Wood Cutting Boards by Luke Bartells

If live edge wood excites you even just a little, note these nicely shaped wood cutting boards by local San Francisco wood worker Luke Bartells. Each is handcrafted and varies depending on the wood. Also, if you're in the market for live edge wood furniture, be sure to check out the website of Luke Bartells; there's quite a few gems. Square Block, $60.00 Circle Block, $160.00 ...Read more

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Price: $60.00 - 160.00
Available from: General Store

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Copper Real Good Chair

Hello, hello. Blu Dot's Real Good Chair ($139) is now available in a copper plated finish. There's been a recent popularity of copper accents in the home, and if you're going to jump on that boat, you might as well be brave about it and get a chair or two (or six). As you probably know, copper patinas naturally, so expect an aged look after you've had the chair(s) for ...Read more

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Price: $299.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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MoneyMaker Camera Harness

This one's for our professional photographer readers. There's nothing new about multi camera harnesses, but HoldFast decided that there's got to better choices for photographers who don't want to look like they just burst out of a SWAT van. MoneyMakers are made in classic materials such as duck canvas and leather which are hard-wearing yet tasteful. Prices range from $187 t0 $400 depending on your choise of cow, water buffalo or bison ...Read more

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Price: $187.00
Available from: HoldFast

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ZoomArt Viewing Lens

How many people do you know that have monoculars? Not many? Well, now's your chance to change that. This small monocular has high quality optics that allow small details to be revealed. Don't limit yourself to an art gallery; there's all sorts of things to discover on your walk to work, at a cafe, etc. With a manual focus, you simply turn the key until you find the image to ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Gessato

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Friday Links

Fabric Made From Sheets Of Dryer Lint NYTimes: The ‘Busy’ Trap By Tim Kreider All 135 Space Shuttle launches at once Letters of Note: Slaughterhouse Five (via openculture) I Stole This From You (via Tumblr Tuesday picks) FACEMATH (also via Tumblr Tuesday picks) Think your place is small? For comparison, get a load of this: King's Cube via @core77 "LazyTruth is a free Gmail gadget that automatically triggers fact-checked content when ...Read more

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Joyce Cabinet

Remember this? It's now available in red, perfect for a punch of color in any dull room. The Joyce Cabinet balances a spare painted frame with an incredibly warm wood interior. Sliding glass doors with plenty of shelves and drawers makes it a perfect choice for storing your collectables, and while inspired by the Victorian era optometrist's shopfitting, it certainly looks thoroughly modern today. Available in solid timber and painted ...Read more

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Price: £5855
Available from: PINCH

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Droog Optic Glasses

Here's another item from long ago that's worth remembering the next time your drinking glasses need a reboot. Droog's optic glasses have both concave and convex lenses and create an optical fun house in your hand. Also, the structure supposedly feels quite comfortable to hold. Set of 4 Glasses 6 x 11 cm. ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: Molecule

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Make Tea Not War Postcard

A sentiment well worth remembering in times of stress, this postcard will be sure to get your message across... and then perhaps end up pinned to a bulletin board (or even put in a frame?). That's what I would do with it. Printed in black on heavy kraft card stock. Reverse has a standard postcard mailing format. ...Read more

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Price: $1.75
Available from: Paper Trail

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Grand and Petit Trianon Lamps

These aren't new, but they are affordable and pretty lovely for the price- definitely worth keeping in mind if you need something eye catching that doesn't break the bank. Designed by Paula Arntzen and named after the palace of King Louis XIV. Post-consumer coated Tyvek makes for a lightweight material and allows a soft glow through the folded slits. “Everything about the art and architecture of the Versailles is made ...Read more

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Price: $99.00 - 150.00
Available from: YLiving

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Go Clean Bags

Don't let dirty laundry or wet suits get you down when traveling- use these Go Clean Bags to separate and store your items appropriately. There's quite a few bags to choose from, so you can either purchase the few you need separately, or spring for the Go Clean Set ($58) which includes the Laundry Bag, 2 Shoe Bags and 1 Stuff Bag. Drawstring bags are made from a heavyweight nylon material that prevents ...Read more

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Price: $18.00 and up
Available from: Flight 001

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Hot Pot BBQ

Summer sales are happening now, and this little grill is currently priced at $79.95 (reg $124) at the MoMA Store. It's a grill AND a planter, which is nothing short of fantastic for small porches and patios. Just how smart is it to hide a grill (when not in use) under the guise of a real planter? Pretty smart, I'd say, and especially handy should you choose to plant herbs and such ...Read more

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Price: $79.95
Available from: MoMA Store

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Little Corkie Picture Rail

Smart. This picture rail is made of cork so you can pin small items and papers to it, which makes it an even better spot for all your favorite things. Artwork and photos fit nicely into the top aluminium channel picture rail. Natural granulated cork, Aluminium extrusion 575 x 65 x 32mm Picture Rail secures onto two hooks on the wall. Comes with fixings and drawing pins to get you started. Made ...Read more

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Price: £20.00
Available from: What’s Mine is Yours

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Stowaway Bed

Under the bed storage is nothing new, nor are drawers built into the bed itself. But chalkboard drawers beneath a platform bed are something a little new as they provide some labeling fun (maybe you'd be more motivated to organize given there's chalk involved?), and might just be the upgrade you're looking for if your bedroom is short on storage. Designed by Diana Lu of Slate Design. White oak and ...Read more

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Price: $699.00
Available from: CB2

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Cardboard Birdhouse

Everyone can afford to provide shelter for the birds at this price. This birdhouse ships flat, and after a few simple steps you'll have a pop up (weather-resistant) cardboard birdhouse fit for your feathered friends. Could be fun to decorate as well, if you prefer. Measures 10" tall; wood dowel for perch included. Top image with brick background from Pop Deluxe, where the birdhouse is currently out of stock. ...Read more

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Price: $6.00
Available from: Paper Trail

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ET HOP Hors D’Oeuvre Tray

While this might be a little above your budget, it does look entirely handy for hors d'oeuvres for a small get together or party. A wood carrying rack allows for 5 bowls of different heights to be carried together, and when you place the bowls and rack down, the bowls sit on the table and reveal their topography. See video below. Made in France. ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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