College Lifestyle: Portable Panache?

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College life means you’re on the move … but it doesn’t mean that your dormroom, apartment, or yurt has to suffer for style.  There are plenty of affordable ideas that will serve you well today without leaving your post-grad love interest wishing you’d just grow up.

Sit with style,  keep it flexibile (use indoors or out), and show them you know all about the Masters (Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarinen, and Charles Eames).  Masters chair is a “stylistic summation” of three famous chair designs, and color or no, it’s a very easy go ($244).

Or, maybe Thalya’s sit is more your mood ($293)?  Shown here with the Francois Ghost mirror (starting at $410).  Choose clear or color … you can’t go wrong.

Ghost Buster comes in two sizes … for bedside, bathside, or entryway  ($412 and up).  Shown here with the Cindy lamp ($273) … the two go together or fly solo in any interior with perfect poise.

What’s that you say?  You spent all of your allowance on books but you still need a nightstand to put them on (in)?  Check out Anna Castelli Ferrieri’s Componibili shown above in white ($160).  Available in round or square.  Modular elements let you create what is right for you.  Oh yeah, they’re also displayed at MoMA and the Pompidou Centre in case anyone questions your authority.

If its side table you need but, like Saarinen you eschew a slum of legs, then consider Top Top table ($279).  Totally clear or with a colored top … this beauty will lighten your load.

You don’t have to don your orange jumpsuit to use the Mayday light ($108).  This industrial workhorse makes the perfect desktop light.  If you’re trying to create a chandelier ad-hoc because your landlord claims you’re not a certified electrical journeyman, Mayday saves the day!  The hook/handle acts as a cord winder and a vent hole in the shade lets you hang them together … swag those cords (you know you want to) and plug them in.  Done!

If Mayday isn’t quite up to the task, you might consider our new fave, Kelvin ($396).  Wall or table mount, it does the job.  Dimmable LED means you’ll have as much light as you like, never change the bulb, and only use 8 watts of power doing it!  Sounds like you could hook up your bicycle to that and pedal-power it.  Aren’t you the smart one!

SR Hughes showroom can fix your wagon liketly-split!  All the above available in stock or from quickship.

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2 Responses to “College Lifestyle: Portable Panache?”

  1. College & Other Pesky Things Says:

    All of these items are WAY out of the college student’s budget. The cheapest item you listed was $160! Get real about what students can afford. I personally suggest Ikea and Craigslist for students hoping to find stylish, unique items.

    • brianhughes Says:

      Thanks for your comment. I know where you’re coming from, I’ve been there myself! But, we’ve actually found that there are plenty of college students who can afford all of the items listed. Actually, the Mayday light is $108, so that is where the list begins. And, going to college seems to indicate a long-range strategy … nothing wrong with Ikea or Craigslist at all … we believe in mining all the good sources. However, if you spend $50 today and $50 in two years on a couple of cheaper lights that break or that you get bored with their style … what has that actually saved you? SR Hughes is all about banking on quality of construction, quality of design aesthetic, and thus … the long-range plan.

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