Phi Scissors by Hay Denmark

Pretty, pretty scissors. A carbon gold plated handle will dress up any cutting chore while two different sizes will ensure that the blade fits the job. Ugly scissors on your desktop? Of course not. It would ruin all those artistic instagram shots of your workspace and disappoint your many, many fans. Dimensions: Small/ L 19 cm Large/ L 23 cm Materials: Carbon Gold plated ...Read more

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Price: CAD47.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

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United States Blocks

Okay, quick, which states have these abbreviations? MD? IA? MT? NE? VT? It may seem easy, but some people don't have the same memory as you, and might need these United States Blocks to learn them all. Obviously, kids could learn from these, but I'm talking about some of your co-workers. Fifty wood blocks by House Industries show state images, names, capitals, mottos, birds, flowers, and trees. Everyone could probably ...Read more

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Price: $109.99
Available from: AMNH

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Wrist Ruler

There'd be no more wondering about exact measurements if you had this ruler around your wrist. Sure, a leather wristband is not for everyone, but for those of us that continually carry around a measuring tape, it could be a smart alternative. Inch and centimeter measurements are engraved on the outer surface with a stud closure, so it'd be easy to take it on and off to get a quick ...Read more

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Price: $19.95
Available from: iLoveHandles

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Friday Links

NYTimes: Tom Sachs Boomboxes (image above- Ben Sklar for The New York Times) If You Want Healthy Cows, Feed Them Magnets WSJ: 5 Tips for Passing a Personal-Finance Stress Test Ha ha. The Kinspiracy For your walls: Elevations Meet Casey Legler - the world's first female male model LEGO: The women of the US Supreme Court We've all felt this way before: 9.5° Chair “A little boy said I look ugly.” one ...Read more

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LBR-2 Book Bench

Do I really need to explain how this bench is worth every cent of its price tag? Seating + Books = (!). It has an angled shelf for books (why, yes, I am nerding out a little bit over that detail). That will give you a perfect place to keep your favorites, tucked away under a handy seating surface. Maybe it goes in a hallway (don't even dare to think about putting shoes ...Read more

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Price: $950.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

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No Line No Wave Scarf Collection

If you happen to have a loved one that likes scarves and other strange, artistic things, then the No Line No Wave Scarf Collection should be on your list of birthday/anniversary/special event gift ideas. Glasgow-based studio Briggs & Cole invited twelve Scottish creatives to contribute designs, and the result is an odd-yet-wonderous array of silky squares. Be forewarned, though, as each scarf is produced as a limited edition of ...Read more

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Price: $600.00
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

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Craft Collection by Normann Copenhagen

Solid oak and marble make a perfect pair when it comes to these functional kitchen tools by Danish designer Simon Legald. Both materials are durable and fit for everyday use while the rounded edges and curves ensure that each piece is comfortable to handle and hold. FYI, the main purchase link is directly to Normann Copenhagen. However, if you prefer to purchase from a shop in North America, Gretel Home ...Read more

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Price: $95.00 +
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

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90 Degree Wall Shelf by Frama Denmark

How do you make your home look a little more edgy? Adding a few metal pieces will do the trick, and this 90 Degree Wall Shelf provides not only a small ledge for your current reading material (or personal accessories) but also an unadorned light bulb. Could you make something like this yourself? Maybe, if you're not afraid of bending metal and adding electricity. The rest of us will have to ...Read more

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Price: CAD399.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

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Library Card Tote Bag

Do you recognize the card image on this tote bag? Congratulations, you are officially old and wise. If you don't immediately recognize it, then I'll do the patronizing thing and explain it to you as if you were an idiot a child. Many, many years ago, before the internet was absolutely essential widely used, people would drive or walk to the library, which was a building full of books- hardbound ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Parsonal: Custom Furniture, On-Demand

Custom furniture? For $200-$650? Yes, please. Simply choose a product from Arrister's catalog, customize the dimensions, and checkout. Their line is based on the Parsons table design, so there's nothing fancy, just the tried-and-true basic lines of the familiar T-square design. What can you customize? All sorts of things: End Table, Coffee Table, Short Bookcase, Tall Bookcase, Sitting Desk, Standing Desk and Dining Table, for starters. You can finally get ...Read more

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Price: $200.00+
Available from: Kickstarter

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TR-001W Trays

Why should you care about these aluminum, powder coated trays from LIXHT? Well, they'd be good for organizing stacks of odds and ends, or for transporting things from one place to another. They're also lightweight and have a very thin profile. On a personal note, I ordered both the small and large size after LIXHT emailed us, and now a previously messy stack of material samples suddenly looks purposeful and ...Read more

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Price: $58.00 - 68.00
Available from: LIXHT

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Gather, Observe, Ponder Banner

Not a bad slogan to live by, is it? Handmade by Winter Cabin Collection, this banner is belongs to a collection of goods brought about by the partnership of the American Museum of Natural History and Etsy. There's several things to catch the eye and tempt the wallet, but this banner is probably the most altruistic purchase, as it will most likely inspire others (we can hope). White & Gold or ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: American Museum of Natural History

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Rok Hand-powered Espresso Machine

The perfect cup of espresso is hard to replicate at home unless you want to plonk down several hundred (or thousand) dollars. And that's exactly why some of our tastebuds will perk up when seeing the Rok Espresso Maker. It's completely hand-powered. It's also portable, which opens up the options for just where you'll enjoy a cup of caffeinated loveliness. You'll need a good espresso grind, some hot water, and ...Read more

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Price: $190.00
Available from: Gessato

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Antipode Pendant Light

Let's run through the very short list of requirements for a pendant light. Minimal/modern? Check. Spectacular/different? Check. Somewhat affordable? Check. The Antipode Pendant Light from Lambert & Fils fits those three requirements, and now we just need to figure out just where we're going to put it. Maybe the dining room, or entryway, or a large walk-in closet? Dimensions: 12.5-38.5" H, 5" W, 47" L Materials: Unfinished brass, UL listed electrical ...Read more

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Price: $410.00
Available from: DPAGES

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Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1

Whoa. The Artiphon Instrument 1 lets you play any instrument you want with a single device. Huh? You'd best watch their Kickstarter video, as that's the quickest way to understand the full scope of what the Artiphon offers. The digital interface works with any MIDI-compatible software and the ergonomic design allows you to hold it in various positions- guitar, violin, piano, bass, drum machine, etc. Designed and engineered in Nashville, TN. ...Read more

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Price: $299.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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