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Rayleigh Table Lamp

Rayleigh Table Lamp
This lamp is crazy pretty. Turn it on, and you see a spectrum of neon hues refracted by several prisms. Turn it off, and you have a sculptural piece that quietly shimmers as light moves around it. Made from optical grade dichroic glass and a 3W LED bulb (bonus: energy savings). Designed by Sean Augustine March -12"l x 6"w -Dichroic glass -3W LED bulb -10'l white cotton braided power cord...Read more

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Price: $1,600.00
Available from: ABC Home

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Hasami Porcelain Collection

Hasami Porcelain Collection
Yes, you have seen this set of dinnerware by Takuhiro Shinomoto and Hasami before. Considering the beauty and function, it's only right for another place in the spotlight, and this time the link is directly to the designer's shop (as is only fitting). The unglazed porcelain of the Hasami bowls, mugs and plates provides a rich, textural feel against the oak lids. All the dishes and lids stack on top...Read more

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Price: $10.00+
Available from: Tortoise General Store

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Silicone Highball, Rocks, Wine Glass

Silicone Highball, Rocks, Wine Glass
Can you believe these are silicone glasses? Unbreakable and easy to clean, they're perfect for outdoor use around the pool or patio. There's the Highball size (mixed drinks and cocktails), the Rocks (shaped for whiskey or other on-the-rocks liquor), and the Wine Tumbler. Choose the size(s) most suitable for you and rest easy knowing that no matter how tipsy you or your guests get, your best glassware won't be shattered....Read more

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Price: $26.95
Available from: Snow Peak

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Hand-Eye Supply Pocket Nail and Tool Belt

Hand-Eye Supply Pocket Nail and Tool Belt
If you're even the tiniest bit handy with tools, you should get yourself a tool belt. Why? You know when you're standing on a ladder, messing with a ceiling light, and you need a different screw head for your drill? Or when you're hanging new drapes, and you realize you didn't measure correctly? It sure would be better to reach down and find the appropriate tool right on your tool...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Hand-Eye Supply

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Grip LED Torch Flashlight

Grip LED Torch Flashlight
Why not employ the same grips of the BMX bicycle to a flashlight? You don't want to drop it on your toes, after all, especially not in a dark, potentially scary room when there's no electricity. It's a practical, tactile solution to sweaty palms. Brand: PRAXIS Designer: Alexander Taylor Material: Natural Rubber, LED Light Updated price and link; originally from our archives (posted Mar 11, 2013)....Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

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Friday Links

Friday Links
- Runners: Million Mile Light - Marie Kondo: "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" - Hooray! Snow Peak develops Food-Grade Silicone Cups (will be a post next week, I'm sure) - Good news or bad? A Lot of Published Psychology Results are Bullshit - And you thought the Clintons were paid a bunch of money per speech .... - For your laptop or phone: Marble covers - 100,000 white...Read more

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Butterfleye: Smart and Versatile Monitoring Camera

Butterfleye: Smart and Versatile Monitoring Camera
Finally, there's a security camera that's wireless! And it only records when sound or movement is detected! Yes and yes! The Butterfleye is currently an Indiegogo project, and it looks like one worth backing. Don't you want to know when your kid/pet wakes up and starts crying/barking or tearing up the crib/room? Don't you want to know if some reprobate breaks into your house and tries to steal your stuff?...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: Indiegogo

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Swole Tables

Swole Tables
An imperfect circular top gives character to the Swole Table collection, and whether you add just one of the side tables or choose the larger coffee table, you're sure to appreciate the organic shapes next to your more rectangular pieces. Different heights also mean they'd look great all together in the same room, just be sure to pick at least two different colors for variation and interest. Swole Large Table,...Read more

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Price: $499.00+
Available from: Blu Dot

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Border Three Tiered Containers

Border Three Tiered Containers
Stash your stuff in these Three Teired Containers by Hatashikkiten. Yes, they are available in three nice color ways (the Navy, Ivory, Black is the winner in my book), but it's the handmade nature and various storage use that grabs attention. The containers have a food safe urethane coating, so they're entirely appropriate for keeping snacks sorted. Of course, they'd also be right at home in a bathroom storing cotton...Read more

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Price: $98.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

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Brass Pendant Lamps by Futagami

Brass Pendant Lamps by Futagami
Have you seen Futagami's brass Pendant Lamps? Designed by Oji Masanori, each one has a perfect geometric shape that reflects a warm glow for just the right amount of richness. Choose between the Myojo faceted shade, the Hemisphere (shown above), the Cone, or the Star Shadow (not shown). Or, if you've got money to burn, choose several as a grouping above a dining table or island for a bigger statement....Read more

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Price: $380.00 - 395.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

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Blackline Furniture Collection

Blackline Furniture Collection
If you're in the market for dark and minimal pieces, have I got a treat for you. Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. has recently expanded their collection to include a Bench, Low Table, and Step Stool. If the dark/black version doesn't float your boat, you may also specify a bleached or natural finish as well. Traditional wood joinery sets the collection in the heirloom category, so it'll last a lot...Read more

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Price: $400.00 +
Available from: Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.

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Craftworker Cabinet

Craftworker Cabinet
Let's take a moment to geek out just a tiny bit over this Craftworker Cabinet. For $130, you get a wooden cabinet with flip-open doors along with a starter kit of 27 tools, from basic to professional. 27 tools, in a cabinet, that you can hang on a wall or tuck in a closet or under the bed. The set was first produced in 1919, and it shouldn't be a...Read more

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Price: $130.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Bambino Kids Set, Warm and Cool

Bambino Kids Set, Warm and Cool
Parents, can we discuss the silly plates and dishes on which you serve your children food? Maybe they like garish pink or blue, or the cartoon characters in colors that would make a discerning adult nauseous, but why not gently steer them towards something easier on the eyes? This tableware by Ekobo Home is still colorful, yet the color is of a softer, quieter variety. Made from bamboo, a renewable...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Gretel Home

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Waka Waka Cutting Boards

Waka Waka Cutting Boards
I know just what you need: a couple of odd-shaped cutting boards. Right? They'll be just the thing to add a little interest to your charcuterie and cheese spread, and they won't hurt your wallet either. Choose between boards shaped like thought bubbles and baguettes, or a triangle and mirror-shape. Plus, just say 'Waka Waka' outloud- it's Fozzie Bear! Materials: 3/4" thick maple hardwood with mineral oil finish triangle: 9...Read more

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Price: $65.00 +
Available from: IKO IKO

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Magnetic Mirror Shelf

Magnetic Mirror Shelf
Who needs a small-ish magnetic mirror with a shelf? Because this one is the bee's knees, as the saying goes. Set your phone, sunglasses and keys on the shelf in an entryway or office for safekeeping, or even hang it in the bathroom to have a handy spot for toiletries. The magnetic backing (plus two included magnets) offers you all the more storage- be sure to utilize that feature by...Read more

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Price: $110.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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