Friday Links

Street Stone (via GOOD) 6 steps: How to make Cedar Cladding (from Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori) Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (via It's Fun to Imagine) Mr Bingo's Hate Mail (via It's Nice That) Andrew Junge - Pandora’s Box (2005) Hans Rosling explains the connection between population growth, wealth inequality and climate change... with LEGO, of course. (3:19 min.) Sonic Water (via thinx) Mungo Thomson: Negative Space How Animals ...Read more

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Islita Armless Chair

In the market for outdoor furniture? Man, do you have my pity. It's hard to find the right sort of modern look when you go hunting in normal stores, and you'll see a plethora of teak and/or metal atrocities that will make you want to cry. Or maybe you do find the right sort of modern look, but you'll have to sell your liver car to pay for the ...Read more

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Price: $349.00
Available from: CB2

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Food Huggers

Don't worry, Food Huggers are not a group of people lecturing you about loving your food, they're small silicone thingamajigs that help you save your fruits and vegetable from the trash or compost bin. The flexible inner edges of the Food Hugger seals in the juices so that your food won't spoil or dehydrate as quickly as it would otherwise. How many times have your thrown away half an onion, ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Fab

The following post is sponsored by Fab. I don't know about you, but when Fab first started, I was a little addicted to checking it everyday. Then, I slowly weaned myself off, reminding myself that if I didn't look, I would be blissfully unaware of the everyday design steals. Now, after checking it again after weeks of restraint, I'm gob-smacked by the selection of items, some of which we've posted ...Read more

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Musguard

If you ride a bike, you need a fender, and if you need a fender, you probably will like the Musguard, a removable, rollable, polypropylene bicycle fender. Simple as can be, the Musguard is lightweight (35 grams) and easily attached: unroll, fold the seam, and tighten the Velcro strap. Remove it whenever you want by undoing the strap and rolling up for storage (see what I mean by easy?). Now on ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Echo Coffee and Side Table

You might be a little tired of hearing me talk about the new collection from Debra Folz, but you're just going to have to deal with it, because these tables are pretty spectacular. The glass portion is made from four different layers, each having one color/layer of the pattern. As the layers overlap, deeper hues appear with a three dimensional effect. Now, the price is a little higher than ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,200.00 - 3,400.00
Available from: Debra Folz

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Sand Containers

Do not, I repeat, do not underestimate the value of containers you look at and use everyday. Sure, a toothbrush or pen holder is meant for function, but there's no reason why it can't be a pleasure to look at as well. The Sand Containers are handmade from a mixture of natural stone powder with resin and a wood divider/lid to keep things put. I think they've won the ...Read more

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Price: $19.90 - 24.95
Available from: MilkDesign

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Green Light

Is this the best grow light you've ever seen? Of course it is, and I won't have you saying otherwise. The light is adjustable so you can move it closer to plants, and extra water is collected in the tray which also protects the surface underneath. Oh, and it doesn't look like you're growing suspicious substances too industrial/awful either, in fact, it looks downright friendly. Now, let's just put ...Read more

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Price: €159.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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11+ Felt Case for iPad Mini

We've posted the 11+ Felt Case for iPad and Macbook Air, but this one is specifically for the iPad Mini, so you Mini Minimalists can now high five each other as you've found your perfect felt case (for $45, no less). The polyester felt with its slim pockets will protect and organize your iPad Mini and other papers and accessories without too much bulk, and that means you can slip it in ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Leibal

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Floralia Kites

Yes, these kites are from the lovely duo known as Fredericks & Mae, and no, you may not fly them because they're meant to hang on the wall for all to admire. The collection is in honor of the ancient Roman holiday Floralia and feature pressed flowers on rice paper fixed to a bamboo frame. Might just be the right sort of wall art to liven up a room in your ...Read more

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String Lights

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, as we all know it does get quite dark at night, and 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? Wonderful evenings ...Read more

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Price: $95.00
Available from: onefortythree

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La Table stool

This little outdoor stool is just for the EU/UK readers, as it's not yet available in North America. As you can see, it's stackable, and with its bright color, excuse me, colour options, it's sure to cheer up a patio or deck area. The legs are detachable should you wish to store them over the winter season, and there's an accompanying La Table, square and La Table, rectangular, also ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: €99,00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Cascade Outdoor Shower

Last week I saw a picture of this outdoor shower and immediately thought 'how-much-from-where' because it'd be perfect for the lake house getaway that we are currently planning (we have land but no house yet). So, I tippity-typed out a message to inquire after the price and shipping, as the company is located in Belgium. Are you curious as well? Info below. Price: 595 € overseas transport door-to-door: 160 € total: 755 € , delivered in +/_ 10 days. ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: €595 plus shipping
Available from: Atelier Tradewinds

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Lékué Ice Box

Unless you're very strange or live in the UK, chances are you'll be using ice to cool down your beverages this summer. This Ice Box by Lékué will certainly come in handy, as the silicone ice cube tray doubles as the lid, which allows you to make and store up to 132 ice cubes. (Fun fact: that pattern you see in the tray is a Voronoi diagram, fyi.) Manufacturer: Lé...Read more

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Price: $34.95
Available from: Sur La Table

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Mira Mirror

Usually any wood-frame mirror with a leather hanging strap commands a higher price than $300, so that's why you're seeing the Mira Mirror (Mira Mirra, one is tempted to pronounce) right now. Keep in mind the three available dimensions are on the small size, perfect for a powder room or petite entryway area. There's also a rectangular version, Mira-D, for $250. -FSC-certified solid American black walnut frame -Belt leather hanger W19.8 D19.8 ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00 - 275.00
Available from: Organic Modernism

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