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KeySmart

KeySmart
Until technology allows us to enter all buildings and vehicles without physical keys, we're going to have to deal with the mess that is the usual keyring. KeySmart aims to organize keys in a swiss army style holder, with keys folding into a compact handle instead of jingle-jangling all over the place. Would you believe it could hold up to 100 keys? That'd be one hefty keychain. You can also...Read more

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Price: $19.98 - 38.98
Available from: KeySmart

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Sand Containers

Sand Containers
Do not, I repeat, do not underestimate the value of containers you look at and use everyday. Sure, a toothbrush or pen holder is meant for function, but there's no reason why it can't be a pleasure to look at as well. The Sand Containers are handmade from a mixture of natural stone powder and resin with a wood divider/lid to keep things tidy. I think they've won the top...Read more

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Price: $19.90 - 26.90
Available from: MilkDesign

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Pia Shopping Bag

Pia Shopping Bag
Raise your hand if you like strange shopping bags. This one from Milk Design and Feel Good Home has a different sort of 3D shape made from Tyvek and leather handles, which will surely tote your purchases safely home with a fair amount of style (don't be surprised if people ask you where you got it). Tyvek is durable and water resistant, not to mention very light, plus, did you...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: MilkDesign

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Weight Vase by Decha Archjananun

Weight Vase by Decha Archjananun
You've seen the Weight Vases in the regular concrete grey, but get a load of the colors available. Are they not spectacular? Blue, yellow, and red round out the collection, giving you the option for a pop of bright, fun color to liven up your arrangements. I'll be saving up for the low 'A' blue vase, I think. Designer: Decha Archjananun Manufacturer: Specimen Editions Materials: Waterproof Concrete, Powder Coated Steel...Read more

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Price: $340.00 - 430.00
Available from: Pamono

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Sphere Bottle Opener

Sphere Bottle Opener
It's a smooth, round bottle opener that fits the palm of your hand perfectly. What else could you ask for, besides a good beer or two? Consider it for your next housewarming or host/hostess gift if the new homeowner or host/hostess likes a certain bottled beverage. Available in black or natural wood. Designer: Fort Standard Material: Beech Wood or Cast Iron Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 2.5 inches From our...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

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Waxed Canvas & White Ash Travel Chair

Waxed Canvas & White Ash Travel Chair
Ah, how nice it is to be out of doors, sitting around the campfire or at a music festival... unless your back hurts and you're starting to get really annoyed at yourself for not bringing your own darn chair. This foldable, portable chair will do well on your trips and travels thanks to a treatment of all-weather Danish oil on its white ash wood frame. The chair back is high...Read more

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Price: $129.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Fair Trade Basket Collection

Fair Trade Basket Collection
Baskets aren't usually the first thing you'll find in a modern interior, but this Fair Trade Basket Collection possesses a sharp, sculptural quality that would do well whether used as objets d'art or as functional storage pieces. Made from palm wood, these baskets would normally warp over time, but Piet Hein Eek chose to specify thin slats strung together to allow for shrinking and expansion. "Each piece was handcrafted in...Read more

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Price: $129.00 - 263.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Painted Plains Rug Collection by AVO

Painted Plains Rug Collection by AVO
If you're a vegan or you're opposed to leather in any way, shape or form, just admire the graphic patterns on these 'rugs' and skip on over to the next post. Okay, for the rest of us, let's soak in the fact that these patterns are hand painted on leather hides. Hand painted. DIY-ers will have their thinking gears crunching, and everyone else will have to start saving their Benjamins,...Read more

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Price: $3,250.00 - 6,500. 00
Available from: TRNK

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FIELD Magnifier

FIELD Magnifier
Don't you dare say you have no need for a magnifier. What about those tiny hairs and freckles on your hand? The intricate markings of your own signature? The fuzzy anthers of a flower? Or the crisp text on that print out sitting on your desk? This heavy bronze magnifier designed by Daniel/Emma (in collaboration with Field) doubles as a paper weight and will keep your curiosity sharp. Designers: Daniel/Emma...Read more

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Price: $160.00
Available from: FIELD

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Pots by Benjamin Huberts

Pots by Benjamin Huberts
You won't find these at your local kitchen supply store. These terracotta pots by Benjamin Hubert are glazed internally and have silicone lids for a tight seal, which make them perfect for storing dry goods- pasta, cereal, etc.- in the kitchen. No sacrificing design style here, as each piece could easily double as a vase (or group them together for a bigger centerpiece). Plus, they're on sale (!). Design: Benjamin...Read more

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Price: $29.95 - 49.95
Available from: MENU Design Shop

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Brass Peanut Lighter

Brass Peanut Lighter
Next time you venture into the great outdoors for a camping trip, make sure you have a lighter in addition to your matches and flint. We all know it's better to be safe than sorry, right? And, because you don't want to carry more weight than absolutely necessary, you might as well get this very compact and indestructible lighter. Made of solid brass stock, it has a secure screw down...Read more

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Price: $34.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

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Friday Links

Friday Links
Nest Cam, $199.00 Solartab, a solar charger for devices What do you think about these hanging thingamajigs? Sort of neat? Trio, Grappe, and Roller Lines by Diane Steverlynck An older project, but oh-so-cool: Secret Stash by yiting cheng (via Make) Sleep apnea sufferers, this is funny looking, but it's not as bad as a mask? Airing: the first hoseless, maskless, micro-CPAP If you really care about your audio experience: Aumeo:...Read more

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Iittala Aitio Boxes

Iittala Aitio Boxes
So, you're probably developing a complex for the amount of organizational items I throw at you, but really, I'm just trying to help. Iittala's Aitio Boxes (Aitio = theatre box in Finnish) strike me as the sort of thing that would work equally well in the kitchen or in an office area, as the powder-coated steel would withstand all manner of bumps and bruises. Hang a few on the wall...Read more

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Price: $90.00 - 99.00
Available from: Plastica

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Nomess Display Box

Nomess Display Box
Let's hope that the soothing shades of blue on this three piece tray set will aid your organizational skills, and encourage you to put your stuff where it belongs. It's not hard, you know, you just put in a little extra effort and your home can neat and tidy (says the person who has project folders scattered all over her desk and empty cardboard boxes in the foyer). Keep the...Read more

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Price: $120.00
Available from: Huset Shop

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Clever Hook

Clever Hook
This Clever Hook was first featured on our site back in 2007, and, with the newer ("newer" being anytime after 2007) wood version, it certainly deserves another highlight. The Clever Hook has a grabbing mechanism that will immediately clasp any item that is placed on it. Think of it like pincers- little metal pincers- that keep a grip on your towel/bag/coat/whatever. Just lift up the item to remove it. There's...Read more

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Price: $10.00 - 18.00
Available from: Plastica

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