Fatboy Picnic Lounge

Yes, the large tag on this Fatboy Picnic Lounge is a little obnoxious, but it's also a little pouch for your keys, phone, etc. so you don't lose them at the beach or park (or backyard?). Maybe we'll just tuck it under the lounge rug so it doesn't distract us and/or others from all the fun we'll be having. Four giant pins, a hole in the middle for a ...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: Design Public

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Chikuno Cube House

The above photo initially baffled me, as I wasn't quite sure what I was looking at. The honeycomb structure is what caused the confusion, as the Chikuno Cube is normally shown as a black, charcoal cube, and its honeycomb composition is not usually highlighted. If you're not familiar, the Chikuno Cube is made of activated bamboo charcoal and clay, and with tiny air pockets, the cube absorbs odor; to "recharge" ...Read more

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Price: $68.00
Available from: THE LINE

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Criss Knit Orange Pod

Spring is... springing, and if we shall take hints from all the spring newsletters hitting our inbox, it's time to think about sprucing up our outdoor area. Don't worry, there'll be more planters and tools and furniture featured soon, but for now, let's talk about this Criss Knit Pod/Pouf. It's outdoor-friendly as it's made from poly-foam knit (it wipes clean) and a dense poly fill makes it suitable for ...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

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Modfire vs. Target

Ouch. It physically pains me to see blatant rip-offs*. On the left, you have Modfire's Urbanfire; on the right, Target's recent Threshold™ Chiminea. Notice that trademark symbol? Not cool. For more information, visit Modfire's facebook page. Modfire's Urbanfire, $1,350.00 -manufactured from 14 gauge rolled steel, hand-rolled -includes a hand hammered 14" fire bowl to hold your favorite wood or composite fire logs. -ultra high-temperature charcoal powder-coat Dimensions: 48" h (9" dia. top), 22"dia. base Weight: 60 ...Read more

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Price: $1,350.00
Available from: Modfire

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Flos Tab T Table Lamp

The Flos 15% off Sale ends tomorrow (March 20), so now's the time to pick up a Tab T Table Lamp, as it slides in at just under the $300 price point. Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the Tab T has an adjustable head that gives you direct lighting that's ideal for a desktop or side table. Choose between shiny black or white. Size: 6.8"DIA (base) x 12.87"H x 10.74"L Material: ...Read more

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Price: $293.25
Available from: Flos

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Flourish Paper Table Runner

You've got guests coming over for dinner, but your dining table is looking oh-so-sad and very unadorned, and you've not much money to dress it up with a fancy tablecloth. Tablecloths are a bother, anyway, as they need to be laundered and pressed after each use. So, what to do? How about adding some 'flourish' with a paper table runner? An ornate black scroll will dress up your tabletop while ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Paper Trail

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Sugru Fix-It-All Kit

Hooray! Sugru is now available at MoMA, and that means more people can fix and modify all sorts of things with this magic stuff. Sugru, if you're not familiar with it already (Simon wrote about it back in 2010), is a self-setting rubber that you can mold like play-dough. It bonds to almost everything and sets into a flexible, water-proof silicone rubber overnight. Use it to make tools easier to grip, ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Grain Audio PWS Wireless Speaker

Another wireless speaker, yawn... but wait, the very fact that it's not neon orange or some other outrageous color makes it seem more grown up and mature, and that certainly won't hurt your image, am I right? Solid walnut wood helps deliver a warmer sound than other plastic speakers, and, with the addition of neutral graphite speaker grills and buttons, you have an altogether pleasing package. The Grain Audio PWS ...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Minim Playing Cards

How minimal can you get? Turns out you can go super minimal even when it comes to your playing cards. The Minim Playing Cards by Joe Doucet are regulation playing cards that reduce hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades to their simplest geometric forms. A diagonal line marks the back. Designer: Joe Doucet Material: Sustainably harvested cardstock and vegetable-based inks Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x .75 inches (in box) ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Areaware

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Risom Desk

Just a reminder that some of the spring sales are ending tomorrow. And, if you have some money to spend, you can save some money by spending a little time perusing the items on sale... such as the petite Risom Desk, originally designed in 1968 by Jens Risom for his home in New Canaan, Connecticut. Meant more for use as a writing surface than a computer station, it suits a simpler ...Read more

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Price: $1,485.00
Available from: DWR

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What is it?

Hmm, what in the world could this small, ramp-like item be? It's made from natural cork and is about the size of a medium sized notepad (for lack of a better comparison). Any guesses? Pay attention to the incline, ribbing, and bumper at the end... would you be able to store, say, longer, flat things on it somehow? It's a Board Stopper for your cutting boards. It will keep your ...Read more

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Price: $42.50
Available from: Molecule Design

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Bonaldo Cosi Side Table

Come on, be brave. Pink is a flattering color no matter what your room's complexion, and, if you need further encouragement, this wire frame side table is on sale too. Crafted in Italy, the metal structure is made of open, interlocking frames that create an interesting visual as you move around the room. Also available in a lilac/gray color. 18"w x 18"d x 16"h Metal Made in Italy ...Read more

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Price: $279.00
Available from: abc home

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Friday Links

Actual Pi In The Sky On Pi Day More Pi: ROUND ART OF π, φ AND e (via Explore) Biodate Sonification Device: MIDI Sprout Create beautiful stories: Storehouse via Netted Ikea targets space-poor hipsters with PS 2014 collection Should you live in a tiny house? Who Made That Corkscrew? Artists as Architecture   Happy Pi Day to you- and have a great weekend! Corto PIPAS from Manuela Moreno on Vimeo.via ...Read more

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Componibili Round Storage Module

I know, I know, plastic isn't your favorite material, but hey, you wouldn't turn away a Componibili Round Storage Module on sale now, would you? After all, its friendly proportions makes it perfect for fitting into tight spots and its shiny surface and sliding doors are just enough 'future' to make sense alongside your other modern furnishings. Office, bathroom, kid's room, wherever it goes, it'll fit right in and give ...Read more

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Price: $102.00
Available from: YLiving

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Brass T from Allied Maker

Nowadays there are more lighting options than ever- you don't have to buy from the big box stores, as there are many designers/makers doing their own selection of ceiling pendants and lamps. This Brass T fixture from Allied Maker is just about as simple as you can get, and was inspired by 19th century gas lanterns that used to illuminate old saloons. With hints of the same materials as ...Read more

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Price: $365.00
Available from: Allied Maker

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