Gamma Ray Alternative Watch

Tell time using a binary system- and don't worry, it's not complicated. Just pay attention to where the lights are on the face and you'll have the code cracked. As you can see from the image below, the pattern is circular, and the lights are different sizes, so it won't take many brain cells to figure out whether it's 1:20 or 2:35. The square face and stainless steel strap keep things sleek ...Read more

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Price: $200.00
Available from: ahalife

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Hex Cutting Board

Shoot, I'm such a sucker for geometric anything. Simply facet the edges of an American Maple wood board and I'm already contemplating plonking down a credit card, no matter the many cutting boards already in my cabinets. Now, the faceted edges do make the board easier to pick up (on one side), so it's actually a functional feature as well as a stylistic choice. Origin: Springfield, VA Designer: Johan Takagi ...Read more

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Price: $105.00
Available from: Field

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Make Bike Rack

I have no idea why this retailer lists this bike rack for $50 more than the designer/manufacturer consult, but it's good news that there's the option to save some dollar bills. It's a simple enough bike rack made of solid wood (walnut or maple), yet you won't find it at your local bike supply shop- unless your bike supply shop is awesome, in which case some of us are a ...Read more

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Price: $180.00
Available from: consult

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Facet Pyramid

Just in case you need another stand for your iPod/tablet, the Facet Pyramid offers three different viewing angles- 35°, 55° and 75°. Magnets embedded within the Facet grip to your device, which makes for minimal fuss, and the surface area gives stability on a variety of surfaces. Facet works with iPad generations 2, 3, and 4. Patent pending....Read more

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Price: $39.95
Available from: iLoveHandles

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Herringbone Coffee Table

Wood (coffee table) + chevron parquet + simple iron base = no brainer. Parquetry seems to have been making a comeback with a few interiors featuring the old school look to its best advantage (a few bookmarked images on tumblr). All good news, of course, but if you can't actually install those lovely patterned floors in your own space, you can certainly apply the technique to a coffee table top. This particular table ...Read more

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Price: $399.00
Available from: CB2

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Felt35 Wall Clock

Made of felt, eh? Sounds nice, but what's even nicer is that it's made out of 60% recycled PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) felt. The PET felt helps with sound dampening and adds a soft texture to your time spot. Choose white, grey, or orange hands. Brand: LEFF Amsterdam Designer: Sebastian Herkner Materials: PET felt Dimensions: 13.8" Dia ...Read more

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Price: $199.00
Available from: Design Public

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Chopula

That's Count Chopula* to you. This spatula allows you to keep your hand away from the heat while chopping food in a hot pan. The flexible, flat head slides easily under food for fast flips and a clever bend in the handle keeps it off countertops to reduce mess (and food contamination, if you're going to get specific). Dishwasher safe. Measures 11.8 inches long *Three useful functions, count 'em: One, ah... ...Read more

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Price: $15.95
Available from: The Spoon Sisters

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Friday Links

A meteor burned up above the skies of central Russia this morning (and how it sounded via likeafieldmouse) Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s 1977 Classic, “Sound and Vision” Who Said It: Marissa Cooper Or Franz Kafka? Lasso Felt Slippers Gah! A 2-legged cat gets around just fine. Video: Imogen Heap’s Ableton-Controlling Gloves Relax! You’ll Be More Productive How to Get Bike Lanes in Your Town (via Explore) And, no, ...Read more

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Zatista

The following post is sponsored by Zatista. For those lucky enough to discover Zatista, an incredible world of original art awaits you. It is quickly emerging as the best place to buy original art online and causing many savvy buyers to ask: why buy prints when you can own an original? What is really impressive about Zatista is that it makes art that previously would only be available to seasoned ...Read more

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Doll Lamp

Inspired by the shape of the traditional Japanese 'Kokeshi Doll', this small lamp combines "feminine sensitivity and Foscarini’s technological design research capabilities." Let's also say that it'll be your little lamp friend, shedding light on those dark, lonely nights. The blown glass 'head' emits a warm, diffused light while the plastic body allows for several color options. And, as the size comes in at just 8.5" high and 6.5" diameter, it ...Read more

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Price: $314.00
Available from: Hive

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Steel Tray vs. Corian Tray

Next up, ladies and gentlemen, we have a tray smackdown! Steel versus Corian, white versus white, handles up versus handles flat, all very exciting. Which one has the lower price of $79 and which one has the higher price tag of $335? The details: A) Flat Corian Tray by FTF Design, available from shopHorne. dimensions: 1"h x 9.75"d x 22.75"w materials: Corian B) Steel Tray Open End by Bell Manufacturing, available from ...Read more

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Price: $79.00 / 335.00
Available from: Room & Board / shopHorne.com

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Giant Valentine’s Day Posters

It's Valentine's Day, whoop-do-doo, right? No time to get a gift if you've not done it already, and sorry, but a stuffed bear and flowers definitely do not count as a thoughtful gift. Now, a giant poster, on the other hand, that's something to hang on the wall. And a cost of $5 and approximately 15-20 minutes to print it out at your local print shop? That's a very small price ...Read more

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Price: $free
Available from: Oh Happy Day

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Shilf Modular Shelving System

Modular shelving? For real? Yes, it's true, and I do have to say these look great in person, so you have my personal nod of approval. This set certainly isn't new, as we first posted it years ago, but it's worth remembering if you're in the market for a storage system. The Shilf System allows for custom configurations without tools or hardware- you heard me right, no tools or hardware. ...Read more

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Price: $35.00 - 209.00 per component
Available from: Blu Dot

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MagContainer

Magnetic wooden boxes that fit together for storing all sorts of sundries? Yes, please. Too bad it seems like only one retailer stocks a few pieces stateside, but that's better than nothing. Crafted by artisans from Tokushima, each box is created in shapes of 30-degree increments. The magnets are embedded within the sides, so you may combine them in random geometric stacks that'll stay put until you decide to change ...Read more

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Price: $52.00 and up
Available from: Plastica Shop

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Kitchen Grip

Hmm, this is a rather hi-tech oven mitt, isn't it? Made of pliable neoprene (FLXaPrene, to be exact), this mitt repels stains and bacteria buildup and the textured surface gives you a good, safe grip. What else do you want in an oven mitt? Maybe to throw it in the dishwasher when it needs cleaning? Done. Your wish is granted. Designer: David Green, 2012 Heat-resistant to 500°F. Water-repellent. Made in the ...Read more

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Price: $22.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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