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Equal Area Map

Most of us could probably use a good look at this map- or at least post it up somewhere prominent to remind ourselves that there are many other places in the world. Not trying to be philosophical here, just suggesting some perspective.

“This map doesn’t just look good, it also serves a useful purpose. It is an Equal Area Projection, meaning that all countries are in correct proportion to one another in terms of size. This is rare in global mapping: maps generally illustrate their “mother” country as disproportionately large. Available in two versions. Version 1: yellow to red to purple and Version 2: (limited edition) green to salmon to brown.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Equal Area Map here

Noisy Furniture

You too can look like a crazy genius.

“Noisy Furniture is a modular furniture system. Each element attaches to the next via a Dual Lock re-closable fastener. This allows one to create endless constructions ranging from a straight and sober aesthetic to something wild and unexpected.”

Limited Edition of 21 sets with engraved lamp part.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,250.00
Availability: Buy Noisy Furniture here

Beaker Skin

Something like this would certainly provide some stimulation whilst drinking your daily intake of H2O.

“The fantastic array of textures comes from printing them with random, everyday objects such as tape, thread, rubber and an orange net.”

2.75″Ø x 4.75″H

Porcelain.
Set of six.

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Availability: Buy Beaker Skin here

tulip coffee table on sale

Not a bad little table for the price.

“Round wood-construction laminated tabletops rest on chrome-plated metal bases. Assembly required.”

30″diam x 16″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Availability: Buy tulip coffee table on sale here

Twinkle Living Shadowlands Rug

This rug is lovely- the organic shapes next to pixel-like squares add an interesting twist to an otherwise simple graphic rug.

“With custom prints and designs inspired by imagery culled from a life spent working in the arts, traveling the world, and escaping with idle daydreams, Wenlan brings a fresh point of view to her work and is thrilled to translate her ideas into a line of unique but accessible collection for the home.”

6′ X 8′ $1,355

10′ X 13′ $3,669

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,355-$3,669
Availability: Buy Twinkle Living Shadowlands Rug here

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B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius

“Hella Jongerius turns imperfections into ideals with the B-set dinner service. Each piece is fired in an overheated kiln to slightly warp the porcelain into uniquely distorted shapes. The result is a curiously charming dinner-set, unified by its consistent inconsistencies.
The porcelain and glaze recipes used are stamped on the side of each item as a tribute to the ceramics recipe culture.”

Dimensions:
Beaker small: 3″Ø x 2.5″H
Beaker large: 3″Ø x 4.5″H
Bowl small: 4.75″Ø x 3.5″H
Bowl large: 8″Ø x 4.75″H
Plate small: 8″Ø
Plate large:10″Ø
Carafe: 4.75″Ø x 10.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $33-$190
Availability: Buy B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius here

Uffizi Bunk Bed

Holy cow. This is the craziest/coolest bunk bed. It’s also possibly the most expensive one as well, but that is beside the point since it would no doubt imbue young children with excellent design sense.

“Designed by the artisan duo Jenny Argie and Andrew Thornton, the Uffizi can be considered as an architectural work given the interesting spaces it provides. Kids will love the cantilevers, semi-enclosed lower bunk, and window like openings. You may select different finishes for different parts of the bed giving you the opportunity to suit your own style.”

Made from sustainable hard wood and birch ply. All finishes are 100% nontoxic.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,850.00
Availability: Buy Uffizi Bunk Bed here

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See-Saw Bookshelf

Even if you don’t have the urge to snap this up and put it on display in your living room, surely you can find appreciation for the delightful design somewhere in your heart/head.

“Every book tells its own story. Every book has its own weight. By playing with balance, the See-Saw bookshelf visualizes the breadth of our home libraries.”

Walnut wood with powder coated steel parts.

shelf: 47.25″ x 9.8″ x 2″
stand: 13.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1899.00
Availability: Buy See-Saw Bookshelf here

Mod Cork Credenza

This provides plenty of inspiration to cover all available doors in cork. Not that you would, of course, want tacks stuck in all sorts of places, but it does liven up the possibilities for art in unexpected places. This credenza has worthy environmental credentials as well.

“Clean modern lines and a strong focus on environmentally friendly materials inform the Cork Credenza. The cork doors are made from the renewable bark of cork trees without harm to the tree itself. The cabinet utlizes rapidly renewable bamboo for the frame and FSC certified birch plywood for the interior (both materials are made with formaldehyde-free adhesives). The credenza is finished with low VOC topcoats for healthier indoor air quality.”

18.5″ deep x 59.5″ wide x 29.75″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,500.00
Availability: Buy Mod Cork Credenza here

Argard M10 Bluetooth Headset

Look at this tiny little headset! No wires, no clips. It’s less than the size of a quarter, and it’s so much better than the crazy-big-behind-the-ear ones that so many people wear even when they aren’t talking on their phones. Be slightly less obvious with this new gadget…

“…it doesn’t require a behind the ear clip, mainly because its unique shape ‘sticks’ in the ear… You put it on with one turning movement (yes, somewhat like a screw) and it just stays in your ear. And it obviously comes with three different sized silicone covers to adjust it to your earsize…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Argard M10 Bluetooth Headset here

Min Bedside Table–on sale

The Min Bedside Table has the same unadorned simplicity found in the Min Bed. Constructed of silver lacquered aluminum and warm walnut veneers, the bedside table offers an ample surface for books, eyeglasses, clock radio or remote. The sides and back are wrapped in a sheath of aluminum, with the side panels rising above the tabletop to form a practical as well as elegant lip. Mirroring the bed’s aesthetic, each corner of the Min Bedside Table is rounded and flawlessly smooth. A single drawer provides concealed storage for valuables, while a deep bottom shelf adds additional cargo space for an array of books, magazines or personal effects.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Lismer Stool by Gus* Modern

The Lismer Stool has a very casual modern feel to it.

Solid oak construction.

Purchase Information:

Price: $219.00
Availability: Buy Lismer Stool by Gus* Modern here

Love, Work, TV patches

It’s hard to avoid thinking about Robert Palmer songs while discussing a love patch, but I’ll try to refrain.

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Gun Earrings

I know, I know, guns aren’t considered the most neutral of topics, but I do like them in earring form.

“These earrings are toy versions of the AK47, a rather famous automatic rifle. Swords to ploughshares? Ironic comment on gun culture? Self defence for earlobes? You decide….”

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Gun Earrings here

Jorine Oosterhoff Mad Hatter Bowls

While you might not have the disposable income to afford these pieces, you might know someone that does, and that someone might be less grumpy during teatime if they owned one or two of these to hold their snacks.

“With experimental forms and avant-garde design, these progressive and playful pieces are sure to inspire an afternoon of tea and delectable goodies. As the designer herself describes, ‘My products become characters, like individual things that seem to live their own life. They have their own identity and personality. Sometimes they seem to come from a fairytale-world. Products making us feel like being in a different world.'”

Unglazed porcelain on the outside, glazed inside.

Purchase Information:

Price: $228.00
Availability: Buy Jorine Oosterhoff Mad Hatter Bowls here