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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)

 
 

Glint Lamp

A portable light with magnetic points? Do go on. Depending on where you place the lamp, the light will change, and as there are various surfaces on the metal bookstand/shelf, you’ll have fun messing around with different vantage points. Right now this lamp is available for sale by emailing Galula Studio directly: store(at)galulastudio.com.
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Price: €123,00
Available from: Galula Studio

Faro Mug Set

Coffee for one, coming right up. This all-in-one drip coffee maker and mug has all you need to brew a fresh cup, other than coffee and water, of course. A stainless steel filter (wash and reuse) rests on top of a double walled mug, and a nesting lid that fits both- to catch drips or keep your coffee warm. There’s also an option to add the Pot set (+$5).
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Adler Table

Speaking of height-adjustable desks, if you want something that looks less like a keyboard stand and more like an antique worktop, turn your eyes towards the Adler Table. It has a hand-operated crank, made from solid steel gears and a chromed, cast iron handle. The height range is from 27in to 42in (a little less than the X-Table) and is available in a variety of sizes, types of wood, and the steel legs can be powder-coated in almost any color.
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Price: $1,950.00
Available from: Ohio Design

Source: Remodelista

MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer

Well, the time has come*. A desktop 3D printer is now available for sale for just over $2 grand from MoMA Store**. By all accounts, we should be prepared for a global meltdown in the retail sector in the next several years as 3D printers find their way into our homes, as we’ll be able to print out anything we want with just a simple CAD file. So, will you be one of the first to own a Replicator®? Details below.
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Price: $2,199.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Blokket

Yes, it did take a while for MoMA to feature New York City in its Destination series, but at least they have now, and we’ve got a nice selection of home-grown design to consider. You’ll see a few things featured here on BLTD, of course, the first of which is the Blokket by The Way We See The World. Blokket is a pouch made of a silver and nylon material that blocks cellular signals. So, if you want to fully dedicate your attention to your dining partner, you can take your phone out of the equation by placing it inside the pouch. You could also just completely turn it off, which is the obvious solution. However, the Blokket also protects against identity theft by
unauthorized RFID readers, which means your slip chipped ID cards and/or passport is safe from prying radio frequencies when inside, especially useful if you might be involved in espionage. Take a look at the whole Destination:NYC series over at the MoMA Store.
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Price: $38.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Quattro LED Task Lamp

Degree, Quattro, what are we here, a drugstore? Despite that bad imagery, turn your eyes toward the new Quattro LED Task Lamp by Robert Sonneman and Peter Polick. If Mondrian and Rietveld come to mind, you’re not alone- the black, yellow and red finish along with the rectilinear form are spot on De Stijl, and if you’re not familiar with those names, do yourself a favor and follow the links (it’s difficult to fully appreciate modern design without knowing its roots). Back to the lamp- it uses Flat Panel LED technology to produce an even and glare-free light. There’s also touchless dimming control thanks to an optical sensor. Also available in black, white, and aluminum finish if the red/yellow/black doesn’t suit your taste.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: YLighting

Atlas Coffee Table vs. Free Range

And here we have another face-off, and this time it’s in the realm of wood and marble coffee tables. Yes, they’re not exactly the same, but there are the similarities in materials and dimensions, so why not see if you can guess which one has the $1800 price tag and which one has the $600 tag?
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Sputnik JetPack

Here’s another bag called JetPack, but this design reuses workers’ safety vests to make sure you remain visible at night, biking or walking. With a cross-body style, the shoulder strap and two stripes on the back reflect light, giving you an effective ‘HEY! I’m here!’ visual cue to any vehicles around you. See below for details.
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Price: CHF140.00
Available from: Sputnik Zurich

Stand Up! Stand

It might be a stretch to call this computer/iPad/book stand ‘beautiful’, but you certainly can’t dispute that it’s interesting. A durable soft-coating won’t leave marks on surfaces and its substantial weight will keep the heaviest of cookbooks (or laptops?) secure for your hands-free viewing.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: Horne

Friday Links

  • Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau
  • Words that last (via i fucking love science)
  • whisk’ egg yolk separator by ivan zhang
  • Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch
  • Damn You Art School

  • Top & Derby walking cande on Indiegogo
  • Threading the Corona (look at the big version)
  • Takahiro Iwasaki – Reflection Model: Perfect Bliss (2010-12)
  • Have a g-g-g-great weekend.

    onefortythree Wall Lamps

    Bear with me here as I calm myself down from a conniption fit. I’m frantically trying to figure out where in my home I need an extra (and rather large) swing arm lamp after perusing the awfully affordable wall lights from onefortythree. (Have we posted these lamps before? Who cares?) You think I’m over exaggerating, and I am ever so slightly, but just take a look at the prices- $95, $145, $275- and each light is remarkably lovely. You can’t go wrong with those prices or any of the lamps… but, if you do, just let me know and I’ll be happy to take it/them off your hands.
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    Price: $95.00 - 275.00
    Available from: onefortythree

    Pixelivery Tshirts

    Let’s pause for a moment to appreciate all things pixelated. Particularly, your home state pixelated on a T-shirt. Pixelivery were kind enough to send me a Texas shirt, and it meets, if not surpasses, my expectations. If you would like to show your home state some love, Pixelivery would like to offer you 15% off any shirt until the end of May: use BLTD15 as a promo code. (There are other designs, of course, my favorites being the Camera and the Bike shirts.)

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    Price: $24.00
    Available from: Pixelivery

    Riviera tray

    Need an elegant landing pad for your precious phone, keys, and other pocket contents? The Riviera tray is hand made with solid wood, and the only decoration is the interwoven slats of the two sides. The resulting appearance, while austere, is surprisingly fresh and, not to sound too pretentious, timeless.
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    Price: $175.00
    Available from: DESU DESIGN

    Windowfarms

    Short on space but still want to grow your own greens? Not a problem. A Windowfarm utilizes vertical window space for year-round growing. A hydroponic system allows maximum yield; nutrient-spiked water is pumped from a reservoir down through each bottle to bathe the roots of the plants, giving them adequate food and water on a set schedule. You can order a system directly from Windowfarms, or if you’d prefer, simply build your own by gathering parts and recycled materials yourself (note: this will take a fair bit of effort/time).
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    Price: $199.00
    Available from: Windowfarms

    The Lightbracket

    What is this strange light emanating from this shelf bracket? So strange, so, um, delightful, isn’t it? Alexandra Burr and Allen Slamic of AlexAllenStudio bring us a shelf bracket and under shelf light all in one, bringing light to those dark spaces beneath your bookshelves, wherever you decide to put them (beside your sofa, by your nightstand, in the imaginary grand library, etc.). Choose between red, orange, green, blue, red, and white nylon cords.
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    Purchase Information:

    Price: $195.00
    Available from: AlexAllenStudio