A long time ago, it was a box that carried ammo. Now, it’s a table. What caused this transformation, you ask? Art is the answer. South African designer, Katie Thompson, “re-created” this piece, adding tapered wooden legs, which turned it from discarded military surplus to a piece of functional art with a story to tell. It’s all about vision, right?
We know the job of sharpening your household knives is pretty dull. Gotcha! But really, when you’ve got chef’s knives and fine cutlery, you want it sharp. And you don’t want to harm the blades in the process or break a sweat honing them up. Logically, the Austrians came up with a simple, functional design for a sharpener that mounts to your countertop with four suction cup feet.
Car dudes, don’t worry. This is not the actual nose of a Shelby Cobra 427. The two-man design team at Poland’s LA Design Studio know better. The body panels they use for their 427 Collection of custom, Cobra-inspired furnishings are actually reproductions made to exact specs from raw aluminum. Complete with factory-correct headlights, chrome accents and hardware, they’re built to inspire, not infuriate. We repeat, no Cobras are harmed in the making of this furniture.
If you run out of impressive things to talk about, you can say it’s a souvenir from the plane crash you survived. It does look pretty real. With the polished aluminum patchwork, exposed screwheads and a fat 78” width, it’s nearly true to scale. This time, your tall tale might actually fly.
You can’t buy good taste, but with enough money someone else can buy it for you. That’s where Manhattan-based “Mantique” aficionado Nicholas Brawer comes in. He’s an art historian and British furniture expert who surrounds himself with unique industrial treasures. His Upper East Side gallery is a showplace for a revolving collection of the finest in manly artifacts.
Fellow Jedi, set your alarm for Dec 31st and stay close to your internet device all day, because a limited-edition series of Star Wars movie posters will be released this Friday at a random time. The illustrated posters, designed by Tyler Stout come in an edition of 850 for $50 and another more limited run of 250 for $100. Be ready to click fast and use the force if necessary.
After a 40-hour week spent radiating under the soul-sucking office fluorescents, you’ll really appreciate the warmth of the Edison Lamp. And, we don’t mean hey-these-100-year-old-bulbs-are-starting-to-smoke warmth. We mean the soft glow of a filament bulb. With a simple glass cylinder design, the base is made of shesham wood and the details are nickel. Don’t even think about screwing one of those curly-Q eco bulbs into this thing.
Pendleton wool blankets are a throwback to America’s frontier days. A time when women chewed tobacco and buffalo still roamed. In those days, America’s treasures weren’t bank securities, they were its land. Places like Glacier National Park, called the crown of the continent, were set aside for national pride & preservation. As Glacier approaches its 100-year Anniversary, Pendleton keeps tradition alive with a classic, commemorative wool blanket. And yes, it’s American made.
This unique chair combines two key elements of Norwegian style. The smooth, sculptural shape and natural angles of the chair are pure Scandinavian design, while the maritime motif of an actual sail traces Norway’s deep nautical traditions. Spinnaker’s website lets you design your own from a menu of cool choices.