| Aug 26, 2008
| 4:22 PM
I came across this quote on the window of a store in Evanston, Ill. called Design Within Reach. First of all, I thought it was a funny place to hang that incredibly elaborate Swarovski crystal chandelier, and then I thought......
| May 9, 2009
Designed in the early 1960s by Gloria Caranica, the Red Ball Rocker remains a masterful abstraction of the traditional rocking horse. Industrial Woodworking Corp., the Michigan company that until recently manufactured the toy for Design Within Reach, is...
| Jan 10, 2009
Thwart Design’s Rob Price, who has gained a cult following for parodies of Design Within Reach, does take some things seriously. For space-starved traditionalists and modern ironists, his grandfather clock is a fresh take on the classic timepiece....
| Jan 10, 2009
Danish designer Jens Risom's first foray into creating furniture for modern American homes was the 666 WSP, an instantly recognizable World War II-era chair with a beech frame and webbing made from parachute straps. Later, in 1949, designing for the...
| May 7, 2006
Picking plants to build a beautiful container can be as confusing, intimidating and gratifying as choosing paints to redo your home. So many plants to choose from. What will work with what? But, in the end, it's your creation and, hopefully, a beautiful...
| Feb 7, 2009
Timed to the start of Palm Springs Modernism Week, furnishings retailer Design Within Reach will open its first Annex on the West Coast, with overstock furniture, customer returns, floor samples and discontinued lines offered at 20% to 75% off. The new...
| Sep 13, 2008
AT 22, Pierre André Senizergues moved from the suburbs of Paris to skateboarding's Valhalla: Venice Beach. "I was living in a Ford Econoline van for the first six months," he says, adding that his next home was a Manhattan Beach surf shack where he paid...
| Oct 11, 2008
After a long emphasis on designer furniture, Design Within Reach has launched Tools for Living, a 1,500-square-foot store adjacent to the Santa Monica DWR with about 900 accessories for the home and office. Tools for Living will focus on "finding...
| Feb 21, 2008
If you're the kind of homeowner who likes to redecorate frequently, you know that painting or wallpapering an entire room can be daunting. It's time to welcome an easier solution: wall decals.
If those words make you think of cartoon characters, tacky...
| Jun 26, 2008
When it first appeared in 2000, Philippe Starck's Bubble Club seemed a strange hybrid: a 21st century plastic seat with the roll arms of a 19th century chair. Now, with the advent of Minimalist Baroque styling in home decor, it makes real sense. Until...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 2:57 PM
To create the visually light, organic modern effects in the Lookout house, Bertram Architects of Los Angeles used the following resources:
Cork floor: Four bedrooms are lined with oil-finished Marmol tiles by Natural Cork. They can be ordered through...