Sunday, January 28, 2007

ear. chair.

Isn't this chair CUTE? Its big head with big ears reminds me of a wittle puppy! While you're gawking at the big ears don't miss the table built into one of the arms. The idea of the Ear Chair is to "create a room in the space available, both visually and acoustically." They were originally designed for a reception area where clients were received and meetings were held. I'm not clear if you can actually buy one or not.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

lulu's. hideaway.

Since this is under the Pet Project section of I.D. Chicago I'm assuming Lulu is supposed to be some type of animal who likes funky modern furniture. In this case, an acrylic geometric house thingie that's 17.7" per side, white on the outside and puruple on the inside. Gotta be honest, don't think there is a chance in hell of getting Lulu or any other pet into this 2001: A Space Odyssey looking piece, but I give it high marks for trying. If you do have a pet that you think will call this baby home, it will cost you or the precious pet $550.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

love. letter. light.

This one's a little complicated so I'm going to let the text on the Plushpod site (where I found this) speak for itself:

"Love letter is a series of lighting sculptures which emit soft ambient lighting through the use of an electroluminescent film suspended within a translucent envelope. Using a dry erase marker a message can be written directly on the film, which will then glow like candlelight as the surrounding light darkens. If desired, a thin object such as a leaf can be inserted into the envelope to create a different effect. The position of the light source, the suspended electroluminescent film, can be adjusted to create a greater or lesser bow in the support wire." whit

That's exactly what I was going to say! The base of the light can either be a felt "rock" (i.e. a lot of felt compacted together) or "a white marble cylinder that is an actual core from the making of the marble base of the Arco lamp, designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962." Whoa.

But the coolness does not stop there...nope, no sir! Get this: "The power source to the film is low voltage (DC 12v) allowing to display the inner workings of the power inverter as a mini city scape, rather than hiding this part away in a black box." Follow the link to Plushpod's sites for a picture of this wonder.

Runs $450 with the felt or $390 with the marble, although shipping is free.