Domestic Wall Sticker Animals 2

If you happen to remember the Forêt Noire Scenic Wallpaper, you might recognize some of these little guys. Designed by the same Nathalie Lété, these vinyl wall stickers are sure to keep you in good company. They're self-adhesive and could be an excellent alternative to wallpaper wherever you want- and don't go putting these in the 'only suitable for kids' box. In fact, you are hereby challenged not ...Read more

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Price: $70.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign

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Flavour It Glass Water Bottle

Like a bit of lemon or mint in your water glass? Or perhaps a hint of strawberry? Now you can take your fanciness on the road with this glass bottle, thus reducing your own plastic bottle usage as well as any unfortunate snobbery that crops up whenever you're faced with plain tap water. Made in China. Materials: glass, stainless steel, acrylic approx. 2.5" dia. x 8" H; 12 oz. capacity Care: Dishwasher safe. ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Election Day

Brave those long lines and cast your vote today; if you don't, you forfeit the right to complain about the government. Not sure where your polling place is? Google has a polling place lookup that's quick and easy. Shown above, Vote Cards, $16, from the Cooper-Hewitt Shop. ...Read more

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DIY Kits from Haptic Lab

Remember Haptic Lab's Great Lakes Quilt that was featured last week? If you like the look of a modern city quilt and are known to be handy with a needle and thread, think about purchasing one of their DIY kits. Choose from several cities- each basic kit comes with a 36" x 42" single-use map template and sewing instructions while a full kit ($74) includes the material and thread in ivory as well. ...Read more

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Price: $38.00
Available from: Haptic Lab

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Hooks by Chevalier Masson

You might scoff at the price tag, and that's understandable, but the point is that this rope has hooks on the end of it, making it appropriate for a variety of uses. Perhaps the most notable (and fun) use is best demonstrated in the image below of a child using the rope as an impromptu swing, but there's sure to be lots of ideas of how it could be utilized ...Read more

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Price: €80.00
Available from: I/OBJECT

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Concrete Goods by 22 Design STudio

These new desk accessories from 22 Design Studio are sure to snazz up your desk/workspace. The 4th Dimension Clock, Sketch Pencil and Sketch Pen are cast in concrete and provide the pragmatic functions needed in a workspace; they also stand as works of art on their own. ...Read more

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Living Wall Planter

Nice! Woolly Pocket is adding a new product to their selection: the Living Wall Planter. It's modular (like the regular wall pockets), yet it has a hard vented shell that is equipped with a self-watering tank. The vented shell allows extra moisture to evaporate so that roots are healthy. So, just when you thought gardening couldn't get any easier, it does. The planters are easy to hang and are safe ...Read more

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Price: $26.99
Available from: Woolly Pocket

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Friday Links

We finally got our stuff together and set up a BLTD newsletter; now you won't miss anything ever again. Get a load of this weekend retreat by MW Works (via adventure-journal) Quick trick: Lighting a Candle Using Smoke (and a lighter) Awesome. The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art What’s Really Happening In Blacked-Out Manhattan Overcoming Creative Block in 10 Easy Steps by Debbie Millman (...Read more

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Grip Rings

True story: I currently have skinned knees and 4 inch bruise on my chest. Why? Because I completely wiped out going down a parking garage when my left handlebar grip slipped off. Anyways, don't be like me and have properly maintained grips and bar-ends on your bike. But do it with some style! These new GripRings from Spurcycle are individual silicone rings that make up a complete handlebar grip. Each set ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Spurcycle

Source: Bless This Stuff

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Cake Kitchen Paper Placemats

Hmm, these get a slight frown because of the fact they're intended for one use only, but they would be excellent placemats for a party or special dinner where regular linens just won't work. Blueprints of appropriate place settings can't be ignored, after all, because of the technical aspect, so you'll know everything will be in its proper place no matter who sets the table. Also available in kraft paper. ...Read more

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Price: $23.00
Available from: West Elm

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Icosahedron Pendant

Yes, it is another icosahedron, that wonderful 20-sided shape that we all know and love, yet this one is in the form of a pendant light- a pendant light handmade in Brooklyn, NY, no less. Now, the retailer is being a little mysterious (or maybe just forgetful) by not listing the actual artist's name (nor the cooperative), but let's congratulate the artist for creating this acrylic glass and brushed aluminum ...Read more

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Price: $1,500.00
Available from: ABC Home

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Great Lakes Quilt

Haptic Labs have a new design out that's perfect for any fan of the Upper Midwest. The Great Lakes are mapped out on a navy blue background and covers everything from Duluth, MN to Rochester, NY. Certain cities are stitched in red and the lakes are hand-appliqued. Limited quantities available, so you'd best move fast if this quilt is calling your name. Handmade in India and Brooklyn. Measures 54" x 72"; dry-clean ...Read more

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Price: $219.00
Available from: Haptic Lab

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Libratone Portable Wireless Speakers

Warm and fuzzy are words to describe pleasant sounds coming from your speakers, but what if your speakers themselves were so? Copenhagen-based Libratone recently released a series of AirPlay-enabled wireless speakers wrapped in either wool or cashmere. Three sizes are available depending on your room size and portability needs. AirPlay works with all iPads, iPhone 3Gs or newer, iPod touch and Mac/Pc. Fabric covers are available in eight colors. ...Read more

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Price: $449.00
Available from: Libratone

Source: Design Boom

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WeMo Switch

It's about time. The WeMo Switch allows you to turn electronics on or off from anywhere. A lamp, a heater, a toaster, whatever, as long as it's plugged into the WeMo Switch, you can use the WeMo app to control it. You'll need your iPhone and your home Wi-Fi/mobile internet to make this magic happen, but what magic it would be to put your entire house on a schedule ...Read more

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Price: $49.99
Available from: Belkin

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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

Our thoughts go out to those dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; if you'd like to make a donation to help relief efforts, go to American Red Cross. Any amount helps. Also, if you're in NYC, there's a dog shelter that really needs volunteers to walk dogs while the trains are down: Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition. ...Read more

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