Tahir Mahmood’s Mortar & Pestle collection

Ah-ha! Now you know what to get your favorite cook: a mortar & pestle that's a work of art unto itself. Made of Dalbergia Sissoo wood, each mortar & pestle by Tahir Mahmood is hand shaped using the lathe turning technique. Once formed, each piece is coated with vibrant colors created with a sap-based resin. The collection was inspired by the Punjabi agricultural calendar, and I'd reckon that you'll have a hard ...Read more

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Price: $110.00 - 160.00
Available from: Caviar 20

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Goldee Light Controller

Want a home of the future? Well, you've updated your thermostat, maybe even your smoke alarm, so why not your lights? Goldee is a smart light switch that allows you to control your lights with a wave of your hand, or just set it up to take care of them for you automatically. Goldee can begin your day by turning on your lights softly and turning them off when you ...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: GOLDEE

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Audubon Field Guide Series

Just how much do you want the Audubon Field Guide Series? If your answer is anything other than so very much, let's discuss just what you're missing. There's 18 field guides, each one "profusely" illustrated with all the information you ever need when venturing out of doors. Each guide gives you the knowledge you need to navigate the wilderness and is conveniently sized to carry with you in a pocket or ...Read more

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Price: $299.00
Available from: Nature Watch

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agenda 2014 – For a Better Year

If you need a kick in the pants to make next year better, maybe this agenda by Julie Joliat will be a good fit. Each week gives you a tip or challenge to complete, giving you a little reminder to change things up. Take a day off to do nothing... Bake some walnut bread... Watch a documentary, etc. There's plenty of room for notes and there's also useful information that's ...Read more

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Price: €21
Available from: julie joliat

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Note Rocket: the Annotation App for iPhone

The following post is sponsored by Note Rocket from Panda Eyed Devs. With all the photo sharing that happens nowadays, wouldn't it be handy to just write notes directly on the photo? Sure, it would, and that's exactly the premise behind Note Rocket. You can write directly on photos, then upload them to social media or send via email. Need to make a note just where that artwork will be ...Read more

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Price: $.99
Available from: Panda Eyed Devs

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Heath Teapot

If you want to score major points with someone who likes tea, you can't do much better than gifting this teapot by Heath Ceramics. Originally designed in the 1940s to work with their dinnerware, the teapot has a copper handle wrapped in leather and is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Consider adding a couple of Large Modern Cups to complete the set. Tea pot large in Onyx Dimensions: 7.5"D, 2 qt...Read more

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Price: $196.00
Available from: Heath Ceramics

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Dux Brass Pencil Sharpener

Do you use pencils? Do you have a plastic pencil sharpener? Pfft. Toss it in the recycling bin, because this one is much better. Made of solid brass, the Dux sharpener is built to last. The weight of it alone would keep it from getting lost/shuffled around with your other desk tools, but there's no guarantee that it wouldn't walk away with a coworker, so watch out. Designed by ...Read more

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Cyber Monday Deals

Here's a few items with a 15% discount happening and/or with free shipping today. Maybe they'll help you kickstart your holiday shopping, because as we all know it's better to get that list taken care of sooner rather than later. 1. Vers 2Q Bluetooth Sound System, $199.00 (15% off today only, use code 'MONDAY15' at checkout.) 2. Cloak Camera Bag, $40.00 on sale 3. Reclaimed Skateboard Top, $9.00 (Use promo code HEYMONDAY for 15% off) 4. Gum Plus ...Read more

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Mezzo Radio

Who's this little guy? Designed by Ionna Vautrin for Lexon, this Mezzo Radio is a modern take on vintage radios. Measuring in at 5.5" long, 3" wide and 1.5" deep, it's a friendly size to tote around, so you'll have your radio or playlist to keep you company whether you're working in your kitchen or hanging out at a campsite. A silicone rubber case ensures durability and there's an output for MP3 players, ...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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Cyber Monday Sales

Another Monday, another day full of emails flooding your inbox... but this time you could actually save a few bucks thanks to the big holiday sales. A few deals linked to below for your perusal. 40% off select styles at Saks Free shipping over at DWR Free shipping on orders of $50+ at MoMA Store. Use code MSHOP. 30% on entire order over until 10am PST at belkin 15% off everything at Branch. Use ...Read more

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's hoping to a happy Thanksgiving for everyone... fingers crossed that it'll be a safe day full of friends, family and/or stuffing ourselves silly. Posts will return as usual on Monday. Pictured above: Genius: oven mitts attached to your apron. Oven Mitt Apron, $28.00, available from UncommonGoods. ...Read more

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Price: $22.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Lindsey Adelman Gift Ideas 2013

Our next wish list is from none other than Lindsey Adelman, maker of wondrous lighting, jewelry, vessels, tiles, and wallpaper. With skill and care, her team of 20 and a small network of local artisans manufacture each piece to order in NYC. Thanks Lindsey for taking the time to send us your list! 1. Curve Necklace, from $330.00 2. Lue Serving Spoon, $70.00 3. Colour Porcelain: Set of Three Containers by Scholten & Baijings, $430.00 4. Parallax Bottle Opener, $65.00 5. ...Read more

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Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack

This bent plywood holder is just begging to store kindling, logs, stacks of magazines, or whatever else your brain may think of. The handle makes short work of toting around contents, though do avoid swinging any small children or live animals about as that will only end in tears. The Kanto Magazine Holder/Firewood Rack is available in natural lacquered birch veneer or your choice of three lacquer options. Design: ...Read more

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Price: $200.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

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earHero Earphone Kit

These headphones slide under the radar as far as design aesthetic, and that's okay, as they win top marks for safety. EarHero headphones lets you listen to your music or phone conversation without blocking ambient noise. Ambient noise just like trucks, cars, and bicycles, all of which could flatten you like a pancake if you're deaf to warning sounds. Developed by Matt and Mali Murphy, a husband-and-wife team of audiologists. ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: earHero Store

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Ostfold 698 iPad Case

Apologies for featuring yet another iPad case, but this one has the requisite wool and leather materials (plus 698 perforations) to catch the eye. There's still time to add it to your holiday wishlist, isn't there? Handcrafted in Silesia, the Ostfold 698 iPad Case is made using German natural Merino wool-felt and premium Italian vegetable tanned leather. For iPad 2 and New iPad. The case comes with a wooden pencil and a 16 pages ...Read more

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Price: £55.00
Available from: FAO Shop

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