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About Katie: Katie has been a product and textile designer, an art restoration specialist, and an interior designer/merchandiser. Her interests are focused on finding well designed items that improve daily life as well as reading fiction and making stuff. (View Profile)

 
 

Friday Links

  • Longitude 131° (via Tiny House Living)
  • The NoPhone (Sadly, the NoPhone’s Kickstarter campaign is cancelled.)
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  • Frozen Yogurt In A Shell, No Packaging Required
  • EpiPen cases and wallets
  • Hot Spots: Mapping the World’s Most Photographed Locations
  • Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker
  • Laniakea: Our home supercluster
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    Enjoy your weekend!

    reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap

    You might have liked the Cuppow Mason Jar Lid, but what about the reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap? It goes a step further by providing a spill-proof option for a Mason jar, allowing you to store dry goods, syrups, dressings, or, yes, even tote around your favorite beverage. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and is dishwasher safe, so it’ll go a long way towards making those jars more effective for storage or everyday use. And, if you’re feeling a bit sad because you have no Mason jar, don’t you worry, you can buy one of those from Mason Jars Company as well.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $7.00
    Available from: Mason Jars Company

    Calvo Side Table

    Lee Kirkbride’s Calvo side table for SCP’s Boxed collection sets itself apart with a tilted support and 3 point base which allows the table to sit closer to your chair, sofa, or bed. A slight tray edge and a tapered base further add to the design detail, making this table a quiet favorite for years to come.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $475.00
    Available from: Horne

    Knoll Sale

    It’s that time of year again. The annual Knoll Sale begins. The many classic design pieces that you know and love are 15% off until September 30th. What should you consider? Maybe a Bertoia Side Chair, a Pollock Arm Chair, or Schultz’s Petal Dining Table? Pick the piece you love, and then congratulate yourself for waiting so long.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $15% off
    Available from: Knoll

    Modular Magnetic Pen

    This Modular Magnetic Pen may be arranged in various ways for function or just plain fun. For normal pen or stylus use, keep the rare earth magnets stacked around the ballpoint cartridge. Unstack the magnets to make a circle for a drawing compass, or experiment with reversing the poles for unexpected bouncy lines.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $40.00
    Available from: Uncommon Goods

    Laser Etched Pouches from Molly M Designs

    Should you want or need a laser etched leather pouch, head on over to Molly McGrath’s site, Molly M Designs. There you’ll find a sizable array of geometric patterns etched upon various sized pouches, and, happily, you can pick the color you like most for your clutch/wallet/business card case. There’s also laser cut trivets and coasters made from 100% wool merino felt as well as a fair amount of geometric jewelry, if you’re interested.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $50.00 - 100.00
    Available from: Molly M Designs

    XLBoom’s Keywest Mirrored Key Cabinet

    Finally, there’s a spot for a mirror and all your family’s keys, wrapped up into one very decent package. A no-fuss painted MDF case features a mirror on the door, so you can check that lovely mug of yours before you head out to face the day. Open the door, and look! So much room and so many hooks, even a persnickety janitor would be pleased.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $185.00
    Available from: Luminaire

    Abacus Totem Key Holder

    It this some sort of facial jewelry? Or perhaps a tiny dumbbell for a muscly mouse? I suppose it could be either, but, alas, it’s a key holder. The Abacus Totem Key Holder is from Postalco, the maker of many wonderful things. Handcrafted in Japan from solid brass, it keeps your keys tidy with a simple screw end that makes it easy to add or subtract individual keys.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $96.00
    Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

    Starry Light by Anagraphic

    If you’re fond of constellations, then you’ll like this Starry Light by Anagraphic. The hemispheric shade lends itself to a pattern of the Northern Hemisphere’s two equinoxes and solstices and a LED light fixture projects most of its light downwards, with just enough residual light to bring out the stars on your walls. Also, as the lamp is manufactured by hand, you may customize the light to a specific date, time and geographical location.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: €1,152.00
    Available from: Anagraphic

    Hot Kettle

    Not that you need the warning, but this kettle gets HOT. The stainless steel body and handle have a distinct industrial vibe and its two red buttons safely release steam and hot water. Designed by Selab + Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti, it’ll heat your water up safely and efficiently. (Note: boiling water in a pan for tea or coffee is sad. Get a kettle.)

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $85.00 - 100.00
    Available from: GSelect

    Holmes Sconce

    It doesn’t take much deductive reasoning to select this Holmes Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric as one of the better options in the marketplace. It might be inspired by the classic candle sconce in the days before electricity, but the minimalist lines in its steel backplate marks it firmly in the present. Make it your own by choosing a specialty bulb, and know that the smaller size would fit almost anywhere you need an extra source of light.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $85.00
    Available from: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

    Animal Boxes

    A couple of years ago I saw a few of these Animal boxes by Karl Zahn lined up along a windowsill in someone’s home, and it struck me how it would be a thoughtful tradition to give one each year as a gift for a friend or loved one. Each box represents a “power” animal, a sort of totem for one’s ambitions. Plus, there’s just enough room inside for something small and special should you decide to take the gift a step further.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $49.00
    Available from: Areaware

    Super Sincere Sentiments by Hoko

    Don’t send out a regular card on a specific occasion, send a Super Sincere Sentiments card by Hoko. “Unmask and articulate” the insincerity of mass produced greeting cards by selecting the occasion, recipient, and sentiment, and then finish it off with your signature. Let’s hope the recipient will understand and appreciate the concept instead of thinking that you’re a jerk.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $15.00 - 20.00
    Available from: The Farm Store

    Soba Cable Director from Bluelounge

    Most of us would like to ignore the unfortunate mess of cords lurking underneath and around our desks. It’s understandable, as organizing it all seems like such a pain. However, once you take a look at the Soba from Bluelounge, you might actually look forward to organizing those cords. Skeptical? Don’t be. The flexible tube portion has a ‘Vortex zipper’ that allows you to easily open and route cables through from one end to the other. Bundle up to three cords in the tubing and use the mounting clips to keep it all in place. Easy, right? Take a look at the video below for visuals.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $24.95
    Available from: Bluelounge

    ZZZ Stool

    Another piece from Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection? You got it, and it certainly won’t put you to sleep. When a room has to function in multiple ways, it’s best to choose pieces that are robust and versatile. This ZZZ Stool is made from powder coated steel and may also function as a side table, which checks off both boxes. One would assume it would be safe outdoors as well.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $349.00
    Available from: Lekker Home