Entries Tagged as 'Gift Ideas'

Carbon Fiber Chopsticks

November 16th, 2010 · No Comments

A few years ago, I joked with a coworker that we should design carbon fiber cookware. Our first design was to be chopsticks. Now the joke is real. Designed with a special coating to be non-toxic and dishwasher safe, these may just be the fastest chopsticks in the world. If you have copious amounts of […]

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Tags: Food · Gift Ideas

Best Dog Toy Ever

March 10th, 2010 · No Comments

The Humunga ‘Stache.  Genius. (via swissmiss)

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Tags: Gift Ideas · Toys

Alvar Aalto Ice Cube Trays

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

My friend Capree might have her Tetris ice cube trays, but I have to say I like my Alvar Aalto shapes better.  Just sayin’. Pick up yours for only $5 over at Aalto.com

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Tags: Food · Gift Ideas

Reasonable Holiday Gift Guide

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments

For those of us that don’t have a budget of thousands to spend on Christmas gifts, here’s a list of goodies that are just as cool.  I like my house to be filled only with the things I love, from chairs to coffee cups to trash cans.  If I don’t enjoy seeing it every day, […]

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Unreasonable Holiday Gift Guide

December 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Part of the fun of the Christmas holidays is shopping for presents for your friends, and (even better) getting some goodies yourself.  As I’ve poked around the stores, I’ve found quite a few things that I wouldn’t mind receiving.  This list, however, includes the things that are so expensive there’s no way I can afford […]

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Tags: Furniture · Gift Ideas

Corinthian Column Bookends

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Even though I’m partial to modern work, I can’t help but enjoy classic Greek architecture.  These Corinthian column bookends are a perfect way to show your own appreciation for timeless beauty.  Hand-casted in plaster and hand-finished in England, available from the Monticello museum store.

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Tags: Architecture · Gift Ideas

Fifties Lego Town Set

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

It should come as no surprise that I love LEGO.  Anything that combines Danish design, toys and architecture is pretty sweet.  This new set called “Town Plan” contains three buildings central to any fictitious 1950′s town: a cinema, service station and town hall.  It’s complete with a few cars and even some newlyweds! Get yours […]

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Tags: Architecture · Gift Ideas · Kids · Toys

Google Schwag with Wright and Gropius

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

I randomly visited our corporate merchandise store here at Google HQ and noticed that they now carry a full selection of gear with printed with various popular “Doodles“.  Of course my eyes locked in on two of my favorite logos, those honoring Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius.  Finally, some corporate gear I actually want […]

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Tags: Architecture · Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas: Office Supplies

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments

There’s nothing quite as boring as sitting in a cubicle all day doing work you aren’t interested in.  While you can’t always remedy the work, you can certainly make the environment a little more fun.  I’m a huge fan of everyday mundane objects that are well designed, and these office supplies fit that description nicely.  […]

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Tags: Gift Ideas · Office