Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Expedit Alternatives

So I’m still mulling over this Landing Strip business.  This photo got stuck in my head the other day, and this evening I spent a good hour trawling through my browser history trying to find it.  Isn’t it glorious.

Whilst I was initially planning to go for a vintage teak unit, I now am stuck on this one.  I can’t for the life of me figure out what that piece of furniture is, and where it’s from.  Any thoughts?  I originally saw it here, and it’s labelled as Scott Dorrance via Desire to Inspire (fruitless – no explanations there).

Regardless, I am now thinking a functional and sturdy unit like the above would be great.  Something you can fling your handbag and keys at without damaging it.  Now the Ikea Expedit immediately came to mind, but I’m trying to cut down on the Ikea, especially the large pieces. 

EXPEDIT Shelving unit

Ikea Expedit

So I am tying to come up with a way to make/adapt/refurbish something to create a similar piece of furniture to the red one above.  And I’m still waiting on the inspiration to strike (Vintage display units on ebay anyone?  there is some great stuff there – just nothing as sturdy as this).

In the meantime, how about this one?

 

The Cosmo Cube Shelving - MP507WB

Kubu shelving unit

Lovely, but something about it screams catalogue at me.  Perhaps I could motivate someone to knock up some old floorboards into something similar (if far less polished)…

Very much a work in progress - any thoughts or suggestions are very welcome!

1 comment:

A. said...

You might like the Shift Media Console from Crate and Barrel... (Though I am biased as we have several and love them.)

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=14226&f=29076&q=bookcase&fromLocation=Search&DIMID=400001&SearchPage=1