Gift Ideas from Design Milk’s Jaime Derringer

We can feel the Holidays approaching. It’s gift-giving time again, and we’re all looking for a special gift for that special person. And when we’re looking for ideas, what’s better than getting recommendations from people who know good design? This year we asked Jaime Derringer, Founder & Executive Editor of Design Milk, to provide us with a list of her favorite gift ideas. Design Milk is known for its wide-ranging…

Modu-licious: What’s in a Name?

The Blu Dot Modu-licious Collection has been around for a while – and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. Right now all the pieces in the collection are on sale with the rest of Blu Dot during the 20/20 Sale. So why is this stuff so popular? Its staying power can be easily attributed to two factors. 1) It looks rad. There aren’t…

Apartment Space Saving Tips

When I moved to New York City, I had visions of an apartment with 20 foot ceilings, exposed brick, windows stretching from the floor to the ceiling, populated with mid-century modern furnishings. What I got was a room that could barely fit my full size bed. Space was not available in abundance and all my efforts went toward conserving it. Rigging shelves to the…

Home Decor – Before and After

Design on Demand is one of our maxims here at Smart Furniture. This saying directs everything we do as we strive to provide our customers with an offering of products that can be customized to meet their unique design sensibilities and needs. For example, one chair can manifest in 1000 different ways as combinations are added or subtracted at your will – and we try…

Cherner & Carl Hansen – A Perfect Match

Carl Hansen tables and chairs, including the much-applauded Wishbone Chair. These clean Danish modern pieces are some of the world’s most balanced furniture designs. In addition, Cherner dining storage  is one of our featured lines. The way the two makers fit together is a sight to behold, and creates some of the most welcoming, graceful lines the dining room has ever seen. Cherner cabinets provide a…

The Maharam Shell Chair Project by Carl Hansen

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary and ICFF, the perpetually innovative Hans Wegner Shell Chair serves as a foil for Maharam’s diverse range of textiles, including homespun wool textures, re-editioned designs of the Wiener Werkstätte and Alexander Girard, and collaborations with Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith.Twenty special Shell Chairs, each with a different Maharam textile and coordinating wood frame, have been editioned as part of…

Charles Pollock Remembered

This is a sad designer profile, one for which we wish the circumstances were different. We’re accustomed to profiling either living designers or those who have passed away long ago. But the recent passing of Charles Pollock makes us stop and think for a while; life is fragile and beautiful, and when it’s cut short too soon we all experience loss in some way….