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  • Feather Pillowcases by Kiki Smith
    April 8th, 2015
    Maybe you can't afford an original piece of art by Kiki Smith, but you can probably set aside $80 for pillowcases... if you really, really like Smith's work, that is…
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  • Senz Windproof Umbrella
    March 25th, 2015
    In preparation for the upcoming April showers, let's ask ourselves this: do we have a decent umbrella? And, by 'decent' I mean one that won't upturn at a gust of…
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  • Essence Modern Wine Decanter
    December 16th, 2014
    If you're still struggling to find a gift for a wine lover, might I suggest a modern decanter such as the Essence by Iittala? It's simple and elegant, and, if…
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  • Funno Pencil Sharpener
    December 9th, 2014
    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…
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  • Soma Black Water Filter + Carafe Limited Edition
    December 4th, 2014
    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,…
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  • Hide Phone Case and Card Holder
    December 1st, 2014
    Keep your phone- or your sunglasses- safe with this Hide Phone Case from Tom Dixon, or opt for the smaller Card Holder for credit and business cards. Copper plated hardware…
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  • Saikai Toki Brass Objects
    November 7th, 2014
    Let's play a game. Which of these brass items is a trivet? A paper weight? What about a bottle opener? And the items below, which one is a candle stand?…
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  • Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter
    October 3rd, 2014
    Is this a beautiful pizza cutter or what? Not that you need every single tool in your kitchen to be the best of the best, but, if you're going to…
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  • Abacus Totem Key Holder
    September 17th, 2014
    It this some sort of facial jewelry? Or perhaps a tiny dumbbell for a muscly mouse? I suppose it could be either, but, alas, it's a key holder. The Abacus…
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  • Bigshot Camera
    September 8th, 2014
    Build a fully functional digital camera! While the Bigshot Camera would be enormously effective in any learning environment, you might also benefit from understanding how science makes capturing images possible.…
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  • Moon Dominoes
    July 3rd, 2014
    Moon Dominoes! I'd guess almost all ages could play this game, though don't let any small children/toddlers get anywhere near this lovely painted wood set, or else you'll have small…
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  • Typeblocks
    June 18th, 2014
    However will you teach your children (or nieces and nephews) your favorite typography? With these blocks, of course. A different typeface whose name begins with the letter is carved upon…
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  • Shape Boards
    April 14th, 2014
    Gah! I didn't think it possible to admire a cutting board so much. This collection of Shape Boards from Bower Studio (also available from Cooper-Hewitt Shop) has my head in…
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  • Chanto Container
    March 31st, 2014
    Why, yes, this compact container is just the thing to house your smaller items. Takumi Shimamura's Chanto Containers are easily stacked, which makes them a good choice for office or…
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  • Unstuff Gifts
    December 18th, 2013
    If you've not yet got a special gift for that special someone, you're in trouble. It's either errands on foot or by car to brave the crowds or paying through…
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