Carl Auböck Oversized Paperclip

Carl Auböck Oversized Paperclip

It's a very, very large paperclip. Use it as a bookmark, as shown above, or as a paperweight. Considering it's designed by Carl Auböck, and hand-crafted from solid brass in Auböck's fourth-generation Viennese workshop, it will retain its value for years to come. Don't believe me? Do a search for Auböck's pieces on any collector's site (or Ebay) and you'll see. Consider this as a very nice ...Read more

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Price: $200.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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Gramovox Floating Record

Gramovox Floating Record

A floating record? What is this, a magic show? Nope, it's just a simple rethinking of the record player. This turntable plays records vertically- allowing you to enjoy and showcase your records "as both art and a medium to produce analog sound." If you're thinking that sounds gimmicky, you'll be reassured hearing about the dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (two Tymphany 2" neodymium speakers, to be exact) and a choice between 33-1/3 ...Read more

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Price: $399.99
Available from: Gramovox

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Yupik Light

Yupik Light

You probably can't tell from the photo above, but this Yupik Light is made from polypropylene foam. That makes it very sturdy and extremely light. And did you notice the clear polycarbonate diffuser? It looks a little like a car headlight, doesn't it? Set it on its side on a table, place it on the ground facing upwards, or hang it from the ceiling using the included hook. It's an ...Read more

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Price: $254.15
Available from: Lumens

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Outline Trivets

Outline Trivets

Who needs a trivet? Maybe your dining table, considering Thanksgiving is next month. Better to be prepared than have a big, burnt mark once you clear the table, right? An elegant outline of geometric shapes has been laser cut from smoked oak veneer. Consider all three for a spectactular spread or just one or two for smaller soirees. Material: Smoked Oak veneer Outline Trivet Oval, $50.00 Outline Trivet Square, $30.00 Outline Trivet Circle, $30.00 ...Read more

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Price: $30.00 - 50.00
Available from: Clever Spaces

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Gugo Glass Pitcher Jugs

Gugo Glass Pitcher Jugs

Nice jugs. See, I can say that aloud without fearing a punch in the face. You might need to be a little more careful, especially if you give one of these as a gift to a favorite co-worker or your mother-in-law. The Gugo Pitcher Jugs are designed by Kanz Architetti and produced by Venetian glass artisan Erre Soffieria. And, if you haven't noticed the prices, do take a look. Pleasantly ...Read more

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Price: $55.00 -85.00
Available from: Wallpaper Store

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mc&co Irregular Round Mirror

mc&co Irregular Round Mirror

You see an irregular round mirror, which is sort of interesting, and then, as you step to the side, a punch of day-glow color from the recessed frame hits you in the face. That, my friend, raises the bar from sort-of-interesting to high-five-awesome. There's a few different options in colored glass as well as frames; take a look at mc&co for the full collection. mc&co day glow frame ...Read more

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Price: $900.00+
Available from: mc&co

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Round Walnut and Solid Brass Wall Hooks

Round Walnut and Solid Brass Wall Hooks

Cooler weather is here, so it's time to assess your entryway. Do you have enough hooks for hanging up all those scarves, hats and coats? Go the minimal route with these Round Walnut Wall Hooks or the Solid Brass Square Wall Hooks. Both sets are by the designer Farrah Sit and may be purchased through her website, Light and Ladder, or from Kaufmann Mercantile. Designed in Brooklyn. Round Walnut Wall ...Read more

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Price: $12.00 - 180.00
Available from: Light + Ladder

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Grip Band Serving Tray

Grip Band Serving Tray

Whoooaa, steady, there! Maybe you need the Grip Tray- it will keep those beverages in place as they travel from kitchen to dining room, or, as the case may be, to the living room (you big couch potato, you). Silicone bands wrap around the outside to make sure things stay put no matter how wobbly or weak your arms may be. There's a Parallel (above) and Round size (shown below) ...Read more

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Price: $295.00 - 395.00
Available from: Finell

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Orbitkey

Orbitkey

Do your keys jangle around like a janitor? If so, how are you going to sneak up on anybody to scare them? Fix that with the soft Orbitkey. It's a loop that locks your keys into a stack, keeping them organized and in place. There's also an optional bottle opener and USB key that fits snugly into the stack. Choose between several colors in an elastomer polymer (ideal for runners) ...Read more

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Price: $29.95 -39.95
Available from: Orbitkey

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Objetis Mirror Magnets

Objetis Mirror Magnets

These little things won't be to everyone's liking, but they could could be awfully handy for hanging jewelry and smaller accessories, especially if you're short on space. Objetis are magnetic pegs perfect for hanging your keys, jewelry, or headphones right where you can see them. They come with a magnetic back-plate to ensure a firm hold. Each Objetis has a small rubber ring sitting proud of its magnet to keep ...Read more

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Price: $36.00 - 58.00
Available from: Objetis

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Friday Links

Friday Links

- Love. More marmoreal! - Like! The LightBox: A wireless, interface-free light switch. - Did Astronomers Find Evidence of an Alien Civilization? (Probably Not. But Still Cool.) - Piet Hein Eek wallpaper range for NLXL (the black brick looks superb) - Papestack: faux cardboard fireplace around your tv - Pretty/strange: Dirt Pattern Material - Bogobrush: buy one give one - The unusual research methods inspiring Ikea’s new products - ...Read more

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The Weather Station

The Weather Station

You need a smartphone to check the weather? Pfft. You wouldn't if you had this Weather Station affixed outside within view of the kitchen sink. Best Made Co. has joined forces with a manufacturer in Germany to bring you a weather station that does things the old fashioned way. A thermometer and a hygrometer simultaneously read heat and humidity; when both needles cross in the hatched section of the gauge, ...Read more

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Price: $172.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Bare Ring Sconce

Bare Ring Sconce

I doubt you'll find a more exposed or minimal wall light than this Bare Ring Sconce from Brendan Ravenhill and Eric Trine. It suspends the bulb in a simple brass ring, with a glass socket to reveal the light’s electrical components. Honesty definitely is the best policy when it comes to this fixture. Available in a hard-wire version with powder coated steel wall plate or a a plug-in version ...Read more

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Price: $270.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

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Plus Concrete Modular Storage Solution

Plus Concrete Modular Storage Solution

Set your mind to modular mode, and you'll see that the Plus collection is a solution to your storage woes. Three concrete cubes can be combined in different ways to make furniture; there's a single storage cube that can also be used as a seat, a longer bench, and a larger square table. Build a bookcase, a console, or just have one as a side table and/or seat. I'm ...Read more

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Price: $360.00+
Available from: Gessato

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Manual Coffeemaker

Manual Coffeemaker

Talk about slowing down to enjoy the brew, this Manual Coffeemaker will force you to do just that. The double-walled Borosilicate glass shell keeps in heat while sitting upon a bamboo base; just add a filter and your grounds, pour in hot water, and then wait patiently while your coffee drips slowly into your cup. It's a pretty alternative to other more clunky and robust setups. Materials: Borosilicate glass, bamboo. ...Read more

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Price: $99.00
Available from: Unison

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