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!
If you like the cut of his shirts, you might also appreciate the cut of his limited edition teakwood ping-pong table. A sharp, minimal design, Perse also offers an optional teak tabletop to convert this big, regulation 9-by-5-foot table into a dining or conference table after the match.
The pair of artists who make up Unite Two Designs create furnishings from reclaimed industrial & construction materials. This wine rack is made from a chunk of a wooden beam from an 1800s house and a slice of metal drain pipe. Perfectly counterbalanced, it will hold your wine bottles like it was never meant to do anything else.
Sometimes you get that urge and you just have to burn one. Staring into the fire is better than 3D, HD, IMax, Blu-ray, all that. It’s primal. Spark up this 30-inch fireplace and take everyone out into the backyard for some s’mores or ghost stories or just stare at the flames in silence. Burning wood is quality entertainment.
Asteroids, Joust, Gálaga, all the classic arcade video games had these big, juicy buttons. Now you can get the same rapid-fire feel on your household light switches. They’re custom made, so you can choose any color combination of green, red, yellow, blue, white, black, purple or orange.
After doing your rudeness, light one of these scented candles on your way out of the bathroom. That way, your “man can” won’t stink up the whole house. Scents like Fresh Cut Grass, Sawdust & Campfire smell a lot better than whatever the hell you just gave birth to in there. Yes, keep the fan on, too.
Stolen road signs have been a du rigeur decoration in frat houses and college dorms since the days of Animal House. Designer/builder Tim Delger took things a bit further. His furniture designs highlight the bold colors and familiar graphics of the sign from which they’re made. These qualities create a striking impact by bringing a part of the urban environment indoors.