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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)

 
 

Egg Press x Schoolhouse Big Picture Calendar

Okay, here’s your chance to get 2017 all planned out before it even begins. The Egg Press x Schoolhouse Big Picture Calendar shows you the entire year all in one manageable rectangle. Add those important annual dates and note possible vacation time (it’ll be fun to use different colors of ink for different occasions) just so it is entirely obvious that you are going to slam dunk your work/life balance in 2017.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Available from: Schoolhouse Electric

Free Standing Hanging Rack

Don’t freak out about the impending mess of coats that accompanies winter; get one of these hanging racks to siphon off the pressure. Put it in an unused corner or extra room for bulkier coats and clothes, knowing that the lower shelf will keep larger bags and shoes up and off the ground, thus giving you (and your guests) an impression of everything being in its right place. There’s also the Leaning Tower Rack ($110), shown below, that makes efficient use of extra wall space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Available from: Brook Farm General Store

Cube Side Table

This Cube Side Table is a bajillion dollars… oh, wait, never mind, it’s less than $150. Good deal, eh? It’s got a black marble base with an oak veneer top, and with a 15.5″ diameter, it’ll probably fit into those tight spots and corners with room to spare. After all, with all of your upcoming holiday entertaining, you don’t want someone setting their champagne on the floor (gasp!), do you?
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Price: $143.00
Available from: West Elm

Muuto Folded Shelves

Keep important papers and correspondence front and center with the Folded Shelves from Muuto. With a slanted divider and deep ledge, each steel shelf has plenty of room for all sorts of things (maybe even books?) while the two hooks give you some hanging space. Place one near your desk, in a hallway or kitchen, or maybe even near your bed to keep yourself organized. Available in three different sizes and four different colors.
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Price: $109.00 -146.00
Available from: Northern Icon

Measurement Keyholder by IROSE

Thank goodness, now there’s no need to take a tape measure everywhere you go because you’ll have this handy Measurement Keyholder by IROSE. The snappable loop is ideal for attaching your keys to a bag’s strap or belt loop, in case you’ve your hands full or just to make them easier to find, but it also gives you a more precise measuring tool than your palm or smartphone.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: Tortoise General Store

Emma Thermal Cup

It’s getting colder, so we’re going to prefer our tea and coffee very, very hot, thank you very much. But what about our poor little hands? Well, when you use the Emma Thermal Cup its outer layer will insulate the hand from heat and keep your beverage hot. Of course, when the weather turns warm again, just think how perfect a scoop or two of ice cream would be in one of these.
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Price: $14.00 - 15.00
Available from: Luminaire

Building Block Leather Sleeves

I’ve got a nose like a bloodhound when it comes to minimal, expensive things, so it really shouldn’t surprise you that this leather 13″ MacBook sleeve is lodged firmly in the mid-$300 price range*. A smooth black exterior with a nude leather interior hits the right note of functional luxury without any extraneous details to get in the way of your daily work routine (or your excellent appearance). There’s the 11″ size as well as the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini Sleeve, so there’s something to suit each of your devices.
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Price: $240.00 - 345.00
Available from: Building Block

Spring Scissors

Update your cutting tool options by adding the Spring Scissors to your desk drawer or toolbox. Made from a a single piece of metal, the flattened and sharpened blades hold tension purely from the bent spring of the handle. Oh, and need it be pointed out that these scissors are appropriate for both left and right hands?
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

Friday Links

Only a few links, as I’m moving house this week. Eek! Enjoy your weekend!

Nook Architects uses mirrors to exaggerate space in Barcelona apartment

Stress: How It Works and How to Beat It

– Nice Utility Spoon Rest from Pigeon Toe Ceramics (via pinterest)

World’s first (nearly) unbreakable LED light bulb

17 display screens, Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2015

17 display screens, Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2015

Throws from Slowdown Studios

Let’s talk throws. They’re the sorts of things that keep your legs and feet warm indoors when it’s way too cold outside. Make sure you have at least one in your sofa’s general vicinity, if not two or three in your household to have near favorite chairs and cozy beds. Slowdown Studios has a generous helping of delightful patterns from different designers that will keep your eyes happy and your toes toasty- you may have a hard time deciding which one is your favorite.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Available from: Need Supply

Dueto Fineliner Pen + Stylus

Do you use a stylus? Here’s a pen-plus-stylus combo that’s sleek and stylish. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it features a fine-line ink pen with a retractable digital stylus. The blue option will grab attention, but if you (or the intended recipient) prefer something understated, go with the gun metal or champagne gold option.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: A+R Store

2017 Wall Calendar from Appointed

Whether you like it or not, 2017 is fast approaching. So, maybe consider tracking important dates on this wall calendar from Appointed. It has a minimal calendar format that leaves plenty of room for your notes, highlights, and sketches, and won’t run out of battery at the most inopportune times (like your smartphone).
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Price: $28.00
Available from: Need Supply

Mod Tea Towels by Mae Engelgeer

Do you like your tea towels modern? If so, turn your eyes towards Mae Engelgeer’s collection with their graphic lines and subtle gradients. Maybe one is all you need, or maybe get a few so that you’ll always have one on hand (to use and display, of course).
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Price: $39.00
Available from: The Minimalist

Hex Three Piece Baking Dish Set

See this Hex Baking Dish Set? Your Thanksgiving spread would look a hell of a lot cooler with a few dishes baked in these babies. Best of all, they slide and stack together for various serving and storage arrangements, so you can play around with how you present different meals. Neat.
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Price: $260.00
Available from: Finell

BOB Multi-Opener

There’s no need to feel like a weakling every time you are faced with a difficult twist cap or vacuum lid. Simply use the BOB Multi-Opener to quickly open all sorts of cans and jars. Pull-tabs, crown caps, and beverage cans will be no match for your strongest muscle (your brain) when you’ve got this tool in hand.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store