Snug Cloud Cutting Board

This petite Cloud Cutting Board sure would make perfect surface for assembling a small sandwich, or for presenting a snack of cheese and crackers. Just recently it's appeared over at Rare Device, where you'll avoid any overseas shipping charges (original retail link: orphansocks-shop). Made from beech hardwood. Designer: Snug Studio, Hanover, Germany Dimensions: 11.2" x 7.25" x 0.75" ...Read more

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Price: $42.00
Available from: Rare Device

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Pin Table

Outside tables are often wobbly on uneven ground, but not this Pin Table designed by Andreas Engesvik. You push it into the ground with the top button/post, instantly creating a sturdy spot to rest your food and drinks. The high gloss finish would have you thinking this table is made plastic, but that's not the case. It's made of wood (surprised?) and available in five different colors. Designer: Andreas ...Read more

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Price: $104.97
Available from: MENU

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Book Binder

Hmm, here's something different in the world of bookends. Instead of two separate stand-alone ends, this book binder has an elastic band to hold the books together. The flexibility of the band allows you to remove or add books as you like without them tumbling over and also makes it possible for the stack to be freestanding wherever you wish. Two end pieces of raw oak and an elastic band ...Read more

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Price: $48.97 - 76.97
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Noguchi Akari Lights

Paper lights are everywhere in today's marketplace (for example, IKEA's VÄTE Table lamp), yet there's still something entirely special about the original designs of Isamu Noguchi. Icons of mid century design, each Akari lamp is handmade from washi paper and bamboo ribbing by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan. In the words of Noguchi, "the harshness of electricity is thus transformed, as if by magic, into the light of ...Read more

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ButcherBlock

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” date....Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: HollerDesign

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Pablo Clamp Lamp

Task lights tend towards the metal/utilitarian look, and that's why this wooden Clamp Lamp stands out. Whether you choose walnut or white oak, the wood gives a certain charm and warmth, and the seemingly simple design of 3 components gives a wide variety of positions for focused light. Designed and manufactured by Pablo. Material: Wood body, polyurethane bushings, leather clamp pad, aluminum and polycarbonate lens. Specs: 27h x 26.5l x 2...Read more

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Price: $350.00
Available from: 2modern

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Tivoli’s Model One BT

Sure, Tivoli radios are an excellent choice for listening to your favorite stations, but now there's a new version with Bluetooth® wireless. That means you can listen to all the songs on your iPhone or iPod (or any other device that allows Bluetooth pairing) wirelessly. There's still the analog AM/FM tuner, so you can switch back and forth from regular radio to your music library on your device as ...Read more

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Price: $259.99
Available from: Tivoli Audio

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Tablet Portfolio

Whoa, quite a big sale on this vegetable-tanned leather portfolio. It's hand stitched with nylon thread and has a long, leather strap to keep it securely closed. The handmade feel gives a nice balance to the technology it protects. Fits iPad, iPad2, and similarly sized readers. reg.: $190.00, sale: $104.50 Tablet Portfolio by Kenton Sorenson. Measurements: H 11.25" W 8" D .5" Materials: Six-ounce vegetable-tanned leather; nylon thread. Updated price and link; originally from our ...Read more

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Price: $sale: 104.50
Available from: DWR

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Duo Bookshelf

Update: This is on sale over at MoMA Store ($119.95, $107.95 members) if you need more room for your books. This Duo bookshelf gives an illusion of lightness to your little library. Might be a great option for above your nightstand if you've got a huge stack of books taking up all your table space. Holds up to 22 lbs. Designer: Ana Linares Made in USA Originally posted Sep 28, 2010....Read more

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Price: $160.00
Available from: Ana Linares Design

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FYRKAT Grill

With all your planned or unplanned activities this summer, you might want to have this little guy handy. Its compact size makes it perfect for grilling on terraces or tailgating (or camping, or on the beach). Big enough to grill whole fish yet small enough to easily carry around, it's the ideal tool for cooking up your summer meals. Available in black, red, or lime. Made of enamel-coated steel with ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Bodum

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SR Garden ID tags

Without the title of this post to guide you, chances are you might not realize what exactly you're seeing in the above photo. However, the dirt background and white grease pencil would certainly clue you in after a little while, and if you're familiar with all of Scout Regalia's offerings, you'd have it pegged even sooner. The SR Garden ID tags are made of powder coated aluminum and are reusable, ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Scout Regalia

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Mika Bag

If you're fond of Issey Miyake's faceted bags or, more specifically, the Geo Pillow by Mika Barr, then you might just want to check out this bag from Kisim. It's made in collaboration with Barr (hence the name of the bag), so you can have the same 3D fabric functioning as a carry-all for all your essentials. See the whole collection at Kisim. ...Read more

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Price: $325.00
Available from: SFMOMA Store

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Friday Links

‘Diogene’, A Minimalist House Prize-Winning Flight of AeroVelo's Atlas (via thekidshouldseethis) Book-Shaped Clear Acrylic Book Weight How to talk to little girls Washing Your Hair on the Space Station Visible/Invisible, a furniture series by Brooklyn-based designer Takeshi Miyakawa EssayTyper Fork the Cookbook Genetics Are Awesome I don't play piano, but I'm excited about this: C.24 - The Music Keyboard for iPad   Have a lovely weekend!...Read more

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The Pocket Reflector

What fits in your pocket and makes your next selfie look better? No, it's not a flask filled with a strong inebriant, it's this Pocket Reflector, that's what. And, don't worry, I say 'selfie' in an ironic sort of way, because goodness knows you're much too busy to take a photo of yourself in your latest outfit/hat/sunglasses, much less with the right sort of lighting. Of course this ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Photojojo

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A Tempo Stool

Remember this guy? Designer Pauline Deltour worked with steel wire to create a few pieces for Alessi a few years ago, one of which is this little "A Tempo" Stool. Nice, isn't it? The other pieces in the "A Tempo" collection include the Laundry Basket and the Umbrella Stand). The "A Tempo" Stool is available in chrome-plated steel or red powder-coated steel. Dimensions: 17.75" H X 17" Dia Design by Pauline Deltour, 2011. ...Read more

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Price: $182.00
Available from: YLiving

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