Soft Blocks

Bookmark this block set as a gift for your favorite little one, and save yourself the trauma of going into a toy store. This 30 piece set is waterproof (they float - think bath time) so kids from 3 years and up can safely throw them around without hurting anyone... or the furniture, as might be the case. And, who knows, maybe you can practice your construction skills alongside the little future ...Read more

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Price: $32.00
Available from: arango

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Comback Chair

It feels like this chair was on the wait list forever, and now, finally, at last it's available to purchase here in the US. Before, we linked to the UK retailer Utility, but now Hivemodern carries all three versions: 4 leg, Swivel, and Sled base. The Comback chair is Patricia Urquiola's updated version of the classic Windsor chair, with a single mold plastic form for functionality and bright colors to make ...Read more

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Price: $540.00 - 720.00
Available from: Hivemodern

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Tessel Jet Pack

This backpack won't make you fly, but it does utilize a faceted fabric that expands/contracts according to the bag's contents, which is just as good, really. What else besides this interesting visual effect? It has the requisite laptop sleeve (faux fur), two zippered compartments, places for pens and pencils, as well as another internal sleeve for an iPad or sketchbook. So, room for everything plus the very cool faceted ...Read more

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Price: $60.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Clean Slate

Spring cleaning = blah. If you need motivation to clear out the cobwebs, why not get a few new cleaning supplies that will help you along? Someone has added quite the selection of brushes, tools, and cleaning agents to help get our houses in order, and there's a good chance it'll kick some of us into cleaning mode. Check out the collection- the brushes from Redecker are shown above, fyi. ...Read more

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Price: $4.95 and up
Available from: Crate and Barrel

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Map 1: The Northern Sky

If you go nuts for astronomy maps, then hide your credit card, because this silkscreen print from stellavie will tempt you into adding to your print collection. Choose between the Northern or Southern sky, both printed on black paper stock with custom mixed silver-white inks. Each edition is counting 500 pieces, numbered and signed. ...Read more

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Price: €70.00
Available from: stellavie

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Aura Pendant Lights

A simple brass or copper ring highlights the bulb and its illumination, giving the light source a small yet significant emphasis. Available in two sizes, hang one on its own for a simpler look, or make a statement with a cluster hung at various heights. Comes hard-wired for ceiling mounting and includes canopy with 8ft black cord. From Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. Available with brass ring with a brass or copper ...Read more

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Price: $345.00 and up
Available from: Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

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Pebble Coffee Table

Well, seeing as this concrete table weighs almost 100 pounds, you'll not want to move it around much, but it's a relief to see that it has an affordable price tag of $254. The rounded shape will soften up all those sharp edges of your other furniture, inside or out. And, chances are that this table will require less upkeep than other pieces- though don't go tempting fate by pouring red wine ...Read more

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Price: $254.00
Available from: West Elm

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There's been a lot of talk in the last year or two about the health benefits of standing while you work, but unfortunately there hasn't been a lot of excellent options when it comes to height adjustable desks. That's why this X-table is a welcome sight for our sore eyes and backsides. A hand-operated crank adjusts the work top from 25" to 47.25", so you'll be able to change the height rather ...Read more

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Price: $1,250.00
Available from: ModMobili

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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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