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Knoll Annual Sale

Yeah, I know, you don't normally see sale alerts here on BLTD, but this is Knoll we're talking about. Saarinen tables, Platner chairs, Bertoia barstools, plus many more classic design pieces are all 15% off until October 1st. And, as 15% off a price tag of thousands of dollars is nothing to scoff at, you'd best take a moment to look and see if there's something you can't live without. A few ...Read more

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Price: $15% off!
Available from: DWR

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Roll / Rule

Hold your hand up if you want an etched acrylic ruler. My hand is raised, how about yours? Designed by Paul Cocksedge, these rulers are sculptural pieces with millimeter accuracy, and they're intended for functional use, mind you, so don't just admire it from across the room. Choose between the classic square or the round barrel. Also, do I need to hit you over the head with the obvious fact ...Read more

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Price: $130.00
Available from: The Glass House

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I Love You Mug

How do you say 'I love you' in a different way? With a knife, a bloody heart, and a horseshoe, preferably in picture form upon an enamel mug, of course. Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari (of Toilet Paper magazine fame) are responsible for this drinking vessel, and it seems to strike the perfect balance between creepy-weird and very practical, as it won't break and, perhaps more importantly, if you take ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Miles Desk Lamp

Brass has made a comeback, and this little number from Schoolhouse Electric certainly catches the eye for its perfect, petite size that's ideal for smaller desktops or side tables. With vintage style and an aged black patinaed arm, it offers an ambient light that would quietly compliment a refined interior. The adjustable arm easily pivots at base and head. The Miles Desk Lamp features handcrafted materials that are custom built ...Read more

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Price: $275.00
Available from: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

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What is it?

What's this metal mesh thing? I'll give you a hint: it's not intended for use as clothing or body armor- though I suppose in a pinch you could try and use it as such if someone comes at you with a rusty sword- instead think of it more as armor for a surface. Do you know? Answer below. It's a wire trivet! Put your hot pots, pans, tea kettles, etc. ...Read more

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Price: £10.00
Available from: Jasper Morrison

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Clothes Rack

Would you like an alternate version of this clothing rail ($399) we posted a few weeks ago? Well, Ferm Living has a rather similar idea in the clothes rack you see above. An iron rod hangs from the ceiling by harness leather belts, so there's a material/textural difference- a nice touch, I think. And, your wallet will be happy that it's less expensive than the other one (by $150). It should ...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop

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Window Wall Hanging

Think of all the windows in your home, then think of the one with the worst view. Change that view for one with trees, light, and plants in the window, for the bargain price of $120. How's that possible? Well, buy this Window Wall Hanging by Michigan-based photographer Debbie Carlos, and you'll have a nice scene instead of whichever one gives you a headache. Here's the deal, though, don't go hanging ...Read more

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Price: $119.00
Available from: CB2

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Ivey Magazine Holder

If you've not changed over to digital subscriptions, you know that piles of magazines can be a little messy at times. There's also always the fear that someone will come along and change the stack to a stepped fan spread (a la doctor's office), and that would just be the worst. thing. ever. So, head off that particular horror by considering this Ivey Magazine Holder by Hugo Passos. It has ...Read more

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Price: £210.00
Available from: Hugo Passos

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ProTravel Carry-on

You know what's so special about this backpack? It's pared down to the absolute essentials- that's important to those of us that prefer a minimal look- and there's a few thoughtful design details that makes packing and unpacking a breeze. Sounds good, right? There's also a feature that hides away the backpack straps for a more professional look so you can go straight from the airport to business meetings. See ...Read more

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Price: $229.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table

If you have a small space, you need a few tricks up your sleeves to maximize every square foot. Count this Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table as a smart option for a small worktop. Use it for your laptop (or breakfast), and then when you're done, fold the top down to free up extra floor space. The open-front compartments are ideal for displaying your favorite items and books, and will ...Read more

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Price: $448.80
Available from: YLiving

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Dock Tray

Also by Objekten, the designer of yesterday's Swing LED Table Lamp, is this Dock Tray. Featuring a spot to store your cords and other small items underneath, your iPad can rest comfortably on its back or angled in the outer edge, horizontally or vertically. It's a pretty perfect catch-all plus device stand for a desk/worktop. Available in Light or Dark Oak. -Handmade and designed in Germany. -Eco-friendly. -iPhone, iPad ...Read more

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Price: $135.00
Available from: Rypen

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Swing LED Table Lamp

Minimal perfection doesn't come cheap, especially when it comes to items in the lighting category. However, for $640 smackeroos, you can get an iconic, eco-friendly, table lamp that has 270° of adjustability- meaning it can be a compact side lamp or extend fully for desk usage. The Swing LED Table Lamp by Objekten is made of 100% recyclable copper and has high quality LEDs to light your worktop perfectly. Available in black, brown, ...Read more

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Price: $640.00
Available from: Rypen

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Miller Planisphere

Most of us can recognize the major constellations (Orion, the Big Dipper, etc.) but if we arm ourselves with the flat, plastic disc of the Miller Planisphere, we'll be able to potentially learn and locate all of them. First, find your latitudinal position (map also available via retailer), then order the correct wheel. Once you have it in your hands, spin the wheel to pick the right date and time, ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Shoester Closet Organizer

Some people are fortunate enough to have custom cabinetry perfectly fitted to their wardrobes, and some people have a mess of shoes at the bottom of their small closets. If you belong to the latter group, you might consider this shoe shelf, especially if you want something quick and easy (as in, no tools required). It hangs from the existing closet rod and can be adjusted to fit under shorter ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Umbra

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