Fill-in-the-Blanks Bookplates

Bookplates! Maybe not that exciting if you've fully abandoned paper pages, but if you still harbor a love for the old fashioned tome, you might just like to have a few blank bookplates on hand. Keep track of the place/date you bought the book, inscribe a special sentiment before giving as a gift, or, as I might do, write in your name so the book will eventually find its ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: BOOK / SHOP

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Portable Magnetic Speaker

Hrm, I wonder if this Portable Magnetic Speaker actually produces decent sound? It's tiny at 1.75" x 1.75", and has a powerful magnet that can be clipped to clothing or bags to keep it close. The battery (lithium-ion) is rechargeable via the included USB cable. Audiophiles, what do you think? Made in China. Item ID: 21797 Materials: electrical wiring, magnet, thermoplastic polyurethane 1.75" W x 1.75" H ...Read more

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Price: $24.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Chop X

X marks the spot. Solid walnut provides a sturdy surface to cut your fruits and vegetables on, with a simple maple inlay to help make the experience just a little more special. Finished with FDA approved mineral oil. Dimensions are 18.5" X 8.75" All cutting boards are made to order. ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Workerman

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ANYTHING Letter Opener

If you receive no letters in the mail, good for you. For the rest of us, there are times when we are in need of a letter opener, and it would be nice to have one that did not offend the eyes. The Letter Opener by ANYTHING is just about as utilitarian as things get, and has that modern sensibility that our optical systems like so well. Do be sure ...Read more

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Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy ANYTHING Letter Opener here

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Friday Links

Moth Trails at Night (via Design Crush) Quick and easy online marketplace, like a yard sale but on your computer: list of things for sale (via Netted) Make an animated gif image online freely and easily, no registration required: GIFMaker.me What do you first see when you look at this Best Wishes Key? I saw an anatomical heart. A Mom Finds Her Son’s Lost Monkey Stuffed Animal on ...Read more

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Aluminum Eiffel Stool

First off, the $150 price is for the kid-sized version, but, that said, $225 isn't too bad of a price for an aluminium (or, as us Americans would say, aluminum) stacking stool. The Eiffel stool can easily live indoors or out, and do check out the image below of the stools stacked 5 high (space saving!), and see if that doesn't impress you the tiniest bit more. The Eiffel stool weighs 2kg (4.4lb). ...Read more

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Price: $150.00 - 225.00
Available from: Design Public

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Geneva XS Sound System

Don't wet your pants just yet, the Geneva XS Sound System is not the cheapest thing around. However, it is small enough to travel with, and especially suited for such with a clamshell case that flips open. Never mind that, you're thinking, get to the goods. There's the digital FM clock radio and Bluetooth® for wireless audio streaming (of course) and then there's the alarm clock and illuminating touch-sensitive controls. ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: Geneva Lab

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Les Perles Candlestick

It's like building blocks, except dangerous (does it not look like an ice pick without the beads?) if one's temper is out of sorts. The wooden beads are removable, which gives you a chance to reconfigure the design as you wish. Right now the Les Perles Candlesticks are a little less with DWR's Dining Sale, fyi. Made in France. Each wooden shape is an individual piece – like a bead – that ...Read more

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Price: $51.00 - 63.75
Available from: DWR

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Spiro Mirror

If you've ever played around with a spirograph, you know where this mirror gets its name. Rubber cord creates the repeated line gestures on this mirrored stainless steel and gives texture and interest to its reflective surface. Available in 18" and 24" diameters with many different cord colors to choose from. Designer: Debra Folz Materials: Mirrored stainless steel, rubber cord. ...Read more

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Price: $399.00- 599.00
Available from: Debra Folz

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Tokyo Puzzle

Puzzles! Why does it seem that kids and older people are crazy about puzzles and most of us young-to-middle-aged folks dismiss them as a pleasant pastime? Perhaps because we see ourselves as too busy? Hmm. Time to fix that. Size: 50 x 50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 "), 500 pieces Warning! Choking Hazard: Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: nest

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Bottle Opener

Bottle openers should be sturdy things, and with this stainless steel option you'll have no worries about it opening up thousands of bottles in its lifetime. The 'thousands' value is intended to encompass the drinks of the many guests of parties and informal get-togethers you'll have, not the amount you'll imbibe on your sofa. $18.00 This minimal and elegant bottle opener is made from stainless steel. from Dutch company Brink. Dimensions: 4.4"...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: MOLECULE

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Knitted Yoga Ball

How about a little crazy thrown into your modern mix? There's a theory floating around that adding a little strangeness or 'ugly' to an interior makes it more interesting. Agree or disagree? Either way, this Knitted Yoga Ball is not a typical choice. At its core is a functional yoga ball, so you could use it for your stretch routines or as an extra seating option or footrest. Created by ...Read more

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Price: $395.00 - 440.00
Available from: Page Thirty Three

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Dent Pencils

Why would you pay $28 for three pencils? Good question. Maybe because each pencil "explores our primal desire for soothing haptic response and fulfills our need for tactile gratification." Does that sound about right? Snap each pencil out of its frame to use. Note: could be a good gift for someone that likes to sketch. CNC-milled. Designer: Tyler Yager School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2012 Aromatic Cedar + Graphite 6”L x 3” ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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milk stools by alissia melka-teichroew

You might know Alissia Melka-Teichroew for her acrylic rings or the Inside Out glassware from a while ago, and now you can add this off-kilter stool to her list of successes. Would you have guessed she was inspired by crooked slats in a picket fence? By combining the asymmetry of the fence with the irregularity of the old-fashioned one-legged milk stool, she arrived at this sturdy and expressive design. Material: ...Read more

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Price: $275.00
Available from: Unica Home

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National Flag Play Cards

Do you have a decent knowledge of the various flags of the world? Maybe you've been caught unawares a time or two (or ten), but that can all be fixed with this set of playing cards. 52 different flags are shown on the cards, so you can play your card game and learn at the same time. That's not all the flags, mind you, but it's a start; the CIA has ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: neo-utility

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