Chopstick Rest (set of 3)

Nothing spectacular here, just a set of three textured brass chopstick rests that look oh-so-perfect when nestled together in the small package. Could they be a good gift? Maybe. Or something to add to your utensil drawer? That's more likely, especially if your chopsticks are feeling a little lonely. Designed by Masanori Oji in collaboration with one of Japans oldest metalware manufacturers, Futagami. Material: Brass Size:W5.0xD2.2xH1.0cm (...Read more

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Price: $32.93
Available from: Analogue Life

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Shape Mirrors

As promised, here are the Shape Mirrors by Bower Studios. Try your best to resist, and don't be too hard on yourself if you are overpowered by the hypnotic, geometrical shapes that are the Cube, Cyinder, and Fold Mirrors. CYLINDER, $1,200.00 Materials: Black and Gold Mirror, Walnut Frame Dimensions: 20-1/4" X 36-1/4" X 1" thick CUBE, $1,200.00 Materials: Black, Blue and Clear Mirror, Walnut Frame Dimensions: 24-1/4" X 24-1/4" X 1" thick FOLD, $1,800.00 Materials: ...Read more

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Price: $1,200.00 - 1,800.00
Available from: Bower Studios

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Walnut Jewelry Box plus $100 GC to KM

Fit for a lady or gentleman with a select collection of jewelry, this hand-hewn Walnut Jewelry Box has a removable tray with four compartments for rings, cuff links and smaller items. Suede lining in each compartment helps protect contents, and when the lid is snugly on top, the box measures a perfect 6" square. And, good news, we're teaming up with the retailer, Kaufmann Mercantile, for a cross promotion: sign up ...Read more

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Price: $259.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Stickbulb Lamps

This Stickbulb collection by RUX for is something to be noted. A single, linear LED module is held by a minimal steel base, providing light without the mass usually associated with a table or floor lamp. That theme is repeated with all variations: Vertical and Horizontal Wall Sconces, various lengths of the Linear Pendant, and the Little Bang Table Lamp, just to name a few. Handmade in New York City ...Read more

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Price: $350.00 - 3,400.00
Available from: Stickbulb

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Slow Factory Scarves

What do you get the person who loves cosmology and/or fashionable things? One of these scarves from Slow Factory, of course. The 30% Silk/70% Cotton scarves start at a reasonable $80, while the 100% silk scarves go up to the $200 price point. Might be a nice Mother's Day gift, perhaps? Or a reward for doing your taxes? Hmm, bookmark it in either case. Some designs also available at the Cooper-Hewitt Shop. ...Read more

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Price: $200.00
Available from: Slow Factory

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Broom Holder

Your broom needs a little love. Trust me, it told me so. It's sick of being thrown in a closet and left on the floor, like it means nothing to you, and it wants to be held aloft by this Broom Holder, so it's kept neatly on the wall, at the ready for your next mess. Dare I say this holder is nice enough to not live in a closet? ...Read more

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Price: $42.00
Available from: Minam

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Tab Shelf

Sure, it's a shelf, what of it? Well, this powder-coated steel shelf has a ridge down the middle to keep photos and art propped up as well as a lip on the front. That allows you to display all sorts of things without worrying about little (or big) things falling off, which makes it suitable for anywhere you need an extra display or storage space. Designer: Phil Procter H 0.25" W 25" ...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: DWR

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Limited Edition Key Targets

You get a double whammy of Bower Studios today. Throw your keys at the target and a magnet will catch them- a simple idea with a fun graphic image, in quite a few color options, I should add. Take note that these color options are limited edition, and Areaware will carry other variations later in May. ...Read more

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Price: $175.00
Available from: Bower Studios

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Bob and Sara Lamps by Dan Yeffet

Molded blown glass forms the base and shade of the Bob and Sara Lamps by designer Dan Yeffet. If you've not heard of Yeffet yet, just wait a little while, his name will pop up. The two intersecting columns on these two lamps have slight variants in shade- the darker shade at the base- which helps highlight the craftsmanship of blown glass formed into a traditional lamp shape. Bob Lamp, $430.00 ...Read more

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Price: $430.00
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

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Shape Boards

Gah! I didn't think it possible to admire a cutting board so much. This collection of Shape Boards from Bower Studio (also available from Cooper-Hewitt Shop) has my head in a spin. The blank side is for cutting, the (non-toxic) painted side for a decorative twist of a 3D geometric shape. And, get ready for it, Bower Studio also has Shape Mirrors, but that's for another post (tomorrow). Designers: Danny ...Read more

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Price: $75.00 - 100.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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Friday Links

There are a lot of right things about this space: PASSAGE CHARLES DALLERY (via Remodelista) The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now CRT Tile: made from 100% Recycled e-Waste Chivote: 2 sided backpack Zulu Zion - The raddest socks of them all Learn something over at Udemy If you have kids, take a look at this Plywood Box Kickstarter: Ziggy hook   Change those passwords and then ...Read more

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Copenhague Desk

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are at it again with the Copenhague Desk, created for the new buildings at the University of Copenhagen. While originally designed for dorm rooms, classrooms, and common spaces, I think most of us will agree that the desk and chair look a heck of a lot nicer than anything we sat on at any stage of our schooling, and deserve to be somewhere better, maybe in ...Read more

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Price: $1,510.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Starry and Cloud Swirl Tea Towels

It's been a little while since a tea towel has been featured, and for all we know you're standing there with your hands wet from the sink and nowhere to turn. Not to fret, dry your hands on your shirt and then buy a tea towel or two for all sorts of kitchen mop-ups. Piano Nobile's Starry and Cloud Swirl Tea Towels are just as good as some of the ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Leif

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Grab & Go Coasters

These look a little similar to Food Huggers, don't they? (Note to self: try out Food Huggers as coasters.) They do to me, and I wonder if condensation gets caught by the coaster or if the coasters are such a tight fit that condensation simply runs off the side. In any case, a coaster that stays with your drink (and possibly catches condensation) is a good fix for all those ...Read more

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Price: $8.00
Available from: Umbra

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Kid O Beach Tools

If I say 'beach' and you say 'sandcastles!' then you probably need to investigate these tools by Kid O. Yes, they're for kids, but you can use them too. You and your little ones can shovel, sift, and rake using the Triplet Toy Shovel and Rake (pictured above/below), or dig and sift using the Scoppi Toy Shovel. There's also the Ballo Toy Water Bucket with a spherical shape ...Read more

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Price: $10.00 - 30.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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