The Mesh Canvas: Frank Stella

It's unlikely that you know a lot of people that love Frank Stella's art and needlepoint, but in case you know just one, this set would be an excellent (and extravagant) gift. The set is a limited-edition needlepoint cushion, brought about by The Mesh Canvas, a collaboration between Frank Stella, Art in America and Artspace, and "allows the viewer to become involved in the creative process." Each kit includes 2 canvases, ...Read more

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Price: $450.00 - 500.00
Available from: Whitney Museum Shop

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Beau Pendant Light

David Trubridge is well known for his puzzle-like, open-weave light fixtures. With the new Beau Pendant, the same overlapping segment idea is used to direct light downwards, hiding the light source. The light is flat-packed, keeping with the company’s longstanding eco-conscious aim, and is available in a natural, caramel, or black stain. Small: 11" h x 24" w x 24" d (28x60x60cm) Large: 14" h x 30" w x 30" d (36x75x75...Read more

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Price: $560.00 - 900.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Happy Birthday Crank Music Box

Here's the perfect little (and inexpensive) birthday gift: the Happy Birthday Crank Music Box. If you're more into composing your own original tune, you may like the Make Your Own Music Box Kit- it comes with an instruction booklet. There's also lots of other melodies (You've Got A Friend, If I Only Had A Brain, Wedding March, etc.) should the occasion be something other than a birthday. Original hand crank ...Read more

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Price: $9.00
Available from: Kikkerland

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Friday Links

- Kram/Weisshaar's SmartSlab Table has hidden tech to cook food and chill drinks (video below) (via Curbed) - Why do honeybees love hexagons? - Apps to help you understand the environment - Uh, do you need/want some Lump Nubbins sculptures? Because I sure do. - Old fashioned razor that takes old fashioned razor blades: Rockwell Model T Razor and Razor Blades - Canvas and leather Asum Bags - Book ...Read more

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Knockout Side Tables

Simplistic side tables always get my vote, but these cross over into the minimalistic category, which has me making imaginary placards in their honor. They're just so serious, and would be especially great next to a silly chair or sofa (you know the term: juxtaposition). With several shaped bases in solid white marble, black marble, or green Swedish marble, you'll have to consider a cluster (if you can afford it) ...Read more

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Price: $970.00 - 1,825.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Skultuna Basso Coaster

No more wine or champagne drips on your precious tabletop, because this Skultuna Basso Coaster will set the bottle dead center each and every time, thanks to its raised center surface. Did you know that indentation at the bottom of bottles is known as a punt or kick-up? Good luck trying to fit that into a conversation without appearing like a complete nerd. Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune Material: Polished Brass, ...Read more

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Price: $110.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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Wire Planters by Norm Architects

If things feel dull and dreary in a room, perhaps you need a plant or two. Plants are excellent for purifying the air and they give a much needed dose of nature (and texture) into boring rooms. The new-ish Wire Planters by Norm Architects elevate plants at varying heights, which makes things more interesting and, well, more natural. Designers: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn of Norm Architects All sizes ...Read more

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Price: $75.00 - 95.00
Available from: DWR

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Aqua Sink Drainer Basket

Sometimes a dish drainer is unavoidable. Instead of settling for the normal/terrible options at the local big box store, please do consider this rather simple plastic option. Use it in the sink for soaking (saves water) and then set it up on the counter to drain (the drain may be repositioned in order to fit your particular layout). Available in red, black, white, olive. Japanese designed, made in China. ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Plastica

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Harris Sofa by Montauk

Sofas are the most important of furnishings, right up there with mattresses. After all, we spend lots of time on our sofas- reading, watching shows and movies, sleeping. So, you might as well invest in something you really, truly love, right? For a recent project I looked and looked for the right sofa: it needed to be at least 8' long, low, streamlined and soft. As in, take-a-nap-on-it soft. As ...Read more

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Price: $4,900.00+
Available from: Montauk Sofa

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Canot Cutting Boards

A lovely cutting board, is it not? And it's got an accompanying Canot Kitchen Brush especially suited to "scrape, scrub, clean and cut" those fruits and vegetables that are oh-so-good for that body of yours. Maybe with both the cutting board and brush you'll be more inclined to fit those fruits and veggies into your daily meal planning. It's worth a shot. Designer: Ionna Vautrin for Andree Jardin Material: Beech ...Read more

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Price: $66.00 - 75.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

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Ada Sconce

The Ada Sconce is a versatile little light, for its shade is made of two adjustable reflectors on friction hinges. This means you can move the shades around in many different ways to direct the light exactly where you wish. Fans of Charlotte Perriand might recognize a little of her CP-1 Sconce in this design, as this light was inspired by that exact design. And, another nice tidbit: the Ada ...Read more

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Price: $425.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

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Hasami Porcelain Teapot

Not only does this Hasami Porcelain Teapot have a classically modern shape, it shares the same diameter as other pieces in the Hasami Porcelain collection, which allows for easy transport and stacking. That's not only beneficial for your cabinet space, but it also makes for an efficient and aesthetically pleasing tablescape. Crafted from a custom blend of clay and porcelain, the surface is softer to the touch than traditional porcelain. ...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Tortoise General Store

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Muuto’s Grain Pendant

At first glance, you'll most likely wish Muuto's new Grain Pendant was a bit bigger than ~8" in diameter. However, once you see a few lined up over a kitchen island or a large grouping over a table, you'll be glad that it's not too large, as the size is perfect for multiples. Get up close and personal, and you'll see the shade is made from a mix of bamboo fibers ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Lekker Home

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Weekly Desk Pad

Do you like mapping out certain weeks, jotting down what notes you need to write to whomever deserves it? Keep track of your agenda with this fill-in 'Social Preparedness Kit' calendar from Egg Press. It's laid out on a minimal white page, with plenty of room to get your social p's and q's organized. Letterpress printed tablet-style 52-page weekly line-up. 9” x 12”. Made in Portland, OR. ...Read more

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Price: $36.00
Available from: Plastica

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Friday Links

- joseph sarafian & ron culver explore concrete casting with fabric forms - Lunar Watch with genuine moon rock! - Nice Rolltop Backpack: Wedon Saxby Rolltop - Cute for wannabe rockstars: Beech Wood + Rockin Guitar Salad Servers - Smart Handle, Suspension Ride... you'd think we're talking about a car: Floatti Super Suitcase - Can a machine capture an artist's essential style? A New Rembrandt - Large Pivot Wall creates separate spaces in ...Read more

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