Ready Made Curtain

At last! We can stop our search for the perfect window coverings, for Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have come to the rescue with the Ready Made Curtain kit, and it's finally available to purchase. A curtain and its complete hanging system are included, and with a few assembly steps, you'll have one heck of a modern curtain that you can brag about. Oh, but wait, there's the issue of the ...Read more

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Price: $470.00
Available from: Ligne Roset

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The Square by Clean Bottle

Don't you feel better using your own water bottle? It's better than sending a bunch of disposables to the landfill, that's for sure, but there's the tiny issue of keeping it clean. That's where the The Square by Clean Bottle comes in. Both ends unscrew for easy cleaning and drying. It's leak-proof, opens and closes quickly and the square shape won't roll away if it tips over (it fits in ...Read more

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Price: $44.95
Available from: REI

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Handwoven Picnic Basket

What kind of person would you be without a picnic basket? Probably the kind that spends too much time indoors staring at a computer screen. This basket looks like the typical picnic basket but it's much better in terms of quality. It's woven from strips of Appalachian white ash- "the wood of choice for almost all baseball bats, boats and furniture due to its relative hardness and strength"- and ...Read more

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Price: $69.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Capellini Alodia Counter Stool

Finding the right bar/counter stool is no easy task, yet I'd be willing to take on the challenge knowing this guy is an option. It's minimal in design, stackable (a definite plus) and looks oh-so-cool with metal tube and steel sheet materials. If you're looking for something taller than 27.5" high, no worries, as it's also available in a 31.5"h bar height ($494.00). Designed by Todd Bracher. 21.25"w x 18"d x 27.5"h ...Read more

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Price: $356.00
Available from: AmbienteDirect

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Walnut SSB-1

Do you remember the SSB-1 Bookcase from BOOK/SHOP? Now it's available in Natural Walnut Ply, and if that's not enough to tempt you, I'll just wish you good luck in finding a better home for your reading list. Each SSB-1 is cut, sanded, and fitted by a craftsman to an exact fit in Berkeley, California. Made in California of natural walnut ply. Erik Heywood for BOOK/SHOP 17″W x 13″...Read more

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Price: $139.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

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Sway Stools

How fun are these? I know it's hard to think 'fun' when it's the first day back from a long holiday weekend, but put on your regular design-appreciative hat and you'll see I'm right. They're on sale now from Plastica- 50% off!- so pick up one or two or twelve for a few extra swaying seats. Each stool is hollow and filled with dry sand for ballast. Available in 3 sizes, ...Read more

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Price: $70.00 - 100.00
Available from: Plastica

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Happy Fourth of July!

Wouldn't your Independence Day grilling be very festive with this Star Spangled Spatula? Yes, you've seen it before, but buying it from Few & Far Company will leave a few more dollars in your pocket than the $65 price tag from Areaware. (And yes, it's the very same one by Jacob Riley-Wasserman; it's hand fabricated by Lamson and Goodnow, the oldest manufacturer of cutlery in the United States.) So, now it's time ...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: Few & Far Company

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Era Round Armchair

There's nothing wrong with a little Thonet in your life/home/office, especially as the bentwood chairs have been in production for more than 150 years and still look at home in many a modern setting. One current promotion gives you a break if you buy four of the Era Chairs or Era Round Armchairs- 20% off. So, if you're wanting a few for a breakfast nook or a full set of 8 ...Read more

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Price: $250.00 - 275.00
Available from: DWR

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Alphabet City Coasters

Manhattan-based photographer Joanne Dugan compiled these urban typographic images originally as a teaching game for her two-year-old son. And, as they're so striking, why not make them into a coaster set for all to enjoy? Many of the signs and landmarks are now demolished, so tip of the hat to Ms. Dugan for creating such a great archive of New York City's visual history. Features 28 coasters, one of each letter ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Paper Basket with Lid

No one wants to see your trash, trust me, so hide it away with these paper baskets that have a swinging lid. Perfect for a bathroom, right? And yes, you did read 'paper'- these look like teak wood but they're made from a plywood of sorts that is stained in 6 different tones and then laid out to resemble teak. -Originally designed about 30 years ago as export merchandise for American market.  ...Read more

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Price: $85.00 - 150.00
Available from: Tortoise General Store

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Hopewell Quilts

Minimal quilts! Feast your eyes upon the offerings of Hopewell, the design workshop of Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt. Of course I need one of these, because when does a chill not sweep through the house on any given evening? Or, perhaps there's a bare spot on the wall or a lonely chair that needs a a few blocks of color artistically placed... yes, there's at least one of those ...Read more

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Price: $150.00 - 395.00
Available from: Hopewell

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Cain Bench 2

Need a bench? How about this Cain Bench by Staach? It's been around a while now (the first time we posted it was in 2008) but simple lines and an affordable price tag never goes out of style. The wood is sourced sustainably from New York and Pennsylvania, and each bench is fabricated completely in Staach's workshop with a limited use of only two tools. Think of it as a landing ...Read more

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Price: $386.00
Available from: 2modern

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Magazine Table

Quick update on price for this table by Axel Bjurström; it increased ever so slightly from $295 to $330. However, thanks to one of the summer sales, greenergrassdesign is offering 20% off all Design House Stockholm goods until Friday, so if any of their products are on your 'must-buy-soon' list, you can save a little bit of dough. Combining a magazine rack and a side table is nothing new, but add some ...Read more

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Price: $330.00
Available from: Design House Stockholm

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Friday Links

Image of Karena Schuessler's Berlin Apartment (Freunde von Freunden took the original images down, sad face) Bead-chain experiment Scientist figures out how those big-ass sailing stones move themselves across death valley The Rationale of Feng Shui in Architecture Cloud Cities by Tomás Saraceno What The Great Gatsby Looked Like Without CGI A better gift registry? Looks like it: Thankful Send your future self a picture: ThrowBack (via Netted) 3 reasons ...Read more

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Opencase Wall System

What loveliness is this? The Opencase Wall System is from none other than Henrybuilt, and there's no doubt we can expect the same exacting quality and craftsmanship as with their kitchen construction. The Opencase offers customized components to create a storage system suited to your needs. Shelving, wine storage, laundry/recycling bags, closet rods and more, contact Henrybuilt directly for more information or to receive a quote. "A single system ...Read more

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Price: $POR
Available from: Henrybuilt

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