Kingstown Barstools

The Kingstown Barstools from Studio Dunn are just as sleek as they were when they first hit the market a few years ago. Similar to Studio Dunn's popular Conventry Stool, the barstools combine traditional handmade joinery with contemporary manufacturing methods to create a seating option with incredibly graceful lines. And, as a tip of the hat to their eco-friendly cred, it's worth mentioning that Studio Dunn works with high-quality domestic ...Read more

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Price: $890.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

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J1 Studio’s C Lamp

$138? Is that right? J1 Studio's C Lamp is made from lightweight polypropylene and utilizes a folding technique to avoid a metal frame, thus reducing the cost associated with manufacturing (one can guess). Wooden tripod legs complete the simple lamp, giving a minimal, natural look to any room that needs an extra light source. Designed by Jae Won Cho of J1 Studio, where you may also purchase the lamp directly. Handmade ...Read more

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Price: $138.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Reclaimed Wood Plug-In Planter

A reclaimed planter box, so what? As the 'Plug-In' part of the title might have clued you in, this planter box houses a hydroponic, self-watering system. Designed by Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows, the reclaimed wood box hides the mechanism that allows for different watering settings based on plant type to ensure proper nutrient intake, allowing you to grow your plants without your kitchen looking like a science laboratory- not ...Read more

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Price: $159.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Oak Naomi Side Table

As is often the case, simple and well made items can carry a heftier price tag, so don't be too surprised that the Oak Naomi Side Table isn't cheap. This solid oak wood side table incorporates a storage spot for magazines and newspapers and has classically minimalist vibes coming out of its metaphorical nose. It's a no-brainer if it fits your budget. From Belgian design house Ethnicraft. Measures: 23.2" W x 16.5" ...Read more

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Price: $600.00
Available from: Lekker Home

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Ori Salt & Pepper Grinder

More geometry, and this time it's for your tabletop (and tastebuds?). The Ori Salt and Pepper Mills feature ceramic mechanisms that grind pepper, salt, and other spices, all housed within a a pentagonal column. The smaller top portion is for turning, and the larger bottom part for gripping. A matt finish gives an easy and comfortable grip. Designed by Anderssen & Voll for Hay Dimensions: 7" H x 2" Dia. Materials: ABS plastic, ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Friday Links

The Reinvention of Minimalism and Freunde von Freunden: Joseph Dirand permanent retweet Camilla Barnard’s wonderfully quirky East London studio Two AI Chatbots Talk to Each Other Kids React to Walkmans The World's Fair Turns 50: See What Everyone Thought 2014 Would Look Like Cerro Negro: Surf Down a Volcano   Enjoy the weekend!...Read more

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Lumio Book Lamp

The Lumio looks like a hardcover book, but open it up and you've got a sculptural LED light. This compact form makes it easy to take with you, especially as its pleated interior is made of water-resistant Tyvek, so it can even venture outdoors for backyard barbecues or short camping trips. I received a Lumio recently to see it up close (and made a little video) and I was quite ...Read more

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Price: $160.00
Available from: Lumio

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Cherner® Task Chair

Did you know about the contentious history of the Cherner Chair? I didn't, but I'm glad Cherner's sons revived their father's designs, and created the variation you see above. Task chairs often look terrible, no matter today's advanced ergonomic technology, and the simplicity of such classic lines when applied to an office/desk area seating option is enormously appealing. Now that we've agreed its aesthetic appeal, someone just needs to ...Read more

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Price: $1,499.00
Available from: DWR

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Woodbar

Do you need a wooden paperweight in the shape of a gold bar? Maybe not, but that'll change once you open your windows and papers go flying everywhere. The intention behind this design is to remind us all about the value of wood; it acts a clever option to hold a stack of paperwork at bay. Designer: Kaspar Hamacher Weight: 0.5 kg ...Read more

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Price: $39.00
Available from: Mookum

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B (Balance) lamp series: B35°, B35°L , B30°

These concrete and wood lamps by JinSik Kim and YuHun Kim are pretty special; you can position them different ways and group them together in multiples for modular arrangements. There's the B35° Lamp, the B35°L Lamp, and the B30° Lamo, all of which have polygon shaped bases. Take a look at the images below to see the possibilities of mixing a few together for a stronger statement. Designed by ...Read more

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Price: $235.00 - 375.00
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

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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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