Nest Protect

Smoke alarms are a far from exciting, and really, most of us forget about them completely until they start chirping because a battery needs to be changed. Well, just as Nest improved the thermostat, they now aim to improve the smoke alarm, with a carbon monoxide alarm thrown in as well. The Nest Protect will give you an early warning telling you where the danger might be, and, if it's ...Read more

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Price: $129.00
Available from: Nest

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Little Sun Solar Light

This little solar-powered LED lamp helps get clean, affordable light to the 1.6 billion people without access to electricity. How so? With every purchase you make, a Little Sun can be sold off-grid at much lower, locally affordable prices. Five hours of charging gives three hours of bright light. Do take a look at the video below or Little Sun's website for more info. Little Sun in 2 Minutes from Little Sun ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Little Sun

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Friday Links

Newspapers + x-acto blade = work of Myriam Dion (via the jealous curator) Clever Light Installation by (fos) (via iGNANT) Miminalist pad: 100m3 Kickstarter: The Magic Cube Whoa, this app measures the size of a room, draws the floor plan and creates a DXF file, PDF document, JPEG images, etc. : MagicPlan (via Architizer) Tree in the house (via Phaidon) Comic: Bringing Sexy Back Collage of NASA solar images   Have an excellent weekend!...Read more

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Stack Modular Storage System

Don't get overwhelmed just yet, as you're the head honcho in deciding how your own Stack Modular Storage System will look. Various cabinets in a variety of colors can be stacked together or used apart, just pick the appropriate base for the configuration you want. Oh, and if a static base bores you, there's also a Trolley Base for mobility. Stack-B Modular File Cabinet, 19.7-In. Base, $500.00 "The bases will raise ...Read more

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Price: $250.00 - 900.00
Available from: YLiving

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Form Pendants

Well, these pendants sure look impressive grouped together. They hint at the classic industrial bulbs of the past yet have a distinct modern feel thanks to the simple cord treatment. Each one is made from mouth-blown white opal glass and requires basic hardwiring (so, to do a cluster of lights you might want to call in an electrician). Round: 15" l x 10" dia, $132.00 Tube: 17" l x 4.5" dia, $132.00 Cone: 9.5" l x 10" dia, $132.00 ...Read more

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Price: $132.00
Available from: YLiving

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Float Magazine Rack

What the... ?? Shown out of context, this particular piece boggles the mind just a bit, but in the right setting with a few magazines strewn about, eventually anyone will be able to make the connection. It's a magazine rack, made of "precisely angled" powder-coated steel, that keeps magazines floating midair, easily within reach from your reading spot. Available in black or white. Designed by J-Me, brothers Jamie and Mark Antoniades, ...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: DWR

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Beolit 12 Sound System

Yeah, I know you don't need any more speaker options, but just in case you like to keep up to date, you'll want to take a look at the Beolit 12 Sound System from Bang & Olufsen. Designed by Cecilie Manz, it has a friendly appearance and feel, and, of course, it's wireless, and has a rechargeable battery and leather strap for transport. Stream music via Apple AirPlay or connect a device ...Read more

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Price: $799.00
Available from: DWR

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Sphere Bottle Opener

It's a smooth, round bottle opener that fits the palm of your hand perfectly. What else could you ask for, besides a good beer or two? Available in black or natural wood, or cast iron if you can wait a bit longer (ship date of 11/1). Designer: Fort Standard Material: Beech Wood or Cast Iron Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 2.5 inches ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

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Mixrack

It's that time of the year when stacks of logs in your living room are permissible... unless you don't have a fireplace, that is, because then you'll just look like a hoarder. This Mixrack is a simple frame of powder-coated steel that can accommodate firewood, wine bottles, or magazines. As long as you keep the stack tidy and avoid any other compulsive gathering of multiple materials, it's an excellent way ...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: DWR

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Scholten & Baijings’ Colour Crystal Stemware

Welcome all, please take your seats. Did you sign in? Do you have a name tag? Good... the Scholten & Baijings' fan club is now in session. First order of business is admiring their new modern, crystal stemware with pinstripes and gradient colors. Fantastic, isn't it? The colors and stripes are hand-applied, hence the cost, and have been noted to cause feelings of extreme distress to those individuals who can't quite ...Read more

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Price: $36.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Hitch Bookcase

If you've been jonesing for a wall of books to grace your living room- soon to be called 'the library' in a vague European accent- consider this new bookcase from Blu Dot. Steel uprights support wood veneered shelves for a slight industrial edge. How about the pricing, you say? One Hitch Bookcase is $599, with each additional Add-on at $499. Note: if I understand things correctly, the image above is one bookcase ...Read more

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Price: $599.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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Avva Keeper

Very similar to the Avva S+P Shakers, the Avva Keeper features embedded magnet closures to keep contents secure. What you put in this little container is entirely up to you; it's sized for those smaller things in life- keys, cufflinks, coins- that need safekeeping, especially as those small, important things tend to hide or disappear completely just at the moment you need them. 2.5" W x 3.5" H Natural Available from ...Read more

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Price: $25.60
Available from: Teroforma

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Smoked Grey Table Vessel Light

The Plumen bulb looks especially appealing in this blown glass form by Decode, doesn't it? The subtle color tint softens the light ever so slightly while the glass gives an irregular reflection that accentuates the form. In other words, it's pretty. Also, don't forget you can purchase the Plumen Bulb separately for your own existing light fixture should it need an upgrade. Designer: Decode Materials: Blown Glass Dimensions: H 25cm ...Read more

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Price: £276.00
Available from: FAO Shop

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Milton Glaser at MoMA Store

Show your love for Mr. Glaser in the form of a timepiece on your wrist or on your wall. The Sprocket Wall Clock is shown above, but as hinted in the previous sentence, you can wear a wrist version if you prefer. Shown below is the Presto Wall Clock, featuring a blue face with white perforations that change throughout the day (wrist version: Presto Watch). Dimensions: .5d x 10"diam Materials: ...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Pumpkin Carving Set

Unless you're an overachieving domestic god or goddess, chances are you don't have specific blades to carve this year's Jack-o'-lanterns. Do yourself a favor and get the right tools for the job, thus avoiding any accidents that could involve blood spurting out way before the special effects are ready. Note: the original retailer Kaufmann Mercantile is sold out, but Warren Cutlery (also on Amazon) has some available. "Lockjaw allows for ...Read more

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Price: $21.95
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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