Friday Links

The year is starting off slow it seems, but it's probably just the post-holiday haze. Who would love colorful Duck Tape? Me, and probably you, that's who. Eva Zeisel, Ceramic Artist and Designer, Dies at 105 Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. Time Video: Jeff Harris documented his life by taking a photograph every day for 14 years. Don't set goals, change your daily habits. (via The Do Lectures kindling) NYTimes: How ...Read more

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Cloud Key Holder

I believe this key holder was first mentioned over on Swissmiss, and now there's a US retailer for stateside convenience. Magnets hold your key ring in place under a little white cloud; hopefully it will help you avoid the frantic search when trying to find your keys. Keyholder with magnets in ABS and nylon. Designer: Duncan Shotton. Also available from his shop for £20: dshott.co.uk. ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Emmo Home

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Miller Bamboo Board

If you've spent any time in the kitchen chopping up ingredients you know how handy this cutting board would be with its inset bowl. You can remove the bowl for safe transport to the pan, or, alternatively, use the bowl for dips and sauces when you've laid out a vegetable spread. Now on sale for $35 from Furni. -Durable 1” laminated bamboo construction (bamboo is 16% harder than maple and a highly renewable ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Furni

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Trash Me Lamp

Remember this small lamp made from paper pulp (comprising of four egg cartons, water, and aluminum screws)? It's now on sale from $145 to $99.95, or $89.95 if you're a member of MoMA. Designed by Victor Vetterlein, the lamp is intended to reflect the transient nature of the material used. At the end of its life the lamp can be recycled. Designed by Victor Vetterlein and manufactured by &Tradition. Material:Paper pulp, MDF ...Read more

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Price: $99.95 sale
Available from: MoMA Store

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Full Windsor Quickfix Bicycle Mudguards

These origami-inspired rain fenders keeps your backside dry and are easily removable as the weather drifts between sunny and clear, to dreary and wet, perfect for you fixies and single speeders who want the minimal stream-lined look. For a clearer illustration of how they work, check out their accompanying video. ...Read more

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Price: £14.99
Available from: cyclesurgery.com

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I Love What You Hate Tote bag

For those days when you're proud of loving what others might hate... by none other than paper-cutter extraordinaire Rob Ryan. Also, be sure to check out the packaging tapes (see below), as they would nicely spruce up your cardboard boxes for shipping. Two Colour Fragile tape (Pink and Orange), $15.30 Charm bracelet tape, $15.30 And I Walked Tape (Green), $15.30 reads 'And I walked And I thought...'...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Rob Ryan's Etsy shop

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Muuto Bulky Tea Set

There's always time for tea, especially when you have a tea service like this one from Muuto. It's a little whimsical in its large proportions, of course, so there's no surprise that the designer (Jonas Wagell) was inspired by fairy tales. So, say goodbye to stuffy traditional sets and shout hello to friendly shapes and handles. Tea time should be enjoyable, after all. Care: Dishwasher Safe Material: Porcelain Designer: Jonas ...Read more

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Price: $42.00 - 100.00
Availability: Buy Muuto Bulky Tea Set here

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2012 Astrology Wall Calendar

Hmm, you could get this Astrology calendar directly from prismaticprintshop for $14 or from Fab.com for $16.75. Up to you, of course. Designed by Chelsey Dyer and printed on 110lb 100% post consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks. designer: Chelsey Dyer 14" x 20" Each print includes astrological months and their corresponding constellations. Ships in a protective sleeve in a stiff tube. ...Read more

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Price: $14.00
Available from: prismaticprintshop

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Cork Planter Bookend Set

Like anyone else, I'm completely charmed by a full and well-organized bookcase. However, having a second stash of go-to or display books has an equally important role in a well decorated home. Finding just-the-right bookends may be a daunting task, but I can't see too many rooms where these won't fit it perfectly. The Cork Planter Bookends are made to accommodate small houseplants such as succulents and miniature cacti. The ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Canoe

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Vertical Calendar

How about a vertical calendar this year? While a linear approach might or might not help you adjust to time's passing, it is handy that the weekdays are separated from the weekends as it allows for a quick visual to where dates fall. And, if you like, in addition to all major U.S. holidays, MAKE Collaboration can add your own important dates onto the calendar for a more personalized ...Read more

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Price: $29.99 - 43.99
Available from: MAKE Collaboration

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P7 coffee table

In terms of coffee tables, how many decent ones are at or under the $300 mark? Not many, that's for sure, especially if 'decent' means aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This solid ash base was inspired by the peace symbol*; the designer deconstructed it to form 7 intersecting triangles. *Did you know the peace symbol was originally designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom? 36"dia.x16.5"H Designed by ...Read more

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Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2

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Punkt AC01 Alarm Clock

United Kingdom-based designer Jasper Morrison presents a modern spin on the traditional analog alarm clock that's so striking in its simplicity and aesthetics that it'll make you want to ditch your cell phone as your alarm clock. A clever manual switch activates the alarm and the status will be clearly displayed on the dial. A gentle squeeze of the clock illuminates the face. Glow-in-the-dark hands displays the time in any ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: Canoe online

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Friday Links

Not a whole lot of links this week due to the holidays, but here's a few... Art “Remake” project Everyone's Mixtape NYTimes: Train your cat to walk on a leash Nine Lives, One Leash Remember The Burning House? Worth another visit. Italian artist Ivano Vitali knits and crochets yarn made from strips of newspapers and phone books. (via Unconsumption) Gorilla tickling: Scientists tickle animals to find laughter clues And, of ...Read more

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Linear and Mizuu Light

Have you seen these lamps by Melissa Moore? They're slightly scientific looking (tubes + lights) and perhaps that's why they stand out. I particularly like the Stick Lamp and the Linear 2.0, shown above and below. Designer: Melissa Moore Shown above: Stick Lamp, $150.00 18in. length x 4 in. width, 3 in. height (tube has 1 inch diameter) Linear 2.0, $450.00 48in. length x 2 in. diameter "Linear 2.0 is a LED task, bookshelf, wall-mounted or table lamp. It is ...Read more

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Price: $150.00 and up
Available from: Nikkuu Design

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Booklets Wooden Notebook

With a laser cutter and some clever design, wood is made flexible as illustrated by these new Booklets by Snijlab. A hinge is carved into birch plywood to create these beautiful and reusable note-takers. Available in either horizonal or vertical (shown) format. Holds a standard A7 writing block. These notebooks might even be too nice to leave the house! ...Read more

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Price: €25.00
Availability: Buy Booklets Wooden Notebook here

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