Prism Magnifier

You might not need the Prism Magnifier today, but you might make use of it the next time some tiny text with fine details needs a closer look. When you don't make use if its magnifying properties, it will sure look nice sitting atop that stack of other paperwork that you may or may not have beside your internet machine. 2% of the proceeds of Prism Magnifier sales is donated to ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Areaware

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Friday Links

Steve Messam creates crimson bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper Now that Mad Men is over, we can enjoy it all over again with Mad Men Integrated, in small snippets at a time. Yes. Recycling Debris into Concrete Lego-Blocks (via unconsumption) Just a reminder, all the best Terrible real estate agent photographs are in one place. UNIVERSUM INCOGNITA : A Primer on the Dark Universe. Warning: might be a tad too esoteric. ...Read more

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Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Mette Duedahl’s Push Coffee Maker is made of a warm grey stoneware in a rounded shape, which seems a little friendlier to touch and hold than the normal glass carafes used in most households. You'll find the plunger is made of steel, so no worries as to the durability of daily use, and the lid is clear plastic, allowing you to check the progress of the brew. Duedahl’s ...Read more

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Price: $166.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Karui Trays

Pretty, jewel-tone leather contrasts nicely with the polished brass perimeters of the Karui Trays by Gam Fratesi for Skultuna. "Karui" means "light" and "soft" in Japanese (there, look at that, you learned something), which echoes the minimal feel of the circular shape and soft leather surfaces. Pair a couple up for a vanity or entry area, and try not to gravitate towards them every time you pass by. Designed by ...Read more

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Price: $134.00 - 336.00
Available from: Suite NY

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Drink Rocks by Runa Klock

Drink rocks aren't the most appealing idea, mostly because the two words don't sound like the best of friends. Who wants a rock in their drink? Not me...but, maybe we should be a little more open to the idea, especially because Runa Klock has made this set from soapstone and marble, and each rock has a very appealing geometric shape. Come to think of it, they're the sort of ...Read more

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Price: $38.00
Available from: Poketo

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Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Ballery

How about an ultra thin LED lamp to light your workspace? The Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Balléry has a delicate outline yet it packs a punch when it comes to light output. You get 1200 lumen, which equals out to around 75W, with only 15W of energy consumed. Let's all approvingly nod our heads at that bullet point, and then admire that it has four preset light levels and ...Read more

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Price: $530.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Roger Stool by Sika-Design

This handmade stool is made from suar wood, which, if you're not familiar, is a fast growing (and non-endangered) tropical hardwood. It has an interlocking grain that reduces the likelihood of cracking with temperature changes, and that's very good news for those of us that hope our furniture lasts longer than our pithy life spans. And did you see the price? Very, very affordable which is oh-so-nice to see. Use ...Read more

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Price: $133.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Wary Meyers Soap

It's okay to be filthy when soap looks this good. Wary Meyers has all sorts of colorful stripes happening in their collection of glycerine soaps, and it's enough to tempt one away from a push pump and go completely with the old tried and true bar o' soap. Shall we purchase a few to show off in a soap dish for guests? Or will we be entirely selfish and enjoy ...Read more

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Price: $14.00
Available from: Wary Meyers

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10 Years

Ten years ago this month, in 2005, Kris pitched the idea of starting a design blog that only featured well-designed products available for purchase online. We had become pen pals (actual paper and pen), as we had discovered a shared interest in modern architecture and design at an art show in Dallas. We both had a hobby of sketching out floor plans for small, modern homes, and wanted to bounce ideas ...Read more

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Zuzunaga’s Zoom In + Zoom Out Blankets

More pixelated Bitmap imagery from Spanish designer Cristian Zuzunaga, and this time he's taking cues from British painter Bridget Riley. It's a great pairing, don't you think? You might have seen some of Zuzunaga's other pieces before, and I'd say this collection seems a little more quiet, though just as energetic- like a shy kid that just ate a LOT of sugar. Size: 70.75" l x 55" w (180x140cm) Material: 100% Extrafine ...Read more

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Price: $265.00
Available from: A+R Store

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100% Trays from Blu Dot

A set of colorful steel trays will do wonders for your organizational skills, especially as you can nest all three together for an excellent color grouping or separate them for individual use. Sunglasses and keys would suddenly have their own spot, or your jewelry, or those office supplies... so many things would look right at home when corralled within the bent edge surfaces. Sold in a set of three. - ...Read more

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Price: $79.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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Muji’s Body Fit Cushion

If you think you know how to be lazy and while (or, wile, if you prefer) away the hours, you are in for a big surprise, because Muji's Body Fit Cushion is now available in the US, and it's going to test your limits. Just how long can you sit and read a book? How long can you nap? What about meditating staring out the window? I bet you can ...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: Muji

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Hay’s Wooden Ruler Triangle Set

These triangular rulers are pretty fun with their stripes and bright color contrasts. They'd probably make you happy every time you used them, or maybe even every time you looked at them, which makes them waaay cheaper than all the other things you do to make yourself happy (maybe). The set of three is priced at just under the $50 mark, which might make it a good gift for someone who ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Marble Tables by Ferm Living

A little marble will go a long way to dressing up a room. Ferm Living's new Marble Tables are available in three different sizes that will fit in easily as a side or coffee/cocktail table. You can't go wrong with any of the colors (black, white, red, or green), and the powder coated metal frame is just about as durable as it gets. Imagine a jaunty 'smart buy!' ...Read more

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Price: $729.00
Available from: Burke Decor

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The Ockham Razor

Razors aren't pretty. No matter how many designers and ad teams try to convince us that their super-duper-bajillion-bladed plastic handle looks cool, it just doesn't. So, why hasn't someone created the Ockham Razor before now? Who knows, maybe the world just wasn't ready for it yet. The Ockham is precision cast from solid metal that's easy to keep clean- no ridges or bits of plastic that pick up soap and ...Read more

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Price: £30.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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