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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)

 
 

Minim Playing Cards (Black)

One deck of Minim Playing Cards is good to have, but two decks are even better. Make the second the all black version, which has the same simple geometric symbols (all reductive variants of the original hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades) as the original white deck. Let’s hope the color variations continue, as sometimes you need several decks to play a game- my vote for the next color option is dark blue, or maybe red?
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Areaware

Honey Pot & Oak Dipper

Maybe you like your honey in a cute jar or bottle, but there are some of us who would like a honey receptacle to be visually quiet and serviceable, and to preferably reduce any drips that seem unavoidable with plastic bottles and lids. I’m thinking a glass jar is the way to go, and there are two that seem to fit the bill. Above you see the LSA Serve Honey Pot & Oak Dipper. It’s made of mouth-blown glass and has a ridged oak dipper for dispensing. The Honey Jar w/ Silicone Spoon from Blomus (below) is also a glass jar, yet it features a silicone spoon for drizzling. Which one is best*?
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Price: $23.39 - 50.00
Available from: Amara

Coleman Camp Stool

We’ve featured the Colman Stool by Greta de Parry before, but this Coleman Camp Stool comes in an adjustable 18-24″ height with a lower price point. So, just in case you’re looking for a smaller side table/stool, this one could be a good option, especially as the solid steel base and concrete top (several colors available) make it appropriate for indoor or outdoor use.
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Price: $379.00
Available from: Greta de Parry

6 Inch Scale Ruler

If you use architectural scales at all in your line of work, you might want to add this 6 Inch Scale Ruler to your bag of tricks. It features measurements from 1/32 of an inch up to 1 inch in a precise yet abstract manner. The absence of numerical lettering will keep your desktop a little less full of visual clutter, which you will probably appreciate even more after staring at drawings all day long.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Super Bag Weekender

Hem has a nice selection of modern furnishings, but did you see that they’re also offering the Super Bag Weekender? It’s made of raw linen and Italian leather, and has a generous interior to hold a few outfits plus two padded side pockets for your laptop/tablet and accessories. The pared-down aesthetic is unisex, and you can choose between yellow, blue, and black.
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Price: $399.00
Available from: Hem

Gradient Puzzle

Test your grasp of gradient color with this puzzle by Bryce Wilner. And don’t turn your nose up at the thought of spending time on a puzzle. It will most likely force you to slow down and consider each piece to find its proper spot, and maybe even relax a little. You’ll get bonus points if you turn off all your devices and just concentrate on putting one section together. Those texts and tweets can wait.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

Brass ID Tube Charm by Bethany Obrecht

This Brass ID Tube Charm is meant to keep your pet’s info attached to their collar just in case they decide to run off, but it looks like it might work just as well for your keyring (if you’re prone to losing your keys). Of course, if you do decide to use it for your keyring, don’t put your address on it; just put a phone number or email address, whichever you feel doesn’t point directly towards where your front door and its lock are located.
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Price: $14.00
Available from: Teroforma

Granite Bookends by Daniel/Emma

Books won’t go anywhere when supported with these hefty, geometric bookends by Daniel/Emma. Each set is machined from a single block of granite, so your prized tomes will stay upright and ready for perusal. The bookends are produced as part of a desk set for Field, so if you like the look of them, you’ll also want to take a look at the Magnifier and the Penpot.
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Price: $180.00
Available from: Field

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, here you go: Theorem – Black.
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Price: $375.00
Available from: DAMM

Week-end Furniture by Francois Azambourg

How good would you look lounging on the Week-end Furniture by Francois Azambourg? Pretty damn good, I bet. The collection is made from powder-coated steel sheet metal, bent and welded into comfortable forms that would look right at home beside a pool or in a garden. And the colors! Blue, red, cream/white, and navy… any will complement that sun-kissed glow* you’ll get while enjoying the nice weather.
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Price: $350.00 - 1,500.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Artist Throws by Justin Lowe & Jonah Freeman

Does your interior need a little more warmth and a little more art? Combine the two needs in one linen throw, digitally printed with an image by Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman. They’re big enough to wrap yourself in as an extra layer of warmth and maybe even small enough to take with you on your travels (airplanes get coooold, as we know).
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Price: $150.00
Available from: Grey Area

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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Price: $40.00
Available from: DanishDesignStore

Friday Links

  • Wind Drawings by Cameron Robbins
  • Photojojo’s Disposable Camera App (1 Camera = 27 prints for $12.99)
  • Fuck Yeah Humanity
  • RunKeeper and Mapbox collaborated to visualize 1.5 million of their users’ public runs, walks, and bike rides
  • How to Be Emotionally Intelligent
  • Furniture designers/makers: Steam Wood with a plastic bag!
  • Felix Cid’s images of macro electronic music festivals
  • Library Card Socks (via thisisnthappiness)
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    As usual, enjoy your weekend.

    Canyon Book Display

    What, you’re just going to put your expensive art books on the coffee table? When you could display them proudly on a very specific Canyon Book Display? Are you crazy or something? Coil + Drift fashioned this book stand from bright Portland cement and finely finished walnut. Set your prized possessions on their sides or leave one large book open to a particularly impressive page.
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    Price: $380.00
    Available from: WorkOf

    Talk the Talk Shoe Horn

    You might talk the talk, but do you walk the walk? And, if you’re not thinking about your integrity and instead you’re wondering who the hell uses a shoe horn, you need better shoes (at least one pair, come on, grow up). This brass shoe horn will last probably longer than you, so it’s a sound investment should you ever need assistance in putting on your nice shoes without ruining them.
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    Price: $24.00
    Available from: Izola