Maintain a minimalist look without requiring house guests to stand for longer periods than Donald Rumsfeld, with help from Sarabi Studio, who craft striking indoor and outdoor furniture from stainless steel, polished TX walnut, and raw slabs of cedar in a warehouse next to Shangri-La, the bar singlehandedly responsible for the picnic table revival. Some of the goods:
Available in a ton of colors, the sturdy Industry Linear Bench's seamless steel design looks as good in a modern home as it does in natural surroundings, where guests will make like a tree and pine for it.
The Cubic Walnut Steel Table makes for an impressive nightstand, and despite its simplicity, should convince the women wavering at your bedroom doorway that you're not just a dead end (table).
Seen at spots as diverse as P Terry's and the Moody Theatre, the SOL Outdoor Dining Table's powder-coated steel is offset by custom-milled Brazilian hardwood slats, and comes with two mirror-image benches for "zen balance", which hopefully won't be disrupted when looters become infatuated with your furnishings after "stuff happens".