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Stendig 2008 Calendar by Vignelli

Looking for a late Christmas gift? Looking for a nice, large-format way to start the new year? The Stendig calendar, which measures a generous 4 feet wide by 3 feet high would be a great way to punctuate your wall.

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Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Stendig 2008 Calendar by Vignelli here

Metaphys Desk items

I’ve recently just been introduced to the amazingly simple, functional art items by Metaphys out of Japan. From left to right, paper clip holder, tape dispenser and rubber band holder. It would create an interesting landscape on one’s desk.

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Paint-by-numbers photoart clock

This clock is part of the new design aesthetic that’s come about recently. It’s part DIY (paint by numbers) and part modern with added flourish.

Brush, paint and instruction sheet included.
Overall 15 1/2 x 15 1/2″ (39 x39cm).

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Price: $84.00
Availability: Buy Paint-by-numbers photoart clock here

Onme Belt

For those days when you need your cell phone, keys and wallet but don’t feel like carrying a purse, the onme bag is a perfect companion. I have one of these and I can’t tell you how many people stop me to ask where I got it or just to say “cool belt”.

These were being carried in Fred Segal for a while but the designer has them made by hand and couldn’t keep up with orders, so I’m thrilled to see them available again.

It’s made in downtown LA of sweatshop free labor from a super soft leather.

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Price: $220
Availability: Buy Onme Belt here

Travel Moleskins, set of 3

A Mokeskin set with a built-in travel guide? Yes, please.

“Each guide includes 228 pages – 44 in color – and up to 36 maps, including areas of interest, metro routes and an alphabetical street index. Tabbed sections help organize information on hotels, restaurants or whatever interests you, and there up to 76 blank pages on which to record your thoughts. There are slots for your travel documents. Crafted with a sewn binding, these City Guides fit all the information you need in one compact, durable package.”

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Price: $17.95
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saruyama sofa set by toshiyuki kita for moroso

This would certainly not be an impulse buy for most of us, but if you happen to have it in your budget and decorating needs, the saruyama sofa set may just be what you’re looking for. The set of three sofas was designed by Toshiyuki Kita for Moroso in 1989. Each sofa has it’s own unique style and design, and all three fit together to make a circular seating arrangement.

Made of a self-supporting frame in stress-resistant polyurethane foam at varied densities.

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Price: $26,887.00
Availability: Buy saruyama sofa set by toshiyuki kita for moroso here

Neoporte Doors

Neoporte is the industry standard for great modern doors.

Not only are they amazing to look at, but they’re also green.

“All Neoporte doors are made from 100% stainless steel, a durable, recyclable
material that lasts a lifetime without the need for toxic refinishing.”

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Citizen: Citizen/JimmyJane/Filus evening of Design Therapy

Last night I attended a great event in Los Angeles at All Purpose (a great up and coming menswear store) sponsored by Citizen:Citizen and the endlessly charming Philip Wood. Also in attendance was super talented designer Cory Ingram of the Crude Line, and the design/engineering genius Ethan Imboden behind the little steel line by JimmyJane.

It was refreshing to see all the lines in person and get to meet the minds behind the designs.

Muro Key Box

If you have a need for a lock box then you should act fast because there are only 9 left.

Designed by stotz-design for blomus of germany, the muro key box is wall-mounted and has a lock and key closure.

dimensions: 9.4″h x 9.4″w x 2.2″d

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Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Muro Key Box here

Self-balancing tray

I’ve got to say that I didn’t quite believe this until I saw it in person. You can put drinks on this tray and swing it around and the drinks don’t spill.

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Price: $60.00
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Modellfiguren by Hannes Freising

These are intended for use in architectural models, but they can be used for many other applications.

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Price: $10
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Landscapes by Frederik Roijé

Traditional pendant lampshades are cleverly fused together into one solid object. The result is a lovely, scenic ‘lampscape’ that mirrors the natural environment.

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Price: $1,409.00
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Wishlist Necklaces

Cheeky necklaces which have descriptions of lavish jewelry in a simple font.

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Price: $25.00
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Naha Chair

I’m actually really flabbergasted at the well proportioned design of this chair coupled with the amazingly affordable price.

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Price: $298
Availability: Buy Naha Chair here

Parentesi Extension Table

This is a great extension dining table that has a mechanized self-storing leaf.

“The Parentesi Table (2002) by Luigi Ronzoni gracefully extends to seat up to 6-8 people without interrupting the design’s simple lines or resolved details. Both ends of the tabletop pull out on smooth-gliding metal tracks to make room for a self-storing butterfly extension leaf, which easily unfolds and locks into place. Like the remainder of the tabletop, the extension leaf features an apron on either side to hide interior tracks and maintain the table’s profile. Each table is produced using CAD software and CNC routers, for precision craftsmanship and performance. Made in Italy.”

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Price: $2,500
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