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Creative Gifts for Kids and Baby

<i>Michelle Kohanzo is the the Managing Director of The Land of Nod, a children’s retailer that offers products for kids and people that used to be kids. Michelle is also mother to four kids (yes, FOUR!), a gourmet cook, and a retail junkie.</i><p>Here at The Land of Nod, we believe in toys that run on pure …

The Big Bubble by Alex de Witte

Loving these giant suspended, glass bubble lights, called The Big Bubble, from Dutch designer Alex de Witte. Each giant piece is made of blown glass …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

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Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Distant Thunder by Wendell Castle

Mushroom Lamp by h220430

Japanese design studio h220430 have created the Mushroom Lamp.<p>Description from the designers<p>After the end of the Cold War between the US and the …

Meltdown Lamps by Johan Lindstén for Cappellini

Swedish designer Johan Lindstén has created the Meltdown pendant lamps for Cappellini.<p>Description by the designer<p>Meltdown is an interpretation and …

The Babylon Light by Ryan Taylor

Toronto-based designer Ryan Taylor has created Babylon, a light made from powder-coated aluminum that also features a small garden.<p>From the …

Wiesergut Hotel by Gogl & Partners Architekten http://www.contemporist.com/2013/02/12/wiesergut-hotel-by-gogl-partners-architekten/

The view from the pool at this house in Thailand, designed by Marc Gerritsen. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/03/20/the-naked-house-by-marc-gerritsen/

An interior view of the Far Pond house by Bates Masi. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/05/01/far-pond-by-bates-masi-architects/

Summer Picnic Essentials

(Image credit: as linked above)<p>Summer in the city means finding green spaces that are forgotten about during the winter months and enjoying picnics …

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Round Dandelion Seed Necklace Dandelion Necklace Glass Locket Terrarium Necklace

Description<p>A single dandelion seed is pressed between two panes of glass in this antiqued silver round locket. Measuring 1 1/2 inch at its widest point, this silver plated locket features a side latch that closes securely, ensuring that your wish is safe. The dandelion seed is not adhered to the …

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Beautiful Finds for a Home Office

<b>Codify Pencil Holder</b> ($48, Anthropologie)<p>For most people, a home office has to be versatile. Whether your office is in view of the rest of the house, …

DIY: Hanging Belt Vessel

21 Comments<p>We've been saving some pretty cute Italian juice jars recently for a possible project in our future, and finally was inspired. Later last …

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The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

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