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Trapezoid Geo by Lourdes Sanchez

Textile designer Lourdes Sanchez recently collaborated with WestElm and turned some of her textile designs into wall art. I would ordinarily not recommend purchasing artwork from a mass retailer because I usually I believe that art should have some meaning when you choose to purchase it and put it in your home…but I’m a sucker for geometrics and Lourdes is a real artist so I’m going against my better judgement.

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Price: $179.00
Available from: WestElm

Mini Grill with Cool Bag

It’s starting to be picnic weather, and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited.

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Greener Grass Design

Concrete Bowls for BETONIU by Stephan Schulz

I came across the portfolio site of Stephan Schulz today and these concrete bowls made me do a double take.

They reflect the light just like polished natural stone, they feel comfortable and smooth cradled in your hands. The lips of the bowls – only a few millimeters thick – show that concrete is a material that can be used for the finest work, at the same time demonstrating where its limits lie; here, it has been taken to its limit.

Setting a minimalist accent, this set of four hand-made bowls presents an apparently everyday material in a new context. The bowls have a mobile quality; playing with the usual cliché of the hard rigidity and weight of concrete; they can rock back and forth, while drawing their stability from the increasing wall thickness towards the base.

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Price: €29.00 and up
Available from: Betoniu

Arwey Notebook Set #3

Here’s a nice five notebook gift set for your favorite artist / high thinker / writer.

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Price: $68.00
Available from: Arwey Store

Silver on Blue Linen Hex Pillow Cover

Dark cobalt blue linen overprinted with an opaque silver, hexagonal grid pattern with reflective sheen. The shiny silver pattern contrasts beautifully with the matte blue linen.

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Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Silver on Blue Linen Hex Pillow Cover here

Fliqlo: Flip Clock Screensaver

Here’s a fun screensaver for Mac or PC.
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Price: $0.00
Available from: 9031

The Humble Stoneware Crock

The stoneware crock became a houseware staple around 1720 in the North East United States, typically bearing a salt glaze and cobalt oxide blue stamps of the potters who made them. They’re incredibly sturdy, relatively inexpensive and simple in execution.

The wide mouth and base make the 1 gallon crock perfect for kitchen utensil storage and it’s heavy enough that I don’t have to worry about it tipping over.

Image above from Grey
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Price: $19.99 and up
Available from: Ace Hardware

Taizo Kuroda

The stillness and slight asymmetry of Taizo Kuroda’s pottery blows me away.

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Price: $1,500 and up.
Available from: Taizo Kuroda

Single Drop Hook by Makr

This handmade, steel hook measures 5 inches down and extends 2.5 inches from the wall and comes with a leather base plate riser. Let’s face it, whatever you’ll be hanging has to be pretty spectacular to be spending $75.00 just for the hook. But, if for some reason you’ve been needing hand forged steel hooks with a leather base plate riser…here you go.

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Makr Goods

Balancing Blocks from Fort Standard

Don’t think for a minute anyone is too old for balancing blocks. It would do many of us some good to spend a little time concentrating on something other than regular work, even if it is only for just a few moments (and even if it does just use a tiny portion of your brain). Of course, they’d make an excellent kid’s gift as well.

Hand made in Red Hook Brooklyn from repurposed hardwood scrap collected from local furniture shops.
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Price: $70.00
Available from: Fort Standard

One Day at a Time Notepad Set

Should you need reminding, this notepad set has the hours, minutes and seconds in the day. Maybe you could organize your tasks by how much time they take? Just an idea.

Sold as a trio.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: russellandhazel.com

Geometric Terrariums from Assembly New York

Just how great are these terrariums from Assembly New York? A geometric take is certainly refreshing compared to more antiquated versions. Prices start at $134 and go upwards to $340 depending on size. Each is one of kind as they are hand welded, and there doesn’t seem to be an awful lot of stock, fyi.

Hand welded metal and glass terrariums.

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Price: $134.00
Available from: Assembly New York

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Moose Valet

While this might be named after a moose, some would say it resembles a bird in flight or a whale’s tail. Whatever you might see, the bent beech plywood is a nice option for hanging various clothes or accessories on.

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Price: €47.50
Availability: Buy Moose Valet here

Athena Pendant Light

Whoa, not a bad price for a crazy-angular-modern pendant light. It’s a powder-coated metal shade, so no worries about robustness. Also, there’s a slightly rounder version (Olympus, shown below) if that would suit you better.

Available in Black or White powder-coated finish.
Hardwire installation.
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Price: $315.00
Available from: puremodern.com

Financial Padding

Instead of foam peanuts, pad your next package with these crumpled up paper banknote look-alikes. They’re reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable… and they’ll no doubt add an extra ‘oomph’ of surprise. Designed by the., whom you might know for their Anti-Theft Lunch Bags or Speak-er, just to name a few products.

Bills are printed on 30% recycled paper.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: the.