With Singapore, two questions always arise: when is the TV movie about the Michael Fay caning coming, and why can't the Singaporeans harness their beautiful efficiency to make me a striking-yet-affordable chair to watch it in? Taking aim at Ikea: Cellini, just reaching Texan shores. Billing their methods as a "combination of Old World passion and craftsmanship meeting modern technology and design", Cellini handles every aspect of their broad collection, from wood or veneer fabrication, to paneling, sewing, and upholstery, even smelting and casting its own
reality show about the rich, bored trophy wives of Cellini executives brass and aluminum. Among the pieces order-able from their only US outlet, Houston's Danish Inspirations: 1. Bellagio Bedframe: Covered in ECOleather (recycled leather, polyurethane, fabric) and armed with a built-in nightstand, the Bellagio looks like a futuristic pleasure hovercraft. If you don't agree, fine, you aren't invited aboard the futuristic pleasure hovercraft. 2. Amanusa Coffee and End Tables: Cut from a solid block of travertine marble and mounted on casters for easy moving, these tables resemble 1/2 of an Italian take on Enron's "E", and their enviable style will make your home a place where broads are never banned. 3. Chubby Chair: This bamboo egg is bigger than an ottoman, and will turn into a full-sized lounge chair if you hand it a Victoria's Secret catalog, or even a Land's End catalog if it's in a "fall sweaters" kind of mood. Other pieces that've made it stateside run from a full-length mirrored black dresser, to a marble-topped entertainment center, an elegant way for you to watch Raising Cane Cane and Unable Let it Cane Brutal Justice: The Michael Fay Story.