ProTravel Carry-on

You know what's so special about this backpack? It's pared down to the absolute essentials- that's important to those of us that prefer a minimal look- and there's a few thoughtful design details that makes packing and unpacking a breeze. Sounds good, right? There's also a feature that hides away the backpack straps for a more professional look so you can go straight from the airport to business meetings. See ...Read more

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Price: $229.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table

If you have a small space, you need a few tricks up your sleeves to maximize every square foot. Count this Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table as a smart option for a small worktop. Use it for your laptop (or breakfast), and then when you're done, fold the top down to free up extra floor space. The open-front compartments are ideal for displaying your favorite items and books, and will ...Read more

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Price: $448.80
Available from: YLiving

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Dock Tray

Also by Objekten, the designer of yesterday's Swing LED Table Lamp, is this Dock Tray. Featuring a spot to store your cords and other small items underneath, your iPad can rest comfortably on its back or angled in the outer edge, horizontally or vertically. It's a pretty perfect catch-all plus device stand for a desk/worktop. Available in Light or Dark Oak. -Handmade and designed in Germany. -Eco-friendly. -iPhone, iPad ...Read more

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Price: $135.00
Available from: Rypen

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Swing LED Table Lamp

Minimal perfection doesn't come cheap, especially when it comes to items in the lighting category. However, for $640 smackeroos, you can get an iconic, eco-friendly, table lamp that has 270° of adjustability- meaning it can be a compact side lamp or extend fully for desk usage. The Swing LED Table Lamp by Objekten is made of 100% recyclable copper and has high quality LEDs to light your worktop perfectly. Available in black, brown, ...Read more

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Price: $640.00
Available from: Rypen

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Miller Planisphere

Most of us can recognize the major constellations (Orion, the Big Dipper, etc.) but if we arm ourselves with the flat, plastic disc of the Miller Planisphere, we'll be able to potentially learn and locate all of them. First, find your latitudinal position (map also available via retailer), then order the correct wheel. Once you have it in your hands, spin the wheel to pick the right date and time, ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Shoester Closet Organizer

Some people are fortunate enough to have custom cabinetry perfectly fitted to their wardrobes, and some people have a mess of shoes at the bottom of their small closets. If you belong to the latter group, you might consider this shoe shelf, especially if you want something quick and easy (as in, no tools required). It hangs from the existing closet rod and can be adjusted to fit under shorter ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Umbra

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Friday Links

Bio-wool hard shell luggage made from recycled carpets A few good loft spaces over on Architizer It's only a matter of time before you send one of these GIF ecards. Via @netted Cat teaches baby how to walk (or, rather, to hold on to a cruiser) So much fashion at fashion week. And, to you London peeps, have fun next week. Documentary: Herb & Dorothy. Blobfish wins ugliest animal vote. (And ...Read more

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Mirror #180

Need a mirror? Consider this one with two mirror halves spliced and bent to give you different perspectives. There are three positions to consider, so you'll have fun figuring out which angle catches the best light or spot in the room. Could be a clever choice for a powder room or other small spaces. Materials: glass and wood Dimensions: 500 mm (19.7" dia.) Order directly from halb/ (they ship worldwide). ...Read more

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Price: €195.00
Available from: halb/halb

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Oven Mitt (Bubble)

Your guest(s) peering into the kitchen: "Uh, why do you have a big oven mitt made of bubble wrap? You know plastic melts, right?" You: "Yes, I do know, but this is a magic bubble wrap oven mitt." It's always best to answer questions this way, as you'll appear enigmatic, if you aren't already. Made of durable, heat-resistant silicone, this oven mitt has a secure and flexible grip. Materials: ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Covered Copper Bird Feeder

If you like the birds in your backyard/neighborhood, you'll want to consider giving them a proper feeder that doesn't offend your oh-so-picky-aesthetic. This feeder could be a contender: it's handmade from solid 16 ounce, unfinished copper by a Swiss-trained metal craftsman and features a sculptural, twisting top that protects birds and seeds. Meant for smaller sized birds like chickadees and sparrows, it can hold all manner of feed so you ...Read more

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Price: $74.95
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Wally Case

When I don't want to carry a wallet or bag, I use a rubber band to hold a couple of credit cards to my phone. And, yes, I often wonder when that method will fail, because, let's face it, a rubber band isn't the most reliable in terms of security/longevity. So am I interested in the Wally Case from Distil Union, which secures one's cards to the iPhone via ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Pasquier Tea Towel Sets

Don't be boring when it comes to your tea towels- have a little fun and pick some with a pop of color and/or pattern. These two sets have playful, strong designs that typify the work of Nathalie Du Pasquier, and either would make an excellent housewarming or host/hostess gift. The set includes two patterns with hanging loops designed by the artist. Pasquier Tea Towel Purple Set, $45.00 Nathalie Du ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Artware Editions

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Heartwork Media Credenza with Legs

Here's a media credenza that happily fits the bill of a not-so-big budget with an uncompromising I-refuse-to-buy-anything-else-from-Ikea ideology. There's a full-length adjustable shelf and it has cord management holes inside and through to the bottom to allow the credenza to float within a room if desired. Dimensions: 26-1/2"Hx60"Wx20"D. Weight limit: 200 lbs per shelf evenly distributed. Heavy-duty 18/20 gauge steel made from 50% recycled content. Fixed leg or caster option. ...Read more

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Price: $850.00
Available from: Heartwork, Inc.

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I know you don't need yet another thing to put in your wallet, but what if this extra thing could fit all sorts of handy tools like a bottle opener, ruler, spoke wrench, protractor, metric and standard ruler, metric wrenches, drill guides, and a 1/8" hex drive, all in one slender credit-card-like shape? Maybe then you'd find some room? Laser cut and etched from 18 gauge stainless steel or titanium, the Ollie ...Read more

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Price: $25.00 - 35.00
Available from: Dragon Innovation

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Howard Stool

Guess what my favorite barstool is lately? Yep, it's this guy, mostly because it takes up a minimal amount of visual space and still has a fair bit of personality. "The Howard" is an all-weather, stackable barstool available in 3 heights and 9 different colors. It looks super sharp, as you can see, but you'll also be glad to hear that its ergonomic shape will help your posture as well. Too good ...Read more

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Price: $455.00 - 495.00
Available from: RADfurniture

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