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Self Watering Planter by Joey Roth

Holiday travel is booked, you’re wrapping up at work, and all is set for you to head off to family/friends for the upcoming break. It’s only at the last minute where you have a minor freak-out wondering who is going to water your plants. Instead of bribing your friend or neighbor, maybe get this self watering planter by Joey Roth. The planter’s earthenware central chamber allows water to slowly seep into the soil as the plant absorbs only what it needs. The planter is inspired by the Olla, an ancient irrigation tool used in arid climates.
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Price: $50.00
Available from: Joey Roth

Archway and Steps Beach Towel 

Not everyone wants to spend $175 on a beach towel, but if you’re exceptionally picky, you just might like the simple motifs on these 100% Irish linen towels. Did you know linen is very absorbent and durable? And that it’s lint-free and gets softer the more you use it? Do you feel a little bit better about the price point now?
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Price: $175.00
Available from: Pretend Store

Hay Jug with Handle

You know you’re going to need some very cold beverages this summer, so make sure you have a decent jug, preferably one that makes you happy every single time you fill it up. The Hay Jug with Handle might just do that, as it has a friendly, amorphic body and a beefy handle for a firm grip. The color versions are certainly tempting, aren’t they?
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Price: $32.55 - 41.80
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Pretend Store Pocket Art Director

Suffering from a creative block? Well, no need to discuss it with an actual art director. With just a simple roll of this dice*, you’ll get snippets of constructive feedback. It’s professional advice in your pocket, and you can ignore if you don’t like it. Score!
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Price: $16.00
Available from: Poketo

Lempi Glasses

Sometimes those cheap plastic cups just won’t cut it at the dinner table. Upgrade to the Lempi (means ‘favourite’ in Finnish) Glassware from Iittala. Use them for everyday water or for that special occasion wine; they’ll fit every occasion. And, as a major bonus, the Lempi is stackable to save space in your kitchen. If you’d rather a bit of color, check out the lilac, light blue, and grey.
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Price: $44.35
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Fermob Planter Baskets

Fermob has plenty of practical outdoor furnishings, but these Planter Baskets are particularly perfect for a patio. Why? Well, the handles, of course. If you’ve ever tried to move a heavy planter, you know the value in that. They also have two holes for water drainage (with plugs) and the feet and trays separate for easy filling and transport. The baskets are available in a plethora of colors, several of which are sure to suit your fancy.
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Price: $775.00 - 838.00
Available from: Horne

Tonal Boob Pillow

It’s a Tonal Boob Pillow, and why wouldn’t you want one? You’re not the type to shy away from an cartoonish image of a body part, and, in fact, you can celebrate it without any of the awkwardness that may come from someone more serious.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: Need Supply

Koki Ice Cream Scoop

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… you know the rest. Make sure you have a decent scoop for your ice cream, because you don’t want it to melt while you wrestle your serving (plus others) out of the box or tub. The Koki’s handle is comfortable to hold and has a length suitable for all types of containers. It’s perfect for soft and creamy ice creams (homemade is best!).
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Hive

Verterra Compostable Dinnerware

At your next summer soirée, upgrade the dinnerware from the humble paper plate to compostable dinnerware made from fallen leaves. What, you say? Yep, spend a bit more and have a sturdier surface for food (no collapsing, no mess), and know you can toss it all in the compost when the party’s over. Sounds good, right?
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Price: $15.00 - 18.00
Available from: Food 52

Kobayashi Harvester Scissors

Those herbs aren’t going to harvest themselves, so get yourself these hand-forged steel shears for precise pruning. They’re suitable for cutting plant stems up to 3mm thickness and feature ergonomic handles so you can take your sweet time getting just the right cuts.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Ode to Things

PH 5 Pendant Light

If you’re going to buy a PH 5 Pendant Light, it might as well be on sale. This classic light was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and remains one of the smarter choices for glare-free illumination. You’re probably familiar with the slightly more popular PH Artichoke by Henningsen, yet the price tag on that makes it a little less attainable. The curved reflectors on the PH5 ensure that light is directed appropriately, and, with several superb color combinations, it’s a perfect choice for above a dining table or workspace.
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Price: $450.00 - 597.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Sans Calendar by Rationale

It’s the middle of May and you’re seeing a calendar. What’s up with that? Well, this calendar is worth buying, if only for half a year’s use, as dates are listed as two vertical columns with space for important notes. The vertical layout may be just a little more workable for your desktop area. If the minimal black, white, and red design looks familiar, that’s because it’s got the same sort of feel as Massimo Vignelli’s popular Stendig Calendar.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Flange Vessels

Ooo, these vessels are want-worthy. Maybe plant a few cacti for an impressive grouping, or use the bowls as a gathering spot for keys and mail. In any case, you’d do well to get a few, say, three or all five, so you can make a modern terra-cotta statement somewhere within your home. Or perhaps even on your patio?
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Price: $79.00 - 99.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Slow Brew Iced Tea Maker

Slow brewed tea sounds slightly pretentious, I know, but this little guy makes it look super easy and worth a try. After all, summer is almost here, right? Apparently cold-brewed tea is less bitter and astringent, just like cold-brewed coffee. A double-walled, clear infuser lets you keep an eye on the color while also keeping the tea’s temperature stable. You can even try cold-brewing coffee in it, as the retailer notes.
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Price: $49.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Space Pod Playhouse

If any of your kiddos are even slightly interested in space, you’re kind of obligated to get this Space Pod Playhouse. It’s a kit, so it’ll take a tiny bit of elbow grease to construct the “four-foot cosmic cruiser” (75 plastic fasteners and tools are included). Who knows, you may encourage a career in astronomy or engineering. 55 cardboard panels printed with all sorts of details help encourage playtime.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods