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You can probably tell the provenance of this table by the name and the price. I try not to post things from there, but this table is really quite perfect for what it is.

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Price: $14.99
Availability: Buy FORNBRO here

Technic Wall/Ceiling Lamp

This perfect spotlight would work well to illuminate a task area. Also, the price is right and the quality is high.

*Reader Update*:

A reader just purchased 8 of these and said that “the product shot is a bit deceiving. It looks like the light mounts flush to the wall when in fact the back plate will stick out almost an inch from the wall unless you do a lot of extra work to recess the unit into the wall. But they’re still really nice.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.60
Availability: Buy Technic Wall/Ceiling Lamp here

D & M Rubber Containers

Such a steal! As far as planters go, they look a whole lot better than the selection at any garden store I’ve seen.

“Made of rubber, these containers are water tight, lending them to a range of functions. Here at the store we drill holes in the bottom and use them for succulents or orchids. Or we use them as is for floral arrangements. You can use yours however you’d like.”

Size: 8″w x 4″d x 4″h.

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Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy D & M Rubber Containers here

16-pc plastic cutlery set

A modern take on 19th century Italian silverware. Dishwasher safe in temperatures of up to 250 degrees Farenheit.

Set includes four forks, four spoons, four knives and four dessert spoons.

Donata Paruccini,
Fabio Bortolani

Pandora Design, Italy


Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy 16-pc plastic cutlery set here

One-Line Clamp Lamp by Artemide

As far as task lighting goes, there’s usually not a whole world of exciting options, so that’s why it’s very nice to see something such as this…a contemporary clamp light that takes up minimal space as well as energy.

“The award-winning One-Line Clamp Lamp by Artemide, designed by Ora-Ito, uses Fluorescent lighting in its compact polycarbonate diffuser to brighten at-desk tasks. Artemide designs and manufactures flexible and adaptable contemporary lighting products that create optimum visual precision and consume minimum environmental resources.”

Above Table: Height 15 in.
Below Table: Reach 11.6 in., Depth 4.8 in.
Diffuser: Width 1.5 in., Reach 22.5 in.
Maximum Table Thickness: 2.5 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $409.00
Availability: Buy One-Line Clamp Lamp by Artemide here

Optic Cube

Shimmery-jewelry-like storage cubes. Why not.

“Optic cube features facetted transparent or mirrored surfaces that create a special atmosphere with amazing color effects and reflected images.
A cube container made from PMMA, Optic is available in two versions – closed with a little door or open sided. The surface is decorated with slightly raised square-based pyramids whose mirrored or transparent surfaces create striking optical effects.”

15.75″ L | 15.75″ w |15.75″ h

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Price: $244.00
Availability: Buy Optic Cube here

Rare Luxury Wallpaper

This overwhelmingly cool wallpaper by Flavor Paper could have a really nice effect on one wall.

Designed by Joanna Bean

Screens: 4
Colors Achieved: 5
Pattern Repeat: 60 inches
Side-to-side Match:
straight across

Purchase Information:

Price: $200
Availability: Buy Rare Luxury Wallpaper here

flatpack office set

“B.I.O is a concept built around the flat and slimmed processes of today; where packaging, assembly, transportation and the environment are all concerns and are considered. B.I.O delivers a an unventional and fresh furnishing concept.

The ultimate office to go – B.I.O is laser cut, powder coated (so there’s no paint splitting on the seams) recyclable aluminum. Snap the objects out of the sheet, fold and you have a business card holder, a 3 pen holder and a postcard/photo/notepad holder. Takes about 5 minutes to assemble.”

210x290mm (approx- 8 1/4″x 11 1/2″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy flatpack office set here

Strut Console Table

Bludot has added occasional tables to accompany the Strut Dining table, and I am pleased to see that they are available in the same odd (in a good way) colors.

“Stucture and design are one with the Strut. A proud stance for any gathering. Choose ivory or robin’s egg blue for a subtle impact, or dark olive or watermelon for more punch power. Powder-coated steel frame with a durable polyurethane finish over MDF for the top.”

60″ x 30″ x 11.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Strut Console Table here

Tobias Wong gold spoon

I’m posting this more as a news piece. McDonald’s has issued a cease and desist to citizen citizen for the Ju$t Another Rich Kid and Tobias Wong gold reproduction of their coffee stir stick–which I believe was originally discontinued in the 80’s due to its prominent use for ingesting the decade’s ubiquitous party drug.

So if you want one, you better get it while the gettin’s good!

“INDULGENCES directly comments on the creation and expansion of luxury products in today’s consumer culture, this often results in the production of many unnecessary items. this series attempts of elevate everyday and in some cases disposable items into desirable object.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Tobias Wong gold spoon here

piedra vases

I really like the unassuming quality of matte white porcelain. These little simple vases would look great in a cluster on a big dining or entry way table.

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Price: $2.50
Availability: Buy piedra vases here

Voltaire Dressoir by Jasper van Grootel

Part of the Plastic Fantastic series (along with the Voltaire Dining Chair), which takes old furniture and coats it with the a special Soft Skin® rubber coating and available in any RAL color.

“The furniture, each piece of which is unique, is perfectly restored and reconditioned before being treated with the rubber coating. Designed to resist all kinds of weather conditions, this piece can be used as indoor or garden furniture.”

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Price: $1,129.00
Availability: Buy Voltaire Dressoir by Jasper van Grootel here

Dirty Linen Suburban Toile Sheet Set

This variation on toile de jouy, which originally depicted the French aristocracy at play, features suburban scenes of gas stations and movie theaters, strip malls and street signs.

* Twin: pillowcase, fitted sheet, flat sheet
* Full/Queen: 2 pillowcases, fitted sheet, flat sheet
* 200 thread count cotton
* 100% Cotton

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No longer available.

calendar by Pentagram

Each month features a different font by a recognised typographer- might be a nice change (and some education on typography).

high quality paper stock

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Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy calendar by Pentagram here

Kose Trapezio Tray

Stunning angular hand crafted clay tray.

(This item’s link and price was updated 02/25/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $672.00
Availability: Buy Kose Trapezio Tray here