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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Have fun, stay safe, etc. We'll be back on Monday with posts as usual. Shown above: Champagne Sabre, $112.45 $95.98 This sabre is meant to break off the neck of a champagne bottle. Good luck!

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours! Have a superb break with lots of fun and/or rest (whichever you need the most). We'll return next week with posts as usual. Cardboard Holly Wreath, $32.00 21" dia., 4" depth

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  • Cyber Monday Sales

    Ugh, how are we supposed to keep up, with all the Cyber Monday deals clogging up our inbox? Here's just a few that we know about... good luck making some tough decisions! Herman Miller Sale at DWR- Save 15% with free standard shipping Areaware: 35% sitewide (code: CyberSale2015) CW&T: 20% off Hem: up to 40% off select items Poketo: 25% off (code:GIVEART25) Zady: 25% off (code:9ROMXOQJWXU) GreenerGrassDesign: 20% off (code:holiday2015) Owen & Fred: 15% off (code: SECRETCODE) CRAIGHILL (code:GIVE15) Horne: 15% off (code:Monday 15) MoMA Store: 20% off sitewide plus free shipping Crate&Barrel: 15% off (code:SAVE15) CB2: 15% off (code:SAVE15) Leif: 25% off (code:MONDAYMAGIC) Thing ...

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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. We'll be back next week with gifts aplenty. 1. Magnetic Kitchen Timer, $16.00 2. Hario Measuring Cup, $9.00 - $12.00 3. Nut Hammer, $39.95 4. Pure Black Carving Fork and Boning Knife, $75.00 5. Hand-Eye USA Made Work Apron, $48.00 6. Silvia Song Maple Nesting Bowls, $494.00 (they're carved by hand, fyi.) 7. Kobenstyle Navy 6-qt Casserole, $160.00 8. Handmade Ceramic Carafes, staring at $39.00 9. Groove Trivets, $59.00 - $79.00 10. Stainless Twist Timer, $9.95 11. OXO ® Digital ...

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  • BLTD Site Update

    Expletive! We finally got our site updated! That affects several things that you probably don't care about, as we didn't change much visually. However, you probably do care about the fact that we no longer need the app that you may have on your mobile device. Yes, the app worked, and yes, it looked okay, but now the normal BLTD site will load on whatever gadget you're on without the occasional hang-ups and weird landing pages that we had before. So, please say your goodbyes to the app we had, and say hello to the newly updated BLTD. Please add ...

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  • Ikea’s Sinnerlig Collection

    If you haven't heard of Ilse Crawford's collaboration with Ikea, you must have been hiding away under a rock. Now that you've crawled out to enjoy the sunshine, you'll be happy to know that the Sinnerlig collection is finally making an appearance at some stores. You'll find tables and stools with cork tops on metal legs, woven baskets, bamboo lampshades, frosted table lamps, stoneware pitchers, pots, glass jars and bottles. It's slightly overwhelming, but you'll do fine. Just breathe slowly, stay calm, and take your pick. Personally, I couldn't resist the coffee table in dark brown- $99, can you effing believe ...

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  • BLTD App: Finally!

    So, remember our little apology about our recent site issues? We finally got our ducks in a row and teamed up with DWNLD to get a better BLTD app for you. Now, on your mobile device, you'll be able to easily browse through our latest finds without worrying about content delays or weird landing pages. Hopefully you'll love it as much as we think we do. Download our new app on iTunes As usual, let us know if you experience any glitches, and thanks again for sticking with us while we make improvements.

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  • Site Update

    Hey! We recently updated our site to speed up the load times for everyone, and due to a misconfiguration, some readers were not getting the latest content. If you are seeing updated content on some devices but not others, please try clearing the cache in your browser. Let us know if you continue to have any difficulties, and we'll attempt to fix it as soon as possible. A big thanks to all of you who wrote in to let us know what was happening, and we sincerely apologize to everyone affected.

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  • Happy 4th of July!

    This is the 'Merica Hammock. It's very patriotic in an over-the-top-wonderful sort of way, so it's particularly appropriate for the upcoming holiday weekend. I know I'm looking forward to a break (time away from the computer is a good thing), so here's hoping you have a lovely, fun-filled/relaxing 4th of July weekend. Of course, do take care should you decide to light any fireworks- those fingers of yours are important! 'Merica Hammock, $195.00 Color(s): Cobalt Blue, White, Candy Apple Red Capacity: Classic Double: 400 lbs / King-Size: 550 lbs Dimensions: Classic Double: 120"L x 72"W / King-Size: 132”L x 108”W

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  • 10 Years

    Ten years ago this month, in 2005, Kris pitched the idea of starting a design blog that only featured well-designed products available for purchase online. We had become pen pals (actual paper and pen), as we had discovered a shared interest in modern architecture and design at an art show in Dallas. We both had a hobby of sketching out floor plans for small, modern homes, and wanted to bounce ideas back and forth. When Kris brought up the idea of BLTD ('Better Living Through Design'), it sounded like a fun thing to work on. I had just moved from Dallas ...

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays to you! Here's hoping you have an enjoyable holiday break- we'll be back with our normal schedule after the new year begins. Shown above: Mighty Tree Top- Green Hemlock, $12.00

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We're thankful for lots of things this year, namely our health, family and friends, and the fact that you're still reading this website after 9+ years of us posting all sorts of items that you may or may not need/want. Here's hoping you have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend. We'll be back on Monday as usual. Shown above: Black Walnut Trencher Board (Oval), $98.00 Artek Siena Apron, $55.00 Italian Paper Stone Handle Carving Set, $129.00

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  • Herman Miller Holiday Sale

    The Herman Miller Holiday Sale begins today- 15% off storewide for a limited time. Just to tempt you, the Eames Storage Unit you see above is usually $3,149.00, but with the sale, it's $2,676.65. Maybe you can gift yourself an iconic piece for the holidays, or else drop very big hints to Santa. You've worked really hard this year, after all.

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  • Wish Lists 2014

    If you haven't already been peppered with gift suggestions and guides in your inbox, here's a hint: the holiday season is here. This year we'd like to try something different. Instead of featuring our online (and in person) friends' wish lists like we do every year, we'd like you to submit your list. What would you, a semi-faithful reader of BLTD, like to give or receive this year? Keep your list small- up to 5 items please-, keep it safe for work, and make sure to provide links where the items/products may be purchased. We'll include your name, a very ...

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  • Blu Dot Sale

    You know that Blu Dot is having their big sale, right? You can get 20% off all designs until November 9, so it's worth checking out if you're in need of a few furniture pieces that don't cost an arm and a leg (and looks good too). A few quick links to some favorites below. Copper Real Good Chair, $299.00 $239.20 Bank Mink Velvet 96" Sofa, $2,499.00 $1,999.20 Stash Desk, $399.00 $319.20 Nook Queen Bed, $1,499.00 $1,199.20 Scamp Large Table, $349.00 $279.20 Hot Mesh Chair, $129.00 $103.20 Strut S-Large Table, $1,399.00 $1,119.20 Sale lasts until November 9, 2014.

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