Less Mess Happy Mat

Parents and other adults who have tried to contain the mess of a child eating will know that it's near impossible to come out of the encounter unscathed. Overturned plates and bowls are bound to happen, but if you turn your eyes to the slightly manaical grin of the Less Mess Happy Mat, you'll know that there's hope. This mat is silicone (CPSIA Certified, FDA approved and BPA, PVC, lead ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Powder-Coated Steel Folding Table

Folding tables, ick. They never look good and they're so very tacky... right? Wrong! There's one folding table that actually looks decent, and sort of cheery, thanks to its bright green color. Designed by Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, this Steel Folding Table has detachable legs and may be used wherever you need an extra impromptu surface- indoors or outside. You can even hang it on the wall for storage ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Marble Wall-Mounted Shelf

If you're a complete snob, you might turn your nose up at "Carrara-style" marble, but marble is marble is marble for most people, and a smallish shelf for just under $50 might just go a long way to helping a storage problem. Maybe you could use an extra surface in the bathroom or in the kitchen? Snap one (or two) of these shelves up for an easy fix. Marble wall-mounted shelf. 24"...Read more

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Price: $47.96
Available from: CB2

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Aerostat Table Lamp

Do you need a little extra light in your life? And I do mean that literally, as in an extra table lamp. If so, turn your eyes toward the Aerostat. As you may know, an Aerostat is a lighter than air craft that stays aloft with the use of buoyant gas. Similar in feel, the white blown glass diffuser of this lamp from Fabbian (designed by Guillaume Delvigne) rests upon ...Read more

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Price: $394.20
Available from: YLighting

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Pennant Belt Holster

I think it's safe to say that most holsters are generally unfit for the discerning eye, especially when paired with a phone, as was popular when mobiles first became popular. Now, if you're wearing a holster for tools, as in actual tools for a job or craft, it's entirely forgivable, especially if it looks anything like this Pennant Belt Holster. It's just strange enough to be interesting, and, of course, ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Scarr

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Bigshot Camera

Build a fully functional digital camera! While the Bigshot Camera would be enormously effective in any learning environment, you might also benefit from understanding how science makes capturing images possible. There's three different lens settings, three fields of view, a flash, a lithium polymer (rechargable) battery, and a hand crank for back up power. Just follow the instructions and in no time you'll be clicking away. If you do buy ...Read more

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Price: $89.00
Available from: Bigshot

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Wooden Rulers by HAY

Striped, random rulers are sure to cheer you up no matter what. Just look at those colors and lines! Whether you're in the back-to-school mood or not, a few patterned rulers will surely come in handy, plus, a set of 3 will give your desk area a little flair (in a good way). Also available directly from HAY. Materials: Beech Dimensions: S: 7.75" l (20cm) M: 9.75" l (25cm) L: 11.75" l (30cm) ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Friday Links

I could live in a houseboat if it looked like this inside: Houseboat by Mjölk Architekti Less Is More: The Tiny House Movement What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes? Just what you need: a terribly expensive firewood holder Dyson's Robot Vacuum Cleaner How to Teach a Young Introvert Fun: Hedge Planters on Kickstarter Laser cut wood dividers for your vinyl, books, and ...Read more

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Para Hammock

Does this remind you of a wood bead seat massager thingy? Or is it just me? In any case, it certainly looks about a hundred times better thanks to its handcrafted flat walnut tiles. The Para Hammock is made of over 700 pieces of walnut, all connected by paracord. The flexing wood tiles provide comfort and is finished for outdoor use, so consider it for your patio or backyard; it should ...Read more

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Price: $3,200.00
Available from: 4th Period Woodshop

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Aqua Carafe with Cork Lid

You're not lazy, you're just extremely efficient. Keep water (or your favorite beverage of choice) close at hand with a carafe. And, if you're going to get a carafe, you might as well make sure it's a little appealing, right? Mouth blown glass in green or blue creates a cool silhouette with a cork top to keep contents protected. Designed by SEA for Sagaform Mouth-Blown Glass Dia 3 1/2", h 9 7/8" ...Read more

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Price: $24.95
Available from: Burke Decor

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Ito Bindery Memo Block

Well, here's a paper pad that makes me wish I had more notes to take. Each Ito Bindery Memo Block contains 350 tear-off sheets, and, with three modular sizes to choose from, you can combine or stack them as you wish. A recycled paperboard base gives stability and weight. Designer/Maker: Ito Bindery Material: Paper sheets and recycled paperboard Dimensions: 10.7 × 10.7 × 4.3 CM (S) 15 × 10.7 × 4.3 CM (M) 25.7 × 7.5 × 4.3 CM (L) Origin: Japan ...Read more

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Price: $18.00 and up
Available from: Ode to Things

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Henrybuilt Drawer Accessory System

These kitchen drawer organizers by Henrybuilt are perfect. Made of solid wood, each item holds and divides kitchen utensils and accessories in precise order, and, after installing them, the rest of your life will magically sort itself out. Maybe. But, before you get too attached to these drawer organizers, there's some not-so-good news: they're only available as part of a complete Henrybuilt system. That means it's time to start saving ...Read more

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Price: $1,500.00
Available from: Henrybuilt

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Highflyer Swing

You know what's fun? An indoor swing. There's something about this Highflyer Swing that looks more at home indoors than out, but, hey, if you want to put it in your front or back yard, go for it. And, if you're seeing the lines of a vintage aeroplane/airplane, you're spot on, as that was the inspiration. The title tipped you off, didn't it? Designed and made in Australia. Size: 500...Read more

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Price: AUD220.00
Available from: Anaesthetic

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Master Kit #5575

If your toolbox is a mess, with missing hex bits and no Phillips Head to be found, you could probably use a complete tool overhaul. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you are either very lucky, very rich, or have your home falling apart. In any case, this Master Kit has pretty much everything you need should you need a basic tool set, all in a securely latching ...Read more

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Price: $95.00
Available from: Chapman Manufacturing Company

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Soffio Macbook Sleeve Backpack

There's nothing wrong with a little scuffs here and there on a great leather bag, especially when that bag keeps your 15" MacBook Pro pristine. This Soffio Macbook Sleeve Backpack is made of high quality untreated leather that protects your Macbook, with space for an iPad, a magazine, a moleskine or A4 documents. The front removable pocket perfectly fits a charger, or, more likely the case, just use it to carry ...Read more

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Price: €210.00
Available from: Soffio

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