Save The Date Cards

You know there are classier ways to send out a 'save the date' request than through email, right? And I'm talking about actual cards, those paper invites that the post office may still bring to our doors, if we're lucky. Each card in this set is designed like a ticket, giving adequate space to note the date and event. Envelopes aren't included, but that just means you can pick your ...Read more

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Price: £12.50
Available from: Cox & Cox

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Bamboo Round Bento Box

With all that effort that goes into selecting and packing your lunch, shouldn't you pack it into something that's perfectly sized and thoughtfully crafted? Perhaps like this Bamboo Bento Box? Bento boxes are classic Japanese lunch/snack carriers, and you'd do well to take a page out of the traditional book when it comes to serving sizes. At 4" long, 6" wide, and 5" deep, you'll not pack too much, and, as bamboo ...Read more

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Price: $105.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen

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Pablo Tube Top Pendant

The Pablo Tube Top lamps have been around for years- before 2007 at least - but this pendant takes the stretcher idea to new heights (so to speak). While the 36" wide version, shown above, is perfectly proportioned for a rectangular dining area, the smaller 7" or 14" could work quite well above a bar or as a pendant above a bedside table. Who: Designed by Peter Stathis and manufactured by Pablo. Materials: Made ...Read more

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Price: $160.00 - 450.00
Available from: 2modern

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Silicone Leaf Plates

The next time you have a meal or appetizers outdoors, forego your regular dishes and dine on leaves! Silicone leaves, that is, so you'll not be too Tarzan-ish. The leaves are made of flexible and durable food-safe silicone, and you'll find that each one has a slightly different shape and shade of green. Dishwasher, microwave, and oven-safe (up to 425°F). Set of four. Designer: Nao Tamura, 2010 Size: 12.5l x 8.75"w ...Read more

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Price: $90.00, s/4
Available from: MoMA Store

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Friday Links

An excerpt from a 1928 letter to teenage Jackson Pollock from his dad. Surface Tension Lamp by FRONT. "the lamp has no bulb in the traditional sense, but, instead, spews a constant chain of bubbles, each of which pops at the touch before being replaced by the next in line." The Light That Generates Space, 2010, Carlo Bernardini Like Mark Rothko's art? The NGA has a nice synopsis of his life and ...Read more

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Mantis Desk

Perhaps you should take this desk's name in reference to Mantises being highly visual organisms that are skilled in mimicry rather than their tendency for occasional sexual cannibalism, for the Mantis Desk does successfully blend in as a simple, modern workspace by hiding all manner of cables (via a discreet cable management system) and providing just enough space for notes and office supplies (see noteboard and drawer- there's a double ...Read more

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Price: $1,095.00
Available from: DWR

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Holo Tape Dispenser

Is there anything wrong with your tape dispenser? Because if there is, you have an excellent reason to try out this circular approach by the Japanese brand METAPHYS. Not only does the case allow you to hold the dispenser firmly in your hand, but it also lends itself to easily hang on a hook. Less desktop clutter = excellent. Available from Leibal. ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Leibal

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Hand Carved Geometry Stamp Set

Just try not wanting this Geometry Stamp set, I dare you. Think of the reports you could stamp, the note to your boss or accountant! Oh, the fun to be had with an ink pad and a little geometry! Each set is hand-carved in good-quality hard rubber, and don't be shy about asking for custom stamps as the artist welcomes commissions. Worldwide shipping costs $5 for one stamp (unless it is ...Read more

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Price: $12.00
Available from: this is just to say

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Peg Lounge Chair, Set of 2

The Peg Lounge Chair, you say, haven't we featured that before? Nope, we've featured the Peg Chair, but not the lounge version. Dixon wanted a mix of of traditional pub furniture with a modern edge, and this durable chair was the end result. And, good news, the price listed is for two chairs, so no googly eyes needed. The dark brown finish is intended to deepen with age and was ...Read more

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Price: $1,400.00 set/2
Available from: YLiving

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Potoru Kettle

Come on, you knew there would be yet another tea kettle sometime soon. It's sort of a favorite subject around here. This classic kettle is made of porcelain enamelware and features the requisite handle and spout (the 'I'm a Little Teapot' song should be playing in your head right about now...) and comes in the 5 semi-expected colors found in most kitchens. Composition: 100% porcelain enamel steel plate , top handle 100% wood Measures 5.5" ...Read more

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Price: $125.00
Available from: UNIONMADE

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11+ Felt Case

Minimalists, do not despair, for your iPad/Macbook Air 11″/Galaxy Tablet need not go without protection in your bag or desk drawer. There's a super simple felt case for your precious device, and don't worry, it's not too terribly expensive. Various pockets keep your smaller items organized and one inside pocket even serves as a mousepad if you need it. Designed by Cloud&Co for 11+. Designed by Cloud&Co for 11+. ...Read more

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Price: $55.00
Available from: Leibal

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Cosmonaut Stylus

Oh, Cosmonaut, where have you been? Whoops, wrong idea, let's try that again. Oh, Cosmonaut, where have you been? It's such a pain researching styli (or, as you might call them, styluses). Various opinions and reviews send a lesser person into a tailspin, fit to swear off any device-writing-implement for the foreseeable future. However, there's this simple, dry-erase-marker-like stylus that saves us from relying on our clumsy fingers. A comfortable ...Read more

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Price: $24.99
Available from: BiteMyAppleco

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Legs Crossed Desk

Legs crossed or leapfrog, either way these legs are something different in desk design. Close inspection shows well constructed joints that ensure balance and stability despite the initial precarious impression. Side by side drawers will hold essentials while a two-toned oak and black walnut mix further add to the desk's animated appearance. Design by Steuart Padwick, 2012. Material(s): Oak, walnut Dimensions: 51" W X 23.6" D X 28.5" H ...Read more

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Price: $1,235.00
Available from: YLiving

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50% off Books at Cooper-Hewitt Shop

If you have any desire for a few more design/art books to flip through for inspiration, the Cooper-Hewitt Shop is offering 50% off all books. Enter 'BOOKS50%' at checkout. Shown above: Atelier Bow-wow: Echo of Space / Space of Echo, $45.00 Minimalist Design, $95.00 Graphic Design: A User's Manunal, $30.00 Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, $16.00 Product Design, $35.00 Frank Gehry: The Houses, $85.00 Not pictured, but completely worth $8: Rainbow Flipbook, $16.00 ...Read more

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Price: $50% off
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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Array Pendant

Bend has truly excellent seating options in a few lucky shades of pop-out color, so it should be no surprise that they add this extra special spherical pendant to their collection. At 18" x 22", it's the right sort of size for a mid-sized dining area, and the gridded galvanized iron does no harm in casting patterns across a wall. Available in white or fluorescent green/yellow. Note: You may order this ...Read more

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Price: $995.00
Available from: Bend

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