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About Katie: Katie has been a product and textile designer, an art restoration specialist, and an interior designer/merchandiser. Her interests are focused on finding well designed items that improve daily life as well as reading fiction and making stuff. (View Profile)


Control Table Lamp

Need a little bit more light? Consider Muuto’s Control Table Lamp. Its E27 bulb sits on a rectangular metal tray with one control knob. It’s slender enough that it will fit on windowsills and narrow shelves, so you could place it almost anywhere for more illumination in dark and lonely spots around your home.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Cage Table by FUWL

Can you ever have too many side tables? The answer is yes, of course, you can, but if you find that you’re often searching for an appropriate surface to set down a cold glass of water or a hot cup of tea, chances are that you need another one. The Cage Table by FUWL (Form Us With Love) is both storage unit and table. In addition to the table’s obvious useful surface, you might just find yourself storing magazines or a favorite throw underneath.

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.95
Available from: Menu

Friday Links

Sebastian Maluska’s pop-up tent can fit on the roof of any car

Election 2016 Voting Precinct Maps

Beach Pack, $35.00

Corridor Society furniture can be used to transform hallways into social spaces

“THE HABIT OF READING” Print, $18.00

When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health

Enjoy your weekend!

First Aid, Stars, and Survival Tips Bandanas

Should you plan to venture into the outdoors, consider taking one of these informational bandanas. Take a look at the First Aid Bandana, Stars Bandana, Survival Tips Bandana, and also all the map bandanas (not shown), which we’ve featured before. Maybe get a couple to suit your destination, just in case.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.60
Available from: Simple Outdoor Solutions

Lucite Ruler Set

To have some semblance of precision (in other words, to look like you have your you-know-what together), you may want to place this lucite ruler set within reach of your desk. The lucite offers a clear view to get those lines and shapes just right, and the heft of each will feel nice on paper and in the hands (and they’ll look nice even when you’re not using them).

Purchase Information:

Price: $62.00
Available from: Poketo

Odis Sconce

Add another wall sconce to your lighting list, because the Odis is well worth considering. A circular steel shade hangs on the wall, encircling an exposed bulb. It’s both simple and graphic, which suits our needs just fine, thank you very much.

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: HUMANHOME

Pico Container

This mahogany desktop container is pretty fun thanks to small, embedded magnets at strategic points. It can be a box, a tray, or two separate compartments simply depending on which pieces you let snap together.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Available from: LUISA VIA ROMA

Keytags in Sterling Silver

What’s with all the keyrings lately? Who knows, but if you’d like a little extra sparkle when it comes to your own Keytag, there’s now a sterling silver option from Various Projects. Fun, right? Just be prepared to pay a little more than you would for the regular version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: Various Projects

Friday Links

– Cutler Anderson designs Studio/Bunkhouse for dad’s work and daughter’s sleepovers

Pocket Developer, Pocket Founder, and Pocket Emoji, each $16

It’s impossible to lead a totally ethical life—but it’s fun to try

All Your Sunscreen Questions, Answered

The first high end Felt Tip Pen in Titanium

How Rwanda Tidied Up Its Streets (And The Rest Of The Country, Too)

OJT creates compact “starter home” for skinny site in New Orleans

Staghorn Fern: How To Grow And Care For Platyceriums

Have a nice weekend.

Staghorn Fern illustration

Standing Bowls by Fort Standard

You know about Fort Standard’s Standing Bowls, right? They’re cast from aluminum and powder-coated, with planar legs to set them firmly in the present day decor scheme. But, did you know that there are a few new colorways? The marine and sienna colors are my personal favorites; they’d be just the thing for a punch of color (and for collecting those inevitable odds and ends).

Purchase Information:

Price: $84.00-110.00
Available from: Fort Standard

Rocking Beach Rocker

What’s better than a beach chair? One that rocks, of course. Dutch designer Erik Stehmann thought of this simple upgrade and chose a solid and varnished beechwood frame with a cotton seat for an outdoor-friendly combo. The rocker is both collapsible and stackable, so get a few for your favorite people!

Purchase Information:

Price: $389.00
Available from: A+R Store

Wilson Keyring – Carbon Black Enameled

Yep, you’ve seen the Wilson Keyring in black, and now there are a few enameled colors, just for fun (or to designate certain keyrings for certain things, if you want to be practical).

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Craighill

A5 Pouches

Who doesn’t need a handy, zippered pouch? The A5 Pouch is the perfect size for a mini iPad or for your notebook, plus your other smaller necessities. There’s an inside pocket sized for a passport, so maybe you’ll use it on your trips to corral the essentials.

Purchase Information:

Price: £135.00
Available from: Campbell Cole

Kobayashi Harvester Scissors

Those herbs aren’t going to harvest themselves, so pick up a pair of these hand-forged steel shears for precise pruning. They’re suitable for cutting plant stems up to 3mm thickness and feature ergonomic handles so you can take your sweet time getting just the right cuts.

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Rail Wardrobe System

This may be described as a ‘wardrobe system’ but let’s just say it’s an excellent coatrack/hook option for any of your clothing or accessories. With three different editions (standing, wall-down, wall-up), you’re able to pick just the right size for your space. Each very linear design would give you an extra storage option, along with a big dose of edginess for an otherwise ho-hum space.

Purchase Information:

Price: $153.00 - 190.00
Available from: designboom shop