Sunday, 23 September 2012


The master of female furniture is surely Allen Jones. Best known for Kubrick's Korova Milk Bar homage (as Jones refused to create the works for free).

Jones' sculptures are known as 'forniphallic', and when they first appeared in the early 70s were an instant international sensation. I think the set below (with Allen in his flat) was produced as an edition of 5, one of which was bought by Kym Bonython and destroyed in a bush fire, one is in Belgium in the home of a wealthy collector, and I think the other have been split and are scattered in galleries around the world (the Tate has the chair, Moma has the table). They are definitely high on my "when I win the lotto" list.

Other purveyors of kinky homewares include:

Peter Rolfe's Dali inspired drawers

Kobi Levi's 'Blow-up Doll' shoes

Jonas Lönborg's chandelier 

And some other notable naughtiness:

And just to gender balance, there is "The Butler" table by Ron Gilad

Sunday supper...

Enhance even a cereal-based culinary experience with a quirky dining table. Cheaper than a sculpture. Sometimes.

And if you need your furniture a little more interactive, these amazing heat sensitive "Linger a little longer" bench sets by Aussie designer Jay Watson will make every meal fun. And possibly encourage you to lose weight.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Flat envy...

A winning combination of OTT original features and slightly scruffy fixtures and fittings. Charming in a way that only the french can be, a lesson in "nonchalance chic" by shoe designer  Rodolphe Menudier 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Mood lighting...

Another poorly-edited deluge of attractive and inspirational lighting, mostly in chandelier form:

And now for something completely different...

Have doors, love ping pong?

The clouds are coming...

So take cover under the  cloud umbrella by Dutch designer Joonsoo Kim.

Installation by Caitlind r.c. Brown

Floor & pendant lamps by Zhao Liping.

Lamps and ceiling lights by Tadao Shimizu

Jeff Zimmerman chandelier at Design Miami 2010.

Nimbus lights by  Mosley meets Wilcox.