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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)

 
 

Sale: Loll Adirondack Chair

DWR’s outdoor sale might encourage you to refresh your outdoor seating/dining options, especially once you realize that Loll’s Adirondack Chair is 15% off its regular price. Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic (mostly post-consumer milk jugs), each chair is waterproof, fade-resistant and maintenance-free. That’s exactly the kind of thing you want from an outdoor lounge chair, and the clean, modern interpretation of the classic Adirondack style certainly works with all sorts of exterior architecture. Now, let’s decide, which color is best?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $382.50
Available from: DWR

Simple Bed by Kalon Studios

You know, if you’re looking for something in particular, you can email us and we’ll keep our eyes out for whatever particular thing you’re searching for, right? As in, if you were looking for a Simple Bed, which is the name of this simple bed from Kalon Studios, I would happen to come across it while planning to post their Caravan Divan Twin, and immediately post this bed instead so that you’d know about it as an option.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,600.00 - 2,800.00
Available from: Kalon Studios

Outline

An entirely new measuring tool that combines three in one is just the thing to reduce desktop disarray. Matching silhouettes of traditional rulers is how Tomas Kral created Outline, and it’ll last well past your drawing days as it’s made from stainless steel with laser engraving. The Outline’s form includes a protractor and right angle with measurements in both inches and centimeters.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Available from: Field

Stick-Up Sticks

Did you think the Stick-Up Sticks were coathooks? I did, and I don’t think I’m disappointed to find out that they’re magnets instead. Where will you put them? Possibly the fridge, bulletin board, or any other metal surface could use some photos or notes. Stick a few Stick-Up Sticks there to start, and then see where else you could use them.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Areaware

Tableau by Pikaplant

Hooray! Those of us still struggling to keep houseplants alive now have a savior: the Tableau by Pikaplant. The Tableau incorporates a water reservoir so that our plants can drink when needed- even we’re away on a vacation (or just incredibly forgetful). The reservoir will hold enough water for up to three plants for a month, so they’ll be happy and healthy for at least that long. No electricity needed, it all works thanks to gravity and a steel base with a capillary fabric that plants can wick water through when needed. Back the project on Kickstarter within the next few days to receive one of your own.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €125.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Did you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend? Now that summer is unofficially here, perhaps we should discuss hammocks. Yea or nay? I believe the correct answer is ‘yea’- though if you voted ‘nay’ it’s probably due to the fact that most hammocks aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing things. However, Yellow Leaf Hammocks have several that look entirely decent, and you’ll probably even grow to love the stripes (colorful or neutral) after spending a lazy afternoon reclining in one. And, by the way, relax a little- it’s summer.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00+
Available from: Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Prism Magnifier

You might not need the Prism Magnifier today, but you might make use of it the next time some tiny text with fine details needs a closer look. When you don’t make use if its magnifying properties, it will sure look nice sitting atop that stack of other paperwork that you may or may not have beside your internet machine.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Areaware

Friday Links

  • Steve Messam creates crimson bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper
  • Now that Mad Men is over, we can enjoy it all over again with Mad Men Integrated, in small snippets at a time.
  • Yes. Recycling Debris into Concrete Lego-Blocks (via unconsumption)
  • Just a reminder, all the best Terrible real estate agent photographs are in one place.
  • UNIVERSUM INCOGNITA : A Primer on the Dark Universe. Warning: might be a tad too esoteric.
  • Elana Herzog’s Wall Panels (via drawdrawdraw)
  • Alexey Kondakov

  • Artist Alexey Kondakov Imagines Figures from Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life
  • Science Just Invented a Simple, Painless Way to Get Superhuman Vision (via galaxyclusters)
  • Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend!

    Karui Trays

    Pretty, jewel-tone leather contrasts nicely with the polished brass perimeters of the Karui Trays by Gam Fratesi for Skultuna. “Karui” means “light” and “soft” in Japanese (there, look at that, you learned something), which echoes the minimal feel of the circular shape and soft leather surfaces. Pair a couple up for a vanity or entry area, and try not to gravitate towards them every time you pass by.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $134.00 - 336.00
    Available from: Suite NY

    Drink Rocks by Runa Klock

    Drink rocks aren’t the most appealing idea, mostly because the two words don’t sound like the best of friends. Who wants a rock in their drink? Not me…but, maybe we should be a little more open to the idea, especially because Runa Klock has made this set from soapstone and marble, and each rock has a very appealing geometric shape. Come to think of it, they’re the sort of thing I’d like to set on a bookshelf to see, or on a table to pick up and hold, so why not see if they can cool my drink?
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $38.00
    Available from: Poketo

    Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Ballery

    How about an ultra thin LED lamp to light your workspace? The Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Balléry has a delicate outline yet it packs a punch when it comes to light output. You get 1200 lumen, which equals out to around 75W, with only 15W of energy consumed. Let’s all approvingly nod our heads at that bullet point, and then admire that it has four preset light levels and a “Green mode” option with a sensor that turns on and off depending on movement.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $530.00
    Available from: Luminaire

    Roger Stool by Sika-Design

    This handmade stool is made from suar wood, which, if you’re not familiar, is a fast growing (and non-endangered) tropical hardwood. It has an interlocking grain that reduces the likelihood of cracking with temperature changes, and that’s very good news for those of us that hope our furniture lasts longer than our pithy life spans. And did you see the price? Very, very affordable which is oh-so-nice to see. Use it as a low table in the living room or take it outside, as it can go back and forth to suit your place-to-put-my-drink needs.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $133.00
    Available from: Luminaire

    Wary Meyers Soap

    It’s okay to be filthy when soap looks this good. Wary Meyers has all sorts of colorful stripes happening in their collection of glycerine soaps, and it’s enough to tempt one away from a push pump and go completely with the old tried and true bar o’ soap. Shall we purchase a few to show off in a soap dish for guests? Or will we be entirely selfish and enjoy them for ourselves? Maybe the trick is buy enough to do both.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $14.00
    Available from: Wary Meyers

    10 Years

    Ten years ago this month, in 2005, Kris pitched the idea of starting a design blog that only featured well-designed products available for purchase online.
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    Zuzunaga’s Zoom In + Zoom Out Blankets

    More pixelated Bitmap imagery from Spanish designer Cristian Zuzunaga, and this time he’s taking cues from British painter Bridget Riley. It’s a great pairing, don’t you think? You might have seen some of Zuzunaga’s other pieces before, and I’d say this collection seems a little more quiet, though just as energetic- like a shy kid that just ate a LOT of sugar.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $265.00
    Available from: A+R Store