Ikea Hacker is a website that finds new uses for Ikea furniture and accessories. Some of these are quite simple and some are more involved. But all of them make me very happy an Ikea is opening in Orlando in 2007. Woo hoo!
Trendir is a great blog that tracks the hot trends in modern living accessories. It's mostly high-end luxury products (ah, that must be where the blogging money is), but you may find yourself inspired by the designs anyway. So check it out.
Looking for that small item to complement your sense of interior design, one that all your friends will talk about? Look no further than Crib Candy, a thumbnail blog with pictures and links to cool stuff for your home.
Just when I thought I'd seen everything when it came to furniture along comes Postmodern Pets. But I guess it makes sense, if the rest of your house is filled with designer mod or postmodern furniture, shouldn't your pet's spaces reflect that ethic too?
When I find
sites like The Harp Gallery I have to wonder if I should post them. You see I
love the furniture (classic and antique) that they stock and I’m afraid if I
tell everyone about the secret all the good stuff will be gone by the time I’ve
saved up enough pennies to afford said stuff. But I’m going to let the cat out
of the bag on this one and hope for the best.
If you're looking for modern design furniture you can do plenty worse than looking at Hive. Best of all Hive's studio is located back in my old haunt of Portland, Oregon. I love this Wiggle Chair by Vitra and designed by noted architect Frank O. Gehry (who designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall). Of course at $1050.00 a pop I won't be seeing one any time soon.
Electronic Furniture is the wave of the future. So say the folks at Lancaster University. They've created a set of weight sensing prototypes that might change the way we interact with furniture in our homes.
Not sure I find much use for any of this. But the idea of a home where the furniture acts both autonomously and as part of the whole suits me. If I always sit at the foot of my bed in the morning to put on my socks and shoes my bed should know that and react with a firmer mattress for that time. If I am low on shaving cream the medicine cabinet should not only know my brand but know where it is in stock and on sale. Possibly even add it to my shopping list on my handheld.