iErnest camera strap

Ooo, take a look at this very nice camera strap. It has an elastic shock absorber (it's adjustable) to reduce neck and shoulder pressure as well as a few extra details that set it far above your current strap. There's no plastic parts or connectors, and small leather discs pad the metal D-rings and protect your camera. There's also a concealed neoprene neck pad for extra comfort. Oh, and, of ...Read more

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Price: €119.00
Available from: iErnest

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World Map by Joff Casciani

If you like maps, you might just appreciate this world map with its simple graphics showing every country in the world, numbered in alphabetical order. Available unframed (£55) or framed (£109) in an aluminum matte black finish. Size: 50cm x 70cm Design: Joff Casciani...Read more

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Price: £55.00
Available from: Lane

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Hidden Message Cups

Not many of us know how to read braille, and I'm not sure that owning these 4 cups with the lines "Be Kind," "Breathe Deep," "Love Yourself," and "Make Time" will actually help us learn, but they do look nice, don't they? The phrases are also printed on the bottom of each cup, so perhaps you can test yourself each time you use one. Designer: Liv Andersson Materials: porcelain 3" L x 3" ...Read more

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Price: $30.00 for s/4
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Gear Console Table

You would be hard pressed to find a console table more simple than this. Heavy duty steel with super thin legs means it almost disappears, yet it's sturdy enough to take a few stacks of your massive art and photography books. Steel with raw finish, clear protective powdercoat Made in India 56"Wx10"Dx28"H...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: CB2

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2012 Buy Local Towel

It's 2012. You're in the kitchen, cooking up a storm, hands a mess, when suddenly you wonder what day your friend/loved one's birthday falls on... what to do?! Ah, if only you had this tea towel, you could dry your hands and check out the calendar, all while having a strong feeling that you should go to your local farmers market at the next possible opportunity. "Screen printed by hand ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: terrain

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Helen Lamp

This little guy is something to take note of, as it's made from 16 gauge mild steel that is "scored, folded, welded, sanded, and powder coated"... all that and you get a small 14" high lamp that'll no doubt last longer than you. Designer: David Litzler of Gambrel Workshop Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 14"H Colors: Currently available in red, white, yellow, and blue ...Read more

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Price: $350.00
Available from: gambrelworkshop.com

Source: NYTimes

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Redo-me

Redo-me is a system of pieces that you can reconfigure to make an endless array of furniture. Sounds a little far-fetched, but it looks pretty easy to assemble and the end result has a modern erector-set-feel that actually looks nice. You'll have to do a little translating on the site to figure out which set combinations you need to make what you want, and for those of you that go ...Read more

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Price: €240.00 and up
Availability: Buy Redo-me here

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Joby Gorillapod Micro

These tripods were released last year but have since flew under my radar until a recent visit to The Moma Design Store. Joby are the experts are in making compact, infinitely adjustable tripods. If you don't know the name you certainly know the design. After expanding their market to carry bigger, heavier SLRS and video cameras, they've decided to size down for their next major product release. The Gorillapod Mirco ...Read more

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Price: $19.95
Available from: Joby

Source: Wired

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Graypants Scrap Cardboard Lamps

We posted about Seattle-based Graypants' Scrap Lights back in 2008, and we're quite happy to say that they are not only still available to purchase, but a few new models have been released. Scrap Lights are pendant lamps laser-cut from repurposed cardboard boxes, hand assembled in Seattle. Sizes and prices range from $129 for the 8'' Moon, to the monstrous room-filling 36'' Drum, which sells for  $1399. Each one is made to order. ...Read more

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Price: $129.00 and up
Available from: Graypants

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Office Speak Rotating Stamp

Add this to your office stamp collection and see how many phrases you can use on paperwork without annoying your coworkers. Or buy as a gift for someone else to purposefully annoy their coworkers. It should be noted that it would have been enormously helpful to include the phrase 'this should have been emailed' just to truly thumb one's nose at others and, of course, align oneself with the paperless ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Knock Knock

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Friday Links

Do you like Downton Abbey? Take the Personality Quiz to see which character you are. Also, Watchin' Downton. Yes, I did just link to that. Brooklyn artist Iviva Olenick embroiders anecdotes from her dating escapades. (via tmagazine) Type n Walk (via Apartment Therapy) The third series of Sh*t Fashion Girls Say (filmed during New York Fashion Week) WSJgraphics: infographic showing 43% of unemployed people have been out of a job ...Read more

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Notebook Paper Pouches

In the interest of organization, these notebook paper pouches must be considered. Two sizes, machine embroidered, and entirely appropriate to hold pencils, pens, or whatever bits and bobs you might have. If you have a sewing machine, you could try to make these yourself, but we both know that the odds of that happening are pretty slim. Small is 7" x 9'' Large is 9" x 10.5" (fits an iPad) ...Read more

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Price: $22.00
Available from: The Quirk Gallery

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Woodland Tumble Rug

Thoughts of little ones and decorating a nursery is on the brain thanks to a sibling that will soon give birth... fortunately, my sister has me to search out possible options for furnishings, and though this rug doesn't quite work with the current color scheme, it is cute as can be with its woodland themed graphics, and someone must use one for their own baby's room. There's also a round ...Read more

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Price: $550.00
Available from: Dwell Studio

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45° Butter Case

A butter dish isn't much to write home about, nor is your budget likely to allow $85 for one, but let's just focus a second on the details. This is made from wood, so it's a friendlier receptacle that doesn't clink or clang as porcelain does, and it would be a bit warmer to the touch if you keep your butter in the fridge. Plus, it has its own knife which ...Read more

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Price: $85.41
Available from: Analogue Life

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FlexVase

This vase allows you to switch out the top for specific arrangements. Have a bigger bouquet? Use the wider mouth. Have a single stem? Use the tiny one. Three options with one base, and that means less to store in the cupboards. The tops clip on with a tight seal similar to canning jars. Designed by Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst. Available in Pure White porcelain. The vase base ...Read more

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Price: $295.00
Available from: MODULE R

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