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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)


Another Country Dinnerware

If simple and spare dinnerware is your preference, you’re sure to like Another Country’s collection. Each piece of stoneware has exceptional strength and will fit in well with modern or more rustic/casual settings. The terracotta and black serving pieces are glazed only on their insides, which gives their exteriors a lovely matte finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00 - 125.00
Available from: Fitzsu

YOUMO Modular Power Strip

The YOUMO is such a simple solution to all our charging woes. It’s a modular power strip that you can customize depending on your needs. What do you get? Wireless charging, IoT capabilities, multi-USB ports, US and EU sockets all in one set, ready for you to arrange according to you preference. And, of course, there’s an app to receive power updates and suggestions for turning off certain lamps or gadgets that you’ve left on. Smart! Check out more features over at Kickstarter.

Purchase Information:

Price: €30.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Minimalist Folio, Extra Large

Yep, we’ve posted the Minimalist Folio before, but this one is Extra Large, and that means a 15″ laptop will fit perfectly. It’s made of polyurethane, which helps the price point quite a bit (and will make you happy if you’re not a big fan of leather) and closes with two simple peg-in-hole fastenings. Choose between Navy, Black, or Blush.

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: Poketo

Tom Dixon Sale

While you may not be able to splurge on Tom Dixon’s Wingback Chair, you should be aware that all of Dixon’s goods are now on sale. Save 15% until March 15th and get free shipping (on most orders). What should you put your eyes on? The Arc Bottle Opener and Corkscrew, shown below, or maybe the Scent Water Diffuser? The Brew Coffee Set? The Cube Collection? So many choices!

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,590.00
Available from: YLiving

Arco Desk by Design House Stockholm

You’d best steer clear of the Arco Desk if you’re allergic to clutter. However, if you like to arrange things just so and have everything within view, then take a long look at this oak trestle desk with tempered glass top. The drawer is completely visible, so there’s no hiding any secretive snacks or less than desirable belongings.The drawer also opens from either side, so feel free to float it away from the walls.

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD572.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Collapsible Bucket

Never underestimate the need for a bucket. Whether it saves the day in the laundry, kitchen, bathroom, or garden, it’s one of the handiest things to have around. Now, add this one particular function to the ubiquitous bucket: collapsibility. Suddenly, it’s much easier to stash in the smallest of places, and have at hand whenever a need appears.

Purchase Information:

Price: $27.00 - 30.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Friday Links

– This 88 sq ft tiny home used to be a laundry room. (via domino)

– Kickstarter: SANS Juice and Smoothie Preserving Travel Bottle

Grow a Bacterial Zoo in a Bottle

The Latest Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Absolutely Incredible, and most people feel sorry for him (you’ll see why).

Which type of exercise is best for the brain?

PLOEG architecten’s Contemporary Barn

Hard Work Notebook by Hundred Million

Enjoy your weekend!

Hundred Million Hard Work Notebook

Buba Magnet Board

Magnetic bulletin boards aren’t new, as you can find them in any office supply store. However, a simple, sleek board that would work just as well in the kitchen or entryway is a little rarer to find. With an oblong shape and a white finish, the Buba accepts a variety of magnetized objects, most notably its companions the Mirror Magnet, the Vila Magnet (3D printed in the shape of a dragonfly) and the LaLa Magnet Vase.

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00+
Available from: Luminaire

Jack Puzzle

This large, brass knot is actually a puzzle made of six different notched brass bars. They interlock in a certain way to create the “jack” shape, which means you can spend a good deal of time procrastinating what you don’t want to be doing in favor of fitting the pieces together. Once assembled, enjoy it as a paperweight or as a sculptural piece on a nearby shelf.

Purchase Information:

Price: $108.00
Available from: Craighill

Knoll Classics Sale

It’s that time of year again, and you’ve got a tough decision to make. Just which Knoll Classic do you need want? The Knoll Classics Sale is on, and you’ve got until next Tuesday, March 1, to save 15% and receive free shipping. If you’re wavering and can’t decide which piece to get, don’t worry, just employ your reasonable decision making skills and you’ll know the right one.

More information:

View Knoll Classics Sale here

Time Hourglass Timer

Is an hourglass an irritant or an opportunity? Will you use it to test your efficiency at emails or time your short/medium/long meditation? Whichever it is, at least you’ll have Hay’s Timers to do the job. Choose between an interval of 3, 15 or 30 minutes and several cool colorways (grey + powder would be my pick).

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00 - 29.00
Available from: A+R Store

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Available from: DESU DESIGN

Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet

If you ride a bike, you should have a helmet. We don’t want to hear that they’re bulky, ugly, or mess up your hair, because a bulky head with messed up hair is better than one smashed on the pavement. Plus, the Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet isn’t bulky, it’s foldable, so it will fit into your bag when not in use without looking like you’re carrying around a coconut. Three mobile rings are utilized to make the foldable design possible.

Purchase Information:

Price: $126.00 - 140.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Native Union Docks: Colors

I’m sure you’ve seen Native Union’s charging docks for your devices, and I’m sure you agree that they’re pleasantly minimal and perfectly acceptable to a discerning eye. However, did you know there are a couple of new colors to match your phone/watch? Stone/Rose Gold and Midnight Blue/Gold, to be exact. Because your device deserves a matching charger, doesn’t it, for all its hard work? It’ll look perfect.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99 - 87.99
Available from: Native Union

Fredericks And Mae Kites

Kites! by Fredericks And Mae! Sold on Areaware! Gah! Excuse the excitement, but what better thing to do on a windy day than fly a kite? There’s two different triangular kites and three different windsocks, so pick the one that makes you happiest.

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00 - 44.00
Available from: Areaware