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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)

 
 

Hexagon Wood Table

Have a hexagon or two. The small geometric tables may be combined to form a larger coffee/cocktail table configuration or kept on their own for side table use. And, for every purchase, $10 will be donated to Honey Love, a non-profit organization with a mission to protect the honeybees.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: Hammers and Heels

Cup Lamp by Paul Loebach

A combination pen cup and lamp? Sure, why not? Designer Paul Loebach combines the two for an ultra efficient desktop or bedside companion. A built-in USB port makes charging your devices a breeze, and a dimming knob allows for just the right amount of light. No searching around in the dark for your writing utensils- they’ll be at the ready whenever inspiration should strike.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Smoked Oak Magazine Holder

Organize that stack of magazines (or papers) with this oak holder from Ferm Living. The angled top edge reminds one of the traditional roof silhouette, or maybe it just gives off a geometric vibe that’s sure to feel at home in any office or living area. Veneered smoked oak adds a little visual warmth with its natural wood grain.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Available from: TRNK

Dorian Table Mirror

There seems to be more mirrors made of polished stainless steel nowadays, and that’s a very good trend in the design world, as it allows for more variation in form and color. Just look at the angled sides of the Dorian Table Mirror by Martin Hirth for Pulpo. They allow the mirror to stand alone on a tabletop, and, when you’re not gazing lovingly at your face, you can admire the mirror as a sort of metal sculpture. A shelf protrudes outward at the base, giving you a parking spot for your small sundries. Plus, there are three excellent color options: gold, silver, or blue.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €280.00
Available from: Wannekes

Friday Links

  • Travelbox by Juust Combines Essentials for Living In A Portable Box
  • Mother’s Day Cards for Stepmothers & Honorary Moms by Emily McDowell. Also, Empathy Cards For Serious Illness. (via metafilter)
  • Epidemia The Game is the first game for mobiles and tablets created to fight AIDS.
  • dezeen: BarberOsgerby for Knoll
  • What it takes to change your brain’s patterns after age 25
  • Watch Anton Alvarez making string-wrapped furniture at New York’s Salon 94 Gallery. (I want one of those string wrapping machines.)
  • BetterBack (this looks a little silly, but also appears to be quite comfortable)
  • Joggy Security Cam (this might be a post next week)
  • Bespoke bat housing
  • Restoration of Gustave Courbet’s “The Artist’s Studio” (via NYTimes)
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    Enjoy your weekend.

    Travelbox
    Travelbox (bike, bed, table, chair and storage)

    Herman Miller Sale

    It’s time for the Herman Miller Sale, and that means 15% off and free shipping through May 19. Tempted? I’ve got my eyes on two of the Eames® Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Armchairs (DAW), shown below, along with a few Side Chairs (DSW) to keep them company around a dining table. With such savings, it’s hard to resist.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $$441.15 - $465.80
    Available from: DWR

    JOY N. 3 Tray Enamel Paint

    A faceted blue tray is exactly the sort of landing spot you need for your prized possessions. Maybe it’ll be for today’s snail mail, your keys, and your wallet when you get home after a long day, or maybe you’ll choose to display a short stack of books or magazines on your coffee table. Either way, you will want to clear it off every so often just so you can fully appreciate the reflection of light off its surface. Made from a steel sheet, the tray goes through a sophisticated molding technique to create the faceted texture. There’s also the JOY N. 1 Bowl, pictured below.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $120.00
    Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

    World Desk Notepad

    Next stop on your world tour? Plan it with the World Desk Notepad. Measuring in at just over 8″x11″, it has enough space to pinpoint your future coordinates or sketch in the possible locations of the various pied-à-terre you’ll have when you retire. You might also play around with testing yourself or your coworkers on country names and borders. That’d be loads of fun, wouldn’t it?
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $14.00
    Available from: Poketo

    WakaWaka Power+

    Add this to your Zombie Apocalypse kit, pronto. The WakaWaka Power+ is a compact solar charger that will power almost any smartphone or small electrical device within a couple of hours. It also provides up to 150 hours of sustainable light, with 3 settings varying from 5 to 75 lumen. It’s durable and lightweight, which makes it ideal for anywhere in the world. Buy one for yourself and one will be donated to a family in need- take a look at WakaWaka’s Impact Map to see where your donation might go next.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $79.00
    Available from: WakaWaka

    Source: @remarkablemag

    Minimalist Folio

    Well, isn’t this a nice surprise. It’s a Minimalist Folio that costs under $50. The fact that it’s made from polyurethane could be good or bad, depending on your aversion or preference to leather, but I think we’ll all agree that this kind of price point is very welcome. The medium size easily holds a tablet and notebook, while the large will fit a 13″ laptop. A small pouch holds the smaller essentials and two peg-in-hole fastenings keep the coverlet closed. Choose between Blush, Navy and Pewter.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $48.00
    Available from: Poketo

    Sheffield Kevlar Shears

    Arm yourself with these shears and there will be nothing you can’t cut. Designed to cut through Kevlar (a para-aramid synthetic fiber, by the way), the Sheffield Shears will cut through practically any household material- tape, cardboard, thick fabric, you name it- as they’re extremely sharp and indestructible.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $76.00 - 90.00
    Available from: Best Made Co.

    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    You do know it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, right? If you’ve neglected to get your mother figure something special, here’s a few ideas to get your brain in the right place. You might have to investigate two-day shipping rates, but that’s better than having her think you don’t care about her, isn’t it? Be sure to take a look at our Gifts section (organized by price) if you’d like to get a few more ideas.
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    Slit Tables from Hay Studio

    The Slit Tables from Hay Studio are pretty sharp. The designs are translated from paper origami, and the sleek lines and angles of the metal surfaces will offset your soft furnishings with style. You’ll have a hard time picking out colors though, as there are 14 different combinations (mirror and brass finishes!) to catch your eye.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: £119.00 - 339.00
    Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

    General Tray Artist Edition

    We featured Good Thing’s General Tray back in February, but now they’re offering the tray in artist editions. Interested? Six different New York based artists are participating, and there’s only three one-of-a-kind pieces by each artist, so you’d best add your favorite version to your cart lickety-split or else you’ll miss out. They’d be the perfect hold-alls for your miscellany. Maybe with an artist’s edition you’re more likely to put things away so you can see the tray? Let’s say so, shall we?
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $250.00
    Available from: Good Thing

    FF DIN Typeface House Numbers

    Oh, how nice to see these oak house numbers in the FF DIN font by Another Country. I’d wager an educated guess that they’re certainly better than the current offering at your local hardware store, and the price isn’t too terribly expensive (unless you have a lot of numbers in your address). The visible wood grain will provide an excellent contrast to your home’s siding, and don’t worry about quality either, as each number is laminated to ensure durability for outdoor environments.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $28.00
    Available from: Dwell Store