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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)

 
 

The Autographer

Hmm, if you’re the type of person who likes looking through loads of photographs, then this little gadget will be your best friend. The Autographer is a wearable camera that automatically takes pictures as you go about your day. A GPS, a compass, accelerometer, thermometer, color sensor and infrared motion detector are all utilized in order to figure out the best time to snap a shot. You can set the capture rate, and it will grab 50 to 100 photos an hour, leaving you to enjoy your hike/bike ride/vacation/adventure. All the photos upload via bluetooth to your iPhone (or USB for Android) for later viewing.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Available from: Photojojo

Future Glass set

The colors of the Future Glass Set remind one of the Spectra Vases, and, lo and behold, they’re from the very same glassworks Holmegaard. Peter Svarrer designed the Future Glass set in 2000, and more than a decade later they look just as lovely on the table… or in a gift box perhaps? Choose between Rose + Yellow, Blue + Green, or Lavender + Aquamarine.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Available from: Horne

Minimalist 2 Key Ring Bottle Opener

This key ring looks more like a piece of jewelry than a bottle opener, so I suppose we could look at it as multi-purpose kind of accessory. A triangle pin keeps the shackle closed, keeping your keys secure and your hand at the ready should an unopened bottle of beer or soda cross your path. Each key ring is precisely cut within thousandths of an inch by family company J. L. Lawson & Co.

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Hopewell Quilts + Pillows

This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Hopewell’s quilts and it certainly won’t be the last. Have you taken a look at their recent collection? There’s quite a few modern pillows and quilts, so if your bed, sofa, or wall needs a little kick in the pants in terms of color, you’d best take a look and see if something catches your fancy.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00 - 365.00
Available from: Hopewell Workshop

Strand End Table

This end table has a trick up its sleeve; the base can be fastened in two different positions to change up its look. Each table is made with Stephen Lysak’s trademark joinery, you may also request a fixed location if you tend to be picky about such things. Strand end tables are available in three different finishes: Natural Birch, Walnut, and Charcoal.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Stephen Lysak Design

Indigo Basic Roll Pencil Case

If all your pens and pencils rattle around on your desk and in your bag, you need to consider a pen case. This one will make a nice home for your writing implements as it’s handcrafted from high quality waterproof felt. It can carry around 20 to 25 pens/pencils, so you’ll not need to be picky with your collection. (Ladies, this case could do double duty as makeup brush storage when traveling as well.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.99
Available from: VAULT

Marmoreal Collection by Max Lamb

Like the look of this side table? Well, tough, you can’t have it. Just kidding, you can have it, you just need to fork over $3Gs for it. Marmoreal is an engineered, multipurpose marble developed by Max Lamb (and facilitated by Dzek), and is comprised of large chunks of Italian marble fragments— in the palette of green, red, ochre, and white you see above. It’s stronger than natural marble as polyester resin bonds the material together. You might hate it, you might love it, but one thing’s for sure, it will certainly set the tone in whatever room it’s in. A few more pieces of the collection shown below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,072.42+
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

MilkMaid Stool Custom

I’m such a sucker for small wooden stools, mostly because they offer quite a bit of versatility. Side table or extra seating, whichever you need, a little stool can be handy to have around. These custom milking stools by grayworksdesign are a variation of the traditional three-legged stool that we all are familar with, but the design is updated just enough to fit into any room, be it rustic or modern. Engraving is also offered should you wish to make it a special gift.

To see more, visit grayworksdesign’s etsy shop.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: grayworksdesign

MATT Pen Holders

How about a ring to round up your pens and pencils? The MATT collection is made of black soft plastisol, a textured, somewhat flexible material that feels like rubber. Choose between the Ring, $45, or Oval, $59.
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Price: $45.00 - 59.00
Available from: Leibal

Aer Duffel Pack

Your gym shoes stink. Don’t feel bad, it happens to everyone. However, that smell shouldn’t keep you from working out before, during, or after work. The Aer Duffel Pack keeps the smelly clothes and shoes separate from your laptop and office essentials, all in one bag. There’s the main compartment for clothes and such, a ventilated shoe pocket, a padded section for laptop and tablet, and a side easy-acess pocket for smaller items.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Wasara Sale

You needn’t worry about the tableware for your next outdoor soiree, as Wasara plates, bowls and cups are all 15% off over at Branch Home this week. Wasara tableware is fully biodegradable and compostable, so you’ll look exceptionally smart choosing such a beautiful alternative to paper plates.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $8.46 and up
Available from: Branch Home

Unfold Pendant by Form Us With Love

As you might have noticed, there have been a few posts lately from the recent and oh-so-long-ago past. That’s because it’s August, and, thankfully, that means it’s time to take a much needed vacation. So, instead of doing all brand spanking new posts each and every weekday, you’ll be seeing some content being fixed and updated and peppered into the line up, which is a good thing unless you like finding a lot of broken links every time you sift through our site.

All that to say that, thankfully, this Unfold Pendant remains at the same price as it was three years ago. Happy day. It’s one of my favorite lights because of its soft silicone shade. That allows this industrial look-a-like pendant to be easily folded, saving space in shipping (or your own moving) boxes.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Available from: A+R Store

Pixo LED Table Lamp (black/brass)

With the new color pairing of black and brass, the Pixo looks like it has put on its tux (or little black dress) and is ready for a night out. As you might remember from our previous post last year, the standout feature of the Pixo is not necessarily the 360 degree rotation and three-axis articulated stem; instead its USB port in the base for charging mobile devices seems to set it apart from the pack.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $205.00
Available from: DWR

Cedric Walnut Desk

If you’ve a decent budget to spend on a desk, turn your eyes toward the Cedric. Rounded edges provide subtle detailing, giving it a quiet craftsmanship that makes it the sort of piece you’d pass down to the next generation. Made from solid European walnut; choose between a dark brown or orange leather top (and lined drawers, a nice detail).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,290.00
Available from: Horne

Melting Mug by Studio Arhoj

The thick glaze of the Melting Mug will hopefully give you a better grip so you don’t spill your tea/coffee all over your desk/boss/coworker. Each mug is made of hand-cast porcelain and will fit nicely in the hand, especially as the mug is similar in shape to traditional Japanese Yunomi tea cups. Available in pink, mint, yellow, white, and gray.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Available from: Gessato