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Office Alfresco: 1958

Somewhere around Los Angeles circa 1958. "Aluminum Group furniture (chairs, ottomans, tables) designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller Inc." Our third behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world of furniture modeling. Large format negative from the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. View full size.

The Russian Space Sex Lizards Are Dead

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I hope you're sitting down on a piece of comfortable patio furniture this Labor Day, for I have tidings of great sorrow: the Russian space sex lizards have died. Read more...

Handcrafted Para Hammock is Made From Over 700 Pieces of Walnut

Hammocks are usually made for the outdoors, but Los Angeles-based furniture designer Chaffee Graham has created a stylish wooden version that we're convinced would look just as great as an indoor statement piece. Designed by Graham's furniture company 4th

Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro Fuse LEGO and IKEA Furniture Into Beautiful Sculptures

Today we come across the beautiful work of artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. The collaborating artists currently have a show at the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney. “‘Venereal Architecture’ investigates the typologies of… Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro Fuse LEGO and IKEA Furniture Into Beautiful Sculptures is a post by David Fischer on Highsnobiety.

Survey: Furniture Companies Dropping Flame Retardants

It's been a good month for sustainable furniture advocates in California. The state's recent update of TB 117, which in effect allows furniture manufacturers to drop flame retardants from their product ingredients, is having a noticeable effect on the industry, according to the Center for Environmental Health. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Faux Wood Cabinet Gets the Midas Touch

We've all seen them before: those sort of faux-wood furniture pieces that aren't exactly screaming style but could still function in your space if you need it. Instead of letting this piece stay dark and sad, Cassie gave it the Midas touch for a cabinet that now exudes sophistication. READ MORE »

Stick Insects: Create Your Own Furniture with Basic Components

Have you ever fancied yourself a furniture designer, but lack the skills required to actually make anything? Many of us have found ourselves wishing we could custom-create the perfect item of furniture or lamp for a particular task that fits perfectly into a certain space or is just the right size and height. Polish designer […]

35+ Tips, Ideas & Savvy Secrets for Your Next Thrift Shopping Trip

Poking through old furniture, stumbling on vintage gems and turning the corner to face a used piece of art that looks like it was made just for your home — the thrills of thrift shopping are plentiful. If you plan on staying away from...Show More Summary

Cara and Otis's Soft San Francisco Student Digs — House Call

Name: Cara and Otis Location: San Francisco, California This is our first home together and we are both students! As in, our budget was (and still is) extremely low. Our house is solely furnished via leftover furniture in our parents' garages, IKEA, Goodwill, and mainly the Craigslist Free section. Show More Summary

Work Sofa: Transforming Multi-Purpose Office Furniture

A series of rectilinear components come together to create anything from an unusual-looking desk to a cozy corner sofa or a combination of the two. The Work Sofa by Dutch design studio Prooff gives office workers the freedom to change their furniture around to suit their task, whether they’re making a private phone call or […]

Elegantly Connected: EMMA and EMILY Padded Chair Designs by Färg & Blanche

Swedish-French design duo Färg & Blanche has come up with two elegant padded chair designs for Swedish furniture brand Gärsnäs. EMMA (depicted in the first two photos below) is a hand-sewn, well-tailored armchair that “speaks the language of craftsmanship picking up the gauntlet. Show More Summary

Marni x Porter Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

For a limited time at the Yoshida & Co., Ltd. concept store Porter Stand, Japanese accessories brand Porter is holding a “Trunk Show” using the store’s movable trunk-shaped furniture in order to showcase their Fall/Winter 2014 collaboration… Marni x Porter Fall/Winter 2014 Collection is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

Furniture store loses costly bet after Texas A&M victory

Betting could be a dangerous thing, just ask Ashley Furniture in College Station, Texas. The store wagered that it would reimburse customers who purchased furniture between Aug. 16-27 if Texas A & M beat South Carolina by at least 10 points in the season opener.

Why Ikea's Mostly Computer Generated Catalog Will Soon Be the Norm

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The rooms in Ikea's catalogs may look like wonderlands of inexpensive furniture, but they're mostly computer generated. Like, 75 percent computer generated. The Swedish juggernaut has experimented with CG product shots for almost a decade now, and it's getting incredibly good at it. But it's far from the only company doing it. Read more...

Movie Monsters Deconstructed Into Ikea Instruction Manuals

If you have a hard time putting together a Förhöja, better not try a Brundlefly. Putting together furniture using Ikea's wordless, line-drawn instruction manuals can be a horror show, which is what it makes it a particularly good format for deconstructing Hollywood's monster squad. Show More Summary

75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery

You could have fooled us. Wait, actually, you did. The best special effects are often the ones you never notice--which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world. The Swedish furniture company has been aggressively ramping up its use of computer generated imagery in their catalogs. Show More Summary

Global Design: How Leaders and Newcomers are Crushing It by Spanning the Earth — September 17 Maker Talk with Farooq Kathwari of Ethan Allen

September 17, come hear Farooq Kathwari, CEO of furniture giant Ethan Allen speak on Global Design: How Leaders and Newcomers are Crushing It by Spanning the Earth. Come hear all about his life and business journey, and how a man from India came to run one of the largest American furniture companies, that now exports in huge quantities to Asia. Show More Summary

Kenny Hill, Texas A&M cost furniture store $1 million in win

Texas A&M's Kenny Hill helped deliver a big 52-28 win Thursday night over South Carolina, and in the process provided over $1 million in free furniture for Aggie fans.

Kenny Hill’s big performance means more than $1 million in free furniture for some Texas A&M fans

Quarterback Kenny Hill made an distinct impression on Texas A&M fans when he led the Aggies to a victory over South Carolina, 52-28, on Thursday night. Now he’s making an impression on some of his fans’ wallets, too — at least those who recently bought furniture. Allow me to explain. The Ashley Furniture store in […]

On Sale Right Now: Furniture Deals at Big Box Stores

I live in Brooklyn so trips to "Big Box" stores are few and far between and when I do go my shopping list is something like this: shampoo, paper towels, cereal bars, socks. Exciting stuff. Known for passing on big discounts through high volume sales, you may not consider this type of store when furniture shopping. Show More Summary

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