Marking Clips, Tool Set

Cute, right? These little clips might be an improvement upon your regular paperclips, especially as they could be used for bookmarks as well. There's also a Fasten Set but it's temporarily out of stock. Package contains 30 metal clips (.5" x 1") in 3 shapes: Pliers, Wrench, and Hammer. ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: The Curiosity Shoppe

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Google Pillows from ElasticCo

We posted the earlier versions years ago, but now that 2011 is out, it's time for a reminder. Top Google searches are screen printed on cotton canvas, giving a glimpse to the most popular things/people/events/etc. from years past. 2009, 2008. Natural army duck cotton canvas, Hand screeprint in Brooklyn, NY. Pillow: 10% Down 90% Feathers Metal zipper (2011 and 2010). Elasticco stamp on back. Measures 17” x 17”...Read more

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Price: $69.00
Available from: ElasticCo

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Bambica Modular Shelving System

Let's face it, modular shelving systems are not pretty. Usually they look cheap, and if they don't, it often means there's a hefty price tag attached. Now, this system from Bambica has a little bit of an Erector Set feel thanks to the rods held together with plastic pegs, yet the bamboo saves it from looking too college dorm room-ish*. There's fifty bamboo pieces in all, and you can combine ...Read more

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Price: $350.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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‪Envelope Calendar by pigr

Perpetual calendars are pretty much my favorite thing, and this one has an envelope. So, there's ample space to collect receipts, invoices, etc. all in one place per month. Pretty smart, eh? Be aware that it is available from an Italian site, so there might be some wait time as well as additional shipping charges. Designed by Ioana Halunga ...Read more

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Price: €22.00
Available from: pigr

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Braided Bike Lock

These braided bike locks were my absolute favorite product at Portland's Bike Craft event last month. Beautiful hand-crafted design meets utiliarian function in this bike lock that will keep your bike secure and sartorial points up for you style-conscious urban riders. Sorry, the website is in Japanese and I really couldn't fill you in on many more details. They are available in large selection of colorways as well as customizable. ...Read more

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Price: $59.00
Available from: nnfstore.com

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Friday Links

New York Public Library Turns its 19th Century Photo Collection Into 3D Animated GIFs... presumably to entice young things into its archives. fastcoexist.com: All The Food You Eat Is Why You’re Fat (But it’s not your fault.) Check out our own contributor Simon Yuen's work over at ADX Portland. The super huge toolbox is something else. Whoa: Drawingmachine by Eske Rex handdrawnquotes via @ecosalon Smart! Bind together ...Read more

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Dovetail Animals by Karl Zahn

Yeah, the Animal Boxes sure were cute, weren't they? Now Karl Zahn has created a set of three wooden shapes, whose dovetail joints fit together to form an animal. Collect more than one and create hybrids (see video below). Material: Solid Beech wood with natural tung oil Available for pre-order. Approximate ship date: 3/15/2012 AREAWARE | Dovetail Animals by Karl Zahn from AREAWARE on Vimeo. ...Read more

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Areaware

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Hankie Pocketbook

Can you think of a better name for this than 'Hankie Pocketbook'? How about Pocket Square Notebook? Or anything else slightly less fru-fru than 'hankie'. Of course, the dapper gentleman/women has permission to call it by anything he or she wishes, just be aware that there are alternatives that don't make you sound like you're a hundred years old (not that there is anything at all wrong with sounding ...Read more

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Paint Chip Placemats

If your table is feeling a little dreary (January seems to do that to things), perhaps you need a few colorful placemats to cheer things up? Don't worry, I'll not mention that dreadful holiday that happens mid February, I'll just say that the red color way is particularly lovely and warm. Oh, and there's also Paintchip Table Runners too, if you're interested. Paint names are in english and french. 2 placemats ...Read more

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Price: $36.00
Available from: Avril Loreti's Etsy Shop

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Binic Table Lamp

The Binic Table Lamp has long been on my admired list, but I had no idea that it was so petite. Measuring just 8" in height, it was intended as more of a 'take-away' item, and its easy to move scale provides a very personal sized light. Designer Ionna Vautrin was inspired by windsocks on boats, and if she had to define the lamp in three words, she would say it ...Read more

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Price: $289.00
Available from: YLighting

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Bend Seating: Farm House, Lucy, Ethel

My-oh-my, what do we have here? Indoor/outdoor chairs from Bend Seating that mix old fashioned flair with modern geometry. The backrest of the Farm House Chair (right) is inspired by the architecture of old Amish barns, while the Ethel Chair (left) is the straight lined sister of Lucy (below). It's enough to make your head spin (with longing). Lucy, $425.00 Ethel Chair, $425.00 Farm House Chair, $450.00 Originally posted March 11, 2011. ...Read more

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Price: $425.00
Available from: Bend Seating

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Antics Ant Blocks

Add this to your rather-nice-to-look-at toy list for kids. Sixteen blocks have trails of ants on all six sides, forming loads of patterns for little (or big) ones to explore. Again, could be an excellent gift for niece/nephew/etc., as long as they are 3+. Each set contains images of ant hills, a queen with her eggs, and a spider, the ant's nemesis. ...Read more

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Price: $21.95
Available from: imaginechildhood.com

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Magnus Stand for iPad 2

I know you've most likely seen this, as it's been making the rounds, but it's just too perfect to not feature here on BLTD. There's no visible means of support from the front, so your view is entirely uninterrupted. This is done by the use of magnets, of course, and allow for the simplest design in providing you the right viewing angle whilst working (or playing, as the case may ...Read more

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Price: $49.95
Available from: Ten One Design

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White Panelling wallpaper

Occasionally, panelling can add a nice architectural feel to a room. To be specific, I'm not talking of the dark vertical wood panelling that was popular in mid 60s-70s that you see everyone ripping out or painting over. I'm talking about white panelling done in a Georgian architectural style, as shown in the above photo. It adds a traditional element, and gives a nice contrast to modern furnishings and ...Read more

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Price: £70.00 - 99.00
Available from: Mineheart

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Steel Bookends

These steel bookends are completely devoid of any frills and are made to do one task, and one task only. A perfect fit for the Jasper Morrison Shop, a curated selection of utilitarian, well-made, functional goods. Comes in a powder-coated finish and available in black, yellow, and white....Read more

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Price: £3.50
Available from: Jasper Morrison Shop

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