skip to main content
 

Articles Written by Katie

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)

 
 

Clad 3 Door Credenza

Warm, solid wood wrapped in cool, smooth steel sounds like a match made in heaven. Add storage to the mix and you’ve got us hooked. The Clad 3 Door Credenza is right at the 2 grand price point (walnut is just over; hickory, just under), which is pretty reasonable considering the sturdy and sleek materials. Integrated groove pulls keeps surfaces clean while soft closure mechanisms keeps things quiet. There’s a smaller 2 Door Credenza if you’re short on space. And, even better, the Clad Collection is from Blu Dot, which is has a 20% off sale now through October 29.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,919.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Voyager Backpack

If you spend a lot of time on the go, you know how useful a good accessory bag can be, as it keeps your important things organized and close at hand. The Voyager aims to hold your necessities for a weekend getaway or long flight. Its interior features a zipper pouch (perfect for a pair of shoes), two medium-sized mesh pockets, a small bottom pocket, plus two adjustable straps to keep everything in place. Notice the slip on the back; it fits over an extended luggage handle.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $158.00
Available from: Poketo

Perennial Garden Kit

Know anyone who likes gardening? You now have the perfect gift for them in this Perennial Garden Kit. Two scissors, one pruner, wood stakes, and twine with holder are all held in a tidy pinewood crate. Like I said, perfect, right? And, I think it’s safe to say any gardener can never have too many garden tools (or is that just me?).
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Brass Clips

Mark your progress in a book or folder with these fun brass paper clips. Four different shapes (2 of each) will definitely keep your spot visible and easily referenced. Might also be perfect for a journal, notebook, or cookbook?
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: Poketo

Friday Links

Dot Piano (via kottke)

Bento Stack for Apple Accessories

‘Bound’ Stool and ‘Bound’ Bench “The series is an experimental seating furniture projects assembled from scrap materials held together by ropes.”

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.

– So many lovely things: OEN Shop

Blue Fiets Bike Bell

peoplematchingartworks by Stefan Drashan via

Enjoy your weekend.

Paper Masks by SmagaPaperwood

You’ve seen some paper masks featured here before (Papercraft Masks), and now you’ve got some more to add to last-minute(ish) costume ideas. SmagaPaperwood has a Wolf, Raccoon, and Crow mask that particularly stand out as good Halloween fare, but there’s plenty more to peruse. What you’re buying is a digital download of templates with instructions on how to make your own, so don’t wait until the very last minute; you’ll need about 3-4 hours.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.36+
Available from: SmagaPaperwood on Etsy

Geo Ceramic Travel Mug

Not a fan of steel, glass, or plastic travel mugs? Well, maybe ceramic will be just the thing to transport your favorite beverage. And, this isn’t just any ceramic travel mug, it has a “patented tourmaline ionizing technology that helps improve the quality and taste of your drink.” Yep, you read that right. More below.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Available from: Leif

Pidestall Planters

Normally planters this nice would have a cringe-inducing price tag, but the Pidestall Planters seem completely affordable when you spend a little time appreciating their bent metal legs and clean, cylindrical forms. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, you have your pick of two sizes- Blue/short and Red/tall. It’s time to bring some plants indoors anyways, so you’ve got a reason to add one (or two) of them to your favorite room in the house.
(more…)

Euclid Measuring Cup

Yes, you saw this Euclid Measuring Cup back in a previous link pack, and now you get to see it again. What’s so special about it? Well, take a look at its funny shape and you’ll see how it’s tapered towards its bottom, and that mathematically optimal design allows for more precise measurements. Small measurements will have the same accuracy as larger ones, which is important for anyone that wants to get recipes just right.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Buckle Jars

Cast iron bowl, anyone? The little looped handle makes it feel fun, while the heftiness will make sure it stays put. It could live in the kitchen as a salt cellar, in the office for paperclips (or thumb drives?), or even in the bedroom or bathroom for smaller accessories and jewelry.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Available from: Ferm Living

Heart Coasters And Trivet

Uh, brightly colored coasters that form a heart-shaped trivet? Adding to my cart, pronto. Keep a few around to keep your cold/hot drinks from ruining your furniture, and gather them together when you’ve got a hot pot or kettle on the table. Fun!
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Brick Blanket

Who needs an extra blanket? The Brick Blanket by Thing Industries will keep you and your loved ones warm, as it’s made from 100% wool with hand blanket stitching at the edges. The bricks and mortar design will add just the right amount of pattern, perfect for accenting a sofa arm or the end of the bed.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Available from: Thing Industries

Flexible Powerstrip

I think this power strip is almost identical to the JolyJoy Flexible Power Strip on Amazon, except for this version looks like it has one less regular outlet and one more USB port. The flexible joints allow all your bulky power adapters to fit alongside each other on one strip; simply bend it back and forth to accommodate your needs.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Arid Umbrella Stand

This Arid Umbrella Stand uses the inherent properties of terracotta clay to wick away moisture. Smart, right? That’ll dry your umbrella a little faster than an ordinary stand. Also, raise your hand if you’ll be tempted to use it as a planter (*raised hand*).
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $135.00
Available from: good thing

Aurora Wall Planner

If you like a subtle gradations of pastel hues, you’re going to love the Aurora Wall Planner. The poster-sized pages all display lovely colors fading into each other with open-dated months, so you can start your planning at any point during the year. Keep the months displayed one-by-one, or go with a larger statement and cover one big wall with color.
(more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Poketo