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Jan Hoekstra Cookware

Given the 2003 Red Dot Design award, Jan Hoekstra’s Cookware Series is designed with some really cool features:

“Saucepan twists and locks in place so liquids can be safely poured from notches on either side. In addition to giving you the convenience of one-handed straining, the interior of this Saucepan has a convenient measuring gauge so you can see how much you’ve added or removed. The gauge is in metric, attesting to the collection’s European roots. For the cook with too little storage space (and who doesn’t?), Hoekstra’s Cookware is made to nest together for compact storage. Made with a heat-resistant coated exterior in a choice of three colors and stainless steel interior, this Saucepan is suitable for all types of heat sources, from gas to induction cook tops.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $110
Availability: Buy Jan Hoekstra Cookware here

Porcelain Memory Stick

“…a 1 GB memory stick in a handmade porcelain case featuring USB 2.0. The Porcelain Memory turns the traditional notion of a memory stick on its head and offers a hand crafted, beautifully glazed piece of technology in a non-tech body, and the presentation really shines when the operating LED starts glowing through the china.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125
Availability: Buy Porcelain Memory Stick here

Tengu

This little desk mate, which lip syncs to music, is the next big thing in Japan and possibly your desk.

You can see it in action here.

“cute little USB creatures (think Tamagochi all over again) that you
plug into one of the many USB hubs you have sitting around, and when
Tengu picks up music, it starts to sing (or sync) along… Tengu has 7
different facial (hmpf) expressions that it uses to lip sync, that are
displayed in red LEDs over his white face”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Availability: Buy Tengu here

Surrealien Wallpaper

This custom wallpaper is created based on the location of objects on the wall in your home. It is warped and manipulated based on doors, outlets, light fixtures and even hanging art.

More information:

View Surrealien Wallpaper here

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Antelope Washbasin SW003

This Corian wall mounting wash basin is quite stunning and would really make a bath space shine for a relatively low price for such an amazing piece.

Purchase Information:

Price: $646
Availability: Buy Antelope Washbasin SW003 here

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antibodi chaise by patricia urquiola for moroso of italy

Another piece in the Antibodi collection by Patricia Urquiola.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,923.00
Availability: Buy antibodi chaise by patricia urquiola for moroso of italy here

Cross Cup by Maxim Velcovsky

These cross cups are a cute twist on the modern coffee mug. They would also work in well in the bath beside the sink as a rinsing cup.

Purchase Information:

Price: $33.00
Availability: Buy Cross Cup by Maxim Velcovsky here

Heat Wave Radiator by Droog

You might blow your entire furnishing budget on this, but it might just be worth it.

“All that effort trying to hide the traditional, bulky radiator is finally eliminated with Joris Laarman’s Heat Wave Radiator. Designed with both form and function in mind, the baroque-like twists and turns of this piece are full of hidden details just waiting to be discovered with a close inspection! The design is not however just a pretty face; the form itself has more surface area than the usual radiator, hence more radiated heat.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $11,119.00
Availability: Buy Heat Wave Radiator by Droog here

Clapper by André Klauser

Mmmm…Is there anything better than sun dried laundry? “When not in use it folds up and fits into the smallest of corners. Max. Load: 58 underpants.”

Blueprint Magazine

Sure, you’d expect any Martha Stewart magazine to be, well, a little too soccer-mom-ish to be considered a “Design” magazine (I hope I’m not offending anyone with this statement, I just mean in comparison to others in the genre). Yet I actually enjoy reading this one*- it’s got a good mix of do-it-yourself projects and inspiring photos of homes, plus the font they use makes me want to take up calligraphy.

(*We also are quite fond of them because they listed us in one of their first magazines as a top website for home furnishings, so that means they have excellent taste.)

More information:

View Blueprint Magazine here

Neo Two-Seater Sofa

Save 15% on some great upholstery items from DWR through January 29…($400 savings on this particular one.)

“The frame is made by hand and draws on techniques Bendtsen learned from
his father, who also designed and built furniture. The foam seat
cushions he uses are sourced from Italy because he hasn’t found any
others that offer his ideal mix of firm support and comfort. And the
removable cushion covers, while not a flashy feature, are all about
maximizing Neo’s functionality as an easy-to-live-with and
easy-to-clean seating collection.”

H 31″ W 77″ D 35″ Seat H 16″ Arm H 25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,700
Availability: Buy Neo Two-Seater Sofa here

S-XL Cake Mold

Have a little slice of genius with your cake. This silicone 11.8″ Cake Mold ‘pre-shapes’ any cake into 15 separate pieces, in a variation of ‘sizes’. From Small, to Extra Large. Also, I love how it really looks like an extruded 3D pie chart.

Purchase Information:

Price: $33.00
Availability: Buy S-XL Cake Mold here

LA LITERAL wall beds by Lievore, Altherr, and Molina

These are great beds for a small space. The steel beds attach to the wall and fold up when not needed and can be used as a shelf. Come in either double or single version.

Double: 79.5″ x 13″/15″ x 70″/78″h
Single: 79.5″ x 13″/15″ x 37.4″/41.3″h

DIY hand sanitizer

When you’re traveling, anti-bacterial hand washes are great to have because more often than not, you’re eating on the run. My good friend D. over at Less is More Balanced has come up with a recipe to make your own hand sanitizer which not only smells amazing and really works, but also is a genius way to keep all those little bottles out of the landfills.

Make a solution of 60% of alcohol and 40% distilled water and then add a dash of your favorite essential oil. Peppermint smells amazing, but I’m sure any oil would work just as well. Since it is liquid, you will want to put it in an atomizer or spray bottle (I like the one’s sold by Muji) because that will make application easier.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy DIY hand sanitizer here

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Offsetting your flight’s Carbon use

Traveling has an environmental impact, and you can offset that impact by purchasing carbon credits. For example, you can offset a flight from LAX to Hawaii is as little as twenty dollars.