Cord Lounge Chair

You've seen the various string chairs (the Acapulco Chair, for instance), but check out this lounge chair from Ilan Dei Studio. Doesn't it look 'designer-y', and by that I mean, pretty expensive? Compared to the woven Tropicalia Lounge Chair by Patricia Urquiola for $4,410, it sure seems like a good price at $799. Handmade in Los Angeles. Materials: Vinyl Cording, Powder-coated Steel Tubing Dimensions: 34”W x 21”D x 34-1/2”H; seat height: 13" ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Available from: Ilan Dei Store

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Classic Games Set

Let the games begin, or rather, que les Jeux commencent*! Dominoes, Chess, Pick-Up Sticks, and Checkers. The four classics all pack up neatly in this box that you can take on the go- the chess board is on the bottom of the box and the checker board is on the bottom of the lid. Could be a good thing to have on hand for your next road trip, or maybe ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $27.00
Available from: Cursive New York

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Mix & Measure Bowl Set

Mix your ingredients with this bowl set and you'll have no need for measuring cups. Made of melamine with a wide spout for pouring, these two bowls have a non-skid bottom and nest to save space in your cabinets. The larger bowl measures up to 90 oz. (or 2.5 ltr) while the smaller measures up to 34 oz. (1 ltr). FYI: Fitzsu has the white, while AllModern looks to have both white and the ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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wfour design Sideboard

Sideboards. Maybe you've not found the perfect one yet, and are more than a little tired of searching for just the right legs/drawer/door configuration. If so, may I direct you towards wfour design*, a small company located in Eugene, Oregon that specializes in furniture that's made to fit your needs. Want doors on the left and drawers on the right? A specific height? A blue base? An orange ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $2079.00 - 2549.00
Available from: wfour

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Eva Solo Grill Globe

Snazzy, isn't it? While the price is significantly higher than a charcoal grill you'll find at your local store (say, a Weber Kettle Grill for $99), it does look significantly nicer... though, I suppose it's up to you to decide if it's worth 460 bucks more. Yes? No? -incorporated thermometer -weather resistant Manufacturer: Eva Solo Size: Diameter 47 cm Material: Aluminium, stainless steel Color: Black, steel The cover for Grill Globe is also available, $125. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $559.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Mega and Mini Dot Quilt

Aside from not having more US distributers, Hay can do no wrong in my book. These reversible Mega Dot Quilts hit the target for lighter summer bedding, yet, as usual, be prepared to pay a little extra for the spot-on subtle pattern and colors. If you'd rather have a smaller size as a throw for the cooler spring/summer nights, or for a smaller children's bed, there's the Mini Dot ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $186.00 - 325.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Balancing Blocks White

We've got a quick upate on the previously posted Balancing Blocks, which are now available in a more muted and understated white. Handemade from furniture scrap in Brooklyn, NY. Comes packaged in a screen printed cotton drawstring tote. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is this Sunday, which means you have 5 days to figure something out. If you're stuck, here are a few things that might jumpstart your search for the right gift. 1. Iittala Wine Decanter, $75.00 2. Micro-greens Kit, $40.00 3. Baggu Leather Pouch Small, $20.00 4. Envelope iPad Case, $48.00 5. Palace Collection: Governo Soup Bowls, $168.00 6. Animal Boxes, $49.00 7. Dietrich Düller Fountain Pen, $70.00 8. CDT Scissors, $80.00 9. Arne Jacobsen cup, $21.00 each 10. Geo/Metric 4 Jade Scarf, $66.00 (other colors/patterns available) ...Read more

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KINK Vinegar Bottles

Just when you think your kitchen needs nothing more, someone goes and makes a vinegar bottle beautiful. Who needs a beautiful vinegar bottle? Well, nobody, really, but if you're particular about the tiniest details, then you might as well go all out on a vinegar receptacle. There's also the Kink Oil Bottle ($125) if you want a matching set. Designed by Deb Jones for the Jam Factory. Available in 3 colors - ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Form.Function.Style

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Ambience Hardwood Flooring

A big thanks to our newest sponsor, www.ambiencehardwoodflooring.co.uk. It doesn't take a designer to know that hardwood floors often look ten times better than laminate or carpet, not to mention that they may also add to the value of your home. Ambience Hardwood Flooring provides wood floors in a variety of styles. Selected from the most durable hardwoods available, you can be sure that your new floor ...Read more

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Spin Stool by Swedese

Swedish furniture producers Swedese pays homage to the classic Alvar Aalto stacking stools in function and spirit, but with a new spin (get it?) on aesthetics. Many prototypes and experiments resulted in laminated veneer legs bending in two directions, giving the stationary stool a spiraling motion. Spin Stools are made to order with an 8-10 week lead time. Details — Materials:
 Laminated Ash veneer with natural lacquer, or with white or ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: £245.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

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Mirror Mirror, Square and Round

Vain or not, these hand mirrors could make your life a little better by framing your face in a super modern, geometrical way. Made of aluminium and mirror, these mirrors are manufactured by Hay. Manufacturer: Hay Material: Aluminium, mirror Mirror Mirror square, black, $82.00 Size: Width 14 cm, height 16 cm Mirror Mirror round, copper, $82.00 Size: Diameter 16 cm...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $82.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Antica Cartotecnica Vintage Pencils

Sometimes a bit of elegance and simplicity in package design goes a long way. In this case, five pencils are housed in a minimalist cardstock case, and presented beautifully upon opening. Each set includes a variety of five vintage European pencils dating from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. Would make a great gift for any office & art supplies geek. Founded in 1930, Antica Cartotecnica is a multi-generation stationery ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Available from: Vetted

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Friday Links

Lost Crates, have you heard of it? We're partnering up with them to bring you some of the stuff we post each month. Sign up for the waiting list. Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses: nonprofit partnership will be known as edX Found-on-Twitter Sonnets of Pentametron via @nytimesbits Flap around London with the Pigeon Simulator via @brainpicker T Magazine Video: Doug Aitken’s Acid ...Read more

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Table Bin

As nice weather has hopefully reached your town/city by now, it's time to think about moving meals outside in the sunshine. This Table Bin by Royal VKB makes setting and clearing the table easier- dishes are stacked neatly on the anti-slip lid while cutlery has its own spot on the side. When the meal is done, leftovers can be deposited in the bin, dirty dishes can be stacked back ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Available from: leibal

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