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Lovelydesign Address File

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Handcrafted analog organizer stocked with recycled papers. $65.00

Whether you use it for business cards, recipes, or personal projects, staying organized has never been as artful as it is with lovelydesign's rolodex-inspired filing unit. Made in Vancouver, B.C., the address file features handcut, removable cards made from recycled paper (library cards, graph paper, order forms) snugly fit in a Canadian maple base. Clean, simple, and lovingly made. Just file it....read more

Ovopur Ceramic Water Filter

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Egg-shaped Ovopur gives new meaning to water cooler talk $895.00

Ignoring the valid argument that 900 bucks for a water filter is insane, the Ovopur is the nicest we've seen. Created by France's Aquaovo, the eco-friendly design relies on natural filtration systems (and some help from gravity) to dispense pure, wholesome H2O. The unit features an Aquacristal filter made of activated carbon, quartz, copper and zinc (helping explain the lofty......read more

Cork Peg by molo design

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The magically magnetic mounting system. $50.00

Led by two architects, Vancouver's molo design creates inventive products with a playful sense of materials and space. The magnetic Cork Peg mounting system is a perfect example. With a surprisingly strong weight bearing capacity the Cork Pegs are perfect for hanging bags, jackets, and tools. Sold in a package of two pegs. Mounting hardware included. ...read more

Magazine Stool by NJU Studio

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DIY design transforms old mags into a cool stool $185.00

Finally, a useful way to store all of our back issues of Playb--I mean Dwell. The Magazine Stool ("Hockenheimer"), designed by Germany-based NJU Studio, turns old periodicals into a smart piece of sustainable furniture. The DIY kit features a wooden base, a pillow seat, and dual leather belts with cinches that let you make a  a stool of varying heights depending on how......read more

Flat File by Jill Allyn Peterson

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An elegant, low-impact alternative to the traditional filing cabinet $80.00

When it comes to options for file storage, the pickings are slim. You can either go bulky and ugly or cheap-looking and plastic. NYC designer Jill Allyn Peterson proposes an attractive alternative in the form of the Flat File, a super lightweight, flat-shipping filing cabinet designed with sustainability in mind. Made of laser-cut birch plywood, with organic cotton folders, the Flat File is......read more

Artectnica Phrena Lamp by

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Flat-packing fixture unfolds into beautiful 3D shade $88.00

The beautiful Phrena pendant, a collaboration between Artecnica and Brooklyn product designer Karl Zahn, is inspired by the pages of a book. Unfold the flat-packing light, and the pages of the light work together in perfect symmetry. Phrena's steel interior frame is coated with white Tyvek, which creates a glow that adds warmth to any environment.  On his approach to green design,......read more

Timber Tree Hooks

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Natural homewares by Vermont's Live Wire Farm $40.00

These Timber Tree Hooks from Live Wire Farm offer a nice natural accent to the home. Each is handmade by Live Wire's John Robohm, who sources maple, beech, cherry and other hardwoods locally around his hometown of Jacksonville, Vermont. The hooks, which can also be used as shelf supports, come shaped and sanded, with pre-drilled mounting holes (screws included)....read more

Wrapwrap

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Simple scrap wood design keeps headphone cords untangled $20.00

There are few things more annoying than a tangled mess of cords. Designer Naoto Yoshida offers up a simple solution with the wrapwrap, which allows you to adjust the length of your cords when they're in use and wrap/store them when you're finished. Made of pieces of scrap wood reclaimed from a furniture manufacturer, the wrapwrap works nicely for iPods, iPhones and phone chargers. ...read more

Cork Planter Bookend Set

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Cork bookends also function as desktop planters/office organizers $48.00

Talk about versatility. We can count at least four simultaneous uses for this Cork Planter Bookend Set, designed by Nicole Runde on behalf of Working Class Studio. Made entirely of durable, high-density tan cork, the containers are watertight and perfectly sized for succulents, miniature, small ferns, or any sort of herb. Meanwhile it doubles as an inventive office organizer that......read more

Chalkboard Tablet & Stand by Peg & Awl

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A scrap of old steel mill wood, shaped into the perfect list-sized tablet $37.00

Here's another great gift idea from Philadelphia's Peg & Awl, designed to replace scrap post-its that pile up on desktops and fridges. The Chalkboard Tablet is made from reclaimed oak from an old steel mill in Philadelphia, along with leather from WWII spats. The board is beveled, painted with chalkboard paint and finished with natural tung oil. It comes complete with a 8" tall......read more

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