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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Wörther Shorty Lead Holder

This was a favorite find of mine during a recent visit to Hand Eye Supply. I swear by my trusty Staedler lead holder for fine lines and controlled precision, but I can't help but want to buy this Wörther Shorty for just the opposite reason; fast sketching and writing with big, fat strokes, compliments of its hefty 3mm soft lead. Available in plastic, natural aluminum, and maple. Prices range ...Read more

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Price: $14.00
Available from: Hand Eye Supply

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Personal Library Kit

$10 is well worth keeping track of all the comings and goings of your personal library... especially since certain friends need help remembering to return books that you thoughtfully lent them, and, well, sometimes it's easy to forget who you lent them to. Usually this kit is priced at $15, so you'll save just a little until it sells out. Personal Library Kit includes: - Date Stamp - Ink Pad - 20 self-adhesive ...Read more

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Price: $9.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Imperfect Black and Grey Pillows

Talk about minimal, these pillows are super simple in design and color scheme. The grey and black wool will not interfere with your sparse interior but they will certainly add to your comfort level. Choose between three designs: Imperfect Black Plus, Black square at Angle, and Imperfect Black X. 21" square. ...Read more

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Price: $235.00
Available from: Blackbird

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Balcon

If you have a few knickknacks that need a special spot to call their own, consider this Balcon by Inga Sempé. Its simple installation (turn the plate to screw it into the wall) will have you thinking you could make your own. Which you could, if you are the slightest bit handy. Design: Inga Sempé Brand: Moustache Material: beech wood, metal screw Size: 14 x 14 x 1,8 cm. ...Read more

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Price: €29.00
Available from: Store Without a Home

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Ribbon Tea-Kin

Have you heard of a 'tea-kin' or 'teakin'? It's sized between a napkin and tea towel, so you can use them for small spills in the kitchen or big mouths at the table. This ribbon design is especially eye-catching, as is the Antler (shown below) and both are also available in a cushion cover. Shown above: Ribbon Tea-Kin, $36.00 50×60cm Designed by pony rider ($36.00 AUD). Antler Tea-kin, $36.00 Antler and Ruby cushion ...Read more

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Price: $36.00
Available from: sang the bird

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Future Glass set

The colors of these sets remind one of the Spectra Vases, and, lo and behold, they're from the very same glassworks Holmegaard. Peter Svarrer designed the Future Glass set in 2000, and more than a decade later they look just as lovely on the table... or in a gift box perhaps? Choose between Rose + Yellow, Blue + Green, or Lavender + Aquamarine. Material: Mouth blown glass Volume: 8.5oz...Read more

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Price: $38.00
Available from: Horne

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Mirobolite Lamp

Let's start the day off with a semi-expensive floor lamp. The Mirobolite has obvious influences from an ordinary task lamp, yet with its multiple joints and color options it becomes slightly extraordinary. 'Slightly' because the black and raw version don't entirely blow your socks off, however, if you're a little more daring in your color scheme, you might prefer the multicolor, which doesn't hold back with its palette one bit. ...Read more

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Price: $825.00
Available from: HORNE

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President Block Set

Seeing that it's President's Day, it's only appropriate to share these patriotic beveled blocks. They feature the faces of forty-four U.S. Presidents, and with an oval office cube, together they form an American flag on one side. It should be noted that these shouldn't be just for kids, as there are few adults that could name all forty-four U.S. presidents. "Each cube presents a face, name, nickname, lifespan, ...Read more

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Price: $98.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Tea Sieve

Hmm, what do we have here? It's a tea sieve that doubles as a stirrer once your tea is brewed. While this does seem handy as it negates the need for a spoon, one wonders how difficult it might be to clean. (If you decide to purchase it, please share.) "Fill the sieve with your favorite loose leaf tea, brew and then push down to close the vents." Designer: Carl ...Read more

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Price: $42.00
Available from: HORNE

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2nd Shift Studio

2nd Shift Studio has a couple of seating options worth checking out, and while you're perusing their site, you'd do well to take a look at their collection of boxes made from reclaimed lumber. The stool (pictured below) has an interchangeable seat top (wood/cushion top) and is priced at $295. The bench features no hardware, instead acrylic rods secure the legs, and can be stacked to create shelving. Contact 2nd ...Read more

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Price: $295.00 and up
Available from: 2nd Shift Studio

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Francis Mirrors by Petite Friture

Just. Gorgeous. The Francis Mirrors by Petite Friture are a colorful re-interpretation of the vintage/distressed mirror. The worn-off reflective backing of such mirrors that would normally show through are filled in with chromatic pigments, taking on a water-color effect. Available in both wall and pocket size, in two colors. Specifications— Sizes: Pocket; 3 inch, Wall; 23.5 Material: Glass, aluminum, epoxy. Colors: Blue, Pink.  ...Read more

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Price: €495.00
Available from: Petite Friture

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Friday Links

How Companies Learn Your Secrets I'm planning on remodeling my kitchen to look like this. "The stupor of alcohol, like the haze of the early morning, makes it harder for us to ignore those unlikely thoughts and remote associations that are such important elements of the imagination." Why Being Sleepy and Drunk Are Great for Creativity Bonsai Architectures and Pebble-Infrastructures Finished Unfinished Oil-Paintings by Colin Chillag (via Design You Trust) ...Read more

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Matterial

If you're a pen and paper person, and you've not yet heard of Matterial (from MATTER design studio in Denver CO.), you might just be pleased as punch to discover their paper grids and layouts. Below are a few items that stood out (my absolute favorite being the sh*ttodo paper tablet). Shown above: Weekview desktop planner, $8.00 SHITTODO tear away index card tablet, $8.00 Thank You To, 10 cards, $10.00 GRIDTYPE, 50 pages, $24.00...Read more

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Price: $8.00 and up
Available from: Matterial

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