Pia Shopping Bag

Raise your hand if you like strange shopping bags. This one from Milk Design and Feel Good Home has a different sort of 3D shape made from Tyvek and leather handles, which will surely tote your purchases safely home with a fair amount of style (don't be surprised if people ask you where you got it). Tyvek is durable and water resistant, not to mention very light, plus, did you ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: MilkDesign

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Weight Vase by Decha Archjananun

You've seen the Weight Vases in the regular concrete grey, but get a load of the colors available. Are they not spectacular? Blue, yellow, and red round out the collection, giving you the option for a pop of bright, fun color to liven up your arrangements. I'll be saving up for the low 'A' blue vase, I think. Designer: Decha Archjananun Manufacturer: Specimen Editions Materials: Waterproof Concrete, Powder Coated Steel ...Read more

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Price: $340.00 - 430.00
Available from: MATTER

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Baggu All Weather Bag

Originally designed for surfers, this all-weather gear bag has welded seams and a water resistant zipper to keep water completely in (or completely out, if that's your goal). Surfers, just stand inside the bag to remove your wetsuit, then zip it up for your trip home. Sand and seawater will be safely contained within. Everyone else, know that whatever you put in the bag will stay dry no matter what (...Read more

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Price: $140.00
Available from: BAGGU

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Sphere Bottle Opener

It's a smooth, round bottle opener that fits the palm of your hand perfectly. What else could you ask for, besides a good beer or two? Consider it for your next housewarming or host/hostess gift if the new homeowner or host/hostess likes a certain bottled beverage. Available in black or natural wood. Designer: Fort Standard Material: Beech Wood or Cast Iron Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 2.5 inches From our archives; ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

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Waxed Canvas & White Ash Travel Chair

Ah, how nice it is to be out of doors, sitting around the campfire or at a music festival... unless your back hurts and you're starting to get really annoyed at yourself for not bringing your own darn chair. This foldable, portable chair will do well on your trips and travels thanks to a treatment of all-weather Danish oil on its white ash wood frame. The chair back is high ...Read more

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Price: $129.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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String Lights by onefortythree

Don't ask yourself 'why do I need these string lights?' Instead, ask yourself 'why don't I need these string lights?' After all, you work very hard, don't you? And, it does get quite dark at night, so what better way to illuminate a special spot indoors than with a set of string lights with natural brass sockets and black cloth twisted cord? Or a set of string lights ...Read more

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Price: $105.00
Available from: onefortythree

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Fair Trade Basket Collection

Baskets aren't usually the first thing you'll find in a modern interior, but this Fair Trade Basket Collection possesses a sharp, sculptural quality that would do well whether used as objets d'art or as functional storage pieces. Made from palm wood, these baskets would normally warp over time, but Piet Hein Eek chose to specify thin slats strung together to allow for shrinking and expansion. "Each piece was handcrafted in ...Read more

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Price: $129.00 - 263.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Painted Plains Rug Collection by AVO

If you're a vegan or you're opposed to leather in any way, shape or form, just admire the graphic patterns on these 'rugs' and skip on over to the next post. Okay, for the rest of us, let's soak in the fact that these patterns are hand painted on leather hides. Hand painted. DIY-ers will have their thinking gears crunching, and everyone else will have to start saving their Benjamins, ...Read more

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Price: $3,250.00 - 6,500. 00
Available from: TRNK

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Aquabot

How often are you out at the beach, campsite, or park and wish you had a garden hose to wash off dirt and grime? This is exactly where the Aquabot by Lunatec comes into play: it transforms your regular water bottle into a pressurized device, giving you the function of a portable hose/faucet/fountain/mister so you can use water efficiently. You might remember when it was a Kickstarter ...Read more

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Price: $24.00 - 29.00
Available from: Lunatec

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FIELD Magnifier

Don't you dare say you have no need for a magnifier. What about those tiny hairs and freckles on your hand? The intricate markings of your own signature? The fuzzy anthers of a flower? Or the crisp text on that print out sitting on your desk? This heavy bronze magnifier designed by Daniel/Emma (in collaboration with Field) doubles as a paper weight and will keep your curiosity sharp. Designers: ...Read more

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Price: $160.00
Available from: FIELD

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In Between Chair

You might sense a resemblance to Hans Wegner's Wishbone Chair in the curved back rail of this chair, and you'd be spot on, as designer Sami Kallio has a high regard for the world renowned Danish designer. Kallio's chair occupies a certain 'in between' place in method of manufacturing as each one is hand and machine made. Ash and oak, the two options, both respond quite well to woodturning, more ...Read more

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Price: $630.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Pots by Benjamin Huberts

You won't find these at your local kitchen supply store. These terracotta pots by Benjamin Hubert are glazed internally and have silicone lids for a tight seal, which make them perfect for storing dry goods- pasta, cereal, etc.- in the kitchen. No sacrificing design style here, as each piece could easily double as a vase (or group them together for a bigger centerpiece). Plus, they're on sale (!). Design: Benjamin ...Read more

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Price: $29.95 - 49.95
Available from: MENU Design Shop

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Brass Peanut Lighter

Next time you venture into the great outdoors for a camping trip, make sure you have a lighter in addition to your matches and flint. We all know it's better to be safe than sorry, right? And, because you don't want to carry more weight than absolutely necessary, you might as well get this very compact and indestructible lighter. Made of solid brass stock, it has a secure screw down ...Read more

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Price: $34.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Friday Links

Nest Cam, $199.00 Solartab, a solar charger for devices What do you think about these hanging thingamajigs? Sort of neat? Trio, Grappe, and Roller Lines by Diane Steverlynck An older project, but oh-so-cool: Secret Stash by yiting cheng (via Make) Sleep apnea sufferers, this is funny looking, but it's not as bad as a mask? Airing: the first hoseless, maskless, micro-CPAP If you really care about your audio experience: Aumeo: World's 1...Read more

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Iittala Aitio Boxes

So, you're probably developing a complex for the amount of organizational items I throw at you, but really, I'm just trying to help. Iittala's Aitio Boxes (Aitio = theatre box in Finnish) strike me as the sort of thing that would work equally well in the kitchen or in an office area, as the powder-coated steel would withstand all manner of bumps and bruises. Hang a few on the wall or ...Read more

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Price: $90.00 - 99.00
Available from: Plastica

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