Trappestigen Stepladder

The Trappestigen Stepladder has an integrated sidepiece that works as a railing, so you'll not need to sacrifice your design aesthetic for the sake of safety. If you've ever lost your balance- or almost lost it- while on a step stool, chances are you'll appreciate the extra security this one has... question is, can you afford to spend almost ten times as much (plus international shipping) as what you'd find ...Read more

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Price: AUD990.00
Availability: Buy Trappestigen Stepladder here

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Arne Jacobsen espresso cups

All you Arne Jacobsen fans should be drinking out of these espresso cups, numbered 1-4 to accompany the regular letter cups, when you have your hit of caffeine. And you thought your kitchen cupboard could hold no more Bauhaus inspired typography, well, happy days, you were wrong. These cups are small enough to work as tealight holders too, fyi. Manufacturer: Design Letters Arne Jacobsen espresso cups are available in a ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Birdy T Table Lamp

Some of the new offerings from Forestier are interesting enough to mention, one of which is this Birdy T Table Lamp. A handful of materials (metal, marble, stone, and cloth cord) make for a simple, white T-shape lamp that would fit on a desk or side table quite well. LEDs give you energy efficiency without sacrificing the brightness you need to read by, and the 4 feet of red fabric cord ...Read more

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Price: $662.40
Available from: YLighting

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Vintage Printed Trays

Forgive me, but I'm a little in love with the Vintage Printed Trays from Robyn Glaser. How could I not be, when we're talking about updating older wooden trays with a geometric pattern that's sure to catch the eye as well as all manner of miscellany around the house? Suddenly I'm inspired to round up every wooden tray I find on ebay and try my own hand at adding triangle ...Read more

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Price: $210.00
Available from: Robyn Glaser Home

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Typeblocks

However will you teach your children (or nieces and nephews) your favorite typography? With these blocks, of course. A different typeface whose name begins with the letter is carved upon each block ("A" for Avant Garde), with a large upper and lowercase example along with the designer(s), date, and classification. These could also be a thoughtful gift, so keep them in mind the next time a graphic designer friend ...Read more

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Price: $85.00
Available from: Typeblocks

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Model Six Stool

Several years ago when we posted this stool, 2007 to be exact, it was simply known as the 'Covey Stool' from the designer Jeff Covey. Now its name is the Model Six, and it's on sale from MoMA Store for $349.95. Chrome-plated steel legs snap together and the walnut seat can be adjusted from 24"-28" height, making this strong stool an excellent flat-packed option for your bar or counter area. Designer: Jeff ...Read more

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Price: $349.95
Available from: MoMA Store

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V.Stand

This small V.Stand is not for your backside, but for any little thing weighing up to 20 pounds. That shouldn't be a surprise once you find out that it's made from lightweight corrugated plastic and weighs less than a pound. Maybe set a drink upon its surface, or a small stack of books... or a cat? You name it, as long as it's not too terribly heavy, this stand will ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Triangle hanger

When an ordinary hanger just won't do, you can always spring for the very stylish and minimal Triangle Hanger. Designed by Christine Nogtev and Chul Cheong of Berlin based design studio Roomsafari, each hanger is made from silver aluminum or powder-coated black aluminum, and will hold your very fashionable coats and clothes without distraction. Materials: Aluminum Dimensions: 1cm dia. x 22cm x 42cm Availability: 8 weeks ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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Tokyo 2 and New York 1 Bitmap Blanket

Gah! I know that Cristian Zuzunaga's Digital Sunrise Blanket might have been a little too much color and pattern, but don't let that dissuade you from considering some of the other knitted blankets in the collection. Tokyo 2 Bitmap Blanket is the one above, and New York 1 Bitmap Blanket the one below. Both are a little less crazy with their limited color palette, yet they'll still prove that you can be ...Read more

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Price: $406.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Oon Power Outlet

Power outlets are ugly. We do all manner of things to hide or hang them out of sight, because a mess of cords isn't pretty, no matter what you do to them. However, maybe, just maybe, this Oon Power Outlet might change our minds, as it divides each electrical socket into individual blocks, allowing the unit to flex and rotate. A soft color scheme and cloth cord add a familiar ...Read more

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Price: $79.00
Available from: OKUM

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Homerun Hooks (set of 2)

These Homerun Hooks won't make those annoying dents in your clothes, and, hey, they might even cheer you up each day with their bulbous, cartoon-like shape. Each set includes 1 small and 1 big hook and installation is easy with the included screw. Designer: Sylvain Willenz Manufacturer: Karimoku New Standard Material: Japanese Oak Dimensions: Small: 2" x 2" x 3.4" Large: 2.4" x 2.4" x 4.4" ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

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Friday Links

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Vessyl

Vessyl is a cup that can detect and keep track of just about everything you drink throughout the day. It's able to detect the nutritional content (and even in some cases, brand) of beverages you drink from the cup, all the while keeping track of your hydration and consumed calories, sugar, protein, fat and caffeine. Early bird pricing 50% off. Syncs with iPhone. Designed by Yves Behar. [youtube=http://www.youtube....Read more

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Price: $99 now, $199 after launch
Available from: Vessyl

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Amuze Salad Set, Stripe

Yep, they're salad servers. Not for the more traditional tabletop, of course, but for those of us that prefer the very modern take on just about everything, they tick the right box. There's something a little science fiction about them, don't you think? As if they'd look right at home in 2060, if robots haven't taken over salad serving by then. There's also a serving set ($33.90) to match, fyi. Design by ...Read more

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Price: $27.00
Available from: YLiving

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Modern Mailboxes

Someone has mentioned to me that we need a new mailbox, and given that my job is to find modern, well-designed things, I feel that I cannot ignore such a plea. So, what you see below are all the items I see as acceptable options. However, I don't necessarily feel that there's a clear front runner. Perhaps we should have a vote on some sort of social media outlet? Hmm, ...Read more

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