Bold curves are appreciated in everything from women to cars, unless you're talking about a PT Cruiser, which ironically just makes you look like a big boob and an ass. For Coloradan homewares that's heavy on the curves, check out Fine Ideas Furniture. Handbuilt by a CO native and CSU grad in a Larkspur studio, FIF is "functional fine art influenced by art nouveau", which, for people who didn't ace two years of art history at CSU without even bothering to take margin notes, means ultra-curvy furniture that generally abstains from following a linear form. Mind-bending examples include: Appropriately named "Took A Hit", this cedar-lined walnut-acid dresser's inspired by "stuff that hits your blind side", as opposed to at The Blind Side, which is just done by anyone who was dumb enough to accompany you to The Blind Side. Contrary to appearance, this walnut-topped base is not attached to elephant tusks, but rather to imposter ivory-painted poplar. And shame on you for even thinking that. While not technically curvy, this guy's twist lies in its ability to be easily disassembled for transport. It was modeled after a chair his father-in-law used in the British Army, presumably for zanily misinterpreting orders to "stand down" while blasting "Yakety Sax". For fans of chess and backgammon (and really, who isn't?), FIF will also custom-build a low table ingrained with the set-ups, potentially marking the first time ever that it's worth trying to game something flat as a board.
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