Wooden Beginner’s Guitar

Have you always itched to play the guitar? Or perhaps you know of a younger human who would like to learn? Either way, Loog Guitar is where you'd be wise to start. They have three versions of a small Beginner's Guitar (Classic, Rectangle, and Triangle) all of which have three nylon strings so as to not overwhelm first learners. Assembly is required, but it only takes 15 minutes and will help ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Loog Guitar

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Pepper Salt Stones

Modern tabletop accessories can often fall into the angular camp. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, it's just that sometimes it's nice to have more rounded, organic shapes to offset all the sharp corners we deal with on a daily basis. These stone-shaped salt and pepper holders look like real stones found at the waterside and one could assume their smooth surface would be nice to hold/use. Designers: ...Read more

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Price: $23.00
Available from: Molecule Design

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Duane King Gift Ideas 2012

Duane King, creative director of Huge/KingCoyle and founder of Thinking for a Living, was kind enough to submit his wish list for our annual gift guide series. Duane was also named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Influential Designers in America. 1. Chup Sedona Sock in Charcoal 2. Hard Graft Flat Pack 3. Norse Projects × Hestra Ivar Glove 4. No.1 by Form Us With Love 5. Areaware Animal Boxes by Karl Zahn 6. Outlier Slim Dungarees 7. ...Read more

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Corkbox by Skram Furniture

This Corkbox by Skram Furniture will no doubt find many uses throughout its lifetime. Toolbox, toy caddy, it's a box-basket hybrid that corrals whatever needs corralling. A walnut H-shaped handle and box base elevate its appearance so that it's just at home on the dining table as it is outside as a garden tote. Made from high-density sustainably harvested cork. Designed and manufactured by Skram. Additional Info Small: 18" x 8" x 6.25", $170.00 ...Read more

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Price: $170.00 - 362.00
Available from: 2modern

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Photojojo Phone Lens Series

Are you kicking yourself for not adding Photojojo's Phone Lens Series to your wish list? If so, join the club. Maybe it's not too late, though, especially if we lay down blatant hints... as in, gee, I really wish I hadn't forgotten to add the Wide/Macro Lens to my list. Here's hoping it works. The Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide Angle and Macro Lenses are crafted out of solid aluminum and ...Read more

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Price: $20.00 - 49.00
Available from: Photojojo

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Wow Bluetooth Speaker

Another Bluetooth speaker? Indeed it is, and this one seems sized perfectly for desktop or the out-of-doors. The Wow Speaker wirelessly streams music from any of your Bluetooth devices and charges via a USB cable. While it seems to be available only through one US retailer (Unica Home shipping Jan 2013), there are a few UK sites that seem to have it in stock (Do Shop and, of course, the designer's ...Read more

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Price: £55.00
Available from: AAREVALO shop

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10.3.2 Box Knife Shelf

A knife rack that's also a shelf sounds handy for anyone not too clumsy- otherwise there might be some issues. On Our Table has several other sizes of non-shelf knife racks, as well as a walnut bread box ($190 CAD) and a wide-yet-shallow box knife block ($180 CAD) that are worth checking out as well. Solid FSC-Certified walnut wall-mounted knife rack / shelf. 24″ x 4″ x 1.75″ Made in Canada. Handmade to order, shipped 2 weeks ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: OnOurTable

Source: NYTimes

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Maharam Memory Game

Who doesn't remember playing a memory game in their younger years? Such fun can be had again with Maharam's set of nicely patterned cards. It's a little harder to find nowadays, but YLiving and highbrowfurniture currently have it in stock. It's worth pointing out that all age groups can play this together, making it a good family activity during the holidays. Each card features one of 36 fabric patterns designed by ...Read more

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Price: $36.00
Available from: YLiving

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Kris Bernard Gift Ideas 2012

Here are some of my favorite gift ideas this year. Some are on my wish list and some are gifts I'd get for some my favorite people. 1. Personalized Nude iPad Case, $139.00. Can be personalized with initials. 2. Tall porcelain jar, $35.00. Part of my dream dish ware set. (See #14 below) 3. Geometry Earrings, $168.00. 4. Wolf print, $40.00, by the insanely talented painter Corbett Sparks. 5. Faribault Virgin Wool Lodge Blanket, $134.00. 6. Stone Grey Watch, $195.00. 7. Lines Print, $25.00. 8. Thermos 16...Read more

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Night Light Moon, Earth

Night lights aren't just for little ones afraid of the dark, they can also be exceptionally handy for avoiding toe injury when making late night trips to and from the bathroom or fridge. Night lights are generally geared toward those in the age bracket of 2 years to tween, with many unfortunate cartoon-themed designs available, so these two Moon and Earth options from Kikkerland are nice to see as they're gender ...Read more

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Price: $5.00
Available from: Kikkerland

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Friday Links

Mapping marriage equality around the world "According to a study by Spectrem Group, 58 percent of millionaire pet owners have a dog. Only 37 percent own a cat." Why Millionaires Prefer Dogs Over Cats Robbie Rowlands - Intervention How to tell a tourist from an art student by how they take pictures Mountain of balls engulfs New York to show emissions A $25,000 pencil? Yep, it's a Build a School Pencil. Practical Origami: ...Read more

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NeuYear Calendar 2013

We posted this last year, but that won't stop us from reminding you again about this "no gap" calendar. The NeuYear Calendar shows the year with seamless transitions from one month to the next, which appears to be quite efficient for looking at the whole year all at once- no flipping back and forth like you would with a regular calendar. A horizontal format is on one side, a vertical ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: NeuYear.net

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20th-Century World Architecture

What do get someone that doesn't have a list? Well, if they're interested in architecture, it's a no brainer to get them Phaidon's 20th-Century World Architecture. It's half off the regular retail price and details over 750 works of architecture around the world from 1900 to 1999, making it the perfect coffee table book for perusing. "Divided into six world regions and 29 sub-regions, over 80 countries are represented. The collection is the result of ...Read more

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Price: $100.00
Available from: Phaidon

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GMG House by Pedro Gadanho

If you lack any bravery when it comes to bold colors in your home, just take a look at the GMG House by Pedro Gadanho. Even if you don't particularly like the colors chosen, you can see how color plays an important part in defining the space- red for the powder room or light turquoise for the stairs- and how it can add energy and movement to a large space. ...Read more

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Stefan Boublil Gift Ideas 2012

Who better than Mr. Stefan Boublil, the creative director of the apartment, to kick off our collection of Gift Ideas for 2012? Our thanks to Stefan, as we know he's busy running the business and the apartment broadcast, as well as generally providing better design for branding, marketing, and interior design worlds. Well done, sir, you deserve everything on your list. Stefan’s note to Santa: dear santa, i hope you ...Read more

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