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Edyn Garden Sensor

Edyn Garden Sensor
Have you heard the hype around the Edyn Garden Sensor? It's now available to purchase, and those of us with gardens are pretty damn excited. The Edyn is a solar-powered sensor that continuously monitors all the conditions necessary for healthy, thriving plants. Light, temperature, humidity, moisture, fertilizer/nutrition needs- it keeps track of all of that and sends it to the Edyn app so you can learn which plants are growing...Read more

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Price: $99.97
Available from: Home Depot

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July 4th Weekend

July 4th Weekend
Can you believe this Saturday is July 4th? Prepare yourself for the festivities by perusing this random list of summer-y things, mostly picked for their fun and outdoorsy-ish nature. 1. Flatware Caddy, $11.97 2. Star Spangled Spatula, $75.00 3. Apron with Built-in Oven Mitts, $32.00 4. Iced Carafe, $32.00 5. bodum ® fyrkat picnic charcoal grill, $69.99 6. Fire Torch, $54.95 7. Leather Fly Swatter, $16.00 8. Wooden Yo-Yo, $8.00...Read more

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CW&T Jump Rope

CW&T Jump Rope
This might be the nicest jump rope anyone has ever seen. CW&T (of Pen Type-A fame) recently released this beauty to the world, and it's got handles machined out of solid 6061 aluminum and a leather cord. The handles' inside edges have a precise fillet to make sure the rope is held at a tangent as it spins. Should you ever wear out the leather cord (way to go you-...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: CW&T

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Concrete Lamp by Menu

Concrete Lamp by Menu
Here's another smallish lamp, and this one is a charmer. A round concrete base holds an oversize glass light bulb with a little brass button to control brightness. That touch of brass keeps the design dressed up- think of it like a hint of expensive jewelry on an otherwise utilitarian outfit. A friend of mine who has one talked about it with reverence, and, as this friend knows good design...Read more

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Price: $174.95
Available from: Gessato

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Fredericks & Mae Playing Cards

Fredericks & Mae Playing Cards
There's something about lazy summer afternoons that demands a stack of playing cards nearby. And, should you be short a stack, please do take a look at these colorful cards from Fredericks & Mae, as they have a sunny disposition with their full display of the color spectrum. You'll find a nicely contrasting black and white pattern on their backs. The pack includes a mini booklet with history and lore,...Read more

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Price: $12.95
Available from: Fredericks & Mae

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Merge Concrete Tape Dispenser

Merge Concrete Tape Dispenser
Need a tape dispenser? How about a concrete one that won't move around when you tear off a piece of tape? The Merge Concrete Tape Dispenser from 22 Design Studio is basically a couple of concrete blocks and one cylinder, which gives it a utilitarian sort of style that won't go unnoticed among your other desktop tools. Does anyone else see a little Bauhaus flavor in the brutal blockiness, or...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Gessato

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Terracotta Funnel by Grain

Terracotta Funnel by Grain
Why do you need a Terracotta Funnel? Beats me, but I know I'd use it for moving my matcha latte from a mixing bowl into a coffee cup, similar to the one shown above. Maybe you'd use it for funneling other drinks into other cups, or soups into fancy, small containers, but any way you use it, know that you're using a natural, sustainably made, and foodsafe tool. Made exclusively...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

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Sandwich on Board Box

Sandwich on Board Box
Another aluminum lunch box? Can we be so lucky? Apparently so. This handy little lunch box is from black + blum, and, just as expected, it looks to improve upon those sub-par lunch carriers that have left your lunch squashed in the past. It's aluminum (or, aluminium, if you prefer) with a naturally antibacterial, sustainable bamboo lid that provides a surface for ingredient assembly if needed. Available in silver, lime,...Read more

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Price: $21.00
Available from: black + blum

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Picia Table Lamp

Picia Table Lamp
Cute, right? The Picia Table Light is a smaller sort of lamp, you know, the kind you would tuck into a corner of a small writing desk or nightstand. With a soft, natural cork base and a clear blue glass shade it will easily make friends with its surroundings. The shade measures in at 16cm diameter (that's 6.3 inches) and the height is 23cm (9 inches)- be sure to take...Read more

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Price: €141.13
Available from: Enrico Zanolla Design Studio

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Friday Links

Friday Links
Hooray! Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? Strange: jyo john mullor models a set of custom-made human head helmets Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good DIY No-Sew Rope Coil Basket Want that jacket a character in a movie is wearing? Visit The Take. (via kottke) Mountain House by Atelier Bow-Wow   Enjoy your weekend!...Read more

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KeySmart

KeySmart
Until technology allows us to enter all buildings and vehicles without physical keys, we're going to have to deal with the mess that is the usual keyring. KeySmart aims to organize keys in a swiss army style holder, with keys folding into a compact handle instead of jingle-jangling all over the place. Would you believe it could hold up to 100 keys? That'd be one hefty keychain. You can also...Read more

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Price: $19.98 - 38.98
Available from: KeySmart

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Sand Containers

Sand Containers
Do not, I repeat, do not underestimate the value of containers you look at and use everyday. Sure, a toothbrush or pen holder is meant for function, but there's no reason why it can't be a pleasure to look at as well. The Sand Containers are handmade from a mixture of natural stone powder and resin with a wood divider/lid to keep things tidy. I think they've won the top...Read more

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Price: $19.90 - 26.90
Available from: MilkDesign

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Pia Shopping Bag

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 with a fair amount of style (don't be surprised if people ask you where you got it). Tyvek is durable and water resistant, not to mention very light, plus, did you...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: MilkDesign

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Weight Vase by Decha Archjananun

Weight Vase by Decha Archjananun
You've seen the Weight Vases in the regular concrete grey, but get a load of the colors available. Are they not spectacular? Blue, yellow, and red round out the collection, giving you the option for a pop of bright, fun color to liven up your arrangements. I'll be saving up for the low 'A' blue vase, I think. Designer: Decha Archjananun Manufacturer: Specimen Editions Materials: Waterproof Concrete, Powder Coated Steel...Read more

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Price: $340.00 - 430.00
Available from: MATTER

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Baggu All Weather Bag

Baggu All Weather Bag
Originally designed for surfers, this all-weather gear bag has welded seams and a water resistant zipper to keep water completely in (or completely out, if that's your goal). Surfers, just stand inside the bag to remove your wetsuit, then zip it up for your trip home. Sand and seawater will be safely contained within. Everyone else, know that whatever you put in the bag will stay dry no matter what...Read more

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Price: $140.00
Available from: BAGGU

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