November 7, 2007

Custom Tripp Trapp Mashups: Have It Your Way At Magic Beans

Whoa. Now we what happens when you live with a big inventory of Stokke Tripp Trapp high chairs for an extended period of time: you start getting a little creative and a little wacky. Magic Beans has introduced a...
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They Hate Us For Our BebeSounds Inflatable Birth Announcements

Whatever top secret military contractor developed the inflatable, lit-from-within, figurative nylon balloon technology that makes these 6' x 5' BebeSounds Inflatable Birth Announcements possible deserves every tax dollar they were awarded in their no-bid, sweetheart contract. Do they have...
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Found! That Sick $790 Mod, Spinning Dollhouse

Q: Is the obsession with mini-sized modernism that leads someone to pay $790 for a sweet-yet-anonymous, architect-made, Plexi-on-a-lazy-susan, modernist dollhouse on eBay the same kind that leads someone to create a blog devoted exclusively to modernist dollhouses? A: Yep....
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I Can't Think Of A Headline To Surpass Reuters' Own

200 feet, 600 pounds, no injuries except the cow, of course. And the minivan. I think someone deserves a model & make mention. Here we go, from the Detroit News: a 2006 Buick Terraza. They even have a photo: Cow...
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B- C- D-List NYC Schools Cause Grief For Realtors, Parents

With stories of overcrowded preschool open houses that rival anything I've ever heard on the Upper East Side, I've always figured the schools issue in up-and-coming Brooklyn was a ticking time bomb. And with the release of the school report...
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Permis De Construire, Nominally Sofa-Shaped Blocks By Matali Crasset

Now that Matali Crasset has been identified as the ingenius behind the foam-block-sofa made from cheapass-immigrant-plaid-shopping bags concept, her new Permis de Construire [Construction Permit] sofa for Domeau & Peres fits even more comfortably within her oeuvre. [Though I'm...
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Posted by greg at 9:09 AM | Comments (2)

Three's A Torendo: Sweet Wooden House Blocks In Japan

Shinichiro Nakahara is the Minoru Mori of gorgeous-grain, house-shaped wood blocks. With their single painted roof side, Gochi's toy-sized House Blocks are the genre's [relatively] flashy Roppongi Hills. Meanwhile, Landscape Products' artisanal paper and printing company, Papier Labo has gotten...
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Some Puzzle Furniture From Tokyo Designers Week

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } puzzle pillows, originally uploaded by INV/ALT. Hmm, maybe I won't try so hard to find...
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The Buena Vista Rocking Chair Club

I'm sure I'll catch hell from the Cubanistas at Miami Art Basel for mentioning this, but Miguel Garces Luis Ramirez is Cuba's foremost artist working in the medium of rocking chairs. An exhibition of his oeuvre opened last month...
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