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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)

 
 

Cap Table Lamp

It’s cute, right? Available in white, blush, misty blue, or midnight blue, the Cap Table Lamp has an adjustable shade on a small, cylindrical base. That means it won’t take up too much room on a side table or worktop, yet you’ll be able to direct the light right where you want it. Is it the perfect reading lamp for your favorite reading spot? Could be. Take a look at the different colors and see if one catches your eye.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $~382.00
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

Lift Trivet

If you’re going to save your table from scorch marks, you might as well do so with something pretty. The Lift Trivet is made from solid brass bent in a graceful ‘s’ shape to keep those hot pots and pans off those delicate wood surfaces. It’s simple and shiny: just what your table didn’t know it needed.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: DESU DESIGN

Portiko Extension Cord

You know the problem. All those charging cords and not enough outlets. It leads to a genuine mess, if not full-on fighting over who gets to power their device first. That’s where the Portiko comes in, and it’ll at least help a little if it doesn’t solve the whole issue outright. It’s a 6-foot extension cord with two outlets and two USB ports, so you can pretty much think of it as a magic wand (with power). Sit back, browse through your favorite sites, and know you’ll not need to choose between which device gets topped up first.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Available from: Blue Lounge

Porter Key Knife & Bottle Opener

Those pesky boxes and bottles. You always need something to help open them, unless you possess extremely strong teeth. Here’s a combination knife and bottle opener that’s ideal for your keychain, and it’s made from 3Cr13 stainless steel. The bottle opener portion is dual-layered at the axis point, making it easy to pry off bottle caps. The locking blade folds out for a sharp cut, so you’ll be ready to open those things you ordered online faster than you can say ‘where’s-my-utility-knife’. Back the Porter Key Knife & Bottle Opener on Kickstarter.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Available from: Everyman

Sale: Loll Adirondack Chair

DWR’s outdoor sale might encourage you to refresh your outdoor seating/dining options, especially once you realize that Loll’s Adirondack Chair is 15% off its regular price. Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic (mostly post-consumer milk jugs), each chair is waterproof, fade-resistant and maintenance-free. That’s exactly the kind of thing you want from an outdoor lounge chair, and the clean, modern interpretation of the classic Adirondack style certainly works with all sorts of exterior architecture. Now, let’s decide, which color is best?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $382.50
Available from: DWR

Simple Bed by Kalon Studios

You know, if you’re looking for something in particular, you can email us and we’ll keep our eyes out for whatever particular thing you’re searching for, right? As in, if you were looking for a Simple Bed, which is the name of this simple bed from Kalon Studios, I would happen to come across it while planning to post their Caravan Divan Twin, and immediately post this bed instead so that you’d know about it as an option.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,600.00 - 2,800.00
Available from: Kalon Studios

Outline

An entirely new measuring tool that combines three in one is just the thing to reduce desktop disarray. Matching silhouettes of traditional rulers is how Tomas Kral created Outline, and it’ll last well past your drawing days as it’s made from stainless steel with laser engraving. The Outline’s form includes a protractor and right angle with measurements in both inches and centimeters.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Available from: Field

Stick-Up Sticks

Did you think the Stick-Up Sticks were coathooks? I did, and I don’t think I’m disappointed to find out that they’re magnets instead. Where will you put them? Possibly the fridge, bulletin board, or any other metal surface could use some photos or notes. Stick a few Stick-Up Sticks there to start, and then see where else you could use them.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Areaware

Tableau by Pikaplant

Hooray! Those of us still struggling to keep houseplants alive now have a savior: the Tableau by Pikaplant. The Tableau incorporates a water reservoir so that our plants can drink when needed- even we’re away on a vacation (or just incredibly forgetful). The reservoir will hold enough water for up to three plants for a month, so they’ll be happy and healthy for at least that long. No electricity needed, it all works thanks to gravity and a steel base with a capillary fabric that plants can wick water through when needed. Back the project on Kickstarter within the next few days to receive one of your own.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €125.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Did you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend? Now that summer is unofficially here, perhaps we should discuss hammocks. Yea or nay? I believe the correct answer is ‘yea’- though if you voted ‘nay’ it’s probably due to the fact that most hammocks aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing things. However, Yellow Leaf Hammocks have several that look entirely decent, and you’ll probably even grow to love the stripes (colorful or neutral) after spending a lazy afternoon reclining in one. And, by the way, relax a little- it’s summer.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00+
Available from: Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Prism Magnifier

You might not need the Prism Magnifier today, but you might make use of it the next time some tiny text with fine details needs a closer look. When you don’t make use if its magnifying properties, it will sure look nice sitting atop that stack of other paperwork that you may or may not have beside your internet machine.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Areaware

Friday Links

  • Steve Messam creates crimson bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper
  • Now that Mad Men is over, we can enjoy it all over again with Mad Men Integrated, in small snippets at a time.
  • Yes. Recycling Debris into Concrete Lego-Blocks (via unconsumption)
  • Just a reminder, all the best Terrible real estate agent photographs are in one place.
  • UNIVERSUM INCOGNITA : A Primer on the Dark Universe. Warning: might be a tad too esoteric.
  • Elana Herzog’s Wall Panels (via drawdrawdraw)
  • Alexey Kondakov

  • Artist Alexey Kondakov Imagines Figures from Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life
  • Science Just Invented a Simple, Painless Way to Get Superhuman Vision (via galaxyclusters)
  • Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend!

    Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

    Mette Duedahl’s Push Coffee Maker is made of a warm grey stoneware in a rounded shape, which seems a little friendlier to touch and hold than the normal glass carafes used in most households. You’ll find the plunger is made of steel, so no worries as to the durability of daily use, and the lid is clear plastic, allowing you to check the progress of the brew. Duedahl’s Coffee Mugs look to be excellent companions to the Push Coffee Maker; I’ll keep my eyes out for a North American retailer.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $166.00
    Available from: A+R Store

    Karui Trays

    Pretty, jewel-tone leather contrasts nicely with the polished brass perimeters of the Karui Trays by Gam Fratesi for Skultuna. “Karui” means “light” and “soft” in Japanese (there, look at that, you learned something), which echoes the minimal feel of the circular shape and soft leather surfaces. Pair a couple up for a vanity or entry area, and try not to gravitate towards them every time you pass by.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $134.00 - 336.00
    Available from: Suite NY

    Drink Rocks by Runa Klock

    Drink rocks aren’t the most appealing idea, mostly because the two words don’t sound like the best of friends. Who wants a rock in their drink? Not me…but, maybe we should be a little more open to the idea, especially because Runa Klock has made this set from soapstone and marble, and each rock has a very appealing geometric shape. Come to think of it, they’re the sort of thing I’d like to set on a bookshelf to see, or on a table to pick up and hold, so why not see if they can cool my drink?
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $38.00
    Available from: Poketo