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CLEVER TRANSFORMERS

We never tire of places for our books, so shelves, drawers and shapes are ways to make our reading habit more decorative. 
The bookcase (above) while modern, would work in lots of different spaces; it can be used as a desk and a seat (and, you can even paint directions on the wall, in case you forget what to do with it).
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
Okay, so it makes for some really cool graphics, and I am sure these are sturdy, but do people really invest hundreds of dollars for a lifetime of re-building and transforming their tables and chairs?
If you did, and you love them, let us know.
CONSOLE & DINING TABLE
I found this today, and I already know several people who would love this in their home. 
A traditional piece of furniture, made with hardwood and veneer, affordable, adjusts to several sizes, and comes with a lifetime guarantee!
I have nothing else to say (except, do I get commission if sales go up? :-)
SOFA & BUNK BEDS
I love the design, and the color, but this has to fall into the "Why?" category.
Wouldn't you just buy a sofa-bed instead?
Welcome back to the blue giraffe newsletter! 
This month, I found myself intrigued by the work of

Seung-Yong Song, an artist who creates minimally complex pieces that function in a very non-traditional way. 
His Object-O chair (above) is his solution to a secret hide-away - an instant response to a childhood dream, where we think that if we can't see "them" we are invisible and safe. I love the poignant simplicity of it. 
At first, quirky (okay, maybe even a second time they could still be called quirky) you can't help but be touched by the care behind his creations; all are born from a creative desire to fulfill a simple human need, and to consolidate space. 
The more I read, the more I became quite smitten, and I just had to share with you the unusual life of other things that transform.
Have a wonderful month! 
  

MONA LISA
Perhaps no-one has been transformed as much as the Mona Lisa. The poor woman has been re-imagined into almost every conceivable shape and personality.
Art pieces, depicting her likeness, have been made out of hundreds of different mediums - Toast (above), Lego's, Tofu, Rubik's Cubes, Grass, Sticky Notes, Vegetables, Coffee Cups and Sausages (to name but a few).
In the world of Interior Design, she is used often as an over-sized piece of art, or wall-divider, and she also became a chair...     
OTTOMAN & COFFEE TABLE
Sometimes, simple is best. We are all told to put a tray on our Ottoman, and use it as a table, but many of us don't. And, honestly, a tray on an Ottoman can look a bit too contrived (and feminine, if you're a bachelor). This, is not only an Ottoman with a simple, removable table top, but it is also a last minute bed for guests that are still here past your bedtime......... Genius.

Take 5....
reasons to transform
  • Environmentally Positive (reduces waste, and your carbon footprint).
  • Saves Space.
  • Makes Change more Fun.
  • Saves Money.
  • Supports Innovation.
WOULD YOU?
Sleep, cuddle, read and hang out in a giant nest?
Why?
Why not?


COFFEE & DINNER TABLE


Having a convertible table seems to be an evolving trendAlthough designs are more common in Europe (I am guessing because the homes are smaller, so the demand is higher) we are starting to embrace the idea in the USA.
As we downsize, and get away from formal living spaces, the idea of a convertible coffee table is often ideal - it is useful for the everyday, then easily pops up for a get-together or special occasion. Some are expensive, but the quality is good, and for a small home or apartment, it may be the perfect investment.
A STACKED DRESSER THAT TURNS INTO EXTRA SEATING....
(How many "legs" (visible and invisible) are in all three photographs combined? Answer somewhere on this page. 





Wendy E. Wrzos              

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Answer: 92 legs (including the stools and the people)
p.s. If I am wrong, let me know :-)
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