Thursday, August 13, 2009

Modern and Funky (and even functional!)

I am in the process of working on the new bedroom for the girls. We are moving them from their cramped bedroom to our old bedroom which is nearly 2x the size and has 2 closets. So, in working on planning ideas, I have been watching Craigslist to see if I can find any cheap desks or finds for their new room (much more to come on the room soon!). I have used Craigslist successfully two times in the last 8 months - first to buy this great piece, and then to sell concert tickets a week ago. It really is great. Anyway.

While I was there I saw an ad for a Frank Ghery chair. Frank Ghery is an architect who is known for modern, funky buildings including this cool hotel, and the cool Disney Concert Hall in LA.

Anyway, someone on Craigslist was selling a Ghery chair for $100. I checked and the cheapest I could find it was $790 online. hmm.. Now I do not need this chair. At all. I wasn't even looking for an outdoor chair. But man, it is cool looking.

So last night I finally went to see it. and LOVED it. it is in my yard. Probably not its final home, but at least its there. Cool, huh?


Lil Mouse said...

that's certainly very interesting. I've never seen anything like it. Then again, I live in the midwest, there's PLENTY I haven't seen. You might try second hand stores, auctions, or refinishers to see if they have anything desk-wise you might want. If there is a bulletin board at your/husband's work, you can ask if there is anyone out there with something suitable, or see if either of your jobs has a clearinghouse where they get rid of old things. Also can check with local school districts. This is a perfect time to get a battered desk, add a top for a few bucks and have a brand new funky thing for the girls.

RLR said...

That chair is very cool! And $100? Craigslist is awesome!

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow, what an interesting conversation piece, and quite the deal! Thanks for sharing!