Socker Greenhouse

Hey, IKEA, nice job. For $20, a lot of us could do much worse, and even though it's not available online (possible glass breakage during shipment?), it's completely worth checking out if your plants need some tender loving care. The roof vents allow air to circulate as needed, and with any luck, your thumbs will start to look a little greener. Frame: Steel, Powder coating Other parts: Polystyrene Designer: Sarah Fager ...Read more

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Price: $19.99
Available from: IKEA

Source: Architizer

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What is it?

Now, for another game of 'What is it?' Do you know? Can you guess? Hint: it is not a torture device, nor a strange sort of holder for a beverage. It was designed by Carl Mertens, who has designed all manner of steel accessories, and measures approximately 5 x 3 inches. Do you know now? Answer below. It's a candle snuffer, or, to be more precise, a candle extinguisher. A snuffer/...Read more

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Price: $32.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

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T and Dry Tea Towels

Need a few extra tea towels? Check out the typographic options over at UK site Keep Calm Gallery. There are quite a few with popular sayings and such, but these two stood out along with two other favorites (not pictured): It's Nice to be Nice and Shadow Hands. 'T' Towel, £9.00 Dry Tea Towel, £9.00...Read more

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Price: £9.00
Available from: Keep Calm Gallery

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Paulistano Armchair in Canvas

The Paulistano chair, now available in cotton canvas. Are you excited? Even a little bit? Because you should be. It's rare that outdoor furniture is described as exciting, mostly because it's meant for outdoors and not many of us have the time and money to spend on amazing furnishings that will only get rained on, but such is the state of things. Now, the Paulistano's new canvas cover means it ...Read more

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Price: $1,250.00

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Available from: DWR

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Unplugged Coffee Maker

Can you live without your electric coffee maker? Yes, you can; say it out loud, 'yes, I can.' Now repeat that in your head until you believe it. If the Faro Mug Set didn't convince you, maybe this Unplugged Coffee Maker from Koziol will. All you need is a filter, ground coffee, and hot water. And your cup, of course. Less technology can be a good thing. The Unplugged ...Read more

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Price: $23.98
Available from: SFMOMA Store

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Recycled Pouf

Random fabric remnants might not fit in perfectly with your color scheme, but nevertheless, this little pouf should get a ribbon for recycling fabric. Maybe you'll prefer the solid graphite or red color options (or even the soft wool version, $299), but if you don't mind a bit of everything, go for it. 100% cotton cover. dimensions: 20"dia.x14"H...Read more

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Price: $89.95
Available from: CB2

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Heavy Stock

Flat packable shelving usually brings to mind heavy boxes and a fair amount of cursing during assembly. In contrast, this low shelving system by Calen Knauf has no heavy wood composite pieces and looks pretty simple to put together. The Heavy Stock has super thin steel shelves with maple legs that ensure stability with little visual weight. And, bonus points: you can arrange the pieces in an infinite array of ...Read more

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Price: $starts around 800.00
Available from: D Calen Knauf

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The Flower Chain

It's a flower chain: a 5 foot long chain of loops to hold small pots of plants and flowers. Could be a great fit for small spaces where a little greenery is needed, don't you think? With a little elbow grease and a sewing machine, you might be able to whip up one of these yourself, but for those of you that don't have either, luckily you can purchase however many ...Read more

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Price: $20.00 and up
Available from: The Flower Chain

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Amplifiear

If you've ever found yourself cupping your hand around the iPad's speaker in order to get a louder or clearer sound, take note of this little 'ear' that clips onto the iPad's corner. Sounds are projected towards you for better hearing and higher frequencies get a bigger boost. "We have engineered an integrated flexible clip on the back to allow the Amplifiear to securely fasten it to both the iPad 2 ...Read more

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Price: $24.95
Available from: bitemyapple.co

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Scholten & Baijings Color Carpet Rugs

If Scholten & Baijings do amazing designs on blankets and cushions, why not apply their talents to rugs as well? While the collection for Hay Denmark includes six carpet designs, only four are shown here; visit Scholten & Baijings or the retailer A+R Store to see more. Designers: Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, Scholten & Baijings Size: 67" x 94" (5' 7" x 7' 10") Materials: 100% New Zealand wool pile on 100% cotton backing Shown above, Color ...Read more

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Price: $1600.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Tressle Table Company

Patrick O’Brien of Tressel Table Co takes on the traditional trestle table and adds a few modern twists. Working off the themes of simplicity, affordability and functionality, each handcrafted birch plywood table is durable, breaks down easily, and is reasonably priced at $360. Would make a great go-to table for impromptu dinner parties, crafting, and working. Tressle tables are handmade in Melbourne, Australia and require a 14 day turn around time. ...Read more

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Price: $360.00
Available from: Tressel Table Co

Source: The Design Files

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Set Editions Collar Stays

Don't get too comfortable. These collar stays will administer a dose of humility each morning while getting dressed. Think of it as a gift for the next time a gentleman friend of yours receives a promotion. Set of ten standard size collar stays in a glass vial. From set editions. ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: set editions

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Friday Links

Due to last week's vacation break, we are woefully behind on emails. Please be patient and we'll reply (if necessary) by the end of next week. And now, your Friday Links: Etienne Gros foam sculptures Light ‘n Go Bonfire Log (via design crush) "I can eat my favorite song." TED: Neil Harbisson: I listen to color Weather app: Solar Notify your favorite small businesses about Smallknot. (via swissmiss) Craziness: The 72...Read more

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Urbio Big Happy Family

Last year we featured this as a Kickstarter project, and now it's available for sale directly through Urbio's online shop (hurray!). The polypropylene pots are magnetically held to modular wall plates, allowing various rearranging to fit your needs. As you can see from the photos, use the vessels for plants, office supplies, or whatever else that needs organization. By Urbio. The Big Happy Family kit (main image) contains 6 wall plates: 1 ...Read more

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Price: $8.00 - 175.00
Available from: Urbio

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Art Gallery Inspiration

Finding inspiration for a specific project can take up tons of time, especially as it's easy to get sucked into the vortex of Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. I recently have been rethinking hanging some existing art in a new random way, and just in case you were too, here are some of the images I've bookmarked as favorites. (Most of the images we've bookmarked via Tumblr have unlisted sources, which is ...Read more

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