LG 34 inch 21:9 UltraWide WQHD IPS Curved LED Monitor

3440x1440 pixel monitor LG

I’ve always been a tech geek at heart. Combined with my love of clean design, style, and quality, finding intelligently designed computer hardware (outside of Apple and sometimes Sony) can be quite difficult. LG has brought that function-meets-fabulous to their 34 inch UltraWide WQHD IPS Curved LED Monitor (34UC97-S if you must know the model […]

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Bespoke Coffee Wake Up – The Barisieur

the barisieur coffee clock

Being a coffee snob these days is easy. There are so many options out there that make you a great cup of coffee, but how many of them look good doing it? The Barisieur is a brewing creation from the mind of Joshua Renouf, a Product Design Graduate from Nottingham Trent University, that combines the […]

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Tivoli Audio Model One AM/FM Radio

Tabletop radio full sound

As you may have noticed, I gravitate towards the classically styled and well designed. One such item that performs flawlessly in this arena is the Tivoli Model One by Tivoli Audio. It brings me my news in the morning as I pour my espresso, through the dependable FM radio waves in incredible clarity and depth. […]

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Wine Rack Like No Other – Enoteca

wine bottle mounting

This beautiful shaped wood hanging wine bottle rack is the brainchild of Antonio Lages & Angela Ladeiro. Part of Legnoart, this Italian company is founded on the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Award-winning with extreme attention to detail, the innovative design is combined with eco friendly materials and redefines modern kitchenware. I’m particular to […]

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Doug Ross Print Illustrations

seal illustration print

I first saw these on a trip to Santa Cruz hanging on the wall of a local gallery and fell in love. The playful subjects and creative visualizations of these already strange looking sea creatures gives a unique perspective, almost child-like. Broken down to the simplest elements, and then reconstructed with lines and 60’s style […]

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Slim Keyholder by Keysmart

keysmart-keyring

I’m always on the lookout for a better way to slim down on things I carry in my pocket (hence my interest in Coin to slim my wallet), and now a sweet product to address my bulky key ring. Keysmart has come up with a simple yet ingenious idea of organizing your keys in a […]

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James Kennedy Steel Art

southamerica-metal

A big fan of the unique finishes of steel, especially when paired with other modern amenities in the home, so I couldn’t pass these up. Clean cutouts of different continents allow you to pair them and create your own geographical map. James Kennedy Bio Born in Quebec City, James Kennedy inherited his passion for art […]

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All Your Cards in One – Coin

all in one e-card

I’ve been trying to bring a minimalist simplicity I enjoy in other parts of my life to my wallet for years now. It evolved from the tri-fold wallet, to the bi-fold, then to the card wallet. I’ve toyed with the idea of a simplistic money clip, but I’ve never been able to fit all of […]

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iOS7 iPhone Tips

Apple iphone ios7

After being pretty happy with iOS6 on my iPhone5, I decided to update to iOS7 after watching their teaser release video. A sucker for clean, intelligent design, it looked like a wonderful upgrade although I wasn’t totally sold on the new color palate. Settings > Software Update > iOS7 is all it took, and 45 […]

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Modern Standing Desk Design – Focal Locus

Focal Locus Workstation

I’ve been into the upright standing workstations lately, but most of these office furniture designs leave a bit to be desired. Given the health benefits of standing over sitting all day, I think it is something I could really get into. I already have a cheap standing desk, but if I had my way (and […]

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Colored Shoe Laces for Dress Shoes

colorful dress shoelaces

There are many ways to add subtle color accents to dress up your outfit, to show a bit of fun, color or style. Many times you find them on jacket linings, button hole stitching, and bright fun socks, but enter a new (but actually old and traditional) way to add a little color. Dress shoes […]

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iPhone Photo Lenses by iZZi Gadgets

smart phone fisheye lens

With the iPhone and other smartphones quickly replacing the point and shoot cameras with their high quality sensors and fancy megapixel outputs, iZZi Gadgets has turned the iPhone into an SLR style camera. Acting as a fully covered aluminum case complete with tripod mounts, the iZZi Orbit provides you with a 180 degree fisheye lens, […]

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iPhone 5 Minimalist Mod-3 Metal Case

sleek iphone 5

I just upgraded to an iPhone 5 and love the slim, light feel, however, it seems so delicate! If I was to drop it, I’m sure I would hate the outcome, but all of the iPhone cases out there are horrible! Either they completely cover up the beautifully engineered lines of the phone, or are […]

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Nu-Flame Modern Tabletop Fireplace

Nu-Flame Tabletop Candle

Is it a candle, a mini fireplace, a huge lighter, a flaming art piece? It could be all of the above. Nu-Flame combines glass, wood, steel and fire to create these tabletop fireplaces that burn clean bio-ethanol fuel. This means a clean, smokeless flame in unique patterns to create dazzling ambiance. Place it on your […]

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Stylish Reclaimed Hardwood Fresco Paddles by Merriment Hardware

fresco paddles

A leisure sport long enjoyed by Brazilians and starting to make a comeback on California beaches, parks and backyards, Frescobol is the original paddle-ball. Since just about everything 80’s is making a big comeback, why not smashball? At least these beautifully crafted paddles will bring some class and style to a game commonly associated with […]

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Plumen Exposed CFL Bulb Art

Twisted CFL Bulb

Lower wattage artsy exposed filament bulbs are all the rage, just look at any trendy wine bar, whiskey bar or haute gourmet restaurant. They provide soft, pleasing light in twisted shapes and forms sans shade. Pendants, desk lamps, industrial fixtures, anything which exposed bulbs can model their beautiful filaments sculpted curves have always been the […]

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Classic Modern Floating Lamp by Light-Light

crealev modern lighting

Now this is cool. I love modern lamps with a touch of technology, but Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen at Light-Light do it right! Their two offerings (so far) are the Eclipse and Silhouette Floating Lamps, by Crealev (Crealev Levitation Technology). Extraordinarily clean design paired with touch on/off function and of course, the trademark floating […]

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Blue Bottle Coffee

Caffe Cup

I know, it’s only coffee you are saying, but that’s only because you haven’t tried it! I liken it to a great scotch, it’s all about the flavor and the buzz. I have never had a coffee buzz like this before, and believe me, it was fantastic. I generally stay away from drip brew coffee […]

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NICE Collective Hunters Henley

N.I.C.E. Collective cotton henley

There is something rugged and nostalgic about leather elbow patches, shoulders, and hunting gear. Even though I am not a hunter, I do appreciate the style influenced by the function and practicality of reinforced areas. This cotton henley by N.I.C.E. Collective is no exception, featuring the contrast collar with extended contrast shoulder panel and netted […]

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Antique Floor Globe Bar

Floor Globe Bar with Drink Storage

It’s happy hour somewhere in the world. With a bar globe you can actually back that statement up while you fetch yourself a drink. Having a bar in your office is somewhat Mad Men ‘esque, but having it contained within a vintage globe, it would do just as well in your home library or sunken […]

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The Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve Scotch

Speyside Single Malt Scotch

There is something about a great Islay single malt scotch that really captures me. Traditionally I am a fan of Ardberg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig (the really smokey and peaty scotchs) but it can be difficult to drink a lot of those throughout the evening as they can overwhelm the palate. This is when I usually […]

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