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  1. George

    George

    If you spend a lot of time at home listening to your iPod while wandering around from room to room taking calls with a Bluetooth headset, the George, with its ultra-functional remote, is the best...

    $499.00

  2. SoundDock

    SoundDock

    Chances are, when you think iPod dock you think Bose (as confirmed by its starring role in Wes Anderson's short film Hotel Chevalier). As with the Wave radio before it, Bose does an astounding job...

    $299.95

  3. RoomGroove

    RoomGroove

    We had some trouble getting the docking tray on the RoomGroove to open, which got our review off to a rough start. Once we had our iPod in place, though, we ran through a few playlists and found...

    $299.00

  4. Model L

    Model L

    In many ways the Geneva blew away the competition, but it’s a little like comparing a Hummer to a Tercel. This large system looks good and the sound is top-notch, but we agree with Andrews on the...

    $699.00

  5. Taste of Talking

    Taste of Talking

    These infinitely interesting salt and pepper shakers don't just resemble the traditional ear and mouth pieces from the telephones of yore; they really are (unused) pieces taken from from real phones!

  6. PowerSquid Surge Protector

    PowerSquid Surge Protector

    Designed by 31-year-old inventor Chris Hawker, the PowerSquid takes a familiar concept—the power strip—and turns it inside out. The PowerSquid looks like, well, a squid, complete with a pair of...

    $17.95

  7. Simrin

    Simrin Table Linens are handmade textiles, handscreened and handsewn to make each piece unique. The designs are inspired by vintage fabrics and organic forms taken from nature. The colors and...

    05.04.09

  8. Simrin Nature Coasters

    Simrin Nature Coasters

    While their hand-drawn graphics may depict the most delicate of dandelions, these vinyl coasters from Brooklyn-based Simrin can withstand beading from any beverage you choose.

    $44.00

  9. Fat Brain Toy Company

    The Fat Brain Toys Story The term "garage start-up" is often used to describe companies with humble beginnings - whether they really started in a garage or not. But in the case of Fat...

    08.24.09

  10. Dado Cubes

    Dado Cubes

    Get your kids into the groove with Dado Cubes, a set of ten durable plastic nesting blocks that stack up to make all kinds of neat constructions. Each piece has a slit on all four sides, allowing...

    $27.50

  11. ModKat

    No longer your dirty little secret. Who says a litter box can’t embrace form as well as function, work with your décor and provide an unparalleled experience for your cat. Not us. The...

    08.28.09

  12. ModKat Litter Box

    ModKat Litter Box

    It can be tough to find the right place in the home for traditional litter boxes, which can be a little big, a bit untidy (no matter how fastidious your feline), and, well, just not too nice to...

    $180.00

  13. High & Dry Dishrack

    High & Dry Dishrack

    Done with the dishes? This flat-pack plastic rack will keep your plates and bowls aligned while they dry. Excess water drips off into the draining tray, which can be easily poured from the small...

    $59.00

  14. Red Pen with Stamp

    Red Pen with Stamp

    Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa translated the Japanese tradition of Hanko—individual stamps used in place of a personal signature—into these plastic and steel pens. Super simple and...

    $50.00

  15. Q&A: Gijs Bakker
    Interviews

    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.25.10

  16. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
    Profiles

    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.18.10

  17. Text Appeal
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    Text Appeal

    Will Robison and Jacob Krupnick believe that transforming basic transactions into “retail experiments” will change the rapport we have with what we buy. Subports launched in late 2009...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Anna Wolf
    11.24.10

  18. Ballo Toilet Brush
    Product

    Ballo Toilet Brush

    Tis the season for having guests—and thus a clean house, as well. And while you'll want a toilet brush on hand, you may not want your current one out on display. Danish manufacturer Normann...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.13.10

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