Colors & NOSIGNER’s Cartesia Desk

Talk about crazy storage, check out the way these drawers move in order to open. One goes sideways, two go forward, there's even a sneaky one in the back for electric cables- or other things that need hiding- that you wouldn't know is there at first glance. Created by Japanese house Colors, this desk isn't an impulse buy, that's for sure, but considering the master craftsmanship and materials, it'll last ...Read more

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Price: $6,000.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Brass Alphabet Bookmark

Midori just keeps making brass desktop tools that are hard to resist. And this one packs a double function: use as a bookmark and as a stencil. Even if your handwriting isn't all that bad, a little block lettering now and then won't hurt, right? It'll most likely fit perfectly within your notebook. Materials: Solid Brass Dimension: 5" x 1.25" Designed By: Midori in Japan...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen

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Geno the Giraffe Toy Kit

Excuse me while I geek out a little bit over this cardboard Kinetic Creature. You build it from a simple tab-and-slot kit, and, when you turn the wire handle, the Giraffe (or rhino) walks along thanks to a simple mechanical motion. While it's recommended for ages 11+, I think most everyone will find it a little fascinating. And, if you like the idea, be sure to look into Theo Jansen's more ...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Rare Device

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LET IT GO Wall Banner

That's right, LET IT GO. Maybe you need reminding, or maybe someone you know does, but either way, a cloth banner with the phrase will do everyone some good. Artist Ashley Brown Durand hand cuts each letter from 100% wool and hand stitches them to repurposed, soft cotton flour sacks. See Ashley's Etsy Shop, SecretHolidayCo, for 'IT'S OK', 'YES', and 'stay true' banners. Dimensions: 15" wide, hanging 22" long from a 16" dowel Product ...Read more

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Price: $110.00
Available from: Schoolhouse Electric

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GMT-13

Yes, this is simple, box-like side table. So why does it cost 585 smackeroos? Partly because it's made from aluminum plate powder-coated in ultra-fine texture, and partly because "its scale is fixed by self-imposed geometrical constraints using the golden ratio"... so there. Does that explain the price tag? It at least explains the name, GMT = The Golden Mean Table. GMT-13 is available in black, red, blue, and white. Designer: JONATHAN HALE ...Read more

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Price: $585.00
Available from: FIELD

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Scoop, Stab, and Spread

What to get someone that enjoys preparing and serving food? This set of 6 'Scoop, Stab & Spread' appetizer tools might fit the bill with their specific functions. The Scoop has an integrated draining slot, the Stab includes a double-pronged fork and a single pronged spear (to skewer delicate meats, of course), and the Spread has an angled and straight spreader (a good fit for soft or hard cheeses). Design by Karl ...Read more

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Price: $58.00
Available from: Teroforma

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Sparse Fixed Cycling Lights

If you ride a bike at night, chances are you have appropriate cycling lights (if you don't, you're an idiot). And, considering you're reading this right now on our website, you probably care about well-designed items, so why not upgrade to this set from Sparse? Sleek, uncomplicated, and fixed, so there's no hassle with taking lights on and off depending on the time of day. Don't you worry about longevity ...Read more

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Price: $139.95
Available from: Sparse

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Impress Coffee Brewer Travel Mug

A fresh cup of coffee in just three minutes? Yep, that little wish just came true with the Impress Coffee Brewer Travel Mug by Gamila Company. Add your grounds and hot water and stir. Leave it for a few minutes and then gently plunge the reverse-flow filter into your brew; the grounds are filtered out and kept safe (at the bottom) for your perfect cup, ready to go. No filters, ...Read more

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Price: $39.95
Available from: Designbox

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Vitra Tip Ton Chair

This solid plastic chair has a forward-tilt action that will help your health apparently: it straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles. Whether that influences your decision to buy one, many, or none at all, I do have to say it has a nice silhouette that would work well in a dining room or office area. Plus, it's stackable and comes in 6 ...Read more

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Price: $355.00, sale: 302.00
Available from: YLiving

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Friday Links

A miniature post-apocalyptic world by james cauty Kickstarter: KeyDisk™ "Elegant manure" Kickstarter: Brewbot Beautiful Plastic: Creating a Great Designer Toy How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses Random science: How fast does an Elephant Pee? 10 Words to Cut From Your Writing (I'm guilty of using several of these)   Enjoy the weekend. ...Read more

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Libratone’s Loop Wireless Speaker

There's a never ending stream of new wireless speakers, and we'll all just have to deal with it, whether we're still searching for the perfect audio experience or have respectfully decided to be happy with what we've got. I belong to the latter group, so it's hard to get too excited by any wireless speaker nowadays, but this Loop Wireless Speaker is slim, round, and has changeable wool covers, which ...Read more

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Price: $499.95
Available from: A+R Store

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Piani Table Lamp

Perhaps with your keen design eye you've guessed that the Bouroullec brothers have something to do with this cute little lamp; you'd be right, of course. With rather petite dimensions and a lower base tray- perfect for those little things like keys and coins- this lamp would do well in an entrance hall or small desk area. And, for what it's worth, I ended up purchasing a green Piani Lamp ...Read more

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Price: $319.00
Available from: Emmo Home

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FIELD Magnifier

Don't you dare say you have no need for a magnifier. What about those tiny hairs and freckles on your hand? The intricate markings of your own signature? The fuzzy anthers of a flower? Or the crisp text on that print out sitting on your desk? This heavy bronze magnifier designed by Daniel/Emma (in collaboration with Field) doubles as a paper weight and will keep your curiosity sharp. Designers: ...Read more

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Price: $145.00
Available from: FIELD

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Countdown Clock

I'm sure there's not a lot of these in stock, and considering the sale price of $50 (reg.$145.00) it'll be sold out sooner than you can say 'how many days until my next vacation' two hundred times fast. So, how many days until your next vacation? If you had this clock you would know, as it has a specific countdown and a place to note the event. So, no more forgetting ...Read more

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Price: $49.98
Available from: MCA Shop

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Axial Mini Messenger

This bag toes the line between man-purse and messenger bag, and that's its exact magic. No need to carry a bag bigger than you need, after all, and you just look like a dork when you stuff too much stuff in your pockets. Just in case you had a fleeting thought that involved a belt bag (a.k.a. fanny pack) as a solution, let's just clear things up: yes, ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: Modern Industry

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