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Stick-Up Sticks

Stick-Up Sticks
Did you think the Stick-Up Sticks were coathooks? I did, and I don't think I'm disappointed to find out that they're magnets instead. Where will you put them? Possibly the fridge, bulletin board, or any other metal surface could use some photos or notes. Stick a few Stick-Up Sticks there to start, and then see where else you could use them. Designed By Bower Material: Beech Wood & Magnet Dimensions:...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: Areaware

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Tableau by Pikaplant

Tableau by Pikaplant
Hooray! Those of us still struggling to keep houseplants alive now have a savior: the Tableau by Pikaplant. The Tableau incorporates a water reservoir so that our plants can drink when needed- even we're away on a vacation (or just incredibly forgetful). The reservoir will hold enough water for up to three plants for a month, so they'll be happy and healthy for at least that long. No electricity needed,...Read more

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Price: €125.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Did you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend? Now that summer is unofficially here, perhaps we should discuss hammocks. Yea or nay? I believe the correct answer is 'yea'- though if you voted 'nay' it's probably due to the fact that most hammocks aren't the most aesthetically pleasing things. However, Yellow Leaf Hammocks have several that look entirely decent, and you'll probably even grow to love the stripes (colorful or...Read more

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Price: $145.00+
Available from: Yellow Leaf Hammocks

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Prism Magnifier

Prism Magnifier
You might not need the Prism Magnifier today, but you might make use of it the next time some tiny text with fine details needs a closer look. When you don't make use if its magnifying properties, it will sure look nice sitting atop that stack of other paperwork that you may or may not have beside your internet machine. 2% of the proceeds of Prism Magnifier sales is donated...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Areaware

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Friday Links

Friday Links
Steve Messam creates crimson bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper Now that Mad Men is over, we can enjoy it all over again with Mad Men Integrated, in small snippets at a time. Yes. Recycling Debris into Concrete Lego-Blocks (via unconsumption) Just a reminder, all the best Terrible real estate agent photographs are in one place. UNIVERSUM INCOGNITA : A Primer on the Dark Universe. Warning: might be a tad...Read more

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Karui Trays

Karui Trays
Pretty, jewel-tone leather contrasts nicely with the polished brass perimeters of the Karui Trays by Gam Fratesi for Skultuna. "Karui" means "light" and "soft" in Japanese (there, look at that, you learned something), which echoes the minimal feel of the circular shape and soft leather surfaces. Pair a couple up for a vanity or entry area, and try not to gravitate towards them every time you pass by. Designed by...Read more

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Price: $134.00 - 336.00
Available from: Suite NY

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Drink Rocks by Runa Klock

Drink Rocks by Runa Klock
Drink rocks aren't the most appealing idea, mostly because the two words don't sound like the best of friends. Who wants a rock in their drink? Not me...but, maybe we should be a little more open to the idea, especially because Runa Klock has made this set from soapstone and marble, and each rock has a very appealing geometric shape. Come to think of it, they're the sort of thing...Read more

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Price: $38.00
Available from: Poketo

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Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Ballery

Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Ballery
How about an ultra thin LED lamp to light your workspace? The Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Balléry has a delicate outline yet it packs a punch when it comes to light output. You get 1200 lumen, which equals out to around 75W, with only 15W of energy consumed. Let's all approvingly nod our heads at that bullet point, and then admire that it has four preset light levels...Read more

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Price: $530.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Roger Stool by Sika-Design

Roger Stool by Sika-Design
This handmade stool is made from suar wood, which, if you're not familiar, is a fast growing (and non-endangered) tropical hardwood. It has an interlocking grain that reduces the likelihood of cracking with temperature changes, and that's very good news for those of us that hope our furniture lasts longer than our pithy life spans. And did you see the price? Very, very affordable which is oh-so-nice to see. Use...Read more

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Price: $133.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Wary Meyers Soap

Wary Meyers Soap
It's okay to be filthy when soap looks this good. Wary Meyers has all sorts of colorful stripes happening in their collection of glycerine soaps, and it's enough to tempt one away from a push pump and go completely with the old tried and true bar o' soap. Shall we purchase a few to show off in a soap dish for guests? Or will we be entirely selfish and enjoy...Read more

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Price: $14.00
Available from: Wary Meyers

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10 Years

10 Years
Ten years ago this month, in 2005, Kris pitched the idea of starting a design blog that only featured well-designed products available for purchase online. We had become pen pals (actual paper and pen), as we had discovered a shared interest in modern architecture and design at an art show in Dallas. We both had a hobby of sketching out floor plans for small, modern homes, and wanted to bounce...Read more

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Zuzunaga’s Zoom In + Zoom Out Blankets

Zuzunaga’s Zoom In + Zoom Out Blankets
More pixelated Bitmap imagery from Spanish designer Cristian Zuzunaga, and this time he's taking cues from British painter Bridget Riley. It's a great pairing, don't you think? You might have seen some of Zuzunaga's other pieces before, and I'd say this collection seems a little more quiet, though just as energetic- like a shy kid that just ate a LOT of sugar. Size: 70.75" l x 55" w (180x140cm) Material:...Read more

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Price: $265.00
Available from: A+R Store

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100% Trays from Blu Dot

100% Trays from Blu Dot
A set of colorful steel trays will do wonders for your organizational skills, especially as you can nest all three together for an excellent color grouping or separate them for individual use. Sunglasses and keys would suddenly have their own spot, or your jewelry, or those office supplies... so many things would look right at home when corralled within the bent edge surfaces. Sold in a set of three. -...Read more

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Price: $79.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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Muji’s Body Fit Cushion

Muji’s Body Fit Cushion
If you think you know how to be lazy and while (or, wile, if you prefer) away the hours, you are in for a big surprise, because Muji's Body Fit Cushion is now available in the US, and it's going to test your limits. Just how long can you sit and read a book? How long can you nap? What about meditating staring out the window? I bet you can...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: Muji

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Hay’s Wooden Ruler Triangle Set

Hay’s Wooden Ruler Triangle Set
These triangular rulers are pretty fun with their stripes and bright color contrasts. They'd probably make you happy every time you used them, or maybe even every time you looked at them, which makes them waaay cheaper than all the other things you do to make yourself happy (maybe). The set of three is priced at just under the $50 mark, which might make it a good gift for someone...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: A+R Store

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