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The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity German court rules internet "essential" 100 Thing Challenge (What Exactly Is The 100 Thing Challenge?) THE CHROMATIC DIET: Sophie Calle (via showslow) Contemplating Friday: Communication 101 Cat vs. Snowball Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter Print To 86,000 Random Printers Around the World Thanks to Google “Moon Hoax Not” Brilliant! The $10 DIY One Hour washing-machine-drum firepit (via unconsumption) Have a wonderful weekend. ...Read more

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Drifted Stool

If you lack adequate seating in your living or work quarters, do take a long look at this stool designed by Lars Beller. A gently curved cork seat (sustainably harvested, of course) makes for a comfortable spot to rest your derrière and the legs are painted a nice, rich red. If you're interested in other sizes or colors, the Italian furniture manufacturer Discipline is where you'll want to investigate ...Read more

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Price: $205.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Queuger

Queuger, whaa?? Exactly. The Queuger is apparently for any use you can find for it. It's a flexible elastomer wire with aluminum core, so you can bend it or twist it any which way you want. Maybe you'll use it to keep wires organized, or to hold cabinet doors closed, or to help ease uncomfortable handles on a heavy bag... those suggestions are based entirely on the 'ideas' picture shown ...Read more

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Price: $16.00
Available from: IPPINKA

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Raumgestalt tYten All-Purpose Bags

The question isn't what you would store in these Raumgestalt Tyvek bags, but what would you not store in these Raumgestalt Tyvek bags? Fish, maybe, and kittens- those wouldn't be ideal, nor would any other living, squirming thing (except worms?), but other than that, you're probably good to go. Tyvek is a water-resistant, tear-resistant, lightweight, and compressible material, which makes it perfect for impromptu (or permanent) storage for all manner ...Read more

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Price: $20.00 - 31.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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Postalco Encyclopedia Series Postcards

Hey, what better way to blow your disposable income than with some beautiful postcards? Don't freak out, it's not $100 for 6 postcards, it's $100 for six sets of seven postcards, with each set featuring seven different kinds of Shells, Butterflies, Apples, Mineral Rocks, Grapes, and Bugs. If you want your correspondence to be top notch, this is the way to go. Every card has classified name and short description. ...Read more

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Price: $105.00
Available from: Creatures of Comfort

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Verbarius Electronic Clock

It's your birthday! Well, it probably isn't, but if you were one of the many (all 3 of you) that emailed in after we posted this clock forever ago, wondering where you might be able to purchase it stateside, you can now pretend it is your birthday, because MoMA Store has the Verbarius in stock. Keep your pants on, it only took five years. If you're not familiar, the Verbarius replaces ...Read more

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Price: $250.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Kaico Enamel Milk Pan

Who in the world needs a specialized milk pan? Pfft, not me, that's for sure, especially after trying to heat up milk for a matcha latte yesterday. Yes, I said matcha latte, and yes, I'm aware that it's a very easy recipe, but I somehow made a mess of things, and now I'm thinking that my counters would not have been splattered with green milky tea if the pan I ...Read more

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Price: $72.00
Available from: MILL Mercantile

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Tiny Transforming Apartment

What the what!?! Eight funcional spaces packed into 420 square feet- how is that even possible? Well, turns out when you've got clever minds put to the task, a few ingenious solutions will double the storage space. Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, is the mastermind of this small-yet-large studio space, and, after you see the video below, you can see more pics (before and after) at Life Edited. GIZMODO ...Read more

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Multiples Pencil Holder

Surprise, surprise, what do we have here from a retailer that some of us completely forget about? It's a metal pencil holder done in the loveliest shades of blue and teal, at a rather reasonable price too. The only thing that would make it better is if the base or cylinders were magnetic, though that wouldn't add much to the functionality, it would just make it more fun. Metal 4"H, 15"...Read more

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Price: $48.00
Available from: Anthropologie

Source: Rena Tom

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“Mates for Life” Print

If a simple 'I love you' has lost its meaning, you better come up with something fast to get your message across. Let's not discuss that awful holiday fast approaching, as it's merely an excuse to buy horrible chocolates and flowers (soon eaten and wilted, respectively), but let's do think about this print from Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Design. She has illustrated a few very special species that mate ...Read more

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Screech Owl Design

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Core System Table

Look closely and you'll see powder coated steel incorporated underneath this tabletop, though it's the beauty of solid White Oak (locally sourced) that really steals the show. A hand rubbed oil finish gives off a nice gleam and the black oxide fasteners provide a dash of contrast and detail. Each table is made and assembled to order in Strand Design's workshop. The Core Table Features: Solid Wood Top Solid Wood ...Read more

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Price: $2,000.00
Available from: Strand Design

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Leaning Wall Pocket

Put in a pocket! Why not hide your sundries away in a plywood and felt pouch? It looks to have a marsupial sort of security with its leaning angle and soft sides. Plus, you know it doesn't hurt to have a one place to put all those mittens, maps, and hats, as that's the only place you'll have to look when you're ready to venture outside of your home territory. ...Read more

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Price: €119.00
Available from: Objekten

Source: Dwell

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Fitbit Zip

You might have heard the 10,000+ steps a day suggestion, but it's not until you strap on a pedometer or one of the other recent tracking devices that you actually know if you meet that minimum. I've posted the Fitbit before, as I currently own one and find it very helpful as motivation to move around more, but I've heard from friends that the $99 price tag seems a bit steep for ...Read more

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Price: $59.95
Available from: Fitbit

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Kaleido Trays

Yes, yes, and yes. This collection of powder-coated steel trays stack together for easy storage. Just how many places could you use them in? Kitchen, bathroom, office, anywhere where you need a little help organizing the bits and bobs associated with your daily life. And, if I may say so, the colors are excellent in their unexpectedness. Also, for the eagle-eye among you: yes, we posted this mid-2012, but upon ...Read more

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Price: $16.00 and up
Available from: A+R Store

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Tom Kundig Collection

Maybe you can't yet afford an Olson Kundig house, but you might just be able to splurge on some special Kundig hardware. There's twenty-five cut-and-folded steel products- from cabinet pulls to various door hardware- each fabricated by 12th Avenue Iron. As usual, prepare your wallet for specialty hardware prices ($19+ per drawer pull will add up pretty quickly). "The Tom Kundig Collection is a steel accessory line focused on intimately scaled ...Read more

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Price: $13.00 and up
Available from: http://www.12thavenueiron.com/

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