Jewelry and other small items will be right at home in these stacking boxes. Their velvety, matte, scratch-resistant finish is due to 11 layers of lacquer. 11! Velvet interiors provide a soft landing for your baubles while cork bottoms offer protection for dressers or other tabletops.
Made in Germany
Designer: Kathrin Dennig
Size: 4h x 3.5″ diam per set
Materials: Rubberwood, Lacquer, Velvet, Cork
If these pieces by Dino Sanchez remind you a teensy bit of childhood, you’ve picked up on the inspiration of elementary school desks. Note the small detail of wood peg joins, rounded corners and slightly chunky proportions. Endearing, aren’t they? And, if you’re prone to collecting, you’ll be happy to know that each bench and stool is marked as a numbered edition.
Brace Bench, $675.00
36in x 11in x 17.5in
Made in Massachusetts.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Custom sizes and materials available.
Brace Stool, $475.00
16in x 11in x 17.5in / solid oak
Updated price and link; originally posted Mar 14, 2016.
If you thought cold coffee was for snobs or sugar junkies, think again. Cold brew coffee is often less acidic and less bitter than hot brewed coffee, and more palatable with milk. Using a slow-drip process with an adjustable valve, the Cold Bruer Coffee Brewer lets you play around with brew time to get your ideal cup. However, don’t think you’ll pull this sort of cold brewing off in a quick minute; the recommended brew time is a 6-hour span, at a drip per second.
Designers: Gabe Herz and Andy Clark
Material: Borosilicate glass, food-grade silicone, stainless steel
Size: 10″ h x 5″ w (25.4×12.7cm)
Details: Makes up to 4 cups
Also available on Amazon.
Updated price and link; originally posted Feb 11, 2015.
If you’re going to have a step stool, you might as well make it this one. Why? Well, it’s made of molded steel- that’s what gives the split-legged design its sleekness and strength- and it’s very minimalist. So minimalist, in fact, you could even leave it out all the time as a resting spot for books or a special plant. You’d not say the same for any other step stool you find at the local hardware store, would you? Now on sale.
Designer: Frederik Roijé
Made in the Netherlands
Size: 18h x 18w x 18″d
Materials: Powder-coated Steel
White and added oak treads available directly from the designer, Frederik Roijé.
Updated price and link; originally posted Mar 16, 2017.
You have absolutely no excuse to have scarves, coats and clothes on the floor this fall/winter, because these Wire Hooks are top notch and inexpensive. Pick a few bright colors in different shapes for a fun mix, or go the minimal route by repeating one shape in one color.
Available in Triangle, Square, and Circle.
Available in Black, White, Yellow, Red, and Blue.
Updated price and link; originally posted Feb 17, 2017.
If you’ve ever admired Charlotte Perriand’s work, I’ve got some good news for you: now you can own one of her lamps. The Pivotante À Poser swivels around to adjust the amount of light coming through its sheet metal body. It’s a simple idea, executed in a smaller size so that the lamp can fit easily on a side table or shelf. Now on sale for $210.95!
Designer: Charlotte Perriand
Made in Italy
Size: 8h x 5″w
Materials: Rolled sheet metal, steel, paint
Updated price and link; originally posted Jun 16, 2017.
Water is a necessity, but nowadays too many of us rely on plastic bottles to get our daily intake. Perhaps by purchasing this very nice Talise carafe, you’ll cut down the amount of plastic you use and thus become a more responsible adult. Unending supplies of water and other beverages may be kept in its lovely fluted design, which looks so much more appropriate on a dinner (or conference) table than a six pack of plastic bottles. Use the inner funnel to hold a water filter, if needed, or remove entirely for non-filtered beverages.
“Made without the use of molds and created with the finest quality Boroscilicate glass, each piece is handcrafted by master glassblowers.”
Materials: Boroscilicate glass
Dimensions: 5 3/4″ D x 10 1/2″ H
250 mL (84 fl oz)
150 mL (50 fl oz) when using the funnel
Handcrafted in Czech Republic.
Please note that filter is not included.
Updated price and link; originally posted Jul 20, 2016.
Maybe you already own a perfectly good ruler, but does it use “visual hierarchies of color and shape to articulate the process of measurement”? Probably not, as that’s just what Allon Libermann and Hye Jin Ahn aimed to do with this Aluminum Ruler. If your mind works visually, you might as well have a very visual ruler.
– Black lines call out whole and half numbers
– Large integers are marked with a red dot emphasizing their importance
– Curves unify all the parts that make up a whole number
Designers: ALLON LIBERMANN AND HYE JIN AHN
Dimensions: 20.5×2.5×0.2” / 52×6.3×0.5 cm
No matter how neat and clutter free we attempt to be, there’s still a fair amount of mail, keys, and miscellany that follow us through our front doors. To conquer this choas, consider the Mail Slot Bowl* by Dan Sjogren. It will keep your most recent paper correspondence lined up neatly in a row. Will it force you to take stock of which documents go to the recycle bin and which go to the filing drawer? Eh, maybe. It also has a reasonably sized bowl to park your keys, which might mean you’ll never lose them again. (We can hope.)
Handmade in Denver, Colorado.
Made from Birch Wood
Measurements: 10″ x 7″ x 1.75″
Originally published Apr 9, 2015.
*The one pictured above is sold out from Uncommon Goods, but Sjogren offers a more rounded-off version through Sjotime Industries.
Ditch those plastic forks, spoons, and knives, because you’re going to buy this Cutlery Set. All three utensils nest together into a compact case for safekeeping and easy transport, which is convenient for your daily lunch at the office or your next camping trip.
Stainless steel won’t bend or break, and, as a bonus, you can freely lecture anyone around you about how their use of plastic cutlery is lame, both in function and for the environment. You may not make new friends this way, so maybe it’s best to just wait as others slowly notice your superior eating utensils, then tell them all about it.
Designed by black+blum
-Made from stainless steel
-Includes polypropylene snap close case
L19.5cm W5cm H2cm / L7.5″ W1.9″ H0.8″
Updated price and link; originally posted Jul 22, 2016.