Cool Furniture

  • Upcycling Workshop with Yinka Ilori

    Yinka Ilori is a East London based designer with a degree in furniture and product design. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture inspired by traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that he grew up with as a child. Each piece of furniture that he up-cycles tells a meaningful, yet humorous story which can be shared with people throughout the world.

    Yinka Ilori Up-Cycling Workshop

    He is running his 3rd series of up-cycling workshops starting in May! You’ll get the chance to upcycle your own chair in his studio in the heart of East London! You’ll get the opportunity to up-cycle your own chair inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables you select and decide to work with! It’s a fun experience where you learn about the art of storytelling through Nigerian parables.

    You’ll be musically inspired with sweet African music while working on your chairs and possibly luckily for you in this series there will be a live talking drummer throughout the series playing the parables while you work!

    Get involved!

    EMAIL: [email protected]

    WEBSITE: www.yinkailori.com

    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/yinksdesigns

  • Fabulous Finds: One Forty Three

    There is always something new and interesting to be discovered over at IAMTHELAB. I browse almost daily. Very addictive, be warned! This particular Fabulous Find is absolutely FAB!

    Everything about what OneFortyThree does appeals to the architect in me and I certainly hope I can fill my future home with some of their goodies. I am completely in love with the lights. Head-over-heels. Down to the wire. Pun intended! Have a look for yourself.


    One Forty Three

    • Who: Logan and Roxy
    • What: Finishing a house that was started by someone 6 years ago and building furniture for it along the way.
    • Where: Las Vegas, NV (technically henderson)
    • Why: We wanted something different
    • When: 2008-present
    • How: By ourselves!


    Tripod Desk Lamp


    Wall Lamps


    School Bus Yellow Wall Lamp


    Roxy Chair

     H/T to IAMTHELAB.com for this wonderful discovery.

    Please have a look at their work and find out more about them.

    Main websitewww.onefortythree.com

    Their store on Etsy– www.etsy.com/shop/onefortythree

    Their store on Bigcartelwww.onefortythree.bigcartel.com