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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eco-amp

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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Roll Up Picnic Blanket

Have you noticed that summer is almost over? If you don't already own a picnic blanket, consider this one from fruitsuper design. It's made from a double-sided, water-repellent fabric and has a shoulder strap with snaps to make rolling it up and carrying it around a breeze. There's also the added bonus of wind-resistant corners (a small but nice detail). Might be a great choice for a backyard get together, ...Read more

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Price: $98.00
Available from: fruitsuper design

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Iittala Tools Pots and Pans

What do you do when you're serious about beautiful product design and have some money to burn in the kitchen? You snap up the Tools collection by Iittala, that's what. Each piece features oversized handles and is made of stainless steel and aluminium. Prices of each piece below. Manufacturer: Iittala Design: Björn Dahlström, 1998 Tools casserole 8,0 L, $405.00 Tools casserole 5,0 L, $365.00 Tools casserole 4,0 L, $318.00 Tools casserole 3,0 L, $297.00 Tools saucepan 3,0 L, $293.00 ...Read more

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Price: $136.00 - 405.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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100% Grade A Cheese Board

How about a nice slice of Swiss to show off your cheese spread? A composite of acrylic resin and powdered bauxite means the material is similar to marble, so think about chilling it ahead of time to keep your cheeses fresh on the table. If you look closely, you'll see that one hole goes all the way through for easy hanging. And there's no worries about bacteria or odors as ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: PLANT

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Pill Terrarium

Need a mid-sized terrarium? This modern pill-shaped terrarium by Chive will blend easily with modern interiors. It's a pretty decent size as well: 14" high by 9" diameter. If you're fond of small pod-like vases and such, be sure to check out Chive's other offerings. Dimensions: 9" D X 14" H By Chive. Also available at YLiving....Read more

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Price: $145.00
Available from: Chive

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Friday Links

Just in case you haven't looked at it in a while: Unhappy Hipsters. Annandale House by CO-AP. Listen to articles with SoundGecko, a text-to-audio transcribing service. via @brainpicker It's okay not to like certain art: Remembering Robert Hughes, the Art Critic Who Took No Prisoners. Looks promising: At The Pool. via Netted Four Sisters Recreate Their Childhood Photos. via thisisnthappiness Over 5000 people in 6 different regions used 1.8 million LEGOs used to ...Read more

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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

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Price: $460.00 - 680.00
Available from: Loll Designs

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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

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Price: $46.00 -78.00
Available from: MONOSQUARE

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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

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Price: $175.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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