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07-08-2011, 11:19 PM
I know a bunch of us are pervy for Eames chairs, wood burl tables, prefab housing, cork floors, goofy pink household objects, and the like. We should swap cool things we've seen.
My favorite thing today is the Archipod (http://www.archipod.com/en-us/index.php). I mean, look at it! Giant prefab shingled TARDIS-like ball-shaped office pod! Ergonomic desk with bespoke drawers! Portholes! C'mon, Tiger, this one has it all.
07-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Nice thread, J. I will be visiting often.
As you and Chad know, we're a big fan of prefab and are seriously considering our next home to be one. Our first find is HOM design. (https://www.homlifestyle.com/) The design is simple and easily expandable from 1K - 3K square feet. The overall appearance is more traditional but with a particular contemporary simplicity that is very appealing to me. We first saw the HOM structure at the Dwell on Design LA show in 2009. This year, the showcase structure was made by Ecofabulous. (http://www.ecofabulous.com/modernliving/) It's a wonderful and smart design at only 550 square feet. The design is apparently expandable to larger floor spaces, which I'd actually need for a full time residence. The house is currently being auctioned off on eBay (http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=dwellondesign&clk_rvr_id=246669767454&afsrc=1) for charity which is totally cool.
07-14-2011, 12:53 PM
Recently spied at the Dwell on Design LA show, this chair designed (and likely built) by Sam Maloof. My brother got to meet the master craftsman years ago and supplied hardwoods to his shop in Southern CA. I've seen Sam's chairs on exhibition in art galleries and museums, including the Smithsonian. His work is being carried on my his apprentices. If I win the lottery, I'll be buying one of these rockers.
Sam Maloof Rocker: DOD2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/modern_artifacts/5873764356/) by Terry.Tyson (http://www.flickr.com/people/modern_artifacts/), on Flickr
07-14-2011, 01:43 PM
I enjoyed the look on that guy's face when I related how my old shop teacher would mark areas he thought needed more sanding with a black Sharpie.
Everything in that booth was stunning.
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