• 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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  • Friday Links

    A miniature post-apocalyptic world by james cauty Kickstarter: KeyDisk™ "Elegant manure" Kickstarter: Brewbot Beautiful Plastic: Creating a Great Designer Toy How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses Random science: How fast does an Elephant Pee? 10 Words to Cut From Your Writing (I'm guilty of using several of these)   Enjoy the weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    Newspapers + x-acto blade = work of Myriam Dion (via the jealous curator) Clever Light Installation by (fos) (via iGNANT) Miminalist pad: 100m3 Kickstarter: The Magic Cube Whoa, this app measures the size of a room, draws the floor plan and creates a DXF file, PDF document, JPEG images, etc. : MagicPlan (via Architizer) Tree in the house (via Phaidon) Comic: Bringing Sexy Back Collage of NASA solar images   Have an excellent weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Video: How to be Creative Video: DIY-crafted Seattle micro apartment Calcified creatures A Monumental 3-Ton Aerial Mosaic of Johannesburg Video: Crazy house made of 6 million bottles Sommarhus Gotland (via thisispaper) Su-Mei Tse: Swing (2007)   Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Portable Home ÁPH80 from ABATON Architects (conversation) How to Stop Chasing Self-Esteem Helen Friel's paper scupltures The History of the Trapper Keeper Kottke: Richard Feynman explains rubber bands pointerpointer William Faulkner's 1924 resignation letter YouTube: Sheep teaches young bull to head butt NASA: This is what the Earth will look like in 2099 Film: De La Espada Factory (furniture making)   Enjoy the weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Eames Elephant DIY Split the bill with an easy bill-splitting app: Tab I can't decide if this is a brilliant or bad idea: The Balcony BBQ (via Good Stuff Happened Today) Ode To The Laser Cutter: Things To Make When No One Is Watching Neil deGrasse Tyson's Science Sermon What happens when you teach young people to code? Temperature chart for the last 11,000 years   Not as many links this week due to a civic service requirement (a.k.a. jury duty). Have a nice weekend.

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  • Knoll Annual Sale

    Yeah, I know, you don't normally see sale alerts here on BLTD, but this is Knoll we're talking about. Saarinen tables, Platner chairs, Bertoia barstools, plus many more classic design pieces are all 15% off until October 1st. And, as 15% off a price tag of thousands of dollars is nothing to scoff at, you'd best take a moment to look and see if there's something you can't live without. A few retailers to check out: Hivemodern DWR 2modern YLiving Prefer to do your shopping by foot? Go to Knoll's website directly to find a retailer near you.

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  • Friday Links

    Bio-wool hard shell luggage made from recycled carpets A few good loft spaces over on Architizer It's only a matter of time before you send one of these GIF ecards. Via @netted Cat teaches baby how to walk (or, rather, to hold on to a cruiser) So much fashion at fashion week. And, to you London peeps, have fun next week. Documentary: Herb & Dorothy. Blobfish wins ugliest animal vote. (And it doesn't like the look of you either.)   That's all for this week. Enjoy the weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    In the absence of an interesting image for Friday Links, I present David Shrigley's FANCY ROOM TEA TOWEL. Half of the people in the United States live in the counties colored in blue. Set your Tweets to disappear with a simple hashtag: Spirit (via Fast Company) "Like a fingerprint, your heartbeat is unique." -Nymi Scientists Spark Auroras In a Bottle for Traveling Northern Lights Show Edible Vegan Chalk (for you or your kids) I’m collecting for someone who.. (not new but clever) If you have a cat, this tshirt is for you: Ask Me About My Cat tee shirt &...

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  • Friday Links

    Designer Ed Chew used recycled TetraBoxes to make this lamp. Night Sky Panorama - Bonneville Salt Flats truPad: this will make communication easier. Insert handwritten and typed notes directly on an image, and send via email. Kickstarter: Bike dock (this might be a post next week) LEGO® Builder Case for iPhone 5 Cable organizer in aluminum (on Kickstarter): QooQi   Have a nice weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Nice transition from floor tiles to hardwood When 'Smart Homes' Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet (via TYWKIWDBI) A House Built from Salvaged Materials Physically Transforms into an Open Air Theater Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” From Outer Space Measuring the sky, the handy way   Not many links this week due to vacation/travel; that reminds me, if you've sent an email in the last week or two, it'll be a while before you'll get a response. Have a superb weekend!

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