Wool iPad Case

Sure, there's plenty wool sleeves for gadgets nowadays (Simple iPad Sleeve and Pad Stash Sleeve, to name two), but this one has no seams or extraneous details. Perfect for a purist, I suppose. Check out the colors too- there's some nice hues to choose from. Thick wool material helps to absorb shock. Designed by Kazuma Yamaguchi for ABITAX. Made in Japan. 100% Wool. ...Read more

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Price: $95.00
Available from: PLASTICA

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Loll Fire Ring

Now that it's most certainly autumn, it's time to think about ways to still enjoy your outside space despite the chill in the air. This fire ring will hopefully facilitate many s'mores and stories, and as it's made from 3/16 thick steel with a solid raised internal floor to contain the ashes, it'll do the job of keeping your fire right where you want it. The recycled poly top keeps out ...Read more

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Price: $590.00
Available from: The Utility Collective

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Rhombin Desk Organizer

This modular three piece set will organize your desktop clutter in no time. You can arrange them in numerous ways to suit your needs, and take note that two sets will give you quite a few options (see photos at TUC). You'll also be happy to hear they're made from a a plant based bio-plastic called Cereplast. Main image above via TUC, (where you are also able to purchase the ...Read more

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Price: $32.00
Available from: PLASTICA

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The Boomcase

Looking for a different sort of portable speaker? Dominic Odbert (aka Mr. Simo) takes old suitcases and transforms them into portable music speakers. Every BoomCase is constructed in California by hand and is made to produce the best sound possible. The BoomCase will last 9+ hours on a single charge (charger included) and can also be plugged in if you prefer. Pretty fun, aren't they? A few are shown below, but ...Read more

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Price: $325.00 and up
Available from: Decurate

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Evolution Erasers

Regardless of your thoughts on our original ancestors, this eraser does a clever job of making an ordinary desk eraser into a small sculpture. Modern Homo sapiens is at one end, and a monkey on the other; it can be sliced into segments to show the different stages or even used as an ink stamp, if you wish. Or, just use as usual and slowly watch as one end gets ...Read more

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Price: $16.00 for set of 2
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Friday Links

GOOD: The Rules (via @the99percent) Bottle cap portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau (via curiosity counts) curiosity counts: why old books smell so good (via @brainpicker) Forgot to note how I found this, apologies:Spooky Haunted Mirror What Does The World's Most Average Typeface Look Like? Where to hide valuables? How about a Doortop Stash? (via Incredible Things) a new bookmark: Sight Unseen Reveeco EcoVéa recycling shower AT: What's ...Read more

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Dustbin by Brendan Ravenhill

Brendan Ravenhill has incorporated a dustpan into the lid of a trashcan, making most trashcan manufacturers look like idiots for not thinking of the idea before. The steel can and lid is powder coated for durability and the included beech wood brush attaches to the side of the bin with embedded rare earth magnets. It's not often that one can express admiration over a waste container, but in this case, ...Read more

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Price: $165.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

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Les Squelettes Tea Towel

Non-creepy skeletons cover this tea towel from Bon Matin. More educational in nature than Halloween-themed, you'll have to have a go at guessing them all, and if you come up short, there's a cutline at the bottom. There's also a Les Squelettes print with the same imagery (yet in fluorescent green and magenta for a 3D effect) for $39. size is 50 × 70 cm, ~20 × 27.5 inches. ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Bon Matin

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Use your gadget skills to navigate this watch; you simply tap, touch, pinch and swipe to access the functions. A vibrating alarm alerts the wearer to the time, and can be adjusted by swiping and tapping; see the video below for a quick demo. Recharge the battery via USP port (runs up to two weeks before charge is needed) and hand wash to clean the rubbery surface. Materials: Rubber Size: ...Read more

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Price: $259.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Eye Sea Posters

There's a great selection of vintage movie posters from around the world over at Eye Sea. All of the ones shown here are Polish (from the 60's and 70's), and they're all original, so expect a little wear and tear. Shown above: Troje Ze Skrzydlatego Pulku, 1975, £25.00 Gwiazdy Egeru, 1969, £55.00 Smierc Wybiera, 1967, £25.00 Spozniona Milosc (Earthly Love), Sold out Step, 1977, £50.00 Poludnik Zero, 1971, £25.00 from Eye Sea Posters. ...Read more

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Price: £25.00
Available from: Eye Sea Posters

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Tetu Cast Iron Tape Dispenser

At times it might seem as if there's a slight disposition on this site to feature the more expensive items available in the marketplace, however, know that this tape dispenser by Makoto Koizumi is one of today's picks primarily for its design and weight. Cast iron would ensure a one handed operation (one can assume) and the design is naturally minimal. Also, if you're interested, Makoto Koizumi also designed a ...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: emmohome

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Piana Folding Chair

Man, this folding chair is something else. When you think about regular folding chairs and their clunky look and quality, this one is a winner. Sleek and simple, it folds completely flat, allowing for stacking horizontally or hanging on a wall hook. This would be a great choice for extra seating, as you can store it away in a closet when not needed. Also suitable for outdoor use. Sale is ...Read more

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Price: $191.25

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Available from: DWR

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Clayhaus Ceramics

Clayhaus Ceramics has quite the array of tiles to choose from; they carry traditional patterns to a little more 'out there' designs, all of which would fit well within a more modern home. All of their products are handcrafted in the US, and take about four to six weeks for delivery. Clayhaus Ceramic tiles are available from your local dealer (or contact Clayhaus directly for info). ...Read more

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Price: $available upon request
Available from: Clayhaus Ceramics

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Meeting Carafe and Glasses

If you're a minimalist that likes a little bit of decorative detail, perhaps you'll like the Meeting collection from Sagaform. Subtle black stripes surround the base of a carafe and a couple of stacking glasses, making a nice set for having a drink (of water or something stronger) at home or the office. Meeting Carafe, $30.00 Dimensions: 3.5" x 11.5" , 50 oz Stacking Glasses, set of 2, $10.00 Dimensions: 3" x 4", 9 oz Designer: Sagaform, Sweden...Read more

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Price: $10.00 - 30.00
Available from: Rare Device

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Geo/Metric Scarves and Pillows

Pattern! Geometrics! These cotton voile hand screened scarves by Thomaspaul are quite lovely, and available in four different colors (all shown below). Plus, if you wish to accessorize your home with the same geometric patterns, there's also pillows. Happy days, yes? Geo/Metric Scarves, $60.00 Materials: Made of 100% cotton voile and hand screened. Specs: 40 x 80 (inches) Geo/Metric Pillows, $74.00 Materials: Made of 100% cotton canvas. Specs: 18 x 18 (inches)...Read more

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Price: $60.00 - 74.00
Available from: 2Modern

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