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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)


Wilson Keyring – Carbon Black Enameled

Yep, you’ve seen the Wilson Keyring in black, and now there are a few enameled colors, just for fun (or to designate certain keyrings for certain things, if you want to be practical).

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Craighill

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: £135.00
Available from: Campbell Cole

Kobayashi Harvester Scissors

Those herbs aren’t going to harvest themselves, so pick up a pair of 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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Rail Wardrobe System

This may be described as a ‘wardrobe system’ but let’s just say it’s an excellent coatrack/hook option for any of your clothing or accessories. With three different editions (standing, wall-down, wall-up), you’re able to pick just the right size for your space. Each very linear design would give you an extra storage option, along with a big dose of edginess for an otherwise ho-hum space.

Purchase Information:

Price: $153.00 - 190.00
Available from: designboom shop

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Terra e Tuma creates narrow concrete house for dense area of São Paulo

Have a nice weekend.

Concrete House by Terra e Tuma in São Paulo

Luci Color Essence Lamp

The Luci Color Lamp could be a fun addition to your household, as it’s collapsible, waterproof, lightweight, and completely solar. It displays 8 colors (red, green blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white) and takes 7 hours to charge. Use it in the pool or in the bathtub for fun (maybe get a couple, just so there’s no fighting over one) or string a few together for party lights. There’s also the Luci Pro Light ($36) which has a two-way 1A USB Port and lasts up to 50 hours.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Available from: Poketo

Ruler-Tag (Custom)

Handy! Various Projects now offers a Ruler-Tag for your customization, so you can measure all sorts of things whenever you need (and add whatever phrase for a reminder). Talk about a great gift for any maker/tinkerer, right?

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Various Projects

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

Corner Shelf by Kyuhyung Cho

This Corner Shelf by designer Kyuhyung Cho begins at the left, “a natural starting point to organise our thoughts and also our objects.” Hang the larger shelf vertically or horizontally (or place it on your desk) and use the medium and small elements to further divide and offset the space.

Purchase Information:

Price: $44.95 - 159.95
Available from: Vertigo Home

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Little House by MW Works sits on bluff overlooking Washington’s Puget Sound

Have a good weekend.

Little House by MW Works

90 Degree Wall Shelf by Frama Denmark

How do you make your home look a little more edgy? Adding a few metal pieces will do the trick, and this 90 Degree Wall Shelf provides an unadorned light bulb as well as a small ledge for your current reading material (or other accessories). Could you make something like this yourself? Maybe, if you’re not afraid of bending metal and adding electricity. The rest of us will have to settle for spending a little money on this particular lighting option.

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Indigo Splatter Ceramics by Chris Earl

An indigo splattered coffee cup is just what your tea or coffee would like to live in (however briefly) before you sip/gulp/slurp it down. Los Angeles-based designer Chris Earl is the man with the blue paintbrush, and he splatters indigo glaze across his hand-thrown tumblers, coffee cups and bowls with equal enthusiasm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00+
Available from: Chris Earl

Star Spangled Spatula

Just how patriotic are you anyways? Enough to have your very own Star Spangled Spatula? And, 5% of proceeds will be donated to the Penn Abramson Cancer Center; doesn’t that sweeten the deal? Crafted of solid walnut and stainless steel, this spatula is, of course, hand fabricated by the oldest manufacturer of cutlery in the United States: Lamson and Goodnow. Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!


Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Areaware

15.0% Ice Cream Spoon

Before you roll your eyes at a $45 spoon, you need to know this is a very special spoon, for ice cream. It uses your body heat to cut through your frozen favorite flavor, which makes your “scooping experience” effortless. The solid aluminum spoon has a thermal conductivity of 237 W/mK (watts per meter kelvin), so you’ll be slicing through your mint chocolate chip/vanilla/rocky road with ease, like an ice-cream-eating ninja. And, of course, if you are searching for a gift for someone that adores their ice cream, you now know what to get.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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Enjoy your weekend.

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