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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)

 
 

Odis Sconce

Add another wall sconce to your lighting list, because the Odis is well worth considering. A circular steel shade hangs on the wall, encircling an exposed bulb. It’s both simple and graphic, which suits our needs just fine, thank you very much.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: HUMANHOME

Pico Container

This mahogany desktop container is pretty fun thanks to small, embedded magnets at strategic points. It can be a box, a tray, or two separate compartments simply depending on which pieces you let snap together.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Available from: LUISA VIA ROMA

Keytags in Sterling Silver

What’s with all the keyrings lately? Who knows, but if you’d like a little extra sparkle when it comes to your own Keytag, there’s now a sterling silver option from Various Projects. Fun, right? Just be prepared to pay a little more than you would for the regular version.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: Various Projects

Friday Links

– Cutler Anderson designs Studio/Bunkhouse for dad’s work and daughter’s sleepovers

Pocket Developer, Pocket Founder, and Pocket Emoji, each $16

It’s impossible to lead a totally ethical life—but it’s fun to try

All Your Sunscreen Questions, Answered

The first high end Felt Tip Pen in Titanium

How Rwanda Tidied Up Its Streets (And The Rest Of The Country, Too)

OJT creates compact “starter home” for skinny site in New Orleans

Staghorn Fern: How To Grow And Care For Platyceriums

Have a nice weekend.

Staghorn Fern illustration

Standing Bowls by Fort Standard

You know about Fort Standard’s Standing Bowls, right? They’re cast from aluminum and powder-coated, with planar legs to set them firmly in the present day decor scheme. But, did you know that there are a few new colorways? The marine and sienna colors are my personal favorites; they’d be just the thing for a punch of color (and for collecting those inevitable odds and ends).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $84.00-110.00
Available from: Fort Standard

Rocking Beach Rocker

What’s better than a beach chair? One that rocks, of course. Dutch designer Erik Stehmann thought of this simple upgrade and chose a solid and varnished beechwood frame with a cotton seat for an outdoor-friendly combo. The rocker is both collapsible and stackable, so get a few for your favorite people!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $389.00
Available from: A+R Store

Wilson Keyring – Carbon Black Enameled

Yep, you’ve seen the Wilson Keyring in black, and now there are a few enameled colors, just for fun (or to designate certain keyrings for certain things, if you want to be practical).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Craighill

A5 Pouches

Who doesn’t need a handy, zippered pouch? The A5 Pouch is the perfect size for a mini iPad or for your notebook, plus your other smaller necessities. There’s an inside pocket sized for a passport, so maybe you’ll use it on your trips to corral the essentials.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £135.00
Available from: Campbell Cole

Kobayashi Harvester Scissors

Those herbs aren’t going to harvest themselves, so pick up a pair of these hand-forged steel shears for precise pruning. They’re suitable for cutting plant stems up to 3mm thickness and feature ergonomic handles so you can take your sweet time getting just the right cuts.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Rail Wardrobe System

This may be described as a ‘wardrobe system’ but let’s just say it’s an excellent coatrack/hook option for any of your clothing or accessories. With three different editions (standing, wall-down, wall-up), you’re able to pick just the right size for your space. Each very linear design would give you an extra storage option, along with a big dose of edginess for an otherwise ho-hum space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $153.00 - 190.00
Available from: designboom shop

Friday Links

A guide to working with clients

100 Secrets of the Art World

How to Make This the Summer of Missing Out (JOMO)

The inflatable ‘beach cocoon’ ($1,200)

‘architects are assholes’ mug

Butch and Trust Woman patches

Weighted Sleep Mask

Terra e Tuma creates narrow concrete house for dense area of São Paulo

Have a nice weekend.

Concrete House by Terra e Tuma in São Paulo

Luci Color Essence Lamp

The Luci Color Lamp could be a fun addition to your household, as it’s collapsible, waterproof, lightweight, and completely solar. It displays 8 colors (red, green blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white) and takes 7 hours to charge. Use it in the pool or in the bathtub for fun (maybe get a couple, just so there’s no fighting over one) or string a few together for party lights. There’s also the Luci Pro Light ($36) which has a two-way 1A USB Port and lasts up to 50 hours.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Available from: Poketo

Ruler-Tag (Custom)

Handy! Various Projects now offers a Ruler-Tag for your customization, so you can measure all sorts of things whenever you need (and add whatever phrase for a reminder). Talk about a great gift for any maker/tinkerer, right?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Various Projects

U Desktop Caddy

Do you feel like sometimes you need a second desk for work overflow? Join the club. Perhaps adding the U Desktop Caddy by wstudiog will give you the extra storage you need, as it adds a long, vertical spot to stand journals, notes, gadgets, and writing utensils. The high sides keep your visual space uncluttered as well, which is always nice when things get chaotic.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Available from: DESU DESIGN

Corner Shelf by Kyuhyung Cho

This Corner Shelf by designer Kyuhyung Cho begins at the left, “a natural starting point to organise our thoughts and also our objects.” Hang the larger shelf vertically or horizontally (or place it on your desk) and use the medium and small elements to further divide and offset the space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $44.95 - 159.95
Available from: Vertigo Home