Hooks by Chevalier Masson

You might scoff at the price tag, and that's understandable, but the point is that this rope has hooks on the end of it, making it appropriate for a variety of uses. Perhaps the most notable (and fun) use is best demonstrated in the image below of a child using the rope as an impromptu swing, but there's sure to be lots of ideas of how it could be utilized ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: €80.00
Available from: I/OBJECT

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Concrete Goods by 22 Design STudio

These new desk accessories from 22 Design Studio are sure to snazz up your desk/workspace. The 4th Dimension Clock, Sketch Pencil and Sketch Pen are cast in concrete and provide the pragmatic functions needed in a workspace; they also stand as works of art on their own. ...Read more

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Living Wall Planter

Nice! Woolly Pocket is adding a new product to their selection: the Living Wall Planter. It's modular (like the regular wall pockets), yet it has a hard vented shell that is equipped with a self-watering tank. The vented shell allows extra moisture to evaporate so that roots are healthy. So, just when you thought gardening couldn't get any easier, it does. The planters are easy to hang and are safe ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.99
Available from: Woolly Pocket

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Friday Links

We finally got our stuff together and set up a BLTD newsletter; now you won't miss anything ever again. Get a load of this weekend retreat by MW Works (via adventure-journal) Quick trick: Lighting a Candle Using Smoke (and a lighter) Awesome. The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art What’s Really Happening In Blacked-Out Manhattan Overcoming Creative Block in 10 Easy Steps by Debbie Millman (...Read more

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Grip Rings

True story: I currently have skinned knees and 4 inch bruise on my chest. Why? Because I completely wiped out going down a parking garage when my left handlebar grip slipped off. Anyways, don't be like me and have properly maintained grips and bar-ends on your bike. But do it with some style! These new GripRings from Spurcycle are individual silicone rings that make up a complete handlebar grip. Each set ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Spurcycle

Source: Bless This Stuff

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Cake Kitchen Paper Placemats

Hmm, these get a slight frown because of the fact they're intended for one use only, but they would be excellent placemats for a party or special dinner where regular linens just won't work. Blueprints of appropriate place settings can't be ignored, after all, because of the technical aspect, so you'll know everything will be in its proper place no matter who sets the table. Also available in kraft paper. ...Read more

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Price: $23.00
Available from: West Elm

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Icosahedron Pendant

Yes, it is another icosahedron, that wonderful 20-sided shape that we all know and love, yet this one is in the form of a pendant light- a pendant light handmade in Brooklyn, NY, no less. Now, the retailer is being a little mysterious (or maybe just forgetful) by not listing the actual artist's name (nor the cooperative), but let's congratulate the artist for creating this acrylic glass and brushed aluminum ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Available from: ABC Home

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Great Lakes Quilt

Haptic Labs have a new design out that's perfect for any fan of the Upper Midwest. The Great Lakes are mapped out on a navy blue background and covers everything from Duluth, MN to Rochester, NY. Certain cities are stitched in red and the lakes are hand-appliqued. Limited quantities available, so you'd best move fast if this quilt is calling your name. Handmade in India and Brooklyn. Measures 54" x 72"; dry-clean ...Read more

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Price: $219.00
Available from: Haptic Lab

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Libratone Portable Wireless Speakers

Warm and fuzzy are words to describe pleasant sounds coming from your speakers, but what if your speakers themselves were so? Copenhagen-based Libratone recently released a series of AirPlay-enabled wireless speakers wrapped in either wool or cashmere. Three sizes are available depending on your room size and portability needs. AirPlay works with all iPads, iPhone 3Gs or newer, iPod touch and Mac/Pc. Fabric covers are available in eight colors. ...Read more

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Price: $449.00
Available from: Libratone

Source: Design Boom

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WeMo Switch

It's about time. The WeMo Switch allows you to turn electronics on or off from anywhere. A lamp, a heater, a toaster, whatever, as long as it's plugged into the WeMo Switch, you can use the WeMo app to control it. You'll need your iPhone and your home Wi-Fi/mobile internet to make this magic happen, but what magic it would be to put your entire house on a schedule ...Read more

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Price: $49.99
Available from: Belkin

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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

Our thoughts go out to those dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; if you'd like to make a donation to help relief efforts, go to American Red Cross. Any amount helps. Also, if you're in NYC, there's a dog shelter that really needs volunteers to walk dogs while the trains are down: Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition. ...Read more

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Axis Light

Truly interesting floor lamps are very rarely inexpensive, so prepare yourself for a comma (and an unfortunately placed '9') in this price tag. The Axis Light is made from a solid piece of aluminum tube with two support rods that slide freely, allowing the angle to be adjusted. The lightsource rotates 180° around the main tube. Design by Castor, 2012. Made in Canada by Castor Design. Black anodized finish. 96 inch cord ...Read more

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,900.00
Available from: YLighting

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Alden Sideboard

Sideboards are one of those investment pieces that stick with us no matter how much we move, so you might want to make sure you do your research before buying one just because it matches your dining table. Eastvold has an excellent option in the Alden Sideboard. The wood grain runs seamlessly across the door/drawer fronts, giving a unified, sleek look. Dovetailed drawers, soft-close slides, and hidden hinges add ...Read more

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Price: $3,930.00
Available from: Eastvold

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MONUmini Architectural Models

Have you seen these MONUmini Architectural Models by Another Studio? Whether you're fond of London's landmarks or not, the tiny models are pretty detailed, and any one of them could make a great gift for someone who has a soft spot for England's capital. Each kit has a sheet of etched stainless steel pieces (you fold and lock together), step-by-step assembly instructions and a short building history, all of which ...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Perrette Containers

Also by Y'A PAS LE FEU AU LAC are these containers inspired by old buckets and wooden milk cans from the farms of Upper Jura in France. Handles with a lacquered tip mean they're easy to move around as needed, making them perfect for a variety of storage needs. Material(s): Lime tree wood, lacquered finish at handle Perrette, Low, $110.00 Dimensions: 11.4" Dia x 3.5" H Perrette, Medium, $110.00 Dimensions: 8.3" Dia x 6.7" H ...Read more

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Price: $110.00 each
Available from: YLiving

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