Stefan Boublil Gift Ideas 2013

For the third year in a row, we're lucky enough to see what Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, has on his list of gifts to give and receive this holiday season. In Stefan's own words: once again, for you wise people who have deliberately chosen to live better through design, my humble edit of the world for the express purpose of giving it away... 1. were he alive, ...Read more

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Spaceless Wallet

If large, George Costanza-like wallets annoy the hell out of you, you'll want to check out the Spaceless Wallet. It's the thinnest wallet available, thanks to a polyimide film called Kapton. That might sound like the name of a neighboring planet of Kripton, but know that it's used in such things as spacesuits, 3D printers, and flexible electronics and is pretty much indestructible. Pledge $38 to back the project on Kickstarter ...Read more

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Price: $38.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Three Bag

OMG, you're thinking, another bag by Konstantin Grcic? Yep, and this one is the last from his designs for Maharam this year, so you can rest easy knowing that there are only the three bags in total. Of course, this particular bag, called the Three, has two sizes, so you could count four different bags in total from Grcic to choose from... sound complicated? It'll be clear when you look ...Read more

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Price: $165.00
Available from: Maharam

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Bubble Stool

At first glance, this stool looks oh-so-cozy with its thick knitted wool cover, otherwise it's just a normal pouf/stool. But wait, is that an air pump? Indeed, it is. The Bubble Stool is filled with air, thus eliminating extra foam or other fillers. So, fill it up when you need it, de-pouf it when you don't. When deflated, it looks like it could be stored away like a blanket- ...Read more

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Price: $299.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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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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