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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)

 
 

Alldock

Remember the Alldock? We posted it back in 2014 when it was a Kickstarter campaign. Perfect for your household gadgets, the Alldock provides inner rails to rest your devices on while they charge- with all the cable clutter hidden in its base. Choose the size that fits you/your family best, and never fight over who gets to charge what when again. Could be a good gift for someone always losing their charging cord and/or device, perhaps?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00 - 219.00
Available from: Alldock

100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts

What to get someone who cares about the individual rights of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States? A donation to the ACLU, of course, a pocket-sized copy of the US Constitution and maybe also one of these 100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts. $5 from the purchase of each product will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, so you’re doing good even before the giftee starts wearing the shirt/sweatshirt around.
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Price: $22.00 - 60.00
Available from: Everlane

Soundskins for Sonos

Okay, take a moment from your holiday shopping to consider speaker components to your home audio setup. Do you have Sonos? They look pretty good in comparison to other speakers, but what if you could cover them up with a knitted cover without compromising any audio quality? Soundskins (founded by VANMOKUM and designed by Studio Truly Truly) fit perfectly over Sonos speakers, letting them blend into your decor while still allowing you to use the functions. Nice, right?
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Purchase Information:

Price: €20.00+
Available from: Kickstarter

Futagami Key Rings

A Futagami Key Ring may be an excellent gift for someone on your list. Made in solid brass, each ‘Plate’ style key ring is designed to be easily found in a cluttered bag. The geometric shape will catch the light and also act as a divider should one wish to separate home and office keys.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $64.00
Available from: Ukiyo Home

Friday Links

Cabin Porn 2018 Calendar, $17.00 (You can buy prints there too.)

LOGIFACES Concrete Menorah

Halo Wireless Phone Charger

Orijeen’s rainbow-hued furniture uses lenticular surfaces to change colour

The Minimalist Notebook

– Hmm. POSTUREAZE, “the easy way to maintain good posture.”

– Planner: Colour Me 2018

Nutrl: Fresh Bath Towels Made with Silver

– Know anyone? She Should Run

Have a great weekend.

Scott's Cabin
Scott’s Cabin, $42.00, 16 × 20-inch Frameable Print

Wallpaper* City Guides Gift Box

What do you get someone who’s interested in travel and design? The Wallpaper* City Guides Gift Box, of course. Each city guide is small enough to fit into a jacket pocket and has a fold-out map for easy reference, so it’s easy to find nearby museums, landmarks, and fun restaurants. This pack features Lima, Havana, Mexico City, Miami, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: NET-A-PORTER

Monkey Radio & Speaker

Fun! This Monkey Radio & Speaker features a flexible antenna that can wrap around a bike handle, bag strap, or shower rod (yes, it’s waterproof). No need to be without an FM radio and Bluetooth speaker when it’s so handy to carry around, right? The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for five hours and takes around three hours to fully charge. (And a great gift idea, too.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Artist Socks by Chatty Feet

Okay, so maybe you’re not a crazy sock person, but, aren’t these fun? Surely they’ll brighten up your day, or someone else’s. My favorites are ‘Andy Sock-Hole’ and ‘Frida Callus’- there’s quite a few more available on Chatty Feet’s site (though the shipping will take longer as it’s a UK based company, fyi).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Artware Editions

Gifts

Ah, the holiday season… and all the shopping that goes along with it. We’re going to not do the guest gift guides this year, but, remember, you can click on over to our Gifts category, where items have been sorted according to price. Plus, the previous Gift Guides are always fun to look at for ideas. Let us know if you come across any broken links. Happy shopping!
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Rivsalt Himalayan Salt & Grater

Gah! It’s a cute Himalayan Salt & Grater set, which is pretty damn adorable. I can see how an overachieving host might want to get one for each guest, but one is more than enough to pass around a table for a special sense of occasion. The grater rests in a beechwood stand, a perfect little companion piece to give the salt a home.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Poketo

Gradient Calendar

You do know December is just two days away, right? Maybe you’ll use this Gradient Calendar to keep track of the date in the coming year, as it has just enough room to jot a few notes down on each un-coated page. Every month features a new font, and every day there’s a new type treatment, so you won’t get bored. There’s no year listed, so you can use it at any time in the future.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: American Design Club

Multi-ccino Mug

What’s the best gift for a coffee-drinking perfectionist? This Multi-ccino Mug, that’s what. The borosilicate glass mug has indicators printed on the outside for customizing proportions of espresso, milk, and water for the perfect brew. Do take note it’s currently on backorder (boooo) so don’t count on it for this holiday’s gift-giving exchange.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: MoMA Store

pencil+

Do you refuse to give up on your pencils? Me too. I generally keep them around until they’re too small to use, and that’s just where the pencil+ comes in to save the day. It’s an all-in-one extender, sharpener and transporter. The sharpener is built into the end, so you’ll always have a sharp point when you want it. Smart, right?
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Purchase Information:

Price: €35.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Cyber Monday Sales

If you’re wading through newsletters in your inbox right now, you have my sympathies. It feels like Black Friday/Cyber Monday has sort of gotten out of hand, so I’m trying not to pay too much attention to it. However, if that makes you frown, here’s a few sales notifications that didn’t immediately get trashed, as well as a few items that look awfully tempting. Good luck.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re taking the rest of the week off to spend time with friends and family*. Here’s hoping that your Thanksgiving is better than you hope, and that you get your fill of turkey (or another seasonally appropriate alternative) and all the other wonderful stuff.
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