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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)

 
 

Happy Messages Postcards

Fun! Pick up some markers or color pencils and fill in these postcards for a special note or message. It’ll keep your hands busy for a few minutes and make the recipient feel a little more important, as they should, because you’re sending them a personalized postcard.
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Price: $7.92
Available from: Omy

Friday Links

– Who else is looking forward to Netflix’s wrestling comedy GLOW?

Technology Will Save Us Kids, Kits, and the DIY Movement

R-PUR, an anti-pollution mask

My Drawing Board

My Drawing Board

KaWoof, an ecological produced ball launcher

– Make it easier for kiddos to launch kites: Castakite

DIY Stone Bench

I swear we’re not being paid by Kickstarter to promote anything, there’s just too many cool projects to ignore. Have a great weekend.

Serax Lovatt Coffee Cups

Don’t these Serax Lovatt cups look like they’d be nice to hold? A complete set of the black and white glazed ceramics wouldn’t do any harm left out on an open shelf for all to see, so there’s at least a couple of reasons to consider adding a few cups (and maybe the teapot) to your collection.
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Price: $20.00 - 58.00
Available from: Poketo

Pivotante À Poser

If you’ve ever admired Charlotte Perriand’s work, I’ve got some good news for you: now you can own one of her lamps. The Pivotante À Poser swivels around to adjust the amount of light coming through its sheet metal body. It’s a simple idea, executed in a smaller size so that the lamp can fit easily on a side table or shelf.
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Price: $285.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Avoa Chair

Prepare yourself, for this chair isn’t cheap. It is, however, a lesson on minimalism and autotelia. Not familiar with the term? Join the club. After you read the definition, sit and ponder the “transience and simulation” of the chair, and maybe appreciate the delicate balance between sparsity and strength.
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Price: $1,599.00
Available from: Leibal

Swallow and Crane Kite

You’ve got an excellent reason to get out and enjoy the weather, because this Swallow Kite is just too good to pass up. Its wings flap when flying in the air, just like a real bird. There’s a larger Crane Kite as well, with “gangly” bamboo legs. Both would look just fine on a wall as decoration, but do make sure that they stretch their wings every now and again when the sun is out.
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Price: $56.00
Available from: Haptic Lab

Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day this weekend, and you still have time to get something good if you get to it right this very minute.
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Fluted Talise Carafe

Water is a necessity, but nowadays too many of us rely on plastic bottles to get our daily intake. Perhaps by purchasing this very nice Talise carafe, you’ll cut down the amount of plastic you use and thus become a more responsible adult. Unending supplies of water and other beverages may be kept in its lovely fluted design, which looks so much more appropriate on a dinner (or conference) table than a six pack of plastic bottles. Use the inner funnel to hold a water filter, if needed, or remove entirely for non-filtered beverages.
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Price: $160.00
Available from: YLiving

Cutlery Set

Ditch those plastic forks, spoons, and knives, because you’re going to buy this Cutlery Set. All three utensils nest together into a compact case for safekeeping and easy transport, which is convenient for your daily lunch at the office or your next camping trip.
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Price: $11.95
Available from: Box Appetit

Friday Link

Everyone is distracted with yesterday’s news, plus I’m traveling, so just one link today:

BedShelfie

Have a great weekend!

BedShelfie

Porcelain Spear Mortar & Pestle

Mortar and pestles are sculptural kitchen necessities, so they’re often found out on the countertop. Now, this particular Porcelain Spear Mortar & Pestle would be an absolute shame to hide away, because it’s plainly beautiful. It’s a functional object, to be sure, yet its elegant curves add just a hint of decoration. The white unglazed porcelain is effective for grinding spices and won’t get in the way of your minimalist tendencies.
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Price: $146.00
Available from: Herriott Grace

Laundry Punch Bag

Get your frustrations out and then do your laundry. This punch bag is a heck of a lot cheaper than a real punching bag, and might just motivate you to keep your dirty laundry all in one place. Sure, it’s a little silly, but it’s also a kind of fun. Hang it in the closet or in the corner of a bedroom for easy access.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Earthenware Cup

Does drinking coffee or tea out of a special cup make it taste better? Absolutely, or so says the wisdom of an aesthete. Make your morning or afternoon ritual a little more perfect with a beautiful earthenware cup, handmade by Sue Pryke in the UK.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Herriott Grace

Flavour It Glass Water Bottle

Like a bit of lemon or mint in your water glass? Or perhaps a hint of strawberry? Now you can take your fanciness on the road with this glass bottle, thus reducing your own plastic bottle usage as well as that snobbery that crops up whenever you’re faced with plain tap water. I’m sure you’ll get creative with infusions, as it’d be hard not to try all sorts of fruits and flavors while you stay hydrated.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

DriStore Bags

Raise your hand if you like using plastic bags to protect and organize your gear. If so, maybe you’re ready to upgrade from disposable food bags to the DriStore Bags. The triple-polymer film is rugged and touchscreen compatible, while the IPX8-rated seal is airtight and waterproof to 10 meters. Whether you’re traveling to work in a downpour or to an exotic location clear across the world, put your devices, papers, matches, etc., inside these bags and know your stuff will remain safe and dry (and organized).
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Price: £8.49
Available from: lifeventure