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Paloma Triangle Coaster Set and Trivet

Paloma Triangle Coaster Set and Trivet
A set of bright coasters with a cubist-inspired print is just one small way to combat the dreariness outside the door, for who could feel glum with such cheery patterns around? Wolfum brings us the Paloma Triangle Coaster Set and Trivet, all made of birch wood in the USA. Add it to your gift list possibility pronto- for that favorite coworker perhaps? - Birch wood - Set of 4 coasters...Read more

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Price: $34.00 - 36.00
Available from: Leif

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Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone

Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone
Gramophones made in the 1920s did a couple of things really well; they distributed sound and made a big visual impact with their curvy, horn speakers. Considering we are all about streaming music from our devices nowadays, it's good to see that Gramovox has married the old Gramophone design with bluetooth technology, giving us the Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone, a sort of nostalgic filter in which to play our tunes. The...Read more

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Price: $399.99
Available from: Gramovox

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Snow Peak Wooden Stacking Mug Set

Snow Peak Wooden Stacking Mug Set
Snow Peak's wooden stacking mugs might not look like much, but if you're out on a day trip, they're a perfect pairing for a full carafe of hot tea or coffee. Hand-crafted in Japan, they're lightweight, durable, and, in my opinion, a pleasure to hold. Consider adding them to your lunch, picnic, or campsite bag for a more tactile (and dignified?) drinking receptacle. You may also purchase the mugs separately,...Read more

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Price: $120.00
Available from: Snow Peak

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Porter Bar Cart

Porter Bar Cart
When you entertain family and guests this holiday season, don't look like a glipe rushing around to find your cocktail shaker and gin/vodka/whiskey/etc. Instead, look calm while you preside over the Porter Bar Cart and deposit drink requests smoothly into your guests' hands. Two sustainable mango wood trays may be lifted out to pass around drinks and/or appetizers, and the aluminum wheels will make shifting the party from the dining...Read more

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Price: $399.00
Available from: CB2

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Wish Lists 2014

Wish Lists 2014
If you haven't already been peppered with gift suggestions and guides in your inbox, here's a hint: the holiday season is here. This year we'd like to try something different. Instead of featuring our online (and in person) friends' wish lists like we do every year, we'd like you to submit your list. What would you, a semi-faithful reader of BLTD, like to give or receive this year? Keep your...Read more

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One of a Kind Quilt by Piet Hein Eek

One of a Kind Quilt by Piet Hein Eek
Recycled quilts are great, but recycled quilts from Piet Hein Eek and Borre Akkersdijk are even better. They're made of unused silk necktie fabrics, and were inspired by a visit to a former ties factory in Milan called the Spazio Rosanna Orlandi. All those silky fabrics with interesting patterns being reused to keep us warm? Yes, please. Smart, and sort of not surprising, considering Piet Hein Eek's work in recycled...Read more

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Price: $1,225.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Adap.Table Legs

Adap.Table Legs
The Adap.Table Legs follow along the same lines as the Floyd Leg; by simply tightening the legs onto a flat surface, you create a table. Two versions are available from Adap.Table (the Delta or the Ribbon) and a contribution of $130 gets you a set of two (add hinges for a fold down table) or $230 gets you a set of four. Made of robust steel, each set of legs...Read more

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Price: $130.00 - 230.00
Available from: Indiegogo

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Proper Audio 2

Proper Audio 2
Remember the PA1 Bluetooth Speaker? Well, Studio Proper had decided to make some small changes to make it better, and now there's the Proper Audio 2, ready for your pledge. The PA2 is a wall mount and portable speaker, giving you some much-needed flexibility when it comes to listening to your music. A quick turn releases or mounts the Proper Audio 2, so there's little fuss when moving it from...Read more

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Price: $89.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Salt, Pepper, & Sugar Flasks

Salt, Pepper, & Sugar Flasks
No more mismatched serving vessels for your salt, pepper, and sugar. Tse & Tse offers up this set, each flask with its own stainless steel top to serve a specific function. The pepper flask has a pierced cone, the salt a small sprinkler, and the sugar flask tip incorporates a spoon. A soft plastic plug is located at the bottom for refills. Sold as a set of 3 Design Country:...Read more

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Price: $68.00
Available from: Horne

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Light Line

Light Line
A new design from the Lindsey Adelman Studio that's available immediately? What!? Usually any design takes weeks to ship, but not this little Light Line designed by Mary Wallis. It utilizes a cold cathode tube to form a somewhat traditional table lamp shape and has a brushed brass base and dimmer switch. If you're looking for a special lamp to add some edginess to your decor, this just might be...Read more

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Price: $2,200.00
Available from: Lindsey Adelman

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Sawkille Co. Stools

Sawkille Co. Stools
Finding beautifully made barstools with a pared-down aesthetic is not an easy task, and that's exactly why the stools from Sawkille Co. stand out. A little Shaker influence is apparent, as these hand-crafted wood pieces draw from a "farmhouse modern aesthetic" that designer Johan Meyer strips down for a more modern result with pure, clean lines. Sawkille Co. has its headquarters and showroom in Rhinebeck, NY, so if you're ever...Read more

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Price: $800.00
Available from: Sawkille Co.

Source: NYTimes

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Rose Gold Colla Card Holder

Rose Gold Colla Card Holder
Do you need a Rose Gold Colla Card Holder from Otaat? Maybe not, but there's nothing wrong with wanting one. Once pocket holds your dolla dollar bills and/or business cards, all in a lovely rose gold cowhide leather case. And, if you prefer a less shiny (i.e. more conservative) version, Otaat has a black, camel, and navy options on their website. Please note the surface shine will wear off with...Read more

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

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Friday Links

Friday Links
Skyscraper for bees by University at Buffalo students WFH House (via Handimania) This will probably be a post next week. BeON: Stress-Free Home Security Robot Makes You Feel Like There's a Ghost Behind You Four Seasons House in Segovia by ch+qs Election Signs in America Recycled for Lighting Overseas NYTimes: Cooking Techniques (via open culture) Six stretches for people who sit at desks (via swissmiss)   Enjoy your weekend....Read more

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Ototo Musical Invention Kit

Ototo Musical Invention Kit
Your excellent memory might recall us linking to the Ototo meets ECAL workshop, and, if your interest was piqued, you'll be ecstatic to know the Ototo Musical Invention Kit is now available from the MoMA Store. Once it arrives on your doorstep, you'll be able to make music from anything. Connect conductive objects to the keys and voilĂ ! you'll be an electronic sound maestro in no time- no coding or...Read more

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Price: $145.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Whiskey Wedge

Whiskey Wedge
If you like a little whiskey now and then, maybe you'd be interested in this efficient method of keeping it chilled with less dilution than normal ice cubes. The Whiskey Wedge has a silicone mold that diagonally bisects the glass, letting you freeze the glass with one half ice. It'll keep your whiskey cold, and you'll have less clinkety-clanking of cubes as you finish your drink. The presentation is pretty...Read more

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Price: $14.95
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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