Melting Mug by Studio Arhoj

The thick glaze of the Melting Mug will hopefully give you a better grip so you don't spill your tea/coffee all over your desk/boss/coworker. Each mug is made of hand-cast porcelain and will fit nicely in the hand, especially as the mug is similar in shape to traditional Japanese Yunomi tea cups. Available in pink, mint, yellow, white, and gray. Materials: Porcelain Dimensions: 4.1" x 3.15" or 10,5 cm x 8 cm ...Read more

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Price: $29.00
Available from: Gessato

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ROLU Chairs

If you're looking for a true-to-materials seating option, check out these chairs hand made by ROLU Studio. They're extremely simple plywood and OSB chairs inspired by 70s DIY books, which has a certain minimalist charm that's bound to add variety and interest to your interior. And, though I don't have updated pricing at the moment, you can bet that they won't break the bank. shown above: Cube Chair Ply: 26” width ...Read more

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Price: $POR
Available from: ROLU

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Orbit Collection Bags

There are several simple messenger bags out there, and the Orbit Collection by Sputnik Zurich most definitely belongs in that category. There's two pockets and one strap. It's a rectangle. Don't yawn yet, though, because the bag incorporates reflective stripes to make sure you stay visible at night. The stripes will completely surround your torso; that means you're safer no matter what direction you (or the vehicles around you) plan ...Read more

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Price: $90.00 and up
Available from: Kickstarter

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Bicycle Spoke Keyring

If you've spent a lot of time on two wheels, you might recognize that this keyring is made from used bike spokes. Just screw/unscrew the spoke nipple to add or remove keys; it's as simple as that. And don't go thinking you have to be a bicycle nut to have one of these- the simple reuse of a spoke is reason enough to consider it for your everyday keys. ...Read more

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Price: $8.00
Available from: scene3

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Friday Links

Tiny road: Kensington International Kindergarten "Geraldine Spilker has developed a process of binding ashes with resin, creating a tactile object from cremated remains." Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa by Matthew Strong. (via design milk) Pinohuacho observation deck Smart Ikea Hack for displaying Fome-Cor Boards Fun Paper Masks   Have a super-fun-fantastic weekend. ...Read more

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Primary Desk by Nathan Yong

This Primary Desk is an odd sort of fellow with its angles and points and slim drawers. Inspired by mid-century furniture in the designer's childhood, the desk hits a mark somewhere in between classic and futuristic, which isn't an easy target, to be sure. Solid walnut makes for a sturdy frame with just enough worktop space for a small computer and writing area, and five drawers are available to squirrel ...Read more

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Price: $1,534.25
Available from: DWR

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Crescendo Wall-mounted Tackboard

No matter how hard we all try to minimize bits and pieces of paper and cards and invites, they show up unbidden in our bags and on our countertops. What to do? Don't buy a normal (boring) cork board to keep yourself organized, buy this tackboard with stripes! That's right, it's a tackboard, made of thin strips of industrial mill-made paper, all of which are stacked tightly together for the ...Read more

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Price: $59.95
Available from: CB2

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11+ World Clock

This might seem like just a simple grey clock, but it has a clever rolling mechanism that allows it to display 24 different time zones. The hands work independently from the body, so you can roll the clock to whatever time zone you wish, and then roll it back to the local time. Only the side shows each time zone, leaving the face free of any extra graphics. The 11+ World Clock ...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: Leibal

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Holy Stool and Candy Table

This colorful table and stool by UM Project would be a great choice for occasional tables. Whether you choose to go monochrome or mix colors, the duo-tone finish would add interest and warmth to a room. It'd be smart to use the sturdy stools as side tables for daily use and then as extra seating when you have a few more guests than chairs. Note: The stool you see above ...Read more

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Price: $330.00 - 640.00
Available from: Gessato

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WAKA WAKA’s Shaped Bookends

Fun bookends? Yes, please. WAKA WAKA’s Shin Okuda turns ordinary plywood into these colorful bookends. They're sold in sets of two, in mismatched colors, mind you, so tell your books to stand up straight for their semi-crazy and exciting new friends. You DIYers might feel an itch to replicate these with your own shapes and colors, and, if so, go for it, as you'll only need some plywood, glue, ...Read more

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Price: $160.00
Available from: Sight Unseen

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Craig Large Carrying Case

Don't be dissuaded by the size, the Craig Carrying Case is not necessarily a clutch purse, though it could be if you so choose. Japanese stationary brand Delfonics brings us this option for storing a small laptop and a magazine. One large zipper pocket buttons down over an open pocket on the front, in a size that's handy enough to carry on its own or stash in a larger bag. ...Read more

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Price: $70.00
Available from: SHOP Cooper Hewitt

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Fleche Rug

If you choose any of the Fleche rugs for your home, you are allowed to be socially boring*. The rugs are Samare Studio's update to the Pays d'en Haut Legacy collection, and utilize traditional felting techniques to create the imagery of flames and bolts of lightning (as evoked by the Quebec native 'fléchée' motif). Four different palettes are available. Designed by Samare Studio in association with textile designers ...Read more

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Price: $3,990.00
Available from: MATTER

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Degree Table Unit

Any piece of furniture that incorporates cork into its design has my attention, and this table by Patrick Norguet for Kristalia is no exception. A removable table top/lid means it is also a storage piece, and that'll no doubt be useful wherever it ends up. You have a few options: white or black rotational polypropylene, with or without a genuine cork coating; white, black, or cork lid, all in ...Read more

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Price: $595.00 - 861.00
Available from: Ultra Modern

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Loll Swing

If you can't beat the heat, at least try to enjoy it a little. This one inch thick 100% recycled plastic swing is paired with a 100% recycled PET rope to make sure you get some sort of breeze by using your own pair of legs. Plus, you might have a little fun while you're at it. Bit of info to note: the swing contains about 46 reclaimed milk jugs. By Loll Designs. ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: DWR

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The Power Pot: A Fire Powered USB Charger

Witchcraft!! That's really the only explanation for a pot on the stove that can charge your phone... unless you believe in thermoelectricity, and then it explains almost everything. Here's a short version: fire + water = power. Here's the longer version: the PowerPot harnesses excess heat while cooking with its encapsulated thermoelectric modules, sends electricity through the flame-resistant composite charging cable and connectors, and then you can plug in your phone to ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Photojojo

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