Thursday, February 17, 2011

2-D or not 2-D

I wish I could remember where I heard my favorite review of the new Tron movie: "For a 3-D movie, they sure did a good job of making sure all the characters were still 2-D." Oooh, burn on Jeff Bridges! This kind of aggression will not stand, man. But what will stand are these great examples of 2-D furniture. When you've got no space in your place, substituting real furniture pieces with their shadows is a cool way to go. We've talked about wallstickers on TAA before, but these are sort of a sub-category of decal. These silhouette stand-ins can even function like their 3-D counterparts.
The Droog nightstand, above (which is sadly no longer available on their website) uses a cleverly-placed shelf as a drawer for a stand that's just a sticker. And the clock below, from Bouf, has the look of a large, old timey clock, but consists of only the decal and the clockface with the mechanism behind it.
There are tons of options for fully-flat headboards, too. You can go modern, like the Nico from our friends at Blik...
... or something more classic, like this one from Urban Outfitters. Sure, most headboards are only a few inches thick anyway, but when space is at a premium you can give yourself a little more room by opting for the milimeters-thick alternative.
Wallsticker stand-ins are also cheaper than their full-figured counterparts, and a lot easier to carry up the stairs to your third floor apartment with no elevator. Of course, they're not without their drawbacks. Trying to handcuff someone to that headboard seems less effective, somehow... Via The Gloss, Droog, Fresh Design Blog, Bouf, Blik, and Urban Outfitters.


  1. I'm glad you're back! I missed not seeing TAA in my google reader. Keep the updates coming! :)

  2. Now that Urban Outfitter's headboard is a decal I can live with! :)


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