LIFX Smart Bulb

Maybe you heard about the LIFX bulbs via Kickstarter, or maybe you'll be jumping up and down right after you learn that you can control this light bulb with your smartphone. Each energy efficient LED light bulb bulb uses WiFi to connect to multiple devices through an app, so you can control the lumens, color temperature and range. That means a very customized lighting program, all thanks to a single ...Read more

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Price: $69.00 - 79.00
Available from: LIFX

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Smith Storage Cart

Yes, we posted this years ago (2008!), but this multipurpose unit is still pretty impressive. It serves as a detachable file cabinet, a stool, a rolling cart and, in multiples, even stackable shelves. It's also recyclable once the plastic wheels are removed, though for the price, you'd be better off selling it to a fellow design aficionado. The cantilevered top allows the Smith to be hung from a table. Smith is ...Read more

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Price: $690.00
Available from: Surrounding

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Felt Tray

If you're not in need of a tray or two to catch miscellany around your home or office, congratulations, you deserve a tip of the hat. For the rest of us, a felt tray would be an excellent spot to keep our smaller devices, keys, wallet, remotes, etc. The felt material would soften the clatter of contents, and give you a designated catch-all for whatever you deem appropriate. Available in ...Read more

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Price: $16.00 - 32.00
Available from: Poketo

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Recycled Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp Shade

What might be made from wooden pallets? Lamp shades, of course! There's a little assembly required, but that means less shipping costs from the UK, so can those complaints and count your cash. No gluing, screwing, or hammering needed, just click each piece in place. Each shade is slightly different as wooden pallets vary, but you can pick the color of elastic to unify a set or grouping. 8 carefully cut ...Read more

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Price: £44.99
Available from: FactoryTwentyOne's Etsy Shop

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36 hours USA & Canada

Speaking of travel, what adventures do you have planned for the next few weekends? If the answer is 'none', then get yourself a 36 hours book. The series, a compilation of the weekly travel “36 Hours” column from the New York Times, highlights the best short trips you can make, with all sorts of suggestions to get the most out of a well-plotted two-night stay. Choose between the original 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in ...Read more

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Price: $14.99 - 39.99
Available from: Taschen

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Hello My Name Is Luggage Tag

Sure, it's fine to look all cool when traveling, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with a tiny bit of humor to distinguish your bags from others on the baggage carousel. Inspired by the ubiquitous “Hello My Name Is” nametag design, this tag has an I.D. window on its reverse. Material: PVC...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Friday Links

Pulp Notebooks (nice, geometric designs on covers) Giant Autumn Leaves Viewed from an Ant's Perspective (via staceythinx) TWINSTERS (via kottke) I want to go to here: Stargazing At The Elqui Domos Hotel In Chile Best looking yet entirely inefficient (for warmth) continent sweater. crazy 3d skull textile Watch a penguin play games on an iPad The Universe Is 13.82 Billion Years Old (via i fucking love science) Have a wonderful/fabulous/...Read more

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What is it?

So, what's your best guess? It's around 16" deep, with one side about 4.5" in length and the other about 7.5". It's not a table per se, but it does function as a surface. (Hint: it has something to do with a sofa.) As you can see from the image above, it's an arm wrap for your sofa. (The name is actually 'couch arm wrap', but I belong to the snobby group of ...Read more

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Price: CAD150.00 - 275.00
Available from: BlisscraftandBrazen's Etsy Shop

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Sun and Cloud Self-Generating Digital Camera

A self-generating digital camera? That means it's capable of self-generated power by its own solar panel or charged manually with a hand crank. Don't worry though, you can manually charge it via USB if you're lazy and there's no sun. It can take still shots and video with sounds and has many modern functions with a retro look. Pretty intriguing, to say the least, and some might even say necessary ...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: AC Gears

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w081t2 Table Lamp

Prepare yourself for a higher-than-normal price tag, and then admire how this lamp hides most of its technical side under a very simple and clean exterior. As a task lamp, rotation and counter balance are necessary, and the designer, Claesson Koivisto Rune, intended to make this lamp self-explanatory and no-nonsense. As he states, "This lamp almost designed itself. Arm, elbow, head. And light." 30-year rated 9W LEDs equals a very ...Read more

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Price: $500.00
Available from: shopHorne.com

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Brooklyn Cruiser Bicycles

Ah, spring! New, bright green leaves and sunlight after the oh-so-dreary days of winter... it's enough to get you off your tush and onto a bicycle. But, wait, what if you've not a bike to call your very own? Never fear, for the Brooklyn Cruiser Bicycle is here. Available directly from Brooklyn Cruiser or the MoMA Store, this bicycle is built to last. Check out the many different options or ...Read more

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Price: $400.00 - 749.00
Availability: Buy Brooklyn Cruiser Bicycles here

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Twilight Bracket

Okay, bear with me here, I know this just looks like a regular curtain rod/bracket, but it has something the sets it apart, and if you've ever been annoyed by light creeping in around your curtains- at night or in the morning- you'll understand why this particular one is special. The Twilight bracket wraps around so that your curtains can lay flat against the wall. Such a small detail, ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Umbra

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Handmade Ceramic Carafe Set

How about a handmade carafe or two (or three)? Carafes are the sort of thing you think you don't need, and then when you have one you realize just how useful they can be. The larger sizes would be appropriate for water, juice, or wine at the table, while the smaller size could work for milk or cream during coffee/tea time. Made of French porcelain, these carafes are more ...Read more

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Price: $40.90 - 259.90
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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This Stool Rocks

Would you like to back another Kickstarter campaign? How about a ready-to-assemble rocking stool? Three options allow for three different rocking motions, and, best of all, the stools can be made in a city close to you and shipped with minimal charge- instead of overseas. And, if you want to make the stool yourself (and have access to a CNC machine), you can download the CAD file for free. Designed ...Read more

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Price: £35.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Magnetic key ring holder & shelf

If you're still misplacing your keys, for goodness' sake, do something about it! There's quite a few options for corralling keys, one of which is this little key holder and shelf. Magnets are embedded underneath to give you an easy place to hang your keys, while the shelf above is a snug spot to keep your sunglasses, wallet and phone- just the essentials. If you're looking for a beefier coat ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Meriwether of Montana

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