Why should a tabletop be a simple slab of wood or glass and not a means of showing-off things that are important to you?
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Michael Graham has the answer with dining tables and coffee tables that can be used to display keepsakes, store wine and more!
He designs and creates his furniture in the Los Angeles Arts District with the help of his faithful companion, Dr. Watson. The pieces are made with wood from 1920’s factories, 90-year-old grape crates and other repurposed materials.I especially love this Shadowbox Table, where I could show off some of my WWII aviation items. My Dad’s service in the Army Air Corps inspired my collection and it would be great to see the aviator goggles, leather fighter pilot’s cap, and colorful post cards on view every day. Michael Graham says he uses the table he built for himself to display books and hide the TV remote from Dr. watson.
His most stunning design may be this industrial floor lamp made out of wine barrel rings , a vintage surveyor’s tripod and an Edison style LED bulb. Enjoy browsing.
We can’t resist a product that is modern, well-designed and Made-in America. That’s how we ended up with two items from Floyd Design LLC in our home. The company has some newer items we wanted to tell you about.
The Table (yes, that’s its name) measures 32″ x 60″, and features a linoleum surface on birch plywood. It comes in two colors and is easy to assemble.Then there’s this cool little Side Table, which is designed to go together without tools and features a durable surface. It comes in four colors and is 15″ in diameter.There’s a lot more to see on the Floyd site, so check them out!
When you’re reading about men’s style and you see a promo that says “built like a military truck,” you just have to check it out.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!The product was a super-rugged, Made-in-America backpack that’s part of the Military Tarp Collection by Defy Designs of Chicago. This backpack, along with a duffel shown above, and a weekender bag shown below, are made from the same, ultra-tough 22 oz water-repellent M35 vinyl/canvas used on military vehicles.
Yet, despite their brawn, these bags still appear sleek and you can go about your day without looking like you’re headed out on a Secret Op.
Straps are padded and made from the same heavy duty webbing material that makes up military seatbelt. The zippers are even water repellent. All of the bags in this collection are designed to meet carry- on requirements and are made in Chicago.
Do you have a chair that can rival Martin Crane’s battered recliner on “Frazier?” If you’re ready to trade up, now is a great time.
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La-Z-Boy has a sale going on, where you can pick-up an awesomely comfortable, American-made recliner at a reduced price. Even better, the company now offers many other furniture items also included in the sale. (The link takes you to the La-Z-Boy front page. Scroll down and click on the ad for the coupon event.)Set up your media room with multi-seat recliners.
Refresh your den furniture with some cozy new pieces. And lots more. Check it out!
Sure, you can go to a big-box store and buy a mass-produced planter for a song. We think there’s a lot more satisfaction in buying an artisan-made, all-American item.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!This limited edition collection of colorful modern planters was created by the husband and wife team of Kat Hutter and Roger Lee. He’s a ceramic artist who creates the shapes; she’s a painter who creates the colorful designs.
The colors, in this case, were inspired by the landscape of the West Coast. Each planter is slip-cast in durable stoneware.