Hay & Scholten & Baijings’ Paper Carpet

Paper carpets? Indeed. Made of woven paper thread with a non-slip rubber backing, these carpets designed by Scholten & Baijings feature various soft and strong color pairings that would brighten up any entryway or hallway. Oh, and they're water and stain repellent, so you won't have to worry about dirty shoes or rain boots. SIZE: 31" w x 78" DETAILS: Water and stain repellent Spot clean with damp cloth Rubber-coated backside MATERIAL: Paper, rubber ...Read more

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Price: $200.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Stellé Audio Bluetooth Speaker by DwellStudio

What in the world is this thing, you ask? Well, put on a decorator's/designer's hat and admit that some speakers are not very pleasing to the eye, and, in fact, a bit of an eyesore at times. If you'd rather a speaker blend in amongst your other items in a bookcase or tabletop milieu, then take a look at the Stellé Audio Bluetooth Speaker by DwellStudio. Maybe it's not ...Read more

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Price: $399.00
Available from: Stellé Audio Bluetooth Speaker by DwellStudio" target="_blank">DwellStudio

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Kaufmann Mercantile Gift Card

What?! You haven't signed up yet to win a gift card ($100) from Kaufmann Mercantile? Time is running out, so get to it. Sign up for emails from both BLTD and Kaufmann Mercantile and you'll be entered to win $100 towards many a great things from the Kaufmann Mercantile shop (or just one special thing). Today's the last day, so sign up now and then keep your fingers crossed... after you pick ...Read more

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Triangle Mirrors

As is often the case, the question isn't 'why do I need a triangle mirror', the question is 'why don't I need a triangle mirror'. After all, you like geometry and you're decent to look at, right? Hang one (or several) on a wall, or place on any surface for a freestanding reflection. Designed and made by Marvin Freitas. 2 3/4" solid maple or cherry frame. xsmall:6", $75.00 small:12", $100.00 medium:18", $125.00 large:24", $150.00 ...Read more

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Price: $75.00 - 150.00
Available from: Marvin Freitas

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Windsor Chair by Chris Specce

Looking for a modern take on the traditional Windsor chair? Don't rule out this version designed by Chris Specce, as it takes the quintessential form and eliminates any overly ornate details for a clean and modern look. It's sturdy, so it'll stand up to the bumps and scrapes of a high traffic dining room, and the bolder color options further set it apart from its stuffier predecessor. Available in bleached, ...Read more

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Price: $625.00
Available from: YLiving

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Kingstown Barstools

The Kingstown Barstools from Studio Dunn are just as sleek as they were when they first hit the market a few years ago. Similar to Studio Dunn's popular Conventry Stool, the barstools combine traditional handmade joinery with contemporary manufacturing methods to create a seating option with incredibly graceful lines. And, as a tip of the hat to their eco-friendly cred, it's worth mentioning that Studio Dunn works with high-quality domestic ...Read more

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Price: $890.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

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J1 Studio’s C Lamp

$138? Is that right? J1 Studio's C Lamp is made from lightweight polypropylene and utilizes a folding technique to avoid a metal frame, thus reducing the cost associated with manufacturing (one can guess). Wooden tripod legs complete the simple lamp, giving a minimal, natural look to any room that needs an extra light source. Designed by Jae Won Cho of J1 Studio, where you may also purchase the lamp directly. Handmade ...Read more

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Price: $138.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Reclaimed Wood Plug-In Planter

A reclaimed planter box, so what? As the 'Plug-In' part of the title might have clued you in, this planter box houses a hydroponic, self-watering system. Designed by Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows, the reclaimed wood box hides the mechanism that allows for different watering settings based on plant type to ensure proper nutrient intake, allowing you to grow your plants without your kitchen looking like a science laboratory- not ...Read more

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Price: $159.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Oak Naomi Side Table

As is often the case, simple and well made items can carry a heftier price tag, so don't be too surprised that the Oak Naomi Side Table isn't cheap. This solid oak wood side table incorporates a storage spot for magazines and newspapers and has classically minimalist vibes coming out of its metaphorical nose. It's a no-brainer if it fits your budget. From Belgian design house Ethnicraft. Measures: 23.2" W x 16.5" ...Read more

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Price: $600.00
Available from: Lekker Home

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Ori Salt & Pepper Grinder

More geometry, and this time it's for your tabletop (and tastebuds?). The Ori Salt and Pepper Mills feature ceramic mechanisms that grind pepper, salt, and other spices, all housed within a a pentagonal column. The smaller top portion is for turning, and the larger bottom part for gripping. A matt finish gives an easy and comfortable grip. Designed by Anderssen & Voll for Hay Dimensions: 7" H x 2" Dia. Materials: ABS plastic, ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Friday Links

The Reinvention of Minimalism and Freunde von Freunden: Joseph Dirand permanent retweet Camilla Barnard’s wonderfully quirky East London studio Two AI Chatbots Talk to Each Other Kids React to Walkmans The World's Fair Turns 50: See What Everyone Thought 2014 Would Look Like Cerro Negro: Surf Down a Volcano   Enjoy the weekend!...Read more

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Lumio Book Lamp

The Lumio looks like a hardcover book, but open it up and you've got a sculptural LED light. This compact form makes it easy to take with you, especially as its pleated interior is made of water-resistant Tyvek, so it can even venture outdoors for backyard barbecues or short camping trips. I received a Lumio recently to see it up close (and made a little video) and I was quite ...Read more

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Price: $160.00
Available from: Lumio

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Cherner® Task Chair

Did you know about the contentious history of the Cherner Chair? I didn't, but I'm glad Cherner's sons revived their father's designs, and created the variation you see above. Task chairs often look terrible, no matter today's advanced ergonomic technology, and the simplicity of such classic lines when applied to an office/desk area seating option is enormously appealing. Now that we've agreed its aesthetic appeal, someone just needs to ...Read more

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Price: $1,499.00
Available from: DWR

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Woodbar

Do you need a wooden paperweight in the shape of a gold bar? Maybe not, but that'll change once you open your windows and papers go flying everywhere. The intention behind this design is to remind us all about the value of wood; it acts a clever option to hold a stack of paperwork at bay. Designer: Kaspar Hamacher Weight: 0.5 kg ...Read more

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Price: $39.00
Available from: Mookum

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B (Balance) lamp series: B35°, B35°L , B30°

These concrete and wood lamps by JinSik Kim and YuHun Kim are pretty special; you can position them different ways and group them together in multiples for modular arrangements. There's the B35° Lamp, the B35°L Lamp, and the B30° Lamo, all of which have polygon shaped bases. Take a look at the images below to see the possibilities of mixing a few together for a stronger statement. Designed by ...Read more

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Price: $235.00 - 375.00
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

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