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Beach Folding Chairs & Table

Don't despair, there's still a few good weeks of decent weather to enjoy. This set of folding chairs and table would be a great accompaniment to your outdoor activities; it even has a carrying bag to make transport a snap. Both the chairs and table are made of Ash hardwood with rust-proof stainless steel hardware and the fabric chair backs and bag are made from a reclaimed army tent. Open ...Read more

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Price: $495.00
Available from: Aether Apparel

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Chute Lightweight Bag

Sure, you have your reusable bags, but do they fold up as easy as this one? Simply pull the aluminum handle and the bag collapses neat and tidy to be stored away. This quick action is thanks to a paracord that runs through the bag and pulls the structure together. Carbon fiber tubes reinforce the bottom of the bag. Once the contents are compressed, they can be easily stowed inside ...Read more

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Price: $82.50
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Plydesign

PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood is a new book by carpenter and author Philip Schmidt. It presents 73 sleek and smart home furnishing projects from common sheet-good materials.  All woodworking skill levels are taken into consideration, and only basic hand and power tools are necessary for every project.  I've had a chance to thumb though the book, and there's a lot to love. Besides the sheer variety (wine holders, credenzas, ...Read more

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Price: $24.95
Available from: Storey Publishing

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Citrange Citrus Juicer

Update: The Citrange Juicer is now on sale for $9, half off its regular price of $18. Smart! This double sided hand juicer has a built in funnel that filters out seeds and gets the juice straight into the glass. The larger rounded side is perfect for big oranges or grapefruits while the smaller (pointy) side works for lemons or limes. Looks like a great tool for the kitchen or bar. Created ...Read more

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Price: $9.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Pingpong and Pacman Crochet Placemats

Ah, what the heck, if you're going to allow trinkets in your home, you might as well allow some crochet placemats. Of course, these reference the Atari and arcade games of yore, with Pacman, Pingpong, Space Invaders, and Breakout patterns, which makes them even better (or nerdier, depending on your point of view) than traditional crochet placemats. That said, just typing 'crochet' two times in one paragraph is making me ...Read more

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Price: $37.50
Available from: Seletti

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The Dorm Shelf

Extreme minimalists: ignore this post. Everyone else: if you simply must display your trinkets and tchotchkes, consider the Dorm shelf by Ferm Living. It's a more modern option than anything you'll find on eBay, and will set off your collectibles without offending anyone's eyes. Manufacturer: Ferm Living Material: Plywood The Little Dorm shelf, $108.00 Size: Width 33 cm, height 50 cm Color: Brown, pale pink The Dorm Shelf, $138.00 Size: Width 50 cm, height 75 cm ...Read more

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Price: $138.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Micro Coat Hooks

Do these make you want to say 'no comment'? Similar to a journalist’s microphone, these flocked foam coat hooks will softly hold your clothes without any weird dimples or disfiguration (small pegs and hooks are the worst offenders of this). Sold as a set of five, there are 3 small and 2 big pieces. Available in Red or Blue. Ash tree and flocked foam. 3 small pieces and 2 bigs. Dimensions: S: L10 ...Read more

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Price: $110.00
Available from: Greener Grass Design

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MMM Magnifying Glass

Update: Remember when this was $80? Now it's half off at MoMA Store. Let's say you don't need a magnifying glass to aid poor vision. Instead you'll use it to inspect small insects, fine fabrics, and secret messages written in tiny print. Also, not that you need fashion advice, but this is a much better choice than wearing a monocle. Provides +2.50 magnification. Left or Right lens. from Maison Martin Margiela. Material: ...Read more

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Price: $39.95
Available from: MoMA Store

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Woolfiller Kit

I know it's just the beginning of fall, but may I ask you to assess your sweater collection? And, if, by chance, you find a few holes or stains in your favorite woolen or cashmere item, do not despair, for there's a relatively easy solution found in the Woolfiller kit by Heleen Klopper. It's easier to show the video (below) than to walk through the instructions, but, trust me, anyone ...Read more

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Price: $37.00
Available from: Sweet Bella

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Bookmarker

If you still carry around actual (as in paper paged) books, take a look at these metal text bookmarks by Artori Design. Choose between TO BE CONTINUED, COMING SOON, GREAT BOOK!, PAUSED, and YOU ARE HERE. I'm sure we could all think of some other great options should they wish to add to the collection. By Artori Design. Size: 6x3x1 cm / 2.36 x 1.18 x 0.39 inch ...Read more

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Price: $12.99
Available from: Animi Causa

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Eastern Collective Wrapped iPhone Cable

Take your love for cloth cord with you with these Wrapped iPhone Cable from Eastern Collective. They're compatible with all Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPhone products, and available in four colors. ...Read more

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Price: $14.00
Available from: Eastern Collective

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EcoQue’s Portable Grill

Happy Labor Day! What are you doing on the computer?! Get outside and enjoy these last moments of summer. Posts will return as usual tomorrow. Shown above: EcoQue's Portable Grill EcoQue's Portable Grill is an energy efficient, collapsible grill. It consumes 75% less fuel than other similar-sized grill thanks to its specific placement of charcoal briquettes. When you're done, it folds up to just about an inch thick. See more info ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Friday Links

Boost Productivity By Working From Home, Really! How math-phobic parents can teach kids to love math. Restore Your Own ‘Valuable Artwork Of Jesus’: The Cecilia Prize. See the whole gallery of submissions on their pinterest page. And, if you haven't heard the story: Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur (via designtaxi) Infographic: Which States Have the Worst Air? Dr. Carmella’s Guide to Understanding the Introverted! (via facebook- thanks Nick) ...Read more

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Cuissential SlickBoil

'Cuissential Slickboil' sounds more like a skin ailment than a tea kettle, but let's forget that for the moment. It's a collapsible, silicone tea kettle. Presumably this would be handy in a camping situation, but I'm more impressed with the fact that it looks good enough to keep around a small kitchen. Of course, wherever you use it, be careful that the flame doesn't exceed the stainless steel base, or ...Read more

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Price: $34.99
Available from: Amazon

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