Tea for One

Apologies if you're not fond of tea, because I sure am (as you will know if you're a regular reader). Bodum brings us the Tea for One, a glass and tea strainer combined. The plastic filter sits inside the double walled glass, allowing your leaves to brew without escaping into the cup. Simply lift out the filter once the desired strength is reached and place it upon the lid/saucer. ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: SFMOMA Store

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Do you really know how active you are? Do you know how many flights of stairs you take each day or how many calories you burn? If not, that's where this little gadget comes into play. The Fitbit is a tracker that shows your real-time activity. Your full day's steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, all of it counted and logged, even your sleep (if you want). It's small enough ...Read more

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Price: $99.95
Available from: Fitbit

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Spin Stool, Colors

Simon posted the stackable Spin Stool by Swedese back in May, and now that it's available in a handful of fresh and lovely colors it'd be a shame not to shine a light on them again. Made from laminated ash veneer, the Spin Stool now comes in grey, yellow, pink, orange, and blue. Materials: Laminated Ash veneer. Dimensions: Dia 320 x H440mm Brand: Swedese Designer: Staffan Holm...Read more

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Price: £254.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

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Halo LED Belt

"Be Seen, Be Safe" is the motto for San Francisco-based upstart company Halo. Their Halo Belt is a multipurpose light-up LED safety belt, providing high visibility for any night time activity. The red, green, or blue lights operate in two modes; solid and flashing. The battery life lasts up to 75 hours using standard CR2025 batteries. Halo blew their Kickstarter goal out of the water, but if you act quick you ...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Friday Links

You Probably Have Too Much Stuff DVD Dead Drop by artist Aram Bartholl Russia's Pussy Riot protesters sentenced to two years Ridesharing for everyone: zimride and lyft Stephen Fry: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 18 “Baby Got Back” sung by the movies Artwork of Geoffrey Chadsey (via booooooom) The life and death of sports fans Have a very nice weekend. ...Read more

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Scamp Tables

Table bases like tennis hoppers? Sounds iffy but it sure looks good, especially with the copper and marble combinations. You have your choice of small, medium, and large, with three base finishes and two tops, so there's enough options to make sure it works with your room. Tops: • Smoke tempered glass • Honed marble Bases: • Copper - Copper plate on steel • Highlighter Yellow - powder-coated steel • White - powder-coated steel Scamp ...Read more

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Price: $179.00 - 499.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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If you like loose leaf tea, here's the cup for you. This teacup has tilted base with an inbuilt and removable strainer; brewing your tea simply involves tilting the cup away from the leaves when it has reached the correct strength. Available in Pure Black or Snow White. ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Leibal

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Stuff To Do and Great Ideas Notebooks

If you still rely on paper and pen/pencil to keep your thoughts in order, check out these little notebooks. Perfectly sized for a pocket or small bag, they'll keep your lists neat and tidy. Notebooks include STUFF TO DO, GREAT IDEAS, NOTE TO SELF, and STOCK UP, each $6.00. 3.25 × 5 inches; 50 sheets; matchbook-style cover with gold foil stamping Great Ideas, $6.00 ...Read more

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Price: $6.00
Available from: Knock Knock

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Flat Life Lamp and Clock

Another version of this Flat Life Lamp was available a couple of years ago (see 2010 post), but this Anglepoise-like image is a tad more sophisticated. Be sure to check out the Flat Life Clock (shown below) as well (how much do you wish it had an actual alarm function?). Available for pre-order. Approximate ship date: 10/25/2012 Designer: Finn Magee Material: PVC Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x .25 inches Flat Life Clock, $150.00...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: Areaware

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Trust Me Cufflinks

The current political atmosphere isn't the most friendly, so perhaps these wouldn't be appropriate to wear to work unless you're employed at either party's headquarters. Thoughts on another cufflink pairing: "Trust Me" and "I'm disappointed with politics" ("I'm disappointed with the current political atmosphere" wouldn't fit). Pair includes one cufflink that says "Trust Me" and the other, "I am a Republican" or "I am a Democrat". Approximately 3/4"W x 1/2"H ...Read more

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Price: $49.95
Available from: Gent Supply Co.

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mc&co Irregular Round Mirror

You see an irregular round mirror, which is sort of interesting, and then, as you step to the side, a punch of day-glow color from the recessed frame hits you in the face. That, my friend, raises the bar from sort-of-interesting to high-five-awesome. There's a few different options in colored glass as well as frames; take a look at mc&co for the full collection. mc&co day glow frame ...Read more

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Price: $900.00 - 1200.00
Available from: mc&co

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Ru Chair

This chair isn't new, in fact, it's been around for a couple of years, but for some reason we've missed featuring it. Designed by Shane Schneck for Hay, this chair has a cantilever design that allows for easy stacking. Perhaps more impressively, the lack of two front legs means the seat of the chair can be suspended on a table for easy floor cleaning (see image at designboom). A cross ...Read more

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Price: $295.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Yes, there are a ton of iPhone amplifiers out there. However, this eco-amp is different in that it is made from FSC Certified 100% Post Consumer paper and can be assembled/disassembled as needed. Think of it as an ultra simple and somewhat temporary option for increasing your iPhone's sound output. You can, of course, also recycle it when its lifespan is complete. eco-amp is designed and made in Los Angeles, ...Read more

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Price: $7.99
Available from: eco-made

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Discolo Fire Pit

As summer begins to change into fall, a fire pit for warming chilly hands and feet could be in the cards. AK47 has quite a few snazzy options, but they are all towards the higher end of the price spectrum (be prepared to spend around $1500+). One that especially stands out is the Discolo Fire Pit, which has a diameter of almost 4 feet. The base (sold separately) isn't necessary, but be ...Read more

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Price: $1,444.00
Available from: 2Modern

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Paravion Press

Send a story by mail with these short works printed by Paravion Press. Each title is the size of a postcard and includes an extra page for correspondence to the recipient. Each book is sold with its own envelope for shipping. And, if you happen to be south of Greece on the island of Santorini, drop by Atlantis Books and see Paravion Press in person. ...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: Paravion Press

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