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  1. Squak Mountain Stone

    Squak Mountain Stone

    Pros Squak started as a grad school project on sustainable design. The hand-cast slabs are made of recycled paper and glass bound with low-carbon cement. Rugged and rough around the edges, we wer...

    $32.00

  2. Shower Caddy Octopus

    Shower Caddy Octopus

    No need to dive 20,000 leagues into the briny deep to find this clever little cephalopod-inspired caddy. Yes, it plays into our love of the oceanic and the nautical, but the fact that the red,...

    $35.00

  3. Data Clip USB Stick

    Data Clip USB Stick

    The lastest in the things-that-masquerade-as-other-things brigade is this USB stick from Japanese design firm Nendo. We have a habit of misplacing our regular thumb drives and this pipsqueak of a...

  4. Claude Dresser

    Claude Dresser

    The special edition Claude dresser marries two of the 1970s favorite colors, avocado green and mustard yellow, with a rich walnut frame. This blast from the mid-century past and can add a retro...

    $2095.00

  5. Krenit Bowl

    Krenit Bowl

    When the enameled steel Krenit bowl was first released in the 1950s, its designer Herbert Krenchel said, “The idea was to make a beautiful bowl, preferably so functional and delicate that it...

    $25.00

  6. Letter Opener and Paperweight

    Letter Opener and Paperweight

    Our Stone Age ancestors used flint as a primitive tool and today, more than 700,000 years later, French designer Ora-Ïto looked to this artifact to influence his elegant letter opener and...

    $250.00

  7. Calendario Bilancia

    Calendario Bilancia

    Move these wood strips side to side to align the date in the middle, but beware: They’re a bit wobbly and won’t stay completely parallel when left or right of center.

    $96.00

  8. Perpetual Calendar

    Perpetual Calendar

    Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.

    $40.00

  9. Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    A plastic rendition of classic wooden blocks, Cubes makes a splashy desktop addition. Its petite size keeps its bright colors from overtaking your workspace.

    $15.00

  10. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  11. Penpal

    Penpal

    Keep your desktop writing implements neat and tidy with this silicone holder available in red, black, and white.

    $14.00

  12. Masters Chair

    Masters Chair

    For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.

    $244.00

  13. Speak-er Desktop Speakers

    Speak-er Desktop Speakers

    Desktop speakers aren't known for their high aesthetic factor; luckily, designers like music, too, and are working to jazz up the littles boxes of sound.

    $100.00

  14. Rough Trade Album-of-the-Month

    Rough Trade Album-of-the-Month

    London's Rough Trade pioneered the music-as-retail strategy, so trust that this isn't your average CD subscription service. A 3-, 6-, or 12-month membership locks down the must-hear album of the...

    $56.50

  15. Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2

    Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2

    The anticipated follow-up to volume one from 1999, this anthology explores the space between sound and architecture, from "acoustical technologies" to public art and urban planning. Plus,...

    $27.00

  16. NPR Radio

    NPR Radio

    The NPR radio connects via wireless to over 20,000 internet radio stations across the globe, and a portion of the price tag goes right to the beloved non-profit radio station.

    $119.99

  17. Edition 10 Headphones

    Edition 10 Headphones

    Yes, there is a pair of headphones that costs as much as a home audio system. The price of the limited-edition Ultrasone Edition 10 is only slightly justified by the fact that only 2,010 pairs of...

    $2745.00

  18. Cork Trivet

    Cork Trivet

    The simplest and cutest trivet I've seen in a while, from the Danish company Ferm Living. A chain of cork balls on a raw leather string—so simple, so clever. Plus, affordable!

    $22.00

  19. Fold Unfold Tablecloth

    Fold Unfold Tablecloth

    I ogled this digitally printed tablecloth at the design store HAY in Copenhagen, and was pleased to discover it's available stateside as well. The design, by Copenhagen-based textile and color...

    $160.00

  20. Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    This salt and pepper grinder, designed by Norway Says for Muuto, is available in white, black, and natural beech wood, but our favorite is this playful multi-colored version. The stacked components...

    $85.00

  21. Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    We love these hand-carved cups, made from rare arctic birch burl and outfitted with a reindeer leather strap. Apparently the cups are antiseptic and don't need to be cleaned between uses, so they...

    $65.00

  22. Taika Plate

    Taika Plate

    A friend who recently got married registered for Taika dinnerware, and I was immediately smitten with Klaus Haapaniemi's whimsical illustrations for this Iitalia line. Taika (which means "...

    $40.00

  23. Heath Tea Towels

    Heath Tea Towels

    Heath Ceramics has been creating beautiful tiles and tableware for over half a century, so it's no surprise that we fell in love with these tea towels. This unique design features silhouettes of...

    $18.00

  24. Homemade Cookie Stamp

    Homemade Cookie Stamp

    This adorable stamp puts the age-old question to rest, "did you make these from scratch?" Skip the pre-made cookie aisle and pull out Grandma's famous sugar cookie recipe, because you...

    $16.95

  25. Organic Basil Bamboo Grow Pot

    Organic Basil Bamboo Grow Pot

    I deem having fresh basil on hand a necessity. Presented in a sustainable bamboo pot, this is one green gift that keeps on giving.

    $20.00

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