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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)

 
 

Benjamin Brush

Do you have trouble getting your kids to brush their teeth? Or do you not brush your teeth long enough? The Benjamin Brush might fix that little problem, as it’s the first electric toothbrush with an integrated speaker and music store. Choose a song, and it’ll play for two minutes- the recommended amount of time to get those teeth clean. The Benjamin also features Sonic Vibe Technology and fun silicone bristles that won’t damage your gums or tooth enamel.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Duo Server

How to keep your cheese visually separated from your baguette and/or crackers? By reminding your family/guests that the cheese stays on the marble circle dammit(!). But you’re not obsessive compulsive, so you wouldn’t say something like that, and you surely wouldn’t mind a few crumbs encroaching upon your beloved cheese… riiight? Especially when the pairing of a solid walnut cutting board looks so nice against a white or dark marble circle. The parts can be separated and used individually (marble=trivet!).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: BOWER

Mirror Bookmark

Do you still read paper books? If so, you may enjoy using this Mirror Bookmark to find palindromes, as intended, or, perhaps more likely, to see if you have food stuck in your teeth.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Areaware

Friday Links

Red House by EXTRASTUDIO

This Cotton Is Grown To Glow

– “When you die, you can have your ashes made into a rock to form an ‘eternal memorial reef‘ so that you can help coral reefs bloom after you’ve died.” (via Did You Know?)

Create Your Own Random Design Challenge

– Make your baby look like Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Dissent Collar Baby Bib (via)

That’s it for this week, as we’re traveling. Have a great weekend!

Emma Thermal Cup

It’s getting colder, so we’re going to prefer our tea and coffee very, very hot, thank you very much. But what about our poor little hands? Well, when you use the Emma Thermal Cup its outer layer will insulate the hand from heat and keep your beverage hot. Of course, when the weather turns warm again, just think how perfect a scoop or two of ice cream would be in one of these.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00 - 18.00
Available from: Luminaire

Large Vayu Floor Planter

Plant nerds, check out this planter from Light & Ladder. Do you love it? I sure do (though I don’t like the price). It’s a sculptural take on the planter vessel, suitable for indoors or outside. It’s going to catch the eye from every angle, thanks to its stepped surface, and it’ll make your plant feel like a thousand bucks.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $680.00
Available from: Sight Unseen

Buka Candlestick

The Buka Candlestick employs two pins to keep a candle suspended above its metal dish. Visually light and effortless, the look is elegant and a little mysterious; it may be just the thing to add some ambience during the winter evenings ahead.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Horne

Bookends by DANIEL/EMMA

It’s next to impossible for me to pass up a pair of delightfully simple bookends, and, of course, these are by DANIEL/EMMA, so I really have no choice but to show them to you. Machined from a single block of granite, each bookend set will support the heaviest books in your collection, no doubt about it.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: Field

LBR-2 Book Bench

Do I really need to explain how this bench is worth every cent of its price tag? Seating + Books = (!). It has an angled shelf for books (why, yes, I am nerding out a little bit over that detail). That will give you a perfect place to keep your favorites, tucked away under a handy seating surface.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,250.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

YUH Lamps

Yuh is for ‘you,’ at least, phonetically speaking. You may like its personal size and its built-in LED technology, but take note of the slim opening in the top that gives off a soft, upward illumination. There’s a dimmer switch, and if you’re the type to doze off with the lights on, you’ll like the fact that it has a timer function too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $572.00
Available from: YLighting

Space Stand and Bullet Pen

You know how you stop losing pens? Get a nice one and then get an accompanying stand so it never leaves your desk. Field offers up the classic Fisher Space Bullet Pen and a specially made stand, in Matte Black, Brass, and Chrome. If you can avoid losing the pen, the pair will be a good addition to your workspace, possibly for the rest of your career.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Field

Swissted Posters

Hey, do you need some remixed rock posters on your walls? Because there’s a bunch from Swissted, and they’ve all got a hefty dose of Swiss Modernism applied to the original vintage designs. Pick a few of your favorites and you’ll have a gallery wall of fun prints in no time.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00 - 150.00
Available from: Swissted

Ding Enameled Cast Iron Casserole with Stand

I know next to nothing about cooking, but I sure know a handsome casserole dish when I see one. Made from cast iron (which is very efficient at retaining heat), the dish has a flat base that sits easily on an oven rack or stovetop with a separate stand (and non-slip silicone pads) to raise the dish for tabletop serving. Those of you familiar with the the ancient Chinese tradition of “Ding” will notice that this piece shares some similarities in shape; think of it as a modern update to some of the world’s oldest cookware.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00
Available from: Gessato

Friday Links

– Serious about your ping pong game? Here you go: Leather Ping Pong Paddle Case

Tubular Magazine Rack (to go with your Joe Columbo furniture perhaps?)

Wet Book Rescue: How to repair a wet, damaged book

Start With Yes Print

– Painting: Nighttime Observations in Gray by Rachel Walter

D25 Sconce

Crystal Wall Hook (Mt. Fuji) (Winter is coming…)

My First Shoes DIY Kit (I know, it’s $100+ to hand sew your own baby’s shoes, but they’re cuuuute)

– Pretty slick 12L Motorcycle Tail Bag on Kickstarter

Have a good weekend!

12L Motorcycle Tail Bag

Dodecal 2018

Oh, your calendar for next year is flat? Huh, mine is a wooden polyhedra with each month laser-engraved on its sides. See, you turn it around every which way to view the desired month, so it’s sort of a fun-and-functional desktop object. Hmm? Yes, of course, you can have one too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £79.00
Available from: DodeCal