X-Cap Light Up Hat

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Headlight plus hat? Sign me up, because who knows what outdoor exploring we’ll be up to these winter evenings? The removable head lamp clips into and out of the beanie so you can charge (via USB) the 120-lumen light. I’d say this is an improvement over single strap headlamps, as the beanie is less likely to slip off the ol’ noggin, don’t you think? Could be a good gift, as well.

One Size Fits Most
Materials: Acrylic, polyester

X-Cap Light Up Hat

X-Cap Light Up Hat

Updated price and link; originally posted Sep 29, 2016.

Gradient Puzzle Small Bundle

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So, were you aware that Bryce Wilner’s Gradient Puzzles come in a smaller size? AND you can buy the whole bundle for a whole lot of slow and deliberate color sorting that’s sure to calm anyone down (or frustrate the hell out of them?). Either way, it’s a gift that keeps giving, as it can be assembled/disassembled many, many times.

The Gradient Puzzle Small Bundle includes all 5 small Gradient Puzzles.

-Each puzzle 100 pieces
-glossy art paper over 2mm chipboard
-11×15″ assembled
-27.9×38.1 cm assembled

Gradient Puzzle Small Bundle

Open-Editions Thank You Tote

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Why would you pay $32 for a plastic bag? Because it’s not plastic, that’s why. Open-Edition’s embroidered taffeta shopping bags look like single-use plastic bag so you can make an ironic statement every single time you use it. Perhaps it would be a good gift as well?

-Made in San Francisco by Open-Editions
-Machine-embroidered taffeta
-Bag measures 11.5″ x 22″ x 4″
-Developed in collaboration with Workshop Residence in 2012

Open-Editions Thank You Tote

Little Puzzle Thing

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Hand me that last piece of birthday cake, will you? Little Puzzle Thing™ jigsaws look just like your favorite food and can be completed in twenty minutes (or less, if you’re clever). Go ahead, give your brain a break and put together a broccoli or ramen bowl; perhaps time your task just before lunch?

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

more than 70 pieces
Paper and Chipboard
8″ x 8″ assembled

Little Puzzle Thing

HAY Dish Drainer Tray and Rack

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Dish drainers are pretty much the least interesting thing in the kitchen, so that’s why our eyebrows are up in exclamation over this duo (trio?). Designer Shane Schneck chose a ridged melamine dish-draining tray paired with a steel rack for drying plates. A Dish Draining Cup (sold separately and not on this particular retailer’s site just yet) completes the picture.

Designer: Shane Schneck
Size: 0.6h x 12.8l x 16.5″w

HAY Dish Drainer Tray, $39
HAY Dish Draining Steel Rack, $29

HAY Dish Drainer Tray and Rack

Phi Scissors by Hay Denmark

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Such pretty scissors! A carbon gold plated handle will dress up any cutting chore while two different sizes will ensure that the blade fits the job. What, like someone is going to spot ugly scissors on your desktop? Of course not. It would ruin all those artistic instagram shots of your workspace (and disappoint your fans).

Dimensions:
Small/ L 19 cm
Large/ L 23 cm

Materials: Carbon Gold plated

Phi Scissors by Hay Denmark

Updated price and link; originally posted Mar 17, 2015.

The Lunch Box

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Foodies and minimalists will love THE* Lunch Box. It’s made from anodized aluminum- that means it’s sturdy, lightweight, heat-conductive and hygienic. There’s no clips, straps, buttons, or branding (thank goodness), so your food will be the star of the show. Fun fact: the proportions of the box are based on the Japanese flag. (Back in stock!)

*’THE’ as in the Japanese brand ‘THE’

Designed by Keita Suzuki and manufactured at Akao Aluminum Corp., makers of the 1 yen coin blanks.

Note: Not microwave safe. Hand wash only.

Dimensions: 11.8 × 8 × H4.8 cm, (4.64″ × 3.15″ × H1.89″)
375 ML Capacity (12.7 OZ)

The Lunch Box

The Lunch Box

Updated price and link; originally posted May 5, 2016.

Chopping Board Set

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When you’re out on an adventure there’s no reason to do without decent kitchen tools. This medium sized chopping board folds up and stores a knife inside, allowing you to prepare foods with ease on your picnic or camping trip. Does that mean you don’t have to suffer through anymore soggy sandwiches? Yep, it sure does.

Board: Natural Wood, Stainless Steel, Rubber.
Knife: Hycarbon Vanadium Stainless Steel, Black Laminated Wood

Weight: 16.6 oz (470g)
Dimensions: L 10.2″ W 7.9″ H 1.4″ (256*200mm)
Size Stowed: 10 1/8″x3 7/8″x1 3/8″ (256*100*34mm)

Snow Peak Chopping Board Set

Updated price and link (and back in stock!); originally posted Sep 15, 2014.

Hex Corner Mirror

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I’m sure there’s some corner of your home that would benefit from the Hex Corner Mirror from Hyfen. The mirror fits into any corner to reflect other parts of the room. Placed strategically, it could let you keep an eye on a certain spot of your home (the front door or fridge?) or ensure that coworkers can’t sneak up on you behind your desk. Shaped as a hexagon, it lends an edgier vibe that’s sure to work with your surroundings.

Material: Polished stainless steel
Measurements: 11.8” x 6.7” x 15.75” H or 30 cm x 17 cm x h 40 cm

Also available in a classic silver version.

Hex Corner Mirror

Originally posted Oct 14, 2016.

Concrete Brick Lamp by Hyfen

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This LED lamp has no switch, shade, or wires, which begs the question, how on earth do you turn it on? Well, it’s more of an intuitive system, so, you simply raise it in an upright position to turn it on. Lay it facedown to turn it off. It’s completely portable- remember, no wires- so, pick it up and take it with you from room to room to get a warm, white light illuminating your immediate vicinity.

Available in a light gray concrete, dark gray concrete, or in a wood version (walnut and acrylic, $195.00).

Measurement : 7.5″ x 5.3″ x h 1.65″ or 19 cm x13.5 cm x h 4.2 cm

Battery : 8000mAh / 5 hours usage
Light source : 3 Watt warm white LED light
Input : 5V, 500mA~2A, 5.5/2.1mm DC connector & USB port

Concrete Brick Lamp by Hyfen

Wood Brick Lamp by Hyfen

Updated price and link; originally posted Oct 13, 2016.