Santa Barbara Auto Camp

Remember Matthew Hofmann from the HofArc Airstream Renovation? Well, he's recently opened an all-Airstream hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Four vintage Airstream trailers from the '50s to '70s have all undergone interior renovations- three have completely updated modern interiors and one has been restored to its original splendor with new finishes, systems and appliances. Called the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, each trailer is available for around $120 - $150 ...Read more

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Price: $150.00 per night
Available from: Santa Barbara Auto Camp

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Penta-Hex Bottle Opener

So, without looking at the title, what do you think this is? A weapon? A tool? Perhaps both? It's a small bottle opener, and one with a hexagonal opening and faceted polygonal silhouette at that. Designed by Bec Brittain (she has worked with Lindsey Adelman, who you've heard of by now, and has her own excellent lighting designs). For an extra $5, Ms. Brittain will add a monogram with up to 7 ...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Sight Unseen

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Bluelounge Backpack

Somehow I missed that Bluelounge, the cord/cable/charging station company, has gotten into the bag and backpack game. While backpacks can be hit or miss when it comes to fashion, this one makes the grade for its simple exterior style and very functional interior. There's a neoprene cushioned laptop compartment as well as a custom iPad pocket- so both of your devices are adequately protected- along with ergonomic shoulder ...Read more

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Price: $159.00
Available from: Bluelounge

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Bias Tray

If you fall in love with all things angular, here's a trapezoid tray that will tickle your fancy. While it was made to live on the accompanying Bias Large Ottoman, you might do better by mixing things up a bit and putting it on top of a credenza or dresser to corral smaller items. However, do keep in mind this is one large tray (32.25" W X 22.5" D), so it might ...Read more

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Price: $340.00
Available from: YLiving

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Prouvé Potence Lamp

Mainly this lamp has resided in the in-case-I-inherit-money inspiration folder, but if you possess great skills in money management, maybe one day you'll have one for your very own. Designed by Jean Prouvé in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand in 1950, the Potence lamp provides overhead lighting on a pivoting swivel. The single metal rod extends almost 7 feet from the wall, which allows illumination in a 180-degree range without the fuss of ...Read more

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Price: $1720.00

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Available from: DWR

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Cobalt Blue Lacquer Desk

My goodness, take a look at the savings on this cobalt desk by John Reeves. With a regular price of $1895, the sale price of $1099 looks like one steal of a deal, especially considering that the bright blue color is thanks to lacquered panels (lacquer = work). Smooth, self closing runners and well considered proportions give this desk a refined feel, while the drawers and door give you access to appropriate storage ...Read more

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Price: $1099.00
Available from: ABC Home

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Perimeter Trays

It's not often that a tray will make you sit up and take notice, but this Perimeter Tray designed by by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee of Ladies and Gentlemen Studio has some of us wondering if we have an extra $200 to conjure out of our wallets. A removable marble plate is perfect for cheese, if you choose to use it in the kitchen/dining regions of your home. Choose ...Read more

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Price: $195.00
Available from: Unison

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Thermo-Pot

As it's January, most of us will find ourselves huddled around a hot bowl of soup for lunch or dinner. So, of course, let's look again at the Thermo-Pot from Black + Blum. Think of it as an updated thermos; its stainless steel flask keeps drinks/soups/meals hot for up to six hours and an airtight cork capper ensures a vacuum seal. The spoon is magnetically attached to the side ...Read more

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Price: $42.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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The Art of Fixing Things

Very few people nowadays know how to fix things around the house, and if you're one of them, you'd do well to consider this book. 150 tips are included, from starting your car to repairing lamps and appliances. There are nice large photos that show details along with succinct descriptions with each project. A little tinkering- when you know what you're doing- can save you money on repair fees and give ...Read more

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Price: $8.44
Available from: Amazon

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FieldNotes Archival Wooden Box

Keep those dozens of exhausted memo books lying around with this archival wooden box. Made specifically for FieldNotes memo book (though it will fit other brands), it features cabinet-grade birch construction and includes twelve letter-pressed tabs for organization. Holds up to 60 notebooks. Perhaps would also work well as a recipe box? Custom-manufactured in Brooklyn, New York from 5-plycabinet-grade American Birch External measurements: 6.25″ x 10.5″ x 5.”...Read more

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Price: $34.95
Available from: FieldNotes

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Scanwood Office Accessories

In your search for desk accessories, don't forget about Scanwood's various pieces. It looks like Cooper Hewitt Shop has most of the collection except for the Pen Holder, which you can find at AllModern ($18.25). Individual links and prices below. Wood Pen Cup, $25.00 Paper Clip Holder, $15.00 Tape Dispenser, $15.00 Wood Letter Trays, $50.00 Note Box, $15.00 (not pictured) Also available directly from Scanwood, 9,95 € - 33,50 €. ...Read more

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Price: $15.00 - 50.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

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Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds

What's the big deal about large, spherical ice molds? Well, besides them looking cooler than a bunch of small cubes, they melt slower, meaning they'll cool your drink without watering it down (as much as a bunch of small cubes). And, if you're a little skeptical about how well the sphere holds up, I can personally attest after 2 weeks of festive imbibing (hic!) these Tovolo ice spheres have kept their ...Read more

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Price: $10.95
Available from: Chef Tools

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Friday Links

Not many links as it's the first week back to work, but here's a few to help your afternoon go by a bit faster. How Not to Test for Electrostatic Discharge Imagine a Living Mars 12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? (via Lapham's Quarterly) Tsuneaki Hiramatsu - Firefly Road (2012) Have a nice weekend! ...Read more

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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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