Nambu Cast Iron Tea Pot

As if you needed encouragement to purchase this Nambu cast iron kettle, greenergrassdesign is offering 20% off Nambu's pieces until Saturday (coupon code "Nambu"). Designed by Makoto Koizumi, this kettle is made using traditional craftsmanship in the Iwate Prefecture of Japan. That craftsmanship goes back to the middle of the 17th century, so rest assured that this kettle will last for generations, and look exceptionally good while providing your daily cup ...Read more

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Price: $350.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign

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Perseo Suspension Lamps

If you happen across the frosted version of the Perseo Suspension Lamp, you might assume at first glance that it is made of paper. Not a surprise, as Japanese paper lanterns were the inspiration behind these mouth blown Murano glass pendants. Now, considering each lamp is mouth blown, they aren't inexpensive, however, considering their faceted surface and fragility, it's easy to make sense of the price tags. Available in transparent ...Read more

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Price: $620.00 - 1,480.00
Available from: YLighting

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Gordon Stool

Yes, you could go the super modern route when choosing your barstools, or you could pick a softer, quieter option like the Gordon Stool. It could easily work with traditional or modern pieces, thanks to its no-fuss, ladder-like metal frame. The wood seat and feet are available in a natural (oak) finish and a lighter whitewash finish. Coated metal frame. Made in USA Counter Height: 27"H / 16"W / 13 3/4" Seat Bar Height: 29 1/2"...Read more

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Price: $275.00
Available from: Minam

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Alessi CrissCross Tray

If you're going to buy a tray or basket to catch all of your miscellaneous clutter, please make it this CrissCross Tray by Eero Aarnio. It's made anodized aluminum and is available in both natural and black (get the black). The size is perfect for handling all manner of large and medium-sized things- magazines, books, and mail, just to name a few. Designer: Eero Aarnio Manufacturer: Alessi Country: Italy Date: 2013 ...Read more

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Price: $265.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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Stack and Scare Block Set

Monster blocks! And done very well, I might add. This set of blocks with vibrant patterns of feet, hands, and heads will keep you and the little ones around you busy building all sorts of non-scary creatures. Should I be embarrassed that I want a set, and I don't even have kids? Because I'm not. High five to whomever designed the illustrations. Bookmark it for your kid's/niece's/nephew's next ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Stone Writer’s Block

If you're forever misplacing your pencil and notepad, then maybe this Writer’s Block by Bower Studios will keep them close at hand. If you're new to the Bower Studio (Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi) name, be sure to take a look at their work as they've got quite a few excellent products; we've featured their Shape Boards, Shape Mirrors, and Key Targets in the past few weeks. Writer's Block ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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Geometric Fire Pit

Remember this guy? It's your best choice for a fire pit, in my humble opinion. For example, there's this other Geometric Fire Pit ($998), which has a very similar shape, but it doesn't have an optional wood top for coffee table use ($160-$222) or a grill top ($175-289) to make food part of the party. Those two additions make sense of the slight price difference, don't you think? Choose between the ...Read more

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Price: $1,195.00 - 2,145.00
Available from: DWR

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Jens Bench

Often entryways are too cramped for any kind of seating option, but if you have the luxury of space, you might as well add one in so that your family and guests have a spot to set their bags or take off their shoes. The Jens Bench, designed by (you guessed it) Jens Risom for DWR, features a cushion that can be positioned to the right, left, or center to ...Read more

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Price: $1,450.00
Available from: DWR

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Twain, Berge, and Swift Catchalls

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything"- those wise words are by Mark Twain, and are written upon this glossy, ceramic catchall. A little encouragement never hurts, does it? There's also the Bergé ("Embrace reality even if it burns you") and the Swift Catchall ("He was a bold man that first eat an oyster") for catching your odds and ends. 8.5 x 8.5 inches ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Izola

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Friday Links

Oh, what beauty: Shade-lit If you're in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 26, go to this: PRECOGNITO/INCOGNITO 2014 The 'Shelfie' 'Sleep startup' Casper dreams of overturning the mattress racket 'Ghostbusters' fan art Plant Stamps: stickers that grow into plants Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas   Have a fantastic weekend. ...Read more

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T.J. Wilcox In the Air Silk Scarf

If you pay attention to the art world, you might have heard of T.J. Wilcox and his panoramic film installation In the Air, 2013, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. If you haven't, don't worry, as that's not a prerequisite to purchase a still printed on this 100% silk scarf you see above. However, do feel free to dazzle anyone who appreciates the scarf with your knowledge of the installation- ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: Whitney Shop

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Acapulco Multi Lounge Chair

Open the windows, get outside, you know the drill. Spring has sprung and now's the time to enjoy the weather. This colorful Acapulco Lounge Chair is $229, and will prove to everyone that you're not afraid of pink, aqua, and orange used in the same piece of furniture. Black powdercoated steel tube frame, PVC cord 30.5"Wx35.5"Dx37"H...Read more

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Price: $229.00
Available from: CB2

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Nathalie Du Pasquier Cushions

Normally, one would tend to stay away from overly bright colors and busy patterns in interior settings to avoid looking too crazy, but that's all forgotten once one sees the printed cushions by Nathalie Du Pasquier. Yes, the patterns are bright and busy, and that's exactly their appeal- they just make sense. Shown above: 'penta' (57x35cm) and 'memory'(50x50cm) Designer: Nathalie Du Pasquier / Hay 'cells'(50x50cm) and ...Read more

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Price: $72.50 - 90.00
Available from: AmbienteDirect

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Stanley 3 Pendant

The nice thing about this Stanley 3 Pendant, other than the fact that it's hand-spun in Birmingham and made of solid polished copper, is that it's not immediately recognizable. Often certain pieces of certain designers will be used so much that you tend to get sick of it. So, no matter how wonderful a light fixture is upon its initial release, after seeing it twenty times in twenty different spaces, it ...Read more

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Price: $595.00 - 835.00
Available from: HORNE

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Hub Floor Mirror

If you walk out of the door in the morning with your shirt buttoned wrong, you need a floor-length mirror. Luckily, this rubber-rimmed mirror designed by Jordan Murphy and Matt Carr can be placed anywhere thanks to its wooden easel stand, which has a ladder-like back for hanging coats/clothes, accessories, or even towels, if it's in or near a bathroom. Also, there's a 36" diameter wall mirror with the same ...Read more

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Price: $300.00
Available from: Umbra

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