Magmaxdesign's Blog

June 18, 2009

Beckoning Bird House

Filed under: Design, Eco, Home Furnishings, Modern — Tags: , — magmaxdesign @ 5:56 am

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Sitting outside this morning, I began to read the New York Times and sip on some enjoyable Stumptown coffee. It was one of those mindless mornings where I was making every effort to relax. I sensed something else going on in the yard that I just cannot explain. Nothing caught my eye, it was only me on the patio. My wife was at work and my kids were at school. The wind blew threw the trees, and I looked around for critters on the ground. Suddenly, I glanced towards the bird house I made when we moved to our Creole Cottage-Style home. Maxine, my daughter, loves to help me fill the birdhouse with food every time I bring it down to replace the bird seeds. Everyone should have one-a bird house-that is. If you don’t have one already, you need one. For such amusements as squirrels attempting at a free lunch…or better, what I saw today. Suddenly, there it was, a western bluebird!

June 12, 2009

Architectural Beauty

Filed under: Architecture, Design, Modern — Tags: , , , — magmaxdesign @ 6:18 am

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Over the last half-century, modern architecture has redefined itself. Originally sparked from political and social revolutions, modern architecture has more recently developed to reflect technological and engineering advancements. Boasting simplicity and functionality, modern design has taken many forms from furniture to style to buildings and beyond. I came across many inspirational designs by architects such as Massimiliano Fuksas who cross the boundaries of modern design.

June 9, 2009

MAGMAX Design Online

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — magmaxdesign @ 10:06 am

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MAGMAX Design is excited to announce the launch of our website. The site features a variety of our latest custom designs including furniture currently being showcased at Canoe in Portland, Oregon. MAGMAX Design was born out of the desire to create modern, sustainable furniture that lasts a lifetime.  We cater to the needs, desires and wants of our customers and pride ourselves in our customer satisfaction. We design and make nearly every conceivable type of household furniture: Beds, Tables, Benches, Dressers, Desks, Home Design (Shelving, Cabinets, Bars, Picture frames, etc) as well as a number of stainless household products. Check us out at www.magmaxdesign.com

June 2, 2009

Website Launch Coming Soon!

Filed under: News — Tags: , — magmaxdesign @ 3:01 am

We have been diligently working to find the perfect combinations for a website. We realize that you have patiently awaited our presence on the internet, but it will be a few more days. In response to many emails we decided to let you know that the goal is in sight!

May 28, 2009

Selling in Seattle, LA and Portland

Stainless Book Ends

Stainless Book Ends

We are so excited about our stainless bookends! If you need something simply durable they are available at a. www.canoeonline.net (Portland) www.petermiller.com (Seattle)and at  www.okstore.la (Los Angeles). Please feel free to contact us for any purchase information or other questions. Dimensions: 8x8x8  Weight: 4lbs

May 11, 2009

Noguchi

Filed under: Art — magmaxdesign @ 9:14 am

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Isamu Noguchi designed the first version of this table, with a glass top resting on interconnected rosewood supports, for the private residence of MOMA President A. Conger Goodyear during the 1930s. Noguchi himself described Coffee Table as his best furniture design, no doubt because it is extremely reminiscent of his bronze and marble sculptures of the time. It is absolutely inspiring to see Noguchi’s influence on modern design to this day. Collection Vitra Design Museum, © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation.

April 17, 2009

Our Latest Model

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One of the models that we can release to you is our new, roasted maple coffee table. Dimensions: 60×18×15 with trapezoidal stainless legs

April 8, 2009

Boy Leaf Silhouette

Filed under: Art, Sustainability — Tags: — magmaxdesign @ 12:18 pm

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In a quest for inspiration on Flicker, we came across an amazing natural artist Jenny Fowler. She cut from a giant tulip tree leaf with stem intact. Check out her profile at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennyleefowler/. Fowler goes along with representing sustainability in her own unique way.

March 27, 2009

Significant Artifacts

You may not believe it. You may in fact question it, but we custom manufacture every product we design. Reclaimed lumber has so many fascinating qualities: the wood’s unique appearance, its contribution to green building, the history of the wood’s origins and the wood’s physical characteristics such as strength, stability and durability. The process requires intensive labor but it is well worth it. Often this is wood from from long-standing idle buildings, and its sometimes refinished for new purposes. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses and some companies have been known to source wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines, and wine barrels. By reclaiming the wood, we not only create something beautiful , but it also preserves historically significant artifacts that would have otherwise been destroyed.

March 16, 2009

Off The Press

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Our new postcard was just released into Portland, Oregon which concentrates on the variety our custom designs. Simplicity just beats complexity. Dimensions: 5×7 Printed by Nitro.

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