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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)

 
 

Octahedron Coffee Table

We’ve featured the Octahedron Side Table and the Double Octahedron Ring Planter from Eric Trine, so do you think we’d pass on the Octahedron Coffee Table? No way, no how. Measuring 36″ in diameter and 14″ tall, it’s a great size for a sitting area. Just add a lounge chair or two and a small sofa and you’re set. As a bonus, the table is powder coated, so it could easily live outdoors as well. It’s also significantly less expensive than it was last year.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: TRNK

Duo Server

How to keep your cheese visually separated from your baguette and/or crackers? By reminding your family/guests that the cheese stays on the marble circle dammit(!). But you’re not obsessive compulsive, are you, so you wouldn’t say something like that and you surely wouldn’t mind a few crumbs encroaching upon your beloved cheese… right? Especially when the pairing of a solid walnut cutting board looks so nice against a white (or dark) marble circle. The parts can be separated and used individually (marble=trivet).
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Price: $180.00
Available from: Leibal

Pour-Over Stand

Will you look like a mad scientist when brewing your coffee with this Pour-over Stand? I certainly hope so, as the process is completely on show, and there will be plenty of opportunities to wiggle your eyebrows and laugh maniacally when the coffee is ready for serving. The lab style brass stand holds a Hario V60 glass pour over (included) that adjusts for mugs or decanters. An American walnut base contrasts nicely.
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Price: $179.00
Available from: Magpie & Rye

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

See this tiny, very adorable pocket knife? It kicks ass, because it’s the size of a standard house key when folded. That means you won’t look like a lumberjack carrying it around (not that there’s anything wrong with looking like a lumberjack); it’s small enough to unobtrusively fit in your jean’s coin pocket or attach to your keychain (or even a zipper!). So handy.
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Price: $39.95
Available from: quiet carry

AYTM Circle Trays

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like our country is in pieces today. I’ll avoid any more political commentary, except to say let’s hope to move forward together and heal this huge divide. So, look at these Half Circle and Quarter Circle trays by AYTM. Aren’t they cool? Aren’t they great? They’re food-safe, but would work equally well for desk items. Aubergine, brass, and black combine for a stronger statement, or you can keep them divided for smaller needs and wants; it’s up to you.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $41.00 - 52.00
Available from: WallpaperSTORE*

S’well Bottle

Here’s another option for your water needs. The S’well Bottle is suitable for hot and cold beverages, features a double-walled stainless steel design, has a wide mouth (for ice cubes), and comes in so many great colors it will make your head spin. Blue Suede, White Gold (shown above), Pink Diamond, and so many more… take a look and you’re sure to find just the right one.
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Price: $35.00 - 45.00
Available from: Need Supply

Flat Iron Trivet

Speaking of your tabletop needs, do you have enough trivets? You know, those things that protect your table from hot pots and dishes? This one by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedish brand Smaller Objects hides two trivets in one- the inner plate rests in the outer ring. Keep it in place for one-dish dinners and storage; lift it out when you need a second surface. A simple and elegant solution, don’t you think?
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Price: $68.00
Available from: Ode to Things

POSTALCO One Year Wall Calendar 2017

It looks like featuring POSTALCO’s Wall Calendar will be a tradition, as we’ve featured it the last three years. What’s so special? Well, you’ll see the whole year, all at once, with this wall calendar. There’s just enough room to note important dates and block out your planned vacations- very, very important- so that your whole team/family cannot claim to be surprised when those dates roll around. Might as well get ahead of things now so 2017 starts out on the right foot, right?
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Price: $13.00
Available from: Need Supply

Mara Marble Serving Collection

Can we all just pretend that there’s only Thanksgiving to think about, and ignore the other holiday mail that’s in our inbox? After all, the annual tradition of giving thanks is just a couple of weeks away, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your tabletop situation. Do you have enough serving pieces for your fabulous feast? If not, please do consider adding one or two (or all?) of the Mara Serving pieces, as they will be spectacular in contrast to your plates, bowls, and glassware.
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Price: $145.00+
Available from: Hawkins New York

High and Low Vases

Here’s a couple of lovely vases by Jaime Hayon that aren’t going to hurt your feelings by being too expensive. The hand blown glass vessels have bulbous ends that would otherwise topple over if not for the contrasting solid cedar rings they rest upon. This mix of grey glass and warm cedar give you receptacles that are sculptural enough to display on their own or fill with a bouquet of seasonal flowers.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00 - 175.00
Available from: Suite NY

Friday Links

James Turrell: Gathered Sky (Photo above by Kevin Holden Platt)

– What will your taxes be next year, depending on who wins Tuesday? Take a look at the Tax Policy Election Calculator

– Hmm, interesting: Chronos Smartwatch

– Hope for new parents? SNOO, a smart sleeper.

8 Productivity Experts Reveal The Secret Benefits Of Their Morning Routines, just in case you need some inspiration

Art Every Day 2017 Mini Calendar

Enjoy your weekend.

Art Every Day 2017 Mini Calendar

Want Shelf

Treat your books, art, or tchotchkes right with the Want Shelf by Andrew Coslow’s studio. The interior is kept at a natural wood grain (with protective clear coat) while the outside is finished in a white wash. The warm wood grain guides your eye towards the items on the shelf, while the end caps seemingly give them a protective embrace- no bookends necessary.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: ByAndrewCoslow

Luci Color Lamp

What’s this deflated solar thingy anyways? It’s the Luci Color Lamp, and it could be a fun addition to your household, especially if you’ve got kiddos running around. The Luci is waterproof, lightweight, and completely solar. It displays 8 colors (red, green blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white) and takes 7 hours to charge. Use it in the pool or in the bathtub for fun- maybe get a couple, just so there’s no fighting over one- or string a few together for party lights.
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Price: $24.95
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

To Go Click Travel Mug

Need a new travel mug? Stelton has improved the vacuum mug by making it possible to drink from all sides. Click the spill-proof lid open or closed, it’s that simple. You’ll not look ridiculous trying to drink from the wrong side, and your beverages will stay hot or cold according to your preference. Choose from copper, steel, black or chalk.
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Price: $35.00 -45.00
Available from: A+R Store

Minor History Traveler Backpack

Can there ever be too many minimal totes? I think not, because we are all a little picky in our quest for an everyday bag. This backpack by Minor History has a fold-over top with a magnetic closure, adjustable brass buckle straps, and a large zippered compartment (in the fold-over). That leaves plenty of room for a laptop and other necessities, either for your daily commute or a longer journey.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Available from: Poketo