Beta Key Ring with Inkless Pen

Why does it seem like a sleek key ring is the perfect gift for acquaintances, coworkers, and relatives? It is because it's impersonal yet useful? In any case, this Beta Key Ring has an inkless pen attached, meaning its owner will never be without a writing tool. The pen has a solid metal alloy 'nib' that leaves a pencil-like mark on paper. Designer: Axel Weinbrecht Country of Design: Germany Dimensions: 3.25"...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Canoe

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Lumawake

Nice. This smart docking station senses your approach and lights up so you can find it easily in the dark. This function also simulates sunrise to make sure you wake naturally. Lumawake tracks your sleep cycles and gives you a detailed report each morning contact free (which means no wristbands). And, if you're on the home automation bandwagon, the Lumawake can be integrated into systems like SmartThings & WeMo to turn ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Lumawake

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Aether Apparel’s Field Jacket

The following post is sponsored by Aether Apparel. The Field Jacket by Aether Apparel combines the utility of a traditional field jacket with the weatherproof performance of a ski jacket. The design-focused outdoor apparel company came up with the idea after seeing their photographer struggle to carry an assortment of miscellaneous camera equipment during one of their photo shoots. Their solution? Design a tough-as-nails jacket to keep you dry in ...Read more

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Price: $550.00
Available from: Aether Apparel

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Arne Jacobsen espresso cups

Color any and all Arne Jacobsen fans happy, because there's now a set of espresso cups numbered 1-4 to accompany the regular letter cups. And you thought your kitchen cupboard could hold no more Bauhaus inspired typography. These cups are small enough to work as tealight holders too, fyi. Manufacturer: Design Letters Arne Jacobsen espresso cups are available in a pack of four - numbers 1-4 - from Finnish Design Shop, $55....Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Louise Bourgeois Placemats

Chances are that you can't afford to buy the art of Louise Bourgeois, but if you're a fan you sure can afford to pay $60 for a set of 4 place mats featuring designs from her fabric drawings. The intricate, geometric patterns are worthy of the wall, but we'll take it where we can get it. There are coasters too (shown below) if you can believe it. set of 4 cork board place ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Artware Editions

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Grain Hook

When an ordinary hook just won't do for your winter wear, Grain has a router cut wall hook for your consideration. Made from a block of beech, each hook has a CNC routered out ring that allows for both hook and hanging space, which effectively doubles each hook's storage potential. Dimensions: Height: 5.5 in / 14 cm Width: 5.5 in / 14 cm Depth: 2.75 in / 7 cm Color: Beech Material: FSC-certified beech and steel hardware. Origin: Made ...Read more

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Price: $70.00
Available from: Grain

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Tea Egg

Shall we switch to loose leaf tea? This Tea Egg certainly tempts us to, as its two-part design allows for easy cleaning. Some swear that loose tea makes for a better flavor and some say it's better for the environment as it cuts down on packaging; both points merit consideration, for sure. The color options of the Tea Egg also sweeten the deal (though it looks like A+R only ...Read more

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Price: $23.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Stitch the Stars 2013 Calendar

Oh, how to combine your love of stitching and constellations? Well, besides making a version of this Stitched Star Chart, you could add the Stitch the Stars 2013 Calendar by Heather Lins to your wishlist. Each month is shown on a glow-in-the-dark card with glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss so you can stitch to connect the dots of the constellation. The constellation corresponds to the month, fyi. Designer: Heather Lins, 2012 Printed and assembled ...Read more

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Price: $24.00
Available from: Heather Lins

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Freekey

You and I both know what a hassle it is to get keys on and off a regular keyring. You can use a staple remover to aid the process or you could change your keyring to a Freekey. It has a patented wave that allows the end to open, making adding or removing keys a snap. There's also a Freekey System that comes with additional small rings for grouping your ...Read more

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Price: $5.00 - 7.50
Available from: Freekey

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Cyber Monday

Okay, so we are going to help you with the Cyber Monday deals after all. Below is a list of some of the sales you can take advantage of today. If you have some other links to add, let us know (via twitter if possible) and we'll update this list throughout the day. 30%-50% off at Phaidon (enter 'NG30HC' at checkout) 20% off plus free shipping at Greener Grass Design (...Read more

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Agloves

Welcome back from your Thanksgiving break! Chances are you've already taken advantage of those Cyber Monday deals, so we won't mess with any of that. Instead, shall I suggest these touchscreen-compatible gloves? Agloves use real silver threads to increase warmth and conduct the bioelectricity from your body to your device. No more cold fingers when answering your phone or changing the playlist on your iPod. Might make a good gift ...Read more

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Price: $19.99 - 34.99
Available from: Agloves

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Handmade Canvas & Leather Weekend Bag

Perhaps you've learned, as I have, that style takes a second place to durability in the luggage department. If you can get a little style along with durability, then, hey, you've done well. This Handmade Canvas & Leather Weekend Bag hits just the right note with its carry-on size and utilitarian materials. If you don't already have a good weekend bag for your holiday travels, it's something to consider. Speaking of ...Read more

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Price: $185.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Hekseskudd Landing Tray

Are you still in need of a central charging station? Perhaps one with a larger tray area for your wallet, glasses, or keys? This option from Vancouver-based Hekseskudd does the job right with walnut wood and a non-skid gel pad. Need a tray with more than one phone dock? There's the Common Ground Tray and Landing Tray with Drop Spot to fit your needs. Common Ground Tray, $159.00 By Hekseskudd. -Made ...Read more

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Price: $139.00
Available from: Hekseskudd

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Hideaway Trash Bin

The humble field of trash bin design is unexciting to say the least; there's just not much going on in the way of improvements. Muuto adds another un-fancy option to the mix- it's just a simple bin with a lid- yet with a few extra noteworthy details. The exterior is streamlined, so it could just as easily live in your closet as a laundry basket; that gets points for versatility ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: shopHORNE.com

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Axel Design Beta Inkless Pens

An inkless pen? Just how is that possible? Well, it involves a mixture of lead and metal alloy (lead = be careful, don't let kids use it, etc.) that creates a grey line like a pencil, except it doesn't smudge and can't be erased. Oh, and it never needs refills. Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? By Jac Zagoory Designs. -Available in Silver Aluminum, Black Aluminum & Cherry Wood -Lead tip should be kept ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: AHAlife

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