The Camp Chair

Whether you use this chair for an actual camping trip or just as an extra seat around the house, you'll no doubt be pleased with its materials and hardware. It holds up to 350lbs and collapses completely to packable/stackable dimensions (18 x 5 x 21"), and if you'd prefer a stool, just fold the back down over the seat (see image below). Designed by Best Made in New York. Made in the ...Read more

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Price: $185.00
Available from: Best Made Company

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Burgon & Ball Garden Shears

Don't make me talk about having right garden tools again. These sharp shears are modeled after a pair of classic British sheep shears and have a double-bow handle for maximum comfort. Perfect for clipping soft foliage and dead-heading, you'll be able to shape or harvest your garden with precision. 9" long x 1.75" wide when secured with provided clip. Produced for over 280 years in Sheffield, England. ...Read more

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Price: $52.95
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Quad Trivet

Who knew a trivet was something to get excited about? It looks, dare I say it, slightly magical in the way it changes shape. The Quad is made from 16 wooden cubes connected by a heat-resistant silicone strip (not magnets, as I had originally assumed). Do take a look at the video below to see it in action, and then figure out if you think $40 is worth backing the project. Designer: ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Indiegogo

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Bink 1025 Mobile Media Table

The very title 'mobile media table' is enough to induce an eye roll, as it conjures all sorts of questionable design. However, as the weather gets nicer, and as we begin to enjoy the outdoors with our laptops/tablets/phones, a need for a smaller, portable table does arise. The Bink is a powdercoated indoor/outdoor table that's sized appropriately for your device and/or your favorite drink, making it ...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: 2Modern

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GoodLife Key Tags

Maybe you're perfect, but I know I'm not the only one that needs a little reminding every now and again to be a better person. And, hey, why not have a key tag that gives you some inspiration to do just that? They're sort of perfect, in their old-timey, hotel-key tag way. Could be a good way to keep track of extra key copies clanking around perhaps? Please note tags ...Read more

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Price: $6.00
Available from: Three Potato Four

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Foodie Garden Kits

Too lazy to go to a garden center? Lucky you, there are some great growing kits that'll have you babying your own herbs and vegetables in no time. Coco fiber wafers, seeds and instructions are all included in this rectangular tin planter- so, add water as needed and soon you'll have your own peppers/basil/tomatoes that can then be transplanted into bigger patio containers or the garden. Each kit ...Read more

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Poketo

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What Did I Buy Today?

What did you buy today? Track each and every penny with this 'obsessive consumption' journal illustrated by Kate Bingaman-Burt. It's a week-by-week logbook where you can write in what you've spent and saved so that you know just where your money went. No more wondering how your paycheck disappeared- that's worth the $13 right there. 5 x 7.125 in; 160 pp pp; Paperback Available from Princeton Architectural Press, $12.95 or Amazon, ~$9. ...Read more

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Price: $12.95
Available from: Princeton Architectural Press

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H55 Easy Chair

Might this be the nicest deck chair ever to pass before our eyes? Designed by Björn Hultén in 1954 and first used by Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf, it certainly has a veritable pedigree, if you care about that sort of thing. An adjustable head cushion and four different seat tilt options ensures comfort, as it certainly should for the price. Folds flat for storage or transport. Also available ...Read more

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Price: $685.00

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Available from: DWR

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Origami Wine Tote

Oh, how to protect that valuable bottle of wine whilst trekking across town or perhaps even continent, as the case may be? No paper bag will do, that's for certain. The folds of this Origami Wine Tote insulate and protect a bottle during travel and then compress down for storage. The neoprene material further softens any possible blows and adds to the bag's appeal. Design studio BUILT Protects one 750mL-1...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Friday Links

Modernist playhouses Lullaby Factory Mural on abandoned church: 700 Delaware (2012) Galaxy Comparison Chart (via ifuckinglovescience Daniel Barreto's photo-manipulation of houses on trees (via kateoplis) Creative Mornings: Brad Frost Via Brad Frost's talk, a weather website where you actually see the weather: Forecast. Excellent felt floor tiles, except they're not for sale yet. Fingers crossed they get picked up by a manufacturer.   Have a very nice weekend. ...Read more

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Lockwood Chair by Misewell

Remember this chair from Misewell? Thought it might be time for a reminder post, as there's been a price adjustment since 2010. With a wood seat and steel back, comfort doesn't spring to mind, but apparently this chair is quite comfortable, even without the optional felt back pad. Plus, it's supposed to ensure good posture, which pretty much all of us could benefit from. 30.5 x 16 x 19” 25 lbs Construction: Frame: powder coated ...Read more

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Price: $510.00
Available from: Misewell

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Bound Hand V1

$400 is a whole lot of money for a hand mirror. That said, if you're super picky about every item that you use, and care about surrounding yourself only with beautiful, useful things, you're not going to make do with a cheap plastic mirror from your local drugstore, are you? This mirror from Grain features hand-wrapped hemp twine edging for artistic detail and to secure the mirror to its wood backing. ...Read more

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Price: $395.00
Available from: Grain

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The Food Guide Tea Towel

Update: Now available stateside! Hoorah! Which foods are rich in vitamins and minerals? If you're not sure, then perhaps this tea towel would be a good reference to have on hand in the kitchen. It might even encourage you to eat a little healthier (fingers crossed). There's also a The Food Guide Poster if you'd rather see the info on the wall. The Food guide Tea Towel is available in ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Velo Blk Tote

A carry-all made of authentic World War II military tent canvas seems like a good choice to survive the everyday wear and tear of commuting from home to the workplace battlefield. Simple leather straps and front pocket keeps things minimal for our modern day civilian lives. Also available with tan straps/pocket. Size - 18" x 20" Fit - 15" MACBOOK PRO Material: Reclaimed US Military tent canvas, Horween leather Pocket: 1 Zipper inside ...Read more

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Price: $178.00
Available from: Defy Bags

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Bridge Paper Shredder

You and I could both think of hundreds (of thousands) of things more exciting than paper shredders. Either they're behemoths of ugly office design or they're too small to get through a decent stack of documents, meaning you waste time standing there feeding in sheet by sheet, shaking your fist at your laziness to get rid of sensitive documents in a timely manner. Now, this Bridge Paper Shredder won't handle ...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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