A lightbulb? A speaker? Both?

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Sony’s new LED bulb with an integrated Bluetooth speaker made me look and wonder. I can’t figure out if this is cool or totally absurd. I am weirdly intrigued.

Also, that photo of the couple lovingly smiling at their lamp.

El Prado Rug

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El Prado Rug, handwoven by artisan weavers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala using locally sourced and dyed wool. Pretty cool.

No Shoe Policy

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We have a no shoe policy in our home. This doormat would make that quite clear, wouldn’t it?

Pillow

pillow

I am not a pillow person. But this one caught my eye.

Snail Mail Stamp

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I love this snail mail stamp.

Calder Style Mobile

Calder Style Mobile

One of my life dreams is to eventually own a real Calder Hanging Mobile. Until I find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, this one will do just fine.

Chilewich Coasters

Chilewich Coaster

I am no fan of coasters. Never cared from them. Until now. I discovered these from Chilewich.

Favorite Things

Favorite Things

I am so getting my kids one of these classical memento boxes. Really lovely.

+++ Rug

++ Rug

I wish I had a spot for this +++ rug.

Cranky Table Lamp

Cranky Lamp

Some lamps are a little too tall. Others are a little too short. This is not a problem with Cranky, an adjustable-height table lamp.

Switch Port: A dry-erase light switch

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This light switch with a built in dry-erase board is smart and useful. A brainchild of 16 year old Nick Bain. Hat tip!

(thanks Zerlina)

Studio Roller

STudio Roller

Love the simplicity of studioroller.

(via designmilk)

Dandelion Objet d’Art

Dandelion

This Dandelion, frozen in time, made me look.

Stackable Candles by Andrej Urem

Au collection Candle

My friend Jen gifted me this stunning Brooklyn made candle yesterday. It’s the design of Andrej Urem, who hand pours them here in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. He has several designs that interlock, which means you can stack them. Not sure that’s practical but it sure is fun. Check out the entire collection and don’t let yourself deter you from the low-quality photography on his site. The candles are stunning!

Dot Desk

Dot Desk

I find this Dot Desk over on the Land of Nod quite charming. Perfect for a small corner desk in a small apartment.

Smart “Cloud” Lamp

I don’t think I have ever wanted anything THIS MUCH for my apartment. This Smart Cloud makes me swoon. It simulates a real thunderstorm and plays music of your choice via a bluetooth connection. So much respect to the designer Richard Clarkson.

(via)

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

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In love with this Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree plus planter. Love that The Sill is making plant purchasing easy.

oon – multi-outlet power cord

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oon by OKUM is a stunningly beautiful multi-outlet power cord. Totally wish listed.

Custom Made Hand Mosaics by Anne Derian

Mosaics, Anne Derian

Anne Dérian, an architect by trade, is the force behind these beautiful mosaic art pieces. Originally from France, Anne now lives in Berlin and does mosaics on commission basis. In times where everything is about speed, I find incredible beauty in the slowness and thoughtfulness that the mosaic process represents. I’d hire her in a heart beat.

Who Dares Wins

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So good.

Crest Brass Bottle Opener

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What a beautiful bottle opener this is! Wow! How perfect when a mundane object like a bottle opener has such decorative and sculptural qualities.

Lumio Book Lamp

Lumio Book Lamp

The Lumio Book Lamp is the most magical product I have come across in a long time. When I opened it in my studio yesterday everyone went wwwoooooaaaah! It is truly stunning.

When shut, Lumio masquerades as an elegant wood hardcover book. When opened, it magically transforms into a sculptural light illuminated by a high-performing LED.

Sending a virtual hug to the inventor Max Gunawan. And just like that, Lumio has become my favorite object.

Smiling Cloud Pillow

Cloud Pillow

This Smiling Cloud Pillow wins. Totally ordering one for my couch.

Lucid Mirror

Lucid Mirrow Adam Frank

I happend to stumble upon Adam Frank’s Lucid Mirror at NYNOW and it took my breath away. It’s a stunning décor mirror that places luminous 3D sunrays illuminating clouds behind the plane of the reflective surface. Viewers can ‘touch’ the illusion with their reflected image.

The above image doesn’t do it justice. It’s magical. Believe me.