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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)

 
 

Friday Links

  • Newspapers + x-acto blade = work of Myriam Dion (via the jealous curator)
  • Clever Light Installation by (fos) (via iGNANT)
  • Miminalist pad: 100m3
  • Kickstarter: The Magic Cube
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    Have an excellent weekend!

    Stack Modular Storage System

    Don’t get overwhelmed just yet, as you’re the head honcho in deciding how your own Stack Modular Storage System will look. Various cabinets in a variety of colors can be stacked together or used apart, just pick the appropriate base for the configuration you want. Oh, and if a static base bores you, there’s also a Trolley Base for mobility.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $250.00 - 900.00
    Available from: YLiving

    Form Pendants

    Well, these pendants sure look impressive grouped together. They hint at the classic industrial bulbs of the past yet have a distinct modern feel thanks to the simple cord treatment. Each one is made from mouth-blown white opal glass and requires basic hardwiring (so, to do a cluster of lights you might want to call in an electrician).
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $132.00
    Available from: YLiving

    Float Magazine Rack

    What the… ?? Shown out of context, this particular piece boggles the mind just a bit, but in the right setting with a few magazines strewn about, eventually anyone will be able to make the connection. It’s a magazine rack, made of “precisely angled” powder-coated steel, that keeps magazines floating midair, easily within reach from your reading spot.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $80.00
    Available from: DWR

    Beolit 12 Sound System

    Yeah, I know you don’t need any more speaker options, but just in case you like to keep up to date, you’ll want to take a look at the Beolit 12 Sound System from Bang & Olufsen. Designed by Cecilie Manz, it has a friendly appearance and feel, and, of course, it’s wireless, and has a rechargeable battery and leather strap for transport. Stream music via Apple AirPlay or connect a device via the built-in 3.5mm minijack or USB port.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $799.00
    Available from: DWR

    Sphere Bottle Opener

    It’s a smooth, round bottle opener that fits the palm of your hand perfectly. What else could you ask for, besides a good beer or two? Available in black or natural wood, or cast iron if you can wait a bit longer (ship date of 11/1).
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $18.00
    Available from: Areaware

    Mixrack

    It’s that time of the year when stacks of logs in your living room are permissible… unless you don’t have a fireplace, that is, because then you’ll just look like a hoarder. This Mixrack is a simple frame of powder-coated steel that can accommodate firewood, wine bottles, or magazines. As long as you keep the stack tidy and avoid any other compulsive gathering of multiple materials, it’s an excellent way to minimally store whatever you choose.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $150.00
    Available from: DWR

    Scholten & Baijings’ Colour Crystal Stemware

    Welcome all, please take your seats. Did you sign in? Do you have a name tag? Good… the Scholten & Baijings’ fan club is now in session. First order of business is admiring their new modern, crystal stemware with pinstripes and gradient colors. Fantastic, isn’t it? The colors and stripes are hand-applied, hence the cost, and have been noted to cause feelings of extreme distress to those individuals who can’t quite afford the whole collection, so please be aware and conduct yourself appropriately.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $36.00
    Available from: A+R Store

    Hitch Bookcase

    If you’ve been jonesing for a wall of books to grace your living room- soon to be called ‘the library’ in a vague European accent- consider this new bookcase from Blu Dot. Steel uprights support wood veneered shelves for a slight industrial edge. How about the pricing, you say? One Hitch Bookcase is $599, with each additional Add-on at $499.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $599.00
    Available from: Blu Dot

    Avva Keeper

    Very similar to the Avva S+P Shakers, the Avva Keeper features embedded magnet closures to keep contents secure. What you put in this little container is entirely up to you; it’s sized for those smaller things in life- keys, cufflinks, coins- that need safekeeping, especially as those small, important things tend to hide or disappear completely just at the moment you need them.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $25.60
    Available from: Teroforma

    Smoked Grey Table Vessel Light

    The Plumen bulb looks especially appealing in this blown glass form by Decode, doesn’t it? The subtle color tint softens the light ever so slightly while the glass gives an irregular reflection that accentuates the form. In other words, it’s pretty. Also, don’t forget you can purchase the Plumen Bulb separately for your own existing light fixture should it need an upgrade.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: £276.00
    Available from: FAO Shop

    Milton Glaser at MoMA Store

    Show your love for Mr. Glaser in the form of a timepiece on your wrist or on your wall. The Sprocket Wall Clock is shown above, but as hinted in the previous sentence, you can wear a wrist version if you prefer. Shown below is the Presto Wall Clock, featuring a blue face with white perforations that change throughout the day (wrist version: Presto Watch).

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $80.00
    Available from: MoMA Store

    Cupboard

    Storage pieces don’t come cheap, so after you digest the price tag of this Cupboard, take a look at its sliding doors and think of the different ways you might choose to display certain keepsakes. Thanks to the lack of hardware, the doors may remain open or closed without looking messy, giving you various options for storage versus display. This piece is made from high-quality birch plywood- straight from locally harvested forests, of course- in Belgium.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $2,459.00
    Available from: leibal

    Photostrap

    If you’re semi-serious about photography, you need a good camera strap. And, hey, if you can get one that’s a little more customized to your color preference, and maybe even with a monogram on the shoulder pad, then that’s even better. Should you need further encouragement, 10% will be donated from every purchase to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit that gives portrait sessions and short films to inspiring people who are overcoming adversity.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $85.00 - 125.00
    Available from: Fotostrap

    Alphabet Notebooks by Monotype

    Pick your favorite letter from this set of Alphabet notebooks by Monotype. Each notebook features one letter (A-Z) from the Monotype library printed in silver to GF Smith Colorplan stocks. It might be smart idea to bookmark these notebooks for future gifts for coworkers and/or friends.

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    Purchase Information:

    Price: £8.00
    Available from: FAO Shop