design
This Desk Keeps Your Cords in Order and Has a Built-In Whiteboard

Man it feels good to sit down at a desk where everything is in order—or so I've heard. Mine is always a disaster, what with the cords and cables and scattered reminder notes I've scrawled on bits of paper that will undoubtedly get lost in the shuffle. But this lovely specimen from Artifox looks like it would seriously help whip things into shape. Read More >>

design
This Intricate Creature Skitters Across Your Desk on 3D-Printed Legs

As a genre, "desk toys" are usually pretty corny, from Newton's Cradle sculptures to creepy meditation balls. But these tiny creatures—which are miniatures of the giant self-propelled sculptures designed by Dutch artist Theo Jansen—are anything but. Read More >>

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This Rug Encases Han Solo in Carbonite on Your Living Room Floor

Is your living room floor bare? Do you like optical illusions? Do you love Star Wars? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll definitely love this floor runner depicting Han Solo stuck in carbonate. Read More >>

space
Buy These Seeds From Space and Make Yourself an Intergalactic Salad

Spring has just got here, and you're probably tentatively peering out the window of your dust-filled flat for your first glimmer of real sunshine in five months. Maybe you're even prepping your garden—in which case I invite you to consider investing in space basil. It's exactly what it sounds like. Read More >>

gadgets
A Rechargeable Bike Light That Tells You Exactly When it Will Die

The lights strapped to your bike only keep you safe at night as long as they're visible. When they die, you're just another shadow that drivers barely notice. So not only does the rechargeable Eagle 600 boast a whopping 600 lumens of light, it's also got a built-in OLED display letting you know exactly how much longer it will stay lit. Read More >>

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This Rolling Bear Trap Makes Awkward Flat Materials Easy to Move

A large sheet of plywood isn't necessarily heavy, but its massive dimensions can certainly make it unwieldy to carry. And since there's nothing wrong with the whole 'work smarter not harder' mentality, this gravity-powered clamping trolley makes it super easy to just roll everything from sheets of wood, to drywall, to basically anything that will fit inside its grasp. Read More >>

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A Delicious Yoga Bag That Inspires You to Make Room for More Calories

For some people, exercise and working out is a way to keep their bodies fit and trim. But for most of us, it's just a way to feel less guilty when we overindulge. So to stay inspired to make it all the way through your next yoga class, keep your gear in this giant burrito bag that provides a delicious-looking reminder of just one of the indulgences you're working towards. Read More >>

watches
A Cheap, Colourful Solar-Powered Watch That Requires No Maintenance

Q&Q (a company founded almost 40 years ago as part of Citizen) has finally made its once Japan-only SolarSmile watches available internationally. So for just $40 (£24.04)—with free shipping—you can get a simple timepiece that never needs winding, charging, or a new battery. Read More >>

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Slip Your Special Mail Into These Letter-Holder Bookends

This is a clever use of space right here. These bookends keep your paperbacks in line and your mail in order. All your favourite paper goods, all in one place, tidy and organised. Read More >>

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A Collection Of Nine Flipbooks Celebrating Disney's Greatest Animators

Before Walt Disney came along, animation was seen as just for kids. But through the release of a series of now-iconic animated films, he was able to turn 'cartoons' into a serious art form, paving the way for blockbusters like The Lion King and Frozen. However, he couldn't have done it without the help of nine well-known animators that are now further immortalised in this wonderful box set. Read More >>

design
Just Flick This Clock's Simple Face Switch to Activate its Alarm

Dieter Rams left a lasting legacy at Braun that still influences the products the company creates today. Just take a look at this simple analogue alarm clock, that's found a clever way to compete with all the other monstrous smartphone docks vying for space on your bedside table. Read More >>

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It's Almost Impossible for a Wallet To Get Any Thinner Than This

The pursuit of an absolutely minimal wallet leads some to just wrap an elastic band around their plastic cards and cash. But many of us still need a little more structure than that, and that's what the Flexy delivers, with a form factor that's just barely larger than a single credit card. Read More >>

design
Embossed Rolling Pins Let Bakers Sign Their Creations

Painters always sign their canvases, so why shouldn't bakers—proud of their tasty treats—not sign their work as well? But since pens don't work on dough, and markers are probably an even worse idea, Etsy seller Zuzia Zuber will create a custom rolling pin for you, embossed with a repeating pattern of "made by (your name here)." Read More >>

design
I Want These Bizarre Prints of Brains and Butterflies on My Walls

These prints—by graphic artist Bedelgeuse—are weird and magical and beautiful and I want them on my walls. The technical term for this style of art is up for debate—is it a collage or illustration?—but you definitely can file these prints under "can't stop looking." Read More >>

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This is the Classiest (and Probably Only) Briefcase Barbecue You'll Ever See

Outdoor cookouts can get a little grubby, a little dirty, a little messy—that's part of their charm, for some folks. If, however, you are searching for the classiest damn DIY al fresco dining experience of all time, look no further than this impossibly tidy Mon Oncle barbecue set. It actually comes in a briefcase. Read More >>

architecture
These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas and silhouettes their shapes in a range of colours, overlapping the forms to create a single abstracted, impossible skyline. Read More >>

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