Secret Decoder Ring

Secret Decoder Ring

For your secret messages, you'll need a Secret Decoder Ring. Pass communication on paper, email or text without fear of prying eyes to your spouse/partner/coworker knowing that only they (and other people with the ring) can decode your words. It's sorta fun, right? Stainless steel ring with a brushed nickel finish. Available in four sizes: xs/6, s/8, m/10, l/12. "Rotate the window to encrypt your message using a ...Read more

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Whitney Museum Shop

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Friday Links

Friday Links

- Ikea moves into indoor gardening with hydroponic kit - Is Dyson's $400 Hair Dryer Design Worth It? - Uh-oh, the Herman Miller Sale is on. Are you tempted? - Boaty McBoatface to Bear David Attenborough’s Name, and the Web Pouts - A Sculptural Geometric Pop-Up Book By Tauba Auerbach - DIY: Floating Acrylic Shelves - Rube Goldberg HTML form (via kottke) - In Residence: Kulapat Yantrasast Enjoy your weekend. ...Read more

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Raumgestalt Watch Box

Raumgestalt Watch Box

If you possess more than four watches, you need a Watch Box. Alternatively, if chunky bracelets or large brooches are more your thing, this box will keep those jewels safe and secure. The box has eight compartments with soft tyvek® lining; the divisions are removable should you need a larger storage compartment. Handmade in the Black Forest. Dark or Natural Oak. ...Read more

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Price: $90.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Tio Easy Chair

Tio Easy Chair

With all this talk of enjoying the outdoors, we might as well discuss the seating arrangements. After all, you can only spend so much time on a picnic blanket before your back gets tired. Hopefully, if you have an outdoor area attached to your home, you have some sort of comfortable seating already, but, if not, you might want to take a look at Massproductions' indoor-outdoor Tio Easy Chair. It's ...Read more

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Price: $342.00
Available from: A+R Store

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The Lunch Box

The Lunch Box

Foodies and minimalists will love THE* Lunch Box. It's made from anodized aluminum- that means it's sturdy, lightweight, heat-conductive and hygienic. There's no clips, straps, buttons, or branding (thank goodness), so your food will be the star of the show. Fun fact: the proportions of the box are based on the Japanese flag. *'THE' as in the Japanese brand 'THE' Designed by Keita Suzuki and manufactured at Akao Aluminum Corp., ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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Kingstown Barstool

Kingstown Barstool

The Kingstown Barstools from Studio Dunn are just as sleek as they were when they first hit the market a few years ago. Similar to the popular Conventry Stool, the barstools combine traditional handmade joinery with contemporary manufacturing methods to create a seating option with incredibly graceful lines. And, as a tip of the hat to their eco-friendly credentials, it's worth mentioning that Studio Dunn works with high-quality domestic timber ...Read more

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Price: $1,050.00 - 1,150.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

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Dusen Dusen Towels

Dusen Dusen Towels

Fun! Dusen Dusen Towels are just what you need by the pool or on the beach, as the prints are lively and the colors vivid- just right for the summer sun. Pick your favorite or go crazy and get one to match each of your bathing suits. Now, if they'd just make bathing suits... Designer: Ellen Van Dusen / Dusen Dusen Machine washable. Made in China. Materials: 100% cotton. Measurements: L 68" W 37" ...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: DWR

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NeighBirds Birdhouse

NeighBirds Birdhouse

There's never a bad time to put up a birdhouse, especially if that birdhouse is modular. A modular birdhouse? Yep, thanks to the hexagonal log shape of the NeighBirds Birdhouse, it can be paired with other units as your avian neighborhood grows. The soft polyester strap won't damage your tree and stretches to accommodate more houses. Handmade from untreated pinewood and created by Andreu Carulla. Materials: Pine wood, Polyester Dimensions: 4.7" ...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: Gessato

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MG501 Cuba Chair

MG501 Cuba Chair

Say 'folding chair' and you immediately think of the cheap aluminum sort found at various community gatherings. Lucky you, just because your home is spatially challenged doesn't mean you have to resort to those ugly things; take a look at the MG501 Cuba Chair by Morten Gottler. It's light and flexible, and can easily fold up for storage- in a closet or hung on a wall. Natural cotton webbing straps ...Read more

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Price: $745.00
Available from: SUITE New York

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Brass Mobiles

Brass Mobiles

Intricate brass pieces on these mobiles turn and shift with slight changes in the air, catching light and casting shadows. The delicate nature is fine and precious, and the thin, slow moving, branch-like arms will add a dynamic element to your space. Think of it as a special finishing touch to a room, much like a refined piece of jewelry you add to complete an outfit. Materials: brass Okazaki, Japan ...Read more

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Price: $400.00 - 700.00
Available from: rikumo

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Suvé Bath Brushes

Suvé Bath Brushes

Talk about pampering yourself, these Suvé Brushes are so very luxurious with their soft, silky bristles. Made of solid walnut with natural goat hair (ideal for sensitive skin), each brush is built to last for daily use. So, go for it: enjoy a gentle scrub and get clean. One of these may be an ideal gift (you remember Mother's Day is May 8, right?). Designer: Suvé Maker: Mizuho Brush Company Suvé ...Read more

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Price: $78.00 - 145.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

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Woodieful Chair

Woodieful Chair

Here's a stool that doubles as a table/nightstand or a book/magazine stand. How so? Well, depending on which way you flip it, the function changes. One side has a flat, sturdy surface to park your backside, while another side has slots that allow for records, books, or magazines to stand up straight. There's quite a few options, and there's no doubt you'll have some fun moving it from ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Friday Links

Friday Links

- Cardboard 'Landmark' play houses for small pets (via designboom) - Exciting? Dyson Hair Dryer - Radio: How ArchDaily began - Remembering Prince - The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop - The Power of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames (just a reminder) - The 10 best jobs for introverts (so says Business Insider, I'd like to add 'design blogger' to the list) - 'Ghostbusters': Then and Now - ...Read more

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Case Study Planters

Case Study Planters

You just can't go wrong with a Case Study Planter; they're a classic choice. There's no drainage hole, so they're ideal for indoors (place your plant with its plastic sleeve inside the planter, so excess water may drain). Plus, with a choice between metal and wood stands and a variety of ceramic colors and sizes, you're sure to find just the right home for your green friends. A smaller size ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: TRNK

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Coloring Washi Tape

Coloring Washi Tape

Um, say goodbye to your productivity, because there's patterned Washi Tape that you can color. Now you have an excellent excuse to give people gifts, and those gifts don't even have to be particularly special or amazing, because you colored the tape with your own two freaking hands. You'll have to make a point of this or else your hard work will be ignored and forgotten, and that is just ...Read more

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Price: $7.50
Available from: Kikkerland

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