Teak Cheeseboard

Here the holidays are, barreling down the road at us whether we like it or not. And I know what you're thinking, where will you put your fancy cheeses? Actually, that's probably at the bottom of your list, and understandably so, but don't forget that presentation is almost as important as the food. A rectangular inlay of stainless steel on this Teak Cheeseboard provides a clean surface for your artisanal ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: Arango

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Limited Edition Soma Water Filter

What will you give this holiday season? A bunch of presents, some of which will be successful and wonderful and others of which might just be ho-hum. Newsflash: you're not perfect. You don't have a whole workshop full of elves to craft the perfect gift. But how about giving clean drinking water to a village? That's a stellar idea. For every limited edition Soma Water Filter purchased, $12.50 will be donated ...Read more

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Price: $49.00 and up
Available from: Charity Water : Soma

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Sanctuary4 Charging Station

There's absolutely no reason for fishing around for your charging cord like an idiot. Come on, give in to 2013 and get a charging station. Bluelounge recently released Sanctuary4, a new station that has loads more power (a 4-amp charger) which allows four devices to quickly charge all at once. There's four USB ports, so simply unplug and replace the cables when you have a new device. Sanctuary4 comes with one ...Read more

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Price: $99.95
Available from: Bluelounge

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Forest, Wood Wall Mount Coat Hangers

You can't see the forest for the... coats and scarves hanging tidily from the four ash tree pegs. Because that's where coats, scarves, hats, etc. will be hung once you install this set in your entryway, right? Right. Made by designer team Tomas Kral and Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard. "The set of four individual ash trees have been perfectly pruned in shades of white, natural, blue or green." Material: Ash ...Read more

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Price: $89.00
Available from: Gessato

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Conrad Desk

A compact desk with a little storage is just what that disorganized corner of your home needs. Note that I used the word 'little' in conjunction with 'storage': this is a good thing. You don't need much more than the essentials, as clutter tends to multiply when left untended, so this Conrad Desk by Gus Modern will do the job efficiently without taking up too much room. And, hey, since ...Read more

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Price: $1,495.00
Available from: Mod Livin'

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Proper Audio PA1 Bluetooth Speaker

What? There's an amazingly minimal bluetooth speaker on Kickstarter and I'm not going to show it to you? Puh-lease. You can at least count on me for that every once in a while. The PA1 is a wired Bluetooth speaker with a smart mount that allows you to move it around easily. The very word 'wired' might upset you, but do know that portable battery speakers sacrifice some amount of ...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Concrete Small Format Tape Dispenser

Sure, you've seen concrete desk accessories by Magnus Pettersen before, but have you seen the red and blue tape dispensers? Your life is simply not complete until you consider just how good red tape in a red concrete tape dispenser looks. I'm kidding, of course, but it does look pretty sharp, as does the blue. This version is a little smaller than the original version, fyi. Designer: Magnus Pettersen Material: ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Concrete Small Format Tape Dispenser here

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Daniel Emma’s Gift Ideas

The next Gift Idea/Wish list is from Daniel To and Emma Aiston of Daniel Emma. They've designed several covetable desk objects and accessories, many of which are on my own personal wish list. Thanks Daniel and Emma for sharing your lists! Daniel's Wish List: 1. Space by Christian Hall 2. Magnifier by Us! for Field, $145.00 3. Toaster by plus minus zero, ¥ 5,250 4. Soy Sauce container by Bridget Bodenham, $38.00 AUD 5. ULM stool by Max ...Read more

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Form Tea Set

Tea, anyone? Look like a grown up with this very proper, polished brass tea set by Tom Dixon. Rounded shapes made from spun brass are polished and then dipped in a warm gold wash to give each piece a subtle matte surface. The six-piece set includes a Tea Caddy, Jug, Milk Jug, Sugar Dish & Spoon and Tray (links & prices below). Form Teapot, $200.00 Tea Caddy, $85.00 Form Jug, $140.00 Form Milk Jug, $85.00 Form ...Read more

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Price: $85.00 - 210.00
Available from: YLiving

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Tab Notebooks

Organize your projects, thoughts, recipes, dreams, or whatever else needs sorting with this set of 4 notebooks shaped with tabs. Nothing particularly fancy about tabs per se, yet when in a stack, labels are easily read and individual notebooks are easily found, meaning you'll be a little more efficient than before. Inner tabs can also label further subcategories if needed. From suckUK. Designer: Moko Sellars 256 pages split over 4 books with blue, ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: suckUK

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Flip Around Stool/Table

Don't choose between a stool or a table- have both with the Flip Around. For use as a stool, the table's top post handle fits into the base for secure seating; for use as a catchall table top, simply flip the top over to utilize its curved lip to keep contents in their place. The top piece can also be used as a tray to carry things back and forth ...Read more

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Price: $249.95
Available from: YLiving

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Triggertrap

Why have a shutter remote when you could just use your phone? That's the idea behind the Triggertrap, a sync cord that triggers your camera's shutter with motion, sound, and many other modes. Set for time-lapse, distance-lapse, face detection, and more. Oh, the fun to be had this holiday season with the Triggertrap. All you need is the sync cord and the (free) app. Modes: standard trigger, motion trigger, sound ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Photojojo

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58′ N Salt and Pepper Shakers

Porcelain paired with cork. It's such a lovely contrast in materials that makes for a pleasing look as well as a comfortable grip. Should you wish to upgrade your own salt & pepper shakers, note that this pair from Normann Copenhagen is on sale and discontinued, so best act fast if you think they're a good fit for your tabletop. "Named after the latitude where Denmark and Norway meet. A salt ...Read more

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Price: $29.00
Available from: YLiving

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Friday Links

Just in case you're looking for a home in in Wiltshire: Long Barn (via plastolux) Consider a donation to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan: Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam, and American Red Cross The Giphoscope, an analog GIF player, € 299. (via kottke) Kikkerland will soon have a pop-up shop in NYC Weather: Can you fly your kite? A Year of Reading the World Inujima Seirensho Art Museum Pavillions A.P.C. ...Read more

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Stitched Star Chart

What's the best gift: a plane ticket to the Caribbean or a hand-stitched Star Chart showing the overhead sky for any date, time, and location? As if you even need to think twice about that answer. Possible jet lag. Sunburn. Getting your wallet stolen, plus that crappy hotel that looked nice on their website. Yeah, that all sounds like a barrel of laughs and lots of warm memories. The Star ...Read more

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Price: $425.00
Available from: The Made Shop

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