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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)

 
 

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. Take time to get involved, whether it’s by pledging your support to #BeBoldForChange or by participating in A Day Without a Women (see below).
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Journal Desk by Normann Copenhagen

Another petite desk option? You betcha. This one arrives flat-packed (that makes it affordable) and has a moveable drawer to suit right or left hand users. An integrated wire grommet helps control cord clutter and its smaller footprint can fit snugly into a corner of the room, making the most of every inch.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $665.00
Available from: Horne

Marmoreal White or Black Board

So, maybe you can’t quite afford to have Max Lamb’s Marmoreal Bathroom or even a Marmoreal Side Table. You’re not alone. However, if you’re really, truly in love with the engineered stone, maybe you can afford to serve your cheese on a Marmoreal Board. My favorite is the black (it looks like outer space!) but the white is equally appealing as it showcases the colors just as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €250.00
Available from: Makers & Brothers

Seed Shelf

Who needs a tiny shelf to hold smaller things? Maybe your keys or your phone? How about your prized trophy (small, though it is) or your toothbrush? C’mon, you know there’s something you can store or display on the Seed Shelf. It comes in a handful of lovely colors and has a mounting mechanism that easily fastens to the wall, making installation a snap.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $9.50
Available from: good thing

Snake Blocks

You’ll have fun twisting and turning these colorful Snake Blocks to make all sorts of interesting shapes and patterns. 24 wooden triangles are held together with an elastic band, and you have your pick of a large or small version. It’ll keep your hands busy when you’re brainstorming (or waiting for an idea to hit, as is often the case).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00 - 48.00
Available from: Areaware

Friday Links

Moment 2.0: Make your iPhone or Pixel A Better Camera

Trigger: Retaliatory Online Donations (via mashable)

You Can Wire Up A Rose To Store Electricity

How to make your kid good at anything

– Kickstarter: Leverage Bottle Openers

DID THE OSCARS JUST PROVE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION?

Someone paid $15,000 for a chunk of mold and honestly what a steal

10 Hours of Ambient Arctic Sounds Will Help You Relax, Meditate, Study & Sleep. Hopefully.

Enjoy your weekend.

Playtype Attitude Mugs

Are you an activist, a feminist, or an optimist? Or maybe you’re an egoist, a narcissist, or a materialist? Get the mug to match the quality you most identify with, and then prepare yourself for a high five (or a few raised eyebrows) when you next get your midmorning cup of coffee. Could be a good gift for a friend/family member too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €19.00
Available from: Playtype

Turn Around Juicer

If you don’t mind using a little old fashioned elbow grease to produce your morning orange juice, then you’ll want to consider the simplicity of this wooden juicer from KiBiSi and Muuto. The Turn Around Juicer stands on its own and fits the palm nicely. Shall I point out that this won’t need any updating as years come and go, unlike other electrical juicers? Plus, the juice will taste all the more sweeter knowing you made it yourself (and burned some calories whilst doing so).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: DanishDesignStore

Prism Magnifier 120mm

That’s right, there’s the smaller Prism Magnifier, and now there’s the larger 120mm version. Through the prism, images and texts are shown at 1.5x the actual size, so we can study things a little closer and maybe squint a little less. As a bonus benefit, if sunlight happens to hit the prism at the right angle, you’ll get a little rainbow across your desk.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Areaware

Theorem Desk Lamp

Inspired by the hypotenuse of a right triangle, this smaller LED lamp will tuck in nicely amongst your other desk items. You do remember what a hypotenuse is, right? The Theorem Desk Lamp from DAMM is made from hand turned solid Ash base, cerused (I had to look up what that meant), with a natural beeswax finish. And, if you’d like an alternate color scheme, there’s black as well. An alternate arm shape? Piazza.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $725.00
Available from: DAMM

FJU Desk

If you need an elegant, small desk that will fold away, then the FJU is for you. An invisible mechanism allows it to fold and lock vertically against the wall, with its underside serving as a small storage area for your laptop/tablet and your books, notepads and magazines. It’s a tidy, efficient workspace that will hopefully fit into the smallest of spots.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,310.00 - 2,425.00
Available from: Luminaire

Sambonet Terra.Cotto Cookware

Colorful cookware? Sure, why not? Sambonet’s Terra.Cotto Piral designs are “recognized as the highest quality terracotta cookware in the world able to withstand temperatures ranging from 250° C to 280°C in an oven or a microwave.” The materials are eco-friendly, so they’re a smart and easy addition to your collection of saucepans and pots.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95 - $385.95
Available from: Sambonet Shop

Douguya Stool

Just in case you’re in the market for a small stool, you should train your eyes towards the Douguya Stool. It’s a replica of a vintage design (of unknown origin) and shows honest construction paired with sturdy materials. The brass metal frame is finished with an urushi (Japanese lacquer) coat and topped with a seat of Nara wood. It sure looks like it could take a few punches and still look good as new, and who doesn’t want that?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $367.86
Available from: Analogue Life

PIFF Hooks

The all-black set of PIFF Hooks is decidedly suitable for many a modern interior, with its shiny Bakelite and ash posts capable of holding coats and scarves and other miscellany. However, if you don’t mind a bit of color, you absolutely have to consider the color sets: full red, orange/pink/purple, and pink/yellow/blue. So fun.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €98.00
Available from: Sylvain Willenz Shop

Peili Salad Servers

Salad servers? Yawn. That’s what you think until you have someone special over for dinner and you’re stuck serving a salad course with an ordinary fork and spoon. Come on, you can do better. Get yourself these affordable Peili ash wood servers, because they’re “aesthetically sophisticated” tools. Once you have these alongside your fine salad, you’ll have nothing but pride in how you host your guests at the table.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Luminaire