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Inhabit – Morning Glory Triptic Slat Set

This looks like a quick and easy way to add some life to a blank wall.

“Made from 100% sustainable recycled polyester. Handprinted and handmade in the USA with environmentally-friendly inks with no chemical waste or disposal generated. All paper waste from this process is repurposed as shredded packing material. Product is recyclable at the end of its life-cycle. Product comes fully assembled and fitted with two hangers. Triptic Set includes three 24″ x 78″ slats with one overarching design across them.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $348.00
Availability: Buy Inhabit – Morning Glory Triptic Slat Set here

Ora-Ito’s “The Hub”

I’m still trying to decide exactly how I feel about this particular hub. It’s a bit strange, but also nice in that it has connections for up to six devices, which is particularly handy in this day and age.

“Famed designer Ora-Ito designed this hub to work with Mac or PC. Its globe shape, glossy white polycarbonate finish, and flexible cables give it a distinctive, out-of-this-world look. Provides 4 USB ports and 2 FireWire ports to your computer system, so you can connect up to six devices simultaneously. Bundled with 8 flexible cables (5 USB 2.0 & 3 FireWire 400), a USB fan, a USB light, a USB extension cable, an AC adapter and a FireWire 400 extension cable, the Hub comes fully equipped to let you connect easily and in style.”

Size (without cables): 4.3″ wide x 5.2″ tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $78.88
Availability: Buy Ora-Ito’s “The Hub” here

Grandpa Clock

A new take on the traditional clock, this timepiece does the job just as easy except it’d be much easier to move around.

“The antique grandfather clock moves into the 21st century. The image of
an antique clock is printed onto canvas fabric and hung on the wall.
Behind the fabric is a wooden frame and modern clock movement, complete
with antique-style hands.”

65″ x 17.25″


Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Grandpa Clock here

Animal Damask Duvet Cover

This duvet cover has a twist on the typical botanical damask with animal prints: deer, peacocks and more.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Animal Damask Duvet Cover here

mod pillows

Not a bad price for a pillow with a bold band of color.

100% hand-dyed cotton.
Machine washable.


Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Availability: Buy mod pillows here

Zip Plastic Case by MUJI

I bought a few of these in various sizes and I’ve got to say they’ve really made an impact on me. They’re endlessly handy. I use them to organize my office supplies (pens, mini stapler, paper clips) for my portable office or for use on my desk, but they’re also really handy for cosmetics or keeping all those loose items in your purse, messenger bag or tote together.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.00
Availability: Buy Zip Plastic Case by MUJI here

Constellation 19 Light Pendant

So, let me preface by saying I encourage you not to use the color bulbs, as they might might take away from the overall effect. But, what do I know? You might like some color in your lighting. That said, I do like the delicate glass globes and I fully support that the light comes with Halogen bulbs.

If you’re not too happy with the size (or price) of the one shown, it is available in smaller (and larger) configurations.

20″dia. x 6″H, 59″OAH

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,080.00
Availability: Buy Constellation 19 Light Pendant here

Lumiere Table Lamp

I love the delicate legs on this lamp.

$371.00 for Small (Diameter 8″ x 13.75″h, 60W G16.5)

$708.00 for Large (Diameter 10.25″ x 17.75″h, 3x 40W G16.5)

Purchase Information:

Price: $371-$708
Availability: Buy Lumiere Table Lamp here

Alma Fortune Cup

Whether you believe (or know of) Tasseography or not, this cup and saucer is kind of brilliant.

“In this collaboration, redstr/collective and Tobias Wong have taken the Alma Fortune cup and saucer and created a new level of esoteric luxury. Inspired by the age old tradition of Tasseography, Turkish coffee fortune telling, these cups and saucers have one of a kind fortunes suspended in time with 22k gold. Available in three different shapes.”

Models: Short fancy, short simple, tall

Materials: Porcelain, 22k gold

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Alma Fortune Cup here

Swing with the plants

This indoor/outdoor swing by Marcel Wanders (NL) for Droog Design is a swing that you fill with potting soil and seeds.

“As the plant grows upwards along the ropes, a poetic place evolves for the garden of the living room. Also your kids will love this in their room or in the garden!”


Purchase Information:

Price: $457.25
Availability: Buy Swing with the plants here

square peg mighty magnets

I recently purchased some super strong magnets so I could create an impromptu bulletin board anywhere. I just put some nails into the wall and now I can easily (and temporarily) put papers up on the wall with the magnets. It’s great because the papers don’t get damaged, and unlike bulletin boards, once the nails are in they don’t have to be moved with new placement.

You can also get 25 of them for $4.50from a science store

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.95
Availability: Buy square peg mighty magnets here

Timber Stools

Metalic finish stools are available in chocolate, vanilla, pewter and bronze.

“The stools have a soft curve for comfort and the tableโ€™s flat surface holds a drink. At 17โ€ย high and 21โ€ย diameter, theyโ€™re happiest in multiples (like a forest), so think of them for your next project, or wherever people like to have a little fun. Timber Stools are produced using a Gelcoat finish. Gelcoat is a material used to provide a high quality finish on the visible surface of a fiber-reinforced composite material. The fiberglass understructure, provides the structural integrity, is also colored, incase severe scratching should reveal the understructure. Surface scratches can easily be buffed out with polishing compound. Many boats are produced with Gelcoat over fiberglass, and the Corvette sports-car exterior body has been produced with this type of material since its inception.

All metallic finishes are actual metal powders suspended in the Gelcoat top layer. Metallic finishes will further oxidize overtime adding to their beauty.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Timber Stools here

Endless Perpetual Calendar

I feel that is my duty to post any decent perpetual calendars I come across, not only because they’ll save you from 12 months of usually bland/bad photography, but also because they’ll save you money (if you live long enough)…

“This thought-provoking calendar features an aluminum background with the months on one side; the dates on the other — you simply stretch the band across from month to date to see the exact day.”

notes: measures 16.5″ x 16.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Endless Perpetual Calendar here

aero sofa with arms

There is no good substitute for a sturdy sofa that will last you a lifetime. But, those sofa’s come with price tags that you may be paying for for almost a lifetime, so if you have a smallish budget but big design ideas, you may find that this convertible sofa may suit your needs.

It’s vinyl but you can request a swatch first before you make a big commitment.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,198
Availability: Buy aero sofa with arms here

Brave Space Design Delta Desk

Design Public just released a new fresh crop of design from Brave Space out of Brooklyn.

I particularly like the multi level Delta Desk.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1350
Availability: Buy Brave Space Design Delta Desk here