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    October 3, 2014
    U Make It

    These super cool modular storage units from Urban Outfitters are part of a project in which the company asked design students to create something amazing. Three designs were chosen. This one is from Gustavo Quintana-Kennedy of Guatemala City, Guatemala. $79 per module online only.


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    September 4, 2014
    Hot Off the Presses

    I’ve always had trouble parting with old magazines – especially cooking and decorating magazines. In fact, I still have an entire box of Domino Magazines wedged under my bed. That’s why I love the idea of repurposing a stack of magazines as the support for a picture ledge. It might just be time for me to dust off those back issues. Via Wit and Delight.


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    September 3, 2014
    Ikea Hack: Mid-Century Sideboard

    Most Ikea hacks are too complicated for me to tackle, but this simple change really makes all the difference. The folks at ikeahackers.net took a plain Expedit shelf and added 12mm plywood and mid-century legs. All it took was liquid nails, four table legs and some screws. Via Poppytalk.


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    August 25, 2014
    DIY Temptation

    This 4040 Locust industrial storage rack is the perfect candidate for a weekend DIY project. You could easily put the whole thing together with threaded pipe fittings and wood from Home Depot. Home Depot will cut wood for you, so you wouldn’t need anything more than a drill. If you like the copper accents (and who wouldn’t), I would recommend faking them with copper metallic paint from Rust-Oleum. But if you’re not up for a big project, you can buy this at Urban Outfitters for $498.


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    August 14, 2014
    Storsele Rattan Chair

    This rattan chair from Ikea has great lines. Especially for a piece that only costs $119. Based on what I’ve seen from the new Ikea catalog, it looks as though it will be available in a natural finish as well.


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    August 11, 2014
    Upstairs Downstairs

    Gorgeous staircase bookshelves via Curbly.

     


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    August 1, 2014
    Kinda Trippy

    At first glance, West Elm’s Boxes + Planes Bookshelf (tall pictured above) made my eyes go a little crossed. But when you see the styled-out short version looks really fantastic. The tall shelf is an especially great deal at $499. The short shelf is $399.


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    July 30, 2014
    Ikea 2015 Catalog Highlights

    I got my 2015 Ikea catalog in the mail yesterday and was happy to see some eye-catching new styles. I’m a huge fan of the Busunge extendable twin bed frame above ($189 and not available online or in stores yet). The catalog features it in blue, but it looks like it will come in pink as well.

    I’m also eagerly awaiting the PS 2014 storage table ($69 and not available in my local stores yet).

    I think this Nordli 12 drawer chest ($499 and not on the site yet) is ripe for hacking. According to the catalog, Nordli is also modular and can be built out high or wide. I could see it with some mid century legs, but I’m unclear as to whether it would be possible to ad them.

     


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    July 22, 2014
    Wicker, Man

    Well, technically this chair is teak and rattan, but you know what I mean. I love the deco design. The price, not so much. Handwoven Boline Chair, $998 at Anthropologie.


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    July 17, 2014
    New School Desk

    This New School Desk from The Land of Nod is super sleek. It only has a 10.5″ clearance for your legs, so it wouldn’t work as a desk for everyone. I’d be tempted to use it as a display shelf or plant stand. $399.


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