Diagonals Girard Wool Blanket by Vitra

A trippy, two-toned pattern blanket is just what you need, right? Alexander Girard is known for his brightly patterned pieces, and now you're able to wrap yourself up tight in this black and white (and slightly frantic?) design to ward off the chill. Made of Merino lamb’s wool, it's lightweight, fine, and soft, and will complement any color scheme. Design: Alexander Girard Year: 1961 / 1971 Material: 100% Merino lamb’s wool Dimensions: 79" ...Read more

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Price: $485.00
Available from: Vertigo Home

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Mail Slot Bowl by Dan Sjogren

No matter how neat and clutter free we attempt to be, there's still a fair amount of mail, keys, and miscellany that follow us through our front doors. To conquer this choas, consider the Mail Slot Bowl by Dan Sjogren. It will keep your most recent paper correspondence lined up neatly in a row. Will it force you to take stock of which documents go to the recycle bin and ...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Patinated Brass Vanity Box

At first glance, you might think this is a very, very nice cooking pot, but, no, it's a vanity/jewelry box. Paris-based designer Lee West has a collection of objects produced at the Carl Auböck workshops, and they all have the same sort of quality and elegance of Auböck's original works. This particular box is patinated on the outside, with a contrasting brushed brass interior. A mirror is ...Read more

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Price: $380.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

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Feather Pillowcases by Kiki Smith

Maybe you can't afford an original piece of art by Kiki Smith, but you can probably set aside $80 for pillowcases... if you really, really like Smith's work, that is (it's not for everyone*). The pillowcases are standard-sized, and features her drawings of screen-printed feathers and embroidered stars. set of 2 100% cotton with screen-printing and embroidery unlimited edition *Which reminds one of the Kiki Smith piece making an appearance on Gilmore Girls...Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: Artware Editions

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Mini Container

What would you store in a Mini Container? That's entirely your business, and we'd probably prefer not to know, thank you very much. However, should you need suggestions, you could use it for paperclips, matches, coins, and other tiny things that find themselves without a home. From the lovely duo DANIEL EMMA in collaboration with good thing. Designer: DANIEL EMMA Materials: Painted Poplar & Hard Maple ...Read more

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Price: $26.00
Available from: good thing

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Palo Corner Sofa Right Blue

Hmm, here's something new on the radar. Not only does this sectional sofa possess the clean lines and modern form that we're all after, it also can be rearranged as you see fit. Cushions and armrests may be moved (with the struts) to create different combinations. So, maybe you'll get the Palo Corner Sofa Right in Blue (shown above), or maybe you prefer the smaller Two Seater in Grey (below) ...Read more

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Price: $2,599.00
Available from: Hem

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Tool The Bookworm

I know, you rarely have time for books, and even then it's safe to say you're likely to pick up a Kindle or iPad instead of a paperback or hardcover. However, on that rare occasion you do read a book, it'd be nice to have a bookmark made of a digitally etched sheet of golden brass, wouldn't it? Tom Dixon brings us Tool the Bookworm, a collection of metal bookmarks ...Read more

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Price: $16.50
Available from: A+R Store

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Serving Trays by Urbancase

No serving trays? Good, because now you have an excuse to buy one or two of Darin Montgomery's Serving Trays. Made from FSC certified solid domestic maple, each tray is hand finished with food safe oil/wax. Subtle curved edges provide a functional handle while also adding to the beauty of the simple design. Your tea (or snack) time just became more special. Designed by Darin Montgomery of Urbancase. Made ...Read more

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Price: CAD75.00 - 215.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

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Stone Shelf

If you don't need a small-ish shelf, then good for you. For the rest of us, we could probably use a small perch to set our phone and/or keys when we walk in the door, or as a diminutive ledge for the bathroom or bedside for our watches and jewelry. This one from Fort Standard is made of marble, which adds an extra ounce (or ounces, as the case ...Read more

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Price: $275.00
Available from: Fort Standard

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Constellation Tea Towels

Tea towels are so much better than paper towels, at least for the simple spills in the kitchen. It's a smart way to save a little money over time and reduce waste, and they're also much nicer to see and use, as shown by the Constellation Tea Towels made Holly Muller in Portland, Oregon. Constellations + tea towels = yes. (And 40% off today only from the retailer!) 100% cotton tea towel with silver ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Magpie & Rye

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Exacto Series by Karl Zahn

Do you use an Exacto blade? If so, you can now trick it out to be a fork... or a butter or cheese knife, if that better suits your usual lunch fare. Karl Zahn has created the Exacto Series for Shop Cooper Hewitt (in conjunction with “Tools: Extending our Reach”), and now you can be prepared with your very own set of semi-clean utensils at your work area, at any ...Read more

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Price: $7.00 - 35.00
Available from: Shop Cooper Hewitt

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Friday Links

EXOBIOTANICA —BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT (via Logikblok) Colorful Collages by Clare Celeste Börsch The AcoustiCurtain 10 Exercises To Do At Your Desk A 24 carrot gold cake (via Design Crush) seasons cards Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads? This Classical (airbnb) Apartment on Royal Mile has a bed in a box! Smart! Black Diamonds Architect Antonin Ziegler added a blackened timber reading room to an old stone house ...Read more

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Passenger: A Rolltop Duffel

Another duffel? Yeah, well, we all know how you go to the gym every single day (right?) and need a perfect place to keep your gear, or the way you're always setting off for a weekend trip and need a simple bag to stash your oh-so-cool outfits. Bags are a very personal sort of thing and little details matter, so you might not have found the perfect one yet. However, ...Read more

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Price: $195.00
Available from: Modern Industry

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Brilliant Boxes by Simon Legald

Several bright colors plus a semi-traditional glass pattern make these Brilliant Boxes a perfect fit for this spring season. But what are they for? Trinkets, of course, but only the most special sort. Perhaps a bright turquoise box could be a perfect gift? Or, maybe a Large Smoke Box plus a Small Dark Green might be a nice addition to your dresser top for holding jewelry and other small sundries? ...Read more

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Price: $37.00 - 55.00
Available from: Royal Design

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CDT Large Gift Set

Wait just a minute, there's a CDT gift set and I didn't know about it? Now you know, and I've just saved you the trouble of picking out an excellent gift for your design-minded-desk-accessory-loving friend, because this CDT set has a bunch of goodies: stapler, eraser, sticky notes, fountain pens, glue stick, and mechanical pencil. There's also a smaller CDT Gift Set if you don't like your friend all that ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Shop Cooper Hewitt

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