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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Here's to a very Happy New Year to you and your favorite people. On a side note, we're taking this next week off for travel. Enjoy your first few days of 2017! Shown above and below: Flutes, Set of 2, $30.00...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Snowe Home

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Top Picks of 2016

Top Picks of 2016
Can you believe 2016 is coming to a close? Whether this year has been wonderful or difficult, now's a good time to reflect and ruminate on what you'd like the new year to be. I'm planning to travel to more far-flung destinations and learn at least one new language. And you? What will you do? While you ponder that question, take a look at our top 5 posts from 2016....Read more

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
Here's hoping this holiday weekend will be the best you've had yet. Relax, have fun, and stay warm! Shown above: Diamond Music Box Shown below: Mozartkugel Music Box, Snowball...Read more

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Gifts

Gifts
Still on the hunt for the perfect gift? You'd best be quick. Remember, you can click on over to our Gifts category, where items have been sorted according to price. Plus, the Gift Guides are always fun to peruse. Some retailers are offering next day shipping, but if not, best hit the sidewalks or roads for local shops. Happy shopping! Gifts Under $25 Gifts $26-$50 Gifts $51-$75 Gifts $76-$100 Gifts...Read more

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Stefan Boublil Wish List 2016

Stefan Boublil Wish List 2016
Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, is next to share his wish list of gifts to give/receive this holiday season. Thank you, Stefan, for continuing the tradition! In Stefan's own words: Wanna wrap yourself in cotton candy until the demons have flown over and it's safe to come out? That's how I feel too and I know of only one remedy, short of that sticky mess, to help...Read more

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Patina Bottle Opener

Patina Bottle Opener
A beautiful bottle opener? In this case, it's true. Cofield's bottle openers are solid brass with three available patina finishes. A polished edge sets off the patina nicely, and somewhat gives an illusion of inset stone. Now, the hard part will be deciding which patina you prefer- do you like the Polychrome, Turquoise, or Black best? Be sure to take a look at Cofield's Brass Clocks too, which have the...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Cofield

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Round Silicone Lids

Round Silicone Lids
These silicone lids will make leftovers a snap. Just stick them on any sheet, pan, or bowl, and you're done- no separate container necessary. That's music to anyone's ears, but especially to those of us with a slight case of lazybones around the holidays. They also keep food hot (a small one for your coffee, perhaps?), or can stand in as the top of a saucepan. Get them for yourself,...Read more

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Price: $16.00 - 52.00
Available from: Food52

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Paper Virtual Reality Glasses

Paper Virtual Reality Glasses
There's a good chance someone you know will give or get a VR Headset this holiday season, especially as many retailers are promoting them like crazy. And, yes, you could plonk down $130 for the Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset or $40-$60 on the many other options, but maybe you'd rather spend $15 just to see what all the fuss is about. These paper Virtual Reality Glasses are easy to...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Kikkerland

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Friday Links

Friday Links
- Women Who Draw (via slate) - Cute Wooden Toys - Useful Stedi Hands-Free Funnel - Something to think about for the new year: I kept a Happiness Jar for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life - A versatile furniture system on Kickstarter: GO - Growing Object - Cute: Recycled Skateboard Geometric Air Plant Holder (the cutting board is pretty neat, too) -...Read more

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O Corkscrew

O Corkscrew
Simplicity at its best, designer Athanasios Babalis reimagined the corkscrew to sidestep all the extraneous design elements in favor of pure function and form. The O Corkscrew requires only a twist and pull. The bronze and stainless steel will look right at home next to all your fancy bottles of wine and holiday fare, so feel free to leave it out to make imbibing that much easier, and possibly more...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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Rare Whiskey Glasses by Fferrone

Rare Whiskey Glasses by Fferrone
Does full realization of adulthood hit when you start lusting after nice glassware? If you've led a fortunate life, perhaps so. The Rare Whiskey Glass by Fferrone has a slight curve towards its mouth which helps enhance the flavor of your favorite distilled beverage by concentrating the aroma. Each glass is handcrafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from borosilicate glass. Sold as a set of two, it's a...Read more

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Price: $100.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Simon Yuen Wish List 2016

Simon Yuen Wish List 2016
The next wish list is from Simon Yuen, a former writer for us here at BLTD, and an all around maker of stuff. He runs Recreation Department in Portland, so if you ever have a party there and need some games, you know who to call. Thank you, Simon, for sharing your list! 1. Occulus Rift + Touch, $599.00 and $199.00 2. orbitkey $39.95 3. Atlas Obscura Book, $17.50 4....Read more

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SuperYR Calendar by Supergraph

SuperYR Calendar by Supergraph
However will you keep track of your daily habits in the new year? Well, get this big SuperYR Calendar by Supergraph, as then you'd be able to cross off each and every day that you complete your task. Seeing a visual of your impressive progress will keep you on track and focused... that's the plan, anyways. It can be used every year thanks to the UV laminated surface, and you...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: Supergraph

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Ostrich Pillow Go

Ostrich Pillow Go
Remember the Ostrich Travel Pillow from Banana Things? Those same good folks are back with the Ostrich Pillow Go, which is a little more like your normal travel neck pillow, but better. Total neck support is possible thanks to the big, comfy headrest made of high-sensitivity memory foam. Hidden magnetic buttons ensure three different positions for all neck sizes. You may still get a few funny looks walking through the...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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RS01 Integrated Reflective Shirt

RS01 Integrated Reflective Shirt
Um, how excited are you about a button-down shirt that has hidden reflective strips? If your answer is less than exclamation-point-worthy, you may want to ask someone who depends on alternative means of transportation, like bicycles or skateboards and the like, and see how excited they are, because then I can give them a high five. The RS01 Integrated Reflective Shirt is smart. It looks like a comfortable work shirt,...Read more

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Price: $95.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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