SIWA Cushioned iPad Case

If you're fond of SIWA paper products, you'll be happy to hear there's an iPad case available. A simple string and button closure secures the contents and a matching color liner keeps your iPad scratch free. SIWA products are made of Soft Naoron (wood pulp and polyolefin using "washi suki" paper manufacturing process); this paper-like material is strong and highly water resilient. Available in black and grey. Materials: Soft Naoron (...Read more

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Price: $72.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen

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Welcome* Doormat

Politics: it's not the safest topic to discuss amongst friends and family, but if you want to subtly state your preference during this campaign season (and then have visitors wipe their feet on your preference) one of these doormats is for you. Choose between WELCOME* Unless you're a Republican and WELCOME* Unless you're a Democrat. However, if you choose to purchase either, do be aware that you run the risk ...Read more

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Price: $19.99
Available from: Perpetual Kid

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Geometry Cups

A little black and white geometry always catches the eye, and these cups from Ferm Living are no exception. However, upon first glance, a person might think 'haven't I seen these before?' and that person might search their memory (and the internet) only to find an image of Masahiro Mori's Mini Cups. Quite similar, indeed, yet there's a sizable difference in dimensions. Ferm Living's Geometry Cups are larger and ...Read more

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Ferm Living

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Fierzo Desk Organizer

Do you have papers scattered all over your desk? Maybe you could use an organizer that held paper vertically, something like this Fierzo Desk Organizer. Two stainless steel frames are held together by clips, allowing paper sheets to be held and presented without taking up too much precious workspace. The base doubles as a pen tray, perfect for smaller office supplies. Available in two sizes. Small: 11.5" W X 2" D X 6.75" ...Read more

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Price: $58.00
Available from: YLiving

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Crystal Bulb

What to do with a boring pendant light? Why, upgrade the bulb to crystal, of course. Lee Broom recently unveiled his cut-lead crystal bulbs this year in Milan; each one is individually hand blown by Cumbria Crystal, the last producer of handmade English full lead crystal. The bulb fits any standard E27 fitting, and is available to purchase alone ($175) or with a brushed brass pendant ($275). Designer: Lee Broom Size: 3.5" w ...Read more

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Price: $175.00
Available from: A+R Store

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Heritage G2 Internet Radio

Need an internet radio? Access more than 15,000 internet radio stations with the updated Heritage model from Revo. It provides coverage of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), DAB+, FM, and Wi-Fi internet radio, and there's the docking for iPods and iPhones with the requisite wireless audio streaming as well. Not too shabby in the looks department either. More details below. -wireless audio streaming and docking for iPods® and iPhones®. -access to more ...Read more

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Price: $399.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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Blunt XS Metro Umbrella

Remember the Blunt Umbrella? Now there's a collapsible version that can easily fit in your bag. With the same patented BLUNT Tips (to you, these are the non-poke corners) and unique Radial Tensioning System (reinforcement to keep it from collapsing when strong winds strike), the XS gives you the same rain protection in a convenient carrying size. See the other sizes on Blunt's website. Diameter: 950 mm / 37 in Length: 365 mm / 14 in ...Read more

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Price: $49.00
Available from: BLUNT

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Color Fest Tea Towel

Fond of geometrically inclined tea towels? Add this to your wish list pronto. Triangular lines with neutral shades and a touch of neon is just what a kitchen needs, or so says those of us partial to such things. Designed by Mae Engelgeer, who does the geometry-meets-textiles category quite well, judging by her other pieces (the Fest collection especially). Approximately 20" x 23" Cotton/linen/acrylic Machine wash Made in the Netherlands...Read more

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Price: $25.00
Available from: LEIF

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Scratch Travel Journal

Do you think Columbus Day should be rededicated as Explorer's Day? Sounds better, doesn't it? However you feel about the issue, and whether or not you have the day off, don't let that adventurous spirit inside you get too comfortable on the sofa. Take a trip! While you're at it, maybe bring along this travel journal: there's a checklist, a diary, an international translator (perhaps not the most thorough, mind ...Read more

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Price: $27.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Friday Links

Video: Bionic legs/exoskeleton developed by Richard Little Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe via @designcrush WattzOn provides info and guidance on how to conserve energy and save money. The Ghosts Of Google Street View by Italian artist Paolo Cirio. Irving Harper's place is pretty cool. (Paper sculptures!) Korable Block is an interactive tool for learning the Korean alphabet. It also looks rad. Uh-oh. Image: Worst iPhone 5 delivery experience of all ...Read more

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HM Select Eames Wire Base Low Table

Just when you thought you were well over any (more) Eames furniture, Herman Miller goes and tempts you with a limited edition of the Wire Base Low Table in red, blue, and yellow. These tables are in honor of the late Ray Eames (she would have been 100 this year) and are only available for a limited time, so, if you're a fan, and the primary colors get your 'must-have-this-immediately' juices ...Read more

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Price: $294.00
Available from: DWR

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CATS LET NOTHING DARKEN THEIR ROAR 2013

It's time for the eighth edition of Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar Calendar. That's right, twelve new phrases to greet you each month, in four colors on uncoated stock. Only 750 were made, so best get one now while the getting's good. Edition of 750 copies. 297x420 mm. / 16.5x11.6 in. Made in Finland. ...Read more

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Price: $45.00
Available from: CATS LET NOTHING DARKEN THEIR ROAR

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Hearty Table

However you feel about the Novogratz duo, they do know how to pick pieces with character. This table for CB2 is based on their own French antique lab table, and, as you can see, has two drawers on each side that will hold cutlery, table linens, and all manner of family miscellany, as the case may be. The top is solid acacia wood with a bottom iron stretcher base. Available ...Read more

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Price: $1,299.00
Available from: CB2

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Love Letter Napkins

Need some new napkins? How about some that carry the complete text of a few love letters? Not just any love letters, mind you, but those from a literary great. One letter each from Emily Dickenson, Jack London, Mark Twain, and D.H. Lawrence, spelled out in their full glory. It'll at least give you something to read when dinner conversation lags, right? If you'd like a preview of what ...Read more

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Price: $Set of 4, 48.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

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Coatrack Dots

Guess what? These Coatrack Dots are on sale, and even though it's just a little bit of a sale, it means you'll have a few extra dollar bills. And maybe those extra dollar bills you can put in your pocket, maybe even your coat pocket, and then hang that coat on one of these various Coatrack Dots and be oh-so-pleased with yourself. Take note that the rounded edges keep your ...Read more

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Price: $126.65
Available from: DWR

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