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Fast Cup by Maxim Velcovsky

Finally, this is available for sale and delivery to the US. The Fast Cup, part of the tongue & cheek series by Maxim Velcovsky, experiments with a disposable form in the context of traditional manufacturing techniques.

Handblown in the Czech Republic.
Dia 6.5 x H.8.5cm.

Capelli Stool

The Capelli Stool for Herman Miller is made from molded plywood with an ash veneer is an elegant and simple piece that would be perfect for on-demand seating in your home. Light and easy to transport, this would be nice in a library/office or in a living/dining room. What’s more, the stool separates into two halves and stack nicely away in a closet.

Awarded “Silver” in the Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) of 2002.

15.5″ w | 13.375″ d | 17″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Availability: Buy Capelli Stool here

“&pencil” notebook

This is so smart I don’t know why anyone hasn’t thought of it sooner…the pencil stays put when closed, thanks to an elastic strap.

comprises 100 pages of grid lined paper.

dimension : 7.5” x 5”

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00
Availability: Buy “&pencil” notebook here

Damier adjustable sofa, leather

So, this isn’t exactly something you might buy on a whim, (due to the unwieldly size and price tag) but it’s a pretty great piece if you have the space for it. It’s upholstered in leather and has two independently articulated movements on each of the four sections. This creates the ability to create a very configurable seating arrangement.

dimensions:
12.25″ high when flat 28.75″ high extended 49.5″ square, each unit 101″ square, entire sofa

Purchase Information:

Price: $24,105.00
Availability: Buy Damier adjustable sofa, leather here

Sussex Credenza Three with Drawers

What a delightful surprise, the Sussex Credenza is now available in white.

The new Credenza Three with Drawers is compact enough for use in a small apartment and features two flanking cabinet spaces – each with a cord escape for media equipment – and three central, easy-gliding drawers.

H 29″ W 60″ D 19″

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,598.00
Availability: Buy Sussex Credenza Three with Drawers here

Porcelain Bell Hanging Lamps

These look quite lovely. Almost ghost-like…though that might be due to the photography.

“Lamps made from thin molded porcelain in four configurations. Three lamps have downward-pointing shades, and one is a horizontal directional shade. Lamps come with 15 foot white cord set. Bulb not included.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Porcelain Bell Hanging Lamps here

Artecnica Transglass Large Cups

I can’t think of a better repurposing of wine bottles than these elegant frosted glass cups and matching carafe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $63.00
Availability: Buy Artecnica Transglass Large Cups here

‘stem’ salt & pepper set

These look like they’d be pretty comfortable to hold in the palm of your hand, though I don’t know if that’s really a quality people look for in their salt & pepper shakers…

White, glossy glaze surface with removable rubber stoppers for easy refills. Made in France.

white limonges porcelain

3.5″ x 2.75″

designer: marcel marongiu

Purchase Information:

Price: $45
Availability: Buy ‘stem’ salt & pepper set here

Eero Koivisto: Bailey Coffee Table

The tray table top would certainly keep things from slipping or rolling off, and it would certainly fit well in a smaller sitting area.

Material: Molded Wood Top, 8mm Matt Chrome Plated Steel Wire Base

H 12.8 Diameter 27.1

White or Walnut

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Eero Koivisto: Bailey Coffee Table here

Meret Flatware

I don’t usually go for gold, but I do have to admit this setting looks pretty luxe on a tabletop.

“Simple modern shapes in stainless steel are gilded with a durable matte gold finish.”

• 18/10 stainless steel
• Brushed finish with scratch-resistant PVD coating
• Dishwasher-safe
• Made in Italy

5-Piece Place Setting.

Purchase Information:

Price: $64.95
Availability: Buy Meret Flatware here

Lola Sideboard

The slight curve on each door front accentuates the style in just the right way. At 79″ long, it would certainly provide ample storage space for whichever room you might decide to put it in.

“Elegant wooden sideboard with shaped doors and chromed frame/feet. Available in wood or high gloss lacquered finishes.”

79 x 21.5 x 29.5h inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $2566
Availability: Buy Lola Sideboard here

hyptrochoid art set

I think I had a different version of this same idea when I was younger (a yellow/orange plastic “book” with different plastic inserts for shape variation) and I remember spending hours creating patterns with different colors. I highly recommend purchasing this very affordable set, for yourself or for your favorite young person.

“hypotrochoid is the mathematical term for a line traced by a fixed point in a circle (your pen) which is rotated around the inside of a larger circle. these beautiful flowing curves have fascinated mathematicians for centuries. different points within the small circle produce wildly different patterns. a classic and absorbing drawing set, easy and fun to use. 11 piece set in a tin with instructions.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.50
Availability: Buy hyptrochoid art set here

AVL Shaker Square Dining Table by Joep van Lieshout for moooi

This small dining table was built with Shaker traditions and proportions in mind, both “uncomplicated and practical”.

Table seats four.

Purchase Information:

Price: $548
Availability: Buy AVL Shaker Square Dining Table by Joep van Lieshout for moooi here

FORNBRO

You can probably tell the provenance of this table by the name and the price. I try not to post things from there, but this table is really quite perfect for what it is.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.99
Availability: Buy FORNBRO here

Technic Wall/Ceiling Lamp

This perfect spotlight would work well to illuminate a task area. Also, the price is right and the quality is high.

*Reader Update*:

A reader just purchased 8 of these and said that “the product shot is a bit deceiving. It looks like the light mounts flush to the wall when in fact the back plate will stick out almost an inch from the wall unless you do a lot of extra work to recess the unit into the wall. But they’re still really nice.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.60
Availability: Buy Technic Wall/Ceiling Lamp here