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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)

 
 

Kime Shoe Horn

Do you sometimes need a shoe horn? You know, that thing that helps you put on your nice shoes without crushing their heels? If so, get this one, because it’s beautiful. Perfectly symmetrical and carved from a single piece of wood, the Kime Shoe Horn appears to be an art piece rather than a functional tool. Lucky for us, it’s both. “Kime” means texture or wood grain in Japanese and is the name of the collection.
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Price: $ 56.00
Available from: ode to things

Concrete Trivet

Remember the Table Tiles Optic? Now there’s a concrete trivet with the same 3D illusion, which means you’ll be able to join several together for a larger mosaic pattern on your tabletop. Each trivet fits a kettle or saucepan, so double (or triple) them up for larger casserole dishes.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Areaware

Bub Table Lamp

This isn’t the first or last bulb-stuck-in-the-side-of-a-lampshade you’ll see, but it is perhaps the most alluring. A bulb pierces the side of the hand blown glass shade, at just the right height for a friendly, floating apparition. The olive tint gives the lamp an extra amicable look that’s sure to get along with other pieces in your collection.
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Price: $399.00
Available from: Blu Dot

LAX Milking Stool

Add this stool to the list, as it has a delightfully simple design with a T-shaped cross brace to make sure the legs stay put. What height do you need? There’s the counter seat height (24″h, shown), bar height (30″h), standard height (16″h, shown below), and a wider side table version (16″ h x 24″ dia.). Take your pick.
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Price: $320.00
Available from: Horne

Dusen Dusen Sheet Sets

What might you pair with your new Hay Polygon Quilt? How about Dusen Dusen’s Alphabet or Objects Sheet Set? Yes, that makes for a lot of shapes and pattern, but that’s what makes a bed fun… riight? I’m pretty crazy about all the accompanying throw pillows but they’re all sold out (sad face). The throws are so good they’ll need their own post, so stay tuned.
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Price: $120.00
Available from: Dusen Dusen

Palladio Tables

If you’re not afraid of color, you may want to add the Palladio Table collection to your list. Thanks to a sturdy leg joint, many sizes and proportions are possible. There’s 20 color options for the top and 18 color options for the legs- that’s enough to make my head spin with crazy color pairings.
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Price: $799.00 - 1,319.00
Available from: Modern Intentions

FIXR Pocket Tool

The MacGyvers among us won’t be caught without a decent EDC kit, because you just never know when you may need more than a paperclip. The FIXR may not be the most streamlined, but when you’re in a jam, you’ll at least have a hell of a lot of tools to get you out of trouble. It packs 20 tools into one easy-to-hold and easy-to-attach little gadget.
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Price: $8.29
Available from: Amazon

How To Live Canvas Tote Bags

I’m a mind reader. I know you’re thinking that these canvas tote bags are sort of expensive, and they are… sort of. But, look close at the bottom seams and handles, and you’ll see a bag built for daily use. Each bag has a minimal, quiet vibe; edges are clean, devoid of stitching, to better highlight the material- that’s special.
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Price: $275.00 - 290.00
Available from: Luminaire

Language Learning Notebook

Want to learn a new language? The Language Learning Notebook will help, as it has lines specifically for you to write your word or sentence, its pronunciation, and its translation, all in a neat and orderly fashion. Keep track of your dates at the top of each page, and, if you’re particularly optimistic, get the set of 3 ($18.95) for tracking your progress to fluency.
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Price: $6.95
Available from: Mochi things

Friday Links

The 9-Minute Strength Workout

Squid and octopus can edit and direct their own brain genes

– Sci-fi themed playing cards: Stardeck

– Hmm. A watch made of cat, dog, or animal fur: The Companion Collection

A UK entrepreneur takes flight by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs. Nothing could go wrong, surely.

Custom Moon Phase Cufflinks

Bagel Maker

‘Ogi’ pen holder

Enjoy your weekend.

Sculptura Collection

Maybe you didn’t know that the Sculptura Collection was first conceived in 1956, or, if you did, maybe you didn’t know that it’s back in production, and available from DWR. Molded iron wire mesh creates a comfortable, sculptured seat suitable for indoors and out. Like many other mid century designs, it’s a classic choice that won’t ever go out of style, so you’re safe to get a few pieces knowing they’ll continue to stand up to the test of time. Available in white, black, or red, with or without a seat cushion.
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Price: $695.00 - 1,065.00
Available from: DWR

Nordic Knots’ Rugs

Need an update underfoot? If so, you need a nice selection of delightfully simple patterned rugs to choose from, just like the collection from Nordic Knots. The rugs are hand loomed in 100% high quality New Zealand wool, so they maintain a soft feel for a lifetime. Plus, they’re woven straight through, so you can use both sides (if you need to).
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Price: $289.00 - 1,699.00
Available from: Nordic Knots

Welcome Set

Talk about organizing your entryway, this Welcome Set by Andres Martinez has a place for all the essentials and fits in the smallest of spaces. Three included hooks give you a hanging zone for coat, bags, and scarves, while the ledge offers a perch for your keys and glasses. Of course, there’s an accompanying mirror just so you can double check that you’re presentable. Spread out all the elements along a wall if you’ve got the space, or create a smaller vignette for tighter spots.
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Price: $855.00
Available from: Luminaire

I’m Light Notebooks

These notebooks are just what they say they are: light. With over 600 blank pages to fill with your creative ideas and drawings, you’d expect them to be dense and heavy. However, they’re made from high-quality eco friendly paper, so they’re surprisingly light. And, for those of us that like to fill the whole page, the binding lays flat. Thumbs up.
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Price: $8.95
Available from: MoMA Store

Common Leather Stool

There’s about a hundred places you could put this stool in your home. Maybe one (or two) in the living room as an extra perch or footstool, maybe one in the closet or bedroom for putting on/taking off shoes, or in a hallway or entryway as a focal point or resting spot… you get the idea. If you have any trouble getting it to fit, just let me know and I’ll take it off your hands, no trouble at all. And have you seen the all black colorway? Hot damn, it looks good.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: Blu Dot