Hideaway Folding Guest Bed

Winter brings holidays and those holidays usually bring guests. That may or may not be something you enjoy, especially if you're short on space. Here's something that might make your younger* guests a little more comfortable without taking up too much room the rest of the year. The Hideaway Folding Guest Bed is like a suitcase when closed (with a convenient handle for carrying) and can be used as a ...Read more

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Price: $165.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Perpetual Wall Calendar by Massimo Vignelli

Are you in full gift-shopping mode yet? If you're trying to find the perfect thing, do consider this calendar by Massimo Vignelli. It would be perfect for anyone who leans towards simple/spare graphic design, especially considering it's pretty much a design classic for those in the know. The large, bold numbers are easy to read across a room and will keep track of the date year after year. Designed ...Read more

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Price: $82.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Craft Design Technology

What do you get the pickiest of design aficionados? Any item from Craft Design Technology, that's what. How could you not fall head over heels for a collection of high quality work tools designed to be "beautiful, functional and enduring"? I want all of it (specifically, the scissors have been on my wish list ever since '08). Available in the US from rikumo. More of the collection below. CDT Leather ...Read more

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Price: $4.50 - 96.00
Available from: rikumo

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Cyber Monday Sales

Ugh, how are we supposed to keep up, with all the Cyber Monday deals clogging up our inbox? Here's just a few that we know about... good luck making some tough decisions! Herman Miller Sale at DWR- Save 15% with free standard shipping Areaware: 35% sitewide (code: CyberSale2015) CW&T: 20% off Hem: up to 40% off select items Poketo: 25% off (code:GIVEART25) Zady: 25% off (code:9ROMXOQJWXU) GreenerGrassDesign: 20% off (code:holiday2015) Owen & Fred: 15% off (...Read more

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're taking the rest of the week off to spend time with friends and family. Here's hoping that your Thanksgiving is better than you hope, and that you get your fill of turkey (or another seasonally appropriate alternative) and all the other wonderful stuff. We'll be back next week with gifts aplenty. 1. Magnetic Kitchen Timer, $16.00 2. Hario Measuring Cup, $9.00 - $12.00 3. Nut Hammer, $39.95 4. Pure Black Carving Fork and Boning Knife, $75.00 5. Hand-Eye USA ...Read more

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Ding Enameled Cast Iron Casserole with Stand

I know next to nothing about cooking, but I sure know a handsome casserole dish when I see one. Made from cast iron (which is very efficient at retaining heat), the dish has a flat base that sits easily on an oven rack or stovetop with a separate stand (and non-slip silicone pads) to raise the dish for tabletop serving. Those of you familiar with the the ancient Chinese tradition ...Read more

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Price: $240.00
Available from: Gessato

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The Palmerston Stool

Here's another excellent option for a counter stool, straight from Coolican & Company. Handcrafted from solid Black Walnut (harvested on the Niagara Escarpment), the counter height stool has a classic turned leg with an interesting faceted top for comfort. The pared down styling makes it a future classic, as it would work well with many other design periods. The price is pretty reasonable too- or, at least not crazy expensive considering ...Read more

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Price: CAD525.00
Available from: Coolican & Company

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Stelton RigTig Easy Kitchenware

Spatulas, sticks, tongs, and spoons- do you have everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast? The ‘Easy’ collection for Rig-Tig by Stelton hits the right spot for minimalist kitchenware. You'd best figure in rush shipping for any online orders, though, as you you're cutting it awfully close for cut-off dates (we don't want you to have to serve your sweet potatoes with your hands, now, do we?). ...Read more

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Price: $6.00 -16.00
Available from: Huset Shop

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Pinson Carafe

This carafe by designer Céline Frébault (in collaboration with the Sentou gallery) incorporates a rather odd beaker-like handle, which fills when the carafe is full. As far as carafes go, it's definitely got a high end (semi-mad-scientist?) look... any guesses as to the price? Is it $50, $100, $200? If you guessed around the $100 mark, you are correct. It comes with a $115 price tag. 10" high. "I endeavour to keep only what ...Read more

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Price: $100.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Friday Links

- MUJI HUT (via Dwell) - The Value of an End of the Week "Brain Dump" - Kickstarter: BuddyLight - It floats! Flyte Light - Cedar-clad House by Yale Students = affordable housing? - Fruit Wash Labels - Thrift store finds, Dave Pollot - Sleeping Bag That Looks Just Like A Life-Sized Bear by Eiko Ishizawa (via thisisnthappiness) Enjoy your weekend. ...Read more

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AuraBox Clock Speaker

Is this little light-box unnecessary? Yes. Do you need it? No, not really. Is it fun? Definitely. Think of the AuraBox as a desktop digital art piece. You can pair it with your phone/device's notification system to receive instant on-screen alerts for calls, texts, or social media updates. Make your own drawings or animations via the app or use any of the ready-made alerts. It's also useful: make hands-free ...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Simone Table and Bench

If you're looking for a super-minimal table or bench, you might like the looks of the Simone Collection by 57st. design. Double-thick Baltic birch plywood has dovetailed ends (spaced in irregular intervals) for visual interest and overall strength. The short or long bench would do well in an entryway or hallway, and won't break the bank, thankfully. Free shipping, too, just in case that sweetens the deal. Materials: Baltic Birch ...Read more

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Price: $1,200.00
Available from: 57st. design

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Lock Climber Carabiner Key

Remember the Carabiner Key? This is the newer version, and it looks just a little more robust, don't you think? Clip your key to other key rings, a bag, or your own belt loop and know it will stay securely fastened until you unclip it. Such a smart detail. Available in KW1 and SC1 Key Sizes. ...Read more

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Price: $12.50
Available from: Amron

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365 Typography Calendar 2016

The end of the year is fast approaching, and the most important thing is to find a new calendar. Just kidding, I know it's not, especially amongst all the other things in your head this time of year. But, look, here's the 365 Typography Calendar by Studio Hinrichs for 2016, all ready for you, so no need to find next year's calendar after all. It features a nice mix of typefaces, with ...Read more

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Price: $32.00 - 49.00
Available from: Studio Hinrichs on Amazon

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Nepal Projects: Modern/Traditional Houses

Boxes! Boxes shaped like houses, to be more precise, which will encourage you to group them together like a small neighborhood. Put your cherished items inside, or splurge to make one or two of them gift boxes- a gift inside a gift, if you will. Each box is covered in pure cotton and lined with recycled paper in a complementary shade. Sold as a set of 4, in either Traditional or ...Read more

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Price: $80.00 s/4
Available from: A+R Store

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