Spiro Mirror

If you've ever played around with a spirograph, you know where this mirror gets its name. Rubber cord creates the repeated line gestures on this mirrored stainless steel and gives texture and interest to its reflective surface. Available in 18" and 24" diameters with many different cord colors to choose from. Designer: Debra Folz Materials: Mirrored stainless steel, rubber cord. ...Read more

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Price: $399.00- 599.00
Available from: Debra Folz

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Tokyo Puzzle

Puzzles! Why does it seem that kids and older people are crazy about puzzles and most of us young-to-middle-aged folks dismiss them as a pleasant pastime? Perhaps because we see ourselves as too busy? Hmm. Time to fix that. Size: 50 x 50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 "), 500 pieces Warning! Choking Hazard: Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: nest

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Bottle Opener

Bottle openers should be sturdy things, and with this stainless steel option you'll have no worries about it opening up thousands of bottles in its lifetime. The 'thousands' value is intended to encompass the drinks of the many guests of parties and informal get-togethers you'll have, not the amount you'll imbibe on your sofa. $18.00 This minimal and elegant bottle opener is made from stainless steel. from Dutch company Brink. Dimensions: 4.4"...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: MOLECULE

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Knitted Yoga Ball

How about a little crazy thrown into your modern mix? There's a theory floating around that adding a little strangeness or 'ugly' to an interior makes it more interesting. Agree or disagree? Either way, this Knitted Yoga Ball is not a typical choice. At its core is a functional yoga ball, so you could use it for your stretch routines or as an extra seating option or footrest. Created by ...Read more

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Price: $395.00 - 440.00
Available from: Page Thirty Three

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Dent Pencils

Why would you pay $28 for three pencils? Good question. Maybe because each pencil "explores our primal desire for soothing haptic response and fulfills our need for tactile gratification." Does that sound about right? Snap each pencil out of its frame to use. Note: could be a good gift for someone that likes to sketch. CNC-milled. Designer: Tyler Yager School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2012 Aromatic Cedar + Graphite 6”L x 3” ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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milk stools by alissia melka-teichroew

You might know Alissia Melka-Teichroew for her acrylic rings or the Inside Out glassware from a while ago, and now you can add this off-kilter stool to her list of successes. Would you have guessed she was inspired by crooked slats in a picket fence? By combining the asymmetry of the fence with the irregularity of the old-fashioned one-legged milk stool, she arrived at this sturdy and expressive design. Material: ...Read more

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Price: $275.00
Available from: Unica Home

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National Flag Play Cards

Do you have a decent knowledge of the various flags of the world? Maybe you've been caught unawares a time or two (or ten), but that can all be fixed with this set of playing cards. 52 different flags are shown on the cards, so you can play your card game and learn at the same time. That's not all the flags, mind you, but it's a start; the CIA has ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: neo-utility

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Canteen Table Leg Set

Oh, what a predicament you're in when you only need table legs. We've posted a few trestle options, but this Canteen set might just be the best alternative to the straight forward (and somewhat boring) IKEA legs. No need for a bracing system, as the leg fixes directly to the tabletop. Choose from 7 available colors. Each box includes 4 legs. Designed by Very Good And Proper. 28" Height / 3.5" Width / 7.75" Deep ...Read more

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Price: $350.00
Available from: neo-utility

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Paint Pen

This is one of those no-brainer products that probably should have been invented a long time ago. When you finish painting a room, load up the Paint Pen and it will be in reserve for any quick touch-ups in the future.  Great for small apartments and condos where you can't afford the room to store paint cans. I haven't seen these in person, but it seems like these could be ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
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The Pup Crawl Lights-Up Leash

And you thought an illuminated collar was cool. With this Pup Crawl Lights-Up Dog Leash you can make sure your dog stays visible to cars and bikers on the road. The LED lights can be seen from both sides and it's made from reinforced nylon (appropriate for dogs up to 60 lbs.). With every sale, $3 goes directly to a partner animal organization. See below for more on The Pup Crawl's misson. ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: The Pup Crawl

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MUCU 2012 Wall Calendar

Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but it is September, which is fast approaching the need-to-get-a-new-calendar time. This calendar by MUCU is simple and elegant with enough space to write in notes for important dates. MUCU focuses on quality materials; each item is hand-finished by a skilled craftsman. Bound with woven multi-ply fine cotton that is strong and long lasting. 10" x 14"...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Vetted

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Lempi Glasses

Sometimes those cheap plastic cups just won't cut it at the dinner table. Upgrade to the Lempi (means 'favourite’ in Finnish) Glassware from Iittala. Use them for everyday water or for that special occasion wine; they'll fit every occasion. And, the major bonus, the Lempi is stackable to save space in your kitchen. If you'd rather a bit of color, check out the lilac, light blue, and grey. Manufacturer: Iittala ...Read more

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Price: $62.50
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Friday Links

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Beach Folding Chairs & Table

Don't despair, there's still a few good weeks of decent weather to enjoy. This set of folding chairs and table would be a great accompaniment to your outdoor activities; it even has a carrying bag to make transport a snap. Both the chairs and table are made of Ash hardwood with rust-proof stainless steel hardware and the fabric chair backs and bag are made from a reclaimed army tent. Open ...Read more

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Price: $495.00
Available from: Aether Apparel

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Chute Lightweight Bag

Sure, you have your reusable bags, but do they fold up as easy as this one? Simply pull the aluminum handle and the bag collapses neat and tidy to be stored away. This quick action is thanks to a paracord that runs through the bag and pulls the structure together. Carbon fiber tubes reinforce the bottom of the bag. Once the contents are compressed, they can be easily stowed inside ...Read more

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Price: $82.50
Available from: The Future Perfect

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