Organic Tote Bags

Time to feature some totes again, especially as SFMOMA has a couple of good ones from FluffyCo. You've heard time and time again that totes are great alternatives to those icky plastic bags, so if you don't have one you're a bad person. Not really, of course, but carrying around a tote does make you a better person, at least according to the people at the local health food store. ...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: SFMOMA

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ARKCANARY II

Don't get too excited, it's not a modern day earhorn for your less-than-great hearing (though I suppose you could try it out to see if it works), it's an analog acoustic speaker for the iPhone 4. You know all about acoustic speakers, as we've posted several, but this pint sized version seems all the more charming because of its size (and because it looks like an earhorn). Manufacturer: ARKWHAT Material: PVC ...Read more

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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Cuppow Mason Jar Lid

Yeah I know, canning jars are extremely trendy right now, even more than the actual canning process. I'm drinking out of one in a coffee shop at this exact moment. But beyond fashion, they are simple and robust in their design, perfect for drinking glasses. However, the open top proves to be unwieldy when on-the-go. Cue the Cuppow, a plastic drinking lid designed to convert any mason jar into a ...Read more

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Price: $7.99
Available from: Cuppow

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Vertical 6 month

Remember the Vertical Calendar? Those of you that didn't order one in January are now in luck- MAKE Collaboration is offering a 6 Month Vertical. Remember, you can also add your own important dates onto the calendar if you'd like a personalized version ($23.99). Original, $13.99 Original and magnet tacks, $17.99 Personalized, $23.99 Personalized and magnet tacks, $27.99 12 inches by 36 inches each....Read more

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Price: $13.99
Available from: MAKE Collaboration

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The Backyard House

If you've not seen Megan Lea's Backyard House, you're in for a treat. Intended as an extra space for an office or as a guest room, the 154 square foot house was built in a small corner of her vegetable garden in less than six months using salvaged barn lumber and a salvaged copper roof. Natural plaster walls and a wood stove keep it cozy while a small loft provides extra ...Read more

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YMSK Triangle Clips

If you think the standard paper or binder clip cannot be improved, think again. Yamsaki Design Works has made a simple revision in shape that improves the function of a paperclip. The triangle clips lay flat, thus keeping a low profile when holding papers together, and leave the paper unwarped when slipped off. Small changes, sure, but small details sometimes make a big difference. Pack of 25 clips. Stainless steel. Made ...Read more

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Price: $12.50
Available from: MUHS HOME

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Sbriciola Bread Cutting Board

Corral bread crumbs easily with this cutting board from Alessi. As you slice bread, crumbs fall between the slats into the tray below, which then pulls out for quick cleaning. Designed by Anna and Gian Franco Gasparini, the very same couple who designed the Milky Way Minor Cheese Knife Set. If you know someone serious about their bread and cheese, you might consider either (or both, if you're feeling generous) ...Read more

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Price: $112.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Friday Links

Thanks to Ambience Hardwood Flooring for sponsoring us this week. Forbes: What's the biggest injustice involved in denying same-sex marriage? Taxes. Embroidery Graffiti with Sarah Greaves via @core77 Orangutans at Miami zoo use iPads to communicate via @designrelated Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel (4.28 min video) Double Garage Converted to Contemporary Home Mm-hmm. If you think a water bag is An Eco Friendly, Safe Way to Repel Flies, ...Read more

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Cafino Coffee Maker

No filter bag needed for this coffee maker. The Cafino has a double stainless steel mesh sieve that fits into a heat resistant borosilicate glass cylinder. Simply place your ground coffee beans into the sieve, pour boiled water, and voilà, you have coffee. It's quite similar to the metal Kone Coffee Filter used with the Chemex Coffeemaker, yet in a more familiar coffee press silhouette. -Ecologically friendly coffee maker uses ...Read more

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Price: $165.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Help Remedies

Help® has added a couple of new products to their online store. If you're not familiar with the company, let's just say this: their solutions are made with a single active ingredient, the drugs are not dyed or coated, and each drug is labeled clearly for the specific symtom so everyone understands exactly what they are taking and why. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? And definitely in stark contrast to ...Read more

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Price: $4.00
Available from: Help®

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AIRbudz

Can you guess what this is from the photo above? If your guess had anything to do with earbuds, you're right. AIRbudz is an earbud attachement that allows you to hear ambient noise while you're listening to music. When you're out walking or running, certain noises can alert you to potential safety hazards (like bikes, cars, buses) and unfortunately your regular headphones muffle, if not completely silence, those sounds that ...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Cord Lounge Chair

You've seen the various string chairs (the Acapulco Chair, for instance), but check out this lounge chair from Ilan Dei Studio. Doesn't it look 'designer-y', and by that I mean, pretty expensive? Compared to the woven Tropicalia Lounge Chair by Patricia Urquiola for $4,410, it sure seems like a good price at $799. Handmade in Los Angeles. Materials: Vinyl Cording, Powder-coated Steel Tubing Dimensions: 34”W x 21”D x 34-1/2”H; seat height: 13" ...Read more

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Price: $799.00
Available from: Ilan Dei Store

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Classic Games Set

Let the games begin, or rather, que les Jeux commencent*! Dominoes, Chess, Pick-Up Sticks, and Checkers. The four classics all pack up neatly in this box that you can take on the go- the chess board is on the bottom of the box and the checker board is on the bottom of the lid. Could be a good thing to have on hand for your next road trip, or maybe ...Read more

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Price: $27.00
Available from: Cursive New York

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Mix & Measure Bowl Set

Mix your ingredients with this bowl set and you'll have no need for measuring cups. Made of melamine with a wide spout for pouring, these two bowls have a non-skid bottom and nest to save space in your cabinets. The larger bowl measures up to 90 oz. (or 2.5 ltr) while the smaller measures up to 34 oz. (1 ltr). FYI: Fitzsu has the white, while AllModern looks to have both white and the ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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wfour design Sideboard

Sideboards. Maybe you've not found the perfect one yet, and are more than a little tired of searching for just the right legs/drawer/door configuration. If so, may I direct you towards wfour design*, a small company located in Eugene, Oregon that specializes in furniture that's made to fit your needs. Want doors on the left and drawers on the right? A specific height? A blue base? An orange ...Read more

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Price: $2079.00 - 2549.00
Available from: wfour

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