• Herman Miller Summer Sale

    It's time for the Herman Miller sale again. 15% off now through June 11. What? You're overwhelmed by all the choices? No worries, here are a few picks to consider should your wallet need emptying. Also, if you're scoffing at the prices and think you'll just get a knock off, please do read Dwell's The Real cost of Rip-offs; it might make you reconsider. Think of it as consumer education, and do be sure to pat yourself on the back when you've thoroughly contemplated the pros and cons. Product links below. 1. Capelli Stool, sale price: $450.00 reg. price: $529.00 2. Eames® Molded Plastic 4-Leg Armchair (...

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  • Friday Links

    The Plug Book I'm in love: Camp Treehouse 30 unexpected things you can still put in the compost This may or may not become a post next week: eco-amp (via treehugger) Yarn Bombing Rocky and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Dwell: The Real Cost of Rip-offs (I strongly suggest reading this article, as it makes some excellent points.) Items from Hirotoshi Ito: creepy yet impressive. Bespoke Dazzle Rug from the Rug Company ("...inspired by the Dazzle pattern that was painted onto World War II ships to disguise them from German U boats.") Measuring the Universe ~ 4 min. video (via Neatorama) Have a ...

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  • Friday Links

    Carved Tires by Wim Delvoye via visualtherapyonline If Maurice Sendak had drawn The Avengers... Second-hand furniture: Furnishlyst How to pronounce Hard-To-Pronounce Brand Names via @bookofjoe A free app for the complete works of Shakespeare by Readdle, also via @bookofjoe I wouldn't recommend doing all of these, but it wouldn't hurt to do a few: Art Assignments from Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment via @pliniswag Square Register Stand via @swissmiss How coworkers kill productivity, and why you should have an Elmo doll on the table: Meet the Meeting Killers Google’s Story Of Send: ...

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  • Friday Links

    Thanks to Ambience Hardwood Flooring for sponsoring us this week. Forbes: What's the biggest injustice involved in denying same-sex marriage? Taxes. Embroidery Graffiti with Sarah Greaves via @core77 Orangutans at Miami zoo use iPads to communicate via @designrelated Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel (4.28 min video) Double Garage Converted to Contemporary Home Mm-hmm. If you think a water bag is An Eco Friendly, Safe Way to Repel Flies, read this article from HowStuffWorks. 3 Things Professional Women Should Stop Apologizing For Letters of Note That is all. Do have a good weekend.

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, which means you have 5 days to figure something out. If you're stuck, here are a few things that might jumpstart your search for the right gift. 1. Iittala Wine Decanter, $75.00 2. Micro-greens Kit, $40.00 3. Baggu Leather Pouch Small, $20.00 4. Envelope iPad Case, $48.00 5. Palace Collection: Governo Soup Bowls, $168.00 6. Animal Boxes, $49.00 7. Dietrich Düller Fountain Pen, $70.00 8. CDT Scissors, $80.00 9. Arne Jacobsen cup, $21.00 each 10. Geo/Metric 4 Jade Scarf, $66.00 (other colors/patterns available)

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  • Ambience Hardwood Flooring

    A big thanks to our newest sponsor, www.ambiencehardwoodflooring.co.uk. It doesn't take a designer to know that hardwood floors often look ten times better than laminate or carpet, not to mention that they may also add to the value of your home. Ambience Hardwood Flooring provides wood floors in a variety of styles. Selected from the most durable hardwoods available, you can be sure that your new floor will be enjoyed for generations. With a dizzying array of options to choose from, you'll have all the selection you need to find the right floor to suit your home. ...

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  • Friday Links

    Lost Crates, have you heard of it? We're partnering up with them to bring you some of the stuff we post each month. Sign up for the waiting list. Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses: nonprofit partnership will be known as edX Found-on-Twitter Sonnets of Pentametron via @nytimesbits Flap around London with the Pigeon Simulator via @brainpicker T Magazine Video: Doug Aitken’s Acid Modernism co.EXIST: Mapping The Most Crazily Jam-Packed Places On Earth The Higgs Boson, AKA the God Particle, Explained with Animation T Magazine again :Upritchard and Gamper home (color used ...

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  • Friday Links

    Artist Embarks On Project To Bring Cursive Handwriting Back To Schools How to tell who's tracking you online using Firefox. The School of Life: Michael Atavar on Doing The Opposite TED Ed: Just How Small Is an Atom? (via openculture) Youtube: If Kids Narrated BBC’s ‘Planet Earth’… (via designtaxi) Is it "to tie you over" or "to tide you over"? This week I've heard the incorrect version twice. Here's a nice explanation: worldwidewords Selling 'The Scream'. Estimated sale of $80 million. THOMAS KINKADE, CONCEPTUAL GENIUS. FOR REAL. via @aarieff openculture: Star Wars as Silent Film Artist Baptiste DeBombourg's Tradition of ...

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  • Friday Links

    Creepy: Too Beautiful To Be True by Meike Harde You might have seen an alternate version of this same trick by a drunk French guy, but here's a closer inspection/tutorial: How to Open a Wine Bottle with Your Shoe This just missed the cut for a post this week: Invisible Money Clip GOOD: Can Carpooling 2.0 Remake American Commutes? Expensive, yet quite wonderful, gift idea: Boxed Self Help Sets by Christopher Baird. Architizer: Late To Class? Take The Slide (fun!) Strix nebulosa body plumage (Great Grey Owl). (via boingboing) How Google Influences Its Employees’ Diets Yikes: Human Castle Building Competition ...

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  • Friday Links

    Rear Window Timelapse In An Airplane Lavatory, Artist Creates Flemish-Style Self-Portraits Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Most Astounding Fact (autoplays on youtube, fyi) “The Hipster Games” (Parody) NYTimes: A He-Wax for Him ("pejazzling") If you haven't seen it yet: Caine's Arcade Bloodstain Pillow. Scare someone while you nap. A rewarding meditation habit starts with a simple 2 minutes per day. via @the99percent Wonderfully melodramatic flash stunt fun for TNT Belgium launch Have a lovely weekend, as usual.

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  • Friday Links

    Just snap a picture of any home, nationwide, to identify it and find out what it's worth: HomeSnap (via bookofjoe) Wide Scale photo of a galaxy. Damien Rudd's Objects of Intimacy project . (via swissmiss) Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts Instructables: Disco Ball Helmet (via Design Crush) This looks like a great volunteer opportunity for designers in Atlanta (or you can donate, of course): Project Live Proud Wash Your Reusable Shopping Bags Instructive street art: Take The Stairs Fancy a vacation in Yosemite? Stay here: Far Meadow Cabins (especially the A Frame) (via ...

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  • Friday Links

    Kern Type, the kerning game Bertjan Pot's masks tumblr (via It's Nice That) “Misunderstanding Focus”, a series of photo collages by Nerhol, a collaboration between Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Tanaka. Downloadable Paper Models of Polyhedra. via @presentcorrect Lorenzo Duran's leaf art Napoleonic era propaganda poster for pedaling loyalists: "VIVE LE VÉLOS!", $38.00 Botanical photography (if you haven't seen the post already): whatiseewhenirun Artist Eddy Sykes takes old bowling balls and turns them into book sculptures: yakuzalou (via inhabitat) Two Turntables Are A Drawing Machine Do you want to kickstart a cardboard boombox? Have an utterly fascinating or relaxing weekend. Take ...

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  • Friday Links

    Hmm... what do you think about this? The Curator’s Code Architizer: ‘Street Furniture’ Reclaims Hamburg’s Streets for the Public (via mollyblock.tumblr.com) I had no idea there was a market for this: Couture Piano Cover What the... Euthanasia Coaster (via todayandtomorrow) Scientific American: You should rub honey on your everywhere via @brainpicker Here's a couple of modern (yet expensive, $320!) birdhouses: IMAKE STUDIO Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object (20 min TED video) The Worst Album Covers Ever Created? via @JarredMcGinnis It's the weekend. Have a nice one.

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  • Friday Links

    Wired: Watch a Live Feed of Tonight’s Northern Lights PaperKarma allows you to take photos of the junk mail you wish to stop. Sounds very promising, doesn't it?(via Unconsumption) Dwell: LEGO® Modern Home Design Competition There's some lovely wood items/furniture at this shop: woodindesign.com After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses via @Pogue When this cradle is no longer needed it can be sawn in half to create a pair of rocking chairs: Martin Price's baby's rocking cradle Infographic: Women in Architecture And, finally, an owl attacks security cam in super slo-mo HD: (via bookofjoe) Enjoy ...

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  • Saint Patrick’s Day Picks

    In light of tomorrow's Saint Patrick's Day, here are a few green items to feast your eyes upon. 1. Pablo Link Task Lamp, $323.00 2. Go-cart Camo Table-Media Cart, $159.00 3. Washing-up bowl and brush, $87.50 4. Algues, 25 pieces, $105.00 5. Arrow Hanger, $45.00 6. Hee Lounge Chair, $296.00 7. Collapsible Funnel, $30.00 8. Radio Solar Crank, $34.00 9. Dustpan and broom, $32.00

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  • Friday Links

    Could you live in 160 Square Feet? Whaaa?! Aktiv: the first in a new line of houses designed by ideabox and appointed by IKEA. (via designtaxi) Pen Cap Smoking Jacket from Maison Martin Margiela, Autumn/Winter 2009 Evolution of Type Albatros Bookmarks (via swissmiss) The future! Piccolo, a small plastic drawing robot. (via Co.Design) Caroline Olsson's Bambi Table. (via design-milk) Have a pleasant/restful weekend.

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