Q&A a Day Journal

Ever wonder how you change each year? This journal will show you just what you were thinking for five years of your life. With quesitons at the top of date page, fill in your answer each day and when you're finished, you simply start over. As years go by, you'll be able to see how your answers change or remain the same. "With questions that are sometimes provocative (On a ...Read more

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Price: $16.99
Available from: Blackbird

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Grado Wall or Stake Thermometer

On this first day of spring, perhaps you will consider an outdoor thermometer. Sure, some/most of us rely on our smart phones to tell us the weather, but there's something exceptionally nice about just looking out the window and knowing what to expect when we step outside. Available in a wall-mounted window thermometer ($43.79) as well as standing thermometer with stake ($81.39). Wall-mounting window thermometer (Fahrenheit) in stainless steel, plastic, acrylic. ...Read more

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Price: $43.79
Available from: Emmo Home

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Dip-Dyed Baguette Boards

Who knew adding a little milk paint to a plain serving board would make it so much better? The folks that made these, that's who. A little stripe action and suddenly the serving board lives on the wall instead of in a cabinet. Made from Pennsylvania sycamore. - Sycamore, milk paint - Finished with food-safe mineral oil - Hand wash - USA Large, $198.00 Medium, $128.00 Small, $108.00...Read more

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Price: $108.00 - 198.00
Available from: Terrain

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PD4 ABC Table Lamp

This lamp has long been on my wish list, and surprisingly, it's actually somewhat affordable. To share a bit of its history, the PD4 lamp was originally designed by Barba Corsini in 1955 for the loft space within Antonio Gaudi's famous building "La Pedrera", also known as Casa Milà, in Barcelona. To learn more, see the video below. There's also a floor lamp version, which is equally desirable, (PD2 Floor Lamp) ...Read more

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Price: $279.00
Available from: Horne

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Big Idea Adhesive Notes

If you buy it, they will come... if you're lucky. Be ready to jot down your 'comments/thoughts/ideas/stuff' and the 'tasks/to do' associated with the next great idea on this specific pad of notes. 50 notes per pad, set of three pads. dimensions: 4 x 5-7/8”...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: russell+hazel

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Sculptural Cork Container

Seeing as it's about time to get out the garden tools, these cork containers could be something to add to your shopping list. Potted plants are oh-so-necessary for small patios and balconies, not to mention the indoor territory, but it's often hard to find pots that fit within the modern aesthetic... that don't cost an arm and a leg, that is. Now, if you should choose these cork containers, you'd ...Read more

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Price: $60.00 - 275.00
Available from: Bitters Co.

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Friday Links

Wired: Watch a Live Feed of Tonight’s Northern Lights PaperKarma allows you to take photos of the junk mail you wish to stop. Sounds very promising, doesn't it?(via Unconsumption) Dwell: LEGO® Modern Home Design Competition There's some lovely wood items/furniture at this shop: woodindesign.com After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses via @Pogue When this cradle is no longer needed it can be sawn in half ...Read more

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Saint Patrick’s Day Picks

In light of tomorrow's Saint Patrick's Day, here are a few green items to feast your eyes upon. 1. Pablo Link Task Lamp, $323.00 2. Go-cart Camo Table-Media Cart, $159.00 3. Washing-up bowl and brush, $87.50 4. Algues, 25 pieces, $105.00 5. Arrow Hanger, $45.00 6. Hee Lounge Chair, $296.00 7. Collapsible Funnel, $30.00 8. Radio Solar Crank, $34.00 9. Dustpan and broom, $32.00...Read more

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J107 chair

Are three legs better than four? Sometimes, and especially when it's the J107 chair designed by Poul M. Volther. The J107 is part of Hay’s 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society. Available in black, coral, grey, natural, or white. Manufacturer: Hay Design: Poul M. Volther Size: Depth 45 cm, width 45 cm, seat height 44,5 cm, height 77 cm Material: Solid beech ...Read more

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Price: $225.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Reminder Rings

Always forgetting to pay the bills or call your mom (or 'mum')? These rings will stay on your finger longer than a piece of string, and they spell out exactly what needs doing. They're made from stretchy silicone, like the various bracelets that some people wear, and the set includes these inscriptions: Take Pills, Call Mum, Buy Gift, Return Book and Pay Bills. (It should be noted that it's probably ...Read more

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Price: CAD19.00
Available from: Up To You

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Panamericana Chair

This chair probably isn't new to your eyes, as there are several versions floating all around this side of the world. Industry Of All Nations has combined the many versions into one "hybrid conclusion" and called it the Panamericana chair, named after the Panamericana road, of course. Made from teak wood, the chair can be used indoors or out with low maintenance, and they fold for easy transport or storage. ...Read more

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Price: $265.00
Available from: Industry Of All Nations

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Eau Good Water Bottle

Here's yet another water bottle for your consideration. The Eau Good Water Bottle features a stick of 'Binchotan' active charcoal which purifies tap water for up to 6 months. The bottle is made from BPA-free plastic and has an indent to keep the charcoal in place (smart) while a cork stopper keeps the water fresh. There's also a carry tag for convenience. There's a short video below so you can see ...Read more

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Price: £14.95
Available from: Utility Design

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Tiffin Lunch Kit

Tiffin kits are a preferable way to transport one's meal from home to work (or picnic), but this particular kit is all the more desirable for its natural materials. Similar to bento boxes and other tiffins, the durable ceramic bowls stack on top of each other and are held together with a cloth elastic strap. The cork top seal may also be used as a plate, so, as you unfold ...Read more

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Price: $65.00
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Source: room 2046

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Muji Lego Paper Toys

To most people, trying to improve the LEGO block would be like reinventing the wheel, but leave it to the designers over at Muji to not leave well enough alone and come up with a very creative toy series that combine the snap-together blocks with paper. Each of the six play sets includes a collection of LEGO bricks, paper, and instructions to construct example models. A specially designed hole puncher ...Read more

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Price: $14.50
Available from: MUJI

Source: Design Boom

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Techno Plates

Whoa, check out these lookers. Bold patterns with a punch of color now and then is just what a ho-hum tabletop needs, and these hi-gloss porcelain plates will mix and match well with a plain white service. Of course, even if you decide to go crazy and get a whole set, you still won't break the bank, as each plate is just under 4 bucks. Twice-fired porcelain with dip glaze Dishwasher- ...Read more

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Price: $3.95
Available from: CB2

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