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Acquatinta Pendant Lamp

I’m digging this series of glass pendant lamps from Produzione Privata. They’re created from mouth-blown Murano glass and are available in an assortment of finishes/colors, but I think most would agree with me that the ones to get are the transparent glass ones. They best illustrate the form and showcase the beauty of the internal hardware itself. Prices range from $600 – $900.

Designer: Michele de Lucchi
Colors: white, black, sanded, silver, transparent green, transparent
Material: Mouth blown Murano glass
Comes with 59″ of cable that can be shortened
Uses 1 X 100W 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included).
Dimensions: 8.75 H x 9.4 D (inches)

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Catania Wool Kilim Rug

Hello, hello. Check out this lovely reversible black-white-red rug. Named after the city on the island of Sicily, the rug’s graphic pattern could be a great choice to inject some interest in a slightly boring room. It’s also GoodWeave certified, so you know what you’re buying is helping to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry.

Designed by the Spanish textile designer Sandra Figuerola for Gandia Blasco.
100% new wool

59″ x 80″: $515.00
67″ x 95″: $690.00
80″ x 118″: $990.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $515.00
Available from: 2modern

Goodesign + DWSTW Coffee Mug Set

Spotted these mugs over on Notcot yesterday and I have a feeling that you’ll like them as much as I do.

“I will pay for good design” and “Design will save the world”
11 oz. ceramic coffee mugs, sold as set.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Artefacture

Source: not-cot.org

Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks

This is to news to me, but keeping vegetables like garlic, shallots, onions, and potatoes from light will delay sprouting and they will last longer. These cotton Vegetable Keep Sacks by Mastrad do just that while also providing a convenient means of storage and access. And of course, they look awesome. Comes in small, medium and large sizes, priced at $7.95, $8.95, and $9.95 respectively.

Small: 9″ L x 5.5″ W, holds 2 lbs
Medium: 10.25″ L x 6.5″ W, holds 4 lbs
Large: 14″ L x 8″ W, holds 8 lbs

Materials: Cotton and linen
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Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks here

Palace Stacking Dinnerware

I meant to post these forever ago, but, as is often the case, got sidetracked with the hundreds of other things to show you. This collection by Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti are sets of dinnerware that form small buildings when stacked, giving you an opportunity to have a mini gallery of Florentine-inspired Renaissance homes on your shelves or table. The roofs become serving dishes and each plate has an interior floor plan layout.

Porcelain.
Available at The Future Perfect or A+R Store.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: the future perfect

Know-it-All Pencil Set

This set of No. 2 pencils from Paper Pastries have certain bits of info that everyone should know. If you’re not the sort to appreciate brainy facts (or you already know them by heart), there’s also pencil sets for Chefs, New York, California, as well as an Enamored set for those of you with sweethearts.

Comes packaged in a printed muslin bag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Curiosity Shoppe

Big Ass Element Fan

Why yes, that is one Big Ass Fan. There’s no doubt in my mind it packs a punch in air circulation, because it’s huuuge. 12 feet diameter huge. While most of the pictures of these fans are shown in large retail spaces, I thought this shot of Wayne Coyne’s (of the Flaming Lips) living room really gives you the correct sense of proportion. Now, whether you need something this big or not is completely up to you, but if you’re curious to hear Wayne and his wife’s thoughts on how their Big Ass Fan is perfect (plus some images of their interesting home), see below or on youtube.

Shown above: Element Fan, approx. 12′ diameter
Backed by a 100%, non-prorated 10 year warranty.
Price available upon request.

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Cablebox Mini

Bluelounge, a company that is completely obsessed with organizing your electronics and workspace, has recently released a smaller version of their popular Cablebox, appopriately named the Cablebox Mini. Plug in your gadgets to the provided 4-socket powerstrip and close the lid. The sight of power adapaters and messy cables will be replaced with a clean, minimalist box. And if you get any of the bright colors, it might actually become a focal point in your room.

Dimensions: 9.3 x 4.6 x 5.2in
Material: fire retardant plastic

Colors: White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink
Includes UL listed 4-socket surge protector
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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Available from: Blue Lounge

Satsuma Lamp

Radiating blades of plywood slats have the traditional ‘lamp’ silhouette while filtering the bright glare of a lightbulb into a nice soft glow, thus eliminating any need for a ho-hum lampshade. I particularly like how the wood will give an extra element of texture to a room.

Designer: Jonas Damon
Material: Plywood
16 x 16 x 12 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Areaware

TM Inspiration Pad

If you’re in a creative rut and need some help thinking outside the box, this Inspiration Pad may be able to help. It throws away any standard line or grid system and in place of it are pages of zig zags, swirls, and non-sensical bends. Each page should inspire you to draw or write differently, or possibly give you a headache. Each notepad contains 32 pages and measures 165 x 210 mm.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €14.00
Availability: Buy TM Inspiration Pad here

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MASHUP Rug

This rug is a compilation of sorts, giving you both a modern feel with its simple patchwork pattern plus the vintage look of actual worn oriental carpets. Available in 5 different sizes and 6 color schemes.

Designer: Eva Langhans, Thomas Follner
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Purchase Information:

Price: €950
Available from: Chaplins UK

Wee See DVDs

These dvds are intended for a baby’s developing mind and vision, though if you take a look, you might find your very own self attracted to the black and white animations and accompanying music. Basic shapes move slowly and methodically while maintaining a sense of playfulness that borders between entertainment and meditation, which seems an unlikely sort of mix, but there you go. If you’ve got a little one, it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. Here’s a list of stores or you can order directly through Wee See.

Created by Rolyn Barthelman.
Sneak peeks below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Wee See DVDs here

Niche Pendants

Interestingly enough, the founders of Niche Modern were designing products for themselves, not the design-minded public, when they started getting orders. That’s no surprise, really, considering the lovely hand blown shapes and warm colors. No two are exactly the same, which is reason enough to mix and match in order fit your specific sensibilities.

Prices start at $440.00

Other colors shown below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $440.00 and up
Available from: Niche Modern

Spike Wall Hooks

With the look of sturdy railway spikes, these cast iron wall hooks will hold your extra layers and whatnot securely while giving you just a touch of industrial edge.

Set of three
Each measures 2.5″ x 1.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: Uma

Mysterious Mushroom Puzzle

I guarantee you’ve never solved a puzzle like this. The Mysterious Mushroom Puzzle is a set of engraved mushrooms that fit together in a six inch birch square. Each mushroom is unique and based on a real species of mushroom. How fungi.

Designer: Xylocopa Design
Material: assorted hardwoods; maple, cherry, mahogany, padauk, bloodwood, finished in all-natural tung oil.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $38.95
Availability: Buy Mysterious Mushroom Puzzle here