Contour Key Rings

There's something altogether satisfying about a large key ring. It's less likely to get lost, for one, and hooking it onto a bag or belt is much easier, even if you do sound like a janitor when you're walking around. A screw clasp will save your fingers/fingernails, and each one would hold dozens of keys, or perhaps just ensure that the two or three keys you carry around won't ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Areaware

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Yield Picnic Bag

Any bag that unfolds into a blanket wins points for versatility, but it also gets a gold star for making it easy to embark upon an adventure at a moment's notice. Throw the necessary goods in the Yield Picnic Bag and then take off for your destination. One zip and the bag unfolds to a blanket- the perfect thing for a picnic (or a playdate, if kids and toys are ...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Yield Design Co.

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Everlane Leather Laptop Case

If your laptop sleeve is looking tired, perhaps you might consider retiring it in favor of this super minimal laptop/document sleeve from Everlane. A thinly padded interior protects your laptop and the no-nonsense exterior is devoid of any extra trimmings, which means you'll look every bit the part of the successful [your career choice here]. A zip-top closure that wraps around one edge ensures that you can easily slide ...Read more

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Price: $138.00
Available from: Everlane

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SR Wall Hooks

If you're absolutely sick of scrubbing out the words 'Drunk Octopus wants to fight you' around the vicinity of that ubiquitous two-pronged hook (you know the one I mean), may I direct you towards Scout Regalia's Wall Hooks? There's no off-kilter eye and the tentacles are decidedly steadfast and sober, so it won't inspire any more graffiti upon your walls. However, your friends could be absolute savages when it comes ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Scout Regalia

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Friday Links

SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe: Modern Ruins 1:220 (via Colossal) How to leave a party: Ghost vs. Goodbye Help decide what Scout will make next Important kitty litter questions answered Cool! Kickstarter: Jyrobike - Auto Balance Bicycle You've Been Cutting Cakes Wrong Your Entire Life Another Kickstarter: Fabrack: Free Your Food: Produce Storage Tool For The Fridge Svpply will be no more. Sad face. But, there's gonna be a new one: ...Read more

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Kesito Desktop Organizer

This Kesito desktop organizer wins points for versatility; three diamond-shaped pieces can be arranged to suit your needs. Place your pens and pencils one piece, your paperclips and other small sundries in another, and then the last can act as a small stand for your phone, business cards, or correspondence. Move them around as you see fit. And, it appears that there's free international shipping at the moment, so consider ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Woodendot

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Helios Fire Bowl

A fire bowl with a stainless grill top option is just what these upcoming summer nights need, especially if you like a somewhat portable option (notice the two handles). Whether you plan to grill your lunch or your dinner, or just melt some S'mores when it gets dark, the ~23 inch diameter of the Helios Fire Bowl is a nice size for a small gathering of friends and family. The lower ...Read more

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Price: $415.00 - 521.00
Available from: Dwell

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Humpback Lounge Chair

Whoa, there's a big sale on some outdoor items over at CB2. As a point of reference, this Humpback Lounge Chair's retail price was $258.95 and now it's marked down to $124.99. For an outdoor chair, that's a steal, especially considering you're not buying it from a big box store where you may also buy groceries (in my opinion, there's something that feels very wrong about that). Humpback Chair (without cushion), $99.00 Chair: ...Read more

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Price: $124.99
Available from: CB2

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NomadClip

This NomadClip carabiner is not for climbing and it's non-weight bearing. So, what in the world is it good for? Good question. It's a portable charging cable. If you don't mind carrying a carabiner around, you can clip it to your keys or bag and always have a cable to sync your smartphone. Now, not everyone wants to carry a carabiner, but, which is better, a long cord that can ...Read more

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Price: $39.00
Available from: NOMAD

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Trouble Light

Oh, what to do when you need a wall sconce but you only have around $150 to spend? Turn your eyes toward this straightforward fixture by Sam Stewart available at Artware Editions. A spherical 25-watt bulb hangs from a cotton cloth cord (choose between Solid red, Solid black, Black/white stripe, Red/white stripe, or Golden yellow); just wrap the cord around the wooden mount for the desired height. 12' cotton ...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: Artware Editions

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El Casco Chrome Tape Dispenser

If you're not particularly detail-oriented when it comes to your desktop/workspace aesthetic, then you won't care at all about a tape dispenser. However, if well-designed desk accessories makes your heart all aflutter, then you'll want to know all about the El Casco Chrome Tape Dispenser. It's all metal, so it's got a heft that will keep it in place when in use. Oh, and don't worry about someone appropriating ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Big Ben

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Le Guest Book

Ah, yes, hospitality, remember that? When people were nice and appropriate and proper? No? Me neither. Maybe we can bring back a smidgeon of the old times by backing Le Guest Book, a memory-keeper, if you will, for you and your guests. Keep it out on the coffee table so your favorite people can leave you notes and drawings, or maybe they'll answer the multiple choice questions if they're not ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Macon and Lesquoy Pins (new)

Even if you're not the type to pin a pin onto your hat/bag/shirt, these pins by Macon and Lesquoy will tempt you to change your ways. Yes, we've featured them before, but there's a new batch out, and, come on, how could I resist not sharing a Radish, Pipe and Smoke, and Bicycle pin? Or an Apple, Crab, and Peapod pin? Do you not have an urge to ...Read more

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Price: $30.00 - 58.00
Available from: GreenerGrassDesign

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Custom Backyard Table

Nice! Stylegarage has these stainless steel base sets ($395 CAD) that make the 'DIY table' concept super simple. You will need a drill, of course, and a measuring tape, as well as some wood planks or alternative top, but it's easy from there. Pick whatever length of planks you want to make your ideal table top size- get them from your local hardware store or a lumber or salvage yard. All ...Read more

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Price: $~500.00
Available from: Stylegarage

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Tom Dixon Peg Chair

Constructed from natural, solid birch wood, this café chair by Tom Dixon is light-weight and robust. Carry it from the dining area to the living room or office for an extra seat without looking like a weakling, or, more importantly, hurting your back. The "quietly pared down character" of japanese architecture was the inspiration for its functional shape. Available in 3 colors. Dimensions: 30.7"H x 21.2"W Materials: solid birch Year: 2010 From ...Read more

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Price: $495.00
Available from: Dwell

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