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Honeycomb Table Lamp

This is less than $50, which is crazy considering most lamps that look similar to this retail for more than $200 (at least).

“This softly lit Honeycomb Table Lamp is made of silk worm cocoon and sits atop a wooden base. The unique swirls make this lamp a perfect accent for any living space. A definite eye-catching design.”

Base: 5″ Sq, Lamp: 8″ Dia
Silk Worm Cocoon

Purchase Information:

Price: $44.95
Availability: Buy Honeycomb Table Lamp here

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Atelier Lzc Oval Mirror Houx

Yep, it’s decorative, leaning towards folksy, and it has flowers to boot, but I still think it’s such a find. I think it would contrast quite nicely with modern furniture, pulling out those qualities which become more prominent when put beside their polar opposite (an “eclectic” mix).

Hand screenprinted.

15″w x 7.75″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $87.00
Availability: Buy Atelier Lzc Oval Mirror Houx here

Tube Top Table Lamps

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Tube Top Table Lamps here

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Trace Coffee Table

Such a sleek proportioned table; the glass top would certainly help a living space feel more open and light.

“The Trace Table’s glass top sits flush with the table’s meticulously finished steel frame. The visual lightness of the design and beautiful combination of materials makes the table a complement to any space.”

13h x 43.25w x 21.5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500
Availability: Buy Trace Coffee Table here

Felt Vase Collection

These are a lot more special than you’d think on first glance…

“Designer Joshua Stone brings these hand made sculptural, contemporary vases consisting of industrial wool felt pieces, borosilicate beakers and reclaimed wood. These functional vases are watertight and the felt has been factory treated for low maintenance care that is as beautiful as they are utilitarian.”

Made in a limited edition of only 100 pieces.
Available in four sizes.

Hand Made in United States.

Purchase Information:

Price: $420-$485
Availability: Buy Felt Vase Collection here

Urban Cup Holder

It’s not often that a product forays into uncharted territory- yet that’s what this does for the urban setting. Claim that post for your own, I say.

“The aim of the urban cup holder is to encourage people to reinterpret street settings and claim them as their territory, instead of just using them as a means of passage from A to B. The cup holder is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder. In turn, giving the user a feeling of control and creating a more personal space, a temporary territory.”

More information:

View Urban Cup Holder here

Piu Desk with Storage-over 50% off!

I’m really wild about this desk. It provides the light airiness afforded by glass, but has organizational and storage elements of a traditional desk. And now it’s over 50% off.

I love the versatility of this table- perfect for limited space, it converts from dining to desk in a blink of an eye. Especially notable are the storage containers, which can be easily added or subtracted.

Tempered glass top; 25mm powder-coated tube steel legs; 1.5mm powder-coated steel storage containers.

Desk: H 29.5″ W 71″ D 35.5″

Piu Desk with Storage (white or orange)
$1,498 $699.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Piu Desk with Storage-over 50% off! here

Jerry Lamp

Indestructible lighting made from recyclable materials seems like a wise purchase, and at this price you won’t have to save up for it either…

“The Jerry Lamp (2005) represents a new level in lighting flexibility – literally. Made from recyclable silicone, Jerry is soft and durable, able to be dropped, knocked or tipped over with little concern. The malleable hook shape means that Jerry can be used for virtually any application – hook it onto the headboard of the bed or off the side of a bookshelf, place it on a side table or counter.”

Green or white.

H 10.6″ W 6.5″ H 5.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $135
Availability: Buy Jerry Lamp here

Reality Desk Set

It’s such a relief to see smart desk accessories…

“Allen reinterprets ordinary office objects for this desk set which includes a pencil tray, rubber band ball paperweight, and business card holder. Made of white resin cast from real objects.”

Pencil Tray: 2h x 6w x 2.5″d
Card Holder: 2h x 2.4w x 2.5″d
Paperweight: 2.5″diam

Purchase Information:

Price: $90
Availability: Buy Reality Desk Set here

Bi-Level Desk

Any one on a budget that needs a desk might consider this one…most likely this won’t be around long, though, so if you’re interested, better act soon.

“Sleek, contemporary lines with an expansive wood top and storage shelf on a polished-nickel base. Assembly required.”

50″l x 28″w x 36″h.

chocolate, $399.00 $279.99
(white no longer available)

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.99
Availability: Buy Bi-Level Desk here

Wish Paper

Kind of clever, and doesn’t require carving a chicken.

“The quantum unpredictability of tearing paper lets you make wishes by completely natural chance. This paper pad has 100 sheets of invisibly fibrous paper with an exact starting point for tearing. In the end, the bigger piece of paper gives a perfectly impartial decision. They can be used for all kinds of decision-making, more specifically in deciding whose wish gets granted. They can all be used by one or two persons. Of course, they can also be used for writing notes to yourself or others.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Wish Paper here

A Liaison Pillows

These are quite the thing to catch the eye in a living or bedroom area.

“All pillows are limited editions of a 100 pieces per design.
Pillows can be used two-sided. We chose to “frame” our pillows with either 100% silk or unique upholstery fabric.”

Windmill, San Francisco (left)
Balcony, Rome (right)


Purchase Information:

Price: $118.00
Availability: Buy A Liaison Pillows here

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Phonofone I & II

From the same guys that did the Park Planters, comes a couple of interesting ‘Phonofones’.

“Through passive amplification alone, These unique pieces instantly transform any personal music player + earbuds into a sculptural audio console. Without the use of external power or batteries, the Phonofone inventively exploits the virtues of horn acoustics to boost the audio output of standard earphones to up to 55 decibles* (or roughly the maximum volume of laptop speakers). Upon connecting active earphones to the Phonofone their trebly buzzing is instantly and profoundly transformed into a warm, rich and resonant sound.”

phonofone I (left), $425

phonofone II (right), $800

Purchase Information:

Price: $425-$800
Availability: Buy Phonofone I & II here

Round LED Clock

This clock has an easy-to-read blue LED, an alarm with snooze feature, and an AC adapter. Made of plastic casing with metal components. Three AA batteries included.

2d x 4″diam

Purchase Information:

Price: $35
Availability: Buy Round LED Clock here

The Story Behind the Bookmark by Tokuda + Komiya

Sure, you could use any scrap of paper for a bookmark, but these are much more interesting and humorous. This could also be a thoughtful little gift for a book lover.

“A bookmark and its story, which are reminiscent of foreign picture books of the past-scary and unreal, yet fascinating all at the same time. The action of the bookmark being sandwiched between the pages of a book tells a story in itself. It is a bookmark that is caught between the real world and a fictional world. A lonely mermaid. A silly goose. A word thief.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy The Story Behind the Bookmark by Tokuda + Komiya here