked.
Cool is hard to define in words, but it’s pretty easy to spot in pictures. Sonic Editions is now offering a series of high-quality, archival photo prints of the coolest pop culture icons of all time. John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, 007, and of course the coolest of all, Steve McQueen. They come in a variety of sizes & frame options, and their pricing is pretty cool, too. (Source)
The whole planet is polluted with used car tires. It’s cool this chair from green artist/inventor Peter Danko will keep a few out of the landfill. He uses chunks of tire to create a cushy, comfy suspension system for this task chair. The frame is made of tube steel and the seat is made from FSC-approved Ash veneers.
Statues of gnomes and elves seem inappropriate anywhere but the garden. Who knows why? But out in the garden, they fit right in. These detailed bronze sculptures by artists Jim Kempton & David Goode are inspired by the writings of Tolkien and feature all types of fairy tale creatures from his classic fantasy novels.
A clean, minimalist workspace often means hiding nearby there’s a giant rat’s nest of cables. Or worse, hanging out in plain view. This tricky desktop nixes the nest. This design has an integrated cable storage compartment that you access from the top. No more crawling around on the floor looking for a plug. Its way easier than that.
If you’re an adult still into Star Wars, you’re pretty much a Space Cadet already. Why not step-it-up and decorate your pad accordingly? Artist Steve Squall has created a unique set of Star Wars Recruitment propaganda posters that will really dress up the walls of your parent’s basement. Who knows, mom might even think you’re joining up and moving out!