Boya Lamp

This little lamp takes its inspiration from the sea- think lighthouse beacons and buoys. At 8.5" high and 7.5" in diameter, it's small enough to fit on a desk or large side table without taking up a lot of visual space, especially as there's no traditional cloth lampshade. The base is made of reclaimed American red and white oak beams and the shade is thick, tinted grey glass. "The smart switch allows ...Read more

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Price: $360.00
Available from: Environment

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Biscuit Stool

Pay attention and you'll see the charm in this stool designed by outofstock. The seat is gently curved so it's easy on the thighs and criss-crossed dowels ensure that the legs stay sturdy- all this with no screws. Another little tidbit: this stool was inspired by traditional wooden stools seen at a Singapore fish market. Manufactured by Environment in the USA. Material: Black Walnut or Oak Dimensions: 18"H x 18"W ...Read more

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Price: $245.00
Available from: Environment Furniture

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006 Qwstion Backpack

Those of us that prefer to avoid 'i-am-carrying-a-backpack-and-i-am-SPORTY' look can now breathe easy for this backpack has the look of a regular bag. A side handle gives an option to carry/hold it in briefcase mode, and a Neoprene protection cover keeps your laptop safe and sound. Take a look at the photos to see how the bag opens up completely. Dimensions: 19" x 12" x 6" 006 qwstion backpack, $225.00 001 qwstion backpack (natural/canvas?) ...Read more

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Price: $245.00
Available from: wejetset

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Kii: Compact Charger-Connector

This Kii compact charger-connector fits handily on your keychain for convenience. No need to search through your bag for a charging cord- just pull the Kii from your keychain and plug in and sync your device to any laptop via the dual-sided connector. Note that I said laptop there; the connection would not be a wise choice on a usb port on the back of a desktop machine, as it's ...Read more

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Price: $19.95 - 39.95
Available from: Bluelounge

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Berlin Boombox

Remember the boombox? If you don't, congratulations, you're young. If you do remember, then you might have a few fuzzy feelings for the old school stereo and speaker style and you'll want to know more about this cardboard version. That's right, cardboard. The black and white graphics by Berlin-based designer & illustrator Axel Pfaender are printed on heavy corrugated cardboard with a strong carrying handle and a one big knob for ...Read more

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Price: €65.00
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Box Turtle Box

Where to hide small valuables? In a resin and marble turtle, of course. The Box Turtle Box opens to reveal a secret compartment perfect for your precious odds and ends. Designed by Harry Allen as part of his Reality Series. Oh, and it's available in gold too. Designer: Harry Allen Material: Resin and Marble Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches Box Turtle Box at AREAWARE....Read more

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Price: $40.00 - 55.00
Available from: Areaware

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Friday Links

There are nearly 200 galaxies within the marked circles in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Super Awesome Sylvia's WaterColorBot A Chef and Doctor Talk About Butter Water Bottling Plant in Coihaique, Aisén, Chile Sleep Cycle app. You've seen this before, but here it is again: How to Open a Wine Bottle with Your Shoe Die, Links, Die! How Link ‘Suicide’ Could Save the Web   Have a wonderful weekend!...Read more

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Fizzy Farm

No backyard? No problem. The Fizzy Farm from Zero Mile Farms will give you the room to grow food hydroponically so you can have fresh fruits and veggies anytime, indoors or out. As you might know, growing food hydroponically uses only 10% of the water that normal gardens do, and with a little added nutrient, your produce will put those at the grocer's to shame (hopefully). FizzyFarm Classic, $199.00 FizzyFarm Tall (with ...Read more

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Price: $149.00 - 199.00
Available from: Zero Mile Farms

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Sailing Ship Kite

If you plan to go outside anytime within the near future, you might just want to have a kite- you know, in the interest of having fun and enjoying the last weeks of summer and such. And, if you're going to have a kite, have it be a sailing ship, for then you may have the opportunity to recite passages from Melville's Moby-Dick, or any other classic literature that may ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Haptic Lab

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Hay & Scholten & Baijings’ Dot Carpets

Superb graphic patterns are nothing new from Scholten & Baijings, but apply those superb graphic patterns to a carpet made from over a thousand felted balls, and we'll sit up and pay attention. Did you catch the 'made from over a thousand felted balls' bit? Each of those woolen felt balls are hand stitched, so that gives you an idea of the time that goes into each carpet and makes the ...Read more

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Price: $1,600.00 - 2,200.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Canary Home Security Device

Renters and home owners, rejoice, for there is now an affordable home security device that you can easily take with you when you move. The Canary contains an HD video camera with multiple sensors that track just about everything- motion, temperature, air quality, vibration, sound, and activity. Maybe there's a sudden temperature change (could be a fire) or maybe there's enough sound and movement that indicates a possible burglary... when ...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: indiegogo

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Reclaimed Teak

It is what it is- a reclaimed teak rocker. Yet, without an image next to that title you might think of a more antiquated version that would not work in most modern settings. That's exactly why this particular rocker from SOBU is impressive- so sleek and simple, with straight lines and a slight curve to give comfort and movement. -Solid reclaimed teak. -Satin powder coated steel base with nylon glides. ...Read more

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Price: $726.00
Available from: sobusobu.com

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Bivi Bike Hook

Does your bike still not have a proper storage place at home or at work? You're probably getting tired of stumbling into it every time you come in the front door (or leaving it lonely and awkward in a weird place at the office) and you need a better solution. Here's yet another bike hook to consider and it's very no-nonsense, as it is made from one long steel plate ...Read more

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Price: $135.00
Available from: Turnstone

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Feed Your Dreams Piggy Bank

Smart! Here's a piggy bank that helps kids grasp the idea of "fullness" when it comes to their savings. Instead of rattling around a breakable ceramic bank, this felt bank allows kids to feel how many coins are inside and thus understand the concept of volume. Also, if you're handy with a sewing machine, consider it for your next DIY project. Designed and Made By: Baum-kuchen in Los Angeles - ...Read more

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Price: $58.00
Available from: Baum-kuchen

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Minimis Outdoor Luminaires

What is this, you say... and I know we're both not talking about the half-dollar coin, but the small, round, metal object next to it. That's a very tiny-aperture recessed LED indoor/outdoor luminaire- called the 1Puck LP- for your walls, floors, decks, and ceilings. And it packs a powerful punch: it consumes only 1 watt, yet throws a 12 to 14 foot beam. There's also the Thumbtack LP, which is a tiny-aperture ...Read more

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Price: $100.00 - 150.00
Available from: MINIMIS

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