Rest Two-Seater Sofa

Now that the fiscal cliff has been averted, let's celebrate by buying a new sofa. You sit it in practically everyday, so it's just as important as your car, right? It'll be your first sound investment for 2013. DWR is having their Living Room Sale, and that means you can save 15% off their various seating and lighting options. The Rest Two-Seater Sofa catches the eye for its compact proportions and super ...Read more

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Price: $3,055.75- 3,650.75

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Available from: DWR

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2013 Linear Calendar

Here's another year-at-a-glance calendar for your consideration. The 2013 Linear Calendar has the year laid out like a book page, reading from left to right, top to bottom. Choose either the light blue with red ink or the charcoal with silvery-white ink. Letterpress printed onto thick poster stock. 24" x 18" ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: THE MADE SHOP

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Intimo Secretary Desk

Well, doesn't this look promising? Compact desks are rather hard to find nowadays, so it's refreshing to see one with a minimal design aesthetic that's affordable. Plus, how lovely would it be just to close it all up once you're done with your email/work? No tidying necessary, just close the hinge and you'll not need to stare at your laptop and other miscellany. There's a small storage shelf along ...Read more

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Price: $399.00
Available from: CB2

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Neutra in Europe

How about some Richard Neutra interiors for your Thursday fix? In 2010, Iwaan Baan documented all of Neutra's houses in Europe built between 1960-1970, specifically focusing on how each space is being used today. Images above: Rang House - Konigstein im Taunus - Germany, 1961 by Iwaan Baan. ...Read more

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Source: L'Esprit Nouveau

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Chemex Coffeemaker with Filters

Flash sale sites are feeling a little old nowadays, but it's nice to see there's still a few tempting deals at wallet-pleasing prices. Gilt has a slight sale on the Chemex Coffeemaker along with 100 Prefolded Chemex Filter Squares. In my opinion, coffee from this thing actually tastes better than coffee from a machine, and it makes you feel a little like a chemist doing experiments with life-saving liquids (which, with ...Read more

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Price: $41.00 - 43.00
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Custom Leather Luggage Tag

Now that the holiday season has passed, it's time to focus on escaping for ski trips or warmer climes. And what will you need to distinguish your bag from all the other black cases at the airport? How about a custom leather tag hand stamped with your name, phone number, and email address? (Skip your address, for safety concerns and/or just in case you move house.) On a personal ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Owen & Fred

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Make Your Own Banner

That's right, the next time an impromptu celebration is called for, you'll not be caught unawares. You'll have this re-usable Make Your Own Banner Kit, which has 100 multicolored letters with spacers, links, and hanging strings, so you will be able to spell out whatever message is appropriate to the occasion, to the delight of all party attendees. Size: 6h x 5.25w x 2"d Materials: Paper, Steel Brads, String...Read more

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Price: $8.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Imo Folding Stool

I've seen this in person and it truly is a lovely little stool. Perfect for tight spots, it folds down the middle so that it can be stored easily on the wall and free up valuable floor space. It's not the least expensive stool, of course, but the craftsmanship is entirely apparent. Designer: Russell Pinch Solid walnut frame with solid elm top. Accompanying walnut peg for wall mount. 410 x 450 x 475 ...Read more

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Price: $421.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

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Postalco Wall Calendar

So now that we're all back at our desks and ready to face the new year, let's start with making sure we have tabs on the important dates of 2013. This calendar lays out the whole year all at once so you can see at a glance what's happening when. Do take a look at the other calendars we've posted if this one doesn't fit the bill. 22.4" x 18.1" Material: paper Made ...Read more

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile Store

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Our thanks goes out to you, dear reader, for visiting us often, and to each of our sponsors that have helped us keep the site up and running. We're signing off until the New Year, so here's hoping you have a very happy holiday season. Stay safe and warm, and do try and enjoy yourself. Shown above: 18" Unlit Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, $10.48 ...Read more

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Michael Mundy’s Gift Ideas

You might know Michael Mundy from an afternoon with..., as he's photographed quite a few interesting people and their spaces. Michael's the last person to share their give/get list for this holiday season. Thanks again to everyone that has participated this year- it's been great to see each and every point of view. Here's Michael's give /get list: 1. A new Journal from Il Bisonte, $188 2. Small flashlight from Huckberry, $25 3. A ...Read more

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Pen Type-A

If you've ever written with Hi-Tec-C Pen, you know it's amazing and well worth the price. CW&T have designed a stainless steel casing that looks a hundred times better than the original plastic casing, and a stainless steel sleeve for protection. If you missed their Kickstarter campaign, you can now purchase it for the retail price of $150. Includes Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3mm black ink refill Accepts any Pilot Hi-Tec-C refills [...Read more

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Price: $150.00
Available from: CW&T

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Simon Yuen Gift Picks

Wait! Here's one more gift guide, just in time for holiday shipping. Warning: There's oodles of Portland Oregon / Pacific Northwest love all over this post. 1. Ipad Sleeve by The Good Flock. Sure the Apple magnetic sleeve is nice... but waxed denim! Come on! Made in Portland. 2. Never actually wanted to own a terrarium until I saw these stunning handmade steel and wood ones from Arc & Ash. Made in Portland. 3.  ...Read more

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The Arctic Trench by Aether Apparel

The following post is sponsored by Aether Apparel. Take a walk in downtown Manhattan in the middle of January and you'll see a few trends in women's fashion -most notably, the full-length insulated parka. When it's freezing cold outside, women dress for the occasion. But while the typical quilted parka does a wonderful job of keeping you warm, it's not exactly the most flattering of options. Too frequently women are ...Read more

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Price: $495.00
Available from: Aether Apparel

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Nusskubus Modern Nutcracker

Remember this? Also called the Cubist Nutcracker by some, this nutcracker by Adam and Harborth does the job in a straightforward way. Place a nut in an appropriately sized indention in the larger cube, take the other smooth cube and place it on top of the nut and then give it a good whack. Voil√°, the nut is cracked. Presented in a nice gift box, includes instructions. Materials: 2 cubes of ...Read more

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Price: $39.99
Available from: Nova68

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