“What Good…” Enamel Steel Sign

It's a sentiment worth considering, whether you need a sign to remind you or not. Hang it near the front door, next to your computer, or maybe even bookmark it as a gift option for someone dear. Taken from Benjamin Franklin's autobiography outlining his daily employment. See Benjamin Franklin's daily scheme over at Daily Routines. 7"w x 5"h enamel steel And each day he rose and begged: "The Morning question: ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Hot Mesh Chair

Another fantastic indoor/outdoor seating option, this chair from Blu Dot features a mesh pattern of powder-coated steel. Perhaps the mesh would keep our backs and bottoms cool when enjoying the out-of-doors? Also, be sure to note these chairs are stackable, and have an affordable price tag to boot. Available in four finishes: white, black, bright blue and mustard yellow. Stackable and suitable for use indoors or out. ...Read more

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Price: $99.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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Motion Carafe

Seeing as it's hot outside and will stay that way for a while yet, it's best to keep hydrated. And what better way to keep water on hand than with a carafe? This Motion carafe by by Ole Jensen for Normann Copenhagen brings a little dynamic motion into the equation, as it is always in a tilted position. While the movement might take a while to get used to, it ...Read more

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Price: $79.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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‘From the desk of’ Card Set

Do you tend to like things elegant and slightly old fashioned? Then you might like this set of correspondence cards. Uncap your fountain pen and jot down your sentiments, then send each card in its dark brown envelope to the awaiting recipient. By Paper+Cup. Contains 6 printed flats on 100% post consumer card stock with dark brown envelopes. Cards measure 5.5" x 4.25" each...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: the Curiosity Shoppe

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Bauhaus Spinning Top

I think you need this, and now. What better way to distract yourself from the droll everyday office life than with a fun, vivid, spinning top that demonstrates color theory? Plus, it's a reproduction of an original Bauhaus design, so you can say 'Bauhaus!' whenever someone comments on it. And, if a spinning top isn't your thing, consider it as a gift (6 years old and up). Includes seven interchangeable ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Matégot Nagasaki Stool

$450 for a barstool might just be a little above your budget, but, even so, let's just spend a moment admiring this barstool designed by Mathieu Matégot . Who's he? Apparently, he's the guy that first combined metal tubing with with perforated sheet metal. Thank you Mr. Matégot. Available in Red, Yellow, or Black. 2-6 weeks for delivery. Made by Gubi Material: Metal Dimensions: 29"H x 15.35"W x 13.25"D ...Read more

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Price: $449.00
Available from: Horne

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DIY Table Lamp by Dino Sanchez

Check it. This do-it-yourself DS Kit 02 table lamp by Dino Sanchez can be assembled in less than 10 minutes with a phillips screw driver (if you're super handy, I'm sure you can knock that time down to 5-7 minutes). All the components are included- even the lightbulb. There's also a wall version, DS Kit 01 ($75), fyi. Available in Black, White, or Blue. Lamps use 1.5 inch candelabra bulbs. Dimensions: 29cm (11.5in) W x 14...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: The VITRINE

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Nail Brush Soap Dish

It's a soap dish and nail brush all in one. Handy? Of course. Functional? Yes sir/ma'am. Made for the the mudroom, workshop, kitchen, you name it. Materials: natural stout pig bristle and specially ridged beachwood handle. 4" x 2" x 1.25" pig bristle, oiled beachwood ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Best Made

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Paper Lamp

Here's a nice lamp with a very affordable price tag. Inspired by origami, this lamp is constructed without any screws or glue. Using less materials in a simple structure allows for a simple beauty that is also environmentally friendly. This lamp ships from Hong Kong, fyi. Materials: Conqueror Bamboo paper, wood Power Plug: British standard (250V/13AMP) / Europlug (2.5A/ 250V). Size: L32 H56 W28 Weight: 500g ...Read more

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Price: $119.00
Available from: Milk Design Shop

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Hay Book Ends

If you have books falling over on or off a shelf, consider these steel bookends from Hay. They come in a set of three (in either a color mix, black, or white) and have different heights to work with your books. Quite similar to the Steel Bookends from the Jasper Morrison shop, which are a little less price wise if you're in the UK. Manufacturer: Hay Size: Height 14 cm / 17 cm / 20 ...Read more

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Price: $32.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Friday Links

Check out the 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners. (via curiosity counts) NYTimes: Tiny Concrete Jungles 430 square ft. Apartment in Tel Aviv For those of you familiar with the "All the Things!" meme, here's the origin of that: This is why I'll never be an adult wevther (via swissmiss) Have a lovely weekend....Read more

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Free Range Tables

Well, how nice is it to see some marble topped tables not costing an absolute fortune? There's solid walnut legs too, with brass details and a black steel frame. Both coffee and side are a pretty good alternative to some of the pricier marble tables you see in some showrooms, and the design has a very slight mid century vibe (a definite plus). From Blu Dot, if you hadn't guessed ...Read more

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Price: $299.00 - 599.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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Segmented Jars by Ben Fiess

Are these jars meant for functional use or merely as art objects? Perhaps both, as rare as that might be. Ben Fiess brings us quite a few color options on these slightly-odd-yet-beautiful jars, and each vessel breaks apart into container, strainer, lid and cap. Can hold liquids, solids or just air. Materials: porcelain, cork, rubberband Small size: 5 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W, $85.00 Large size: 6 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W, $105.00 Available from IKO IKO or LEIF. ...Read more

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Price: $85.00 - 105.00
Available from: IKO IKO

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Pelle Consoles

These petite consoles by Pelle sure pack in the storage options despite their small size- each piece has a shelf plus drawer options to keep items like keys, gloves, and wallets close at hand. Yes, they are a little pricey, and lean towards the more bespoke budget range, but it sure is nice to see something different in the console category, even if it is a little more whimsical than ...Read more

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Price: $650.00 and up
Available from: PELLE

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Kitchen Brush and Glass Container

Hmm, not sure exactly what you would store inside this container, but it seems like a good idea to have a kitchen brush as a lid of a storage vessel. The brush could scrub pots and pans or your vegetables, but would you put soap inside the container? Or baking soda for cleaning? Your imagination might be useful in determining the best use. Glass is made of borosilicate glass for ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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