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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)

 
 

Kinto Travel Tumbler

Here’s a travel tumbler that will work with your minimal lifestyle. There’s nothing to distract the eye, just a clean, simple design to hold your favorite beverage. Its stainless steel body (powder coated) is double-walled and vacuum-sealed, and that means it will keep liquids insulated for up to 6 hours. Not bad, eh?
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Poketo

Mixrack

It’s that time of the year when stacks of logs in your living room are entirely permissible… unless you don’t have a fireplace, because then you’ll just look like a hoarder. This Mixrack is a simple frame of powder-coated steel that can accommodate firewood, wine bottles, or magazines. As long as you keep the stack tidy and avoid any other compulsive gathering of multiple materials, it’s an excellent way to store whatever you choose in a minimal way.
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Price: $125.00 - 150.00
Available from: DWR

Suvé Bath Brushes

Talk about pampering yourself, these Suvé Brushes are so very luxurious with their soft, silky bristles. Made of solid walnut with natural goat hair (ideal for sensitive skin), each brush is built to last for daily use. So, go for it: enjoy a gentle scrub and get clean. One of these may be an ideal gift, so bookmark it for when you’re doing your holiday shopping.
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Price: $78.00 - 145.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

Happy Halloween

There are some truly terrifying Halloween decorations (aesthetically speaking) and I don’t blame you if you’d rather not take part. However, if you’d like to make a tiny effort towards recognizing the annual holiday that happens today, here are a few finds on Etsy that would be perfect for next year’s half-hearted decorative effort, most of which can easily store away without taking up most of your garage or spare closet.
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Crank Brothers Multi 19 Tool

Multi-tools are must-haves, don’t you think? Whether you keep one on you, in your car, or on your bicycle, you’re prepared for almost anything with a multi-tool. They’re way easier than carrying around than a toolbox, that’s for sure. The Crank Brothers Multi 19 Tool features side grips for a secure handhold and includes a spoke wrench, a chain tool, hex wrenches, open wrench, screwdrivers, and torx. And, yes, I had to look up torx. Also, if you are (or know) a cyclist, do check out the Crane E-Ne Bell in black, also available from the same retailer.
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Price: $33.95
Available from: Handsome

Fin Candleholders

Add a little candlelight to your evenings this autumn by getting a couple of Fin Candleholders. Inspired by the hulls of classic boats, the candleholders are constructed from laser cut steel that slots together. They’re resistance welded, so don’t expect them to arrive flat-packed. Do expect them to cast a flattering glow to those gathered around your table.
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Price: $40.00 - 50.00
Available from: Field

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The Illuminated Bookmark

Okay, now, no need to worry about what to get me for a gift- one of these Illuminated Bookmarks will do just fine. It’s a bookmark printed on a special film with ink that transmits electricity. See the circuit the ink creates? Add a lithium coin battery between the positive and negative ends and you’ve got an LED light. Pretty fun, huh? It’s sure to please any reader that is fond of technology.
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Price: $16.00
Available from: designboom

Hand-Painted Abstract Cutting Boards

Okay, so this isn’t going to appeal to everyone, but hand-painted cutting boards! With abstract shapes! Is that not extremely fun to see in the realm of kitchen tools? They’ve got a good safe mineral oil finish, though you’ll still want to take care and treat these boards as what they are: three quarters utilitarian kitchen staple and one quarter piece of art.
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Price: $160.00
Available from: M. Crow

Iso Organizer L

Well, hello there. The Iso Organizer comes in a larger, longer profile, which is pretty perfect for organizing all sorts of papers, mail, and books. It’s made of heavy gauge cold rolled steel (6 lbs.) with a cork underside, so it’ll stay put without scratching the surface underneath. I have the original size (in blue) on my desk and I’m now trying to think if I need this larger version somewhere else. Hmm.
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Price: $70.00
Available from: Field

XL 2018 Wall Calendar

By now, you’ve probably accepted that 2018 is only a couple of months away, so it’s time to get ahead of the game by sorting out your calendar options. This minimal wall calendar has enough room to make all sorts of notes if you so wish, and once you hang it on the wall, your whole month will be laid out before you to organize to your heart’s content. Note how the weekend dates are shifted to the side for easy reference, that’ll keep your work week and time off visually separated.
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Price: $99.00
Available from: The Minimalist

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.
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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.
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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?).
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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?
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Price: $16.00
Available from: Poketo