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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Platinum Collection 8-inch Chef’s Knife

    Platinum Collection 8-inch Chef’s Knife

    Stainless steel blade

    $33.75

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Twin Touch Bin

    Twin Touch Bin

    The Twin Touch is quite rugged, belying its pristine appearance. The steel body and lid defy rusting and chipping, which is a practical concern if you spend the majority of your time around refuse....

    $115.00

  17. Green Cone System

    Green Cone System

    If you wince every time you toss a banana peel into the trash and think, I really need to compost, let your guilt evaporate (or decompose). The Green Cone offers a simple, tidy alternative to the...

    $185.00

  18. Usame Table

    Usame Table

    Part coffee table, part storage bin, this repository will add style to any room. The vegetal patterns add Art Deco nostalgia to the modern translucent construction, making the table suitable for...

    $300.00

  19. Wallpaper Magazine Rack

    Wallpaper Magazine Rack

    This hanging rack meets all the requirements of the loft-owning glitterati: brushed anodized aluminum with a flowing, organic shape. Magazines must be folded to fit, but this Gehryesque flourish...

    $180.00

  20. Sprung Magazine Rack

    Sprung Magazine Rack

    Both minimal and multipurpose, this simple design is good for both magazines and newspapers, and could also serve as an impromptu fort for the kitty. The stained metal of the sprung-open structure...

    $198.00

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