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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)

 
 

Anodised Side Table by Max Lamb

Reduce a side table down to its essentials, and you’d get something similar to the Anodised Side Table by Max Lamb. Made with three sheets of aluminium plate (or aluminum, if you prefer) locked together with four countersunk socket bolts, the low table is left unfinished to highlight the material’s “inherent beauty”. There’s a larger Anodised Coffee Table as well as a wonderful Cobalt and Gold color.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £876
Available from: Deadgood

Third Eye Vessel

I could have sworn we’ve featured the Third Eye Vessel by Chen Chen & Kai Williams before, but apparently I’ve been lusting after it for so long that its image is permanently embedded in my brain. It’s a vessel for holding books and magazines, and it keeps objects stacked at right angles, so you can easily see the spines. You may think it’s ridiculous to pay so much for such a thing, and the opinion that it looks regal and modern and somehow archetypal in its three-legged stance may not sway you into accepting the price tag. However, I’m fast becoming convinced that it may be something worth saving up for… what do you think?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $440.00 - 1,300.00
Available from: Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Capello Lamp

Let’s just get this straight: this lamp is $260*. Compared to the Love Letter Light (also by molo), which ran around the $400 mark, that’s a bargain. Now, consider its marble base, which is actually a byproduct from the base for the Arco floor lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers. Next, the little paper cap (“cappello” in Italian) is attached to the steel wire with a simple magnetic connection, which allows you to slide and tilt it into any position. Do you remember that it costs $260*? Such a nice price for a lovely little lamp. And, if you like, you can remove the steel wire and paper cap to move the light to other places, say, a wine bottle or a small hole drilled into a wood surface. More shots below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Available from: molostore

Friday Links

– Go see Black & White, Twelve Quilts if you’re in NYC this weekend

– Parents, let your kids plan your family vacations

Lazy People Unite: The Ten-Minute Workout Works

Japanese Lego Master Builds Delicious-Looking Creations From Blocks

Your Old Cell-Phone Batteries Could Power Solar Lamps For 3 Years

– Has your email been hacked? Check Haveibeenpwned.com (via Popular Science)

Enjoy your weekend.

On The Edge Lamp

Hmm, this little lamp features a matte finish and multiple convex facets. So what, you say? Well, it’ll look and feel nice, and you’ll be able to position it in multiple ways to get the light right where you want it. Think of it as a subtle spotlight, perfect for ambient lighting in a living area or bedroom.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Gessato

Nello Bike Bell

How about a bike bell that looks like a clown’s nose? It packs 80 decibels of three sound variations, so it will give plenty of oomph when you need to alert someone of your presence. Fasten it magnetically to your handlebar when you’re riding and pop it off and put it in your bag or pocket when you’re on foot.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Open and Closed Helix Keyring

I’ve got a thing for simple keyrings, so of course these two Helix Keyrings by Craighill caught my eye. Choose between the open and the closed; both have one knurled side for adding or removing keys. As they say on their site, the keyrings would be “a daily, tiny joy.”
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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: Craighill

Yeh Wall Table

If you’re short on space, you’ll want to take a look at this Yeh Wall Table by Taiwan-based designer, Kenyon Yeh. Inspired by the position of someone sitting against a wall with their feet placed firmly on the ground, the table rests against the wall with the help of a small, upturned 90-degree angle on its edge. It won’t take up much room, yet will provide just enough space for the essential lamp, stack of books, or coffee cup.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Available from: Leibal

Moon Tables

Sleek! These Moon Tables from Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection strikes the right note with their solid oak tops and lacquered stainless steel sides. The slight rim helps corral any miscellany- not that you have any- and the materials give a refined feel to a rather simple, no-frills design.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00 - 799.00
Available from: Lekker Home

Soft Aerating Pourers

You’re not going to want to carry around a bulky wine aerator on all your future picnics this summer, are you? Nah, all you’ll need to bring is one of these little plastic Pourers. It’ll fit into the neck of any bottle and will aerate your wine while making sure there’s no drips or spills- unless you have too much wine, that is, and then all bets are off.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Last Stool Steel

A splattered steel stool by Max Lamb? Yes, please. Hem has a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find something you love. The polished copper version is especially cool, but it’s sold out. Boo-hoo. Thank goodness there are so many other options.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00 - 349.00
Available from: Hem

Tama Door Chime

You may not need a door chime, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a gentle announcement of a door opening or closing? Assassins Friends and family members (or customers?) would be thwarted from sneaking up behind you to scare you silly, that’s for sure, or you can just think of it as a ‘welcome’ and ‘goodbye’ each time someone comes and goes. The Tama Door Chime installs easily via its magnetic back or included mounting plate.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Natala Natala

Atelier Février Rugs

Prepare yourself, because the rugs from Atelier Février are not cheap, and that’s a bit of an understatement. The Diamond and Sri di Rugs are made of 100% Tibetan wool that is hand-carded and hand-spun; the Nazar rug is made of silk and Himalayan Wool. All are hand-knotted by Tibetan artisans. You should have heard a slight swooshing sound at each of those compound adjectives; they indicate the price tag leaping up way over your budget. The designs are quite beautiful and compelling, as their off-kilter lines keep your eyes enthralled.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $6,605.00+
Available from: The Future Perfect

Secret Decoder Ring

For your secret messages, you’ll need a Secret Decoder Ring. Pass communication on paper, email or text without fear of prying eyes to your spouse/partner/coworker knowing that only they (and other people with the ring) can decode your words. It’s sorta fun, right?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Available from: Whitney Museum Shop

Friday Links

Ikea moves into indoor gardening with hydroponic kit

Is Dyson’s $400 Hair Dryer Design Worth It?

– Uh-oh, the Herman Miller Sale is on. Are you tempted?

Boaty McBoatface to Bear David Attenborough’s Name, and the Web Pouts

A Sculptural Geometric Pop-Up Book By Tauba Auerbach

DIY: Floating Acrylic Shelves

Rube Goldberg HTML form (via kottke)

In Residence: Kulapat Yantrasast

Enjoy your weekend.