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….

5 Star Ratings Everyday

I don’t know about you, but when I’m shopping for anything, I always check out the customer reviews for a first hand opinion. Do I need to size up or down? Are these shoes really comfortable or an unusual form of torture? Reviews really come in handy, especially when dealing with furniture! We can sing the praises of our selection of fabulous furnishings all…

Gus Modern: We Love This Stuff

We love the clean lines and effortless chic of Gus Modern’s collection of sofas sectionals and chairs … and everything else they offer for that matter. Feast your eyes on these fresh, Gussied-up spaces: We love the clean lines and effortless chic of Gus Modern’s collection of sofas sectionals and chairs … and everything else they offer for that matter. Feast your eyes on these…

Eclectic Harmony using SmartSpace

Oftentimes, one’s dream home doesn’t follow any single aesthetic or style. Thankfully, it seems that many people are pulling away from the purchase of room sets with matching dining tables, dining chairs, console tables and chests. Style is getting more eclectic Your utopian space might incorporate a minimalist sofa, a modern dining table, vintage family heirloom dresser, and mid-century modern side chairs. If your aim…

Innovative Innovation

What do you get when you combine a sleeper chair and a sleeper sofa? A sectional. Let me explain. Innovation Oldschool Chesterfield Sofa Bed and Lounge Chair The above photo shows the Innovation Chesterfield Multifunctional Lounge Chair and Sofa Bed used together to make a sectional. Live in a small NYC apartment and want a flexible setup? This is your winner. You can have a sofa and chair for everyday sitting to read…

Niels Diffrient Passes Away

Designer Niels Diffrient, the “Grand-daddy of Ergonomics,” passed away yesterday. Not only did Diffrient design many of Humanscale’s top selling chairs of today, but he also influenced industrial design over the last several decades – touching everything from the sewing machine to airline livery. We’ve recounted his rich history in the design world here. If you have the opportunity, watch his TED talk (below)….

Inside the Embody Chair

I sit in an Embody Chair for 9 hours or so every day, five days a week, 50 weeks of the year. You get the point; I’m a sedentary worker. If it weren’t for the ping pong table I might never make it back onto my feet during the workday. I sit in an Embody Chair for 9 hours or so every day, five days a week, 50…

Trend Tuesday: Mixed Dining Chairs

Eclectic … daring … taboo. My design sensibility doesn’t fall very close to the tree. I grew up in a house with a dining table paired with matching chairs; the wallpaper pattern was repeated in the accent pillows. Perhaps that is from where my love for patterns stemmed. However, none of these home decor rules are taken into consideration in my house these days….