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About Simon: Simon has worked in the fields of graphic design, multimedia and production. He has an obsession with objects and their relationships with people. He enjoys making things and sketching in notebooks. Simon is currently studying Industrial Design and rides his bike everywhere in Portland, Oregon. (View Profile)

 
 

Printstagram Mini Instagram Stickers

There’s a ton of options for printing Instagram photos, but none are going to be as fun these cute little 20mm stickers. Comes in a booklet of 252 stickers per order, so rest assured you’ll have enough to pass around.
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Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Printstagram Mini Instagram Stickers here

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Nixon TPS Portable Speaker

I’ve had the Card Speaker on my wish list for a while now but I think I’ve found a replacement with the release of this new speaker. The Nixon TPS is a portable speaker system made for media players and notebook computers. The battery charges through USB and is good for 6 hours of jams. Two can be linked together for enhanced stereo separation and volume. Available in silver, green, and black.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: Nixon

IdeaPaint Clear

Whiteboards need not be white. IdeaPaint is a clear paint-on coating that can be applied to any smooth surface for dry erase functionality. The basic kit at $225 covers 50 square feet and includes roller, stir stick, can opener, and wet paint sign. It looks especially good on woodgrain, and would work great in the office or kids’ room.
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Price: $225.00
Available from: IdeaPaint

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Spring To It

Spring To It is a simple piece of spring steel that can be used in a multitude of ways. Hold papers upright, clamp things flat to table, hang it over door as a hook, and who knows what else you can do with it.  Comes in a set of four mixed colors; green, orange, yellow, white.
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Price: £12.00
Available from: Spunique

Torch T1 Illuminated Bicycle Helmet

The Torch T1 helmet is an urban styled bicycle helmet with integrated lights. LEDs are projected onto the wide lenses which disperses the light across the entire surface, creating increased visibility and brighter light from wider viewing angles. The T1 is currently in a Kickstarter funding campaign. An $80 pledge will get you a helmet in red, black, or white, or for $100 you can nab yourself the special Midnight Edition, which is black with smoked lenses. Safety first!
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Price: $80.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Kikkerland Chill Pill

A handy and decorative light arrives in pill form with the Kikkerland’s Chill Pill light. A twist of the capsule provides an inviting, ambient glow which can be brought to any room in your house. It’s also self-balancing so it will always be standing right side up. Chill Pill is available in blue or black.
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Price: $5.00
Available from: AllModern

Nasty Clamp

Take a Joby Gorillapod and mate it with a spring clamp and you’ll have the Nasty Clamp, a handy clamp-anywhere, infinitely adjustable tripod. The flexible arm can also be extended by adding additional lengths available in the accessories store. They’re admittedly not pretty to look at it, but can be absolute life-savers while on a shoot. Nasty.
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Price: $44.00
Available from: Nasty Clamps

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Cuppow Mason Jar Lid

Yeah I know, canning jars are extremely trendy right now, even more than the actual canning process. I’m drinking out of one in a coffee shop at this exact moment. But beyond fashion, they are simple and robust in their design, perfect for drinking glasses. However, the open top proves to be unwieldy when on-the-go. Cue the Cuppow, a plastic drinking lid designed to convert any mason jar into a spill-proof cup. The Cuppow gets bonus points for being manufactured in the United States, and at only $8, is quite affordable.
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Price: $7.99
Available from: Cuppow

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Balancing Blocks White

We’ve got a quick upate on the previously posted Balancing Blocks, which are now available in a more muted and understated white. Handemade from furniture scrap in Brooklyn, NY. Comes packaged in a screen printed cotton drawstring tote.
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Price: $70.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Spin Stool by Swedese

Swedish furniture producers Swedese pays homage to the classic Alvar Aalto stacking stools in function and spirit, but with a new spin (get it?) on aesthetics. Many prototypes and experiments resulted in laminated veneer legs bending in two directions, giving the stationary stool a spiraling motion. Spin Stools are made to order with an 8-10 week lead time.
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Price: £245.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

Antica Cartotecnica Vintage Pencils

Sometimes a bit of elegance and simplicity in package design goes a long way. In this case, five pencils are housed in a minimalist cardstock case, and presented beautifully upon opening. Each set includes a variety of five vintage European pencils dating from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. Would make a great gift for any office & art supplies geek.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: Vetted

Stanley Adventure Multi Use Bottle

The Stanley Adventure Multi Use Bottle is your answer for a stainless steel travel bottle that has a bit more design consideration and function. It features a twist off body that converts to a cup, volume markings, as well as a regular quick drinking spout. Also, I imagine twisting it apart makes it that much easier to clean compared to the traditional steel/aluminum bottles with narrow necks, which require a cleansing tablet to thoroughly sanitize. Holds 32 oz and is dishwasher safe.

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Price: $9.88
Available from: Amazon

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Measure Tea Towel

The Measure Tea Towel is a hand screen-printed tea towel designed by Dani Guralnick, featuring the most common measuring equivalents and conversions used in cooking. Of course, if you feel it’s too pretty to wipe up spilled wine with, it can also be hung up as art. Check out the previously posted Useful Towel for a different take on the useful-measurements-kitchen-towel.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: W+K Studio

Print Workshop Carve a Stamp Kit

Yellow Owl Workshop have been known for creating fun and beautifully illustrated stamp sets, but for the latest kit, they’ve decided not to hog all the fun. The Print Workshop Carve a Stamp Kit is an all-in-one kit to create and print your own stamps. The kit includes: 3×4 linoleum block with cutters, stamp pad, cards, envelopes, gift tags, and an autographed version of Print Workshop, Yellow Owl’s DIY guide to printed matter of all mediums and STUFF, all packaged in a handprinted gift box.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Yellow Owl Workshop

SCRW Stool by Manuel Welsky

I’m easily charmed by industrial style stools with big chunky exposed screw threads, but what happens when the entire stool is a screw thread? The SCRW Stool consists of a solid cork stool mating with a steel base that height adjusts by simply turning it. SCRW Stool is handmade in Germany with about a month lead time, get in touch with Manuel for more ordering information.
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