Two Tops Series by Marcel Wanders

While not new, the Two Tops Table by Marcel Wanders recently found pride of place on my list of dining table options for a young family. The 'Two Tops' has an option to use laptops or coloring books at each end, thanks to a hinged end section that flips up to access the space. To hide the workspace, flip down the lid and you have a clean tabletop for dinnertime, ...Read more

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Price: $5133.00
Available from: Hive

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Nunabee Color Chip Boxes

Just how fun are these handmade boxes by Danish company nunabee? They would hold all manner of knickknacks, office supplies, accessories, etc., and cheer you up while doing so. If you’ve plenty of bills in that wallet of yours, you could also use it to present a special gift, in a gift-within-a-gift sort of way. Crafted in Copenhagen out of colored plexiglass and Danish wood. Available from LEIF. - ...Read more

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Price: $68.00 - 96.00
Available from: LEIF

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Evernote Triangle Commuter Bag

Messenger bags are okay, but what about one that won't tip over when you set it down? That problem is solved by Japanese brand Abrasus: a triangular shape keeps the bag upright and allows you a bird’s-eye view of your contents when you unzip, allowing you to find your things efficiently. There are inside movable dividers for organization and an outside vented pocket allows you to see (and hear) ...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: Evernote

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Swivel Spork And Knife Set

Well, if the MoMA Store is carrying a Spork, then you know it's an acceptable utensil to have in your everyday bag, camping backpack, or travel carry-on. Should you see anyone turn up their nose at your use of an orange, swiveling Spork and/or Knife, simply inform them that Wei Young designed the set in 2012 out of BPA-Free plastic and metal. Or just smirk in self-satisfaction at your preparedness: ...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Obtineo Collection

If ordinary storage jars just won't do, you'll want to take a look at the Obtineo Collection by Yorkshire-based designer Tom Hutchinson. Handcrafted entirely in the UK, each storage jar is made from turned solid ash and oak, hand-blown glass, 100% wool felt, and a silicone seal to ensure a tight fit. Use them in the kitchen for storing foodstuffs or in the bathroom or office for organizing smaller items. Pledge £30 ...Read more

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Price: £30.00 - 150.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Bertoia Side Chair

Bertoia chairs in a colorful mix certainly tempts one to go bold with outdoor furnishings this spring/summer, and, in case you need further convincing, here's a reminder that today's the last day of the Knoll® Outdoor Sale (15% off). Usually the Bertoia Side Chair with cushion is just around the $700 (plus shipping) price point, but with the sale, it's just under the $600 mark. Still not cheap, but a chair plus $100 ...Read more

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Price: $598.00
Available from: Hivemodern

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Neon Alphabet

Just in case you're in the market for not-inexpensive wall art, take a look at the Neon Alphabet letters from Bernadette Deddens and Tetsuo Mukai of London-based Study O Portable. Each 10" letter is made from borosilicate glass tubes and patinated fine silver; these materials reflect "ambient light as a frozen spectrum of deep, rich color." The price is per letter, so don't go getting your heart set on buying enough ...Read more

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Price: $690.00
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

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Rothko Serving Boards

These wooden boards are for serving rather than for cutting, which makes sense once you notice the nicely crafted recessed rectangles (hence the 'Rothko') and how well the different sizes would mix and match for an architecturally minimal presentation. Made from sustainable panga panga wood, the Rothko Serving Boards were designed by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and produced by Botswana furniture maker Peter Mabeo working in collaboration with local ...Read more

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Price: $160.00 - 310.00
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

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Cliq

If we all had an unlimited budget for closet storage, there's little doubt we'd all want to try out Cliq, a hookless hanger. Holding up to two kilogram (4.4 lbs.), each Cliq can be used on any metallic surface and easily slides sideways- similar to a regular hanger. You'll have to see the video below to get the whole idea, and then figure out if the sleek, minimal look is worth ...Read more

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Price: €149.00 s/3
Available from: Cliq

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Buoy Multifunctional Chair

Need a chair that keeps you moving? There's the ErgoErgo, which we've posted before, and now there's also the Buoy. The Buoy Multifuncitonal Chair has a rounded bottom that encourages you to move often- swivel, tilt, and turn- and also allows for proper posture wherever you're working. A gas lift mechanism within the built-in handle enables height adjustment (excellent for workspaces that accommodate several people) and brighter base colors are ...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: YLiving

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Izola Water Bottles

Izola has a new collection of stainless steel bottles to keep water near at hand. With simple phrases like Onward & Upward and A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss, the bottles are true to the Izola aesthetic while providing functional storage for life's essential liquid. There's also a Blank Water Bottle (25 oz.) (and 10 oz.) if you prefer an all stainless steel look. Onward & Upward Water Bottle - 25 oz., $44.00 Preservation Water Bottle ...Read more

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Price: $30.00 - 44.00
Available from: Izola

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Friday Links

The Selby: Pilar Munoz and Pepe Islas at home in Mexico City How to never forget anything ever again Friendly, intelligent flash cards: Anki (via the link above) Stuff: The first things humans owned What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain What if Google Was a Guy Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film DIY Speaker Box Covers Kickstarter: Totem Pens ISSA: a new (...Read more

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Suburbia Wall Storage

If you're in need of wall storage and haven't yet fallen in love with the Uten.Silo ($395), then maybe you'll like the Suburbia by Seletti. When viewed from its edge, a small neighborhood with fences, trees, and homes appears. That novel detail does well when hung vertically, as it provides plenty of nooks and crannies to store all sorts of things in the office, bathroom, or entryway. Design by Note ...Read more

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Price: $478.13
Available from: YLiving

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x3 Watering Can

Yeah, it's just a watering can, big deal. And, yes, a single metal tube is bent three times (hence the name) to create the handle and the pour spout. The handle allows it to be held from the top when full and at the side when watering. All those things plus a semi-decent price tag must mean that this year you'll finally take decent care of your plants; with a ...Read more

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Price: $60.00 - 120.00
Available from: Kontextür

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Keyplate

This might not be to everyone's taste considering its very utilitarian appearance, but it certainly will come in handy to anyone who tends to misplace their keys or other small, important things. The Keyplate replaces the existing strike plate and extends around the frame to offer up a small space for hanging whatever you need to take with you out the door. It's a simple solution that would fit small ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: 2nd Shift

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