Pumpkin Carving Set

Unless you're an overachieving domestic god or goddess, chances are you don't have specific blades to carve this year's Jack-o'-lanterns. Do yourself a favor and get the right tools for the job, thus avoiding any accidents that could involve blood spurting out way before the special effects are ready. Note: the original retailer Kaufmann Mercantile is sold out, but Warren Cutlery (also on Amazon) has some available. "Lockjaw allows for ...Read more

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Price: $21.95
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Cupboard

Storage pieces don't come cheap, so after you digest the price tag of this Cupboard, take a look at its sliding doors and think of the different ways you might choose to display certain keepsakes. Thanks to the lack of hardware, the doors may remain open or closed without looking messy, giving you various options for storage versus display. This piece is made from high-quality birch plywood- straight from locally ...Read more

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Price: $2,459.00
Available from: leibal

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Photostrap

If you're semi-serious about photography, you need a good camera strap. And, hey, if you can get one that's a little more customized to your color preference, and maybe even with a monogram on the shoulder pad, then that's even better. Should you need further encouragement, 10% will be donated from every purchase to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit that gives portrait sessions and short films to inspiring people who are overcoming adversity. ...Read more

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Price: $85.00 - 125.00
Available from: Fotostrap

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Alphabet Notebooks by Monotype

Pick your favorite letter from this set of Alphabet notebooks by Monotype. Each notebook features one letter (A-Z) from the Monotype library printed in silver to GF Smith Colorplan stocks. It might be smart idea to bookmark these notebooks for future gifts for coworkers and/or friends. Designer: Monotype Materials: Cover GF Smith Colorplan Ebony 350gsm, Inner GF Smith Colorplan Bright White 100gsm Dimensions: A5 Shipped From UK ...Read more

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Price: £8.00
Available from: FAO Shop

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Friday Links

Video: How to be Creative Video: DIY-crafted Seattle micro apartment Calcified creatures A Monumental 3-Ton Aerial Mosaic of Johannesburg Video: Crazy house made of 6 million bottles Sommarhus Gotland (via thisispaper) Su-Mei Tse: Swing (2007)   Enjoy your weekend!...Read more

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Waiter/Waitress Tables

Now, we can all agree that these two tables aren't cheap (even on sale), but let's pay attention to the fact that each one can be positioned in different ways for different functions. If used in the C shape position, the tables can nest under and over a seating surface, giving you a very handy tabletop for a drink or device (or both) without taking up too much floor space. ...Read more

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Price: $896.00 - 1,676.00
Available from: SUITE New York

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Desk set, Matte Black

If there are multiple paperclips and post-it notes scattered about your desk, you and I have something in common. Maybe we should consider these handcrafted paper boxes by Timothy Wikander of MaterialMaterial. In addition to the desk set you see above, there's also a small box w/lid and a large box w/lid, any of which is sure to hide/store our miscellany with subtle style. Each box is ...Read more

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Price: $58.00
Available from: MaterialMaterial

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October Playing Cards

My neighbors have their Halloween decorations up, so I feel it's permissible to post a seasonal item. It is October, after all, and you might just need a new deck of cards to have around for games with friends and family. 52 frightfully good illustrations by Steven Noble graces this deck of October playing cards, and you'll be appropriately spooky should you choose to carry them around for the next few ...Read more

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Price: $7.95
Available from: Dan & Dave

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MIDORI MD 2014 Monthly Notebook

It's October already, and you know what that means. Besides getting your Halloween festivities sorted, your Thanksgiving plans arranged, and your subconscious started on options for special holiday gifts, you need to find a decent monthly planner for 2014. No? Lucky you. Yes? Join the club. I've been on the quest to find the perfect (i.e. minimal) monthly planner for what seems like forever, and though Moleskine and others have ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen

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Push Pull Rotate Door Knobs

While these door knobs from Brinks Home Security aren't as visually appealing as a minimalist/modernist would hope, they do pack a certain punch in terms of function. Simply push, pull, or rotate the door knob to open a door. Have your arms full of groceries/kids/laundry/etc? Use your hip/elbow/knee/whatever to push the knob and open the door. As a side note, I'm not too ...Read more

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Price: $24.97 - 32.97
Available from: Lowe's

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Infinity Rose Square Mirror

What's better than a square mirror? A rose square mirror, because you can finally take off those ridiculous tinted glasses you're always wearing and just stare into the mirror instead. It's a sure thing that a rose mirror is a different way to throw light around a room, and it will no doubt add a little bronze edginess to an interior. Available in a square, $149, or narrow version, $129. -Rose colored ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2

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Wintercheck 06/08

What happens to orphaned furniture? Often they end up in a very sad place called the landfill, sitting unused and unloved. Wintercheck Factory has saved a few pieces from this slow death, and, with some upgrades and additions, they're now available online for your purchase (at not bad prices, I might add). Pictured above is the Felt Top Table, $375, who in a previous life sported a linoleum top and was ...Read more

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Price: $175.00 - 375.00
Available from: Wintercheck 06/08

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Tangram City Sculpture Puzzle

This grey conglomeration might perplex you at first, but it's actually a puzzle that doubles as table décor. You're most likely familiar with tangrams, those puzzles with seven flat pieces meant for rearranging in a certain shapes, and this tablescape takes that idea into 3D territory with each piece being a part of a miniature city landscape. Each piece is made of solid concrete, so you'd be smart to ...Read more

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Price: $200.00
Available from: Molla Space

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Standard Magnets

If only small, turned, wooden magnets existed, we could place them upon any metal surface and know that our papers, notes, and tear-outs would be shown as an elegant web of ideas (all due to the uniform simplicity of the magnets, of course) thus allowing our brains to settle upon brilliant results previously unknown. Oh, wait, they do exist, available from Fort Standard in a set of six, no less, ...Read more

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Price: $58.00
Available from: Ford Standard

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Soma Water Filter

You know what's impressive? A water filter from the future. That's really the only explanation for such a well executed design, after all. The handcrafted glass carafe is a beauty all on its own, then you add the filter on, and you've got an excellent option for purifying water. No need to mess with finicky lids either, as the Soma has a pour-through lid that automatically opens when you add ...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: SOMA

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