Friday, May 04, 2007

Spring Sample Sale and Dallas Market Center

From the D-Shops blog:

Head on down to Market Hall for "Goods to Go" -- a huge spring sample sale by the Dallas Market Center.

Find the hottest apparel, decorative accessories, gifts, jewelry, furniture and manufacturer samples and more -- all at deep DEEP discounts! Admission is $6, there's free parking and lavish prize giveaways!

It kicks off today and you have until Sunday to shop!

Make's Urban Bazaar

Find one of a kind and handmade home decor, art, photography, jewelry, and fashion at this weekend's Make Urban Bazaar. This year's Bazaar is at the Dallas Farmers Market in Shed 4. For more information, click here.

Tiny Houses

The craze to build ever-larger new homes is dwindling. Maybe it's the new media focus on green living. Maybe we're all just sick of cleaning. Whatever the case, the tiny home is hip. You don't even have to live in a studio in the city to live small. Tiny houses are popping up all over the country.

When I was a kid, I used to go out to the backyard and pretend I had to survive there. I figured out which weeds I could eat. I would build a lean-to out of the scrap wood my dad kept behind the garden. I even made a bow and arrow with some small branches, fishing line, and a few feathers.

In the same way that "surviving" the backyard offered adventurous appeal in the safety of my suburban yard, there's a romantic appeal in the thought of a tiny house. The stature lends a story-book quality to a necessity. You're making the choice to accept the inherent challenge of in living in a small space and making it beautiful.

If you also wax poetic about tiny homes, dwelling on memories of dollhouses and tree-forts, check out The site offers a gallery of tiny houses straight out of our childhood play-house dreams.

Via Black. White. Bliss.

Silhouette Wall Light

When turned off, the Silhouette wall light looks like a plain, white rectangle. But when turned on with the pull of the cord, the a glowing light in the shape of a light appears. The piece is made of MDF board and fire resistant fabric..

Wall Light
23.6"W x 13.75"H x 5"D

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Cooler Takes on the Classics

Metropolitan Home (they have furniture now) and Williams Sonoma have some very cool takes on classic furnishings. I've posted more about both over at Shak in Style.

Foley Tray Top Table

It looks like plastic, but it's hardwood coated with lacquer.

Bedside table to breakfast in bed. Tres Classy.

The Foley Tray Top Table from Williams Sonoma Home, $395.

A Couple of Cool Clicks

The Lady Marmalades Bowls for clotted cream and marmalade, neither of which I've ever tired. I'm a total sucker for anthropomorphized housewares.

Via Crib Candy.

Urban scenic illustrations applied to ceramic vases. These look very large, but it's hard to judge the scale in these photos.

Via Poppy Talk.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ever-Changing Cabinet

A cabinet made from rotating billboard materials.

Via AdverLab.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bookcase + Chair = Pure Poetry

Where has this been all my life? I saw this chair-bookcase hybrid on Apartment Therapy this morning and it made my week. This is an ideal solution for a small living room or really any room. Imagine a cozy nook in your bedroom with all of your books and magazines tucked neatly into your favorite chair.

Bibliochaise from Nobody&Co.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Pier One Sale

Pier One is having a sale through 5/19. There are several very well-priced pieces listed under furniture on their site.

I like this Miso shelf now $224.50 (down from $449) and this Resa side chair for $49.75 (down from $200!).

Via AT:LA.