Now this is the sale that gets my heart pumping faster than all others—the much-anticipated Blu Dot Sample Sale is going to be Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. That means graphite-stained “Timber” side chairs for $89 (rather than the usual $299); cherry “Chicago Rollers” for $99 (original price $199); “Modulicious Hi Fis” in maple ($299, not $1,099); “Pacific” mirrors for $15 (not $129); two-door oak Series 11 consoles ($599 rather than $1,399); “Chicago” desks for $299 (not $699); “Leaning” bookshelves for $15 (rather than $80), and hundreds of other great modern finds. The sales director tells me that almost everything gets cleared out in three hours, despite having roughly 2,000 to 2,500 individual pieces of furniture to move—that’s how good this sale is. Doors open at 9 a.m., but the line starts forming an hour early. Bring cash or personal checks if you can—they take cards, but they don’t like it.