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The LaVista Bedroom Collection from Jelínek
Though family-owned furniture brand Jelínek (based in the Czech town of Valašské Meziříčí) was founded in 1897, this is the first time in its long history that the company has worked with a designer to produce a contemporary collection of solid wood...
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Vineyard Haven Hammock
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning...
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Upcycled iMac Pet Bed
The '90s stay alive—for your animals at least—with this upcycled iMac pet bed. This isn't some nostalgic reproduction, this is the actual shell of a candy-colored computer hollowed out to make room for a cozy nook for a small dog or cat.
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Oasis by Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright
Strong storytelling plays a vital role in the work of Klára Šumová. Through her interior objects of various typologies and scales, the designer explores poetry and stories in design. Šumová debuted several years ago with her elegant Love floor lamp...
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Nifty Clear Cot
For non-traditional parents, this designer cot ticks all the right boxes. The clear acrylic bar-free sides allow parents to check in from afar and keeps baby limbs safely inside, while the sleek walnut timber exterior looks sharp and is sourced from...
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Habitat Valencia 2011, Part Two
A slightly more sober follow-up to last week's report on anthropomorphic design spied at Habitat Valencia, here we've surveyed the best in clever furniture solutions from Spain. The following spans ideas for minimalists who don't even want to own candleholders...
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Best of CH 2010: Top Five Cool Hunting Videos
Another great year for Cool Hunting Video, 2010 saw a cast of fantastic characters from Brooklyn to Bristol. While each video is its own compelling story, some of our personal favorites are highlighted below. Micachu and the Shapes We got an inside...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Hästens
In this video, we visit the family-run business Hästens at their factory in Köping, Sweden where they've been building their notoriously luxurious beds for five generations. Johan Luukas leads the tour, while senior project manager Perry...
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Hästens Beds: Hands-On Review
Few of us can boast that we sleep in the bed of Scandinavian royalty but a new offering from Hästens—supplier of beds to the King and Queen of Sweden—gives you some idea. The 157-year-old company's state...
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Urban Dreams Pet Bed
by Kori Schulman Hiding the hair-covered fleece pet bed when guests arrive is a thing of the past thanks to Chicago-based UDX Designs's Urban Dreams pet bed. With design cues making it at home alongside a Ligne Roset bed or other similarly sleek...
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Pillow Speakers
Surprisingly useful, these pillow speakers have the potential to transform sleeping experiences. Rather than getting up to adjust the volume or sleeping supine to accommodate headphones, with these two different systems listening is comfortable and...
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Bed
Few stores out there offer to give you just what you want in bed, but a great little shop in Vancouver called "Bed" (that also sells online) has made that its motto. For several years, Bed has been offering some of the most unique bedding...
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Ooba Conversion Kit
Chicago-based furniture company Ooba (makers of the decidedly un-precious conversion kit ($250) which extends the usefulness of the bassinet by transforming it into a play table and toy bin. In keeping with their mission to "create a simpler...
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Girl Power at GroovyQ
Does your bed need a makeover? GroovyQ has just launched their newest Dirty Linens patterns, Girl Power and Vice. A provocative addition to their Tom of Finland toile. All patterns are also now available on boxers, lounge pants and wrapping paper...
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Sonno Mattress
Before I even get in to the details, just understand the beauty of this mattress is in the packaging and shipping. Over the weekend I helped a friend assemble a new bed from DWR. Among the many packages was a very dense roll that was labeled Sonno...
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Cinema Bed
The Via Ruf Betten Cinema Bed takes this home multimedia craze to another level. For $20,000 you get a complete home theater system at the foot of your bed that is remote controlled and collapsible right into the footboard. A shelf for the projector...