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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Pearson Clip Lamp

This is not your humble clamp light ($9), as you can tell from the price. David Weeks has designed this clip lamp for DWR, and, as expected, it features his signature asymmetric shade along with rubber-padded clamp rings for stability. Now, is it worth the $256 price difference? As usual, that is entirely up to you. Designed by David Weeks For Design Within Reach. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum; chromed steel; solid beech wood. ...Read more

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Price: $265.00

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Available from: DWR

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Eco A5 Notebook

The cover shows the contents; the exterior design is the same on the interior pages (except the pages are offwhite). Choose between the Lined or Grid cover, or choose both if you are in need of an extra notebook. FYI: This notebook fits the Notefolio perfectly. Heavy chipboard cover. A5 size: 5.8×8.3″ (148 x 210 mm). 80 pages. Recycled Paper. Soy Ink. ...Read more

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Price: $8.00
Available from: Poketo

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Rosenthal Sugar and Creamer

Do you have a proper sugar and creamer set? Not the end of the world if you don't, of course, but it's something to consider if you use sugar and cream/milk consistently in your coffee or tea. It lends an air of civility, sure, but there's something about enjoying the small pleasures and ceremonies of daily life and taking care to surround yourself with things that are both useful ...Read more

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Price: $32.00 - 82.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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JACK Table Legs

Table legs sold separately are always a good bet as you're able to change out the surface to whatever suits your fancy. Plywood, wood, stone, glass, you name it, you can alter your desk/work top to whatever you want. These JACK table legs were named after the game jacks (reference there for you young things that have no idea) and will look excellent with whichever table top you prefer. ...Read more

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Price: $POR
Available from: Lerival

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Pedrera Floor Lamp

If you love/admire/dream about the Pedrera Floor Lamp (previously written about here: PD2 Floor Lamp), today is your day. As in, the day where everything lines up perfectly and you get a steal of a deal: 40% off. It's actually 40% off all of MoMA Store's spring 'must haves' but we don't care about that, we just care about the Pedrera, for today only, with a cost of $495. Be sure ...Read more

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Price: $495.00 (today only)
Available from: MoMA Store

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Organic Tote Bags

Time to feature some totes again, especially as SFMOMA has a couple of good ones from FluffyCo. You've heard time and time again that totes are great alternatives to those icky plastic bags, so if you don't have one you're a bad person. Not really, of course, but carrying around a tote does make you a better person, at least according to the people at the local health food store. ...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: SFMOMA

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