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Katie

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)

 
 

Toolbox

If you’re staring at pile of miscellany on your desk, or becoming sick of the clutter that accumulates in various areas of your house, this Toolbox by Arik Levy might just be your ticket to organizing the heck out of whatever mess is bringing you down. Plus, it’s on sale currently over at Hive, as are other Vitra items, so there’s less of an excuse for you to put off decluttering.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $51.00
Available from: Hive Modern

Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack

This bent plywood holder is just begging to store kindling, logs, stacks of magazines, or whatever else your brain may think of. The handle makes short work of toting around contents, though do avoid swinging any small children or live animals about as that will only end in tears. The Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack is available in natural lacquered birch veneer or your choice of three lacquer options and is currently on sale.
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Price: $174.00
Available from: Hive

Aura Credenza

You’ve seen the Aura Media Unit featured here before, but this is the Aura Credenza and it might just be the answer to your storage issues. Wood veneer and lacquer mix well for contrast, and the three drawers plus an open shelf and two cabinets will hold all sorts of stuff. Removable shelves and a cord escape means it would fit well in an office or living area, hiding your printer and/or other electronics without sacrificing a streamlined, elegant look. I might just have to buy one for my own home office, especially as it’s on sale.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,358.75
Available from: DWR

Design Letters Arne Jacobsen Kids Cutlery Set

Do you think people would look at me funny if I chose to eat all of my meals with a kids’ cutlery set? Not if they recognized Arne Jacobsen’s typography, right? This four-piece alphabet cutlery set is pretty cute, and, if I had kids, I would insist they use these until they could say the alphabet forwards and backwards. This set was designed by Arne’s grandson Tobias Jacobsen, and belongs to the Design Letters tableware set.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Available from: Huset Shop

Stanley Stool

Can you have too many stools and side tables? Nah. This stool has a powder coated steel frame in several autumnal colors (orange, bordeaux, green, light grey, dark grey) and a natural cork seat that’s friendlier to your guests’ derrières when used as an extra seating spot. Get a couple to keep your sofa company, and know that they’re stackable should you ever need more floor space (for a dance party, of course).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Available from: A+R Store

Boya Lamp

This little lamp takes its inspiration from the sea- think lighthouse beacons and buoys. At 8.5″ high and 7.5″ in diameter, it’s small enough to fit on a desk or large side table without taking up a lot of visual space, especially as there’s no traditional cloth lampshade. The base is made of reclaimed American red and white oak beams and the shade is thick, tinted grey glass.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $360.00
Available from: Environment

Shakers by Reed Wilson Design

If your salt and pepper situation is very sad, maybe you need to get better receptacles. Reed Wilson offers these faceted walnut shakers with rubber stoppers, and I dare say they’d be a pleasure to use. Each shaker is shaped by hand, so no two will be exactly alike.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Reed Wilson Design

Roll Bottle Opener

You would be forgiven for thinking this solid brass object is a bracelet, for the size could very well fit around a fashionable wrist. However, it’s a bottle opener, and it will help you pry off the top of your beverage with little effort. And, considering its jewelry-like appearance, you could even keep it out on a counter or bar area without looking like a slob.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: A+R Store

Muuto Around Tables

The aim of Thomas Bentzen’s Around Table for Muuto is functional simplicity. The tables are meant to be stable, durable, and the raised edge keeps coffee cups and drinks right where they belong. As Bentzen says, “around thus forms a practical and welcoming place to gather.” A small opening in the edge accommodates power cords, and, better yet, it’s currently on sale from DWR.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $381.65 - 594.15
Available from: DWR

Kinder GROUND

How about a bright, modular floor system that has no F’s, L’s, O’s, or R’s in its name? Well, I take back the O and R, as the name Kinder GROUND has those. No floor adhesive necessary, the Kinder GROUND system has various geometric shapes that fit together to create nontraditional rug sizes. Each hex, triangle, or diamond tile is fairly colorful, and you can either create your own pattern or purchase a pre-packaged configuration.
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Price: $1,350.00 and up
Available from: Kinder GROUND

Kelvin LED Table Lamp

LED lamps are obviously energy efficient, and this one has a pretty large spread of light considering its size. With a 359 degree swiveling head and a double pantograph arm, you can easily position it just the way you want. It’s a smart choice for a simple/modern task lamp, and you won’t have to sacrifice warm, soft light for energy efficiency.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $378.25
Available from: DWR

Trip Cartoon Coffee Table by Seletti

A serious interior is fine for some, but a little bit of humor goes a long way to making a space feel more inviting. This coffee table by Seletti has hand drawn lines around its edges that give an appearance of being plucked straight from a cartoon. Put it next to a very severe upholstered piece and suddenly the room says ‘hey, come sit down and relax’ instead of ‘be quiet and don’t touch anything.’
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Purchase Information:

Price: $260.00
Available from: Burke Decor

Hex Tree Swing

This probably isn’t the ideal time to introduce you to the Hex Tree Swing, as we’re firmly in the autumnal season, but, hey, why not make the most out of these last lovely days before winter hits? Or, be a bit braver and hang it indoors, I dare you. The hexagonally-shaped seat is made of sustainably-sourced Black Locust wood and hangs from 25 feet of 3/4″ natural manila rope. Both ends are whipped to prevent the rope from unraveling.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: The New Amity Workshop

Mono-Filio Round Frame Teapot

Tea, anyone? This glass bowl teapot allows light to filter through, giving you a clear view of your tea inside. Heat resistant borosilicate glass suspended from a continuous loop of stainless steel will stand the test of time with appropriate care. A stainless steel mesh sieve corrals loose leaves and allows for a quick clean.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: YLiving

Friday Links

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