Taavi and Gladys Lounge Chairs

These two ladies have quite the modern/minimal look. Designed by architect David Salmela, the Taavi and Gladys are two great seating options for outdoor areas, especially as both are made from recycled materials (Taavi contains 256 milk jugs and Gladys contains 328). Worried about the comfort level? Remember, sometimes seating is more about the angle and slope of recline than the amount of cushion. Taavi, $460.00 Gladys, $680.00 To see more, visit Loll Designs....Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $460.00 - 680.00
Available from: Loll Designs

View all from "FURNISHINGS" >>

 

Soji Containers

Whether you use these containers in the kitchen for storing tea leaves or elsewhere to corral odds and ends, you'll enjoy their beautiful Castor Aralia wood grain. Using one or two to organize those items you use often might bring a little bit more pleasure than storing those same items in a flimsy plastic alternative. Produced by Unomatudo and designed by Mute. Made from Castor Aralia wood coated with urethane. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $46.00 -78.00
Available from: MONOSQUARE

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>

 

Lightbook

Shine some light on your books with this small portable lamp. It slides under books (or rests on top) to provide a diffused light right where you need it. I'd say it's a tad too small for a proper task light, as you may note when checking the dimensions. Instead, consider it specifically for those dark bookshelves instead. Made of a lacquered-steel base, fabric shade, and red fabric cord. Requires ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Available from: MoMA Store

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>

 

BLTD + Lost Crates

If you haven't received your box from Lost Crates yet, stop reading now. Don't pay any attention to the pictures either. However, if you haven't signed up or find yourself still wondering if you should, check out this month's picks. First off, the SC1 & KW1 Keybrids! A key-plus-keyring all in one. Your key should fit either the SC1 or the KW1 blank. Next, The Heart Merit Badge from Disorderly Goods. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Lost Crates

View all from "Events and News" >>

 

ArchiBlox

Do you know a budding architect? Do you still enjoy playing around with building blocks? Either way, bookmark these building blocks of the achitectural classics. Each piece is magnetized to the base, allowing you to place blocks in whatever way you see fit. Pop Deluxe has both the ArchiBlox Chateau de Chambord and Neuschwanstein models (each $16.99), while Amazon has all three (specifically the Notre Dame model for $16.93). Handmade, sanded, and ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.99
Available from: Pop Deluxe

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>

 

Rubik Versus Minimalista

If you happen to be casually searching for a minimal console table, you might find a few that look almost identical. Case in point: these two consoles. Both have stainless steel bases with a walnut veneer top and both have similar dimensions; the only big difference is one has a price tag of $650 and the other $450. Can you spot which one's which? Rubik Console Table: 48"w x 32"h x 14"d ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00 - 650.00
Availability: Buy Rubik Versus Minimalista here

View all from "Console" >>

 

Paper-made Letter Opener

This looks more like a well crafted shiv than a letter opener, but rest assured its intent is for paperwork rather than protecting yourself in prison. But never mind all that, let's get to the more impressive feature: the blade of this letter opener is made from a "fusion of 100% post-consumer recycled paper and a water-based resin made from cashew nut shells." Paper + water + cashew shells = blade. Nice. The blade ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>

 

Geometric Birthday Card

Just think, some people pick up cards at the supermarket. Pfft. Not you, of course. You have more of discerning nature and require a card that shows your stylish restraint and superb taste, maybe a card along the lines of these geometric beauties. Choose the Oval or Cube shape in black or metallic gold; the recipient will find a debossed black or gold "Happy Birthday" inside. Textured envelope included. CUBE: 4.5 ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Available from: Poketo

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>

 

Askew Shelves

Do you need some sculptural storage? Of course you do, who doesn't? Debra Folz brings us these Askew shelves, which are, you guessed it, set askew to the wall. The drawer fronts are nicely crafted as to be almost invisible, and while it would cost quite a few pretty pennies to install several on a wall, it would look fantastic. Maybe settling for just one in an entry way (or ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Available from: Debra Folz Design

View all from "FURNISHINGS" >>

 

Monthly Sticky Note

For us visual planners, a small overview of the month is pretty necessary, and these sticky notes seem like they would accompany our weekly planner or notebook quite well. Each pad has 15 sheets showing an empty grid; quickly jot down the current month's dates and you'll have your calendar wherever you want it. (The price is almost negligible, so maybe you can add some other fun sticky notes to your ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $1.95
Available from: mochithings

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>

 

Poet Stool

This Poet Stool by Misewell might be a tad expensive, but goodness, once you take a look at the construction, you begin to understand why. The three legs are connected to the seat by mortise and tenon joints, which, if you're not aware, is both a simple and strong joint that needs to be cut exactly to specification. Steel connects each leg, further strengthening the structure and providing a perfect ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $620.00
Available from: Misewell

View all from "Barstools" >>

 

Leti Table Lamp

Here's another price increase: back in 2010, the Leti Lamp was $369 for the small 12.5"h size, and now it's $500. That's a score for the 'don't procrastinate' camp. For those of you in the 'save until you can afford' camp, you'll be saving a little longer for this all in one eco-sustainable desk lamp and bookend. Lacquered metal. Leti is available in two sizes and four color options. small: 9" w x 6" d ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00 - 760.00
Available from: Hive Modern

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>

 

Friday Links

Google's Versailles 3D Take the ‘Happiness Experiment’ Martín Azúa's Basic House. "A basic inhabitable volume; foldable, inflatable and reversible." Watch Curiosity's Landing! Aug 5, 10:31pm Pacific, Aug 6, 2012 1:31am Eastern Beat the heat with a Tank Pool (check out the solar powered filter too) (via Brick House) What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball? (via kottke) Gorillas Seen Dismantling Deadly Poacher Traps Dynamic VHS Tape Installations by ...Read more

View all from "FEATURES" >>

 

tld desk

This desk brings to mind the Primary Desk by Nathan Yong, doesn't it? There's a vast difference in pricing/materials/craftsmanship, of course, but they share the same idea of a small upper storage shelf. This desk by designer Jannis Ellenberger has hook-on storage: one white powdercoated shelf and lidded drawer that hang at any point along the ledge. (And, at $399 you definitely will save some serious cash compared to ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: CB2

View all from "Desk/Work" >>

 

Solarlink Radio

Can you think of a few situations where you might need one of these? Every time I see a wind up radio I think of 28 Days Later, and then quickly replace the thought with how handy it would be for particularly stormy days or camping. "Included in the 2010 National Design Triennial, the Solarlink radio can be powered by the sun, a crank, three AA batteries, or a by DC power ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

View all from "ACCESSORIES" >>