• Jonas Damon Gift Ideas 2013

    Ready for another wish list? This one is from Jonas Damon, maker of the Alarm Dock and Radio Dock, both of which we've featured here on BLTD. Jonas Damon is a Creative Director at Frog, a global product strategy and design firm, and a frequent contributor to New York City based Areaware. Thank you, Jonas, for sharing your list this year! 1. Flos Piani lamp (wood) by R&E Bourroullec, $319.00 2. World map by The Future Mapping Company, £25.00 3. Unicef donation 4. Billykirk Mechanics Belt (ivy), $99.00 5. Spotter multi purpose sensor by Quirky, $49.99 6. Pencil by 53, $49.95 7. Donald Judd stool/side table, $6,630.00 8. And, a last minute addition ...

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  • Herman Miller® Sale

    Just a reminder that this Thursday, December 12th, is the last day of the Herman Miller® Sale. Save 15% and receive free shipping on (most) products produced by Herman Miller. If you've money to burn, you might treat yourself to an Eames® Walnut Stool, a Nelson™ Platform Bench, or a colorful Eames® Wire Base Low Table, just to name a few. There's more, of course, and will give you another chance to procrastinate on your holiday shopping: Herman Miller® Sale.

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  • Friday Links

    Mymo: your monogram, reinvented. Create permanent copies of your favorite website pages: Mummify (via Netted) "Super cool" commercial Irina Werning: Back to the Future Killer mom: a clip from Eye of the Leopard narrated by Jeremy Irons. Typography Designer app Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves Miniature Printing Presses For a Mobile Printing Studio by Letterproeftuin In Photos: Global Reaction To Mandela's Death and also, LISTEN: Two Mandela Speeches That Made History Enjoy the weekend!

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  • Stefan Boublil Gift Ideas 2013

    For the third year in a row, we're lucky enough to see what Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, has on his list of gifts to give and receive this holiday season. In Stefan's own words: once again, for you wise people who have deliberately chosen to live better through design, my humble edit of the world for the express purpose of giving it away... 1. were he alive, my hero and yours jacques cousteau would have worn the cap of courage... ($75) 2. segregation is only not a terrible word when talking about separating clean from dirty laundry in your ...

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  • Note Rocket: the Annotation App for iPhone

    The following post is sponsored by Note Rocket from Panda Eyed Devs. With all the photo sharing that happens nowadays, wouldn't it be handy to just write notes directly on the photo? Sure, it would, and that's exactly the premise behind Note Rocket. You can write directly on photos, then upload them to social media or send via email. Need to make a note just where that artwork will be hung? No problem. Draw the exact spot on the photo, email it off and leave it to the experts (or your significant other). Designers and architects, this could be a ...

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  • Cyber Monday Deals

    Here's a few items with a 15% discount happening and/or with free shipping today. Maybe they'll help you kickstart your holiday shopping, because as we all know it's better to get that list taken care of sooner rather than later. 1. Vers 2Q Bluetooth Sound System, $199.00 (15% off today only, use code 'MONDAY15' at checkout.) 2. Cloak Camera Bag, $40.00 on sale 3. Reclaimed Skateboard Top, $9.00 (Use promo code HEYMONDAY for 15% off) 4. Gum Plus Battery Pack V2, $80.00 (or $64.00 for MoMA members) Free shipping, use code 'MSHOP'. 5. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet, $179.00 (Cyber Monday Deal) 6. Black LED Watch by Idea International, $70.00 (15% off today only, use code ...

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  • Cyber Monday Sales

    Another Monday, another day full of emails flooding your inbox... but this time you could actually save a few bucks thanks to the big holiday sales. A few deals linked to below for your perusal. 40% off select styles at Saks Free shipping over at DWR Free shipping on orders of $50+ at MoMA Store. Use code MSHOP. 30% on entire order over until 10am PST at belkin 15% off everything at Branch. Use promo code HEYMONDAY. 15% off everything at CB2. Use promo code SAVE15. 50% off outdoor Wallys 15% off over at Design Public. Use promo code SAVEREALLYBIG15. 15% off everything at Modernica through midnight tonight. 15% ...

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  • Lindsey Adelman Gift Ideas 2013

    Our next wish list is from none other than Lindsey Adelman, maker of wondrous lighting, jewelry, vessels, tiles, and wallpaper. With skill and care, her team of 20 and a small network of local artisans manufacture each piece to order in NYC. Thanks Lindsey for taking the time to send us your list! 1. Curve Necklace, from $330.00 2. Lue Serving Spoon, $70.00 3. Colour Porcelain: Set of Three Containers by Scholten & Baijings, $430.00 4. Parallax Bottle Opener, $65.00 5. Cheetah Scarf / white on black, $155.00 6. Antique Mirror Containers by Garth Roberts, $225.00 - $525.00

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  • Friday Links

    Corner Ladder by Company & Company (not for sale yet, sad face.) Leicas are expensive, but the one custom made by Jony Ive and March Newson for the (RED) Auction 2013 is estimated to fetch $500,000 - $750,000. Ufogel House (via Tiny House Swoon) These Strangers Become Friends in a ballpit There are some good sites on this list (full disclosure: yes, BLTD is on it) The Case Against Cars in 1 GIF Photos of JFK’S Funeral The Science of Posture Listen to the lovely orchestra of crickets singing at human speed [audio]   Enjoy your weekend.

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  • even*cleveland Gift Ideas 2013

    How about some more gift ideas for your holiday shopping list? For the third year in a row, Stephanie Madewell of even*cleveland was able to take some time and send us her list. As always, Stephanie, it's a treat to see what great items you've bookmarked; thanks again for sharing. Stephanie's list: 1. Ring holder from Bailey Doesn't Bark 2. Roberu camera strap, $44.00 3. Fredericks and Mae star dominoes, $80.00 4. Clare Vivier denim duffel, $430.00 5. Hopewell workshop quilt, $365.00 6. Cherry wood tea canister, $240.00 7. Girl by Band of Outsiders sweater, $565.00 8. Hot Water Bottle cover, €39 9. Mjolk + Hoi Boi toiletry case, $160.00 - $240.00 10. Deerskin slippers, $99.00 (CAD) 11. Four Quartets t-shirt, $39.00 &...

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  • Daniel Emma’s Gift Ideas

    The next Gift Idea/Wish list is from Daniel To and Emma Aiston of Daniel Emma. They've designed several covetable desk objects and accessories, many of which are on my own personal wish list. Thanks Daniel and Emma for sharing your lists! Daniel's Wish List: 1. Space by Christian Hall 2. Magnifier by Us! for Field, $145.00 3. Toaster by plus minus zero, ¥ 5,250 4. Soy Sauce container by Bridget Bodenham, $38.00 AUD 5. ULM stool by Max Bill, € 188,00 Emma's Wish List: 6. These roller-skates, $199.00, but I might just have to buy them for myself, because Im probably too old to get them from santa. 7. A years supply of ...

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  • Friday Links

    Just in case you're looking for a home in in Wiltshire: Long Barn (via plastolux) Consider a donation to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan: Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam, and American Red Cross The Giphoscope, an analog GIF player, € 299. (via kottke) Kikkerland will soon have a pop-up shop in NYC Weather: Can you fly your kite? A Year of Reading the World Inujima Seirensho Art Museum Pavillions A.P.C. is selling quilts. Worth a post? Perhaps. Chinese Chopping Blocks, $17.95 - $65.00 Reading Net!!! Image below. (via thisisnthappiness) Jessica Harrison (be sure to check out the Skin pieces)   Have a ...

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  • Gregory Buntain Gift Ideas

    The first of our holiday gift guides is shared by Gregory Buntain, Co-Founder & Design Director of Fort Standard. Since beginning in 2011, Fort Standard has launched their own line of furniture, home goods and a women’s jewelry brand called Clermont. FS also designs for other brands and manufacturers such as lighting for Roll & Hill, bone china for 1882 and home goods for SCP and Areaware. Below you'll find a few items Gregory would like to receive this year, plus a couple of items from Fort Standard that he'd recommend giving... 1. Shade Cap, $26.00 2. Timeless Horn Sunglasses, € 134 3. Standing Bowl, $84.00 4. Crest Bottle Opener, $60.00 5. Crewneck, $92.00 6. ...

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  • Friday Links

    Kickstarter: The Corder Also Kickstarter: The Carpenter Collection All-Natural Wood Watch & Soft Strap Just in case you need it: How to Erase Yourself From the Internet Peter Buechler (via my amp goest to 11) "Social connections are as important to our survival and flourishing as the need for food, safety, and shelter." Social Connection Makes a Better Brain (via We Are Star Stuff) Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park A Camera Drama. Workshop with Roel Wouters Nothing scary about this, just an interesting point: How Your Airbnb Host Can Use Nest For Surveillance See How Smoking Will Ruin Your Face &...

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  • Friday Links

    This looks promising: Transparent Concrete Cardboard Ferrari Give Good Art indoor campground hostel Video of Cyrus and Thicke narrated by David Attenborough The the "vandalized" landscape by Banksy was "sold on an auction website for over $600,000, with the money going to help the homeless of New York." Nice. Expect one of these embroideries to be on someone's wish list this year: Lyndsey McDougall Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10 Hmm. Stainproof Pants on Kickstarter Wow. 100,000 stars (via it's Okay to be Smart) Researchers Draw Romantic Insights From Maps of Facebook Networks   Enjoy your first November (of 2013) weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    An Afternoon with: Moon and Hey The HISTOMAP Parker Ito - The Agony and the Ecstasy (2012) (via not shaking the grass) Nice connect between two houses: Ansell house by Janusz Design Step inside Louise Bourgeois' home Is Gender-Flipping The Most Important Meme Ever? Now we can all sleep easy... Zombies vs. Wildlife Space Garbage Minimal home: Anne Sophie Goneau Design (via Plastolux)   Enjoy your weekend!

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