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Four Flora Books
Whether you're in the depths of a dreary winter, or enjoying the spoils of summer, any season is the right season to enjoy a little Mother Nature. While trickier in the colder months, one solution is devouring plant books (especially if you're a serial...
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Face Plates Set
This set of six differently shaped plates, with six different faces, was made by the very talented French artist Jean Jullien for Case Studyo. Hand-cast in porcelain, the plates are also in an array of colors—from coral to mint green and pale yellow...
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Philodendron Plant Mobile
Made from 100% brass, this gorgeous Philodendron leaf mobile is one plant you will never kill. Since the material will develop a patina as it ages, it can be hung somewhere warm and dry to slow the process—or the opposite to hasten it. Crafted in Portland...
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Dodecal 3D Calendar
Far from a traditional calendar, this wooden 3D Dodecal designed by Ric Bell makes for a beautiful desk accessory. With 12 faces (aka a dodecahedron) this calendar has the months and days laser-engraved on each side—so all you need to do is flip each...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Made in America
In the hullabaloo of the holiday season, finding loved ones the perfect gift can sadly end up at the bottom of your to-do list. Picking up a present from a big box retailer seems like an easy solution, but instead of heading to the mall, try looking...
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Cool Bananas Pillow Cover
Working with artisans, Brooklyn-based Aelfie Oudghiri produces bright, bold and very playful pillows and rugs. Each pillow is hand-embroidered in Rajasthan from 100% cotton, and our pick is the "Cool Bananas" version, with three fruity friends wearing...
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Orange Flower + Amber Candle
Not only a beautifully scented candle housed in a sophisticated holder, Starling's products directly benefit developing communities. Founded just last year, the company has already raised $100k and donated it to organizations including UNICEF in order...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Presents for $25 and Under
The holidays can be an expensive time, so it's always wise to have a budget of some kind—no matter how flush you feel on pay day. With that in mind, we have trawled the internet finding all kinds of goodies that are fantastic but affordable. From toys...
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DESIGN
Zadar Throw Blanket
When extended to its full five feet length, two things become evident about textile artist Savannah Hayes' Zadar Throw Blanket. First, the bold graphic patterning is balanced (in this instance) by the subtle pewter and white coloration and the light...
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Do Your Best Pennant
Some of us need a little extra motivation to get out of bed on the best of days, so hanging this "Do Your Best" pennant somewhere you can see when you wake up isn't a bad idea. It's also a great reminder that your best can vary day to day, so it's...
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Marble Menorah
Made from Carrara marble, this ultra-minimal and contemporary take on the menorah remains faithful to its tradition. With nine slots for candles (one for each of the eight days of Hanukkah and shamash) this piece's left and right lines also create...
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Type 75 Desk Lamp
With inspiration from Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg’s De Stijl movement, the Type 75 Desk Lamp is the epitome of form and function. The red, yellow, white and blue lamp—designed by Paul Smith and Anglepoise—makes for an ideal desk lamp, but of course...
DESIGN
Personalizing the Workspace with Perch
Our workspaces are, oftentimes, the least beautiful spaces in our lives—it's easier to run to a gigantic chain store (and actually meet the project deadline) than consciously setting up a desk that will bring tiny vibrations of joy every time we...
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Ghost Candle Holder
Copenhagen's Studio Arhoj are masters at combining minimal design with cute characters to create homewares you actually want on display. Spooky but sweet, their ghost candle-holders are hand-cast and glazed in transparent porcelain and add warm light...
DESIGN
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 31, Ken Kagami
In yet another delightful iteration of The Thing Quarterly, "Issue 31" is both playful and handy. This "issue" happens to be a "Sexy Bath Towel" by Tokyo-based artist Ken Kagami. A zine accompanies the towel, written by Kagami but featuring an...
GAMES_TOYS
Yoga Joe
More zen than any other soldier toys you've come across, this set of nine Yoga Joe figurines channels a sense of self-peace. Each solider is in a classic yoga pose: downward-facing dog, cobra pose, warrior pose, child's pose, headstand and more, and...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics
When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim's passions manifested when he combined the two, most...
STYLE
The Bygone Candle Co.
Founded last year in White Plains, NY, Britt Dignan's Bygone Candle Co. produces candles that boast lush fragrances made to remind users of seasons past. Dignan decided to start the business after failing to find candles that were seasonally appropriate...
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Big Thank You Bag Planter
Handmade, a bit clever, and sure to brighten any room with positive energy, this planter is crafted to look like a "Thank You" shopping bag. Measuring approximately 10 by 6 inches, it comes with an airplant and Hello Happy Flowers even offers a discount...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Dovecote Rug
Inspired by the dovecotes of India's Mughal architecture, this geometric rug is one of five just launched from Block Shop. The bold structure of the pattern is offset somewhat by the subtle gray and cream coloration, making it a piece that will standout...
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Alfredo Vase
Designed by Swiss-Argentinian Alfredo Häberli and made from gorgeous green glass specially developed by Georg Jensen and the Glafo Glass Research Institute, the Alfredo Vase is the result of many visionaries coming together. Looking like something...
DESIGN
Humanscale's QuickStand
Many of us long for jobs that don't require sitting down for eight (or more) hours a day. For those who don't want to change what they do, just how they do it, Humanscale's QuickStand is the latest in their line of products that changes your seated...
DESIGN
Jansen & de Bont Luminous Entity Type I Light
Industrial designers Matthijs Jansen and Jorg de Bont launched their eponymous studio Jansen & de Bont and their debut product, the Luminous Entity Type I light fixture, at now! Le Off, one of the venues at Paris Design Week 2016. While an attractive...
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Gio Ponti D.153.1 Armchair
The bold design of Molteni&C's Gio Ponti D.153.1 armchair means that it will stand out in any room, and yet, strangely, work with all kinds of styles seamlessly. Designed in 1953, this chair was in Gio Ponti's house in via Dezza, Milan, and this re...
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