Mid Century Modern

Put a cork in it, will ya?

Put a cork in your living room, that is. This playful cork stool is a real eye catcher at $415. I've often dreamt of having a bottle of merlot big enough to hold a cork this size. Jasper Morrisson designed three variations of it, but I like this one the best. It could also double as an end table if you place a piece of circular glass on top.Mid Century Modern carries more than cork stools though, they offer furnishings that fit the modernist environment at prices that range from maybe baby to not in this lifetime. They also offer free shipping on all orders. Not too shabby.

I found a few semi-affordable items, a chic office chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames called the modernica for $395 that's available in 12 very hip colors.
Another favorite find is the Danish inspired maple veneer bookcase, also available in walnut, designed by Daniel Donnelly. At first glance, I thought the entire bookcase was $475. Dream on. It is actually sold in 3 pieces, so the total cost is somewhere around $1375 as shown.
My final pick is the yanagi butterfly stool designed by Sori Yanagi for $550 in maple. It's so elegant and sculptural, yet entirely functional as a stool. Also comes in rosewood for $595 and cherry for $700. Dainty, but strong, you know?

(Photos: All from Mid Century Modern.)