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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Trine Bench-Valet

Update: Does 50% off sweeten the deal? This is on sale for $149 from $299 (I'm assuming until quantities last). The whole bench/valet idea has seen a few iterations in the last few years, but this version is perhaps the most affordable. A solid ash frame and white lacquer gives a light look while the vertical post provides a spot for hats, bags, jackets or clothes. Might be perfect for an entryway ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2

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Fire Extinguisher Pendant Lamps

As you've ascertained from the title, these lamps are made from spent fire extinguisher canisters. By using either the top or bottom of the canister the shape is cylindrical or rounded, and each one is hand painted with a slight black/grey effect. Not a bad way to make use of an otherwise discarded item, and it certainly lends itself to a nice 'guess what this used to be' discussion ...Read more

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Price: $70.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Twig Pod

This pointy footed monopod will assist you on your outdoor travels. It collapses down to 8" and works just like a tent rod with a bungee tension line so you can assemble it in a snap. A ball-head mount allows for vertical or horizontal (or whatever angle) shots. It's intended for compact cameras (fits standard tripod thread ), so you pros with DSLRs are out of luck. Made from heat treated aluminum. 28" ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Photojojo

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Lilac Screen

This bamboo room screen is a good option for when you need to create a little privacy for a certain area or camouflage a bad view without blocking out all the light. And, yes, it's not cheap, but it's a little less than some of the others on the market these days (namely the Ricci Room Divider at $749). Design by Greenington. Material(s): 100% Moso bamboo Dimensions: 72" H X 82.75" W...Read more

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Price: $569.00
Available from: YLiving

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Grip-Tray Serving Tray

This tray is serious about keeping things right where you want. It features a high-grip surface of smooth rubber studs (top and underside) so that your plates, glasses, and cutlery all make it safely from the kitchen to table and back. Available in two sizes and four different colors. By Joseph Joseph. Color: Black, Green, Pink, or White. Size: Large or Small....Read more

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Price: $20.00 - 25.00
Available from: Lumens

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Pipe Candle Holder

Danish designer Pernille Vea based this candle holder on a 6th century Viking design she saw in the National Museum. It's rudimentary, for sure, yet it's also quite handy as outdoor lighting as you could hammer or spike them into trees, the ground, the table, etc. (just make sure if it's your table you're all right with a few holes). See Danish designer Pernille Vea talk about the design in ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: A+R store

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Seat Cushions by Grain de couleur

Ooo, more eye trickery, and this time it benefits our derrière. Grain de Couleur specializes in digital printing on fabric, and as you can see here, they've created these seat cushions that have the look of other various materials, front and back. They are a bit on the smallish (and poofy) side, so take note of the size before buying a full set for a dining chair makeover. Paille ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Yellow Velvet

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Owly Shadow Puppets Valentines

What an appropriate valentine, eh? I ran across the work of Andrea Everman the other day, and man-oh-man, are there some gems. Namely, her shadow puppets (shadow puppets!) but also her valentines and a little nightlight that says 'love you'. Cute, cute, cute. See below for pics and prices. Robot Moonscape, $35.00 Andrea Everman also has a lesson plan available on her website for shadow puppetry, fyi. You Had Me at ...Read more

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Price: $9.00 and up
Available from: Owly Shadow Puppets

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Covet Desk

A glass top desk often appears sharp and sleek, but most lack drawers which can be a little annoying when it comes to desk miscellany. This desk has a drawer plus a storage solution built into its frame which solves that 'where-do-I-put-my-paperclips-and-files' question without sacrificing the clean look of a glass work surface. Available in Oak or Walnut. Design by Shin Azumi. By Case Furniture. Material(s): Oak, walnut Dimensions: 58.25" ...Read more

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Price: $1500.00
Available from: YLiving

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