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Pasha: Yet Another Polycarbonate Chair

Monday, June 6th, 2011
By Christa Terry

I love ghost chairs. The originals, the knock offs, the rentals at events. Whatever. Clear chairs, basically plastic and line produced, very cool. Why? Because they look pretty damn sharp mixed in with regular decor. That’s modern or classic, whatever, as long as there is some color there. Should you go out and fill up your digs with polycarbonate chairs and plastic tables and so on? Nah. That’s the recipe for ending up looking like a specialty shop that’s trying to hard. But one or even two clear plastic chairs? Very cool.

Pasha in the wild

Pasha and a friend

Pasha at home

This particular polycarbonate chair is Pasha, designed by Marco Pocci and Claudio Dondoli for Pedrali, and it also comes in black and white for those who like the fantastic plastic but not so much the clear aesthetic as much as I do.


Simplicity In Action: It Pays to Be Simple

Monday, October 18th, 2010
By Christa Terry

It’s hard to be a fan of minimalism in the U.S., where every other media message is “BUY BUY BUY!” But there are some great benefits to choosing this style of decor, especially if you’re operating on a budget, live in a small space, or find that clutter makes you feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Pad Style makes a great case for minimalism in a recent post in which they argue that stripping your decor of stuff doesn’t have to mean stripping it of style.

So just how does simplicity of sensibility pay off? Minimalism is peaceful – you may find that downsizing your stash of possessions is stressful, but once you’ve pared down to the essentials you’ll feel a lot more in control. And minimalism can be inexpensive in the long term – if you’re not hooked up you may need to make some initial investments, but once you have the essentials you can put away your checkbook.

Plus, minimalism represents a great way to use space. Make your essentials awesome – like this very NOT budget friendly Alvar Aalto armchair – and you don’t need a lot of other decor!


Great Ideas for Monday Morning: Breakfast For One

Monday, August 30th, 2010
By Christa Terry

Breakfast for one with a mod Saarinen Tulip table and an Emeco Navy chair, that is. Add to that one bowl, two plates, and three wine glasses. Don’t you judge my breakfast!









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