Most people’s first apartments had floors lined with raw oatmeal, a repurposed Twister mat for a bed, and a shower head that intermittently drizzled viscous, jet-black fluid and liquid police sirens. Now that you have the pad of your dreams, pick up some pad padding with today's Groupon: for $75, you get $150 toward salvaged and sustainable hardwood furniture at ECOpdx.
ECOpdx's craftspeople recover and import wood from local and tropical trees damaged in storms and harvested from building deconstructions to build 100% salvaged hardwood furniture. The 20-inch-tall strong bench can support posteriors or serve as an ad hoc soapbox ($150), and the trapezoidal peaceful balance side table easily supports daily accouterments such as cell phones, keys, blueprints to art museums, and sunglasses ($200). Stash a backpack-load of booty in the molucca spice chest ($250), or rest on the pithecanthropus bench, which juxtaposes a raw piece of wood atop contoured, curved legs joined by a crossbeam for added support ($325 for a short, $450 for a regular). The honey-colored solidarity table, a rounded night table with a drawer and an open shelf ensconced within its four legs, grants restorative REM cycles by keeping alarm clocks off of beds ($290).