Droog Optic Glasses

Here's another item from long ago that's worth remembering the next time your drinking glasses need a reboot. Droog's optic glasses have both concave and convex lenses and create an optical fun house in your hand. Also, the structure supposedly feels quite comfortable to hold. Set of 4 Glasses 6 x 11 cm. ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: Molecule

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Make Tea Not War Postcard

A sentiment well worth remembering in times of stress, this postcard will be sure to get your message across... and then perhaps end up pinned to a bulletin board (or even put in a frame?). That's what I would do with it. Printed in black on heavy kraft card stock. Reverse has a standard postcard mailing format. ...Read more

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Price: $1.75
Available from: Paper Trail

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Grand and Petit Trianon Lamps

These aren't new, but they are affordable and pretty lovely for the price- definitely worth keeping in mind if you need something eye catching that doesn't break the bank. Designed by Paula Arntzen and named after the palace of King Louis XIV. Post-consumer coated Tyvek makes for a lightweight material and allows a soft glow through the folded slits. “Everything about the art and architecture of the Versailles is made ...Read more

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Price: $99.00 - 150.00
Available from: YLiving

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Go Clean Bags

Don't let dirty laundry or wet suits get you down when traveling- use these Go Clean Bags to separate and store your items appropriately. There's quite a few bags to choose from, so you can either purchase the few you need separately, or spring for the Go Clean Set ($58) which includes the Laundry Bag, 2 Shoe Bags and 1 Stuff Bag. Drawstring bags are made from a heavyweight nylon material that prevents ...Read more

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Price: $18.00 and up
Available from: Flight 001

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Hot Pot BBQ

Summer sales are happening now, and this little grill is currently priced at $79.95 (reg $124) at the MoMA Store. It's a grill AND a planter, which is nothing short of fantastic for small porches and patios. Just how smart is it to hide a grill (when not in use) under the guise of a real planter? Pretty smart, I'd say, and especially handy should you choose to plant herbs and such ...Read more

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Price: $79.95
Available from: MoMA Store

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Little Corkie Picture Rail

Smart. This picture rail is made of cork so you can pin small items and papers to it, which makes it an even better spot for all your favorite things. Artwork and photos fit nicely into the top aluminium channel picture rail. Natural granulated cork, Aluminium extrusion 575 x 65 x 32mm Picture Rail secures onto two hooks on the wall. Comes with fixings and drawing pins to get you started. Made ...Read more

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Price: £20.00
Available from: What’s Mine is Yours

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Stowaway Bed

Under the bed storage is nothing new, nor are drawers built into the bed itself. But chalkboard drawers beneath a platform bed are something a little new as they provide some labeling fun (maybe you'd be more motivated to organize given there's chalk involved?), and might just be the upgrade you're looking for if your bedroom is short on storage. Designed by Diana Lu of Slate Design. White oak and ...Read more

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Price: $699.00
Available from: CB2

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Cardboard Birdhouse

Everyone can afford to provide shelter for the birds at this price. This birdhouse ships flat, and after a few simple steps you'll have a pop up (weather-resistant) cardboard birdhouse fit for your feathered friends. Could be fun to decorate as well, if you prefer. Measures 10" tall; wood dowel for perch included. Top image with brick background from Pop Deluxe, where the birdhouse is currently out of stock. ...Read more

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Price: $6.00
Available from: Paper Trail

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ET HOP Hors D’Oeuvre Tray

While this might be a little above your budget, it does look entirely handy for hors d'oeuvres for a small get together or party. A wood carrying rack allows for 5 bowls of different heights to be carried together, and when you place the bowls and rack down, the bowls sit on the table and reveal their topography. See video below. Made in France. ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Proud to Lick and Kitchen is for Dancing Tea Towels

Nothing wrong with either sentiment, and, come to think of it, it'd be nice to have a kitchen motto. Which one would be yours? Both tea towels are printed in the UK on 100% Unbleached Eco Cotton. Proud to Lick Cake Bowls Tea Towel, £10.95 My Kitchen is for Dancing Tea Towel, £10.95...Read more

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Price: £10.95
Available from: Howkapow

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Bike Hanger by Woodstick Ltd.

How about a faceted bike hanger? Woodstick Ltd. brings us a handcrafted hanging option that would blend nicely with many a modern interior, and, best of all, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It uses an easy to use mount system that can be installed on various wall surfaces with just 3 standard screws. Available in 4 different special tones and with enhanced natural grain – 1) cold black, 2) light graphite, 3) brown, 4) ...Read more

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Price: $239.00
Available from: Woodstick Ltd.

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Roman Numeral Dice

Stay familiar with Roman numerals by using this set of dice. You might even rattle your opponents as not everyone can easily add up numerals, especially compared to the dots found on usual dice. History moment: according to Wikipedia, "the oldest known dice were excavated as part of a 5000-year-old backgammon set at the Burnt City (Shahr-e Sūkhté), an archeological site in south-eastern Iran." Measure 1/2 inch W. Sold as ...Read more

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Price: $4.95
Available from: Spoon Sisters

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Friday Links

Heather Benning turns abandoned home into human-sized dollhouse I think we've linked to this animation before, but in light of the recent Higgs Boson discovery, what the heck, here it is again (on openculture): Dark Matter Animated A Dress Made Out Of 50,000 Gummy Bears "...weighs 220 pounds, took three weeks to complete, and requires the strength of three adults to move." Pit Cherries Cleanly and Easily with a Chopstick and Bottle ‘...Read more

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Hose Jockey Wall Mount

If a messy hose situation is ruining the appeal of your outdoor area, you'd best get things sorted with an appropriate storage solution. There's many storage options around for much less than this one, but most are slightly depressing in that they're made of plastic or have unnecessary/disappointing decorative accents. Ten10 Design's Hose Jockey, on the other hand, keeps hoses tidy without offending your design sensibilities, and is made ...Read more

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Price: $119.00
Available from: Modernica

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50/50 Color Pencil Set

Instead of carrying around (or stashing away) 24 color pencils, how about just 12 two tone pencils? This tin of double-ended full size colored pencils will keep all your favorite colors on hand without taking up too much space in your pencil case or desk drawer. The 50 50 Tin measures 7 1/4 L inches x 4 inches H....Read more

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Price: $12.50
Available from: Spoon Sisters

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