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  1. Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards
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    Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards

    I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox rather than in my mailbox. It struck me as a great idea, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.07.10

  2. Perfect Pair of 2011 Calendars
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    Perfect Pair of 2011 Calendars

    I just tore the November page off my 365 Typography Calendar and though I've got all of December until I'll need a new one, I thought I'd point out a pair of excellent 2011 calendars. As...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.10

  3. Nesting Instinct
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    Nesting Instinct

    If I had a fatter wallet, and a big, spreading tree in my backyard (if, indeed, I had a backyard), I would most certainly covet this cool new product from DEDON: a Nestrest. It's a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.18.10

  4. Penguin Postcards
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    Penguin Postcards

    Fie on all your letter-pressed stationary cuteness, your silly squirrels and schooners! Save on postage! Send a postcard! Better still, send one emblazoned with a classic book jacket from the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.10

  5. Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck
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    Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck

    I was excited to learn, from this recent New York Times story, that the Swiss company KT Color manufactures a line of paints created by Le Corbusier.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.28.10

  6. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  7. Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins
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    Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins

    It's a shock that it's taken so long for a product like this to come along. We have reusable containers (thanks Earl Tupper!), lunch boxes, grocery totes, and even produce bags but until recently,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.14.10

  8. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture
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    Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by Dominique Gonfard and James Coombes in late 2008. They founded the company aiming to push the boundaries...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.14.10

  9. Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer
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    Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer

    As more wineries are turning away from cork to seal their blends, Normann-Copenhagen is bringing the wine stopper back to its origins with a new set of corks made from, but of course, cork.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.11.10

  10. High-Design Doors
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    High-Design Doors

    Fifth-generation Italian manufacturer Lualdi just released its first collection of doors by American designers—namely by Dror Benshetrit, David Rockwell and Robert A.M. Stern. They're on pre...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.11.10

  11. Easy Ways to Save Energy
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    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  12. Mondaine Desk Clocks
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    Mondaine Desk Clocks

    Any traveller blessed enough to have zipped through the hills and dales of Switzerland has assuredly been faced with Mondaine's great Swiss Railway Clock. The dark hashes, white face, and classic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.10

  13. Esquivel Shoes
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    Esquivel Shoes

    George Esquivel learned how to make shoes 16 years ago in a Southern California garage. Today the designer runs his eponymous shoe brand from Los Angeles, where his team crafts gorgeous shoes with...

    10.06.10

  14. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
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    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  15. Mid-Century Finds by Sam Kaufman
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    Mid-Century Finds by Sam Kaufman

    Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficianado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.06.10

  16. Leather Fly Swatter
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    Leather Fly Swatter

    I was in Maine last week for my yearly vacation back East, and was happy to discover a new shop in Camden called Sugar Tools. All told it has something of a shabby chic vibe, though I did come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.10

  17. Modern Thank-You Notes
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    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  18. Street Value Book
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    Street Value Book

    Dwell Creative Director Kyle Blue recently introduced me to the diverse and inspiring work of the New York-based graphic design firm Project Projects. So I was excited to get my hands on one of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.10

  19. Flip & Tumble Produce Bags
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    Flip & Tumble Produce Bags

    Like many, I'm a big fan of reusable bags (Timbuk2's Hidden bags are my favorites) but am quite guilty of bringing home handfuls of plastic bags after a trip to the grocery store. For the past few...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.25.10

  20. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
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    BDDW's Handmade Record Players

    When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a design-build construction company, a recording studio, an architecture firm,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.24.10

  21. Down-to-Earth Design Online
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    Down-to-Earth Design Online

    I recently happened upon the website of Pedlars, a family-run design shop based in rural Scotland. Run by the husband-and-wife team of Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, the company started out as a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.10

  22. The Future of Solar?
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    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  23. Another Country Launches
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    Another Country Launches

    Another Country is a new furniture company owned by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper magazine. The pieces are produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England, made of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  24. Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection
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    Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection

    Though it's only August, holiday gear is already on its way (the New York International Gift Fair kicked off August 14). What's caught our eye is Heath Ceramics' new Winter 2010 collection&mdash...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.10

  25. An Urbin Solution
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    An Urbin Solution

    When Alana Charles and her husband moved to their dream home in Toronto, they were excited to start life on their beautiful street; however, they were not excited about the new, very large refuse...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.10

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