Thursday, December 22, 2005

Design Within Reach

I promised that this blog would reflect my myriad interests and idiosyncracies without regard to local customs or social taboos. In that spirit, this post represents something of a confession, and it may surprise even those of you who know me well. So here goes: I'm a full-blooded heterosexual male who also happens to be keenly interested in design. There, I'm not afraid to say it.

Design Within Reach offers some amazing pieces of functional art at prices only moderately beneath "spit take" reaction levels. Some of my favorite items include:



Sapien Bookcases:




Ideal for the bookworm who needs to store many tomes within a limited footprint.



Malena Chair:




Hard to tell from the profile view but the ladder back really gives the chair its signature look.




Eames® Soft Pad Chair (I believe these appear on the set of Stephen Colbert's show during the interview segment):






It's important to nourish the soul as well as the bile -- the political ranting, economic wonkery, and sports commentary can really mess with the chi. So be sure to recharge over the holidays by checking out these and other cool, upscale pieces. And indulge your inner architect/designer for a fraction of what you'd pay for a mid-sized American sedan or a kidney on the black market (what, you think cachet is free?).

2 comments:

Mark Copen said...

It's ok J - we're here for you! Is there anything else we need to know?

Happy Holidays!

The Fam

J Ballot said...

Thanks, Mark -- I know I can always count on you!!! And um, no, there's nothing else you need to know. For now.

Hope you guys had a fantastic xmas! Please give my best to the whole Fam!

J