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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

Cabin Porn 2018 Calendar, $17.00 (You can buy prints there too.)

LOGIFACES Concrete Menorah

Halo Wireless Phone Charger

Orijeen’s rainbow-hued furniture uses lenticular surfaces to change colour

The Minimalist Notebook

– Hmm. POSTUREAZE, “the easy way to maintain good posture.”

– Planner: Colour Me 2018

Nutrl: Fresh Bath Towels Made with Silver

– Know anyone? She Should Run

Have a great weekend.

Scott's Cabin
Scott’s Cabin, $42.00, 16 × 20-inch Frameable Print

Wallpaper* City Guides Gift Box

What do you get someone who’s interested in travel and design? The Wallpaper* City Guides Gift Box, of course. Each city guide is small enough to fit into a jacket pocket and has a fold-out map for easy reference, so it’s easy to find nearby museums, landmarks, and fun restaurants. This pack features Lima, Havana, Mexico City, Miami, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: NET-A-PORTER

Monkey Radio & Speaker

Fun! This Monkey Radio & Speaker features a flexible antenna that can wrap around a bike handle, bag strap, or shower rod (yes, it’s waterproof). No need to be without an FM radio and Bluetooth speaker when it’s so handy to carry around, right? The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for five hours and takes around three hours to fully charge. (And a great gift idea, too.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Artist Socks by Chatty Feet

Okay, so maybe you’re not a crazy sock person, but, aren’t these fun? Surely they’ll brighten up your day, or someone else’s. My favorites are ‘Andy Sock-Hole’ and ‘Frida Callus’- there’s quite a few more available on Chatty Feet’s site (though the shipping will take longer as it’s a UK based company, fyi).

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Artware Editions


Ah, the holiday season… and all the shopping that goes along with it. We’re going to not do the guest gift guides this year, but, remember, you can click on over to our Gifts category, where items have been sorted according to price. Plus, the previous Gift Guides are always fun to look at for ideas. Let us know if you come across any broken links. Happy shopping!

Rivsalt Himalayan Salt & Grater

Gah! It’s a cute Himalayan Salt & Grater set, which is pretty damn adorable. I can see how an overachieving host might want to get one for each guest, but one is more than enough to pass around a table for a special sense of occasion. The grater rests in a beechwood stand, a perfect little companion piece to give the salt a home.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Poketo

Gradient Calendar

You do know December is just two days away, right? Maybe you’ll use this Gradient Calendar to keep track of the date in the coming year, as it has just enough room to jot a few notes down on each un-coated page. Every month features a new font, and every day there’s a new type treatment, so you won’t get bored. There’s no year listed, so you can use it at any time in the future.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: American Design Club

Multi-ccino Mug

What’s the best gift for a coffee-drinking perfectionist? This Multi-ccino Mug, that’s what. The borosilicate glass mug has indicators printed on the outside for customizing proportions of espresso, milk, and water for the perfect brew. Do take note it’s currently on backorder (boooo) so don’t count on it for this holiday’s gift-giving exchange.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: MoMA Store


Do you refuse to give up on your pencils? Me too. I generally keep them around until they’re too small to use, and that’s just where the pencil+ comes in to save the day. It’s an all-in-one extender, sharpener and transporter. The sharpener is built into the end, so you’ll always have a sharp point when you want it. Smart, right?

Purchase Information:

Price: €35.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Cyber Monday Sales

If you’re wading through newsletters in your inbox right now, you have my sympathies. It feels like Black Friday/Cyber Monday has sort of gotten out of hand, so I’m trying not to pay too much attention to it. However, if that makes you frown, here’s a few sales notifications that didn’t immediately get trashed, as well as a few items that look awfully tempting. Good luck.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re taking the rest of the week off to spend time with friends and family*. Here’s hoping that your Thanksgiving is better than you hope, and that you get your fill of turkey (or another seasonally appropriate alternative) and all the other wonderful stuff.

O Corkscrew

Simplicity at its best, designer Athanasios Babalis reimagined the corkscrew to sidestep all the extraneous design elements in favor of pure function and form. The O Corkscrew requires only a twist and pull. The bronze and stainless steel will look right at home next to all your fancy bottles of wine and holiday fare, so feel free to leave it out to make imbibing that much easier, and possibly more delightful.

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Keep Track Coat Rack

This coat rack and shelving system has a sleek sensibility. Metal pieces slide into and along a channel cut into a solid block of alder wood, letting you adjust and change the pieces as you see fit. The larger piece can be flipped up to use as a mail holder or kept level for use as a small shelf. Use the smaller metal pieces as hooks for scarves, bags, and hats. Maybe you’ll use it in the entryway or office?

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: ILOVEHANDLES

Herman Miller Sale

Guess what? It’s time for the Herman Miller Sale! That means it’s an excellent time to snap up a classic, as you can save 15% and get free White Glove Delivery. Hooray!

More information:

View Herman Miller Sale here

Pocket Mirror

How important is it to have a mirror with a pocket? Pretty damn important when you’ve lost your keys/phone for the hundredth time and you’re running late and does your hair look okay? Keep those certain essentials in the integrated storage pocket of this mirror and never curse your lack of organization again.

Purchase Information:

Price: $228.00
Available from: Luminaire