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CO.ALITION Smart Backpacks

CO.ALITION Smart Backpacks
A smart backpack? That sounds like a godsend to anyone who has ever had their phone, tablet, or laptop die away from home. CO.ALITION Smart Backpacks have an integrated power and a wireless hard drive built into their packs, so you can charge all of your devices and back up your important data (or watch movies) wherever you go. There's enough options to make your head spin, so check it...Read more

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Price: $199.00+
Available from: Indiegogo

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Concrete Small Format Tape Dispenser

Concrete Small Format Tape Dispenser
Sure, you've seen concrete desk accessories by Magnus Pettersen before, but have you seen the red and blue tape dispensers? Your life is simply not complete until you consider just how good red tape in a red concrete tape dispenser looks. I'm kidding, of course, but it does look pretty sharp, as does the blue. This version is a little smaller than the original version, fyi. Designer: Magnus Pettersen Material:...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Areaware

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Lemnos Maple Wall Clock

Lemnos Maple Wall Clock
If the tick, tick, ticking of a nearby clock is driving you mad, consider the Lemnos Maple Wall Clock. It's silent, so you'll not hear any ticking- sanity saved! Hang it on a wall or set it on a desk or nightstand. The clock is handcrafted by a small team of clock makers in Toyoma, Japan: Lemnos. Size: 9.5 inches x 6.8 inches x 2 inches (24.2 cm × 17.2...Read more

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Price: $119.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Tilt Oak Ladder

Tilt Oak Ladder
If you're in need of a unique storage solution and have some money to spare, the Tilt Oak Ladder by Jack Smith of SmithMatthias is available for purchase, and would serve all manner of purposes in your kitchen, bedroom, or bath. Add a shelf or tray for an extra spot to corral smaller items- think silverware and spices in the kitchen, q-tips and bath creams in the bathroom, jewelry and...Read more

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Price: $825.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Friday Links

Friday Links
- Ooo, interesting: New Samsung TV by the Bouroullec brothers - Teeny tiny drone - Crash Course Astronomy: Neutron Stars, Pulsars, and Magnetars - Book: Soviet Bus Stops - This gif is pretty funny - FvF: Anthony and Phoebe Dann - 2015 Ig Nobel Prize winners (follow the link to see them all) - "Punkt has launched a stripped-back mobile handset designed by British designer Jasper Morrison that only offers...Read more

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Slow Coffee Style Carafe Set by Kinto

Slow Coffee Style Carafe Set by Kinto
Coffee usually speeds you up, but what about slowing things down? That frazzled go-go-go pace of your life won't help your overall well being, as you probably already know (but won't do much about). Perhaps you could dedicate a few moments to, well, smelling the coffee as it brews. Using the pour-over method, this carafe set brews the coffee slowly, forcing you to slow down and add water bit by...Read more

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Price: $54.10
Available from: Emmo Home

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Forest, Wood Wall Mount Coat Hangers

Forest, Wood Wall Mount Coat Hangers
You can't see the forest for the... coats and scarves hanging tidily from the four ash tree pegs. Because that's where coats, scarves, hats, etc. will be hung once you install this set in your entryway, right? Right. Made by designer team Tomas Kral and Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard. "The set of four individual ash trees have been perfectly pruned in shades of white, natural, blue or green." Material: Ash wood Dimensions:...Read more

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Price: $99.00
Available from: Gessato

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Soapstone Shot Cups

Soapstone Shot Cups
Besides the lovely bluish hue, did you know that non-porous soapstone will not trap flavor or odors? And that it keeps your favorite beverage cold? Now, back to the lovely bluish-black hue, let's hope that's not just the spotlights creating the color, because it's something special. Designed by Thea Mehl for Teroforma’s Ekke series and sold as a set of four. Material: Soapstone Size: 2.1" h, Volume: 2 fl. oz...Read more

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Price: $40.00 s/4
Available from: A+R Store

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Aaden Battery Charger

Aaden Battery Charger
Does your keyboard/trackpad/mouse always seem to need a battery recharge at the most inconvenient times? Keep a fresh set ready to go with the Aaden Battery Charger. It plugs directly into your computer's USB port, no extra electrical outlet needed- that means less searching around behind/underneath the desk. (It looks like a tiny version of the Apple TV, doesn't it?) Aaden is intended for charging AA size, standard Ni-MH or...Read more

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Price: $19.95
Available from: Bluelounge

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Stitched Star Chart

Stitched Star Chart
What's the best gift, a plane ticket to the Caribbean or a hand-stitched Star Chart showing the overhead sky for any date, time, and location? As if you even need to think twice about that answer. Possible jet lag. Sunburn. Getting your wallet stolen, plus the crappy hotel that looked nice on their website. Yeah, that all sounds like a barrel of laughs, doesn't it? I'm being sarcastic, of course....Read more

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Price: $450.00
Available from: The Made Shop

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Sphelar® Solar Flashlight

Sphelar® Solar Flashlight
This flashlight utilizes micro-spherical solar cells to harness the sun's power. Micro-what? Mirco-spherical solar cells. They're tiny orbs that capture sunlight from all directions, which means a lot of light is absorbed. The Sphelar® Solar Flashlight will provide you with up to four hours of LED light, all powered by the sun. A wooden base is included for stability while charging. Now on sale from $150 to $99.95. Made in...Read more

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Price: $99.95
Available from: MoMA Store

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Shelltwo Chair

Shelltwo Chair
This is a different sort of shell chair, made of multiple 4mm wire rods lined up for a symmetrical seat. It reminds one of Bend's Seating collection, does it not? The ergonomic wire seat connects with a circular rim, giving the chair its lightweight appearance and minimal feel. As it's made from painted aluminum, you may use the Shelltwo Chair indoors or outside. There's a Counter Stool as well, fyi....Read more

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Price: $399.00
Available from: Horne

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‘Originals’ Bar Stool

‘Originals’ Bar Stool
Add the 'Originals' Bar Stool to your list of acceptable seating solutions, for it features a comfortable seat and nicely tapered legs. Fun fact: Ercol founder Lucian Ercolani designed this stool in the 1950s for Ercol's own designers and draughtsmen, who drew the company's designs on large drawing boards. You think it's safe to say it won't go out of style anytime soon? The 'Originals' Bar Stool features classic wedge...Read more

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Price: $378.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

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Golden Section Finder

Golden Section Finder
You're familiar with the golden ratio, yes? Parsons & Charlesworth has made this "pocket sized gazing device" to help you find "the proportional perfection in your surroundings." You'll be a mathematical sleuth, whipping out your finder to ascertain which things around you follow the ratio, and maybe you'll find that proportionally pleasing things have the ratio demonstrated in one way or the other. Designed By Parsons And Charlesworth Materials: Plastic...Read more

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Price: $10.00
Available from: Areaware

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Friday Links

Friday Links
- Tiny (amazing) Vacation House / Hristina Hristova - Not liking your current can lights? Here's a quick fix: EzClipse - Kickstarter: Water Wasp is the best off-grid survival solar watermaker. - Cute: Watch To-Do organizer - House in Hatogaya by Schemata Architects (via leibal) Have a great weekend....Read more

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