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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It's difficult to choose only a few of his words to highlight, as so many of them are applicable to today's social and political times. “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Strength to Love, 1963 "The time is always right to do what is right."

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  • Friday Links

    - Loft House by CAPD - A Minimal Mechanical Pencil - The "Be Optimistic" Needlepoint Kit - School of Hard Blocks is set of 12 concrete alphabet blocks, a "learning aid" for the possible dystopian future - HEXAGONAL RULER - You Don’t Need a Daughter to Want a Better World - Sgnl watch strap lets you receive phone calls through your fingertips - Prefabricated house in rural Spain took just five hours to assemble Have a great weekend.

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  • Top Picks of 2017

    Just in case you were wondering, here's the top five posts for 2017. We're not sure what this new year brings, but we are closing our eyelids tight, wishing and hoping for the absolute best. Thank you for visiting BLTD, and sharing the things you like, because it's you that keeps our site going. 1. Nordic Knots Rugs 2. KOMOLAB Wall Racks 3. Pidestall Planters 4. Trays from Kalon 5. Perforated Calendar Also on the list: Soundskins for Sonos, Clover Rechargeable Nomad Lantern , 100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts, and Clouds Poster by Debbie Carlos.

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  • Friday Links

    - 12 Knots Everyone Should Master - How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets? - S'up Spoon for shaky hands - Art Criticism Page Flags - and Google Cardboard VR Viewer - Promising: GreenSert - Code + Dice: CoDi - Presidential murder as a deterrent to nuclear war - Robotic 3D printers create terrazzo floors in any pattern Have a good weekend!

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Happy holidays to you! Hopefully the end-of-the-year festivities will bring you joy, and you'll get plenty of rest so you can start the new year out right. Posts here on BLTD will return when we've been away from our internet machines long enough to miss them. Pictured above: Geometric Paper Wreath $39.95

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  • Gifts, again

    Are you sick of gift guides and talk of gift giving? Instead of looking at yet another gift round up, browse through our tagged gifts for the perfect item for your favorite friends and family members. There's all sorts of items in all sorts of categories, and they're all sorted by price. Happy shopping!

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  • Gifts for Him

    Just a few ideas for you in case you're stuck... 1. 500 lumens with three light settings and USB port with 30” cord for charging other devices: Trailblazer Flashlight, $100.00 2. To keep him warm: Cashmere Crew, $100.00 3. H2 in Silver Cloud, $199.00 4. Closed Helix Keyring, $30.00 5. The Intrepid Gent Men's Essentials Kit by Aesop, $92.00 6. Louise Bourgeois Card Case, $20.00 7. B&O Play P2 Speaker in Natural, $169.00 8. Komono Walther Watch in Nero, $180.00 9. Stylish and minimal: The Nylon Square Backpack, $58.00 10. So he can sew his initials (or favorite curse word)…

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  • Gifts for the Homebody

    How about gifts for someone that loves staying home? You know, a nice vase, a few coasters, a good tray, and the like. 1. Stem Vase, $179.95 2. Six Mirrored Coasters, $145.00 3. Drink the Moon Coasters, $18.00 4. Mini Lumio+ Book Lamp, $125.00 5. U Vase, $50.00 6. Large Paperweight Open Thistle, $68.00 7. Lapis Rectangular Tray, $195.00 8. Bar Decanter and Tumbler Set, $70.00 - $160.00 9. Skultuna Karui Tray, $125.00 - $275.00 10. Effect Vase Gold, $26.00 For more inspiration, check out our Gifts section, where items are organized by price.

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  • Friday Links

    - The Internet is under attack. This is the Battle for the Net. and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now - 2017 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year - I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better - Richard Woods Lumio - The Cat Case - Pet-friendly Bookcase & Cat Tree Alternative - The Taxonomy Of Fruits & Vegetables - The Glittery Jewels Of The Bee World - Glow in the Dark Tokyo Furoshiki by Hannah Waldron Enjoy your weekend.

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  • Fashion Gifts

    How about some random fashion gifts for those nearest and dearest? There's no real rhyme or reason to the selection, just that they're all pretty fun. 1. Cotton Blend Cheetah Tote Bag by Hansel from Basel, $31.00 2. Beautiful: Open House Amistad Hair Clip, $179.00 3. Cloud-shaped metal key ring Gold, $14.00 4. Black Moon & Stars crew Socks, $30.00 5. Luranus Planet Brooch, $36.00 6. I love this earthtuface Skin Stick; add solid perfume to make it a bundle: Skin Stick + Geranium & Vetiver Shell, $89.00 7. Pretty brass ring with glass cabochons: Suede (Brass) Ring, $155.00 8.…

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  • Photography Gifts

    Know someone that likes snapping photos? Here's a few things that they might like as a gift this holiday season. 1. Clip on this 2-in-1 Wide Angle and Macro Lens over your phone’s existing lens for a new perspective. $30.00 2. Too cute: Camera Patch Pin, $6.00 3. The Glif holds your smartphone securely in portrait or landscape with a quick release lever, and includes three tripod mounts. $28.00 4. Lomography Lomo'Instant San Remo Plus + 3 Lenses - Instant Film Camera. $134.99 (More cameras at Lomography.com) 5. Camera Pin by Macon & Lesquoy, $24.00 6. Friends' portraits (and selfies?)…

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  • Friday Links

    - Cabin Porn 2018 Calendar, $17.00 (You can buy prints there too.) - LOGIFACES Concrete Menorah - Halo Wireless Phone Charger - Orijeen's rainbow-hued furniture uses lenticular surfaces to change colour - The Minimalist Notebook - Hmm. POSTUREAZE, "the easy way to maintain good posture." - Planner: Colour Me 2018 - Nutrl: Fresh Bath Towels Made with Silver - Know anyone? She Should Run Have a great weekend. Scott's Cabin, $42.00, 16 × 20-inch Frameable Print

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  • Gifts

    Ah, the holiday season... and all the shopping that goes along with it. We're going to not do the guest gift guides this year, but, remember, you can click on over to our Gifts category, where items have been sorted according to price. Plus, the previous Gift Guides are always fun to look at for ideas. Let us know if you come across any broken links. Happy shopping! Gifts Under $25 Gifts $26-$50 Gifts $51-$75 Gifts $76-$100 Gifts $100+ GIFT GUIDES

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  • Cyber Monday Sales

    If you're wading through newsletters in your inbox right now, you have my sympathies. It feels like Black Friday/Cyber Monday has sort of gotten out of hand, so I'm trying not to pay too much attention to it. However, if that makes you frown, here's a few sales notifications that didn't immediately get trashed, as well as a few items that look awfully tempting. Good luck. Up to 70% off: West Elm / Pottery Barn / etc 35% off: Areaware (Promo code CYBERSALE35) Up to 30% off (certain items): DWR Take 30% off: Tattly (Promo code BLACKFRIDAY2017) 20% off: odetothings…

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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, $7.91 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, $50.00 6. Silvia Song Maple Nesting Bowls, $115.94+ 7. Kobenstyle 6-qt Casserole (in white), $160.00 8. Handmade Ceramic Growler, $50.00 9. Groove Trivets,…

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