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From Barnwood to Beautiful Media Cabinets and Consoles: Made in USA

The industrial look is still going strong as is the demand for recycled materials. Here’s a product line that combines both:

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!Wood that once stood as barn walls on the prairies of America has been combined with industrial accents and made into beautiful sets of media cabinets and consoles at the Sundance Catalog . The Sliding Door Media Cabinet has multiple storage shelves and sliding panels that resemble barn doors.The console, too, shares the industrial look combined with a rustic weathered feel.To see more USA-made items, including additional barnwood designs, go here.

Regards, Kathy


Makers of the Famed “Floyd Leg” Expand Product Line

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!With the popularity of tiny houses and small-space living, an invention that allows you to make a table disappear was sure to be a hit. That’s what the folks from Floyd accomplished several years ago with the introduction of the Floyd Leg.
We bought a set of coffee table height legs at the time, rounded up some teakwood from a crumbling bench and Voila! A lovely modern piece.   Depending on the top you use, you can stow it away, use it as a piece of wall art, etc., so it allows your creative side to shine through.
So what’s new from Floyd?  Well, check out the Floyd Platform Bed. It’s a similar concept to the table, but results in a minimalist sleeping environment.The new Floyd Coat Rack is capable of holding up to 25 lbs of stuff. Use your imagination – this is a utility piece and you can hang a lamp on it if you are so inclined.We’ve also purchased the taller table legs and stored them away until our planned down-sizing. We love the fact that the items are made in America, are minimalist and super functional.



New Space Age Wall Art: Made in USA

Retro space images are back in style! Brighten up your walls with the once-futuristic artwork of mid-Century America.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!The collection of retro Space Age wall art shown here is, well…out of this world! No need to frame these beauties – they are already printed on stretched canvas with fade-resistant inks. Design inspirations range from the 1930s through the 1960s.Check out the full collection here..

The Latest Designs from a Famed American Furniture Maker

We’ve decided to expand our “What’s New” feature from one week to two. Hope you enjoy it.We’ve visited the Thomas Moser store in Boston several times and been amazed by the design perfection of its product line. Though its inspiration comes from 18th century America, this furniture would be at home in any modern room. The company’s two newest products are the Foreside Bed, shown at the top of the page, and the Hoops Mirror line.The mirrors, available in three sizes, take design cues from Shaker boxes and traditional mirrors, but have a modern twist. They are offered in walnut, white oak, and cherry.

The bed is almost stark in its simplicity, but a closer look reveals details that suggest a traditional Windsor Chair. Below are a few shots we took on our most recent trip to the store, located at:
19 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
phone: 617-224-1245

Regards, Kathy

New, Modern Sleeper Sofas: Made in USA

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Apt 2B, a company that makes some very attractive modern chairs and sofas in the USA, says that it has repeatedly received requests from customers to create a sleeper sofa. They recently decided to respond and you can see their new sleeper sofa designs here.

Below are a few examples of the line, which has both queen-size and apartment sleeper sofas in a wide variety of fabrics.

According to Apt 2B, “Our queen-size and apartment sleeper sofas are made in the U.S. with the finest craftsmanship. In fact, most are constructed right in Los Angeles, with certified sustainable, locally sourced materials, so they appeal to the environmentalist in you while not costing a fortune. They have features like solid wood frames, thick innerspring pillow top mattresses, high-density foam cushions and breathable hypo-allergenic fabrics that are easily cleaned.”


To see all the Made-in-USA merchandise at Apt 2B, go here.