WeMo Light Switch

And, now, ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes upon a Wi-Fi® enabled light switch. It's by the same company as the WeMo Switch (makes a lot of sense) and it allows you to turn lights on and off from anywhere. Maybe you're on the other side of the house or maybe you're in another country, either way, you can control your lights remotely with a Android smartphone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, ...Read more

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Price: $49.99
Available from: Belkin

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Celine Desk

I've always been a fan of furniture with simple, clean lines, and so it's no surprise that this Celine Desk caught my eye. One drawer hides away clutter and, on the right, an open cubby provides a nice spot for a stack of papers or folders. And, hey, 15% off (for a limited time, of course) makes this desk a little more 'within reach', if you know what I mean. The ...Read more

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Price: $722.50
Available from: DWR

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Spork & Cork

What to do when you're away from home and without utensils? Pull out the Spork & Cork from your bag, desk drawer, or glove box and chow down. The all-in-one eating implement is hand-shaped from a single piece of Certified organic bamboo and it's lightweight and compact enough that you'll want to bring it along on any adventure. This spork travel kit includes a durable and washable cork fabric sleeve. 4" x 2 1/4" ...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: Bambu Home

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Nest™ 100

Whether you're just starting out or just starting to upgrade your kitchen tools, you'll want to make note of this preparation set from Joseph Joseph. What's included? Two mixing bowls with non-slip bases, a sieve, a large colander, and a set of five measuring cups (from 1 teaspoon up to 1 cup). The mixing bowls, sieve and colander are all made from high quality 18/8 stainless steel and they all stack neatly together ...Read more

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Price: $100.00
Available from: Joseph Joseph

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Friday Links

Crowsflight, a GPS compass app. Are viral cat videos actually viral? Mr. Rogers Takes Breakdancing Lessons from a 12-Year-Old Lichtenberg Figures: The Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars Bullets Split Exactly in Half Cocoon By Tanya Shukstelinsky: Sew Yourself A House   Only a short list of links this week due to a half-week vacation. Have a lovely weekend!...Read more

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Waxed Canvas & White Ash Travel Chair

Ah, how nice it is to be out of doors, sitting around the campfire or at a music festival... unless your back hurts and you're starting to get really annoyed at yourself for not bringing your own darn chair. This foldable, portable chair will do well on your trips and travels thanks to a treatment of all-weather Danish oil on its white ash wood frame. The chair back is high ...Read more

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Price: $98.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Folded Paper Furoshiki

Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloths that can be used as scarves, gift wrapping, or even as a wall hanging. You know this, of course, if you've seen any of the offerings from the Link Collective (etsy shop: LINK), as they have quite the collection. There's also a Leather Carry Strap ($20-$28) that allows you to use a Furoshiki as a bag. Folded Paper Furoshiki by Lucinda ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: thelinkcollective

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Snug Cloud Cutting Board

This petite Cloud Cutting Board sure would make perfect surface for assembling a small sandwich, or for presenting a snack of cheese and crackers. Just recently it's appeared over at Rare Device, where you'll avoid any overseas shipping charges (original retail link: orphansocks-shop). Made from beech hardwood. Designer: Snug Studio, Hanover, Germany Dimensions: 11.2" x 7.25" x 0.75" ...Read more

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Price: $42.00
Available from: Rare Device

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Pin Table

Outside tables are often wobbly on uneven ground, but not this Pin Table designed by Andreas Engesvik. You push it into the ground with the top button/post, instantly creating a sturdy spot to rest your food and drinks. The high gloss finish would have you thinking this table is made plastic, but that's not the case. It's made of wood (surprised?) and available in five different colors. Designer: Andreas ...Read more

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Price: $104.97
Available from: MENU

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Book Binder

Hmm, here's something different in the world of bookends. Instead of two separate stand-alone ends, this book binder has an elastic band to hold the books together. The flexibility of the band allows you to remove or add books as you like without them tumbling over and also makes it possible for the stack to be freestanding wherever you wish. Two end pieces of raw oak and an elastic band ...Read more

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Price: $48.97 - 76.97
Available from: MENU

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Noguchi Akari Lights

Paper lights are everywhere in today's marketplace (for example, IKEA's VÄTE Table lamp), yet there's still something entirely special about the original designs of Isamu Noguchi. Icons of mid century design, each Akari lamp is handmade from washi paper and bamboo ribbing by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan. In the words of Noguchi, "the harshness of electricity is thus transformed, as if by magic, into the light of ...Read more

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ButcherBlock

These end grain ButcherBlocks are very durable; the design allows you to cut in between the fibers of the wood instead of across them like most cutting boards. This makes for easy maintenance and a very long lifetime, which are two important features for any cutting board over the $100 mark. Available in walnut, maple or cherry. Each board features HollerDesign's signature bowdock circular wood inset with its “born on” date....Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: HollerDesign

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Pablo Clamp Lamp

Task lights tend towards the metal/utilitarian look, and that's why this wooden Clamp Lamp stands out. Whether you choose walnut or white oak, the wood gives a certain charm and warmth, and the seemingly simple design of 3 components gives a wide variety of positions for focused light. Designed and manufactured by Pablo. Material: Wood body, polyurethane bushings, leather clamp pad, aluminum and polycarbonate lens. Specs: 27h x 26.5l x 2...Read more

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Price: $350.00
Available from: 2modern

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Tivoli’s Model One BT

Sure, Tivoli radios are an excellent choice for listening to your favorite stations, but now there's a new version with Bluetooth® wireless. That means you can listen to all the songs on your iPhone or iPod (or any other device that allows Bluetooth pairing) wirelessly. There's still the analog AM/FM tuner, so you can switch back and forth from regular radio to your music library on your device as ...Read more

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Price: $259.99
Available from: Tivoli Audio

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Tablet Portfolio

Whoa, quite a big sale on this vegetable-tanned leather portfolio. It's hand stitched with nylon thread and has a long, leather strap to keep it securely closed. The handmade feel gives a nice balance to the technology it protects. Fits iPad, iPad2, and similarly sized readers. reg.: $190.00, sale: $104.50 Tablet Portfolio by Kenton Sorenson. Measurements: H 11.25" W 8" D .5" Materials: Six-ounce vegetable-tanned leather; nylon thread. Updated price and link; originally from our ...Read more

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Price: $sale: 104.50
Available from: DWR

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