10 Years

Ten years ago this month, in 2005, Kris pitched the idea of starting a design blog that only featured well-designed products available for purchase online. We had become pen pals (actual paper and pen), as we had discovered a shared interest in modern architecture and design at an art show in Dallas. We both had a hobby of sketching out floor plans for small, modern homes, and wanted to bounce ideas ...Read more

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Zuzunaga’s Zoom In + Zoom Out Blankets

More pixelated Bitmap imagery from Spanish designer Cristian Zuzunaga, and this time he's taking cues from British painter Bridget Riley. It's a great pairing, don't you think? You might have seen some of Zuzunaga's other pieces before, and I'd say this collection seems a little more quiet, though just as energetic- like a shy kid that just ate a LOT of sugar. Size: 70.75" l x 55" w (180x140cm) Material: 100% Extrafine ...Read more

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Price: $265.00
Available from: A+R Store

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100% Trays from Blu Dot

A set of colorful steel trays will do wonders for your organizational skills, especially as you can nest all three together for an excellent color grouping or separate them for individual use. Sunglasses and keys would suddenly have their own spot, or your jewelry, or those office supplies... so many things would look right at home when corralled within the bent edge surfaces. Sold in a set of three. - ...Read more

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Price: $79.00
Available from: Blu Dot

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Muji’s Body Fit Cushion

If you think you know how to be lazy and while (or, wile, if you prefer) away the hours, you are in for a big surprise, because Muji's Body Fit Cushion is now available in the US, and it's going to test your limits. Just how long can you sit and read a book? How long can you nap? What about meditating staring out the window? I bet you can ...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: Muji

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Hay’s Wooden Ruler Triangle Set

These triangular rulers are pretty fun with their stripes and bright color contrasts. They'd probably make you happy every time you used them, or maybe even every time you looked at them, which makes them waaay cheaper than all the other things you do to make yourself happy (maybe). The set of three is priced at just under the $50 mark, which might make it a good gift for someone who ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Marble Tables by Ferm Living

A little marble will go a long way to dressing up a room. Ferm Living's new Marble Tables are available in three different sizes that will fit in easily as a side or coffee/cocktail table. You can't go wrong with any of the colors (black, white, red, or green), and the powder coated metal frame is just about as durable as it gets. Imagine a jaunty 'smart buy!' ...Read more

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Price: $729.00
Available from: Burke Decor

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The Ockham Razor

Razors aren't pretty. No matter how many designers and ad teams try to convince us that their super-duper-bajillion-bladed plastic handle looks cool, it just doesn't. So, why hasn't someone created the Ockham Razor before now? Who knows, maybe the world just wasn't ready for it yet. The Ockham is precision cast from solid metal that's easy to keep clean- no ridges or bits of plastic that pick up soap and ...Read more

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Price: £30.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Friday Links

Colors Retooling Crayons from the Keetra Dean Dixon & JK Keller Shop (This will probably become a post next week, because they're ah-mazing.) (via pinterest) I missed doing a post on the Ride Your Bike to Work Day, but here's a link to RideAir to make up for it. Congrats, you have an all male panel! (via feministing) Michael Anastassiades: Show & Tell: The Light Bulb YOUR EXCUSES FOR NOT MEDITATING: DEBUNKED ...Read more

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Tube Audio

What can I say? It's a speaker that connects to your device via Bluetooth, USB or auxiliary input cable. That and the fact that it's 2 inches in diameter might make it perfect for providing high-quality audio while blending in easily amongst your other nice things. A rechargeable battery will keep music going for up to 8 hours. Oh, and if you could use a clock, pair it with its older sibling, ...Read more

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Price: $189.00
Available from: A+R Store

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DIY Thirsty Plant

You'd probably get sick of seeing all the hardware-related design belonging to MoMA Store's London Tech City group, otherwise I'd post each and every item back to back to back. As it stands, I'll reign in my excitement and post just one more today. The DIY Thirsty Plant is a solar-powered sensor that flashes when your plants need water. You put it together by first creating a moisture sensor and ...Read more

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Price: $32.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Sammy Screamer Motion Alarm

Here's another sort of motion alarm, but this time it will bleep loudly if it's moved. Stick the Sammy Screamer Motion Alarm on something you don't want moved or touched, and as soon as someone puts their filthy paws on it, it will bleep and send a notification to your phone (via the free app). The Sammy measures around 2"x2"x1", so it's small enough to fit in or on ...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Buoy and Droplet Superstring Lights

Whoa. It's been a while since we've taken a look at Patrick Townsend's lighting portfolio, and what a smacker of a surprise to see the current offerings. The Buoy Large Pendant (above) sure is something special, with its handblown glass bubble and surrounding bursts of light, and the Droplet Bronze (below) is simply spectacular. If the price points on those are too high for you, please don't overlook the original ...Read more

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Price: $900.00 +
Available from: Townsend Design

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Joggy Security Cam

Note: We've received an email from a reader that pointed out several concerns regarding this Indiegogo project. We suggest you read through the comments on the project page and check out the owners/manufacturers at the very least before contributing. This security camera is a small, wearable camera equipped with motion sensor & tracker. While some of the finer details still seem to be in development, there are enough uses that ...Read more

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Price: $79.00
Available from: Indigogo

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Concrete Vessel by wrk-shp

A small vessel for plants or pens could be a nice addition to your workspace, especially as you can switch between desktop or wall display depending on the accessory pairing. Double up the semi-circular planter by wrk-shp (husband-and-wife team Airi Isoda and Ryan Upton) and add the stand for a circular tabletop statement, or hang one vessel by a polyester cord semi-circle style against a wall. If you plan on ...Read more

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Price: $58.00 - 86.00
Available from: Gessato

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Enevu CUBE Light

Why do you need a small LED light? Beats me, but judging by the product shots of the Enevu CUBE Light, I'm sure you'll be able to find some uses. It's splash-proof, so you can take it out by the pool or add it to your camping gear. There's a color changing mode for those 'mood' settings you may or may not be fond of, as well as a hanging ...Read more

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Price: $Enevu
Available from: 29.90

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