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Katie

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)

 
 

Emma Thermal Cup

It’s getting colder, so we’re going to prefer our tea and coffee very, very hot, thank you very much. But what about our poor little hands? Well, when you use the Emma Thermal Cup its outer layer will insulate the hand from heat and keep your beverage hot. Of course, when the weather turns warm again, just think how perfect a scoop or two of ice cream would be in one of these.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00 - 15.00
Available from: Luminaire

Building Block Leather Sleeves

I’ve got a nose like a bloodhound when it comes to minimal, expensive things, so it really shouldn’t surprise you that this leather 13″ MacBook sleeve is lodged firmly in the mid-$300 price range*. A smooth black exterior with a nude leather interior hits the right note of functional luxury without any extraneous details to get in the way of your daily work routine (or your excellent appearance). There’s the 11″ size as well as the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini Sleeve, so there’s something to suit each of your devices.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00 - 345.00
Available from: Building Block

Spring Scissors

Update your cutting tool options by adding the Spring Scissors to your desk drawer or toolbox. Made from a a single piece of metal, the flattened and sharpened blades hold tension purely from the bent spring of the handle. Oh, and need it be pointed out that these scissors are appropriate for both left and right hands?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

Friday Links

Only a few links, as I’m moving house this week. Eek! Enjoy your weekend!

Nook Architects uses mirrors to exaggerate space in Barcelona apartment

Stress: How It Works and How to Beat It

– Nice Utility Spoon Rest from Pigeon Toe Ceramics (via pinterest)

World’s first (nearly) unbreakable LED light bulb

17 display screens, Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2015

17 display screens, Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2015

Throws from Slowdown Studios

Let’s talk throws. They’re the sorts of things that keep your legs and feet warm indoors when it’s way too cold outside. Make sure you have at least one in your sofa’s general vicinity, if not two or three in your household to have near favorite chairs and cozy beds. Slowdown Studios has a generous helping of delightful patterns from different designers that will keep your eyes happy and your toes toasty- you may have a hard time deciding which one is your favorite.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Available from: Need Supply

Dueto Fineliner Pen + Stylus

Do you use a stylus? Here’s a pen-plus-stylus combo that’s sleek and stylish. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it features a fine-line ink pen with a retractable digital stylus. The blue option will grab attention, but if you (or the intended recipient) prefer something understated, go with the gun metal or champagne gold option.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: A+R Store

2017 Wall Calendar from Appointed

Whether you like it or not, 2017 is fast approaching. So, maybe consider tracking important dates on this wall calendar from Appointed. It has a minimal calendar format that leaves plenty of room for your notes, highlights, and sketches, and won’t run out of battery at the most inopportune times (like your smartphone).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Need Supply

Mod Tea Towels by Mae Engelgeer

Do you like your tea towels modern? If so, turn your eyes towards Mae Engelgeer’s collection with their graphic lines and subtle gradients. Maybe one is all you need, or maybe get a few so that you’ll always have one on hand (to use and display, of course).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Available from: The Minimalist

Hex Three Piece Baking Dish Set

See this Hex Baking Dish Set? Your Thanksgiving spread would look a hell of a lot cooler with a few dishes baked in these babies. Best of all, they slide and stack together for various serving and storage arrangements, so you can play around with how you present different meals. Neat.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $260.00
Available from: Finell

BOB Multi-Opener

There’s no need to feel like a weakling every time you are faced with a difficult twist cap or vacuum lid. Simply use the BOB Multi-Opener to quickly open all sorts of cans and jars. Pull-tabs, crown caps, and beverage cans will be no match for your strongest muscle (your brain) when you’ve got this tool in hand.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store

DIMORESTUDIO Rugs

‘Price upon request’ is never a good thing to see when you’re on a tight budget, so let’s just all pretend that we can afford these bold and colorful rugs from DIMORESTUDIO. Feast your eyes upon the graphic blocks of color, in strange, non-rectangular shapes that will definitely set an edgy vibe in any room. I’d be tempted to hang them on the wall, as they feel more like art pieces than something to trod upon.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $Price upon request
Available from: The Future Perfect

Ooh La La Fruit Bowl

Ignore the name, but pay attention to how this bowl is made of three rectangular pieces of magnetized oak. The pieces fit together like a puzzle, which allows you to separate and stack them to hide the bowl away in a cabinet or cupboard. Smart!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Gardenias Vases by Jaime Hayon

If you’re going to get a vase, why not go all out and begin collecting Jamie Hayon’s Gardenia Vases for BD Barcelona? Purchase one at a time, so as to not shock your credit card, and know that any plant you put in it will look wonderfully weird (in the loveliest way possible). Each terracotta vase is hand-thrown in Hayon’s recognizable style.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $354.00+
Available from: Mjolk

Cowboy Coffee Kettle

Wait a minute, a coffee kettle without a filter? Pshaw! It might go against everything you’ve ever believed in, but, yes, this kettle is based on the campfire version of coffee and has no filter. Simply bring water to a boil, add your grounds, and let it steep. After 5 minutes, pour your brewed coffee slowly out, preferably while singing this song. Now on sale (for $36!).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: A+R Store

Friday Links

Send a letter, and an entire galaxy, with Starry Sky Envelopes (via thisisnthappiness)

Paint Your Own IPhone Case I6

– Good idea: Action Button (via swissmiss)

– Cute: Vegas Styled Marquee Garden Markers and Egg Monster Toast Cutters

– “Food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows…” Dalí: Les Diners de Gala (via mymodernmet)

Kids have some pretty weird ideas about what Republicans and Democrats are

– Go bold: Burgundy color cabinets

Sweater Mug Hugger

Enjoy your weekend!