• Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Valentine's Day is this Thursday, if you need the reminder. Shipping will be steep if you select overnight/next day, but that's what you get for waiting so long to buy a gift. If none of the below picks suits your someone, check out our gift guide for more ideas. And, if you're ahead of the game and already have your gift for that special someone, go get yourself a coffee and feel smug for a approximately 5 minutes- any more than that and you'll be annoying. 1. Phonekerchief, $15.00 2. Gentlemen's Card Deck, $15.00 (rules of etiquette, etc.) 3. Heart Key Ring by Carl Aubock, $95.00 4. ...

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  • Friday Links

    The paper sculptures of Li Hongbo Ode to Joy performed on broken crockery Kiss of Chytid by Jonty Hurwitz Put The United States In Perspective Face protection from snowstorms Trashcam! Creepy. The Speaking Piano Ooo, a treasure trove of vintage stuff: TINI Vintage 5 Astronauts More Badass Than Any Action Movie Hero Have a super weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    An excerpt from a 1928 letter to teenage Jackson Pollock from his dad. Surface Tension Lamp by FRONT. "the lamp has no bulb in the traditional sense, but, instead, spews a constant chain of bubbles, each of which pops at the touch before being replaced by the next in line." The Light That Generates Space, 2010, Carlo Bernardini Like Mark Rothko's art? The NGA has a nice synopsis of his life and work: Mark Rothko (click arrows to follow time line). Montage of Kickstarter Project Videos That Start With “Oh Hey, I Didn’t See You There” Why did men stop wearing ...

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  • Friday Links

    The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity German court rules internet "essential" 100 Thing Challenge (What Exactly Is The 100 Thing Challenge?) THE CHROMATIC DIET: Sophie Calle (via showslow) Contemplating Friday: Communication 101 Cat vs. Snowball Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter Print To 86,000 Random Printers Around the World Thanks to Google “Moon Hoax Not” Brilliant! The $10 DIY One Hour washing-machine-drum firepit (via unconsumption) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    Galaxy typography (!) over at My Galaxies (via twentytwowords) Michael Johansson: ‘Real-Life Tetris’ Video: The Event of a Thread (scroll down for video) Bizarre 'Portraits of a Serialsammler' by Thorsten Brinkmann Google's Flu Trends (via gizmodo) Tumblr: In the Horniman A good reminder from Alan Watts: What if money was no object? (via explore) Have an excellent weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    And you thought a home couldn't get any smaller. The Tricycle House Photos: Riding a horse across a frozen lake in Siberia More photos: A wall of dust and water whipped up by cyclone Narelle . Photo: Perth Weather Live (via we-are-star-stuff) Jeppe Hein - Modified Social Benches Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh by photographer Tadao Cern (via twentytwowords) Such a small link list again, I know, but it's slim pickings nowadays with limited time to browse for all things interesting. If you have a link or an item you think we should've posted by now, do email us (contact(at)...

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  • Friday Links

    Not many links as it's the first week back to work, but here's a few to help your afternoon go by a bit faster. How Not to Test for Electrostatic Discharge Imagine a Living Mars 12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? (via Lapham's Quarterly) Tsuneaki Hiramatsu - Firefly Road (2012) Have a nice weekend!

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays! Our thanks goes out to you, dear reader, for visiting us often, and to each of our sponsors that have helped us keep the site up and running. We're signing off until the New Year, so here's hoping you have a very happy holiday season. Stay safe and warm, and do try and enjoy yourself. Shown above: 18" Unlit Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, $10.48

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  • Michael Mundy’s Gift Ideas

    You might know Michael Mundy from an afternoon with..., as he's photographed quite a few interesting people and their spaces. Michael's the last person to share their give/get list for this holiday season. Thanks again to everyone that has participated this year- it's been great to see each and every point of view. Here's Michael's give /get list: 1. A new Journal from Il Bisonte, $188 2. Small flashlight from Huckberry, $25 3. A Bag from BillyKirk, $350 4. A sweater from North Sea Clothing, ~ £125 5. A Silver Swiss Army Knife, $127.95 6. Coffee from Fika 7. Anything from DiPalos on Grand Street 8. A Silver Compass from Tiffany, $325 9. Lots of ...

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  • Simon Yuen Gift Picks

    Wait! Here's one more gift guide, just in time for holiday shipping. Warning: There's oodles of Portland Oregon / Pacific Northwest love all over this post. 1. Ipad Sleeve by The Good Flock. Sure the Apple magnetic sleeve is nice... but waxed denim! Come on! Made in Portland. 2. Never actually wanted to own a terrarium until I saw these stunning handmade steel and wood ones from Arc & Ash. Made in Portland. 3.  Fell in love with these majorly cute ceramic ornaments at Gemma Correll's opening at Land Gallery. I'll take the whole set please. 4.  Molecule Synth. A snap-together modular synthesizer, designed to ...

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  • Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung Gift Picks

    Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung have been operating Poketo, a go-to source for well-designed and curated homegoods and art, since 2003. We're never shy to feature their products on BLTD, so we were curious to see what was on their holiday list. Here are their top ten picks from 'round the web as well as their own offerings: 1. Poketo Linen Tea Towels 2. Poketo Sun and Shore Eco Sweatshirt 3. Poketo Striped Fleece Backpack 4. Juniper Ridge Trail Crew Soap 5. Japanese Copper Graters 6. Apolis Market Bag 7. Handsome Coffee Roasters Dapper Espresso 8. Power and Light Press Letterpressed Perpetual Calendar 9. Quiet Tiger Weekender Wool Hat 10.One ...

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  • Kate Bingaman-Burt Gift Ideas

    Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator and educator. She has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006. I never met anyone who works harder than Kate, and oh yeah, she just happens to be the nicest person ever. Here are her ten very colorful gift ideas for anyone in the creative professional field or has an appreciation for great design. 1. Biography on acclaimed New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg. 2. Custom hand-lettered posters from illustrator Nicole Lavelle. 3. A vintage German beer hall table for entertaining parties both large and small. 4. A very marigold school satchel. 5. ...

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  • Friday Links

    Solar system quilt from 1876! (via @explorer) Infographic: 10 Commonly Misunderstood Words In English Just screaming and painting Lights for your labratory (and how about Maarten De Ceulaer's mutation series?) On Etsy, cute Custom paper dolls by Jordan Grace Owens (too bad it's too late for a holiday gift). So smart. Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2 How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love Macro photographs of snails and insects in the rain, by Vadim Trunov via it's okay to be smart Tim Knowles - Tree Drawings (2006) (via likeafieldmouse) Still in search of design gifts for friends ...

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  • Erich Ginder Gift Ideas 2012

    Seattle designer Erich Ginder is one of my favorite contemporary designers, and also happens to be one of my favorite people to talk to about design. He's known for his Ghost series coat racks (Ghost Antlers and Ghost Tree) and his Warez Rose wallpaper and Dot/Dash pendant lamps. Here's a look into his holiday gift list: 1. Dezeen Book of Ideas, $28.00 2. Pewter Oil Lamps, $198 3. Magnifying Glass by Maison Martin Marigela, $95 4. Fredricks & Mae Brush Cone, $42 5. Kuvert Bckpack by Stephan Diez 6. Extra Long iPhone Cord, $4 on Amazon 7. Deb Baxter Crystal Bomb, $330 8. El Mil Del Poaig Olive Oil, $153 9. Clear Creek McCarthy's Oregon Single ...

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  • Lindsay Pulsipher Gift Ideas 2012

    Lindsay Pulsipher is known for her roles as Roseanna McCoy on the History Channel's mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys, and as Crystal Norris on HBO’s True Blood. She also has the lesser known role as being one of my BFFs and nicest person ever. She sat down with us to give us her holiday wish list. 1. 2012 Naturalist Almanac, $43.00. 2. Ecliptic Collar, by Annie Costello Brown. $204.00. 3. Bracelet Avalanche by Valentine Gauthier. € 50.00. 4. Pouch from Bookhou. Note: Shop re-opens Jan 1. 5. Tool Holster from Free Time Industries. 6. Short Crossweave Necklace by Annie Costello Brown. $189.00. 7. Origami Paper Lamp Shade. CAD $50.00. 8. Chip Coffey Coffee Mug, $10.00. 9. Printed ikat ...

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  • Jonathan LaCour Gift Ideas 2012

    Take a sneak peek into the Holiday wish list of Jonathan LaCour, foodie, computer programmer, design lover, VP of Engineering and Product at DreamHost, and my boss! 1. Art Deco, Geometric, Nature Inspired Art Prints from Jane Rovers. $32.00. 2. David Weeks Cubebot, starting at $25.00. 3. Art from Michael Cina. I especially love the Biolumin series. 4. Classic Safety Razor Set Shave like John Wayne and Steve McQueen, or don't shave at all. $240.00. 5. Hardcover Solid case for iPad Mini from DODOcase. $40.00. Totally gifting myself a gray one of these, if my iPad Mini christmas wish comes true (hint to my wife). 6. Titanium and wood rings ...

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