Now, don't get too excited, this isn't the sort of thing you'd carry around in your pocket. It's a bit big for that, unless you've huge pockets, and it's probably more suited for your bag than carrying it around in its nylon carrying case on your belt loop (or maybe you can pull that look off, who knows). The Multi-Tool has "a hammer, adjustable wrench, pliers, wire cutter, file, blades, ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Cork Tray

It's a cork tray. You might think it's a little ho-hum/boring, but I'd wager a guess it would be entirely useful when it comes to shuttling things back and forth from the kitchen to table (or sofa, if that's your preferred spot). Cork is renewable and recyclable, as you know, but the main function here is that it would keep your cups of tea/biscuits/etc. from sliding around ...Read more

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Price: $29.95
Available from: YLiving

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Too beautiful to hide hot water bottle

Yup, that's right, it's a hot water bottle. The outer lining is covered in soft flocking, which makes it your best huggable friend when you're feeling under the weather. However, such stylish comfort isn't cheap; you'll be parting with $90 for this hot water bottle. Designer: Wendy Legro Material: ABS, PVC with flock outer lining Manufacturer: Droog Design You may also purchase the Too beautiful to hide hot water bottle directly ...Read more

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Price: $90.00
Available from: moss

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Alarm Dock, Color

The Alarm dock by Jonas Damon is now available in all sorts of bright hues: blue, green, orange, pink, red, and yellow. Don't worry, though, there's still the original in beech wood ($40) as well as the black and white versions. You'll have to be patient for the color options, as the approximate ship date is early July. Designer: Jonas Damon Material: Resin and Marble Dimensions: 6.75 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Areaware

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My Teapot, My Mug

If you're fond of bright colors and tea time, take a look at this set from Jansen+Co. There's three different color options for the teapots and eight options for the XL mug, so you'll have to do some deciding as to what combination works best for you. All pieces are hand finished and dishwasher and microwave safe. Teapot, 6" h x 5.3" dia., $64.00 Mug, 2.7" h x 3" dia., $15.00 Material: Ceramic ...Read more

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Price: $15.00 - 64.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Marco Outdoor Poufs

A pouf made for outdoors? Yes, please. It's weather-proof, so let the elements have their way (within reason) with this footrest. It could also double as an extra seating option when you have a few extra people over. Material Detail: 100% Sunbrella acrylic weave Marco 24"sq Outdoor Pouf, $299.00 Dimensions: 24"w 24"d 17"h Marco 24"r Outdoor Pouf, $299.00 Dimensions: 24" round 17"h...Read more

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Price: $299.00
Available from: Room&Board

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Kitchen Remodel

If you've never completed a kitchen remodel, you and I had something in common 7 weeks ago. Fast forward to last week, to my mostly new kitchen (shown above) which sports white shiny cabinets, an almost white Silestone countertop and an off white porcelain backsplash. White, white, white. If you're curious as to how the project progressed, you'll find more pictures and commentary below. The 'before' photo. There wasn't anything wrong ...Read more

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Short Order Designer Notepads

Here's a clever way to take notes on your design projects. These notepads feature plenty of room for initial project notes in a very familiar layout. This would be a great gift for any designer, so you might want to bookmark it for future reference. $1.00 from each pad sold also goes to NAMI to help fight the stigma of mental illness. ...Read more

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Price: $7.00
Available from: Oreste Graphic Design

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Kikkerland Chill Pill

A handy and decorative light arrives in pill form with the Kikkerland's Chill Pill light. A twist of the capsule provides an inviting, ambient glow which can be brought to any room in your house. It's also self-balancing so it will always be standing right side up. Chill Pill is available in blue or black. Details: Dimensions: 3.54" H x 3.14" W x 9.84" D Color: Black and white. Material: Plastic Runs on 3 ...Read more

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Price: $5.00
Available from: AllModern

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Adaptable Table

Update: $499, down from $1,200.00. Some of the color options are sold out, but you're saving $500 (at DWR, no less), so you can't complain too much. Well, the more persnickety among us will be thrilled to learn that this table has multiple color configurations. That's right, you can mix materials as you wish. Do you want a white top with oak legs? An all grey table? All black? A white table with ...Read more

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Price: $499.00 (sale price)

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Available from: DWR

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Dwell Studio Facet Rug

Finding the perfect rug is a difficult task, no matter what your budget might be. Color, pattern, size, and quality are all factors in the decision making process and compromise is often necessary to avoid living with bare floors for months on end. Now, this Facet Rug ticks the pattern box, as facets are excellent paired with all sorts of styles, and is available in three color options, all well ...Read more

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Price: $495.00 - 935.00
Available from: Dwell Studio

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Nasty Clamp

Take a Joby Gorillapod and mate it with a spring clamp and you'll have the Nasty Clamp, a handy clamp-anywhere, infinitely adjustable tripod. The flexible arm can also be extended by adding additional lengths available in the accessories store. They're admittedly not pretty to look at it, but can be absolute life-savers while on a shoot. Nasty. ...Read more

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Price: $44.00
Available from: Nasty Clamps

Source: The Awesomer

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Friday Links

Carved Tires by Wim Delvoye via visualtherapyonline If Maurice Sendak had drawn The Avengers... Second-hand furniture: Furnishlyst How to pronounce Hard-To-Pronounce Brand Names via @bookofjoe A free app for the complete works of Shakespeare by Readdle, also via @bookofjoe I wouldn't recommend doing all of these, but it wouldn't hurt to do a few: Art Assignments from Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment via @...Read more

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Reclaimed Wood Bench

Shall we show a little Etsy love today? If you're looking for bench, and a reclaimed wood one at that, you need to head on over to the Etsy shop of Dylan Design Company. This 7 ft. bench above is $300, and is made from reclaimed old growth pine (salvaged from old buildings in downtown Baltimore, MD) and solid steel. There's a few 4', 5', and a 6' bench as well. The ...Read more

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Price: $305.00
Available from: Dylan Design Company's Etsy Shop

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Clear Glass Beakers

Beakers: receptacle for flowers or just a decorative item to make you look interesting? Actually, the whole I'm-influenced-by-science-and-taxidermy trend has sort of come and gone (though it could be argued that abc home carries them is proof to the contrary), so you're most likely in safe territory to add a few to your collection without getting the icky 'trendy' label. Not that we care about such things, of course. 1000 ml 10...Read more

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Price: $48.00 - 60.00
Available from: abc home

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