Little Thank You Notes

This is such a nice way to express your appreciation. This set of 25 individual thank you notes are small enough to carry around and leave about wherever you want. Maybe your server or salesperson was prompt and courteous, or maybe your coworker did something that made your day easier; it’d be easy to leave a note and let them know you noticed. It’s not specified what all the cards say, but two photos show two cards with ‘Thank you for your lovely hospitality’ and ‘Thank you for the superb service.’


Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Available from: Fifiduvie

Marble Mortar and Pestle

Most cooks leave mortar and pestles out on the countertop to avoid lugging them in and out of cabinets, and seeing as they’re out for everyone to see, they might as well be nice to look at. Marble, as some of you might know, is an excellent material for a mortar and pestle as it does not absorb odors from foods and provides a perfect grinding surface. Each varies slightly.


Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00 - 80.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

Happy Fourth of July

Here’s hoping you enjoy Independence Day. Have fun and don’t forget the sunblock!

Shown above:
Chef’n Barbeque Sauce Mop, $12.80
Chef’n Barbeque Turner, $14.16
Chef’n Barbeque Tongs, $15.18
Chef’n Barbeque Branch Skewer, $16.89

Purchase Information:

Price: $46.99
Available from: Gilt

Scanwood Bread Board

Remember us mentioning the Scanwood office supplies? Scanwood does quite a few wood tabletop and kitchen accessories as well, thankfully with the same pared down aesthetic. A good deal of their collection is available from AllModern, but for now we’ll just admire this bread board with offset slats to channel crumbs.

Designed by: Knud Holscher
Material: Beech wood and marble
Hand crafted
Easy to maintain
Dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 1″ H x 10.2″ W x 15.4″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.99
Available from: AllModern

Hang On Easy Diffuser

You’ve no excuse for bare bulbs, especially after being reminded that Droog has this shade. In a few seconds, cover your bare bulb with the Hang On Easy Diffuser and then step back and bask in the soft glow of your lovely new light source. This was one of the earlier posts (c. 2006?) here on BLTD, and it’s nice to see that it remains such an easy and elegant solution.

Purchase Information:

Price: $134.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Doodle Tablecloth

Don’t go thinking this tablecloth is just for kids- it would be just as fun at a dinner party or outdoor cookout. After you scribble and scrawl your masterpiece or menu and your guests/family have had their fill of fabric markers, throw the tablecloth into the washer and you’ll soon have a blank canvas for your next event.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Tokyo Lamp I & II

Who is this little guy and where did he come from? The Tokyo lamp is from Misewell, and, as said earlier, Misewell can do no wrong when it comes to furniture and accessories. Little lamps are great fits for smaller tables, and as you can see from the picture below, it would complement the Grain Desk quite nicely. The shade pivots and the neck can be adjusted to give the right stance.


Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00 - 305.00
Available from: Misewell

Droog File Organizer

Spending too much time searching for a particular book (or cd, if you still have them)? Alphabetize them first, then consider adding these organizers from Droog. Cross out the appropriate letter or number with a marker, then fold the paper to create a corner stand. See video from Droog below.


Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

Poketo Draw Your Mind Journal

Just do what it says and you’ll be fine. For any creative type, a place to jot down notes and sketches is essential; these blank journals are small enough to fit in a briefcase/bag and have a durable cover to protect the pages. Available in Black, Brown or Grey.


Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Poketo

Ikea Kvissle Home Office Series

A tidy office is a productive office, and with the new sleek Ikea Kvissle desktop series, you can organize all your supplies and stationery without breaking the bank. White steel and natural cork make up the unifying theme for this series, which include solutions for filing paper, stationery, pens/pencils, gadgets, books and magazines. If I only had to choose one it’d be the Desk Organizer, which is particularly striking.

Fredericks & Mae Kites

Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height… How long has it been since you flew a kite? Years? Decades? Change that answer to ‘days’ by considering one of these kites by Fredericks & Mae, or, if $64 is a bit too high for your taste, make your own.

Purchase Information:

Price: $64.00
Available from: MATTER

Dino Salad Servers

If getting greens into your family’s diet is hard work, maybe these two Dino Servers will help make the salad bowl a little more friendly, and even a little fun. And, if these two cute little smiles aren’t successful in increasing the vegetable intake at your table, at least they’ll cheer you up whenever you pull them out of the drawer.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Available from: Howkapow

Woodsnap Wood Prints

If printing on glass isn’t your thing, how about wood? Southern California-based Woodsnap prints your artwork directly to maple canvas. By allowing the woodgrain to show through, the prints take on a natural, earthy look. Prices start at $30 for an 8×8″ and go up to $300 for a 30×40″; custom sizes are also available. Each print comes with mounting hardware.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00 and up
Availability: Buy Woodsnap Wood Prints here

Full Moon Sticky Note

It’s a sticky note in the shape of a full moon! For those of us that enjoy most things lunar, it’s an add-to-cart no brainer. As you can see from the photos, the moon is printed on tracing paper, which allows for some transparency. Each pad is 20 sheets of Full Moon Sticky Notes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95
Available from: mochithings

Orbit Ruler

True draftsmen and architects may scoff at this ruler, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is a beautiful object to grace your workstation with. Besides, drawing circles and arcs is just fun.

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00
Available from: Farm Store

Source: I New Idea