Saturday, March 22, 2008

Milk Carton Vase Not Really For Milk, But For Flowers

There's probably not a lot of places in your house the Carton Vase will fit in, but I'm going out on a limb here to say maybe, oh, the kitchen could be a good place. It's super cheap, selling for just $6.95, which may be why CB2 says "We've had amazing demand for this item. It's currently out of stock, but we'll have more ready to ship end of May." Huh. Lotta kitchens out there with flowers in them I guess. I like it, but not sure it'd fit into my decor.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bovist is a pillow, stool and ottoman...with a handle

Bovist does a lot of jobs for a relatively simple arrangement of linen filled with polystyrene beads. It can serve as a floor pillow, a stool or an ottoman, and it comes with a unique -- if rather odd -- crocheted handle to help you carry it around in any of its incarnations. With bold patterns and multi-colored fabric it definitely makes a design statement, although the handle seems like a bit of an afterthought. It's somewhat on the small side at 15" x 21", and rather on the expensive side at $750. Maybe it's priced $250 per function?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Concrete Bowl Looks Kind of Soft Actually

Yes, the Concrete Bowl is actually made out of concrete. No, it doesn't look like it. That's because it's made with an eggcrate pattern and sort of scrunched up looking. It's billed as "A true conversation piece with room for your personal display!" Not really buying that. But it is pretty cool looking and would probably look good if you have one of those home with an unfinished, exposed material look. Not sure why something made out of such a cheap material costs $150, but that's what it will run you.