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The Vamp

The Vamp
See that tiny, red, cube-like device on top of that speaker? It's here to save the lives of all the old speakers that don't have Bluetooth. That's right, you can keep your vintage Mcintosh or JBL speaker(s) with its/their amazing sound and have the convenience of streaming music from your latest smartphone or device. So, how does it work? The Vamp fits onto your existing speaker via a magnetic metal...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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OP-vases by Bilge Nur Saltik

OP-vases by Bilge Nur Saltik
Finding spectacular gifts for those favorite people in your life probably isn't at the top of your priority list just yet, but, don't you worry, I'm on the hunt. May I turn your attention toward this vision of a flower seen through cut glass? Thanks to visual distortions created by a kaleidoscopic effect, just one flower gives the impression of a bouquet. Yes, it is expensive, but, man-oh-man is it...Read more

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Price: $350.00 - 450.00
Available from: designboom shop

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Kaufmann Gathering Bench

Kaufmann Gathering Bench
Ooo, nice! We're big fans of Kaufmann Mercantile, so, of course it's exciting to see their new line of select goods. The Gathering Bench is particularly lovely, as it is made from solid Black Walnut wood, and by woodworkers in New York, no less. Think of the design like a recipe; start with a base of Scandinavian lines, throw in a fair amount of Danish mid-century modern, and then add...Read more

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Price: $1,195.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Tanno Free Case

Tanno Free Case
Pen and pencil cases aren't just for school-age children, you know. Those of us on the go don't want to leave our prized writing/drawing instruments behind, and a case that has a trick up its sleeve might be just the thing to keep our bags and workspaces organized (and clients and coworkers impressed?). Similar to vintage ‘trick boxes’, this Tanno Free Case requires one push of its wood button for...Read more

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Price: $185.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

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The Soy Sauce Cruet

The Soy Sauce Cruet
A spill-proof Soy Sauce Cruet? Pfft, you say. I didn't believe it either until seeing it in action. It has a beak-like spout that's built into the adjustable cap; soy sauce (or olive oil or vinegar) simply flows out without a drip. Is this a game changer for anyone who loves their soy sauce (or olive oil or vinegar)? I think so. Designer/Maker: The / Ishizuka Glass Origin: JAPAN Material:...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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Geometric Steel Side Table by PWHFurniture

Geometric Steel Side Table by PWHFurniture
Hip, hip, hooray for geometric steel side tables that cost $175. We can thank PWHFurniture on Etsy for this find. It's made of sheet steel and a welded steel base, so it's sturdy and particularly friendly on the ol' wallet. Now you'll have an ideal spot to set your drink(s) and/or mobile device when you settle into your favorite chair/sofa. Choose between white, black, blue, red, or yellow....Read more

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Price: $175.00
Available from: PWHFurniture on Etsy

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Private Parts Rugs by Cold Picnic

Private Parts Rugs by Cold Picnic
Are these rugs too provocative for you? Well, tough... ummm, you-know-what. Cold Picnic brings us the Private Parts Rugs, with a little something for everyone. There's Private Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Pick the parts you like most and then choose the preferred size and color- most are available in the 2'x3' size with the cream background. I bet you'll have fun seeing the rug each and every...Read more

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Price: $264.00 - 550.00
Available from: Cold Picnic

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Mininch Tool Pen

Mininch Tool Pen
Ah-ha! This looks like a pen, but it's really a multi-purpose tool hidden inside a pen-like casing. It's perfect for those of us that like to be prepared for anything, yet can't really justify wearing a tool belt everywhere we go (sooo cumbersome, right?). The 16 tool bits can be easily switched out- they're all stored within the pen, so you cycle through to the one you need*. Taiwanese architect...Read more

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Price: $69.00
Available from: Wallpaper Store

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Eva Solo To Go Grill

Eva Solo To Go Grill
A small, portable grill that looks a little like a bento box gets a big 'yes, please' from anyone who has ever eaten outdoors. It's a charcoal grill, so there's nothing complicated about it. A built-in handle and a nylon strap secures the whole thing together to make transport extra easy to the backyard, beach, or campsite. Silicone handles, dishwasher-safe parts, and a black enamel finish all further add to...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: Gessato

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Coleman Height-Adjustable End Table

Coleman Height-Adjustable End Table
If the Coleman Stool and the Coleman Camp Stool are to your liking, chances are that you'll want to own the End Table. It features the same geometric base and adjusts from 22 to 28 inches in height, which makes it a cross between an end table, stool, and even a low bar stool. Spin the tabletop clockwise or counterclockwise to raise or lower it to the right height. Designed...Read more

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Price: $599.00
Available from: Dwell

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BLTD Site Update

BLTD Site Update
Expletive! We finally got our site updated! That affects several things that you probably don't care about, as we didn't change much visually. However, you probably do care about the fact that we no longer need the app that you may have on your mobile device. Yes, the app worked, and yes, it looked okay, but now the normal BLTD site will load on whatever gadget you're on without the...Read more

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Friday Links

Friday Links
- This thing moves! Behnaz Farahi's Caress of the Gaze (via thinx) - Back/neck tension? How about a "luxury" foam roller? RolPal (via NYTimes) - The 20 people who have given away the most money to charity - A "cute" surveillance camera: Ulo - Ha ha- Daniel Craig's thoughts on James Bond - A "futuristic" wallet: Kallet - ROAR: smart safety jewelry - Cantilevered Home in the Mountains Enjoy your...Read more

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Light + Ladder Desk Accessories

Light + Ladder Desk Accessories
Deliberate, simple, clean... maybe that's how your coworkers describe you, but I'm talking about the walnut set you see above. Solid wood, brass, porcelain, and vegetable-tanned leather all work harmoniously together for a desk set that's sure to say you mean business. There's the Leather Blotter, which features a hidden wooden compartment for pencils and business cards, the Pencil Cup, which has a sliding mechanism to easily access your writing...Read more

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Price: $65.00 -360.00
Available from: Light +Ladder

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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 gift for that...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...Read more

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Price: $399.99
Available from: Gramovox

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