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Holo Tape Dispenser

Holo Tape Dispenser
Is there anything wrong with your tape dispenser? Because if there is, you have an excellent reason to try out this circular approach by the Japanese brand METAPHYS. Not only does the case allow you to hold the dispenser firmly in your hand, but it also lends itself to easily hang on a hook. Less desktop clutter? Yes, please....Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Leibal Store

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Fermob Planter Baskets

Fermob Planter Baskets
Fermob has plenty of practical outdoor furnishings, but these Planter Baskets are particularly perfect for a patio. Why? Well, the handles, of course. If you've ever tried to move a heavy planter, you know the value in that. They also have two holes for water drainage (with plugs) and the feet and trays separate for easy filling and transport. The baskets are available in a plethora of colors, several of...Read more

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Price: $718.00 - 819.00
Available from: Horne

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2213 House Numbers

2213 House Numbers
How about some new numbers to update your home's facade? You just can't go wrong with these very cool numbers from 2213* LIXHT. They're made of steel and powder coated, so they may even last longer than your house. And, don't tell anyone, but I think these might just be slightly better than the styling of the Neutra Numbers (sacrilege!). LIXHT also has thicker VM-001 Aluminum Numbers ($90 ea.) if...Read more

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Price: $32.00
Available from: LIXHT

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Sail Rope Mat

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 of...Read more

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Price: $249.00 and up
Available from: SerpentSea

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ButcherBlock by HollerDesign

ButcherBlock by HollerDesign
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”...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: HollerDesign

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The Twill Weekender

The Twill Weekender
I don't need any more weekend bags, but I sure am tempted by this one from Everlane. At $98, it's just enough of an 'affordable' choice that it has me thinking my luggage needs an overhaul, and the reverse denim version with leather details is mighty easy on the eyes. There's several other color options too. Reverse denim or canvas, 100% leather details Water-resistant khaki twill or waterproof nylon lining...Read more

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Price: $98.00
Available from: Everlane

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Eiko Task Lamp

Eiko Task Lamp
Maybe this little guy will help you get back to work after the summer holiday. Its long, slender arm will hover over your workspace while the LED bulb will provide bright yet low-energy light. The powdercoated matte black finish keeps things simple and enhances the streamlined look. 27.5"Wx7.5"Dx19.75"H -Aluminum base and shade in powdercoated matte black -LED lighting...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!
Here's hoping you have an excellent Fourth of July weekend. We'll be taking the rest of the week off to spend time with people that don't annoy us. Be safe and have a great holiday weekend! Shown above: Bodum Fyrkat Picnic Charcoal Grill, $68.50. Also available directly from Bodum. Shown below: Litho Hammock: American Pride, $80.75...Read more

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Hedley & Bennett Aprons

Hedley & Bennett Aprons
Oh, what to wear when you're making a brilliant meal indoors or grilling outside with your Italian Barbecue Tool Set? You can't risk ruining your clothes, dressed to perfection (as you always are). Not to worry, don one of these denim aprons by Hedley & Bennett and then carry on with your culinary prowess. Main image above from Nalata Nalata. Updated price and link; originally posted Jun 28, 2013....Read more

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Price: $75.00 and up
Available from: Hedley & Bennett

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Q Knot Reusable Zip Ties

Q Knot Reusable Zip Ties
These sound handy enough, don't they? Reusable zip ties could be used to manage unruly cords, seal up snack bags, and all those other things your imagination can think of. Made of rubber, they're easy to release for reuse. Get a pack of 25 ties for $7 and divide them between your kitchen, office, and garage. Pack of 25 ties. Non-slip grip and stretchable design Updated price and link; originally...Read more

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Price: $6.95
Available from: Jet

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POV Planter

POV Planter
All right, what did you think this was at first glance? A strange hair decoration? A fireplace accessory? Nope, it's a sturdy support for your leggy plants to climb and grow upon. The 3-D box design keeps things modern while contrasting nicely with the curvy lines of vines and foliage. Use them indoors or outside, as they're made of powder-coated steel. From Note Design Studio of Stockholm for Danish house...Read more

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Price: $15.00 - 40.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Arbor Birdhouse

Arbor Birdhouse
I know next to nothing about birds, but that doesn't stop me from wanting a birdhouse. And, hey, there's no way I'm going to settle for just any birdhouse, because there are standards to uphold, aren't there? This Arbor House is made from recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE)- that translates into 24 recycled milk jugs- and thermally modified maple. That means no maintenance whatsoever, except for cleaning it out each...Read more

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Price: $106.00
Available from: Loll Designs

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Cayo Beach Towel

Cayo Beach Towel
Geez, another modern beach towel? We're up to our eyeballs here with all the choices, and this one is very tempting price-wise. I guess it doesn't hurt to have a stack of them ready to go whenever the mood strikes- it is summer, after all. Take note of this tidbit so you can sound smart when you get compliments: this towel is designed by Dee Clements- she was inspired by...Read more

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Price: $24.99
Available from: CB2

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Multi Basket

Multi Basket
Is it time for a picnic? I think so, especially if you had this basket from Danish brand Menu. It's a sort of hybrid between a basket and tray, with two air-tight containers with bamboo lids, two cooling pads, and a felt liner. Stick the cooling pads in the freezer before you head out to keep your food cool. It's like a bento-box-basket, isn't it? You could, of course, also...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Gessato

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Friday Links

Friday Links
- “The Floating Piers,” by Christo - Sriracha Ninja - Building Great Architecture Models - Vanessa Friedman: “Driving Force of Fashion is Planned Obsolescence” - Artist whittles wood into (what looks like) food - Haha: The fashionable peacocks of Pitti Uomo - RE:FIND rubber dipped paperclips - AT: DIY fabric Clay Planters - Fireflies are disappearing. Here’s why — and what you can do to help. - It's summer, so...Stay...Read more

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