Plywood Void Stool

This isn't new, but it still is a stand out piece. Designed by Ron Gilad (Designfenzider) in 2003, this stool/end table is quite the thing to have in your home. Leave the space empty and enjoy the inside/outside silhouette or use it for storage- it looks great with books in it. Also available for quite a bit more money in white Corian ($1,490) and red or black Corian ($2,890) at Designfenzider. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $420.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

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Little Thank You Notes

This is such a nice way to express your appreciation. This set of 25 individual thank you notes are small enough to carry around and leave about wherever you want. Maybe your server or salesperson was prompt and courteous, or maybe your coworker did something that made your day easier; it'd be easy to leave a note and let them know you noticed. It's not specified what all the cards say, ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Available from: Fifiduvie

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Marble Mortar and Pestle

Most cooks leave mortar and pestles out on the countertop to avoid lugging them in and out of cabinets, and seeing as they're out for everyone to see, they might as well be nice to look at. Marble, as some of you might know, is an excellent material for a mortar and pestle as it does not absorb odors from foods and provides a perfect grinding surface. Each varies slightly. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00 - 80.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

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Lost Crates

The first BLTD crate is live! For those of you that missed our previous note, we have partnered up with Lost Crates to select a few special things to be delivered to your door each month or each quarter, whichever you prefer. Whether you keep the crate for yourself or give as a gift to your favorite design aficionado, rest assured that we're pleased enough with the selection to buy ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Lost Crates

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Happy Fourth of July

Here's hoping you enjoy Independence Day. Have fun and don't forget the sunblock! Shown above: Chef'n Barbeque Sauce Mop, $12.80 Chef'n Barbeque Turner, $14.16 Chef'n Barbeque Tongs, $15.18 Chef'n Barbeque Branch Skewer, $16.89...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $46.99
Available from: Gilt

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Scanwood Bread Board

Remember us mentioning the Scanwood office supplies? Scanwood does quite a few wood tabletop and kitchen accessories as well, thankfully with the same pared down aesthetic. A good deal of their collection is available from AllModern, but for now we’ll just admire this bread board with offset slats to channel crumbs. Designed by: Knud Holscher Material: Beech wood and marble Hand crafted Easy to maintain Dishwasher safe Dimensions: 1″ H ...Read more

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Price: $40.99
Available from: AllModern

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Hang On Easy Diffuser

You’ve no excuse for bare bulbs, especially after being reminded that Droog has this shade. In a few seconds, cover your bare bulb with the Hang On Easy Diffuser and then step back and bask in the soft glow of your lovely new light source. This was one of the earlier posts (c. 2006?) here on BLTD, and it’s nice to see that it remains such an easy and ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $134.00
Available from: Emmo Home

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Doodle Tablecloth

Don't go thinking this tablecloth is just for kids- it would be just as fun at a dinner party or outdoor cookout. After you scribble and scrawl your masterpiece or menu and your guests/family have had their fill of fabric markers, throw the tablecloth into the washer and you'll soon have a blank canvas for your next event. Pre-shrunk, 100% cotton cloth. Tablecloth made in Turkey. Pens made in China. 71" ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Origami Coffee Table

Hey, West Elm, hive five to you on this Origami coffee table. It's small enough to masquerade as a side table, which is great for those of us that like switching things up, yet it's the geometric base that steals the show. And, hey, if some of us decide to switch out the top to marble or, say, black soapstone, we'll have to high five ourselves (albeit awkwardly) for making ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: West Elm

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Friday Links

Maxing out Your Triangle "A Simpler, More Beautiful Weather App": WTHR Chocolate Mill by Wieki Somers The risk management strategies of bee hives Old + new: Starfall Farm / Invisible Studio Dear Photograph now has a book. tumblr: anambitiousprojectcollapsing Enjoy this last weekend of June! ...Read more

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Tokyo Lamp I & II

Who is this little guy and where did he come from? The Tokyo lamp is from Misewell, and, as said earlier, Misewell can do no wrong when it comes to furniture and accessories. Little lamps are great fits for smaller tables, and as you can see from the picture below, it would complement the Grain Desk quite nicely. The shade pivots and the neck can be adjusted to give the ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00 - 305.00
Available from: Misewell

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Droog File Organizer

Spending too much time searching for a particular book (or cd, if you still have them)? Alphabetize them first, then consider adding these organizers from Droog. Cross out the appropriate letter or number with a marker, then fold the paper to create a corner stand. See video from Droog below. Designer: Franz van Liempt Manufacturer: Droog Designs Material: paper Dimensions: Set of 30, 4.4" x 4.4" ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

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Poketo Draw Your Mind Journal

Just do what it says and you'll be fine. For any creative type, a place to jot down notes and sketches is essential; these blank journals are small enough to fit in a briefcase/bag and have a durable cover to protect the pages. Available in Black, Brown or Grey. Stitch bound. Thick and durable cover. Blank. 192 pages. 5.7″x 8.3″ (145X210 mm) ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Poketo

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Grain Desk

Misewell's new Grain Desk is right on par with the rest of their impressive collection. The Grain is made of locally harvested walnut and powder coated steel, and together these materials create just the right balance of tension and warmth. Also, take note of the 48" width: perfect for tight office nooks. Now available for pre-order. 24 x 48 x 30” 40 lbs Construction: Desk top + legs: solid, locally harvested walnut, handmade in Milwaukee. Frame: ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,775.00
Available from: Misewell

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Ikea Kvissle Home Office Series

A tidy office is a productive office, and with the new sleek Ikea Kvissle desktop series, you can organize all your supplies and stationery without breaking the bank. White steel and natural cork make up the unifying theme for this series, which include solutions for filing paper, stationery, pens/pencils, gadgets, books and magazines. If I only had to choose one it'd be the Desk Organizer, which is particularly striking. ...Read more

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