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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)

 
 

CB2 Upholstery Sale

Need some soft furnishings that won’t break the metaphorical piggy bank? CB2 has an upholstery sale (15% off) through 2/17, with several modern frames available in neutral and more colorful options.
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View CB2 Upholstery Sale here

Grain Pendant

At first glance, this Grain Pendant looks like it has a simple aluminum shade. However, take a closer look and you’ll see that the shade is formed over a wooden mold that has been sandblasted, and, during the shade’s metal spinning process, the patterns of the wood grain are impressed on the shade’s underside. Read more about the Grain Pendant’s case study over at Brendan Ravenhill’s site.
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Price: $380.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Coveted Things Scarves

If you’re in a love-fueled craze and don’t have a lot of money to spend, then maybe you could get the object of your desire one of these scarves from Coveted Things. Full disclosure though, the scarves may also double as baby blankets, so be sure your message is entirely clear: “It’s a SCARF for your lovely NECK…” or something along those lines. There’s nothing too fancy, they’re 100% cotton, but the script itself will carry your message across.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Coveted Things

Smorgas

How’s this board for organizing your what-haves and thing-a-ma-jigs? It’s a wooden magnetic bulletin board called SmorgasBoard, and it has different wooden magnetic attachments: pegs, a hook, a box, and a shelf. Each piece may be placed anywhere on the board, so configure it just the way you like. There’s not too much, so things won’t get cluttered, but there’s enough to give those essentials (like your phone, keys, etc.) a home. Each piece may be placed anywhere on the board, or on your fridge or metal surface.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: iLoveHandles

Considered Curtain Rod

Remember the Intersect Valet posted a couple of weeks ago? John Dixon, of DIXON Branded, has a few other items in his shop, one of which is this Considered Curtain Rod. The final length of the rod is determined and cut by you, the end user, to specifically fit your windows. There’s just enough of a DIY-feel to make you look incredibly handy, but do be sure to have a saw on hand before you go bragging to your friends.
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Price: $42.00
Available from: DIXON Branded

Wine Thermals from Angle33

I know keeping your wine chilled at the perfect temperature is the least of your worries, but, hey, if you can eliminate that worry altogether, why not do it? This Wine (or Champagne) Thermal is made from concrete and will keep wine at the perfect temperature no matter how hot it gets this summer. That seems a long way away from the cold, dreary weather outside our doors today, but it won’t hurt to be prepared. Oh, and if you’re fond of your company logo, engraving is an option. Available from Angle33. (They also offer concrete coasters and Wine Bottle Coasters to keep those drips and spills from spoiling your tabletop.)
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Price: $64.99
Available from: Angle33

Swish Console Desk

Console or desk, does it matter? What matters is that this Swish Console Desk from Blu Dot has a clever sliding top that conceals a drawer or work top, depending on your preference. There’s a cord management slot, so you can fit your laptop/tablet in there with no problem, and cover it all up if it gets too messy. Excellent idea, isn’t it?
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Price: $699.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Scout Stool

A sloping seat gives comfort, and Southern Yellow Pine shows off its intricate patterning. This Scout Stool was constructed using mortise and tenon joints along with other time-tested construction techniques. And it’s $180. Available for pre-order from Surname Goods.
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Price: $180.00
Available from: Surname Goods

Flexi Flash

No, the Flexi Flash is not a new dance move, nor is it an old disco rock band (to my knowledge), but it is a small lighting device that can light your way in the dark. Beam and strobe options are features, as well as silicone handle that makes it bendable and easy to attach to your bag or bike.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Friday Links

  • freundevonfreunden: Arno Brandlhuber
  • Build Your Own Hyperbolic Soccer Ball Model
  • Make your pictures look like a watercolor with this app: Waterlogue Via @elledecor
  • Hmm, this could spell trouble for our wallets: Hunters Alley is a new resale shop by the One Kings Lane folks. Sell your stuff (listing is free) or shop, up to you. via @dailycandy
  • Apartment Therapy: 12 things every home should have Via @designcrush
  • Colorful star trails
  • Have fun.

    Tom & Jerry Stools

    Adjustable stools are great choices for kitchen counter bars, as they can accommodate all sorts of people- from wee kids to big adults. These two stools by Konstantin Grcic each feature a brightly-colored polypropylene screw mechanism where the height can be easily changed to suit the sitter. Simply spin the top to make it go up or down.
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    Price: $611.00 - 784.00
    Available from: YLiving

    Supra Bed

    Woven cane usually is an attribute of more traditional furniture, but there’s a few movers and shakers that are mixing things up and applying it to modern designs. This Supra Bed designed by Mermelada Estudio incorporates perforated woven cane into the curved headboard, giving texture and warmth to an architectural oak grid.
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    Price: $1,099.00
    Available from: CB2

    Y.bowl

    If a regular sit-on-the-floor steel bowl for your furry friend just won’t work with your d├ęcor, you might be a little too concerned with details. That said, hello, nice to meet you, please sit down and join the club; your design obsessive tendencies are welcomed here. The Y.bowl from Doca Pet (literally) elevates the common steel bowl to a considered receptacle for your pets, and with different sizes and heights, you’re able to pick the perfect size. There’s also a fair bit of other similarly modern designs, Squaremeal being my second favorite.
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    Price: $30.00+
    Available from: Doca Pet

    Studio Chair

    This Studio Chair ships flat-packed and is easily assembled, but you won’t find it at your local IKEA. Designed by Jason Whiteley, the chair is simple and precise, and refers to a type of common, robust chair originating in Switzerland. And, unlike some of the results from that aforementioned big box store, this chair is structurally sound and will withstand all manner of use, contract included. Easily assembly also means quick disassembly should you wish to pack it away in storage when not in use.

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    Price: $445.00
    Available from: YLiving

    WrongWoods Tray

    Can’t afford the $7,150 WrongWoods Long Credenza? How about the $2,970 WrongWoods Night Table? If your response to both these questions is rolling your eyes and wishing for the umpteenth time you’ll win the lottery, you need to take in this number: $220. It’s a tray, which is significantly smaller than a credenza or cabinet, hence the significantly smaller price tag. It’s still not cheap, of course, as it is a collaboration between British artist Richard Woods and designer Sebastian Wrong, but it does give you a chance to appreciate (and own) their work on a smaller scale.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $275.00
    Available from: Cooper Hewitt Museum Shop