Happy Fourth of July!

Wouldn't your Independence Day grilling be very festive with this Star Spangled Spatula? Yes, you've seen it before, but buying it from Few & Far Company will leave a few more dollars in your pocket than the $65 price tag from Areaware. (And yes, it's the very same one by Jacob Riley-Wasserman; it's hand fabricated by Lamson and Goodnow, the oldest manufacturer of cutlery in the United States.) So, now it's time ...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: Few & Far Company

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Era Round Armchair

There's nothing wrong with a little Thonet in your life/home/office, especially as the bentwood chairs have been in production for more than 150 years and still look at home in many a modern setting. One current promotion gives you a break if you buy four of the Era Chairs or Era Round Armchairs- 20% off. So, if you're wanting a few for a breakfast nook or a full set of 8 ...Read more

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Price: $250.00 - 275.00
Available from: DWR

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Alphabet City Coasters

Manhattan-based photographer Joanne Dugan compiled these urban typographic images originally as a teaching game for her two-year-old son. And, as they're so striking, why not make them into a coaster set for all to enjoy? Many of the signs and landmarks are now demolished, so tip of the hat to Ms. Dugan for creating such a great archive of New York City's visual history. Features 28 coasters, one of each letter ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Paper Basket with Lid

No one wants to see your trash, trust me, so hide it away with these paper baskets that have a swinging lid. Perfect for a bathroom, right? And yes, you did read 'paper'- these look like teak wood but they're made from a plywood of sorts that is stained in 6 different tones and then laid out to resemble teak. -Originally designed about 30 years ago as export merchandise for American market.  ...Read more

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Price: $85.00 - 150.00
Available from: Tortoise General Store

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Hopewell Quilts

Minimal quilts! Feast your eyes upon the offerings of Hopewell, the design workshop of Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt. Of course I need one of these, because when does a chill not sweep through the house on any given evening? Or, perhaps there's a bare spot on the wall or a lonely chair that needs a a few blocks of color artistically placed... yes, there's at least one of those ...Read more

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Price: $150.00 - 395.00
Available from: Hopewell

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Cain Bench 2

Need a bench? How about this Cain Bench by Staach? It's been around a while now (the first time we posted it was in 2008) but simple lines and an affordable price tag never goes out of style. The wood is sourced sustainably from New York and Pennsylvania, and each bench is fabricated completely in Staach's workshop with a limited use of only two tools. Think of it as a landing ...Read more

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Price: $386.00
Available from: 2modern

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Magazine Table

Quick update on price for this table by Axel Bjurström; it increased ever so slightly from $295 to $330. However, thanks to one of the summer sales, greenergrassdesign is offering 20% off all Design House Stockholm goods until Friday, so if any of their products are on your 'must-buy-soon' list, you can save a little bit of dough. Combining a magazine rack and a side table is nothing new, but add some ...Read more

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Price: $330.00
Available from: Design House Stockholm

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Friday Links

Image of Karena Schuessler's Berlin Apartment (Freunde von Freunden took the original images down, sad face) Bead-chain experiment Scientist figures out how those big-ass sailing stones move themselves across death valley The Rationale of Feng Shui in Architecture Cloud Cities by Tomás Saraceno What The Great Gatsby Looked Like Without CGI A better gift registry? Looks like it: Thankful Send your future self a picture: ThrowBack (via Netted) 3 reasons ...Read more

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Opencase Wall System

What loveliness is this? The Opencase Wall System is from none other than Henrybuilt, and there's no doubt we can expect the same exacting quality and craftsmanship as with their kitchen construction. The Opencase offers customized components to create a storage system suited to your needs. Shelving, wine storage, laundry/recycling bags, closet rods and more, contact Henrybuilt directly for more information or to receive a quote. "A single system ...Read more

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Price: $POR
Available from: Henrybuilt

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Hedley & Bennett Aprons

Oh, what to wear when you're making a brilliant meal indoors, or grilling outside with your Italian Barbecue Tool Set? You can't risk ruining your clothes, dressed as you are to perfection. Not to worry, don one of these denim aprons by Hedley & Bennett and then carry on with your culinary prowess. Main image above from Nalata Nalata. ...Read more

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Price: $75.00 and up
Available from: Hedley & Bennett

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What is it?

Come on, now, use your brain and play along. What is this strange item above? It has a handle, and lots of little prong-ish things on the underside. Any guesses?     It's a Garden Stamp! This stamp allows you to quickly plant a raised bed with a grid pattern. And, as different plants like particular spacings (lettuce seeds need more room than radishes) you easily put seeds right where ...Read more

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Price: $29.99
Available from: Amazon

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FastFit Bluetooth® Wireless Keyboard Case for iPad Mini

Keen eyes will detect an iPad Mini above, and the keenest eyes will see that, yes, that is a wireless keyboard case attached. How excited are you? Probably a little, at least if you own an iPad Mini, because now you just might have found a decent keyboard to type out all those thoughts swimming inside your head. The specs are listed on the retailer's site, but here's a quick ...Read more

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Price: $79.99
Available from: Belkin

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Italian Barbecue Tool Set

Well, aren't we fancy with our Italian Barbecue Tool Set? Because a BBQ set from anywhere else just won't cut it, or that's at least what you'll tell your guests the next time you're grilling. Be sure to tell them you're kidding after that snotty remark, or else they'll not invite you over to their house where they have ordinary barbecue tools from an ordinary store because that's where ordinary ...Read more

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Price: $219.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Pia Shopping Bag

Raise your hand if you like strange shopping bags. This one from Milk Design and Feel Good Home has a different sort of 3D shape made from Tyvek and leather handles, which will surely tote your purchases safely home, and, with a fair amount of style at that. Tyvek is durable and water resistant, not to mention light, and did you see the price? Materials: Tyvek, leather Color: Paper Big ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: MilkDesign

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Denizen Secretary Desk

How about an updated secretary desk for your home workspace? This guy by Coalesse has a cork panel back splash to pin important notes and photos, a pull-out keyboard tray, two file drawers, and a cord management system to keep things tidy. Integrated pulls and skinny, brushed nickel legs lend a clean and modern aesthetic while self-close slides will give a luxurious feel each time you sit down to take ...Read more

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Price: $4,299.00
Available from: YLiving

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