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Cristie’s is auctioning off parts of Dunsborough Park in England. If you put your flight on your charge card, you might get enough points to buy a door knob.

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New bluetooth sound box that has a 10 hour battery and a speaker phone. By Rocksteady.

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3D printer used to fabricate a cast.

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The ability to obtain “big name designs” at big box retailers continues as indicated in this article at apartment therapy.

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Clearly a “first world problem solution” but Orvis is now offering a stink free dog color that will not harbor germs and bacteria after it gets wet or sweaty.

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Pretty good article on Feng Shui. Even if you embrace a small part of it, it is still pretty good stuff.

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I just want to tip my hat to our friends at the Container Store who are celebrating 35 years in the business. Not only do I enjoy their stores but if you follow their blog you will discover that 98% of the content is about their people and/or the good they do in the community. Great work you guys.

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Some interesting ways to re-use old books. dwell.

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These are just simple kid’s hangers from IKEA but I like the graphics of this image. It’s from an article on treating yourself to more than just wire hangers found at The Designer’s Pad.

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The Hooper Table with shade…only $11,000 from Janus et Cie.

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The site Seeds, has done a great job of tying a color range into an image that links to our memories and emotions. Very easy way to enable understanding of colors and making them relatable.

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Tribute to the human spirit as documented with GoPro camera’s.

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Carbon fiber bathtub.

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Tiny mobile shelter. Only 200 square feet.

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Check this site out. They have all sorts of cool things to make your pets life and thus your’s better.

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For those of us that still actually buy DVDs, this storage rack design was inspired by the bouncing bars of sound waves on AV equipment.

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Self leveling wall shelf. It is pictured with books but I’m sure it would be cool with baseball gloves, purses, bike helmets and a whole host of other things too. Perhaps not a gold-fish bowl.

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So simple. Easy to store. Could be carved out of sheets of recycled product too.

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Wavegarden found in Spain. Fantastic idea highlighted at Cool Hunting.

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New tool for brainstorming. Perhaps now we can finally quit using the term “think outside the box”.

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Proof (no pun intended) that a good matrix always makes things more clear. But it might not matter after a few samplings of this new vodka. Not that I am promoting this product…I just want you to be aware of whats new…but it does happen to be Friday and I am getting thirsty.

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Flexible and easy to clean. I wonder how much more per ounce the pre-shredded cheese is over buying a block and doing it yourself?

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Remember when all our stuff had a wood element to it? Great article on the history and the trend at Co.Design.

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From BH&G. I am starting to see this more and more… the planking expressed as a wall treatment. Very nice ether painted or rustic.

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Maybe its just the lake in the background or the dog in the foreground… but this is a good example of “warm modern”.

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Industrial Studio’s new system for Herman Miller.

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Laser tattoo on your fruit. No more sticky labels to deal with. How cool is that?

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A guy I work with said he found something that is applicable to our industry in the SkyMall catalog during his last flight. I went to check it out but couldn’t get past this must have for any home. As far as I know it is not designed by Phillipe Stark.

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TrueCar did a gender preference study on who likes what car. Interesting results found here.

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Photos of a sports arena in Spain, 1935 and designed by Carlos Arniches. A testament to pushing material to its greatest ability, incorporating historic queues while blending in new elements. The roof on this structure is concrete…in 1935?

By Jon King

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