Thursday, April 29, 2010

Product 60: IKEA Godmorgen/Bredviken

IKEA, the wonderdog of inexpensive decor, also offers fixtures, appliances, even entire kitchens for the choosing. One such chic and cheap cathroom solution is the Godmorgen/Bredviken sink cabinet. Hard on the ears, but easy on the eyes, this two-drawer easy fix is a neat $564.00, and sports two drawers, a two-basin single sink, and three sixes, and three shades of birch to choose from. The basins are a polyester/crushed marble blend. Drawers are fully extendable--so nice when rooting for something in a hurry--and come with dividers to better organize bathroom life. This particular model of the Godmorgen series can be ordered with four drawers and two separate sinks. More? if you please.

Product 59: Arc Com Textiles, Quad print

Crisp lines and rich tones create a versatile design that would look as pretty on the wall as on a scarf, here in Arc Com's Quad Pattern. Black Cherry, Terracotta, and Godiva are featured here, but these beauties are just three of the 7 sisters of Quad. All are a part of Arc Com's Eco-Tex line with 66% recycled content in the weave, and are made with a NanoTex finish. Quad scored 70,000 in the abrasion test, and prices are upon request. Width is 54", repeat is about 3" square.
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Product 58: Knoll Generation Chair

Sit how you want. It's that simple. Sit how YOU want, not how some factory engineer decided you should sit. Generation Chair, a collaboration project from Knoll and Formway Design, makes everybody happy. Tall, short, wide, narrow, fat, skinny, long-legged but short-waisted or long-torsoed but short-armed, old, young, eco-conscious, design conscious, gadget conscious... Generation is the answer to the age-old design quandary of which office chair to pick, whether it is for 65 cubicles or just one corner office. Generation sports 3 major awards and countless accolades, is made with minimal materials (those few used all contain recycled content), and has little or no off-gassing. After trying one out, this blogger has been smitten with chair envy. Nothing matches the comfort this Rolls Royce offers. It really is that simple. For your own dose of chair envy, see or .

Product 57: Armstrong MetalWorks Mesh

Armstrong Ceiling Systems now includes a metal mesh grid system, a neat spin on the average 2' x 2' square acoustical panel. This perforated metal allows for acoustical absorption, air circulation, and an exciting design aesthetic. 10 colors and 18 designs are available, but custom RAL colors can be ordered, too. MetalWorks can be ordered in a mesh or woven design, and the two can be specified to be interchangeable within the same grid, to add visual interest or to fill a structural need. The tiles lay in a 15/16" grid with borders or finished edges. And, other Armstrong decorative ceiling systems are compatible with MetalWorks Mesh as well, like Formations Clouds. For more, see .

Product 56: Shaw Twist Carpeting

Twist style carpeting is silkier, softer, and just plain shaggier than the fluff in a mid-century ranch style house. The nylon Lonely Hearts line comes in 21 colors and starts at $12.50 per square foot, at 12'0 wide. Backing is Softbac Platinum, and personal favorite colors are Pearl Essence, Spicy, and Garden Grove. All Shaw carpets are low emissions and have earned the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus certification. For more fluff in your life, visit .

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Product 55: Moen Bathroom Faucets, Eva

Moen Incorporated makes beautiful plumbing fixtures to fit a wide variety of needs and lifestyles. Here, the Eva bathroom faucet is ADA-compliant and WaterSense approved (that means it's more efficient and eco-friendly). High durability, three finishes: Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and available at Lowe's Home Depot, and Menard's to name a few. From approximately $225.05, though who knows what that extra nickel is for... See for more information.

Product 54: Acoustimac, LLC Acousticart Panels

Digital Wall Art is one of the Design industry's latest crazes, but sometimes more practical issues must be dealt with instead. Here, Acoustimac has solved one of them by marrying Wall Art with Acoustical panels to create...Acousticart, of course. Simple 3-step process: upload picture(s), order panels in proper size, install. Reasonably priced, high durability, and just plain good-lookin', Acousticart can be used in studios, restaurants, or retail spaces. Sizes and prices are subject to change because of a sale, but here they are: 2' x 2' is $125, 3' x 2' is $189, and 4' x 2' is $229. Check out these and other neat products, including a DIY section, at .