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Friday Links

Friday Links
- Studio E.O's Indefinite Vases - If you're curious: How Long Does it Take to Design a Custom Home? - A great (and comprehensive) list: Architectural Record’s Top 125 Buildings - Behind the scenes of 'The Witness', a video game designed by architects - Spiders ‘Tune’ Their Webs Like Guitar Strings - Um, I'd like to volunteer in this park, please: Thoreau's Cabin by cc-studio Enjoy your weekend!...Read more

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The Lomo’Instant Automat Camera

The Lomo’Instant Automat Camera
In the days of digital everything, it's pretty fun to mess around with instant cameras, don't you think? Lomography has a new Instant Automat Camera over on Kickstarter and it packs all the punches you'd want. Auto adjustment on shutter speed, aperture, and flash output means you can take cool shots quick and easy. There's a few creative features for a little more photo magic. Of course, seeing your images...Read more

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Price: $135.00
Available from: Lomography

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Knoll Sale

Knoll Sale
It's that time of year again. The annual Knoll Sale begins. The many classic design pieces that you know and love are 15% off until September 27th. What should you consider? Maybe a Bertoia Side Chair, a Pollock Arm Chair, or Schultz's Petal Dining Table (did you know you can pick colors for the base now)? Pick the piece you love, and then congratulate yourself for waiting so long. Shop...Read more

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Price: $15% off
Available from: Knoll

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Plumen 003 LED Light Bulb

Plumen 003 LED Light Bulb
A sexy lightbulb? Really? Well that's an adjective everyone else is using, so, sure, it's, uh, sexy. Let me introduce you to the Plumen 003. It is energy-efficient (it's an LED) and gives off a focused, direct light directly below along with a softer sidelight. Similar to candlelight, it has a warm glow thanks to its center gold element. Unlike candlelight, it will last 10,000 hours. That means it will...Read more

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Price: $170.00
Available from: Plumen

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HMM TapeDispenser

HMM TapeDispenser
Shall we talk tape dispensers? They're somewhat necessary in our homes and office environments, yet most are clunky and boring. Not the HMM TapeDispenser, though, as it has a magnetic core holder which holds the tape gracefully in one-third of a traditional dispenser's size. A weighted base allows for one hand to pull and tear the tape, so your other hand can juggle, sip coffee or give someone the bird....Read more

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Price: CAD65.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Architectural Planter

Architectural Planter
Your favorite little plant might need a new home in this Architectural Planter. It's small, so it'll fit on your desktop (or windowsill?) and has three vertical slabs as its base. Plus, it comes with a drainage tray to catch any overwatering (so you daydream sometimes, no big deal). Let's hope for a larger version, or a family of sizes to propagate all sorts of succulents. Designed in Brooklyn. Made...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Poketo

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The Lunch Box

The Lunch Box
Foodies and minimalists will love THE* Lunch Box. It's made from anodized aluminum- that means it's sturdy, lightweight, heat-conductive and hygienic. There's no clips, straps, buttons, or branding (thank goodness), so your food will be the star of the show. Fun fact: the proportions of the box are based on the Japanese flag. (Back in stock!) *'THE' as in the Japanese brand 'THE' Designed by Keita Suzuki and manufactured at...Read more

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Ode to Things

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ZZ CenterPiece

ZZ CenterPiece
Please tell me you need a strange sort of tray for your next dinner party, because I've got just the thing: the ZZ CenterPiece. Isn't it lovely in its asymmetrical-yet-functional design? Is the ebonized Walnut not beautiful with its zig zag topical pattern? It's interesting enough to leave out all the time- maybe you could even put it in your entryway to catch keys and correspondence? American Black Walnut, mineral...Read more

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Price: $110.00
Available from: Pat Kim Design

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Fredericks and Mae Cork Coasters

Fredericks and Mae Cork Coasters
I know what you need: this set of six silkscreened cork coasters from Fredericks and Mae. Why? Well, they'll protect your furniture from hot and cold drinks, but, most importantly, they'll make you happy every single time you move them around. Choose the Green/Red/Blue or Red/Blue/Yellow sets. There's also the very fun Trivets in similar target designs. Set of six, each 3.5" dia. Materials: cork, ink...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Fredericks and Mae

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Machine Collection Glassware

Machine Collection Glassware
Do these glasses remind you a little bit of industrial light fixtures? That's exactly what inspired them, and the result is a hefty sort of glassware with just an smidgen of decorative fluting (like a well-made suit with a pretty tie and pocket square). Choose between a large or small set of three. Design/Manufacturer: Diesel Living and Seletti -Dishwasher safe Small 3.2" Diam x 4.1" H or 8.2cm Diam x...Read more

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Price: $33.00 - 48.00
Available from: Gessato

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Asplund Tati Coat Rack

Asplund Tati Coat Rack
Oh, how wonderful it would be to have additional coat storage, especially if that coat storage was the Asplund Tati Coat Rack. Designed by Johan Ridderstråle & Mats Broberg for ASPLUND Collection, the Tati Coat Rack is available in two different sizes and several colors (anthracite, white, violet, olive, nougat, deep blue and orange) as well as a base in either Carrara mabrle or black granite. Which one would look...Read more

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Price: $1,915.00 - 2,080.00
Available from: Huset-shop.com

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Friday Links

Friday Links
- New Gardenista Book - Vets Made Tiny Custom Snowshoes For A Bird - 9/11’S Second Wave: Cancer and Other Diseases Linked to the 2001 Attacks are Surging - How to Pick the Fastest Line at the Supermarket - "Grown-up" lunch box: To-Go Container - A question I often ask before thinking about it for an extra two seconds: WHY HASN'T THE U.S. ADOPTED THE METRIC SYSTEM? - Can Direct...Read more

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Portfolio

Portfolio
So, this isn't a scrapbook, it's a Portfolio. That's said with a teensy bit of snobbery, by the way. A thick paper accordion is held between two pieces of solid oak with a large rubber band to hold it all together. Think of it as a cool way to showcase photos and/or drawings- perhaps from a vacation or special event (gift alert!). When opened, the Portfolio stands on its own...Read more

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Price: $100.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Mobile Light by Andrew Neyer

Mobile Light by Andrew Neyer
If you have a dark living or dining area, may I suggest the Mobile Light by Andrew Neyer? The rotating arms allow for quite a bit of variety in movement, especially considering the arms are 40" and 48" in length. The no-frills, minimal design provides a clean look that would work well with other styles, so it's a very safe bet for all sorts of interiors. Designer: Andrew Neyer -Can...Read more

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Price: $599.00
Available from: TRNK

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Nest Mortar and Pestle

Nest Mortar and Pestle
Uh-oh, if you like the Nest Mortar and Pestle from Pat Kim, you'd better snap one up right this very second, because there's only four available. The mortar actually houses the pestle in its base, keeping it tucked away until use. Inspired by woodpecker nesting holes, it's a smart solution for compact storage. The mortar is hand turned American Sycamore, finished with mineral oil and beeswax. The Pestle is Black...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Pat Kim Design

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