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J&R Guram Campaign Furniture

We’re no strangers to the revival of heritage American brands, but what about revisiting cool gear from the heyday of the British Empire? An under-explored category, indeed. On a recent trip to Elephant Pepper Camp in Kenya’s Mara North Conservancy, we slept, dined, drank and chewed the fat in tents furnished handsomely by J&R Guram,…

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Know Thyshelf

West Elm Design Workshop Modular Storage System

The West Elm Design Workshop Modular Wall Storage System ($80-$900) is a customizable craftsman solution to that mess you call a bonus room. Made in the U.S.A. using blackened steel and lime-finished solid oak, each component in this do-it-yourselfer instills a high-grade industrial aesthetic to any living space — and brings a mighty reckoning to…

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Seated in history

The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn

Vintage is everywhere, but in the world of furniture, it’s not easy to find great modern design that both echoes the past and makes use of truly classic materials. Designer Stephen Kenn scoured an old Los Angeles warehouse of military surplus gear and commandeered WWII fabrics and materials for his Inheritance Collection Furniture Line. The…

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Blending in your media

Salamander Designs Chameleon Collection

More charming than that cinder-block-and-board setup and stronger to boot, Salamander Designs Chameleon Collection ($800+) entertainment cabinets add functional class to your high end audio/video components. With 9 styles and 19 different configurations (single cabinet through quad), the furniture fits into any bachelor pad but will pass every style test your missus can think up….

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In good hands

Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano

We don’t give a lot of thought to the design of stools when it comes to choosing furniture for our pads. You can choose some cheap jobber from Ikea or you can find something that makes a statement. The Capelli Stool by designer Carol Catalano fits that bill perfectly. Part of the prestigious Herman Miller…

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Light from the darkness

Castor Design Deadstock Lighting

One man’s trash is another’s treasure, so it goes. That is, indeed, the case with Castor Design Deadstock Lighting. Castor (or “beaver” in French) Design did green one-up by utilizing what might have been cast off in the garbage heap as “mere junk” and turned it into one-of-a-kind lighting decor for your hipster pad. What…

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Fly by design

Plane Pieces Inc.

The airplane stands in the pantheon of man’s most amazing engineering feats. So it seems fitting that the folks at Plane Pieces Inc. have developed a knack for recycling classic plane parts into stunning accents for the home. Thanks to relationships with prop manufacturers, repair shops, and designers — they collect and polish vintage parts…

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Coolbical

Magazin Secretary Flatmate

The Magazin Secretary Flatmate has all of the qualities we expect from great German design. It’s sleek, functional and backhands your wallet with authority. Fully expanded, the modern secretary provides a 28 x 16.5-inch work space, capable of easily accommodating a 17-inch laptop, along with other peripheral gadgets like an iPad on the included powder…

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Bedstand Meets Bandstand

West Elm Parsons Audio End Table

One serious benefit of Apple’s decision to revamp only the guts of the new iPhone is that all of the iPhone 4 cases, accessories, and peripherals received an extended lease on life. West Elm’s new Parsons audio end table ($400) has an integrated dock for charging your precious iPhone or iPod and it’s apparently compatible…

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A Different Kind of Board Room

Karton Cardboard Furniture

If you thought IKEA was the krill of the furniture food chain, you’d be wrong. Rather than wasting energy coating particle board to become modern furniture for the every man, Karton simply uses heavy duty cardboard to achieve the same end (sort of). According to the website, the Australian company was born after leaving “a…

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Mobile Office

Bugatti Grand Prix Desk by Luzzo Bespoke

The Bugatti Grand Prix Desk by Luzzo Bespoke brings the the driving commute all the way into your office. Birthed from over 3000 hours of CAD, the desk is meticulously crafted to reflect Bugatti’s heritage by the UK interior design firm. The design neatly adopts a larger version of the Winfield carburetor synchronization quadrants from…

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Chair Apparent

Flux Chair

Not unlike wearing a digital watch with a bespoke suit, a folding chair has a way of making everything else look cheap. The Flux Chair is different. Designed by two Hollanders, Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten, the Flux chair was inspired by the need for flat folding and innovative furniture that’s both practical and stylish….

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Neat Seat

Chool by Slam

If Slam gets their way, “Chool” will one day enter our vocabulary next to the terms, bench, seat and stool. Essentially their concept centers on a stool-like base that can be transformed into a chair by pulling up a nifty slidable backrest. Realizing that there were plenty of ways to iterate on this form, the…

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Turn table and heads

Hoerboard Scomber Mix DJ Stand

The Hoerboard Scomber Mix ($2,300) is essentially the ultimate trophy case for home DJs. Its top deck is made from CNC-designed MDF material that’s attached to a laser-cut powder-coated steel base. All power and audio wiring is invisibly integrated into the stand, and thanks to a built-in six plug surge protector, users can simply run…

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Old Wood With A New Purpose

Haskel Sears Reclaimed Hardwood Furniture

We all love Ikea for what it is, but no self-respecting man passes a fiberboard desk down to his kids. At some point we have to grow up and invest in furniture that will leave a legacy, so it only makes sense to build with wood that already has one. Matt Sears believes man has…

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A Classic Vintage

The Emperor Seat

Etsy is a veritable treasure trove when it comes to finding unique items. There’s definitely some crap on there, but the gems are worth the search. Recently, while searching around the site, we stumbled onto The Emperor Seat from Etsy seller StilNovo Design. A stool-style seat, it’s constructed from reclaimed oak sources from French wine…

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Give Your Libations a Proper Home

Markham Console Bar

For the man who seeks to exude class and refinement, the storage and application of one’s stash of imbibers can be a make-or-break factor. That is to say, rummaging through a kitchen cabinet or reaching atop the fridge to access your well-cultivated spirits selection simply won’t do. Though procuring one requires a decent chunk of…

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For Style and Comfort in Small Places

Ethan Allen Triad Chair and Ottoman

Here at Gear Patrol, we’ve made no effort to hide our love of leather furniture. Rugged, timeless, and assuredly masculine, we’re always on the look out for unique pieces any guy could find room for in their home. The Triad chair and ottoman is a prime example. Perfect for studies, offices, or other small rooms,…

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Who Says You Ever Have to Stop Sitting Behind the Wheel

Intro-Tech Automotive Pit Stop Furniture

There are car fans and then there are Car Fans. For those that happen to fall into the latter bucket, Intro-Tech Automotive’s aptly named Pit Stop furniture collection may just be the perfect compliment to your race car bed. Styled from what appears to be remaindered parts from a Nascar garage, this chair and desk…

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A Coffee Table with Storage on the Brain

Lane Furniture Chatham Storage Chest

Inspired from what appears to be Craftsmen tool chests, or at least something along those lines, the Chatham storage cocktail table serves as an attractive masculine room centerpiece while still providing ample storage. Slide off the top to reveal a cedar lined compartment, great for storing blankets or off season clothing. Pull out the bottom…

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The Perfect Secretary, No Interview Required

West Elm Bookcase Secretary

Part bookcase, part desk in disguise, this versatile unit should star in the next Micheal Bay film (although we’re not sure how it would look once a jet pack was installed). Seeing the case straddled by Meghan Fox would be another story. Great for small spaces or rooms pulling double duty for life and work,…

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Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 25: Upgrade Your Furniture

Many of you Gear Patrol readers may own antique furniture that has been passed down through generations of your family. Think of the quality that must be engineered into furnishings such as these, in order that they survive decades (or even centuries) of use. I grew up around the furniture business (my father was a…

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DogSofa

We’re dog lovers here at Gear Patrol. It’s doubtful you’ll ever have something more rewarding and loyal than a dog. Share the fruits of your labor with your best friend with the Dog Sofa. Made in Italy, the Dog Sofa harks to a the Le Corbusier mid-century sofa design with uncluttered looks and gives your…

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Alter Ego Lamps

Humor is good. You’ve got to have a sense of it to be charming or witty and an occasional expression of that in your lifestyle is even better. The Alter Ego lamps let you take on just a little edge and humor with your choice of ‘Diablo’ or ‘Oliver’, aptly named after their styles. We’ll…

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CB2 Go Cart Furniture

The new Go Cart series from CB2 (aka, cheaper Crate & Barrel) brings on an industrial look and orange. A combination that’s aces and tough to boot. Casters instead of feet will keep your arrangement flexible and lend a little expression. The orange and steel will help offset any staid office look and bring some…

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Anthro eNook

Space… who has enough? Well reevaluate that tiny wall space you never thought usable with the eNook. It’s a place you can store all your electronic gadgets, laptop, mail, and other desktop needs. Best part is the entire desk tucks away in a few seconds hiding all your electronic gear from the prowling eyes and…

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Harvard Casino Coffee Table

Poker. Craps. Roulette. Blackjack. Coffee. Sounds like the makings of a money-hemorrhaging weekend in Las Vegas doesn’t it? In reality this is just what occurred in the comforts of your living room and with people you know to boot. Too bad the alcohol wasn’t free, but we have the solution to that. The five in…