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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)

 
 

Fermob Planter Baskets

Fermob has plenty of practical outdoor furnishings, but these Planter Baskets are particularly perfect for a patio. Why? Well, the handles, of course. If you’ve ever tried to move a heavy planter, you know the value in that. They also have two holes for water drainage (with plugs) and the feet and trays separate for easy filling and transport. The baskets are available in a plethora of colors, several of which are sure to suit your fancy.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $775.00 - 838.00
Available from: Horne

Tonal Boob Pillow

It’s a Tonal Boob Pillow, and why wouldn’t you want one? You’re not the type to shy away from an cartoonish image of a body part, and, in fact, you can celebrate it without any of the awkwardness that may come from someone more serious.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Need Supply

Koki Ice Cream Scoop

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… you know the rest. Make sure you have a decent scoop for your ice cream, because you don’t want it to melt while you wrestle your serving (plus others) out of the box or tub. The Koki’s handle is comfortable to hold and has a length suitable for all types of containers. It’s perfect for soft and creamy ice creams (homemade is best!).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Hive

Verterra Compostable Dinnerware

At your next summer soirée, upgrade the dinnerware from the humble paper plate to compostable dinnerware made from fallen leaves. What, you say? Yep, spend a bit more and have a sturdier surface for food (no collapsing, no mess), and know you can toss it all in the compost when the party’s over. Sounds good, right?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00 - 18.00
Available from: Food 52

Ready Stacking Barstool

Take a look at this stacking barstool. It’s made from powder-coated steel sled legs and a molded plywood seat and is oh-so-minimal. Not impressed? Oh, and it’s under $200. Compare that price tag with another favorite barstool and it’s a downright steal. Choose between black, grey green, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Memorial Day

Enjoy your Memorial Day! Try to take a few moments to honor those who have died in military service, as that’s the whole reason you have today off work… then you can get back to your grilling whilst enjoying the nice weather. Posts will resume tomorrow as usual.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: Gessato

Friday Links

Amy Bennett paints her self-built 3D miniature models. (via slow show)

Okja, from Netflix, available on June 28 (via kottke)

– More fold-out furniture in this space: WAATAA By Studios

– Paintings: Becky Suss- Homemaker (via hyperallergic)

– Noise Pollution: National Transportation Noise Map (via curbed)

Japanese Woodblock Prints Reimagined as Contemporary Tattoos (via thisisnthappiness)

Have an excellent weekend.

Japanese Woodblock Prints Reimagined as Contemporary Tattoos

Kobayashi Harvester Scissors

Those herbs aren’t going to harvest themselves, so get yourself 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: $75.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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

PH 5 Pendant Light

If you’re going to buy a PH 5 Pendant Light, it might as well be on sale. This classic light was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and remains one of the smarter choices for glare-free illumination. You’re probably familiar with the slightly more popular PH Artichoke by Henningsen, yet the price tag on that makes it a little less attainable. The curved reflectors on the PH5 ensure that light is directed appropriately, and, with several superb color combinations, it’s a perfect choice for above a dining table or workspace.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00 - 597.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Sans Calendar by Rationale

It’s the middle of May and you’re seeing a calendar. What’s up with that? Well, this calendar is worth buying, if only for half a year’s use, as dates are listed as two vertical columns with space for important notes. The vertical layout may be just a little more workable for your desktop area. If the minimal black, white, and red design looks familiar, that’s because it’s got the same sort of feel as Massimo Vignelli’s popular Stendig Calendar.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Flange Vessels

Ooo, these vessels are want-worthy. Maybe plant a few cacti for an impressive grouping, or use the bowls as a gathering spot for keys and mail. In any case, you’d do well to get a few, say, three or all five, so you can make a modern terra-cotta statement somewhere within your home. Or perhaps even on your patio?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00 - 99.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Cube Cat House

Would your feline friend like a new place to curl up and rest? The Cube Cat House might just work well with your home’s interior, as it’s composed of a handwoven fiberglass cocoon nested inside a clean graphic frame. The cocoon acts as a bed and a scratching tool, so you’re already a step ahead on minimizing the kitty paraphernalia. Now, if someone would just figure out a better option for housing litter…
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Luminaire

Slow Brew Iced Tea Maker

Slow brewed tea sounds slightly pretentious, I know, but this little guy makes it look super easy and worth a try. After all, summer is almost here, right? Apparently cold-brewed tea is less bitter and astringent, just like cold-brewed coffee. A double-walled, clear infuser lets you keep an eye on the color while also keeping the tea’s temperature stable. You can even try cold-brewing coffee in it, as the retailer notes.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Construct Bench

Pared down to the essentials, this Construct Bench will make a minimalist’s heart all aflutter. A thin steel base supports a surface with an inset felt pad for softness. Use it as a bench seat in a hallway or along an empty wall, or in the living room as a coffee table. Available in a 72″ or 42″ length, with either a Heathered Graphite or Off White felt pad.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00 - 699.00
Available from: Blu Dot