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Katie

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)

 
 

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    Curio Design Lighting

    Standout colors plus precise LED technology is what puts these super thin table and task lights by Curio Design on the map. Utilizing Light Guide technology- usually used in scanners and copiers- the light pipe is renewed for today’s world by a snazzy new suit of various colors. Oh, and, of course, each light fixture from Curio has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can control it using your smartphone or tablet.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $250.00 - 320.00
    Available from: Curio Lighting Home

    Coastal Quilts by Haptic Lab

    If you’re fond of one of the several coastal areas in the United States, you’ll want to take a look at Haptic Lab’s new Coastal Quilts. Gold polysilk is appliqu├ęd onto a pale blue soft cotton, representing the familiar places near the sea. Puget Sound, Penobscot Bay, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod are available now, with more following throughout the next several weeks and months.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $269.00 - 289.00
    Available from: Haptic Lab

    Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

    Is this a beautiful pizza cutter or what? Not that you need every single tool in your kitchen to be the best of the best, but, if you’re going to own a pizza cutter, it might as well be this one, right? A single ribbon of steel curves around to create a tab that accommodates your thumb’s pressure- it also keeps the wheel elevated off the table to avoid a mess. For anyone that loves their artisan (or takeout/delivery) pie, this might be the perfect gift.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $84.00
    Available from: Fitzsu

    Kreten Side table

    This amorphous Kreten Side Table by Souda owes its shape to stretch fabric. Concrete is poured into a stretchy fabric mold, creating a slightly different form each time. With such a distinctive shape (some might say odd personality) this table could be mistaken for an art piece, but do be sure to use it now and then as a table, or else it would feel unloved. Choose between four different hues.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $1,025.00
    Available from: Dwell

    Yearlight Calendar 2015

    How about a calendar that shows when daylight occurs throughout the year? The full evolution of daylight, twilight, darkness, and moonlight is displayed for each day of 2015 in this Yearlight Calendar by Bradley Pitts. Choose a New York, NY Calendar or pick a certain city or spot for your own custom version. Could also be a nice gift, so bookmark it for later reference.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $28.50 - 50.00
    Available from: Yearlight Calendars

    Marinade Set with Pipette Brush

    I don’t think I’ve ever marinaded anything in my life, but this Marinade Set with Pipette Brush looks like it would be kind of fun to use, doesn’t it? The pipette with brush would deliver your marinade in a precise manner while eliminating any errant drippings, thus making your kitchen easier to clean after your cooking is finished. Nice.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $19.95
    Available from: Burke Decor

    Flash Rectangular, Square, and Round Tables

    Good news, there’s a Tom Dixon Design Sale now through October 15. That means savings on all sorts of wonderful things, like the Flash Rectangular Table, Flash Square Table, and the Flash Round Table you see above. Created in the same spirit as Dixon’s Mirror Ball, these tables combine a mirrored bronze top and a brass plated steel base to make a strong metallic statement. Don’t forget about the Beat Lights (so popular nowadays), the Slab Chair, or any of Dixon’s accessories- all are 15% off.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $446.25 - 607.75
    Available from: YLiving

    Japanese Aged Brass Knife Block

    This is an expensive knife block. My twenty-some-odd-old self probably would have not posted it back in the day because of the price, but my firmly-in-my-thirties self has a bit more disposable income. I hope you do too, of course, because then we could convince each other that we could afford to spend this much on a block, especially if we plan to have it for decades. Aged brass and a detachable cherry wood five-slot top will certainly last that long, and more, if cared for appropriately.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $285.00
    Available from: Nickey Kehoe

    Hideaway Trash Bin

    The humble field of trash bin design is unexciting to say the least; there’s just not much going on in the way of improvements. Muuto adds another un-fancy option to the mix. It’s just a simple bin with a lid, yet with a few extra noteworthy details. The exterior is streamlined, so it could just as easily live in your closet as a laundry basket- that gets points for versatility in the aesthetic department, don’t you think? When the lid is on, an interior trash bag is hidden by the lid’s lip. When the lid is off, it can hang on the side of the bin for easy access and safekeeping.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $179.00
    Available from: DWR

    Kuu Lamp

    So, here’s something sort of exciting: there’s a new online store that aims to provide high-end modern design at affordable prices. How’s that going to happen? Original design, true craftsmanship, and working directly with factories around the world, apparently. Will it work? Let’s hope so. Hem just opened for preorders, and I’ve got my eye on this Kuu Lamp ($149-$225). There’s no doubt you’ll be seeing more of the collection within the next several weeks, so prepare your house for some new additions (and your bank account for a few subtractions).
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $149.00 - 225.00
    Available from: Hem

    Magnet 6

    These knob-like wooden things are magnets. Or, rather, these knob-like wooden things have magnets embedded within their rounded ends, to be precise. I bet you an imaginary nickel that these set of 6 magnets would look much nicer than any plastic magnets you’ve got hanging around, and I’d probably be right, unless you have some really cool plastic magnets that I don’t know about. Unlikely, but entirely possible.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: SGD39.00
    Available from: four&twenty

    Hanging Ring Perpetual Calendar

    If you like the idea of a perpetual calendar, then add this Hanging Ring Calendar to your list of considerations. Change the date by rotating the rings and visually experience the cyclical nature of our calendar system. It would be an interesting accent on a wall in an office, living area, or even a kid’s room (if the child was old enough not to attempt to use the rings as frisbees).
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $78.00
    Available from: Dwell

    Bookman Clip-On Reflectors

    What are you looking at? Reflectors. Why should you care? Because it’s the end of September, and, in North America, that means it’s getting darker earlier in the evening, and you’re hard to see when you’re out running, biking, or walking your dog. These reflectors from Bookman are sort of special because they clip on with a magnet. Add one or two on in a snap- to your jacket, to your dog’s leash, to your bike, you name it. That makes it super easy to remain visible to other people (and those people in vehicles) when you’re out and about no matter what you’re wearing.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $9.00
    Available from: Omoi Zakka Shop

    Mark’s Notebook Calendars

    Okay, don’t freak out, it’s just a calendar for 2015. You still have three whole months left until the new year rolls around, which is plenty of time to get your ducks in a row, so to speak. This past year I’ve kept my months organized by using one of Mark’s Notebook Calendars, and I’ll probably repeat the habit next year. There’s three different sizes- small, medium, and large- and it’s satisfyingly slim. Front-facing pages display the current month plus there’s just one yearly plan page- nothing else to weigh you down.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $12.00 - 18.00
    Available from: Omoi Zakka Shop