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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)

 
 

Shimmer Table

Safety glass? Indeed, this table from Patricia Urquiola is made from iridescent safety glass with a light-reactive multicolored finish that seems to change hue as you walk around it, making it a fascinating piece that’s sure to catch anyone’s eye. Fair warning, though, the price is more than a little hazardous to your wallet.
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Price: $2,200.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Tribeca Franklin Chandelier

A little brass, a dash of branch-like design… put them together and it’s enough to make you want to assemble your own Adelman Chandelier. However, if putting together a semi-complicated light isn’t your thing, then, not to worry, Søren Rose Studio will hook you up with the Tribeca series, or, more specifically, the Tribeca Franklin Chandelier. Retro-chic? Certainly. A lighting statement? Most definitely. Also be sure to take a look at the Tribeca Leonard Chandelier, the Tribeca Reade Table Lamp, and the Warren Wall Lamp.
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Price: $699.95
Available from: Menu Design Shop

Reika Leather Bag Honey by Elk

Perforated material is a good thing most of the time, and this Reikä Tote makes the most of it by using perforations as a pattern. Made from raw, washed cow hide, it’ll withstand your every day wear and tear; a small zipped pouch on the inside keeps smaller wallets or other accessories secure.
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Price: AUD215
Available from: Elk

Coat Hanger by Norm Architects

Another coat hanger? You might think this is an intervention for your messy hallway, but really, it’s just because the weather is so cold and wet out there, that I can’t help but show hooks and hangers for you to hang your hat (and coat). The Coat Hanger by Norm Architects is slightly different from the others featured recently; it’s a long, vertical rod attached to the wall with one hook and two levels for your shoes/bag and other small sundries. Think of it as your very own private and inanimate butler, for you and you alone, to last until the robots fill the job. Perhaps it’s perfect for your office as well?
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Price: $149.95
Available from: Menu Design Shop

Nest Office Caddy

Hmm, this little office caddy has caught my eye with its simple compartments for those small(ish) desk essentials. However, it’s not just for paperclips and rubber bands; stack a few for extra storage or use the steel frame as a stand for your phone or tablet. The frame may also be used as a handle if you tend to move around your home or office to work.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: A+R Store

Book Binder

Hmm, here’s something different in the world of bookends. Instead of two separate stand-alone ends, this book binder has an elastic band to hold the books together. The flexibility of the band allows you to remove or add books as you like without them tumbling over and also makes it possible for the stack to be freestanding wherever you wish.
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Price: $48.97 - 76.97
Available from: MENU

Marina Mirror Rack

Here’s an oak coatrack to ease your entryway woes. Where to hang your bags and coats? Three steel hooks off to the left take care of that. Where to check your face before you leave the house? In the generously sized two-foot diameter mirror, that’s where. That’s plenty of space to make sure you look somewhat presentable, especially in a spatially challenged area like an entry hall.
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Price: $229.00
Available from: CB2

Houses Throw by Alyson Fox

Need another throw to keep your toes warm? This one is a good choice, as it’s made of 100% baby Alpaca Jacquard (by a socially sustainable collective in Peru, no less) and has a hand embroidered pattern by Alyson Fox. Yes, you’ve probably heard of Alyson Fox and, yes, you probably love her just as much as everyone else. Maybe you’ve seen her rug designs or maybe you’ve run across images of her house via Freunde von Freunden, either way, there’s no arguing she’s got talent.
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Price: $350.00
Available from: Horne

OK Lamp

You know what’s cool? A floor to ceiling LED light designed by none other than Konstantin Grcic. I swear, I want everything he’s designed, and this ultra-flat light disk hung from a wire is currently at the top of my list (if only I had a place to put it). The light is directable over 360 degrees, so use it as a reading light in the living or bedroom, or just hang it in a corner for an ambient light source. A cone-shaped counterweight keeps it in place.
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Price: $695.00 - 795.00
Available from: Lunimaire

Handmade Cohabitation Console

This console shelf has a few tricks up its sleeve. Three interconnecting parts allow you to change its function slightly. An angled surface fitted on top of the base has a parapet edge can hold hangers or other necessary items in place, or use the level surface piece for more stable items. Each section is all made from the same piece of wood to minimize waste.
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Price: $189.99
Available from: Dot & Bo

Paper Display

This new Paper Display by Jamie Wolfond & Sam Anderson (and available from good thing) simply acts as a curved base to provide papers to stand. Think of it for displaying your current project or paperwork or for showcasing photos and notes. Made of slipcase stoneware, each stand can be grouped with others to provide a larger display.

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Price: $39.00
Available from: Good Thing

Cantili Tape Dispenser

If you hadn’t seen the title, would you have known this was a tape dispenser? Hanshi Chen and Shikai Tseng of Poetic Lab further expand their desk accessory collection with the Cantili Tape Dispenser. Two concave circles and a cantilever compose a light design that’s stable enough to use with one hand. Available in three tones: Polished Silver, Polished Copper, and Polished Gold.
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Price: $139.00
Available from: Luminaire

Foundry Floor Light

Save your dollar bills (or your tax refund) because Resident Studio has a few new lighting options available. The Foundry Floor Light by Nat Cheshire, shown above, stands at 6 feet 2 inches high and has a minimal rectangular frame. The LED light source shines warm light onto the hand-cast bronze base, providing ambient light in a large, vertical visual space. The entire impression is more sculptural object than useful light source, but, hey, in this case, it can be both.
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Price: $3,750.00
Available from: A+R Store

Lathe Coat Hook

Don’t you worry, I’m on the lookout for anything that will help you keep your coats and scarves off the entryway floor. This particular option is quite affordable ($9.95) and has a Victorian vibe thanks to its turned woodwork stained to a dark charcoal. The front groove doubles up storage capacity to hold leashes, bags, and lighter coats.
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Price: $9.95
Available from: CB2

Maison De Gaspé

Before you turn your brain off for the weekend, here’s a little house candy to consider. The Maison De Gaspé by la SHED architecture is oriented around a central family space. As is the trend, an open common area provides a clear view of the kitchen, living, and dining room, and the overall neutral color palette of this space allows a bright pop of red in the staircase to stand out. Maybe you’re not gutsy enough to make such a strong statement with your staircase, but it’s worth considering in a smaller space, maybe with a different semi-vibrant color, to add a little unexpected punch to your home.
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Source: Arch Daily