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Geo Stands

Geo Stands
Sure, you could use these solid brass stands as paperweights or placeholders, but why not have them out all the time as photo holders? It might encourage you to switch out photos more often, as there's no fumbling about with picture frames. Buy them as a set ($60), or individually ($22 each). Materials: Solid brass. Brushed finish. Dimensions: ~1.25″H...Read more

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Price: $70.00
Available from: Yield Design Co.

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Friday Links

Friday Links
World Bicycle Relief: mobilizing people through the power of bicycles "The Stratus A1 mobile storage unit is designed for the cloud-enabled knowledge worker..." yet I think I could use one beside my desk at home. Yes/No? Knock: Knock you phone to unlock your computer Brainspace: just launched this week and it looks very promising. HYVE: a modular system over on Kickstarter Christoph Gielen's aerial photography "The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation...Read more

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Reflect Sideboard, Small

Reflect Sideboard, Small
Perhaps you were fond of the undulating front of the Reflect Sideboard, but you pinned your hopes on a smaller version. Lucky you, those hopes have materialized into the little brother/sister version you see above. Measuring in at 41.3" wide, this Small Reflect Sideboard will be able to fit into those not-so-large nooks that its bigger sibling simply can't, and will provide you with storage space and Scandinavian style all...Read more

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Price: $2,900.00
Available from: YLiving

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Kaktus Stool

Kaktus Stool
Lightweight yet strong, this sturdy aluminum stool can be used indoors or out. Use it as a stool or side table, or, flip it over and it becomes a basket for logs, toys, towels, or whatever else you can think of. Made from 100% recycled aluminum, the Kaktus was inspired by the fibrous skeleton of the Staghorn Cholla cactus. Designed by Enrico Bressan, architect and co-founder of Artecnica. Designer: Enrico...Read more

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Price: $290.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Aecraft Peak Laptop Cover

Aecraft Peak Laptop Cover
Here's a case with a leather cover that integrates a small stand for your laptop. So what? Well, pivoting your screen at an angle helps your wrists be more comfortable and just might improve your posture (sit up straight!). Oh, and, of course, it looks pretty sleek with its "100% imported natural South African Merino wool felt and premium Norwegian vegetable-tanned leather" as well, and has an easy snap-shut closure...Read more

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Price: $205.00
Available from: Leibal

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Belle Soiree Pendant Light

Belle Soiree Pendant Light
Lovely, aren't they? Don't get too attached if you're on a tight budget, but if you've a healthy allotment for pendant lights, then add these blown borosilicate glass lights to your list. Utilizing direct and reflected light, these pendants are wonderfully elegant; they'll not steal the show, yet will withstand any manner of fads and changes to your home's color scheme. There's also a Floor Lamp, Wall Light, and Table...Read more

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Price: $1,080.00
Available from: YLighting

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Runbell

Runbell
You know how frustrating it is to be running along a crowded pathway, dodging pedestrians who have little clue you are running super fast (and looking good while doing so, I might add) and about to overtake them? Yeah, you could shout out 'On your right!' or 'On your left!' every single time, or you could have this Runbell to pleasantly alert those in front of you. Ding ding! Take...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Alex Building System

Alex Building System
What's the deal with this jumble of junctions and thumb screws? It's the Alex Building System, and you're going to have a lot of fun if you like putting things together with your own two hands, no tools needed. Various junctions can be tightened with the thumb screws onto wood sections to create anything your brain can dream up; coffee tables, consoles, side tables, shelving systems, etc. And, man, talk...Read more

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Price: $17.50 and up
Available from: Nine Stories Limited Editions

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Credit Card Multi Tool

Credit Card Multi Tool
Do you need a Credit Card Multi Tool thingamajig? That answer is probably 'heck, yeah' if your bag or pocket is missing a bottle opener, package opener, screwdriver, can opener, ruler, wrench, butterfly screw wrench, auxiliary wrench, and/or a direction indicator, and this little tool has all of those with a key chain hole, of course. You won't think you need any one of those things until you do, at...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Poketo

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Perpetual Wall Calendar by Dan Reisinger

Perpetual Wall Calendar by Dan Reisinger
Here's a perpetual calendar that offers you endless combinations of color compositions. Switch the day, month, and date each day, and, as your schedule permits, switch the six reversible PVC sheets around to make interesting color plays. The designer part of you will be happy discovering new combinations as the days tick by. From Israeli designer Dan Reisinger (1987 was the design year, can you believe it?). Available from the...Read more

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Price: $78.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Gridy Fungi Shelf

Gridy Fungi Shelf
Don't be put off by the 'Fungi' word in the title of these Gridy Fungi Shelves, it serves merely as a reminder that they were inspired by the shelf fungus that grows horizontally out of trees in the woods and forests. Three different sizes will fit wherever you might need them. Think of a few in the hallway for display of certain special keepsakes, a couple in the kitchen for...Read more

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Price: $40.00 - 100.00
Available from: Leibal

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Kebo Bottle Opener

Kebo Bottle Opener
If you're opening a bottle, you should probably have both hands on board, but we'll make one small exception for this bottle opener. Now your other hand can be free to wave at your friends, show off your other bicep, your amazing coordination skills (juggling?), or maybe even get two Kebo Bottle Openers so you'll look like a cowboy bartender with his/her Six Shooters. That's my vote. Rush Dixon, the...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Annex Marble Coffee and Side Tables

Annex Marble Coffee and Side Tables
Maybe you're semi-impressed with these marble tables by NYC designer Joe Doucet, but you'll be all-the-way impressed once you see how they fit together. Made from slabs of hand-honed marble, the tops and legs are held together only by gravity. Take a look at the flat, disassembled views to see the design clearly. Each table is a signed and numbered edition commissioned by the Shop at The Cooper-Hewitt National Design...Read more

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Price: $2,650.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Shop

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Berra Card Stand

Berra Card Stand
The name might refer to a landslide on a Swiss mountain, but you can appreciate gravity on a smaller and safer scale with this card stand that keeps your papers organized. Wooden counterweights loosely set on a sloped base will hold your papers or cards upright where you may enjoy them- or keep them handy for reference- and the Japanese oak will look fine on any desktop surface. Designer: ECAL...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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Egg Carton Pendants

Egg Carton Pendants
These small pendant lights are made of recycled cardboard egg cartons, and that's good news in itself, but it also means the cost is very affordable at $48 each. Mix the three different styles for an eclectic feel above a small dining table or bar or stick with just one in a special spot, either way you can feel good about supporting sustainable practices within the lighting marketplace. Shown above:...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Michele Varian

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