Desk made from old jeep hood

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This Jeep Desk made from a reclaimed hood is approximately $1700 from Canett Furniture:

Primary material: Metal Secondary material: Wood | Primary pattern: Worn out Secondary pattern: Plain

Jeep Desk (Canett Furniture via Geekologie)

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Bedroom looks like a VW microbus

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The Bun Van, designed by Circu, is a bedroom designed to look like a 1960s VW microbus.

The exterior of this piece is made in fiberglass with chrome plated finishes; the inside is made in palisander wood veneer. Inside it contains several storage compartments, a bed, a tv, a secretary, a mini bar and a sofa.

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Office chairs made out of old Vespa scooters

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Barcelona design firm Bel & Bel makes chairs out of the front farings of old Vespa scooters, with the option of working turn-signals (no side-mirrors in sight, alas). Read the rest

Serpentine vertebral modular sofa

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The DS-600, a modular sofa from Swiss manufacturer De Sede, was designed by U. Berger, E. Peduzzi Riva, H. Ulrich, K. Vogt in 1972, and remains otherworldly and wonderful. Read the rest

Gold skull armchair

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Not sure about Pesco's new throne. [HAROW via CBR]

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Shape these 120 colorful balls into perfect relaxation

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You could be lying around on this super-comfy mat of configurable balls if you have $8K lying around. Comes in blue, red, brown, and gray. Read the rest

Privacy Pop Tent sits atop bed and keeps out peepers

It seems that kids, college students living in dorms, and anyone else who shares a room would appreciate the Privacy Pop Bed Tent. Read the rest

X-Me Collection turns furniture into cross-stitch canvases

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Ellinor Ericsson's X-Me Collection weaves colorful tubes of fabric into Nordic style furniture with latticed birch backs, adding a touch of whimsy to the clean design. Read the rest

I finally 3D printed something useful

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We have two 30-year-old poolside chairs. They might be 40 years old. They are excellent metal chairs with adjustable backs. The problem was that the plastic sliders on the bottom of the legs had long ago disintegrated, leaving nothing but bare metal. So, when my wife or kids dragged the chairs across the concrete, the legs would make a brain-curdling screeching sound. I had been thinking about making wooden plugs to stick into the hollow legs like corks, but then I realized I could easily make custom sliders with my 3D printer. Read the rest

Wood furniture that unzips in a delightful way

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Sebastian Errazuriz's Wave Cabinet is made of connected movable slats that can be arranged by brushing your hand against them. Beautiful! I want a desktop sized model to fiddle with.

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Pixelkabinett is a beautiful arcade cabinet

At $4,100, this handmade midcentury-style two-player furnishing is a very expensive limited edition (of fifty). It comes with a 19" LCD display, features a glowing planetarium, and folds down "when not in use."

Most people will likely put in a computer and use it as a MAME machine, but it comes with one Jamma board for purist action. If the design looks mysteriously familiar, it's because it's the creation of Love Hulten, whose tiny R-Kaid-R graced our pixels last year. [via Uncrate] Read the rest

Porky Hefer's nest chairs and other whimsical seating

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These human-sized nests are made at the Cape Town Society for the Blind cane furniture factory in South Africa. Designer Porky Hefer collaborates with sightless workers there to make the enormous chairs. Wallpaper* has a great overview of this and other cool work coming out of Africa's design scene. Read the rest

Watch this Trioh demo: stylish rechargeable accent or emergency light

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One of my favorite crowdfunded projects is the beautiful Trioh rechargeable 3-in-1 light, which the makers claim is the "world's most beautiful flashlight." Read the rest

Katy makes couches for cats

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After Xeni posted a photo of one of my cats sleeping on a doll bed, I received an email from Katy Cone, who makes couches for cats. She offered to make a cat couch for me styled on some furniture we have in our house. I sent her this photo:

A couple of weeks later, the couch arrived. Here's Zelda, trying it out:

We've had it for about a week, and Zelda uses it several times a day. My kids want to sit in it, too, but I won't allow it. It's probably sturdy enough to support their weight, but I'm not taking a chance.

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Improved Mid-Century Modern rocking chair

My book Maker Dad has instructions for making this Mid-Century Modern rocking chair. The design is based on a chair that was built around 1950 by Alexey Brodovitch, a designer who was the art director at Harper's Bazaar from 1934 to 1958. I built Brodovitch's chair and discovered that it was not very sturdy. I changed the design to have better support, and a few iterations later came up with a chair that felt more robust.

Last week Edward Reading sent me photos of the chair he built with his son. He improved on my design: "I counter-sunk the dowels about half the thickness of the plywood, and glued them for additional support. I also notched the sides to receive the 8" brace, and glued that in as well." Good job, Ed!

Here are photos of his chair:

Ed's son is holding the peg trick, which you can see in the above video.

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Furniture from old Apple G5 towers

Klaus Geiger's concept design for minimalist furniture fashioned from the chassis of old Apple PowerMac G5 tower computers Read the rest

Airplane parts recycled into furniture

MotoArt, an outfit I've blogged before that transforms airplane parts into furniture, built this glorious conference table based on an engine scavenged from a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. (via Laughing Squid)

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