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Print Rack

If you’re still holding out on print copies of your favorite magazines and newspapers, maybe you’d like this rack from Fruitsuper. Its looped steel body with walnut handle holds your reading materials in a tidy stack, off the floor (and nearby tables) so your living space appears more orderly. Choose between White or Forest Green. Now on sale!
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Price: $49.95
Available from: SFMOMA Store

Ekua Half Donut Dish

Need a home for those extra bits and bobs? Keep them in this ceramic half donut dish, as its satin glaze with raw bottom gives just enough specialness (it is hand thrown by Sara Ekua Todd, after all). It may be perfect for your entryway console (keys, coins) or your wardrobe dresser (watch, jewelry).
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Poketo

Bookscapes

What, there’s a functional sculpture that displays your favorite books and I’m not going to tell you about it? Please. These ‘functional sculptures’ aren’t cheap, but they are quite special if you have some very special tomes. Mountains holds an open book, so that you may peruse the pages slowly. Peaks intends to show off a book’s cover, or one cover and several spines, if you so wish. Waves has blackened steel upright dividers to mark your place in your smaller novels and other current readings.
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Price: $275.00+
Available from: WorkOf

Flower Constellations

Here’s another trick to flower arranging: use the brass Flower Constellation disk. Stretch out the disk (in your favorite Zodiac design, of course) so that it rests snugly in whichever glass or vase you have handy, and then pop in single flowers from the supermarket, florist, or nearest field. You’ll find that it’s easy to create a “voluminous” arrangement thanks to the openings in each disk.
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Price: €15,00
Available from: House of Thol

Splash, Petal, and Plough Serving Boards

These platters by Gareth Neal use digital manufacturing techniques to create inset lines, boxes, and ripples on the surface of the wood. And, yes, they do all look very intriguing thanks to these carved shapes and textures, but they are also quite functional, as these features provide resting spots for your favorite foods and their necessary crumbs and juices.
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Cymbal Pendant

Well, what do we have here? It’s a very simple pendant that uses the light bulb as support for the shades. Aluminum disks diffract the light and trick your eye with reflections of its environment. Does it remind you a little of the Grain Pendant by Brendan Ravenhill? It’s the same sort of idea, and a little more affordable at that.
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Price: $355.00
Available from: MATTER

Tangram Erasers

Uh, Tangram Erasers? Of course we need a set. Do you know the history of the Tangram? Do you have fond memories of making shapes with one when you were younger? Maybe you could see if your brain still has the skills to hammer out a few puzzles with these erasers, knowing they could always do some erasing if you fail to have fun with the puzzle part.
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Price: $2.50
Available from: Kikkerland

Desk Knife

No need for any subpar shiv in your desk drawer (the office is ridiculously competitive, isn’t it), because you’ll have the Desk Knife. It’s a multipurpose cutting tool that’s pretty enough to leave out, within arm’s reach. Inspired by the small, pocket-sized Japanese Kiridashi Knife, this knife feels closer to a writing tool, so you’ll enjoy handling it while you slice open boxes, mail, and other paraphernalia (NOT your coworkers).
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Craighill

Anywhere Vases

Fun! Make anything a vase with fruitsuper’s Anywhere Vases. The set of steel shapes transform vessels into vases, simple as can be. They’re cork-backed, so they’ll stay put, and have openings to accommodate stems. The color will brighten up the most ordinary of glasses or mugs, giving you a fun vase no matter what you have to work with.
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Price: $38.00
Available from: fruitsuper design

Veritable® Smart Indoor Garden

A smart, indoor garden? Sure, sign me up. Originally a Kickstarter project, the Veritable® Smart Indoor Garden is designed to help you grow herbs and small vegetables effortlessly, all year round. While it has a small footprint (easy to fit in a kitchen, don’t you know), four different types of plants can grow together at their optimal rate. The lamps’ specific LED technology ensures quick growth; they also can be set to automatically adjust brightness based on ambient natural light. And, if that’s not enough, you’ll see the light softly pulsating when it’s time to add more water.
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Price: $199.00
Available from: MoMA Store

DIY: The Kintsugi Kit

You know about kintsugi, or kintsukuroi, right? It’s the “Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum,” according to Wikipedia. Well, now you can try your own hand at the art, by using this Kintsugi kit from Etsy. Of course, you could also just mix gold dust with an epoxy you find at your local hardware store, and then try to repair a crack or break on a dish using your own mix*. Good luck, either way!
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Price: $32.08
Available from: moraapproved Etsy Shop

Measure Collection Set by Grovemade

If you ever spend anytime with a ruler and a pencil, you’ll appreciate the Measure Collection Set from Grovemade. Custom machined from a solid block of aluminum, each ruler, protractor, and triangle is a beautiful, sleek tool for your desk. Subtle measuring marks ensure accuracy, and will perhaps ensure more straight lines and graceful curves when it comes to your sketches or drawings.
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Price: $59.00 each
Available from: Grovemade

Brass Lotus Root Bottle Opener

Does anyone collect bottle openers? If so, this one is a must have, as it masquerades as a thin slice of lotus root. Pretty, isn’t it? Made of solid brass, it could make a lovely little gift for anyone who likes their bottled beverages.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: ACACIA

The City Clock

Put your thinking cap on, because you’re going to need it to decipher the time of The City Clock. Yes, it’s a clock, and not a dollhouse, but you’ll have fun assembling it all the same. So, how do you figure out the time? Think of the windows as vertical rows, and, when certain windows are illuminated, use binary clock technology to know the time. If you know what that means, you can watch the video below and figure it out. If you’re still scratching your head, just watch the video and see if you’re up for making your brain work harder:
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Price: $149.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Time Since Launch Clock

Okay, get ready, because this clock is pretty damn special. It’s a single-use, long-scale launch clock. Huh? Yep, you pull the pin to start counting, up to 2,738 years. Why do you need that? Well, maybe you stopped smoking/drinking, or maybe you got married. Maybe you had an epiphany that could save the world, or perhaps you quit the worst job you’ve ever had. Or, in CW&T’s words, “elevate an otherwise arbitrary moment to super awesome status.”
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Price: $150.00
Available from: Kickstarter