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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)

 
 

Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Mette Duedahl’s Push Coffee Maker is made of a warm grey stoneware in a rounded shape, which seems a little friendlier to touch and hold than the normal glass carafes used in most households. You’ll find the plunger is made of steel, so no worries as to the durability of daily use, and the lid is clear plastic, allowing you to check the progress of the brew. Duedahl’s Coffee Mugs look to be excellent companions to the Push Coffee Maker; I’ll keep my eyes out for a North American retailer.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $166.00
Available from: A+R Store

Cap Table Lamp

It’s cute, right? Available in white, blush, misty blue, or midnight blue, the Cap Table Lamp has an adjustable shade on a small, cylindrical base. That means it won’t take up too much room on a side table or worktop, yet you’ll be able to direct the light right where you want it. Is it the perfect reading lamp for your favorite reading spot? Could be. Take a look at the different colors and see if one catches your eye.
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Price: $~304.00
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

Mikol Marble Notebook

The title doesn’t lie; it is, in fact, a marble notebook. Real marble covers the front and back covers, and, thanks to laminated webbing and recycled corrugate, the marble will flex to avoid breakage*. It opens perfectly flat so that you can scrawl your brilliant thoughts and/or drawings comfortably.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: Mikol

Sweeper and Funnel

It’s just a regular ol’ sweeper and dustpan, so what’s the big deal? Well, the dustpan has a hollow handle, which allows you to store the sweeper perfectly inside, and, perhaps more importantly, also enables you to cleanly deposit dust & debris into the trash with ease. Smart!
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Leibal

H Blocks

You need a break. Pick up some of these H Blocks and play around with architectural towers and landscapes, or just mess around with different colors making patterns. And, yes, these would be good for kids to play with, but they’ll be just as good for your brain (most likely) and some of your coworkers too (if you want to share). Available in black, white, and natural.
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Price: $42.00
Available from: Rock and Pebble

Giant Edison Kit

You might be yawning right now, seeing another Edison Bulb on your screen, but this one is super-sized. It’s 12.5″ in diameter. Go ahead, pick up a ruler or measuring tape to remind yourself just how large a bulb would be in that dimension. Perhaps hang one above a smaller dining table, or go for a group of three or five to make a huge statement.
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Price: $72.00 - 80.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Frame Trays, Set of 3

A set of three trays with soft, muted colors might just be what you need to get those odds and ends organized. Kitchen, entryway, bedroom, or office, the trays will be a landing pad for all sorts of miscellany, hopefully leaving other surfaces free of clutter. Keep them nested as a collection, or spread them out when needed.
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Price: $232.00
Available from: DWR

Bookniture

Furniture in a book? Yes, please. This was a Kickstarter project, but now you can purchase directly from Bookniture or from MoMA Store to have your very own book that transforms into a stool/ottoman/table, quick as can be. Maybe it’s perfect for your very small space (and budget), or maybe you just appreciate the fact that it’d be easy to take out to your patio or to the park. Either way, it’s easy to store away when not in use, as you can slide it in amongst your books on a bookshelf.
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Price: $86.00
Available from: Bookniture

Snug Column Wall Calendar 2016

If you’re still looking for a minimal wall calendar, I think you’ve found it. This one is reduced to the basics; months are noted by their first letters, with all their days lined up in neat columns below. You’ll be able to see your whole year all in one glance, with all special events and appointments written in as you prefer.
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Price: €21.50
Available from: Snug Online

Friday Links

Folly Soaps via The Art of Soap

David Derksen’s Moiré lights rotate to create moving patterns

Can you build a better brain?

CUT Architectures Stairs

Yellow Staircase by CUT Architectures

– Your entryway needs this coat rack, along with a peacock, of course: “The owners fashioned this coat rack from metal pipes.”

Amalgamma develops 3D printing concrete technique for building structures

– Yoga geeks, take a look at this: Nowness- Felix Price

Frame House Jonathan Tuckey

Frame House by Jonathan Tuckey

Enjoy your weekend!

Concrete Home of Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández

Quite a lot of concrete, isn’t it? The home of Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández is close to feeling like a castle, with large open spaces and contrasting close corridors. The library is particularly impressive, with its two levels taking up one entire wall of the generously sized living area. See more of the space over at Freunde von Freunden.
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Corknet Ping Pong Set

A ping pong game after dinner? Sure, why not, just grab that trivet and we’re good to go. Huh? The Corknet Set is such a smart idea: two cork pieces line up side by side to create a net (regulation height, by the way) on any table. They are freestanding- just set them up in the middle of a table and play. And, when you’re not showing your opponent who’s boss, the two cork pieces stack together to form a trivet for your large dishes. The ball nests inside. Fun!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Metalwork Nightstand

This Metalwork Nightstand has been on the radar lately, and what a pleasant surprise to find the price in a very affordable range. The hot rolled steel option is $249, the white lacquer $199, and, if you don’t mind a little celadon, you can get it at $139. Celadon? Our new favorite color, I think.
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Price: $139.00 - 249.00
Available from: West Elm

ISO Desktop Organizer

See all those dividers? See the bold blue? Is there any surprise I bought one of these the moment Field announced its existence? And, it has taken weeks (weeks!) for me to place in the spotlight. Apologies. As you might have guessed from the name, the ISO Organizer’s design and dimensions are based on international paper standards. Made from heavy-gauge cold rolled steel, the powder-coated divider has a thin cork underside to protect your desktop. With its hefty weight (almost 6 lbs.) and sturdy construction, it’s bound to scare any unruly piles of paper into order.
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Price: $70.00
Available from: FIELD

Kartio Glassware

Glassware may not be the most exciting thing to you, but, hey, you use it every single day for your juice/water/spirits. Why not upgrade to something more visually appealing than the mix-matched set you’ve had since college? You can’t go wrong with Iittala’s Kartio Collection, as the series dates back to 1958, when Kaj Franck first created their simple, balanced design. There’s quite a few subtle colors (you’ll find something to suit your preferences) and they’re durable enough for everyday use.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00 - 28.00
Available from: TRNK