Little Big Trivet

As you can tell from the image and title, this trivet is easily adjusted to fit everything from a huge casserole dish to a tiny teapot. It's also available in multicolor if you'd like to add a little rainbow touch to your tabletop. Material: Beech Wood Dimensions: 7 x 6.5 x .5 inches when closed / 13.25 x 7 x .5 inches when open ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Areaware

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The Alarming Clock

Here's a different sort of alarm clock whose sound depends entirely on what you put in front of it. Huh? The signal sounds like a woodpecker drumming against a tree, but if you put a vase of water, or some other vessel or surface, against the 'beak' or nose, then you'll create a different sound. Unfortunately, it's available only to residents in the UK or Europe, but you can put ...Read more

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Price: £300
Available from: Alarming Industries

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Friday Links

In the absence of an interesting image for Friday Links, I present David Shrigley's FANCY ROOM TEA TOWEL. Half of the people in the United States live in the counties colored in blue. Set your Tweets to disappear with a simple hashtag: Spirit (via Fast Company) "Like a fingerprint, your heartbeat is unique." -Nymi Scientists Spark Auroras In a Bottle for Traveling Northern Lights Show Edible Vegan Chalk (for you ...Read more

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Rocky Credenza/Bookshelf

What the what?! This strange 3D play on perception is called a door-less credenza, or bookcase, if you prefer. Walk around it and you'll see its surfaces shift and change according to the light and your point of view. See it with books (image below) to help your brain make sense of it. Designed by Charles Kalpakian, of Paris-based design house La Chance. Dimensions: 37" h x 55" l x 14" w [95x140...Read more

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Price: $4,975.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Cashmends

September means sweaters, right? And, if you've ever found a rather worn spot or a moth hole on your favorite sweater, you know the sinking feeling once you know it's headed for the donate pile. So, get ahead of any disappointment and get some Cashmends- either in an Elbow Patch or Band-Aid shape (the flowers and moths are a bit too decorative for my taste)- and know that you ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Stella Neptune

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BL7 Wall Sconce

Brass Bauhaus attack! And from Bestlite again, no less. Listen, there's the bad brass tchotchkes you can find at your local thrift store, and then there's the good brass, which you will pay through the nose for and not regret it. This wall sconce is firmly in the latter category. So elegant and refined, your visitors will wonder if you've just inherited a big pile of cash (say you found ...Read more

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Price: $469.00
Available from: HORNE

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Miac Whirlwind Jute Rug

A round, whirlwind of a rug is just what your [insert a room in your home] needs. Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) partnered up with West Elm to revive a few patterns inspired by designs from an early 20th century Native basket, and there's a couple of interesting options in the area rug arena. At six feet in diameter, this spinning triangle pattern will do a good ...Read more

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Price: $169.00
Available from: West Elm

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Asplund Kub

It's just what you never knew you needed- a display box that costs half a grand. What am I smoking? Nothing, I promise, but they're just so darn perfect as dust-free receptacles for all manner a strange objet d'art, it's tempting to forget the price tag. Designed by Eva Lilja Löwenhielm for Asplund, each glass box or "kub" has a wood base, and, happily, there are a few fun ...Read more

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Price: $528.00
Available from: HUSET

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Roll-Up by Winter Session

How to carry your various pens and pencils and tools? In an organized fashion, of course. This Roll-up, designed by Winter Session, is the perfect size for small tools and accessories. Maybe your drawing tools will be at home nestled away in the waxed cotton canvas, or maybe your bicycle tools or makeup brushes, it's your Roll-up, so you decide. Available from Winter Session or The Vitrine. Roll it up ...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: The Vitrine

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Therm-O Bottle

Hmm, this looks quite similar to the Noble Glass Thermos posted over a year ago, and if deductive reasoning is correct, we'll assume it's made by the same manufacturer. Made of borosilicate glass, this bottle will keep your beverages the temperature you want- hot tea or coffee will stay hot, cool ice water/beverages will stay cool. The double-wall feature keeps the outside surface free of condensation and heat, and ...Read more

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Price: $29.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Baron Fig Notebook Sketchbook

Are you very particular about your notebooks? Join the club. And then check out the Baron Fig notebook, because, chances are you'll be pleased with the design. No branding (hooray!), it opens flat (hooray!), the dimensions are friendly for carrying around or keeping on your desk, and there's one bookmark for keeping your page marked. Take a look at their Kickstarter page for more details. Available in blank, ruled, and ...Read more

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Price: $20.00 or more
Available from: Kickstarter

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Double Cross Dining/Console Table

This dining table has a trick up its sleeve: it folds in half to use as a console, a bar, or a desk, thus giving you the versatility for multiple uses. Push it against a wall for console/bar/desk use, and when guests are over, simply pull it out, unfold it, and you have a proper dinner table. Top in veneered oak with a clear durable lacquer. Material: Solid ...Read more

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Price: $1,275.00
Available from: HORNE

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Rich Brilliant Willing LED Table Lamp

Today's the last day of DWR's Living Room Sale, which might not mean much to you until you are reminded that this includes some lighting, like the Rich Brilliant Willing LED Table Lamp you see above. You can save 15% off it or any other item in the sale (do be sure to look at the Floor Lamp), so take a browse before the savings end. Rich Brilliant Willing LED Table ...Read more

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Price: $211.65 (sale)
Available from: DWR

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Kuvert Bag

Do you see the interesting pattern on the back side of these pouches/bags? It creates a sort of elastic mesh that accommodates all sorts of odds and ends that you carry around for travel- cables, adapters, or even your passport and other important documents. I picked up the smaller size for the cable/adapter storage purpose from a retailer in Sweden, and, unfortunately, I can't seem to find any ...Read more

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Price: €29.00
Available from: Authentics

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The Peanut Lighter

Next time you venture into the great outdoors for a camping trip, make sure you have a lighter in addition to your matches and flint, because, as we all know, it's better to be safe than sorry. And, because there's no need to be excessive, you might as well get this very compact and indestructible lighter to carry along with you. Made of high grade stainless steel, it has a ...Read more

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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