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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Your big tea mug

How about a handmade tea mug with custom illustrations by Lieke of Liekeland? It's special, for sure, as you pick what images you'd like on it and she'll do the illustrations. Maybe it'll even prompt a mass donation of extraneous mugs in the cabinet? It's definitely a one-of-a-kind gift, for someone special or maybe just for yourself. Note: only a few can be made at a time, so you have ...Read more

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Price: €45.00
Available from: Liekeland & Dave Hakkens

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All Purpose Greeting Cards

All purpose greeting cards are the way to go for last minute messages, especially when they have a funny way of offering so many options. Paper cards, though rare nowadays, give an importance to an occasion, much more so than an email, and with these cards you'd have an arsenal of appropriate greetings for any event. Printed on linen textured white cardstock with a white envelope. 5"x7". Blank inside. Also, ...Read more

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Price: $4.50
Available from: Fifiduvie

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First Aid Storage Box

If you'd rather assemble your own first aid kit than spend money on a premade kit (like the Best Made Co. one), consider this sturdy metal box with rivited clasps and hinges. Embossed lettering clearly labels the contents making it easy to find, which is, of course, important in an emergency. Embossed lettering. Three inner compartments. 9.5" W x 7.5" D x 6" H...Read more

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Price: $29.00
Available from: design warehouse santa fe

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Cut Out Number Calendar

It wouldn't be the end of year without thinking about the next one coming up. Stationery experts Present & Correct present a 2012 minimalist desk calendar that simply lets the numbers do the talking. Measures 6x3.5' and available in neutral or bright colors.  ...Read more

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Price: £17.50
Available from: Present & Correct

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Happy Holidays!

Hopefully you're set for the holiday weekend, and if not, you know you only have just a few more days to prepare yourself for the onslaught of merriness (or whatever else you'd like to call it). We are taking a little time off for the holidays, so we'll return with regularly scheduled posts at the end of next week. So, dear friend, happy holidays to you and yours! Shown above: 1. ...Read more

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