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Custom Satellite Map Puzzle

Okay, this is kind of fun: it’s a puzzle featuring a satellite image of your home. You’ll get to see an area of 1 mile north-to-south and 1.5 miles east-to-west, and there’s a few irregular pieces thrown in to keep it special (the letters H-O-M-E, and a house-shaped piece right where your home is located). Maybe it’s a good thing to get to memorialize your current digs? It would also be an excellent housewarming gift.
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Price: $129.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Brace Wall Hook

Here’s a wall hook that does double duty: the looped brace gives you an extra spot to clip your keys or hang scarves or umbrellas. It’s also extremely kind to your clothes, as there’s no angular hook to create havoc in the neck area of shirts or jackets. The cast bronze shape is like a jewelry piece for your entryway; just enough subtle glitz to give a sense of specialness.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Fort Standard

The Jean Hanger

So smart. The Jean Hanger lets you say goodbye to folding creases and dryer woes, for it delicately holds your jeans up by their back belt loops. This allows your denim to hang appropriately alongside your other clothes without crumples or creases. Air dry them on the hanger, and you’ll have none of the shrinkage or wear that dryers often cause (plus less energy use!). Shall we say this hanger is a brilliant solution for those of us that love our jeans? Yes, I think we shall. Now available directly from Saldebus Designs*.
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Price: $29.50
Available from: Saldebus Designs

Rugs by GUR

There are so many fun rugs from Rugs by GUR it’s hard to pick a favorite. You’re sure to find a few that catch your eye, and, of course, they could go on the floor, but what about using them as art on the wall? Luckily, for the price, you can afford to add more than just one to any room that needs a little something fun.
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Price: $103.98 - 171.25
Available from: RUGbyGUR

String Lights by onefortythree

Don’t ask yourself ‘why do I need these string lights?’ Instead, ask yourself ‘why don’t I need these string lights?’ After all, you work very hard, don’t you? And, it does get quite dark at night, so what better way to illuminate a special spot indoors than with a set of string lights with natural brass sockets and black cloth twisted cord? Or a set of string lights with pink, yellow, orange, or many other lovely color sockets? The colors are a new addition (thank you onefortythree!). Wonderful evenings are sure to happen with any of these beauties above your head.
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Price: $125.00
Available from: onefortythree

Insect Memory Game

As you’re sitting around with friends and/or family, bored senseless, don’t just pick up your phone. How about a good game for everyone to play? Let me add these extra requirements: a game for ages 4 and up, and one that won’t offend anyone. Do you have one of those? Because a memory game is a friendly sort of activity that just might help those lazy synapses in your brain, and this one has some very pretty illustrations of bugs/insects with their Latin names.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: Kontrast

Design Letters Message Board

Who doesn’t love a message board? Sure, it’s for important updates, but it’s also prime territory for a funny joke or a heartfelt message. I’ve always been attracted to the utility of the black letter boards found in churches and civic centers, but this perforated board from Design Letters does the same job in a prettier outfit. Pin lists and reminders to its surface and use the letters and numbers to spell out favorite phrases.
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Price: $26.35- 108.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Aquart Outdoor Shower

Remember me halfway promising to find more outdoor showers for you? Here’s one, and it’s exactly the sort of thing you could make if you were truly industrious but you probably won’t because it’s $200. Seletti’s Aquart Outdoor Shower has a hefty cement base and polished copper fittings. Hook it up to a hose, and voilà! You’re ready to have your very own outdoor shower. Now, how to make sure you get hot water instead of cold? Maybe have a very long black hose out in the sunshine? Hmm.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: Gessato

2018 Phases Of The Moon

A 2018 calendar is exactly what you don’t need in August, but, hey, why not get ahead of things and snap up one now? I still stand by my earlier thinking that this calendar is a must-have for anyone with lycanthropic leanings, as business can be scheduled around inopportune times.
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Price: $17.95
Available from: MoMA Store

Clouds

There’s nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds every now and then, or so says Most Modest and Aces of Space. Their collaboration to create a “port hole to the sky” resulted in ‘Clouds’- a captured fragment from Jacob van Ruisdael’s “A Panoramic View of Amsterdam looking towards the IJ”, which was originally painted around 1665-70. Having a portion of a 17th century Dutch landscape hung in your home is pretty fun when it’s done in this particular way, isn’t it? And, of course, it costs a lot less than buying the original.
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Price: $300.00+
Available from: Most Modest

Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop

You know what will make your life better? The best ice cream scoop ever. The Bell-V is made of hand-finished and polished Teflon coated aluminum. It’s ergonomically comfortable. It’s black. I don’t know what more information you need, because that’s enough to convince me and I don’t even eat ice cream.
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Price: $50.00
Available from: Belle-V

Haptic Lab Kites

Please tell me you plan to fly a kite before the end of summer. After all, with Haptic Lab’s colorful array of Diamond and Delta Kites, you know you’re tempted.
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Price: $30.00 - 42.00
Available from: Haptic Lab

HAY Quilts

More minimal/modern quits, and this time they’re from Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson, the Danish-Swedish team known as All The Way To Paris. The quilts are cotton with polyester filling, and each one has graphic stripe patterns in softer primary colors. And, good news, they’re sized to fit a queen bed, so they can be your main coverlet/blanket for your bedroom, and not just a small throw size that you keep wishing was just a tiny bit bigger.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: Danish Design Store

RestartMilano Lamps

I hesitate to use the word ‘dainty’ to describe these lamps from RestartMilano, mostly because it brings to mind doilies and frail flowers. With their sleek swivel arms and warm brass finish, these lamps are just the opposite, yet the thin silhouette allows for a light touch in any interior, allowing other elements to take center stage. And, as an update, the Short Wall Lamp is now on sale.

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Price: $385.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Balad Lamp from Fermob

Need some flexible outdoor lighting? The Balad Lamp from Fermob is just the right size to tote around. And, compared to some other portable, outdoor lights (like the Uma), it’s absolutely affordable. The aluminum handle has a button at its base that dims the light and turns the lamp on and off. As a bonus, the accompanying Small and Large Stand transform the hand-held Balad into a floor lamp for outdoor dining or seating areas.
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Price: $114.00
Available from: YLiving