Frame Coffee Table

I've been thinking about changing out my coffee table for a more appropriate size, and this caught my eye as a possible option. A walnut top and a brushed steel base makes it fully appropriate for a modern living space, and it's simple enough it wouldn't take center stage (important when you have a lot of other stuff fighting for attention). Plus, there's three different sizes to choose from, which ...Read more

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Price: $349.00

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Available from: Crate & Barrel

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PHX-1 Artist Tool

Here at BLTD we love sharing products with you that are readily available to buy. Occasionally though, we'll come across a product in development that is just too exciting not to post. The PHX-1 is an artist/designer tool that combines the Hi-Tec-C and Signo DX pens, a hobby knife and a designer ruler with 7 measurements into a stainless steel body and a sustainable bamboo case. Hooray for more dorky ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Source: The Awesomer

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Friday Links

Daily Aphorisms THE APARTMENT presents A CONVERSATION ABOUT GENIUS AND PARENTHOOD with Orson Welles' first daughter. Who buys iPads? Apparently Rich, Male, Pet-Owning Geeks that eat orgainic food. Brainpickings: Terry Border's Bent Object of My Affection: The Twists and Turns of Love We've got a few guest 'Gift Idea' lists coming soon. Exciting! I like the idea of this: HOW TO PUT TIME MANAGEMENT IN ITS PLACE If you're lackluster ...Read more

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Formal Collar Apron

These aprons are one of those things that are both wonderful and extremely silly looking, at least at first. They're designed in the style of a formal/business suit, perfect for those of us "who consider cooking a serious business as much as an affair of art." From Aiste Nesterovaite, Material: 50% polyester, 50% cotton Brand: Aiste Nesterovaite Apron Shirt Collar, € 65.00 ...Read more

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Price: €65.00
Available from: Wannekes

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Tie Breakers

What a marvelous way to solve a sticky situation. Pick the appropriate wooden coin* and flip to see who has to do whatever needs doing. From Set Editions, who carries some of the best cards/postcards. Set of three wooden coins that come in a metal tin. Designer: Set Editions *Much better than an actual coin, because they have the phrases tailored to the situation. And they're wooden, of course. ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Set Editions

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The Seven Year Pen

Say goodbye to throwing away pens. This pen has a jumbo ink cartridge inside, ensuring that you can write about 1.7 meters a day for seven years. Pretty decent timeline, no? And it's good to know that you're not contributing to the whopping 100 million pens discarded every day. Now you just need to not lose it. Made in Switzerland. Black ink, medium tip....Read more

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Price: $7.50
Available from: Seltzer Goods

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Rotor Pendant from Shades of Light

Say hello to our new sponsor, Shades of Light. Out of their vast array of unique lighting, rugs, furniture, etc., this pendant stands out for its materials: it's made from repurposed automotive rotors. Industrial simplicity is always nice to see, especially when reclaimed parts are involved. 75 watts (medium base socket). (22"Hx10"W) (each piece is one of a kind so measurements are approximate) 5" canopy ...Read more

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Price: $395.00
Available from: Shades of Light

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Gift Ideas

Oh, how is it the middle of November already? As the holiday season fast approaches, gift guides are popping up left and right, and our thoughts wander as to what would be the best gift for friends, family members, loved ones... Of course, there's the Gift Section here on BLTD, which is full of items tagged according to price range, but perhaps you have one or two hard cases on ...Read more

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Penguin THREADS Classics

If you've not seen the new Penguin THREADS Classics, you're in for a treat. Jillian Tamaki hand embroidered the images for these three classics and the results are pretty impressive. I remember seeing these on her blog while they were in progress and now they're finally available to buy just in time for the holidays. Of course, the books are sculptural-embossed with full wraparound images so you can fully appreciate ...Read more

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MUJI Touchscreen Gloves

I'm a bit late in the game in posting these, as you've most likely seen them before, but it is MUJI and they are touchscreen gloves, so it's better late than never. Plus, no doubt you're in danger of a cold snap soon enough... so, protect your little fingers while you use your touchscreen device with these gloves (they have conductive material in the thumb and forefinger). Available in eight ...Read more

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Price: $24.95
Available from: MUJI

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Paus Breadboard

Time for an update: this breadboard has long been a favorite, not because I spend much time in the kitchen, but because it's just so simple and lovely. There's a lift-out perforated top so you can catch all the crumbs and dispose of them easily. Gift note: while this might not be a jump-out-of-your-seat kind of present, it certainly is a thoughtful and well crafted item. Also available from Scandinavian ...Read more

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Lagarta Stool

Check out this beauty. Designed by Ana Mestre, a Portuguese furniture designer, the Lagarta stool is made from agglomerated expanded cork, the most sustainable kind of cork composites. There's a hollow in each stool, allowing them to nest together for infinite modular seating. At a price of $345, it's just under the cost of the Cork Stool by Jasper Morrison for Moooi. Note: While there doesn't seem to be a 'buy ...Read more

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Price: $345.00
Available from: Corque Design

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Willoughby Ave Collection

Looking for something slightly different in an accent table? These two tables by 31 & Change, a Brooklyn-based furniture company, have one side that's angled in to add a little drama to an otherwise seamless surface. Both pieces are made from inch thick Walnut. Also, be sure to check out their other offerings... the Whipple St Mirror and the wood top tables are worth a look. Coffee: 17.5"W x 50"L x 17"H ...Read more

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Price: $~1840.00
Available from: 31 & Change

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Nava Today Calendar

If you've been a loyal reader you're no stranger to perpetual calendars; I've documented every decent one that I've come across. Here's another one to add to the list, by none other than Enzo Mari for Nava. Change the plastic cards according to the day/date/month, year after year. Size: 14.5" W x 4.25" H x 3" D Designer: Enzo Mari Manufacturer: Nava...Read more

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Price: $85.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Friday Links

Have we linked to this before? from the desk of... Bizarre: Sleeping Black Rhinos Are Hung from Helicopters in Wild Journey to a New Home Nice place with black/white palette, sliding things, a hidden tv, oh my: Vue sur le Ciel (via Plastolux) This is what I'll be reading later on today, except without a video camera and jazzy music: It’s Lonely in the Modern World It's interesting ...Read more

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