Degree Table Unit

Any piece of furniture that incorporates cork into its design has my attention, and this table by Patrick Norguet for Kristalia is no exception. A removable table top/lid means it is also a storage piece, and that'll no doubt be useful wherever it ends up. You have a few options: white or black rotational polypropylene, with or without a genuine cork coating; white, black, or cork lid, all in ...Read more

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Price: $595.00 - 861.00
Available from: Ultra Modern

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Loll Swing

If you can't beat the heat, at least try to enjoy it a little. This one inch thick 100% recycled plastic swing is paired with a 100% recycled PET rope to make sure you get some sort of breeze by using your own pair of legs. Plus, you might have a little fun while you're at it. Bit of info to note: the swing contains about 46 reclaimed milk jugs. By Loll Designs. ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: DWR

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The Power Pot: A Fire Powered USB Charger

Witchcraft!! That's really the only explanation for a pot on the stove that can charge your phone... unless you believe in thermoelectricity, and then it explains almost everything. Here's a short version: fire + water = power. Here's the longer version: the PowerPot harnesses excess heat while cooking with its encapsulated thermoelectric modules, sends electricity through the flame-resistant composite charging cable and connectors, and then you can plug in your phone to ...Read more

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Price: $149.00
Available from: Photojojo

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Same Same But Different Glasses

These three glasses are shaped differently yet each hold the same amount of liquid, hence their name. The familial likeness combined with the slight shape variation would add interest and movement to a table top, and, best of all, they're stackable, so they'll take up less space than normal glasses. Designed by Norway Says for Muuto. Each glass holds approximately 10oz (300ml). Made in Thailand. One set includes 3 glasses. Purchase ...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: Danish Design Store

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Fredericks & Mae Star Dominos

Is $80 too much for dominos? Probably. Does that keep me from wanting this set? Nope. Fun fact: the name 'domino' from the pieces' resemblance to Venetian Carnival masks known as Domini, which were white with black spots. There's also plenty of other games from Fredericks & Mae, ranging from $44 (darts) to $320 (bocce!). 9" x 3" x 2" Materials: baltic birch, ink, paper. From our archives; originally posted Dec 21, 2011....Read more

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Price: $80.00
Available from: Fredericks & Mae

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SOND™ Watch

Yes, the SOND Watch by VOID is rather large, but it's also reassuringly old school. The watch itself secures the nylon band, making it easy to change and adjust. It's not for everyone, I know, but it is a fun option for a wristwatch, especially considering there's eight colors of each component (the watch case, the watchband and the silicone fitting loops) so you have the possibility to create over 500 ...Read more

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Price: $95.00
Available from: VOID

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Plopp Inflated Stool

We've featured this little guy before, but after several years, he needs his info updated. This stool appears to be inflated plastic, but is, in fact, made from welded steel sheets that are industrially inflated. This manufacturing process (called FiDU 'Freielnnen Druck Umformung' = 'free inner pressure deformation') was developed by Oskar Zieta and allows for lightweight forms to hold a fair amount of weight with minimal material. No two are ...Read more

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Price: $525.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Definition Scarf

If you're into graphic design, you might appreciate a scarf with the Definition of Graphic Design as authored by MATTER's design director Rick Griffith. It's made from soft cotton, so it's light enough for summer nights (or sun protection) or for layering during cooler months. Available from Matterial, $20. There's also Annotated Definition Pillowcases with the same definition, fyi. 15" x 92" Soft Cotton Scarf ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Matterial

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Friday Links

Now You Can Tour Le Corbusier's Apartment and Studio "The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text." Martha Stewart + drone Kickstarter: DIY deep tissue massage A sea gull photobombed a horse race finish Human 'Biohackers' An Urban Aquarium Thrives Inside an Abandoned Bangkok Mall Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash   On that note, enjoy your weekend!...Read more

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Eau Carafe

Similar to black + blum's 'Eau Good' Filter Water Bottle, this Eau Carafe is the ideal candidate for storing water in your fridge. A binchotan active charcoal filter purifies the water while the overall shape is pleasing to hold and pour from; it's even nice enough to keep it out during dinner. You can't say that for many water purifiers. Made from hand blown soda glass Natural cork top (not dishwasher ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: black + blum

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Index Collection Tea Towels

If you're interested in color theory, have I got the tea towels for you. Raw Color has created a series of tea towels that explore concepts from graphic design in woven form. From 10% to 100% intensity, each box of color appears to be printed on as a sort of large scale screen key (those little boxes on the sides of printed fabrics), yet each is expressed by altering the fabric weave. ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

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On a Roll Tape Dispenser

A tape dispenser is rarely described as anything other than just plain (snore) useful, but black + blum have certainly put their brains to use in creating one that is decidedly better than above average- and that translates into pretty damn good. Yep, you read it right, that's a 'damn' in front of a 'good' and I'm talking about a tape dispenser. Gravity removes the need for a separate spindle and ...Read more

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Price: $43.50
Available from: black + blum

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3 Leg Table

You won't like the price tag, but you will probably grow to like- or even love- Wrk-shp's 3 Leg Table. It's a little quirky but also entirely minimal and simple in its approach to providing a surface and a light. Three steel legs, one of which houses the fabric covered cord of the light fixture, balance the console-sized wood top, resulting in a perfect piece to live in an entryway or ...Read more

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Price: $4,000.00
Available from: A+R Store

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NYC Transit Kerchief

Maybe you have the NYC Subway map memorized, and, if so, good for you. The rest of us rely on our smart phones when we're in the city, and, oh, the horror when our battery dies and there's not a reliable map to be found street side. If we had a NYC Transit Kerchief (or a Crumpled City Map), we could pull it out of our bag or pocket and ...Read more

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Price: $24.00
Available from: Few & Far Company

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Corner Hanging Bar

What is this, you ask? It's a Corner Hanging Bar, and it has come to rescue that pile of clothes on the floor. Now, this might be handier to have during the winter months, as there are all sorts of scarves and coats and such that seemingly multiply without so much as a second glance, but summer has its array of accessories as well. And, if you need some extra ...Read more

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Price: $39.95
Available from: CB2

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