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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. 1. Polder® Mini Red Magnetic Timer, $6.95 2. Hario Measuring Cup, $9.00 - $12.00 3. Nut Hammer, $39.95 4. Pure Black Carving Fork and Boning Knife, $79.00 5. Hand-Eye USA Made Work Apron, $48.00 6. Silvia Song Maple Nesting Bowls, $115.94+ 7. Kobenstyle 6-qt Casserole (in…

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  • Knoll Sale

    It's that time of year again. The annual Knoll Sale begins. The many classic design pieces that you know and love are 15% off until September 27th. What should you consider? Maybe a Bertoia Side Chair, a Pollock Arm Chair, or Schultz's Petal Dining Table (did you know you can pick colors for the base now)? Pick the piece you love, and then congratulate yourself for waiting so long. Shop the sale at Knoll, Hivemodern, DWR, or YLiving, just to name a few. Or, go to Knoll's website directly to find a shop near you.

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  • Happy Fourth of July!

    Here's hoping you have an excellent Fourth of July weekend. We'll be taking the rest of the week off to spend time with people that don't annoy us. Be safe and have a great holiday weekend! Shown above: Bodum Fyrkat Picnic Charcoal Grill, $68.50. Also available directly from Bodum. Shown below: Litho Hammock: American Pride, $80.75

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  • Tom Dixon Sale

    While you may not be able to splurge on Tom Dixon's Wingback Chair, you should be aware that all of Dixon's goods are now on sale. Save 15% until March 15th and get free shipping (on most orders). What should you put your eyes on? The Arc Bottle Opener and Corkscrew, shown below, or maybe the Scent Water Diffuser? The Brew Coffee Set? The Cube Collection? So many choices! Wingback Chair, $5,400.00 $4,590.00 Cube Collection, sale: $47.99 -$67.99 Offcut Stool, $245.00 $208.25 Arc Bottle Opener, $60.00 51.00 Arc Cork Screw, $60.00 $51.00 See the collection at YLiving or Hivemodern.

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  • Knoll Classics Sale

    It's that time of year again, and you've got a tough decision to make. Just which Knoll Classic do you need want? The Knoll Classics Sale is on, and you've got until next Tuesday, March 1, to save 15% and receive free shipping. If you're wavering and can't decide which piece to get, don't worry, just employ your reasonable decision making skills and you'll know the right one. My pick would be the Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair ($1,201.00+ $1,020.85+), hands down.

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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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