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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)

 
 

Design Letters Arne Jacobsen Kids Cutlery Set

Do you think people would look at me funny if I chose to eat all of my meals with a kids’ cutlery set? Not if they recognized Arne Jacobsen’s typography, right? This four-piece alphabet cutlery set is pretty cute, and, if I had kids, I would insist they use these until they could say the alphabet forwards and backwards. This set was designed by Arne’s grandson Tobias Jacobsen, and belongs to the Design Letters tableware set.
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Price: $29.00
Available from: Huset Shop

Stanley Stool

Can you have too many stools and side tables? Nah. This stool has a powder coated steel frame in several autumnal colors (orange, bordeaux, green, light grey, dark grey) and a natural cork seat that’s friendlier to your guests’ derrières when used as an extra seating spot. Get a couple to keep your sofa company, and know that they’re stackable should you ever need more floor space (for a dance party, of course).
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Price: $220.00
Available from: A+R Store

Boya Lamp

This little lamp takes its inspiration from the sea- think lighthouse beacons and buoys. At 8.5″ high and 7.5″ in diameter, it’s small enough to fit on a desk or large side table without taking up a lot of visual space, especially as there’s no traditional cloth lampshade. The base is made of reclaimed American red and white oak beams and the shade is thick, tinted grey glass.
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Price: $360.00
Available from: Environment

Shakers by Reed Wilson Design

If your salt and pepper situation is very sad, maybe you need to get better receptacles. Reed Wilson offers these faceted walnut shakers with rubber stoppers, and I dare say they’d be a pleasure to use. Each shaker is shaped by hand, so no two will be exactly alike.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Reed Wilson Design

Roll Bottle Opener

You would be forgiven for thinking this solid brass object is a bracelet, for the size could very well fit around a fashionable wrist. However, it’s a bottle opener, and it will help you pry off the top of your beverage with little effort. And, considering its jewelry-like appearance, you could even keep it out on a counter or bar area without looking like a slob.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: A+R Store

Muuto Around Tables

The aim of Thomas Bentzen’s Around Table for Muuto is functional simplicity. The tables are meant to be stable, durable, and the raised edge keeps coffee cups and drinks right where they belong. As Bentzen says, “around thus forms a practical and welcoming place to gather.” A small opening in the edge accommodates power cords, and, better yet, it’s currently on sale from DWR.
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Price: $381.65 - 594.15
Available from: DWR

Kinder GROUND

How about a bright, modular floor system that has no F’s, L’s, O’s, or R’s in its name? Well, I take back the O and R, as the name Kinder GROUND has those. No floor adhesive necessary, the Kinder GROUND system has various geometric shapes that fit together to create nontraditional rug sizes. Each hex, triangle, or diamond tile is fairly colorful, and you can either create your own pattern or purchase a pre-packaged configuration.
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Price: $1,350.00 and up
Available from: Kinder GROUND

Kelvin LED Table Lamp

LED lamps are obviously energy efficient, and this one has a pretty large spread of light considering its size. With a 359 degree swiveling head and a double pantograph arm, you can easily position it just the way you want. It’s a smart choice for a simple/modern task lamp, and you won’t have to sacrifice warm, soft light for energy efficiency.
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Price: $378.25
Available from: DWR

Trip Cartoon Coffee Table by Seletti

A serious interior is fine for some, but a little bit of humor goes a long way to making a space feel more inviting. This coffee table by Seletti has hand drawn lines around its edges that give an appearance of being plucked straight from a cartoon. Put it next to a very severe upholstered piece and suddenly the room says ‘hey, come sit down and relax’ instead of ‘be quiet and don’t touch anything.’
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Price: $260.00
Available from: Burke Decor

Hex Tree Swing

This probably isn’t the ideal time to introduce you to the Hex Tree Swing, as we’re firmly in the autumnal season, but, hey, why not make the most out of these last lovely days before winter hits? Or, be a bit braver and hang it indoors, I dare you. The hexagonally-shaped seat is made of sustainably-sourced Black Locust wood and hangs from 25 feet of 3/4″ natural manila rope. Both ends are whipped to prevent the rope from unraveling.
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Price: $195.00
Available from: The New Amity Workshop

Mono-Filio Round Frame Teapot

Tea, anyone? This glass bowl teapot allows light to filter through, giving you a clear view of your tea inside. Heat resistant borosilicate glass suspended from a continuous loop of stainless steel will stand the test of time with appropriate care. A stainless steel mesh sieve corrals loose leaves and allows for a quick clean.
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Price: $195.00
Available from: YLiving

Friday Links

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    Enjoy your weekend.

    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 appliquéd 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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    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