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The Armory Show is a staple in New York's art scene. Considered one of the most important events in the city, The Armory is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair showcasing works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Bade Stageberg Cox has developed “Street Seats, a furniture project created for the Pier 94 Coffee Bar at The Show. The 50 chairs, found abandoned on the streets of New York, were repaired and given a new life with a coat of taxi cab yellow paint. Like the city’s residents, the chairs are an eclectic mix, migrating throughout the fair during its five-day run. The bottom of each chair is stamped and documented with the date and location it was recovered.” Aren't these awesome? These are just a few of the chairs from the project, but if you want to see all 50, you can do so here. Which one is your favorite? Actually, I have a couple. This would definitely be a fun DIY project to take on—of course, on a much smaller scale. BTW, you can get your hands on any of these as the chairs are available for purchase.

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I never get tired of gushing over impeccable Scandinavian interiors. You know, I sort of have a weakness for this style. There's something so sexy about it that it's rather addictive. It's unreal how all these homes have flawless white floors—I guess it's almost part of their DNA. This particular flat, photographed by Copenhagen-based photographer , is home to Britt Marie Hørsted which he shares with his girlfriend and kid. The place is filled with great pieces of furniture, art and loads of personal touches. I'm totally crazy about the amazing batch of mid-century chairs they have all over. They almost become sculptural pieces in every room.

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As part of a collaborative effort between Danish furniture company BoConcept and Egyptian-born designer Karim Rashid, this collection of affordable dining room pieces is just to die for. Every single piece in the Ottowa Collection has the distinctive fun and quirky style that Rashid is known for. It includes a complete dining room set with table, chairs, sideboard and cabinet. But that's not all. Rashid wanted to extend his vision to complementing accessories as well to create a complete dining experience. From lamps, dishes and vases the accessories add the finishing touches to the room. But one of my favorites is the bold black and white fingerprint rug that I find simply irresistible. Although the collection was designed for the dining room, most of its components would work just as well in any room of the home.

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There is a large variety of knots, each with properties that make it suitable for a range of tasks. But these Not Knots only job is to sit pretty in your couch or favorite chair and keep you confy. They come iin four different knot shapes. Two Chinese decorative knots: Round Brocade and Good luck, a scout knot: Turk's Head and a Flower Knot. They're machine knitted with soft the Icelandic wool called Einband.

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Colorful Flourishes

As you're getting ready to beautify your outdoor space and start looking for fun pieces to brighten it up, here are some whimsical chairs for you consideration. Inspired by the designs of traditional wrought iron fencing, the Versha Chair is designed by British artist and designer David Le Versha. Their playful backs and lovely colors make it hard for me to choose a favorite. They're so cute, they put a big grin of my face. By the way, these might also be a great choice to add some fun to your kitchen table. Oops, I almost forgot. These beauties are brought to you by the one and only Anthropologie.

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Furniture Transformers

Change the decoration in your home in no time, and without breaking the bank, with these fun vinyl furniture stickers by French company Domestic. They will immediately transform basic tables, chairs and other storage units into groovy accents that will gussy up any room. You can also steal this idea and use any other vinyl contact paper to embellish any piece of furniture in need of a little excitement. Take a look at these other cool sticker solutions in this post.

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Preppy Chairs

In keeping with a winter motif, I found this very cute idea of accessorizing your dining room chairs with these funky slip-on socks, yeap, socks. I'm not sure who's coming up with these flashes of genius, but they're brilliant. Designed by Chris and Ruby, the Personality Chair Socks not only will add some personality to your thrones but will save your floors from unwanted scrapes. They're available in four style to satisfy your fancy: Sporty, Striped, and my favorites, Grey and Pink Argyle. For sure, your friends who have a sense of humor will get a kick out of them.

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On A White Cloud

What's better than spending your Sunday morning lounging on this comfy chair with your paper? The design of this slick Spinnaker chair, inspired by the marine world, reflects the beautiful curves of the cruising spinnaker sail — hence its name. The Norwegian designers wanted to create the relaxing feeling of sitting on a white cloud. This extraordinary piece of furniture will give your home a new image. It is upholstered with authentic sails, old or new, and you can make it your own by choosing any combination of materials they offer. Spinnaker is manufactured by the well renowned upholstery manufacturer, Hødnebø of Norway,

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