Unimug by Kinto

Another tea strainer? Yes, but this one has a mug and lid, so you have a single-serve service all in one. The glass is heat-resistant, as it should be, and the strainer and lid are in copolyester. The strainer is large enough to hold a generous amount of loose leaf tea and looks easy to clean as well. If pink ( or, as they call it, wine red) isn't your thing, ...Read more

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Price: $17.00
Available from: Emmo Home

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Patch Herb Planter

Ah-ha! Here's a crutch for those of us that have trouble with watering herbs- either too much or too little. The Patch Herb Planter has a water reservoir built in, so that the plant can take exactly the amount of water it needs. There's a central wicking 'leg' that draws water up into the soil around the plant's roots, so you'll not need to fuss about any watering schedule- just ...Read more

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Price: $39.95
Available from: Patch, Inc.

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Friday Links

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Aura Media Unit

Hello, hello. With such a stream-lined look, it's a relief that this media unit is under the $2G price point (even if only just). Let's get to the important stuff: Super sleek look? Check. Adequate storage space? Check. Cord management/escapes? Check. Sturdiness? Craftsmanship? Could handle a freaking huge flat screen? Check, check, and check. Choose between walnut or oak wood. Designer: Enrique Delamo and Angel Martí of Treku Ships ...Read more

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Price: $1,950.00
Available from: DWR

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Lunis Reflective Crescent Windshell

What, a cycling jacket on Kickstarter, and you're not going to see it posted here just as soon as it hits our inbox? As if we'd let that happen. Featuring a slim fit with black reflective panels, this lightweight jacket could very well be your new go-to layering piece for day or night. Whether you're cycling, walking, or jogging, the reflective panels provide optimal visibility when it's dark, and, during ...Read more

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Price: $170.00 and up
Available from: Kickstarter

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Air Stools

The Air Stool was meant to be visually light and understated, and it succeeds at both points thanks to the designer's skill, of course, and rotation-molded polyethylene, a strong and lightweight material. And yes, it's plastic, so it can be used indoors or out. Available in four earth-toned colors and two (16" or 30") heights. Designed by Héctor Serrano Manufactured by Gandia Blasco. Materials: Made of rotomolded polyethylene low stool: 16"h ...Read more

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Price: $430.00
Available from: 2modern

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Duit Light

Now, don't get too excited as this is just a shade, and not a complete pendant light, and it's intended for interiors with electrical conduit. However, if you've got an interior (say, a retail or café-type environment) with exposed electrical conduit, then you're now allowed to jump up and down as you've an affordable solution to your lighting problems. This 8" fixture simply slides over the conduit and rests neatly ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Noah Lambert

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Units of Measure

Here's a very different way to track the days of the year. The Units of Measure calendar illustrates all sorts of measurements each month, giving you an educational display each time you check a date. Expect to find traditional and less well-known units of measure like astronomical unit, decibel and aperture. Note: as this isn't made for any specific year, it can be reused. Designed by ACRE in Singapore SECOND ...Read more

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Price: $24.00
Available from: ACRE

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Cantine Vases

What!? You still need a gift idea for your mother? Hop to it, as the online ordering and shipping window is slowly closing in on you (a few more days, though, so don't panic just yet). Perhaps a nice, small bouquet of flowers tucked into a perfectly small vase would be suitable, and, if you agree, may I suggest the cork and glass vases by Véronique Maire? Each glass ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: neo-utility

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

As you can probably tell from the amount of Mother's Day emails going out today, it's time to get one of your parental figures a gift. Here's a few things to get your brain working on the subject, and if they don't help, remember we've got items tagged by price in our Gifts section: 1. Geneva Sound System XS, $249.00 2. Black Diamond Necklace, $280.00 3. A set of Rootcups, each $5.00 4. Gold Fractured Ring by ...Read more

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Mini Stacked Shelving System

Oh, nice! There's now a smaller version of the Stacked Shelving System by JDS Architects for Muuto. The mini version can be arranged in various ways depending on how you position the two rectangles, and do play around with the spaces in between to make more room for books and other special things. The medium shelf has the optional color backboards, and, if you want, you can also spring for ...Read more

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Price: $109.00 and up
Available from: DWR

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Moleskine Gardening Gift Box Set

As Mother's/Father's day and graduation season approaches, you'd best have a few gift ideas on hand. This gift box from Moleskine might just do the trick- the gardening set includes a Gardening Journal, a Large Gardening Memo Pocket with 6 pockets and 12 Seeds Envelopes to collect and to exchange seeds and leaves. And, if the recipient doesn't have a green thumb, consider the Travel Box Set (travel journal plus 2 luggage ...Read more

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Price: $59.95
Available from: Moleskine

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Thunderbolt™ Express Dock

This thin, silvery box and accompanying cable might as well come with a top hat and wand for what it promises. An HD film downloaded in 30 seconds? A year's worth of music synced in 10 minutes? Huh? Oh yes, it's all the magic of Thunderbolt™ technology. Thunderbolt™ moves data on two bidirectional 10Gbps channels, which means that it's 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800. The Thunderbolt™ Cable ($39) does ...Read more

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Price: $39.00 - 299.00
Available from: Belkin

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This Is Fun. Space Prints.

Isn't it? At least it will be until the three limited editions are sold out, and then everyone except the 3 people who bought the prints will email with the why-the-hell-did-you-post-something-in-such-limited-quantities message, and I'll be forced to explain that these prints were one of the few things that I found today that truly proves that affordable art does, in fact, exist. Plus, it's 'fun'. White text "THIS IS FUN" is screen ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: Fifi du Vie

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Verge Desk

At first glance, this desk reminded me of the Stash Desk by Blu Dot, but after taking a second look, it's really not a fair comparison due to the dimensions. Sure, the Stash desk is a winner for its price and simplicity, but this desk is super sleek and has an additional 20" in length for desktop space. Just take a look at it in another color and you'll understand the ...Read more

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Price: $1,500.00
Available from: Molecule Design

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