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  1. Shake a Leg

    Shake a Leg

    A little bit humorous, a little bit macabre and totally functional. Shake-a-leg salt & pepper shakers are perfect for your morning eggs.

    $52.00

  2. Salt and Pepper Orbs

    Salt and Pepper Orbs

    Designed by Andi Kovel, these handmade salt & pepper shakers are made from recycled glass. The glass is blown to order and each is individually shaped, so no two shakers will be alike.

  3. No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism

    No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism

    Poynor provides readers with a compre-hensive overview of the origins of graphic design, postmodernism, and deconstructionism in the digital age.

  4. 79 Short Essays on Design

    79 Short Essays on Design

    Using wide-ranging topics including business, art, economics, history, war, politics, film, and books, Bierut explores the relationship between graphic design and the ...

  5. Thinking with Type

    Thinking with Type

    Lupton’s encyclopedic knowledge of typographic form and history endows her writing with a supreme readability. This book, written as a primer for design students, should be required reading for...

  6. Metal Vertical Walls

    Metal Vertical Walls

    Ti, Al, and Cu are all excellent options for siding. These natural elements are nontoxic (you probably ate some copper in your cereal this morning) and easily recycled. But for us, copper takes the...

  7. HardiePlank

    HardiePlank

    HardiePlank and Plyboo: a match made in eco-heaven, right? Well, the energy it takes to bring cement (or bamboo) products to your door must also be considered. Granted, HardiePlank is a durable...

  8. TruWood

    TruWood

    A 2000 issue of the Christian Science Monitor shows an image of towering 130-year-old pines, captioned: "Some 150,000 houses later, there are as many trees in this California forest today as there...

  9. Reclaimed Wood by TerraMai

    Reclaimed Wood by TerraMai

    For out-and-out oenophiles, what could be more satisfying than a house ensconced in redwood reclaimed from wine barrels? TerraMai's siding–redwood, teak, Douglas fir, or pine–provides the beauty of...

  10. Urban Letterbox

    Urban Letterbox

    "Have a shuftie" at New Zealand's take on a standard box. Although it has the ever-urban lock option, we can just as easily see this in a cul-de-sac of Usonian-style homes. It has an industrial...

    $145.00

  11. Cadrona Letterbox

    Cadrona Letterbox

    As the Kiwis say, we were "dead chuffed" to showcase such a beaut. New Zealand's Heartlands Outdoor Living is, as far as we can tell, the only company to have created a whole line of modern styles....

    $110.00

  12. SLV Galvanized Rural Mailbox

    SLV Galvanized Rural Mailbox

    You might ask why we included a design that hasn't changed since it was standardized in 1915. A) It looks not unlike a Quonset hut. B) It's included in Phaidon Design Classics. C) The price. Take...

    $6.69

  13. TK 01

    TK 01

    Our lament at the lack of beautiful wood mailboxes was heard all the way in Seattle, where fledgling design firm Barbanc answered our call, nearly overnight. The handcrafted TK 01 is available in...

    $835.00

  14. No. 10 Letterbox

    No. 10 Letterbox

    Form following function need not be formulaic. When HouseArt recently acquired Mark Naden's No. 10 from Pure Design, we rejoiced not only in its reissue, but also in the new color options like...

    $180.00

  15. Platinum Collection 8-inch Chef’s Knife

    Platinum Collection 8-inch Chef’s Knife

    Stainless steel blade

    $33.75

  16. Gridrawsmall Tablet

    Gridrawsmall Tablet

    1/8" printed grid on one half, blank on the other. For challenges which reqiure module planning. Edition II of GRIDRAWSMALL now featuring a handy slipcase for keeping everything safe and in...

    $20.00

  17. Bamboo Drawer Organizers

    Bamboo Drawer Organizers

    In addition to being a sustainable material, bamboo has a striking color striation to its grain, and is nice enough to be displayed just about anywhere. These crafted modular boxes are big enough...

    $3.99

  18. Pedal Bin with Bio Bucket

    Pedal Bin with Bio Bucket

    This simple, streamlined bin is less conspicuous, without being less functional. The corrosion-resistant construction and well-sealed lid are not to be overlooked. The recycling bin is a smaller...

    $40.00

  19. Butterfly Recycler

    Butterfly Recycler

    Intended for squeezing into narrower spaces, the Butterfly takes a different approach than the rest of the pack. The cleverly designed lid opens in halves when you press on the foot pedal, and can...

    $189.00

  20. Steel Trash Can

    Steel Trash Can

    This is a classic steel trash can, but with a twist. Apartment dwellers can make use of other segregated bins, but larger households might need one of these just for bottles and cans. Improvements...

    $109.99

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