Posts Tagged ‘Furniture’

BRKLYN Designs

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I was at BRKLYN Designs this weekend. There were some great pieces there.

I met Hugh Hayden (nice guy), designer of these great ball-pit ball chairs. He had a piece in Hue Are You? as well.

My favorite piece though was by uhuru. They took a new pass at one of their signature pieces, the Stoolen.

Stoolen by uhuru

The original Stoolen is scrap wood beautifully formed into a cylinder with a found bicycle rim holding it all together. uhuru’s latest is the Metal Stoolen. Made of leftover steel lengths arranged in a similar pattern. The steel fills up the empty space of the wooden Stoolen. Beautiful design, way to keep working on a great idea.

DWR Champagne Chair Contest Winners

Friday, February 20th, 2009

So I didn’t win the Design Within Reach Champagne Chair Contest, but it was a honor being nominated. Here are the winners:

DWR Champagne Chair

Jesse Menayan’s Kub Armchair won the Judges’ Pick

DWR Champagne Chair

Tony Nemyer’s Grape Divine Chair won the DWR Staff Pick

DWR Champagne Chair Winner

Gavri Slasky’s Spring 2009 won the Popular Vote.

Actually, I voted for the Grape Divine Chair. I really like the base, I wonder if he turned it.

Room and Board

Friday, February 6th, 2009

I’m kind of a snob when it comes to furniture. If I didn’t make it, or refinish it, or find it in the garbage, I usually don’t want it. I’m a terrible person, I know. But there comes a time in you life when you need to buy some big boy furniture.

For the second time, I’ve bought a piece of furniture from Room and Board. They are a pretty great company. The furniture is fantastic, the craftsmanship is top notch. Great customer service too. Sorry sounding like a commercial.

Their stuff isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for.

DWR Champagne Chair Contest Finalist

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Design Within Reach Champagne Cork Chair ContestShameless plug.

I’m a finalist in a design contest, the Design Within Reach Champagne Cork Chair contest to be exact.

The goal was to design a small little chair model from nothing but the cork, wire, and wrapper from a bottle of champagne. A little strange I know, but a fun little project.

There will be three winners, the Grand Prize, the Staff Pick, and the Popular Vote. The Popular Vote is where you come in.

Please go here and cast your vote for your favorite chair. Mine is the fifth one down, the “Turned Cork Stool”.

If you like a chair more than mine, just lie to me and say you voted for me.

Also, if you have multiple computers, you can vote multiple times (once at work and once at home).

And feel free to pass this along to anybody, the more the merrier.

If you tell two friends, and then they tell two friends, and… well you see where I’m going with this.

Thanks everybody.



Super Bowl Pre-Game

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

So a normal person throwing a Super Bowl party would be cooking, preparing snacks, maybe clean up a little bit. Not me. I’m fixing broken chairs that I’ve saved from the garbage dump, so my guests will have a place to sit.

J-B Weld Liquid Weld Epoxy

I’m using Liquid Weld Epoxy. This stuff is great. Works like a normal two part epoxy, but when it dries it is incredible strong. You can sand and shape it as well.

Furniture Fix   Furniture Fix

I found this chair on 87th St. One of the back rest connections was completely stripped, and I believe someone actually tried to fix it with chewing gum (seriously). A little liquid weld, a good cleaning, and this baby is good as new.

Furniture Fix   Furniture Fix

This chair was originally at my office, but after too many meetings it finally gave out. I shimmed it with some metal rods and added a lot of liquid weld. Eventually I’ll sand it down and make it look nice.

Happy Super Bowl everybody.

DIY Christmas

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

My family has the Christmas tradition of making our presents. This year I made turned candle sticks for one of my sisters. I was inspired by some candle sticks I had seen in a design blog somewhere.

Candle Sticks

An oak side table (or stool, can’t decide) for another sister. Kind of an homage to the Eames Walnut Stools

Turned Oak End Table

And a patterned t-shirt using discharge paste (maybe the worst named product ever). Remember the S.E.A. Monkey?

S.E.A. Monkey T-shirt

DWR Champagne Chair Contest

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I’ve been meaning to enter this contest for a long time now.

DWR Champagne Chair Contest

I turned a champagne cork on the lathe. An homage to the Eames Walnut Stools.

Bathroom Built-In part 2

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Finished Bathroom Built-In

The bathroom cabinet is finished. I’m really happy with how it came out. My bathroom no longer has that “Michael Corleone leave the gun, take the cannoli” feel anymore.

I was surprised with how easy it all came together. Plywood and pocket screws are so choice, if you have the means, I highly recommend picking them up.

Bathroom Built-In

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Bathroom Built-In

I can’t believe I’ve lived in my apartment for 5 years and I’m just getting to this now. A simple built-in to be used as a hamper and storage. I rested the front panel against the frame (that’s why it’s so crooked) before painting, so I could get a good idea of what it will look like. So far so good.

Plywood Cut to length   Cabinet Frame