Monday, July 23

Lisa's Lost & Found.




I stopped by jewelry designer and artist Lisa Coris' apartment the other night to see her recent score - a beautiful (and expandable) Danish modern dining table. It's really gorgeous, and practical, too. The leaves at either end slide in to create a smaller, more intimate dining experience.


While there, she also shared with me some of her new found, old artwork. Lisa has one heck of an eye, and is an excellent curbside treasure finder! Take a look at some of these pieces...some she painted herself, some you might recognize (Like For Ever), and some she literally found on a street corner, like the cool skateboard deck, and the amazing, and quite huge, portrait on white board.










Lisa's coffee table idea was quite smart, too. This is two Ikea tables put together with a bamboo runner across the seam to create one large, great-looking coffee table.

12 comments:

lottie said...

What a beautiful table! And very inspiring artwork. Great shots.

L said...

I love the coffee table too! Which IKEA tables are those?

Freddie Sirmans said...

Just browsing the internet, very, very interesting blog.

Becky said...

Great ideas! I love tables that can expand for large parties! Way to be creative with IKEA, makes we want to try that in my living room!

sfgirlbybay said...

hi guys - i check with lisa and she bought these two rectangular tables at ikea some time ago. but any two tables, like maybe the Lack would work back-to-back. in fact, i think i saw the white Lack table back-to-back in a resent Dominio room make-over.

deerseason87 said...

Ooh! I have the same dining table. But it has different chairs (mine are a little curvier). I love it so much!

design*sponge said...

this is gorgeous! thanks for sharing all these photos...i love that skate deck.

grace

Jenna said...

OMG!!! My mother had the SAME EXACT BLUE AND GREEN SHAG RUG that Lisa has under her dining room table!!! We lived in Montauk.... I wonder if she found that there ; )

poppy said...

amazing collection of art work!

Jon said...

These prints evoke an emotional response... that's different for everyone, which I find fascinating ! Very cool... there is a lot of power there... for better or worse.

Lisa said...

thanks for all the comments - made my day(s)!
and yes - the coffee table I used is no longer on ikea's site but you can stick any 2 rectangular tables together to create the same effect.

:: A S K :: said...

For anyone living in the Boston area, there is a Danish expandable table and chair set just like Lisa's posted on Craigslist right now.


http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/fur/381457762.html