• Matt Felten Gift Ideas 2013

    We asked Matt Felten, Los Angeles-based UI Designer and all around swell guy, to submit some of the things he’s excited about this year. Thanks Matt for taking the time to share your list! 1. Stanley 100th Anniversary Thermos, $38.00. Everyone needs a thermos. Might as well get the best. 2. Great Showdowns: The Return, $10.41. I’m such a sucker for coffee table books. 3. Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones, $399.99 4. FiftyThree Pencil Stylus, $59.95 5. Saturdays Surf NYC Black CPO Jacket, $200.00 6. Reverse-Denim Dopp Kit, $30.00. It’s time to upgrade from the Joe Cool bag my grandma gave me when I was 11. 7. Glitch Textiles, P1010006, $275.00 8. Columbiaknit Hat, $12.50 9. ...

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  • Friday Links

    airbnb builds 50 birdhouses modeled after home listings Ha: Minimal Nativity Set. Fleksy, an application that replaces your device’s on–screen keyboard. 10 Pranks for Christmas Morning If you care about taking your very best selfie... The Power of Empathy: A Quick Animated Lesson That Can Make You a Better Person The Wolf of Bedford Falls That is all. Enjoy your weekend.

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  • Random Gift Ideas

    As we're in the last throes of shopping frenzy, let's throw some random stuff together and give one last jolt, a therapeutic dose if you will, to your dying interest of finding just the right thing. Don't give in to the general malaise of oh-this-cheap-pair-of-gloves-will-do, for you, my friend, are better than that (you are reading this site, after all). A thoughtful gift is out there, and some places are even offering free shipping today in time for the 25th. Items in these 'random' images aren't even numbered, thus showing you that I'm also pretty tired of the whole gift ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas 2

    More random gift ideas for you... Items in the image above are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Camera Pin (silver) by Macon and Lesquoy, $28.00. At just under an inch square, this little pin will fit on a jacket or bag perfectly. 2. Soap: Kuro, Shiro, $35.00. Kuro Soap is made with White Charcoal powder, so you could get away with saying you're giving them coal. 3. Half Dollar Mighty Wallet®, $15.00. Add a Ulysses S. Grant bill to this wallet and see your niece, nephew, or other favorite young person be pleasantly surprised. 4. Wooden Spinning ...

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  • Random Gift Ideas 3

    And here's the last random gift idea list today, more on Monday... Items are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Wilson Keyring, Enameled, $12.00. Stocking stuffer alert! 2. The Pattern Box, 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, $19.95. A treasure trove of patterns. 3. Botanical Moss Tea Towel, $22.00. Another nice stocking stuffer, I think, or a nice gift for an acquaintance. 4. Dandelion Paperweight, $98.00. Pretty and simple = love. 5. Aalto Vase in dark lilac, $85.00. Alvar Aalto's classic vase, sure to be a hit with anyone that appreciates modern design (and flowers). 6. Timbre by Tyler Pratt, $60.00. This small wooden amplifier ...

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  • Wintercheck Factory Gift Ideas 2013

    And here's another list of gift ideas for this last-Thursday-before-Christmas. Kristen Wentrcek and her partner Andrew Zebulon Williams rounded up a list of 12 things they'd like to give/get this season. If those two names aren't familiar, Kristen Wentrcek owns and designs for Wintercheck Factory and is the co-founder of 06/08. Andrew Zebulon Williams is an illustrator and the other co-founder of 06/08. Thanks for sharing your list, Kristen and Andrew! 1. Truck Nest Book, $75.00 2. Collette Two Finger Ring, $125.00 3. Chapman Manufacturing Standard Kit #7331, $37.00 4. Nike Tech Fleece Women's Hoodie, $90.00 5. Filson Oil Finish Wax, $10.00 6. "HUGE Magazine: Tools" Books, $27.75-$29.65 7. Donald Judd 101 Spring Street Tour Ticket, $25.00 8. ...

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  • Unstuff Gifts

    If you've not yet got a special gift for that special someone, you're in trouble. It's either errands on foot or by car to brave the crowds or paying through the nose for premium shipping. But wait, what if you could give that special person an experience rather than a thing? Unstuff, rather than stuff. Maybe you could give them a class in Aerial Yoga. Or would they enjoy learning woodworking? What about indoor skydiving? Get more ideas over at Unstuff, and think about giving a story they can tell rather than something they'll forget about by the time next ...

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  • Michael Mundy Gift Ideas 2013

    Michael Mundy from Anafternoonwith.com has once again found the time to share his gift list this year. If you haven't checked out his site lately, it's worth a visit to see the latest people and spaces featured. Thanks Michael! 1. Luc Parfum bottle, $85.00: great for men and women. 2. Best Made Steel Bowls, $35.00: for what ever. 3. First Aid Kit, $74.99: These could be a life saver. 4. Fisher Space Pen, $20.00: The chicest pen ever. 5. Classic American Bandana, $5.00: Can never have enough and these colors are great. 6. Luxury Canape set of 6 Blue Ships, $90.00. 7. Gentleman Soap Dish, $20.00: This or any thing from Izola. 8. Silver Gripper, $6.95: ...

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  • Friday Links

    the briefskate board Stain Ceramics by Bethan Laura Wood. (via MY AMP GOES TO 11) Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films Now You Can Take Selfies Inside Old Nintendo Games Chemical Reactions Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever True Color Photo of the Night Sky: Photopic Sky Survey Pretty cute. Video of a KODA (kid of deaf adults) enthusiastically singing holiday songs using sign language and animated facial expressions. Cookie-Baking Chemistry. Important stuff. The most saved and shared content across Pocket, from all categories That's it for today. Enjoy your weekend, and get all your holiday shopping done so you ...

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  • Of a Kind Gift Ideas

    Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are the co-founders of Of a Kind, a website that sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. They feature all sorts of products, and it's worth signing up for their newsletter to be kept up to date on what's new. Claire and Erica's wish list is below- thank you two for sharing your favorites this year! 1. Metallic Leather Tangram Coasters by Project Room for Of a Kind ($65). Have you ever seen coasters that provide more entertainment value than these? Didn’t think so. 2. RMS Living Luminizer ($38). The (natural!) beauty product we swear ...

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  • 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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