Written by Katie on January 20, 2017. Permalink- Pretty trash: Whitney Paperweight by Chen Chen and Kai Williams - Tiny multi-tool! MyPocketMaster-titanium multi-tool for everyday carry - Tip: How to Hang Curtains - Anish Kapoor flaunts use of "world's pinkest pink" despite personal ban from its creator - And, should you want to buy "The World's Most Pinkest Pink" or other very vibrant hues: Stuart Semple - Fun: Two professors sculpt each other in less than ten minutes - Did we already link to this? Elegant three-step method for creating new habits Have a great weekend!
Written by Katie on January 13, 2017. Permalink
- FlipBooKit, the original hand cranked movie machine. (Create your own animation for fun.) - Do you knit? - WOJR designs forest cabin for a grieving man - Hang Upside-Down to Save Yourself from Choking - Gerardo Osio designs range of mobile objects to suit a nomadic lifestyle - Video: Lithography - Old news, but somehow I never saw this Freaky Rug by Bertjan Pot. (via SightUnseen) Enjoy your weekend.
Happy New Year!
Written by Katie on December 31, 2016. Permalink
Here's to a very Happy New Year to you and your favorite people. On a side note, we're taking this next week off for travel. Enjoy your first few days of 2017! Shown above and below: Flutes, Set of 2, $30.00
Top Picks of 2016
Written by Katie on December 29, 2016. Permalink
Can you believe 2016 is coming to a close? Whether this year has been wonderful or difficult, now's a good time to reflect and ruminate on what you'd like the new year to be. I'm planning to travel to more far-flung destinations and learn at least one new language. And you? What will you do? While you ponder that question, take a look at our top 5 posts from 2016. And, hey, thanks for visiting BLTD and for liking/linking to us this year- we couldn't keep doing this without your support. 1. Iso Organizer L 2. U Desktop Caddy 3.…
Written by Katie on December 22, 2016. Permalink
Here's hoping this holiday weekend will be the best you've had yet. Relax, have fun, and stay warm! Shown above: Diamond Music Box Shown below: Mozartkugel Music Box, Snowball
Written by Katie on December 21, 2016. Permalink
Still on the hunt for the perfect gift? You'd best be quick. Remember, you can click on over to our Gifts category, where items have been sorted according to price. Plus, the Gift Guides are always fun to peruse. Some retailers are offering next day shipping, but if not, best hit the sidewalks or roads for local shops. Happy shopping! Gifts Under $25 Gifts $26-$50 Gifts $51-$75 Gifts $76-$100 Gifts $100+ GIFT GUIDES
Stefan Boublil Wish List 2016
Written by Katie on December 20, 2016. Permalink
Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, is next to share his wish list of gifts to give/receive this holiday season. Thank you, Stefan, for continuing the tradition! In Stefan's own words: Wanna wrap yourself in cotton candy until the demons have flown over and it's safe to come out? That's how I feel too and I know of only one remedy, short of that sticky mess, to help us be whole again: doing good for others this holiday season. 1. First mellow out by sending the WestWorld Radiohead covers throughout your place with a system that costs a…
Written by Katie on December 16, 2016. Permalink
- Women Who Draw (via slate) - Cute Wooden Toys - Useful Stedi Hands-Free Funnel - Something to think about for the new year: I kept a Happiness Jar for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life - A versatile furniture system on Kickstarter: GO - Growing Object - Cute: Recycled Skateboard Geometric Air Plant Holder (the cutting board is pretty neat, too) - Another interesting travel pillow: Infinity Pillow - Precision Machined Pepper Mill - Pretty Painterly Spectrum Resin Lamp
Simon Yuen Wish List 2016
Written by Katie on December 15, 2016. Permalink
The next wish list is from Simon Yuen, a former writer for us here at BLTD, and an all around maker of stuff. He runs Recreation Department in Portland, so if you ever have a party there and need some games, you know who to call. Thank you, Simon, for sharing your list! 1. Occulus Rift + Touch, $599.00 and $199.00 2. orbitkey $39.95 3. Atlas Obscura Book, $17.50 4. areaware concrete desk tape dispenser, $25.00 5. Stanley Stein, $35.00
Minimalissimo Wish List 2016
Written by Katie on December 13, 2016. Permalink
The next wish list to be shared is from the team over at Minimalissimo, specifically, Carl MH Barenbrug, Editor-in-Chief. If you've not had a chance to take a look at their Mag N°2, I bet you'll enjoy it. Thank you, Carl, for sharing your list of minimalist gifts to give and get this holiday season. 01. Wästberg Irvine w082, $649.00 02. Princeton Architectural Press Grids and Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers, $13.20 03. Minimalissimo Mag N°2, £12.00 04. Havana Wingback Chair, € 1.095,00 05. Coltrane Lou Mohair Sweater, €565.00 06. Everlane Foldover Crossbody, $150.00 07. COS Loose Fit Cotton Chinos,…
Stephanie Madewell Wish List 2016
Written by Katie on December 12, 2016. Permalink
The next wish list is from Stephanie Madewell of even*cleveland. This makes year #6 that we're lucky enough to see what things she'd like to give and get this holiday season. Thank you Stephanie! 1. A cross-stitch kit, with a dove for peace, $20.00. 2. My own private island: Norwegian Archipelago Set, $148.57. 3. A sane phone, because smart phones make me crazy: Punkt MP01 Mobile Phone, $295.00. 4. The gift of shelter: Four Temporary Shelters from IRC, $54.00. 5. An indulgent sweater: Lauren Manoogian Cable Coat, $614.00 6. Personal Messages from Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, $20.00 7. A…
Written by Katie on December 9, 2016. Permalink
- Pocket Art Director, $16 - Quartz asked 40 leaders What's the Best Gift You've Ever Received? - The Ultimate Guide To Winning Your White Elephant Gift Exchange Using Game Theory - Solo Stove (This will most likely be a post next week.) - Elle Decor: How to Eat Sushi (But, you already know this, right?) - If you or someone you know is preggers: Baby Keepsake Box - Kid-proof outlet: SafeLight - YouTube: Amazon Go - Salto, the jumping robot. Anyone else a little scared?
CHADHAUS Wish List 2016
Written by Katie on December 9, 2016. Permalink
To kick off this season's sharing of wish lists, Emily and Chad Robertson from Chadhaus have been kind enough to find time away from their design studio to send a list of things they'd like to give and get. Thank you both for sharing! 1. NATALIE JOY JEWELRY ARC HOOPS, $80.00, or NATALIE JOY RECTANGLE HOOPS, $80.00 2. IITALA TEEMA PITCHER, $35.99 3. RED WING HERITAGE WORK CHUKKA, $260.00 4. FILSON TOTE BAG, $195.00 5. FREEMAN COMMODORE CADET VEST, $165.00 6. IITALA SARPANEVA CASSEROLE DISH, $295.00 7. MAZAMA WARES CRATER LAKE MUG, $46.00 8. STUDIO PIANO NOBILE MELAMINE PLATTERS, $60.00…
Written by Katie on December 2, 2016. Permalink
- Yes, please: Galaxy Wrapping Paper (via apartmenttherapy) - Get a daily email of suggested actions to help others and reduce the impact of racism, sexism, class and income inequality, disability discrimination, and more: actionnow - Tiny and efficient: Elos Skateboard - Christmas Drawing book - 10 easy-to-follow tips: Retirement Rules - Stop the iPhone Calendar Spam - 5 Ways to be a Silent Trump Protestor (Sorry, Trump supporters.) Enjoy your first weekend of December!
Written by Katie on November 23, 2016. Permalink
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, $6.95 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, $48.00 6. Silvia Song Maple Nesting Bowls, $115.94+ 7. Kobenstyle 6-qt Casserole (in white), $160.00 8. Handmade Ceramic Growler, $62.50 9. Groove Trivets,…