Tokyo 2 and New York 1 Bitmap Blanket

Gah! I know that Cristian Zuzunaga's Digital Sunrise Blanket might have been a little too much color and pattern, but don't let that dissuade you from considering some of the other knitted blankets in the collection. Tokyo 2 Bitmap Blanket is the one above, and New York 1 Bitmap Blanket the one below. Both are a little less crazy with their limited color palette, yet they'll still prove that you can be ...Read more

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Price: $406.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Oon Power Outlet

Power outlets are ugly. We do all manner of things to hide or hang them out of sight, because a mess of cords isn't pretty, no matter what you do to them. However, maybe, just maybe, this Oon Power Outlet might change our minds, as it divides each electrical socket into individual blocks, allowing the unit to flex and rotate. A soft color scheme and cloth cord add a familiar ...Read more

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Price: $79.00
Available from: OKUM

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Homerun Hooks (set of 2)

These Homerun Hooks won't make those annoying dents in your clothes, and, hey, they might even cheer you up each day with their bulbous, cartoon-like shape. Each set includes 1 small and 1 big hook and installation is easy with the included screw. Designer: Sylvain Willenz Manufacturer: Karimoku New Standard Material: Japanese Oak Dimensions: Small: 2" x 2" x 3.4" Large: 2.4" x 2.4" x 4.4" ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

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Friday Links

Leth & Gori's Brick House (Photo: STAMERS KONTOR) (via dezeen) Advanced Style Coloring Book Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong To You Living Succulent Jewelry Notapaperhouse.com GET AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT BRAZILIAN SOCCER CULTURE The esence of jerkitude from Eric Schwitzgebel T-Rex Illusion   That's it for today. See you on Monday. ...Read more

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Vessyl

Vessyl is a cup that can detect and keep track of just about everything you drink throughout the day. It's able to detect the nutritional content (and even in some cases, brand) of beverages you drink from the cup, all the while keeping track of your hydration and consumed calories, sugar, protein, fat and caffeine. Early bird pricing 50% off. Syncs with iPhone. Designed by Yves Behar. [youtube=http://www.youtube....Read more

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Price: $99 now, $199 after launch
Available from: Vessyl

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Amuze Salad Set, Stripe

Yep, they're salad servers. Not for the more traditional tabletop, of course, but for those of us that prefer the very modern take on just about everything, they tick the right box. There's something a little science fiction about them, don't you think? As if they'd look right at home in 2060, if robots haven't taken over salad serving by then. There's also a serving set ($33.90) to match, fyi. Design by ...Read more

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Price: $27.00
Available from: YLiving

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Modern Mailboxes

Someone has mentioned to me that we need a new mailbox, and given that my job is to find modern, well-designed things, I feel that I cannot ignore such a plea. So, what you see below are all the items I see as acceptable options. However, I don't necessarily feel that there's a clear front runner. Perhaps we should have a vote on some sort of social media outlet? Hmm, ...Read more

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Graded Shelving Kit

Now, here's an interesting take on a shelving kit. Notice how the legs thicken towards the bottom? That enables "precisely machined plastic collars" on each of the five shelves to fit at certain spots, thus creating shelving space. Those legs are produced in collaborations with RJH Custom Pool Cues, as those of you who play pool might have noticed. No other hardware is needed, just slide the shelves over the ...Read more

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Price: $2,200.00
Available from: Jamie Wolfond

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Walnut Keyboard Tray

What's so great about a keyboard tray? Well, nothing if you're a strict minimalist and don't have a bunch of little things rattling around on your desk. However, if you're like the rest of us, you could use a small spot to stash a few pens, paperclips, extra batteries and other little miscellany that has no home. A slim profile keeps the ergonomics of Apple's keyboard and the natural black ...Read more

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Price: $59.00
Available from: Grovemade

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Magnote

Perhaps you have a favorite notebook, but I bet you a dollar bill that it doesn't have magnets as a main component. Huh? Yep, magnets. The Magnote, currently a Kickstarter project, has neodymium magnets embedded in its spine, allowing you to easily carry several at once while keeping your ideas or projects separate. It lays completely flat when opened, so you can take advantage of the full page surface. Carry ...Read more

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Price: $29.00 +
Available from: Kickstarter

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Metamorphic Rock Bookend

You may not see the allure in stone shards cast in cement only to then be shoved upon a shelf to hold books in place, but these Metamorphic Rock Bookends now occupy the number one spot on my wish list, and will likely stay there until the holiday season. Three flat, perpendicular sides enable the bookend function while one decorative, textured side provides sculptural interest. Each unique set is signed ...Read more

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Price: $170.00
Available from: Chen Chen & Kai Williams

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Ball LED Indoor Outdoor Lamp

How about adding a cordless, rechargeable, waterproof, and energy efficient light that can live indoors or out to your abode? The Ball LED Lamp is pretty perfect for making your outdoor evening soirees a little more romantic. It's entirely portable, and will withstand all sorts of bad weather. You can even throw it in the pool for a floating lighting display (I'm sure party planners already know this) should you ...Read more

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Price: $177.65
Available from: YLiving

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Grill Basting Brush and Beaker by Eva Solo

The official beginning of summer is almost upon us, and the summer means backyard grilling. And, if you do any backyard grilling, you need a basting brush. This brush and beaker by Eva Solo is a smart little set to aid you in your outdoor cooking, as the silicone brush rests upon the side of the beaker to keep things tidy. It'd be a handsome addition to your other grilling ...Read more

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Price: $39.00
Available from: Emmo Home

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HB6B / Karin Matz

Small, well designed apartments that take advantage of cramped quarters will always have a place in my heart, thanks to living in a ~450 square foot studio apartment in my 20s. I remember imagining countless ways to remodel it if I owned instead of rented. That's why, despite its somewhat rough looking walls, this little apartment by architect Karin Matz in Stockholm has caught my interest. Take a look at the ...Read more

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OK Dish

Stay sane with a daily reminder that everything is, in fact, going to be okay. Take a deep breath, put on your jewelry/pick up your keys/etc., and head out for the day. Similarly, at the end of your how-the-heck-did-end-up-with-a-12-hour-a-day work schedule, take off your jewelry/put down your keys, and relax. This small dish might just be the one spot where things won't get lost. Product Origin: ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

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