Scout Door Mat

There are worse things to aspire to than to be true and brave, so if you're short of new year's resolutions, this door mat will remind you each and every day to be your best self. 'Lead by example' can be your new mantra for 2014. Measures 30" x 18" Coir, made in India. Available from Izola....Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Izola

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you and yours! Here's hoping you'll have an excellent holiday break, full of good food and fun. We'll be back with regular posts whenever we feel like it. Enjoy yourself! Shown above, for next year's festivities: Infinite Tree, approximate ship date 3/15/2014. Designer: Johannes Molin Material: Basswood Dimensions: 17 x 9.25 x 4.25 inches ...Read more

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Random Gift Ideas 4

Okay, here's the last random smattering of gift ideas for you, but you'd best be quick to order anything with overnight shipping as today is really the last day with any chance for something to arrive on/before Christmas. As always, items are listed left to right, top to bottom. 1. Krochet Kids Simon Sleeve for iPad, $29.95 2. Areaware Whale Box by Karl Zahn, $49.00 3. Pen Type-A by CW&T, $150.00 4. Massimo Vignelli's Perpetual ...Read more

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Matt Felten Gift Ideas 2013

We asked Matt Felten, Los Angeles-based UI Designer and all around swell guy, to submit some of the things he’s excited about this year. Thanks Matt for taking the time to share your list! 1. Stanley 100th Anniversary Thermos, $38.00. Everyone needs a thermos. Might as well get the best. 2. Great Showdowns: The Return, $10.41. I’m such a sucker for coffee table books. 3. Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones, $399.99 4. FiftyThree Pencil Stylus, $59.95 5. Saturdays ...Read more

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Friday Links

airbnb builds 50 birdhouses modeled after home listings Ha: Minimal Nativity Set. Fleksy, an application that replaces your device’s on–screen keyboard. 10 Pranks for Christmas Morning If you care about taking your very best selfie... The Power of Empathy: A Quick Animated Lesson That Can Make You a Better Person The Wolf of Bedford Falls That is all. Enjoy your weekend. ...Read more

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Random Gift Ideas

As we're in the last throes of shopping frenzy, let's throw some random stuff together and give one last jolt, a therapeutic dose if you will, to your dying interest of finding just the right thing. Don't give in to the general malaise of oh-this-cheap-pair-of-gloves-will-do, for you, my friend, are better than that (you are reading this site, after all). A thoughtful gift is out there, and some places are ...Read more

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Random Gift Ideas 2

More random gift ideas for you... Items in the image above are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Camera Pin (silver) by Macon and Lesquoy, $28.00. At just under an inch square, this little pin will fit on a jacket or bag perfectly. 2. Soap: Kuro, Shiro, $35.00. Kuro Soap is made with White Charcoal powder, so you could get away with saying you're giving ...Read more

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Random Gift Ideas 3

And here's the last random gift idea list today, more on Monday... Items are listed from left to right, top to bottom, just like you read a book. 1. Wilson Keyring, Enameled, $12.00. Stocking stuffer alert! 2. The Pattern Box, 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, $19.95. A treasure trove of patterns. 3. Botanical Moss Tea Towel, $22.00. Another nice stocking stuffer, I think, or a nice gift for an acquaintance. 4. Dandelion Paperweight, $98.00. Pretty and simple = love. 5. ...Read more

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Arne Jacobsen cups

Think you can't afford an Arne Jacobsen piece? Sure, maybe not the furniture, but you can now own... (drum roll) a cup. Who doesn't want some Bauhaus-inspired typography on their cup of coffee/tea/pencils/pens/miscellany? The letters were originally created by Jacobsen in 1937 for Aarhus City Hall, and now they've been revived (with permission) on these porcelain cups. Need I point out this could be a good gift ...Read more

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Wintercheck Factory Gift Ideas 2013

And here's another list of gift ideas for this last-Thursday-before-Christmas. Kristen Wentrcek and her partner Andrew Zebulon Williams rounded up a list of 12 things they'd like to give/get this season. If those two names aren't familiar, Kristen Wentrcek owns and designs for Wintercheck Factory and is the co-founder of 06/08. Andrew Zebulon Williams is an illustrator and the other co-founder of 06/08. Thanks for sharing your list, Kristen and Andrew! 1. Truck ...Read more

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Phaidon Concierge

If you want to be really generous, consider a Concierge package from Phaidon. Answer a few questions, and you'll get expert guidance towards which books will be most successful as a gift. This isn't cheap, of course, as we're talking about nice and hefty art, photography, and food books (and we're down to last minute shipping too), but it might give you an inkling as to which titles your recipient ...Read more

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iSpoon Kitchen Stylus

It's nearing stocking-stuffer time, and for $8, you can stuff your favorite cook's stocking with this beech wood spoon with a handy silicone stylus end. If they use a tablet in the kitchen for following recipes, they'll appreciate the combination, no doubt about it. Dimensions: 1.5"Wx7"H -Beech wood and silicone -Hand wash; do not immerse in water -Made in China ...Read more

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Price: $5.96
Available from: CB2

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Unstuff Gifts

If you've not yet got a special gift for that special someone, you're in trouble. It's either errands on foot or by car to brave the crowds or paying through the nose for premium shipping. But wait, what if you could give that special person an experience rather than a thing? Unstuff, rather than stuff. Maybe you could give them a class in Aerial Yoga. Or would they enjoy learning ...Read more

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Nimbus Dashboard

Not that you need to be more connected, but this 4-dial dashboard will help you track what's important. It's customizable, so you get to pick what info it displays- it'll wake you up, but maybe you also want to know the weather, how many emails you have, what the morning traffic is like, or just what day it is... the Nimbus will show you it all via each dial/barometer. ...Read more

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Price: $129.00
Available from: Quirky

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Series One Titanium Tool Set

What to get that hard-to-please person? Well, if they like tools, get them this Series One Titanium Tool Set. There's one Edge tool (for prying, cutting) and one Opener (for opening up bottles); both are lightweight, durable, and keychain friendly. The set is available in titanium from Hand Eye Supply as a limited edition. Set of two - an edge tool for cutting and a bottle opener for.. unbottling. Solid ...Read more

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Price: $155.00
Available from: Hand Eye Supply

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