11+ Felt Case

Minimalists, do not despair, for your iPad/Macbook Air 11″/Galaxy Tablet need not go without protection in your bag or desk drawer. There's a super simple felt case for your precious device, and don't worry, it's not too terribly expensive. Various pockets keep your smaller items organized and one inside pocket even serves as a mousepad if you need it. Designed by Cloud&Co for 11+. Designed by Cloud&Co for 11+. ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: Leibal

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Cosmonaut Stylus

Oh, Cosmonaut, where have you been? Whoops, wrong idea, let's try that again. Oh, Cosmonaut, where have you been? It's such a pain researching styli (or, as you might call them, styluses). Various opinions and reviews send a lesser person into a tailspin, fit to swear off any device-writing-implement for the foreseeable future. However, there's this simple, dry-erase-marker-like stylus that saves us from relying on our clumsy fingers. A comfortable ...Read more

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Price: $24.99
Available from: BiteMyAppleco

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Legs Crossed Desk

Legs crossed or leapfrog, either way these legs are something different in desk design. Close inspection shows well constructed joints that ensure balance and stability despite the initial precarious impression. Side by side drawers will hold essentials while a two-toned oak and black walnut mix further add to the desk's animated appearance. Design by Steuart Padwick, 2012. Material(s): Oak, walnut Dimensions: 51" W X 23.6" D X 28.5" H ...Read more

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Price: $1,235.00
Available from: YLiving

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50% off Books at Cooper-Hewitt Shop

If you have any desire for a few more design/art books to flip through for inspiration, the Cooper-Hewitt Shop is offering 50% off all books. Enter 'BOOKS50%' at checkout. Shown above: Atelier Bow-wow: Echo of Space / Space of Echo, $45.00 Minimalist Design, $95.00 Graphic Design: A User's Manunal, $30.00 Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, $16.00 Product Design, $35.00 Frank Gehry: The Houses, $85.00 Not pictured, but completely worth $8: Rainbow Flipbook, $16.00 ...Read more

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Price: $50% off
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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Array Pendant

Bend has truly excellent seating options in a few lucky shades of pop-out color, so it should be no surprise that they add this extra special spherical pendant to their collection. At 18" x 22", it's the right sort of size for a mid-sized dining area, and the gridded galvanized iron does no harm in casting patterns across a wall. Available in white or fluorescent green/yellow. Note: You may order this ...Read more

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Price: $995.00
Available from: Bend

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rootcup

I've attempted to grow new plants from cuttings and I've been successful about 30% of the time, mostly because I forget to keep the cuttings watered appropriately and also because I keep sticking them in nice little glass jars that let in too much light. Here's betting that this rootcup will increase my odds significantly. The elastomer pot and lid protects a cutting's roots from light, holds the leaves above the ...Read more

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Price: $5.00 - 14.00
Available from: rootcup

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PuzzleMap

This certainly isn't the only puzzle that features a major city, but it is one of the few that looks like it came from somewhere other than the dollar store. Maybe you don't want to spend $20 on a puzzle, but consider the fact that putting together pieces of a city might just etch that city into your brain, making it easier to get around whether you live there or if/...Read more

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Phonekerchief Valentines Day Set

You say you care, but show him/her you mean it with a cellphone signal-blocking hanky. That's right, it's a nylon and silver handkerchief that blocks all cell signals and says so with the phrase “My Phone is Off For You” just in case you or your significant other forgets what it's doing wrapped around your phone. You could also purchase it for someone that is on their phone ALL ...Read more

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Price: $34.00
Available from: ahalife

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The Made Collection

Here's another chance to back a project on Kickstarter, and this time you'll end up with some lovely wood home accessories. The V-Tray and Bowl are shown above, and the S&P Shakers, SQ Trivet, and Paddle Coathooks (shown below) are equally impressive for their simplicity and craftsmanship. By pre-ordering pieces of this collection you're backing the current and future work of David Okum, and, if these pieces are anything ...Read more

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Price: $35.00 +
Available from: Kickstarter

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Custom Silhouette Mug

Now, don't go thinking silhouettes on mugs are only for parents. We all know you have enough imagination to think of some pretty good options for silhouettes for friends and family (a dance move? pets? inappropriate hand gestures? etc.) and there's no reason to not immortalize said silhouette on a mug. It's the perfect gift that'll seem uninspiring until they see the custom image- then it'll be awesome. ('oh, it's ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Custom Silhouette Mug here

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Friday Links

The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity German court rules internet "essential" 100 Thing Challenge (What Exactly Is The 100 Thing Challenge?) THE CHROMATIC DIET: Sophie Calle (via showslow) Contemplating Friday: Communication 101 Cat vs. Snowball Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter Print To 86,000 Random Printers Around the World Thanks to Google “Moon Hoax Not” Brilliant! The $10 DIY One Hour washing-machine-drum firepit (via unconsumption) Have a wonderful weekend. ...Read more

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Drifted Stool

If you lack adequate seating in your living or work quarters, do take a long look at this stool designed by Lars Beller. A gently curved cork seat (sustainably harvested, of course) makes for a comfortable spot to rest your derrière and the legs are painted a nice, rich red. If you're interested in other sizes or colors, the Italian furniture manufacturer Discipline is where you'll want to investigate ...Read more

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Price: $205.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Queuger

Queuger, whaa?? Exactly. The Queuger is apparently for any use you can find for it. It's a flexible elastomer wire with aluminum core, so you can bend it or twist it any which way you want. Maybe you'll use it to keep wires organized, or to hold cabinet doors closed, or to help ease uncomfortable handles on a heavy bag... those suggestions are based entirely on the 'ideas' picture shown ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: IPPINKA

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Raumgestalt tYten All-Purpose Bags

The question isn't what you would store in these Raumgestalt Tyvek bags, but what would you not store in these Raumgestalt Tyvek bags? Fish, maybe, and kittens- those wouldn't be ideal, nor would any other living, squirming thing (except worms?), but other than that, you're probably good to go. Tyvek is a water-resistant, tear-resistant, lightweight, and compressible material, which makes it perfect for impromptu (or permanent) storage for all manner ...Read more

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Price: $20.00 - 31.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Postalco Encyclopedia Series Postcards

Hey, what better way to blow your disposable income than with some beautiful postcards? Don't freak out, it's not $100 for 6 postcards, it's $100 for six sets of seven postcards, with each set featuring seven different kinds of Shells, Butterflies, Apples, Mineral Rocks, Grapes, and Bugs. If you want your correspondence to be top notch, this is the way to go. Every card has classified name and short description. ...Read more

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Price: $105.00
Available from: Creatures of Comfort

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