Zatista: 10% off

Remember Zatista, one of our sponsors last month? If you didn't get a chance to peruse the many original art pieces they have on offer, now's your chance, because they're offering 10% off of any purchase using the code 'Art4BLTD'. Be sure to try out their Art Explorer too- it suggests more art based on your selections. Details: 10% off using 'Art4BLTD', valid from today through to April 30th, 2013. Painting ...Read more

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Citrus Zinger Water Bottle

If you prefer a little lemon or lime in your water, then you need to sit up and pay attention. The Citrus Zinger has a citrus press built into its bottom side, making it easy to extract juice from fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle. No extra implements- just the bottle- for your preferred level of lemony (or limey?) water. Easy to clean and add ice to ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Flight 001

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SwingLab Modular Swing

It's about time that a modern version of the porch swing comes along, especially as winter is winding up and spring is on its way. This swing has a no-nonsense steel frame with cypress wood seats and two moveable backrests that allow multiple seating options (see SwingLab's gallery for more pics). Pretty tempting if you've a porch that needs a novel seating solution, or, if you're a bit more daring, ...Read more

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Price: $750.00
Available from: SwingLab

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Jpegs

These handy coat hooks have pins at the top to hold mail, photos, or notes. As a bonus, each hook also has super strong magnets so you can attach them to any metal surface (the fridge perhaps?) for catching miscellany. 3 hooks per pack. Designed by John Caswell for Thabto....Read more

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Price: £12.00
Available from: Thabto

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Dash 4-in-1 Measuring Spoon

Instead of fumbling around for that one right measuring spoon, simplify things with this 4-in-1 spoon by Jordan Murphy. It efficiently combines all "spoon keys" in one unified body, making it a space-saving tool that's quick and easy to clean. Available in smoke, avocado, and red. Designer: Jordan Murphy 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/4" (14 x 3 3/4 x 2 cm) BPA Free silicone Dishwasher-safe. ...Read more

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Price: $8.00
Available from: Umbra

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Drum Poufs

Poufs with trays! That's just what we never knew we needed. Without the tray, it serves as an excellent spot for resting your feet and/or extra seating, and with the tray, it's a functional side table or an impromptu in-front-of-the-tv dining surface. Keep in mind that the trays are sold separately and can be used anywhere as well- so don't be afraid to pull it into the dining room ...Read more

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Price: $275.00 - 509.00
Available from: DWR

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MaKey MaKey

Use fruit for your keyboard! Tech-smart or not, there's fun to be had with this simple circuit board kit. Turn almost anything into touchpads/keyboard/controller by attaching the included alligator clips, then connect to circuit board and computer. Think of it as an invention kit- might be a good way to familiarize yourself or others with electronics. See the video to see how it all works- and what possibilities ...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Rope Frames by Dollinger and Fleveau

Yes, these frames are a little more expensive that what you may be used to, but they're made of cotton rope (probably by hand). Traditionally used as piping in furniture, the cotton rope is used in a traditional style to playfully mix historical periods. Frame whatever you choose- a picture, a mirror, or leave it empty as a piece of art on its own. Designer: Dollinger and Fleveau Materials: cotton ...Read more

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Price: $244.00 and up
Available from: elemental

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Correspondence Kit

Um, isn't there some event in your near future where you might need to send a nice, thoughtful gift? Mother's day? Someone's birthday? Instead of sending something they may or may not like, give them something they'll cherish- and they should, as you'll need to spend a few hours embroidering the message. A piece of cotton 'paper' and embroidery thread from this Correspondence Kit by Lauren DiCioccio will be your ...Read more

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Sail Rope Mat

If you're going to add a little nautical flair to your surroundings, please, please, please make it one of these rope mats by Sophie Aschauer. Reclaimed sailing ropes are woven with four different knots- referred to as "Bonny", "Drake", "Morgan" and "Killigrew" (pirates from the 17th century, by the way)- into doormats or smaller sized area rugs. Remember that the rope is reclaimed, so they'll show a little bit ...Read more

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Price: $249.00 and up
Available from: SerpentSea

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Graph Cork Board

Like these graphic, silk screened cork boards? You could easily point-and-click purchase them and no one will think less of you because, hey, you're busy, and it's nice to have a little pattern on the wall. Or, you could go to your local craft or office supply store and buy some regular cork board tiles (like these on Amazon), mask each corner half off with painter's tape and paper, and ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Umbra

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Bluelounge Messenger Bag

Do you recall the Bluelounge Backpack we featured a while ago? This messenger bag is similar in its simple exterior style and multi-pocketed interior, yet suits the over-the-shoulder mode of carrying around your goods. A quick release buckle makes the on/off process easy and (of course) it's also got an ergonomic fit that's pretty important if your commute is longer than, say, 5 minutes. Just like the backpack, the fabric ...Read more

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Price: $139.00
Available from: Bluelounge

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Scrabble Letter Pillows

Scrabble pillows. It was only a matter of time, really, before these hit the radar. And, if you want to shop around, it looks like Etsy has quite a few sellers offering their own versions in different sizes and such. These pillows (available from Spoon Sisters) are printed on organic cotton and measure 15.75" square. Pillow insert is included. Pillow cover is washable. ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Spoon Sisters

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Friday Links

More historical images colorized by Mads Madsen. What is light? Claustrophobic Hong Kong “Cubicle Apartments” The church dome painted by graffiti artists Just what activities are you involved in that you would need a Titanium Escape Ring? (via twentytwowords) Any Two Pages on the Web Are Connected By 19 Clicks or Less (via Explore) We Found Our Son in the Subway (via kottke) Have a nice first-weekend-of-March. The nice weather is ...Read more

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Scout Security System

Home security systems aren't all that exciting- long term contracts usually dissuade renters and homeowners alike- but this one offers something new. You install it yourself. There's no wires or technicians required, and you can take it with you if or when you move. There's also no required monthly fees. Sounds pretty good, right? There's a base station, which works over WIFI and allows you to use the security system ...Read more

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Price: $120.00
Available from: Scout

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