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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)

 
 

Charcoal Ridge Tray by Yield Design Co

We’ve established that trays are good to have, haven’t we? For smaller items, consider this Charcoal Ridge Tray. It’s the perfect size for holding cards, jewelry, or pens and pencils, and can be grouped together with additional trays and the Ridge Stand for more organization options.
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Price: $32.00
Available from: Social Studies

Brick Lamp

Maybe you’re a no-nonsense sort of person, and if so, maybe you’d like the Brick Lamp by Philippe Malouin. It’s a task light, that’s for sure, but it’s reduced down to the bare essentials. The aluminum light rod (with LEDs) may be moved by shifting/poking it through the holes of the concrete “brick” base. Would this fit within the industrial aesthetic arena? Yes, indeed. The Brick Lamp will provide a visual weight (and physical heft) to your work area.
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Price: $220.00
Available from: A+R Store

Avva Small Tumblers

Any self-respecting whiskey drinker isn’t going to pour their water of life into any ol’ glass… unless the circumstances are quite dire, and then, of course, it is permissible to drink directly from the bottle. On normal and/or celebratory evenings, be sure to treat your whiskey well by drinking it from a receptacle like these mouth-blown, non-lead crystal glasses. One nests inside the other for storage, and, as you may have guessed, their shapes enhance the body of your beverage.
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Price: $46.00
Available from: teroforma

Brass Towel Hanger and Toilet Paper Holder

Towel rings and toilet paper holders… yawn. Those two things are perhaps the least exciting items in a bathroom and possibly the hardest to find for any discerning modernist. Now, considering there are several nice brass home accessories available nowadays from respectable retailers, we shouldn’t be too surprised to find that Ferm Living has these two options available. Solid brass combined with oak wood does the job without getting in the way of a quiet, minimal look.
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Price: $52.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop

Slow Factory: Mars Scarves

Do you follow all news of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission? Do you have a fondness of ethereal, beautiful imagery? Do you sometimes get cold? If your answer was yes to any of those questions, congratulations, you deserve a Slow Factory scarf showing images taken by HiRISE. That’s the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, if you’re not familiar. Bookmark the collection as an excellent source for gifts this holiday season, and know that you’ll be thanked profusely if you decide to be so generous.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: Slow Factory

Sterling Side Table Stool

For $100, you could do so much worse than this Sterling Side Table/Stool. Believe me, I just did a quick search and it’s not a pretty sight. Save yourself by considering this sand cast aluminum seating option. It has a slight rippled surface thanks to its hand-poured nature, with a high mirrored finish to obtain a sleek-yet-subtle vibe.
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Price: $109.00
Available from: CB2

Above Home Floor Mat

You might see simple, graphic squares adorning these woven mats, but these images are stylized patterns of backyards and swimming pools as seen from above. Made of abaca, an odor and moisture resistant natural plant fiber, and designed by Icelandic-born designer Hlynur Atlason, the Above Home Floor Mat gives you a place to wipe your feet along with a little rectangle of conceptual outdoor space.
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Price: $90.00
Available from: A+R Store

The Convertible Roadtrip Tripod

What will make your photos better? A tripod, of course. No more shaky pics or blurriness, hooray. The Convertible Roadtrip Tripod will show off its features the more you use it. Lightweight aluminum means it’s easy to carry along and, with a few quick twists, you can convert it into a monopod for quick shots. Oh, and for those of you that care, there’s also a bubble level, a bullhead, a center column hook for stabilizing weights, and a carrying case.
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Price: $189.00
Available from: Photojojo Store

9.9.2 Box : Tray

What’s the big deal about a walnut tray? Well, if you own anything, you know that little things tend to multiply, and it helps to have a tray handy to corral important things together. For instance, in the living area, a tray, such as the 9.9.2 Box you see above, would be an ideal spot to hold magazines and those unsightly TV remotes. In the kitchen, a tray would make a short job of setting the table- you can carry an armload’s worth of stuff safely to and fro. Use one in the office for an important stack of papers or in the bedroom for a safe spot for your phone, keys, and other pocket contents. The 9.9.2 Box : Tray is handmade from solid four quarter American black walnut. Check out OnOurTable to see more of their Box Collection, as various sizes (some with lids) are available.
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Price: $190.00
Available from: OnOurTable

Nomad Carafe

This stainless steel carafe hits all the right notes with its minimalist cork stopper and four nesting cups. Stack the cups and invert them on top of the carafe for an easy to carry stack that’s perfect for picnics or just for transporting a hot or cold beverage from the kitchen to patio. Designed by Hlymur Vagn Atlason.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Friday Links

  • Longitude 131° (via Tiny House Living)
  • The NoPhone (Sadly, the NoPhone’s Kickstarter campaign is cancelled.)
  • Architizer: The 20 Best Architecture Tumblrs
  • Frozen Yogurt In A Shell, No Packaging Required
  • EpiPen cases and wallets
  • Hot Spots: Mapping the World’s Most Photographed Locations
  • Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker
  • Laniakea: Our home supercluster
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    Enjoy your weekend!

    reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap

    You might have liked the Cuppow Mason Jar Lid, but what about the reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap? It goes a step further by providing a spill-proof option for a Mason jar, allowing you to store dry goods, syrups, dressings, or, yes, even tote around your favorite beverage. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and is dishwasher safe, so it’ll go a long way towards making those jars more effective for storage or everyday use. And, if you’re feeling a bit sad because you have no Mason jar, don’t you worry, you can buy one of those from Mason Jars Company as well.

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    Price: $7.00
    Available from: Mason Jars Company

    Calvo Side Table

    Lee Kirkbride’s Calvo side table for SCP’s Boxed collection sets itself apart with a tilted support and 3 point base which allows the table to sit closer to your chair, sofa, or bed. A slight tray edge and a tapered base further add to the design detail, making this table a quiet favorite for years to come.
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    Price: $475.00
    Available from: Horne

    Knoll Sale

    It’s that time of year again. The annual Knoll Sale begins. The many classic design pieces that you know and love are 15% off until September 30th. What should you consider? Maybe a Bertoia Side Chair, a Pollock Arm Chair, or Schultz’s Petal Dining Table? Pick the piece you love, and then congratulate yourself for waiting so long.
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    Price: $15% off
    Available from: Knoll

    Modular Magnetic Pen

    This Modular Magnetic Pen may be arranged in various ways for function or just plain fun. For normal pen or stylus use, keep the rare earth magnets stacked around the ballpoint cartridge. Unstack the magnets to make a circle for a drawing compass, or experiment with reversing the poles for unexpected bouncy lines.

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    Price: $40.00
    Available from: Uncommon Goods