Led Anglepoise Lamp

Designer Henry Wilson takes the classic and ubiquitous anglepoise lamp and updates it with both technology and handcrafted elements. First the lamp itself is rewired for a cooler and more efficient LED bulb, then, either a ceramic or glass shade replaces the original. This is an extremely limited edition of 20, and will sell for $940. However, for $670 you can also supply your own anglepoise lamp to be updated by Wilson. I'd ...Read more

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Price: AUD950.00
Available from: Henry Wilson

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Wenger Utility Pocket-Knife

Have you ever seen a nicer looking Swiss Army Knife? This version features a sustainably harvested walnut from Switzerland that would otherwise be discarded. And what else, you ask? The knife includes a large blade, serrated-edge scissors, screwdriver for small cross head screws, flat screwdriver with safety lock system, wood saw, cap lifter, wire bender, can opener, nail file, corkscrew, reamer and a key ring. What else would you need? ...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: Old Faithful Shop

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Mapbook

If you're fond of traveling, this notebook will display your wanderlust anytime you jot down a note or draw a sketch. Each one is one-of-a-kind, as the cover is a unique map from somewhere around the world. There's 48 pages of 100% recycled paper (with rounded corners to prevent dog-earing, of course). design: Contexture Design manufacture: Made in Canada materials: 100% recycled paper; reclaimed map cover. Staple-bound. dimensions: 5.25" wide x 8" tall; contains 48 pages ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Branch

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Trunk and Stump by Kalon Studios

How in the world has this bench and stool not been featured on our site before? Color me surprised. The price point seems rather reasonable, not to mention the smaller Stump Stool is an absolute steal at $85. Both pieces are raw and unfinished and are cut from the green wood of a tree trunk, so you'll see the surface split as it ages and dries. Made from FSC Certified domestic ...Read more

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Price: $145.00
Available from: Kalon Studios

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FlipIt USB Charger

The more gadgets we depend on, unfortunately, also means an endless amount of cables and adapters, with never enough power outlets to plug them all in. The FlipIt USB Charger is a device that solves the issue in a very unique way, by "leeching" off an existing plug and drawing enough current to power charge USB devices. Pretty sneaky! While useful at home, I see it particularly being handy while ...Read more

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Price: $13.99
Availability: Buy FlipIt USB Charger here

Source: Craziest Gadgets

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Kaikado Canisters

For any tea or coffee purist, you'll know that a good canister is a must in order to keep your key ingredient fresh. These hand made canisters are from Kaikado, a family in Kyoto that has kept the technique alive since 1875. It takes more than 130 processes to complete one single canister. Available in Copper, Brass, or Tin. See below for more pictures and sizes. Material: Copper, Brass, and Tin. "When ...Read more

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Price: $140.00
Available from: TORTOISE GENERAL STORE

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Moon Clock

I realize I have a predilection for home accessories that would fit in a seven or eight year old kid's room (see newly posted Ohoy wallpaper, and bltd tag: moon, just to name a couple of examples), and that's probably why I can't ignore this moon clock*. It's glow-in-the-dark, of course, and was designed using 65 different actual photographs of the moon. It's a shame those clips are there at the ...Read more

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Price: $32.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Epicurean Modular Cutting Board

Nice. This commercial-quality two-piece cutting board brings modularity to the kitchen. One side of each panel is smooth, so when used together you have one large flat prep area. On the other side of one panel there's a bread surface and a juice groove on the other, so you're pretty much covered for any cutting surface. Used alone or together, you can configure the boards to suit your preparation needs. ...Read more

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Price: $73.00
Available from: MODULE R

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Ohoy Wallpaper

I'm tempted to buy this wallpaper. I don't even have kids (it'd be perfect for a child's room) and I'm thinking of which wall it would look best on. It's made/designed by 8-year old Otto Dunker (son of Fine Little Day's Elisabeth Dunker) and has the best scrawly ships I've seen to date. Looks like you can purchase the wallpaper at Photowall (€26/m2 or $37/m2) or buy a pillow ...Read more

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Price: $37/m2
Availability: Buy Ohoy Wallpaper here

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inbook Charging Stations

In this day and age of never ending cords for our multiple gadgets and their myriad functions, it's nice to see a charger camouflaged in an old book. Yes, for true (sentimental) bibliophiles, it hurts a tiny bit to know that a book has been put out to pasture, but it's certainly a relief to know it's not been chucked into some landfill, and it's doing a different job altogether. ...Read more

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Price: $48.00 and up
Available from: inbook's Etsy Shop

Source: holycool

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Aroma Mortar and Pestle

Do you recognize a certain designer's hand in the design of this mortar and pestle? Perhaps if you note the rounded forms... similar to the iconic Ball and Bubble Chair? Yep, it's Eero Aarnio. Alessi has made the Aroma Mortar and Pestle in stoneware, with a notable thick body and a cylindrical pedestal. The Pestle features a round handle (= comfortable) and an oval pestle (which keeps it from rolling around ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: emmo home

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Wall Clamp by Brendan Ravenhill

Designer Brendan Ravenhill makes a third appearance on BLTD with his newly released Wall Clamp. We previously featured his fabulous Facet Lamps and Cord Lamp, and we're excited to see he's continuing an industrial theme with this pair of shelving brackets. Inspired by the functional beauty of working tools, these brackets have nothing to hide in their appearance, and work exactly you expect them to work; mount them on your ...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Areaware

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Friday Links

TBD: SPARKED The microvolunteering network. How many slaves work for you? (via @brainpicker and Fast Company) Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon on Combinatorial Creativity GOOD: When Science and Religion Mix Just Fine The Economics of Urban Trees (via @aarieff) Really old finger painting: Prehistoric cave etchings 'created by three-year-olds' (via ARTINFO) SocialGift.com (via swissmiss) The 99 Percent: What Daily Meditation Can Do for Your Creativity Funny how 'good sense' ...Read more

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Ruler Clip

Add this to your desktop tools wish list pronto (along with the Eraser Brush). It's a ruler and bookmark all in one, which makes it perfect for planners or journals. Make note that this is marked with mm and 1:500 scale, as you'll not find your usual inch markings. -Laser engraved clip -Measures 10cm long and is marked with mm and 1:500 scale. ...Read more

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Price: £7.00
Available from: Present and Correct

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Rich Brilliant Willing Lamp at UO

Hrm. After the recent Urban Outfitters debacle (you know the one), it's a bit hazy as to whether one should patronize the shop, yet it's unavoidable to feature this lamp by none other than Rich Brilliant Willing. You know they did some store fixtures (via designboom), but actual exclusive lighting at a price point under $100? I had no idea. Perhaps the Lamp is a bit more successful than the Sconce? ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

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