Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Back of 'My Beautiful Backside' Sofa Looks As Good As The Awesome Front

This gorgeous (but, I have to admit not altogether comfortable looking) sofa "draws upon a miniature painting of a Maharani sitting on the floor of her palace, surrounded and supported by multiples of pebble shaped cushions." Which is interesting to me because when I saw it I thought it was inspired by old TVs and radios that you saw in the U.S. in the '60s and '70s. In fact, I also thought the awesome design on the back was a take-off on either an old TV test pattern or radio signal. But either way, it's a gorgeous piece with a unique shape and loads of unusual details. It's called My Beautiful Backside and comes from Doshi Levien.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Noisy Furniture Doesn't Make Any Sound But Looks Fantastic

I don't know why Noisy Furniture is called noisy since it doesn't appear to make any obvious sounds, but the amazing concept certainly deserves a loud shout out for being innovative. It's a modular system where each piece connects to the next via a dual lock. That allows you to put them together almost anyway you like, from "straight and sober" to "wild and unexpected." Personally I'm all for wild and unexpected and love the controlled chaos that can result. I'm tired of shelves that just look like variations of square and rectangular blocks. Give me some crazy tilted angles and let me shake up my perspective a little! Thanks BCXSY for expanding our horizons and giving us some options. Pricing is available on request, and there are only 21 sets available.