Plunk Desk

Standing is better than sitting, blah, blah, blah… you've heard all about it, but you're not about to change out your favorite desk for some kind of wonky contraption that screws up your whole nicely-designed-house/office vibe. Plus, you work from lots of different places, so it might not even make much of a difference anyways. Am I right? Well, that's just where the Plunk Desk fits in. It's a ...Read more

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Price: $395.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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DISH Plate Series

Just for fun, let's take a look at the DISH Plate Series by the Patella Brothers. Each trompe l'oei design has a strange sort of narrative, and for that very reason I think most of us would vote to hang these plates on the wall as art rather than use them day in and day out. However, if you'd like your food to be presented alongside insects and other odd ...Read more

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Price: $95.00
Available from: Artware Editions

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Savannah Project

I spy with my little eye two shipping containers. Can you see them? There are two, each one offset with the other with a raised ceiling area in between. It's more proof that container building can be done well, and there's no need to sacrifice spaciousness if you keep your roof situation creative. Take a look at the photo below to get an idea of the outside, or visit PSP ...Read more

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Gregory Buntain Gift Ideas

The first of our holiday gift guides is shared by Gregory Buntain, Co-Founder & Design Director of Fort Standard. Since beginning in 2011, Fort Standard has launched their own line of furniture, home goods and a women’s jewelry brand called Clermont. FS also designs for other brands and manufacturers such as lighting for Roll & Hill, bone china for 1882 and home goods for SCP and Areaware. Below you'll find a few items ...Read more

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008 Atlantico Low Chest

Here's another piece to add to your 'when-I-have-an-extra-$4500-to-spend' list. This chest from Atlantico (aka De La Espada) smacks of high quality, from the solid planks of wood that make its top, base, panels, and sides all the way down to its lovely slender legs. Mortise and tenon joints plus dovetail joinery tick off two other quality points, and rest assured that attention to detail means seamless connections. Choose between ...Read more

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Price: $4,555.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

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Lichtbloem DIY Light

A small, LED light that you put together yourself is just what you need to bolster your construction confidence. A ping pong ball, optical fibers, a battery, and clothespin all come in this Lichtbloem DIY kit, and after a few minutes of assembly, this little light of yours will shine for all to see. Should you feel the need to brag about making it yourself, do limit your chest puffing ...Read more

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Price: $27.50
Available from: coens

Source: moddea

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Frame Drawing Pad

A quick framing job is just what your drawings need, because, let's face it, you're not a famous artist (yet). I'd suggest scattering a few of these around the house for friends and family to play Picasso and possibly leave you some excellent little cartoons that you'll cherish for years... or throw away as soon as they leave the room, it's up to you. Spiral-bound sketchbook with an integrated cardboard ...Read more

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Price: £9.25 - 12.95
Available from: Theo

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Rocket Stool

The well known Eero Aarnio designed this three-legged stool in 1995, and, as you can tell, it hints at his other work with its rounded ("plump") seat and legs. Interestingly enough, the Rocket was originally designed for Eero Aarnio's own kitchen, though it'd do just as well in other rooms. The solid wood stool is available in oak wood painted white, black or soaped, and in two different sizes, Rocket Stool ($435) ...Read more

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Price: $300.00 - 435.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

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Monocle by Native Union

This looks like one half of a pair of headphones, doesn't it? It appears to be so at first glance, though after further inspection, you'll find a few bells and whistles to enhance its appeal. It's a speaker, handset, and speakerphone. Listen to music while on the go and receive calls without digging around in your bag for your phone. You can even daisy-chain up to 10 Monocles together to create ...Read more

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Price: $49.99 - 59.99
Available from: Native Union

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MATT Pen Holders

How about a ring to round up your pens and pencils? The MATT collection is made of black soft plastisol, a textured, somewhat flexible material that feels like rubber. Choose between the Ring, $45, or Oval, $59. Designed by Sylvain Willenz for Objekten. Made in The Netherlands. MATT Pen Holder Ring, $45.00 MATT Pen Holder Oval, $59.00 Available from Leibal. Also available directly from Objekten, €31.90 - €64.90. ...Read more

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Price: $45.00 - 59.00
Available from: Leibal

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Concertina Wood Trivet

Trivets aren't necessarily exciting, are they? Charged with the task of protecting our tabletops, they're meant to be covered up with pots and dishes with little thought to their aesthetic value. However, this walnut trivet does a neat trick of extending from a small area to a rather long length, allowing it to fit your feast from one dish to several. It looks like a stack of chopsticks when closed, ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Friday Links

Kickstarter: The Corder Also Kickstarter: The Carpenter Collection All-Natural Wood Watch & Soft Strap Just in case you need it: How to Erase Yourself From the Internet Peter Buechler (via my amp goest to 11) "Social connections are as important to our survival and flourishing as the need for food, safety, and shelter." Social Connection Makes a Better Brain (via We Are Star Stuff) Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park A ...Read more

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Simple Machines Round Table

Just as they announced in a previous edition of their magazine, Dwell now has an online store. Now I shall go find my wallet, because I need to hide it and then hit myself over the head in hopes of memory loss. This Simple Machines Round Table stood out on first perusal, as the legs appear to screw into the top and has a clean, simple appearance. The companion Square ...Read more

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Price: $2,790.00
Available from: Dwell

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CableBin

Oh, those pesky cords, sometimes you just want to throw them in the garbage bin. Well, now you can, except it's not garbage bin, but a CableBin. Huh? It's the CableBin, a cylindrical bin that's meant to be home to all your cable clutter underneath your desk. Cables and hubs may be attached to the sidewalls via adhesive components, allowing all the blinking mess to be tidied away. The top ...Read more

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Price: $89.95
Available from: Bluelounge

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Peter Fehrentz’s Renovated Flat

If you subscribe to Dwell magazine, you probably already saw this flat in Berlin, but I'd like to point out that a few risks does wonders for a small space. Not everyone has the guts to go with pink/rose cabinets and a dark grey tile backsplash, yet Mr. Fehrentz's 646-square-foot apartment proves it works well alongside other subdued colors. Flip through the slideshow over at Dwell and I'm 99% sure ...Read more

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