Where do you go when you've graduated from IKEA and are ready for decent, but not necessarily heirloom quality furniture? We're just hoping to find some stuff to carry us through the next 8-10 years, or is that unrealistic? How much should we honestly expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize
on May 13, 2013 -
We've just moved into a cute rental house in Hillcrest, San Diego and our front patio is absolutely begging for a cute little bistro table and chairs. I'm looking for suggestions with a budget of no more than $150 and we're perfectly willing to use Craigslist or eBay.
My question is, what colors would go best with the current paint scheme? My instinct is that black would probably work, but it seems like we could do better.
Here is the house.
The planters can be moved or removed entirely.
posted by Awakened
on Apr 4, 2013 -
I have an apartment where adding in more seating is needed but I don't want another couch, but do want couch-density seating. I want something that makes sitting yoga-style on my hardwood floors more comfortable. What should I buy, and where should I buy it?
posted by Exonym
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Email mystery: I run a theatre company called Folding Chair Classical Theatre. The company's email address is the first two words of its name, an at sign, and gmail dot com. For the last several years, I've been getting emails (maybe four a year) from people trying to order folding chairs. The wording of these emails is all very similar to each other, which makes me wonder if this is some kind of scam. But if so, what's the angle? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 14, 2012 -
To my dismay I'm aging. Need a desk and chair recommendation. A combo to accommodate my creaking body and long hours I spend at computer designing/writing. [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Feb 2, 2012 -
My entire body is screaming at me that it's time for a new desk chair, and it's got some pretty specific requirements. Can you recommend an awesome ergonomic task chair that meets my needs? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Any suggestions for "office chairs" that aren't technically office chairs, but that let you keep your feet up or feel similarly relaxed? [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Feb 10, 2011 -
Where the heck can I go to try out a serious ergonomic office chair in Seattle (e.g. Steelcase Leap, Aeron, etc.) on a weekend? [more inside]
posted by rouftop
on Jan 22, 2011 -
What kind of table do I want and where can I get it? We've been unhappy with our dining table for some time now, it's too big (tall), it scratches easy, and seems to require near constant care because it's also serving as two people's work table. I'm looking for a small informal table that can work easily as a dining table and a work desk. Is there a name for the kind of table I want and where can I find it in the NYC area. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 28, 2010 -
High ergonomics to cost ratio office furniture for people who sit at their desks 12 hours a day? [more inside]
posted by snafu
on Dec 13, 2010 -
What style of dining room chair would look best with this dining room table? (Pics inside) [more inside]
posted by imabanana
on Oct 29, 2010 -
I'm staying in an Embassy Suites hotel in Chicago this week.
Today, I returned to the hotel to see that on three of the lower floors, each room had a stack of exactly two identical chairs placed outside the door. This struck me as really odd.
What does it mean? Is it some kind of code for housekeeping or management?
posted by AngerBoy
on Jul 28, 2010 -
Help me find a high backed computer/desk chair that allows you to lean back and provides excellent lower back support. [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on Jan 19, 2010 -
Painting Filter: I am purchasing some second hand wicker chairs for my porch. What's the best way to repaint them? [more inside]
posted by Weaslegirl
on Jun 6, 2009 -
I'd like to buy a kneeling chair, but I can't find any locally to try. Do you have any tips about buying one online? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Mar 6, 2009 -
Seating at a restaurant. I understand that in one-on-one situations, etiquette suggests that lady is offered the seat with the view into the room, and the gentleman takes the seat facing the wall. This
and other sites seem to agree. But what if the "wall" is floor-to-ceiling glass with nice views of the outside? [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack
on May 11, 2008 -
top design watchers/interior design junkies: who manufactures these
chairs, and where are they available? [more inside]
posted by zweldon
on Apr 29, 2007 -
Having recently entered graduate school
, I'm reading a ton of dense scientific literature. The problem is, I have no comfortable chair or other nice place to read.
What is the best chair for extended reading sessions? If you dislike chairs, where do you read?
posted by fake
on Jan 24, 2007 -
What's a good office chair I can get for less then $200? Preferably one I can order off amazon.com [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton
on Aug 24, 2006 -
I am looking for a work chair that I can take along with me on my business travels - something portable that would provide a level of comfort and functionality that was, at least, remotely similar to my Aeron at home. I know this is a VERY TALL order, so if there are any suggestions for chairs that would simply let me work comfortably in a hotel room - the crappy chairs in those are horrible - I'd appreciate that, as well.
posted by soulbarn
on May 31, 2006 -
Looking for a recommendation for a table and chairs. Requirements: Leaf (or drop-leaf), simple, available online if possible or in chain stores (need to get it delivered ASAP). Have been running around town (Portland, OR) and am tired of looking. Parents coming in six days.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink
on Oct 13, 2004 -
When I was on Dallas on business last month, I saw these
, which seem to a be a pile of memory-foam like substance, wrapped in cloth. Though it was comfortable, it seemed a bit pricey for what it was. Anyone seen anything similar, or know where I could find that foam that's inside to make my own?
posted by benjh
on Mar 29, 2004 -
Recently my computer chair (a cheap Office store model) bit the bullet, and I want something a little longer lasting (3 chairs in 5 years), what do you recommend? I'm looking for something like the Aeron Chair
but hopefully less expensive! What's out there? (and if I get the Aeron, is it all it's cracked up to be?)
posted by madmanz123
on Dec 23, 2003 -