El Casco Chrome Tape Dispenser

If you're not particularly detail-oriented when it comes to your desktop/workspace aesthetic, then you won't care at all about a tape dispenser. However, if well-designed desk accessories makes your heart all aflutter, then you'll want to know all about the El Casco Chrome Tape Dispenser. It's all metal, so it's got a heft that will keep it in place when in use. Oh, and don't worry about someone appropriating ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Big Ben

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Le Guest Book

Ah, yes, hospitality, remember that? When people were nice and appropriate and proper? No? Me neither. Maybe we can bring back a smidgeon of the old times by backing Le Guest Book, a memory-keeper, if you will, for you and your guests. Keep it out on the coffee table so your favorite people can leave you notes and drawings, or maybe they'll answer the multiple choice questions if they're not ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Macon and Lesquoy Pins (new)

Even if you're not the type to pin a pin onto your hat/bag/shirt, these pins by Macon and Lesquoy will tempt you to change your ways. Yes, we've featured them before, but there's a new batch out, and, come on, how could I resist not sharing a Radish, Pipe and Smoke, and Bicycle pin? Or an Apple, Crab, and Peapod pin? Do you not have an urge to ...Read more

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Price: $30.00 - 58.00
Available from: GreenerGrassDesign

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Custom Backyard Table

Nice! Stylegarage has these stainless steel base sets ($395 CAD) that make the 'DIY table' concept super simple. You will need a drill, of course, and a measuring tape, as well as some wood planks or alternative top, but it's easy from there. Pick whatever length of planks you want to make your ideal table top size- get them from your local hardware store or a lumber or salvage yard. All ...Read more

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Price: $~500.00
Available from: Stylegarage

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Tom Dixon Peg Chair

Constructed from natural, solid birch wood, this café chair by Tom Dixon is light-weight and robust. Carry it from the dining area to the living room or office for an extra seat without looking like a weakling, or, more importantly, hurting your back. The "quietly pared down character" of japanese architecture was the inspiration for its functional shape. Available in 3 colors. Dimensions: 30.7"H x 21.2"W Materials: solid birch Year: 2010 From ...Read more

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Price: $495.00
Available from: Dwell

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Pendura Coat Stand

Maybe you're lucky and this coat stand can be shipped to you, but I plugged in Texas as a destination and I was out of luck. It's a simple, triangular-shaped coat stand, and that's exactly what makes it special. Angled notches on the front and back allow for coat/clothes and bag storage, and it just leans against the wall, so it's easy to move anywhere you need it most. ...Read more

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Price: €190.00
Available from: GALULA Shop

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Kitty Kasa

Your little feline friend could use some new hideouts, and this Kitty Kasa Collection from ArniSays won't burn your retinas like the other offerings at the pet store. And, as if your cat's happiness isn't enough reward, when you buy one of the Kasa items, you're also saving the life of a shelter cat, as all profits go directly to the ARNI foundation, a 501(C)3, non-profit, no-kill, animal shelter located ...Read more

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Price: $49.99 each
Available from: ArniSays

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Bicicleta Rug

Rugs that can live indoors or outside are what you should be thinking about, because what's nicer than an outdoor seating area? An outdoor seating area with a rug, that's what. Now, there are loads of outdoor area rugs that are available, and this one from Nani Marquina isn't new, but it is still one of my favorites because it's made from- you guessed it- recycled rubber bicycle tires. Each ...Read more

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Price: $1,694.00
Available from: YLiving

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Famous Playing Cards

Larger numbers and symbols with more whitespace- plus a few lightning bolts- make these playing cards a sight for sore eyes. The easy-to-see cards will be especially handy if you're playing a game around a dimly lit table, as it never hurts to have an edge over your competitors. Designed by Best Made in New York, printed in Erlanger, Kentucky by the United States Playing Card Company (legendary makers of ...Read more

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Price: $8.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Plaza String Light

You'll be able to find variations of this Plaza String Light, but just in case you'd rather get lighting for your patio or porch sooner rather than later, this string is a good option. It has the appropriate large-scale look that will add just the right ambience to your outdoor gathering. The total length is 48 feet, with 3 foot spacing between each socket. - Maximum wattage for string run is 1500W ...Read more

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Price: $129.00
Available from: Morba

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Friday Links

Sabaoarch build three-metre-wide concrete house in Tokyo Photography: Mikhail Mishainik reveals the wonders of Russia's salt mines Jamie Wolfond: Inflatable Floor Fan, $400.00 (so fun) If you need kids' rooms inspiration: the boo and the boy Mamiko Otsubo - “Concrete Moon” (via ode to things) Photo: green house by guen-k Bryan Zanisnik, artist: New York Close Up series This is so, so wrong: Pizza Bed, A Conceptual Bedding Set Design That ...Read more

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Take-off Lights

Ooo, this light is fun! You're in charge of the final design pattern, so put your designer hat on and start brainstorming. Each lampshade is made of two sheets of paper with a fine pattern of laser stitches. Punch out the small triangle pieces to create whatever pattern you wish. Yes, you'd have to do a fair amount of punching, but it'd be worth it, right? After a little assembly, ...Read more

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Price: €129.00
Available from: fifti-fifti

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Collage Sticky Notes Duo

And you thought sticky notes could not be improved. Just take a look at the geometric print on these sets and tell me they're not terrific. I want all of them, but I will restrain myself and just get one set. Maybe. They'd be handy for notes or reminders that need to stand out amongst all the other papers on our desktops, wouldn't they? Each pack contains 2 pads. Total of 60 ...Read more

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Price: $7.00
Available from: Poketo

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Beautiful Insight Storage Boxes (Gallery, Hobbyist, or Storekeeper)

Do you remember the Beautiful Insights Storage Boxes we posted last year? If you liked them, but didn't like the international shipping fee, now you're in luck as MoMA Store is carrying three sizes (hooray!). You now have a reason to organize, if only to make the Gallery, Hobbyist, or Storekeeper Box functional. Materials: Birch Wood Designer: Karen Olze and Gisa Wilkens Made in Germany. Small: 4.7h x 4.7w x 4.7"...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Lerival Felt Stool

This isn't new, but who cares? It's still a felt stool that holds weight simply by its folds and rivets. Think origami, in a larger scale and in felt. Exploring the most efficient use of fabric led to this design with a comfortable saddle-shaped seat. Designed by Moorhead & Moorhead and manufactured by Lerival. In 2010, the Felt Stool became part of MoMA's Permanent Collection of Architecture & Design. Manufactured by Lerival. 14" W, 17" ...Read more

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Price: $480.00
Available from: Switch Modern

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