Funno Pencil Sharpener

What is this magical, mysterious thing? It looks infinitely more special than something that keeps a writing implement sharpened, but that's the whole idea- you can leave it out on your desk without offending anyone's eyes. Machined from a solid block of metal, it easily doubles as a paperweight. Do be sure to consider the Penpo Desk Organizer ($88) as well, as they'd make an excellent pairing on your desktop. Designed ...Read more

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Price: $89.00
Available from: Luminaire

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Jennifer Moore Wish List 2014

Here's another shared wish list, this time from Jennifer Moore- Library Clerk, Maker, and Sustainable Style Blogger at recover girl. Thanks Jennifer! (If you'd like to share your list, just send us 5 to 10 links to items you want to give or get.) 1. Kenzo All Over Eye Sweatshirt 2. Fine Little Day Book, €30 3. A useless box, $39.99 4. Neolucida, $55.00 5. A Caroline Z Hurley Throw, $84.00 6. Opening Ceremony Hat, $40.00 7. Any Nikki Coupee Jewelry 8. A State Smock, $95.00 9. ...Read more

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Nut Hammer

It's a Nut Hammer. It's a pretty smart idea: a removable silicone ball holds the nut in place- just strike the hammer against a flat surface and the cast-iron head will take care of the rest. The silicone keeps flying shards at bay and minimizes the mess usually associated with cracking nuts. It'd be an excellent holiday gift. Designed by Roger Arquer for Danish house Menu. Size: 11.75" l x 3.25" w ...Read more

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Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Anita Johansen Day Bed

I know, I know, you're in full gift-getting mode and have little interest in improving your home's seating options, but just take a moment to look at this daybed. Its simple ash frame nods to Nordic construction while the thin ribbing of the seat cushion adds a big dose of modernism. The size would easily fit in a hallway, conversation area, or bedroom and its quiet sophistication is friendly rather ...Read more

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Price: $2,300.00 - 3,200.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Soffio Card Wallet

There's no shortage of wallets, yet to find the perfect wallet is still a goal for many. Soffio's Card Wallet is quite simple- just a leather pocket really- and has a handy thumb spot to easily retrieve your cards and cash. Also, be sure to take a look at their iPhone skins (one shown below) as well, as they'd be a great option for keeping your essential cards with you ...Read more

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Price: €35.00
Available from: Soffio Online Store

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Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop

You know what will make your life better? The best ice cream scoop ever. The Bell-V is made of hand-finished and polished Teflon coated aluminum. It's ergonomically comfortable. It's black. I don't know what information you need more of, because that's enough to convince me and I don't even eat ice cream. Storage box and storage pouch are included. Belle-V was founded by Dr. Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Innovation ...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt

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Decanterlights

Remember Lee Broom's Crystal bulb? Well, take that idea a step further and you've got his Decanterlights in all their fine hand-cut, lead crystal glory. Originally devised from vintage decanters, these replicas will make a lovely sort of statement above a bar or dining table. Pick between the Bell, Square and Tulip shapes, or mix several for a bigger statement. Material: Hand-cut lead crystal Size: 3.5" w x 5.5" h (8.9x14cm) 6.5...Read more

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Price: $365.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Soma Black Water Filter + Carafe Limited Edition

You're such a snob for wanting the black version of the Soma Water Filter, but that's okay because a) aesthetics do matter when it comes to the discerning design enthusiast, and b) $15 of each sale will go straight to the nonprofit Charity:Water organization which supports access to clean, uncontaminated water for people in developing nations. Soma's filter and carafe are made of a biodegradable filter (made of coconut shell ...Read more

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Price: $99.00
Available from: A+R Store

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DIY Konstructor Camera

How do you keep someone busy? Give them a DIY Konstructor Camera. It's a 35mm SLR camera, and you put it together yourself, thereby learning the mechanics of analog photography. There's a top-down viewfinder, a multiple exposure function, a "bulb" function for long exposures, and a detachable 50mm f/10 lens. It's appropriate for ages 12 and up, so consider it as a gift for a niece/nephew or a curios co-worker. ...Read more

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Price: $35.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Pacific Printed Silk Scarf by Kelly Lynn Jones

What do you get your favorite lady (or confident-in-his-masculinity male) friend when you're out of ideas? A silk scarf that's beautiful and compliments any style. This Pacific Printed Silk Scarf by Kelly Lynn Jones fits the bill as it features a photographic print of (you guessed it) the Pacific ocean. Plus, it's way more affordable than it looks. There's also a Pink Balloons Printed Silk Scarf worth checking out. 26" x 26" 100% silk ...Read more

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Price: $69.00
Available from: Vacation Days

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HELLO! My Name Is LED Nametag Kit

Oh, the endless conferences and meet-and-greets. Instead of filling out yet another nametag, showcase your soldering skills with a DIY HELLO! My Name Is LED Nametag Kit. Is it a teensy bit nerdy? Yes. Is it also kind of fun and cool? Yes. Consider it as a gift for someone not afraid of melting metal. "Each kit includes 50 red LEDs that you solder in place to spell out up to 5 ...Read more

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Price: $19.99
Available from: Maker Shed

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Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar Calendar 2015

Up for your 2015 calendar consideration is Noa Bembibre's Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar Calendar. This is its seventh year in production, and, as usual, each month features odd phrases that hold the month's letters. Subtle colors lends a nice variation throughout the year. Produced in a limited edition of 500. Four-color printing on matte paper. Designer: Noa Bembibre Country: Finland Date: 2015 Material: Paper, Silver Printed Envelope Dimensions: 11.6" x 16.5" ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

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Libratone Zipp Speaker

There's a pretty significant savings on the Libratone Zipp Speaker- it's $279.95 down from $449.95. If you're not familiar, the Libratone Zipp is super portable thanks to its leather handle and compact size, and it streams music wirelessly from whatever device you prefer using Apple’s AirPlay technology. You'll get 360-degree sound thanks to Libratone’s patent-pending FullRoom™ technology, and, if you're concerned about color, don't worry, it comes with three sleeves ...Read more

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Price: $279.95
Available from: DWR

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W/W Carafe by Benjamin Hubert

This carafe is such an easy gift idea you might as well buy two. 'W/W' stands for 'water' and 'wine' as the carafe does double duty- use it for serving water or soft drinks and know that the rubber seal and stainless steel breathing device keeps ice and other stuff (like fruit/garnishes) in the carafe, or admire the 'raining' process which aerates wine as it's poured into the ...Read more

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Price: $49.95
Available from: Burke Decor

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even*cleveland Wish List 2014

Here's the first of several wish lists we have lined up. If you haven't sent yours in yet, please do, it'll be fun. Stephanie Madewell is a transplanted Ohioan who lives and works in New York City and uses her blog, even*cleveland, to stash random bits of inspiration for a rainy day. 1. Handmade ceramic flask, $92.00 2. Book sleeves, $38.00 (perfect for readers with a commute) 3. A beautiful mug, $65.00 4. Hand-carved wooden biscuit ...Read more

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