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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)

 
 

Orion Mighty Wallet

“It is a great adventure to contemplate the universe…” Quick, who said that? The answer is the author of The Meaning of it All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist, Richard Phillips Feynman. And, now, with this Orion Mighty Wallet made of Tyvek®, you have the opportunity to contemplate the stars in the universe each and every time you pull out your wallet, which might just put your spending into perspective.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Clutch Dining Chair

Smokey Purple, please. Or Pewter… or one of the other several lovely colors paired with smoke on ash wood (or white oak). Often dining chairs look so uncomfortable, never mind once you sit down on them, but not the Clutch Dining Chair with its elegant rounded edges and curved back. Choose two for the table ends or go all out and get a full six or eight to surround your whole table. However, be advised that guests may linger well after you wish at future dinner parties.
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Price: $399.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Chimney Humidifier

If the dry air is getting on your nerves, get yourself a humidifier. And, as we’re in the business of selecting well made items that have a pleasing appearance, you should probably take my advice and buy the Chimney Humidifier designed by Takeshi Ishiguro. The slim profile and tall chimney blend in with a room’s furnishings easier than other large humidifiers, and, using a silent, ultra-sonic system, the mist is emitted at a height that humidifies the whole room instead of one particular area. (Last fall I ended up buying one, and so far I’m pleased with its performance.)
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Price: $200.00
Available from: Leibal

Peliship

Display your prized possessions with a Peliship, an angular wall-mounted ledge. Available in small, medium, or large, and available pointing either right or left, you’ll be able to pick the right size and shape to optimize the space for your favorite stack of books and whatever other special objects you wish to display.
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Price: $80.00 - 120.00
Available from: Elkamii

Paper Cabinet

Primary colors might not be your thing, but you might want to reconsider when it comes to buying the next storage piece for your home, as Moooi has some new color options for their Paper Collection by Studio Job. If you’re not familiar with the line, each piece is made entirely of paper, cardboard and papier-mâché, and possesses enough classic lines to regally nod at the past while thumbing its nose (so to speak) at it as well with its uncharacteristic materials and colors. The Paper Cabinet, shown above, has four shelves for book and media display, with two bottom panels more storage space.

The whole piece is easy to assemble yet requires no screws, nuts or bolts; this gives the cabinet a “seamless, light sensibility with loads of personality.” Do be sure to take a look at the Paper Patchwork Cabinet (shown below) if you’re a little more brave when choosing multiple colors in your home’s scheme. There’s also the Paper Cupboard in white (also below) for the less adventurous.
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Price: $4,172.00
Available from: YLighting

Shiner

You’ve so many Instagram photos, but they’re all stuck on your phone or hidden in ‘the cloud’. Plus, you have a couple of empty walls just begging for a piece or art or two. What to do? Get a few of your Instagram photos printed from Shiner, formerly known as GlossyGram. Your Instagram photos are mounted on smooth, solid pine with a resin finish (or the new uncoated option for $6), all in a petite 3.5″x 3.5″ size.
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Price: $6.00
Available from: Shiner

Container Stool New Antiques

Plastic is not what many of us would call a luxurious material. However, it is pretty durable when it comes to high traffic areas, and that’s why this Container Stool by Marcel Wanders is sure to make the list when a smaller budget dictates a long-lasting seating and/or table option. The ornamental base references a more traditional style while the smooth top will hold your books, lamps, drinks, or derrière comfortably.
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Price: $262.00
Available from: YLighting

Shale 2 Door / 2 Drawer Wall-Mounted Cabinet

A wall-mounted cabinet cleans up the look of a room immediately, as there are no legs to clutter up sight lines along the floor. The Shale 2 Door / 2 Drawer Wall-Mounted Cabinet from Blu Dot would be a good choice for storage in any room- bedroom, living room or dining- as you can pick your preferred height to fit the space. Adjustable shelves and wire management holes make it a good option for media storage as well.
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Price: $2,299.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Ruler Stick

Can you believe that the United States has still not fully embraced the metric system? Do your part by using rulers that have both customary and metric measurements, just like this Ruler Stick you see before you. It has inches on one side, which you know and love, and centimeters on the other. Brought to the Cooper-Hewitt Shop by KIOSK.
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Price: $26.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

Cargito: Charging iPad Case

If your iPad is glued to your hands no matter where you go, chances are you need a good case to protect it, and maybe even a battery boost now and then. This is Ground (the makers of the Cord Taco and the Cordito) has launched a new iPad charging case made from 100% napa leather that incorporates an enclosed battery, a spot for your stylus or pen, and a pocket for cards.
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Price: $89.00 - 135.00
Available from: This is Ground

Hi-Reflective Umbrella

A black umbrella in rainy weather doesn’t make much sense, as you run the risk of blending in with the background and being invisible to oncoming traffic. Now, this Hi-Reflective Umbrella would certainly ensure your visibility, as it reflects the light off of street lamps and headlights to make sure you shine.
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Price: $42.00
Available from: MoMA Store

28d Table Light

A grey crochet cable coils up to create the base of this blown glass sphere light, allowing the light to comfortably sit on any horizontal surface. While there are many color choices available, you might opt for the clear glass sphere (shown above) if you’d rather keep a quiet color scheme. There’s a 28.1 Single Pendant Light and 28s Wall Light as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $545.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Monthly Planner

If you’re a no-frills type of person, you might just like this Monthly Planner from Poketo. It features a grid with each day’s abbreviation at the top of each column, allowing you to fill in the rest as you see fit. Available in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large.
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Price: $8.00 - 15.00
Available from: Poketo

Friday Links

  • Everyone’s abuzz about Klemens Torggler’s Evolution Door, and for good reason. (Video below if you’re too lazy to follow the link.)
  • Garden DIY: Mounting a Staghorn Fern
  • RUGS by Roosmarijn Pallandt (via mocoloco)
  • App: 7 Minute Workout – Quick Fit
  • Deluxe Camera Strap, $94.00
  • Hilda Hellström: SEDIMENTATION SERIES
  • Piet Hein Eek: Waste Beam Cabinet
  • A GRAPHIC (AND BLOODY) VALENTINE’S DAY HISTORY OF THE HEART
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    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hasami Porcelain Teapot

    Not only does this Hasami Porcelain Teapot have a classically modern shape, it shares the same diameter as other pieces in the Hasami Porcelain collection, which allows for easy transport and stacking. That’s not only beneficial for your cabinet space, but it also makes for an efficient and aesthetically pleasing tablescape. Crafted from a custom blend of clay and porcelain, the surface is softer to the touch than traditional porcelain.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $55.00
    Available from: Dwell Store