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Mark Abouzeid's The New New World Yao Lu: New Landscapes (via staceythinx) How would you feel about having a cup of coffee in a remodeled underground public men’s restroom built in the 1890′s? Creepy: 'Horror frog' breaks own bones to produce claws Remotely monitor multiple live video and audio webcam feeds from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device over WiFi: iCam Have a nice weekend! ...Read more

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Stool 60, Anniversary Edition

If you get a little heart flutter anytime anyone mentions Alvar Aalto, you might just need to add a special anniversary edition of the Stool 60 to your furniture collection. The two pictured above and the variations below are colorful alternatives to the original birch version ($260). Info and links below. Material(s): Birch wood Dimensions: 17.3" H x 15" Dia Stool 60, Mike Meire Anniversary Edition, $390.00 Stool 60, Comme de Garcons Anniversary Edition, $455.00 ...Read more

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Price: $390.00
Available from: YLiving

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Chart the history of the world through this collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings, and illustrations over the last 32,000 years. This book is particularly interesting if you're in the graphic design arena, but it's just as enthralling if you care anything about the progress of mankind. From cave paintings to the creation of the iPod, you'll get a glimpse of how people have recorded innovations and breakthroughs, and ...Read more

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Price: $14.88
Availability: Buy 100 Diagrams That Changed the World here

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Sticks Hooks

If you've a little ingenuity, you could whip up something similar, but for the rest of us with little time and $25 to spare, we can acquire via the internet and a credit card. Each hook is made of three sticks and provide a simple and functional storage option from bags and coats in the entryway to tea towels in the kitchen. Available in black and natural oak. 2 hooks per box. ...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: Vertigo Home

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Snooze

I can't even count the number of times I've dropped my phone while trying to turn off my alarm in the mornings- it's got to be in the hundreds by now (coordination is impaired when you're half asleep, after all). That's where this alarm dock comes in- it's got a huge, functioning snooze bar that's easily hit when you want just a few more minutes of shut eye. (NOTE: Shown ...Read more

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Price: $39.99
Available from: distilunion

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Heaven Freestanding Stepladder

While this stepladder is a bit above the average budget, it's really a wonderful object. Without the normal A-frame support, the ladder seems to float and the slight narrowing towards the top gives the illusion of the stepladder reaching upwards. The flat base gives structural stability. (Note: If you're shipping this stepladder outside of the EU region, you save 20%) Designed by Thomas Bernstrand. Manufactured by Swedese. Material: Lacquered aluminium sheet ...Read more

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Price: £606.00
Available from: Utility

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Hay’s Tower Blocks Paper Notes

If you're going to keep track of your to-do's and odd notes on paper, you might as well make that paper nice to look at. HAY Denmark has all sorts of lovely offerings in the way of home furnishings and accessories, and we'll just be thankful that they took the time to apply some great graphics to stacks of note paper. Note: I originally thought $30 was the price of the ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Wave Cabinet

Whoa, do you see all the decorative hand-carving on this cabinet? Maybe you shy away from embellishment on your larger pieces of furniture, but I find myself drawn towards the details. Made by the company Manulution and designed by Salih Teskeredzic, each cabinet is made from solid European wood (walnut and cherry logs are bought directly from villagers in Bosnia) and is produced in two versions: one with a spindly ...Read more

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Price: $4,608.00 - 5,776.00
Available from: 2modern

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Tomorrow Planner Large

Some of us have found that planners aren't always to our liking- unnecessary sections, small daily layouts and bad font/color decisions can be irritating. That's precisely why this Tomorrow Planner seems like something worth considering. It has open-dated, perpetual month views (13 sheets), week views (56 sheets), blank pages (18 sheets) and list pages (18 sheets), but most importantly, just look at all that room on the weekly view. There's lots of space ...Read more

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Price: $34.00
Available from: Poketo

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Chad Wys Portrait Cushions

Strange pillows, you say? Well, let's just take a closer look. In collaboration with artist Chad Wys, mineheart is offering these digitally printed portrait cushions that are delightfully weird- and one that's altogether creepy. Using similar imagery to classic old masters paintings, each design plays around with parts of the face to create a strange mix of digital erasure and traditional portrait painting. Interesting. Cushions for mineheart by Chad Wys. ...Read more

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Price: £72.00
Available from: mineheart

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LIFX Smart Bulb

Maybe you heard about the LIFX bulbs via Kickstarter, or maybe you'll be jumping up and down right after you learn that you can control this light bulb with your smartphone. Each energy efficient LED light bulb bulb uses WiFi to connect to multiple devices through an app, so you can control the lumens, color temperature and range. That means a very customized lighting program, all thanks to a single ...Read more

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Price: $69.00 - 79.00
Available from: LIFX

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Smith Storage Cart

Yes, we posted this years ago (2008!), but this multipurpose unit is still pretty impressive. It serves as a detachable file cabinet, a stool, a rolling cart and, in multiples, even stackable shelves. It's also recyclable once the plastic wheels are removed, though for the price, you'd be better off selling it to a fellow design aficionado. The cantilevered top allows the Smith to be hung from a table. Smith is ...Read more

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Price: $690.00
Available from: Surrounding

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Felt Tray

If you're not in need of a tray or two to catch miscellany around your home or office, congratulations, you deserve a tip of the hat. For the rest of us, a felt tray would be an excellent spot to keep our smaller devices, keys, wallet, remotes, etc. The felt material would soften the clatter of contents, and give you a designated catch-all for whatever you deem appropriate. Available in ...Read more

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Price: $16.00 - 32.00
Available from: Poketo

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Recycled Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp Shade

What might be made from wooden pallets? Lamp shades, of course! There's a little assembly required, but that means less shipping costs from the UK, so can those complaints and count your cash. No gluing, screwing, or hammering needed, just click each piece in place. Each shade is slightly different as wooden pallets vary, but you can pick the color of elastic to unify a set or grouping. 8 carefully cut ...Read more

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Price: £44.99
Available from: FactoryTwentyOne's Etsy Shop

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36 hours USA & Canada

Speaking of travel, what adventures do you have planned for the next few weekends? If the answer is 'none', then get yourself a 36 hours book. The series, a compilation of the weekly travel “36 Hours” column from the New York Times, highlights the best short trips you can make, with all sorts of suggestions to get the most out of a well-plotted two-night stay. Choose between the original 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in ...Read more

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Price: $14.99 - 39.99
Available from: Taschen

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