IdeaPaint Clear

Whiteboards need not be white. IdeaPaint is a clear paint-on coating that can be applied to any smooth surface for dry erase functionality. The basic kit at $225 covers 50 square feet and includes roller, stir stick, can opener, and wet paint sign. It looks especially good on woodgrain, and would work great in the office or kids' room. ...Read more

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Price: $225.00
Available from: IdeaPaint

Source: The Awesomer

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Friday Links

Democrats & Republicans Disagree on Brands, Too This place has an interesting bed storage solution: Potts Point Apartment (via design milk) The secret meaning of the lines on a Solo cup (which turns out to be completely coincidental) "The most inspiring leaders are those who don’t work at a job but pursue a calling." from the article Homeless Man Turned Millionaire Offers The Best Advice I Ever Got We Americans ...Read more

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Seating for Eating by Ilse Crawford

Ever since this collection was first shown in 2009, I've been waiting to see it show up on a US retailer's website. Well, look what I just came across: The Future Perfect now carries quite a few pieces, and I dare say it's been worth the wait. Ilse Crawford's spare 'Seating for Eating' pieces are contemporary interpretations of traditional seating and she describes them as “reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed”. Perhaps ...Read more

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Price: $2,195.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Stockmar Beeswax Block Crayons

Remember the Wax Crayons from DWR back in 2008? Well, when they stopped carrying them, several of you wrote in with alarmed enquiries, thinking you had missed the boat. You had, of course, missed the boat, and no amount of substitues (Block Crayons, Crystal Crayons, Crayon Rings) could make you forget the original. But now, these many years later, you may mop up those tears, for your misspent childhood is not ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: hazelnut kids

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dockXtender

It's a dock extender, simple as that. If your phone case is too big for your docking station or if you just need extra distance, plug in the extender and your troubles are solved, at least one of them anyways. Compatible with all iPad, iPhone and iPod models. -30-pin male to female extension is compatible with all iPad, iPhone and iPod models. -new connectors work with ever case, cover, & ...Read more

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Price: $25.95
Available from: CableJive

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Etch Light Web

What a show stopper. The new Etch Light Web by Tom Dixon casts a lovely angular pattern when lit, showing off an elegant result of geometry applied to design. An irregular pentagon is repeated 60 times to create a total sphere approximately 65cm wide, and despite the size, the sphere remains lightweight at just over 2 pounds. It's available for pre-order now through The Lollipop Shoppe in the UK, available September 2012. Weighs 980 ...Read more

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Price: £765.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

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The ‘New Black’ Pencils

Owning these pencils are the new black. Buying them for a friend that appreciates irony is also the new black. - Having a roommate named Mom is the new black. - Underemployment is the new black. - Misspelling is the new balck. - 140 characters or less is the new black. - D.I.Y. is the new black. - Upcycling is the new black. - Analog is the new black. ...Read more

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Price: $5.99
Available from: Perpetual Kid

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“Pinchy” Wooden Clip

Yes, you could go on using those plastic clips to keep your bag of snacks fresh. You could also choose to purchase these wooden pins (made from sustainable farmed wood, of course). Perhaps the wooden pins would add the tiniest bit more pleasure in that they're "designed", but then again, perhaps you'd be just as happy with old fashioned wooden clothespins (24 pack for $9). Design: Philippe Ferreux Size: 2.5" l Assembled by ...Read more

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Price: $3.99
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Cookbook holder

If you still fumble about with your cookbook while craning your neck to read ingredients, you need to stop messing around and get a cookbook holder. In most cases, they're not that expensive, and they help free up a little more counter space so your culinary art skills have room to flourish. The Sagaform Cookbook Holder is a quite decent choice at $25, as is the Lipper Bamboo Holder at $18.53 (pictured ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Clomm Watches

Need a new timepiece? These watches from Clomm hit the right note of fashionable function. The clean geometry is nice to see, of course, yet it's the few choice materials that will give you a few extra style points. Key attributes of each piece include steel case, Swiss made Ronda movement, sapphire crystal lens and Italian leather strap. To see the whole collection, visit Clomm's website....Read more

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Price: $450.00 - 490.00
Available from: clomm

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Lorna Backpack

Commuters, your prayers have been answered. IGNOBLE brings us the Lorna backpack/briefcase, an urban commuter bag that's perfect for lugging your laptop back and forth from the office. Like the other IGNOBLE bags, it is free of unnecessary adornment, making it a perfect choice for those that value function and simplicity in their wardrobes. An easy shoulder strap restraint system allows the bag to quickly convert from a backpack ...Read more

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Price: $289.00
Available from: IGNOBLE

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Iittala Jars

Iittala Jars are certainly a beautiful way to store away your odds and ends in the kitchen, bathroom, or office. The jars are mouth-blown of non-leaded glass and have airtight lids with a rubber seal. Considering the cost, you might want to use these jars for areas where they'd be seen- maybe on open shelving in the kitchen- because it'd be a shame to hide them away in a cupboard ...Read more

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Price: $110.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign

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Tsumiki Chalk Building Blocks

How fun are these chalk building blocks? The kit includes 7 wood blocks, a set of 6 dustless colored chalk sticks, a mini eraser and chalk sharpener. Whether you (or your favorite kids) draw windows and doors for homes and buildings or just your craziest patterns, the blocks will certainly be a new way to engage a little imagination. By Nihon Rikagaku Industry, a company in Japan known for producing dustless chalk ...Read more

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Price: $64.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Meg Callahan Quilts

Holy. How nice is it to see some super modern graphic patterns applied to quilts? Matter has three of Meg Callahan's quilts entitled ‘Spine’, ‘Ada’, and ‘Harrah’ on their website, and while the prices aren't listed, we'll assume they'll not be what most of us would call affordable. They are, however, what most of us would call amazing. The Spine and Ada quilts use digital printing and industrial machine quilting ...Read more

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Price: $POR
Available from: MATTER

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Japanese Shouting Vase

This vase is definitely not the prettiest of things, but it sure does pack a useful punch of a function: it absorbs your screams, shouts and frustrations. When you release your expletives/anger, only a whisper soft version comes out through the tiny hole at the base (do be sure to use it in a wise location). The gift scenarios are endless, of course, so it wouldn't hurt to bookmark ...Read more

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Price: AUD25.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

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