Painted Plains Rug Collection by AVO

If you're a vegan or you're opposed to leather in any way, shape or form, just admire the graphic patterns on these 'rugs' and skip on over to the next post. Okay, for the rest of us, let's soak in the fact that these patterns are hand painted on leather hides. Hand painted. DIY-ers will have their thinking gears crunching, and everyone else will have to start saving their Benjamins, ...Read more

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Price: $3,250.00 - 6,500. 00
Available from: TRNK

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Aquabot

How often are you out at the beach, campsite, or park and wish you had a garden hose to wash off dirt and grime? This is exactly where the Aquabot by Lunatec comes into play: it transforms your regular water bottle into a pressurized device, giving you the function of a portable hose/faucet/fountain/mister so you can use water efficiently. You might remember when it was a Kickstarter ...Read more

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Price: $24.00 - 29.00
Available from: Lunatec

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FIELD Magnifier

Don't you dare say you have no need for a magnifier. What about those tiny hairs and freckles on your hand? The intricate markings of your own signature? The fuzzy anthers of a flower? Or the crisp text on that print out sitting on your desk? This heavy bronze magnifier designed by Daniel/Emma (in collaboration with Field) doubles as a paper weight and will keep your curiosity sharp. Designers: ...Read more

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Price: $160.00
Available from: FIELD

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In Between Chair

You might sense a resemblance to Hans Wegner's Wishbone Chair in the curved back rail of this chair, and you'd be spot on, as designer Sami Kallio has a high regard for the world renowned Danish designer. Kallio's chair occupies a certain 'in between' place in method of manufacturing as each one is hand and machine made. Ash and oak, the two options, both respond quite well to woodturning, more ...Read more

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Price: $630.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Pots by Benjamin Huberts

You won't find these at your local kitchen supply store. These terracotta pots by Benjamin Hubert are glazed internally and have silicone lids for a tight seal, which make them perfect for storing dry goods- pasta, cereal, etc.- in the kitchen. No sacrificing design style here, as each piece could easily double as a vase (or group them together for a bigger centerpiece). Plus, they're on sale (!). Design: Benjamin ...Read more

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Price: $29.95 - 49.95
Available from: MENU Design Shop

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Brass Peanut Lighter

Next time you venture into the great outdoors for a camping trip, make sure you have a lighter in addition to your matches and flint. We all know it's better to be safe than sorry, right? And, because you don't want to carry more weight than absolutely necessary, you might as well get this very compact and indestructible lighter. Made of solid brass stock, it has a secure screw down ...Read more

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Price: $34.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Friday Links

Nest Cam, $199.00 Solartab, a solar charger for devices What do you think about these hanging thingamajigs? Sort of neat? Trio, Grappe, and Roller Lines by Diane Steverlynck An older project, but oh-so-cool: Secret Stash by yiting cheng (via Make) Sleep apnea sufferers, this is funny looking, but it's not as bad as a mask? Airing: the first hoseless, maskless, micro-CPAP If you really care about your audio experience: Aumeo: World's 1...Read more

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Iittala Aitio Boxes

So, you're probably developing a complex for the amount of organizational items I throw at you, but really, I'm just trying to help. Iittala's Aitio Boxes (Aitio = theatre box in Finnish) strike me as the sort of thing that would work equally well in the kitchen or in an office area, as the powder-coated steel would withstand all manner of bumps and bruises. Hang a few on the wall or ...Read more

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Price: $90.00 - 99.00
Available from: Plastica

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Insect Memory Game

This summer, when you're bored senseless sitting around with friends and/or family, will there be a good game for everyone to play? Let me add these extra requirements: a game for ages 4 and up, and one that won't offend anyone. Do you have one of those? Because a memory game is a friendly sort of activity that just might help those lazy synapses in your brain, and this one ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Plastica

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Nomess Display Box

Let's hope that the soothing shades of blue on this three piece tray set will aid your organizational skills, and encourage you to put your stuff where it belongs. It's not hard, you know, you just put in a little extra effort and your home can neat and tidy (says the person who has project folders scattered all over her desk and empty cardboard boxes in the foyer). Keep the ...Read more

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Price: $120.00
Available from: Huset Shop

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Clever Hook

This Clever Hook was first featured on our site back in 2007, and, with the newer ("newer" being anytime after 2007) wood version, it certainly deserves another highlight. The Clever Hook has a grabbing mechanism that will immediately clasp any item that is placed on it. Think of it like pincers- little metal pincers- that keep a grip on your towel/bag/coat/whatever. Just lift up the item to remove it. ...Read more

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Price: $10.00 - 18.00
Available from: Plastica

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ONDU Pinhole Cameras MK II

Do you remember the ONDU Pinhole Camera we posted back in 2013? If you were even a tiny bit interested, you might be happy to know that ONDU has expanded their offerings, and this time there are new features and many different sizes. Pretty exciting for anyone who's remotely interested in photography, right? Each camera is made from locally harvested and FSC certified walnut and maple wood with several fine details ...Read more

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Price: $60.00+
Available from: Kickstarter

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Welded Backpack

Not happy with your backpack/bag? Here's yet another minimal option for your consideration, and this one is delightfully simple in its design. The Welded backpack from Aether* is lightweight, has an interior laptop pocket, padded straps, and weatherproof zippers. Maybe you'll use it for hauling your computer back and forth from the office, or maybe you'll take it with you on your next day hike or weekend trip. Either ...Read more

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Price: $135.00
Available from: Aether

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Grid Planks by Daphna Laurens

The lines on the Grid Planks by Daphna Laurens would certainly tempt you to arrange food precisely along the perfectly ordered grid, for at least the first few moments of food prep anyways. After that, your sanity might be questioned. Consider the smooth side for cutting, and keep the grid side pristine for serving. Designed by Daphna Laurens Material: Beech Wood Dimensions: Small 11.75 x 11.5 x 1.5 in / 29.8 x 29 x 3.8 cm, Medium 15.75 ...Read more

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Price: $60.00 - 95.00
Available from: Areaware

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Dalu Table Lamp

The diminutive Dalu Table Lamp won't be the biggest light in the house, and that is exactly its charm. It's just over 10 inches tall, so it's perfect for beside the bed or tucked into a dark corner for just a bit of illumination. You might recognize a sixties era sort of vibe, and you'd be spot on, as this is a re-edition of the original designed in (drumroll) the sixties. ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: YLighting

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