Cord Chandelier

Do you want a large chandelier? Are you looking to spend around $2,000? If you are nodding your head to both of those questions, please do take a look at this Cord Chandelier from Brendan Ravenhill. It's a tensegrity structure (full definition here), which, in this case, roughly means the constant tension of the arms and electrical wires allow for the radiating design. Custom sizing is also available, with a lead ...Read more

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Price: $2,000.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

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Faraday Porteur Bicycle

Clunky batteries, impractical, and just plain ugly are words that come to mind when the words "electric bicycle" come up. However, as urban bicycle ridership increases, bicycle manufacturers such as new start-up Farady are addressing these issues. Their flagship bicycle, the Porteur, is their first offering. It starts with a US-made steel frame with time-tested geometry. Safety and practicality are built-in with a removable front rack, integrated lights, wood fenders, ...Read more

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Price: $3,800.00
Availability: Buy Faraday Porteur Bicycle here

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Ruler for Measuring the Growth of Human Beings

If you have kids, or are friends with people who have kids, you know those kids grow like weeds. What better gift to give them than a Ruler for Measuring the Growth of Human Beings? (Call it what it is, right?) Made from birch plywood, each ruler is individually screen printed by hand in two colours. As it is from Rob Ryan, a nice little poem threads throughout the imagery. ...Read more

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Price: $249.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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This Is Art Rug

Agree or disagree? Either way, it's not a bad price for something that will keep your feet from freezing on those cold winter floors this winter. Typographic design by Matthew Lew. 100% handtufted wool 100% cotton backing...Read more

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Price: $349.00
Available from: CB2

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WASARA Bamboo Utensils

We all know plastic cutlery is super cheap, but we also know it's not very durable and certainly not very nice to look at. Maybe there's an alternative? An alternative that perhaps is both beautiful and compostable? Meet the WASARA Bamboo Utensils. These utensils accompany the WASARA tableware collection, and, similarly, are intended for single-use occasions (think picnics, parties, etc.). Each one securely attaches to the edge of a WASARA ...Read more

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Price: $6.95
Available from: Branch

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Menu Carafe with Neoprene Wrap

Sure, we featured this carafe way back in '09, but now it has a neoprene wrap that insulates your beverage and makes it easier to hold. Other benefits: the carafe fits in a fridge door and its Smartlid opens automatically when you pour. Neoprene wrap/sleeve available in black/lime, black/turquoise, or black/red. Designer: Jakob Wagner Holds 34 ounces. Measures 3.5"w x 10.5"h. ...Read more

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Price: $49.95
Available from: grounded

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Wealth of Knowledge Mighty Wallet

"There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance." So says Ali bin Abu-Talib. Keep that in mind with this Mighty Wallet, which offers several useful conversions at a glance. Temperature, weight, linear measurement, volume, and more, all printed on the folded, moisture-resistant Tyvek® wallet. Designer: Terrence Kelleman (imprinted with a design by Ryan Plumb, one of the winners of the “That Should Be a Mighty Wallet” contest.) 3.25h ...Read more

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Price: $15.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Emu Ivy Pouf

What's so special about an upside down wire basket? Well, for starters, it's not an upside down wire basket: it's a seat/ottoman/side table and light. The small grey bar on the top is a solar panel, and that solar panel fuels the five LED lights that illuminate the under table at night. A webbed nylon loop on the side makes moving it around your lawn (or patio) a ...Read more

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Price: $759.00
Available from: coalesse

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OW150 Daybed

Let's just pretend that we have space for a daybed, and budget enough to not blink an eye at the price tag of the OW150. Any guess as to who the designer is? Put your deerstalker hat on and connect the dots: OW150 = OW = Ole Wanscher. Ole Wanscher, whose furniture "exudes underplayed elegance and is it timeless, classic and thoroughly modern at one and the same time." The bottom/seat ...Read more

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Price: $2,276.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

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What is it?

I write 'what is it?' as the title knowing full well that if you're viewing this post on our RSS feed, you'll see the revealing photo first. Sorry. If you don't see the revealing photo, you can play along. So, what is it? Hint: it's not an ironing board cover, nor is it a double layered apron. Also, (this might give it away) some of us wish we could ...Read more

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Price: $54.00
Available from: Plastica

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Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill

If you're bummed that the prices of the incredible tree cross-section prints from Bryan Nash Gill are a bit out of reach (I know I am), there's some consolation in knowing you can at least own a book of his collected works without breaking the bank. Along with the pleasure of thumbing through hundreds of printed works, you'll also be able to read up on his process (if you think ...Read more

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Price: $19.77
Available from: Amazon

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Click & Grow Smartpot

Thanks to this electronic Click & Grow smartpot, if you've no green thumb, you don't have to give up on indoor plants completely. There's no daily watering and no fertilizing, you just start the kit by adding batteries and 1 liter of water and then sit back and wait for the smart technology to do its job. You'll need to refill the water reservoir after a month or two, but that's the ...Read more

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Price: $59.99
Available from: Click & Grow

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Logitech Washable Keyboard

What's more dirty and germ-filled than your toilet seat? Your keyboard. In a test of eight everyday items for dirtyness, it ranked a dismal number four (thank you to the Mythbusters for their research). You can now extend your good hygiene habits to your keyboard with this washable keyboard from Logitech. Great for any office environment or a shared computer setting (like a family computer). USB plug and play for ...Read more

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Price: $59.99
Availability: Buy Logitech Washable Keyboard here

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Friday Links

Buy (or sell) stuff from (or to) your neighbors: Krrb Help Fund OSTRICH, The Portable Nap Maker Was Picasso’s dad keen on DIY? Custom Video Game Covers Technological Mandalas (via today and tomorrow) More than you want to know about Copywriting. Crazy (good) Water Tower residence (via IGNANT) Mysterious Underwater ‘Crop Circles’ Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the nice weather (if you have it). ...Read more

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The Bike Pump Keychain

This is a bike pump. On a keychain. How can that be? This little key chain attachment is the missing link between you and air compressors found throughout your city. Simply remove it from your key chain, connect it to one end of an air compressor at an auto shop (or fire station), and then connect the other end to your bike tire. Use the compressor's gauge to fill to ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: THIS IS A BIKE PUMP.com

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