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The Phytophiler No.2 (Mirrors) by Dossofiorito

The Phytophiler No.2 (Mirrors) by Dossofiorito
Is it a science experiment? Is it a plant pot? Is it art? Hmm, can it be all three? Functional appendages like magnifying glasses and mirrors encourage you to interact with a plant on more intimate terms. Have you properly studied the underside of a leaf, or the color of a newly formed bud? The Phytophiler series by Dossofiorito is composed of hand-thrown terracotta pots and the aforementioned appendages, and,...Read more

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Price: $588.60
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

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Inkless Monthly Planner

Inkless Monthly Planner
An inkless planner? Yes, indeed, this monthly planner by South Korea based O-Check Design Graphics uses no ink; it's pressed with an intaglio printing technique so that it stays environmentally friendly. A completely blank calendar page allows you to customize the weeks and months with your own handwriting and/or stamps, giving you an option to stay super minimal or go crazy with colors and hand drawn patterns. Water soluble glue....Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Omoi Zakka Shop

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Lino Paper Knife

Lino Paper Knife
This paper knife is so sleek it's scary. A solid black matte finish and a super sharp point make it look like it's a futuristic weapon, and you're welcome to pretend it's such as long as you don't engage in any role play- someone is bound to get hurt. Keep it on your desk, admire it for its sculptural shape, and use it safely, as intended, as a paper knife....Read more

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Price: $61.00
Available from: Luminaire

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MH40 Over Ear Headphones

MH40 Over Ear Headphones
It is all but de rigueur to have a proper pair of headphones on your head, whether at work or at home. And, let's clarify, by 'proper' I mean premium leather, perhaps some steel components, an aluminum body, and maybe some 45mm neodymium drivers for high performance. Memory foam lambskin ear pads might also be nice, right? The MH40 has all that and more- take a look at Master &...Read more

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Price: $399.00
Available from: Master & Dynamic

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Sensation Blanket by Zuzunaga

Sensation Blanket by Zuzunaga
Think of this as a color field art piece that will keep you (or your giftee) warm. The handwoven mix of 100% ecological French merino wool shows color combination at a basic level: off-white, Yellow, Red, Green and Gray are woven to create a one larger rectangle of an earthy sort of yellow ochre. This one, the Sensation blanket, is my favorite, but there are others as well: Intuition, Feeling,...Read more

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Price: $395.00
Available from: Lekker

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Stefan Boublil Wish List 2014

Stefan Boublil Wish List 2014
Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, is next to share his wish list of gifts to give/receive this holiday season. Thank you, Stefan, for taking the time to share. (If you'd like to share your list, just send us 5 to 10 links to items you want to give or get.) Stefan's own words: I must confess I have been extra-naughty this year, what with all my coveting...Read more

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Heath Teapot

Heath Teapot
If you want to score major points with someone who likes tea, you can't do much better than gifting this teapot by Heath Ceramics. Originally designed in the 1940s to work with their dinnerware, the teapot has a copper handle wrapped in leather and is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Consider adding a couple of Large Modern Cups to complete the set. Tea pot large in Onyx Dimensions: 7.5"D, 2...Read more

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Price: $196.00
Available from: Heath Ceramics

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Funno Pencil Sharpener

Funno Pencil Sharpener
What is this magical, mysterious thing? It looks infinitely more special than something that keeps a writing implement sharpened, but that's the whole idea- you can leave it out on your desk without offending anyone's eyes. Machined from a solid block of metal, it easily doubles as a paperweight. Do be sure to consider the Penpo Desk Organizer ($88) as well, as they'd make an excellent pairing on your desktop....Read more

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Price: $89.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Jennifer Moore Wish List 2014

Jennifer Moore Wish List 2014
Here's another shared wish list, this time from Jennifer Moore- Library Clerk, Maker, and Sustainable Style Blogger at recover girl. Thanks Jennifer! (If you'd like to share your list, just send us 5 to 10 links to items you want to give or get.) 1. Kenzo All Over Eye Sweatshirt 2. Fine Little Day Book, €30 3. A useless box, $39.99 4. Neolucida, $55.00 5. A Caroline Z Hurley Throw,...Read more

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Nut Hammer

Nut Hammer
It's a Nut Hammer. It's a pretty smart idea: a removable silicone ball holds the nut in place- just strike the hammer against a flat surface and the cast-iron head will take care of the rest. The silicone keeps flying shards at bay and minimizes the mess usually associated with cracking nuts. It'd be an excellent holiday gift. Designed by Roger Arquer for Danish house Menu. Size: 11.75" l x...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Anita Johansen Day Bed

Anita Johansen Day Bed
I know, I know, you're in full gift-getting mode and have little interest in improving your home's seating options, but just take a moment to look at this daybed. Its simple ash frame nods to Nordic construction while the thin ribbing of the seat cushion adds a big dose of modernism. The size would easily fit in a hallway, conversation area, or bedroom and its quiet sophistication is friendly rather...Read more

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Price: $2,300.00 - 3,200.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Soffio Card Wallet

Soffio Card Wallet
There's no shortage of wallets, yet to find the perfect wallet is still a goal for many. Soffio's Card Wallet is quite simple- just a leather pocket really- and has a handy thumb spot to easily retrieve your cards and cash. Also, be sure to take a look at their iPhone skins (one shown below) as well, as they'd be a great option for keeping your essential cards with you...Read more

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Price: €35.00
Available from: Soffio Online Store

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Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop

Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop
You know what will make your life better? The best ice cream scoop ever. The Bell-V is made of hand-finished and polished Teflon coated aluminum. It's ergonomically comfortable. It's black. I don't know what information you need more of, because that's enough to convince me and I don't even eat ice cream. Storage box and storage pouch are included. Belle-V was founded by Dr. Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Innovation...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt

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Decanterlights

Decanterlights
Remember Lee Broom's Crystal bulb? Well, take that idea a step further and you've got his Decanterlights in all their fine hand-cut, lead crystal glory. Originally devised from vintage decanters, these replicas will make a lovely sort of statement above a bar or dining table. Pick between the Bell, Square and Tulip shapes, or mix several for a bigger statement. Material: Hand-cut lead crystal Size: 3.5" w x 5.5" h...Read more

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Price: $365.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Soma Black Water Filter + Carafe Limited Edition

Soma Black Water Filter + Carafe Limited Edition
You're such a snob for wanting the black version of the Soma Water Filter, but that's okay because a) aesthetics do matter when it comes to the discerning design enthusiast, and b) $15 of each sale will go straight to the nonprofit Charity:Water organization which supports access to clean, uncontaminated water for people in developing nations. Soma's filter and carafe are made of a biodegradable filter (made of coconut shell...Read more

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Price: $99.00
Available from: A+R Store

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