Third Drawer Down: Teatowels and Handkerchiefs.

By placing art into the most domestic of circumstances – on teatowels and handkerchiefs – Third Drawer Down promotes art and every day life. TDD reproduces artwork by contemporary Australian and international artists as limited edition screen prints, some based on illustrations, while others on type. My favorites seem to be primarily by the same artist. Check out the TDD site for a list of ideas on what to do with the teatowels and handkerchiefs besides drying dishes or blowing your nose.

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Brush and Rinse.

This is the point of amazing, functional design – the Brush and Rinse. Created by Amron Experimental, the Brush and Rinse redirects water from the faucet to your mouth in a beautiful arch. Goodbye paper cups, glasses, slurping from the faucet, sucking water from the bristles and cupping water in your hand to rinse. I love that all it took was a simple tweak of an ordinary, everyday toothbrush to turn it into something dually functional. It turns brushing your teeth into something fun and what more can you ask. Oh, that it only cost $3? Done.

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Crate & Barrel: New Finds.

I’m totally after these new finds at Crate & Barrel. I’ve been looking for a glass cake plate for a little while and this is the first one I’ve found in my price range ($39.95). I also love these chunky resin napkin holders ($2.95 each) and the Tripoli Server ($49.95) which looks so modern-elegant.

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Crate & Barrel: New Finds.

I’m totally after these new finds at Crate & Barrel. I’ve been looking for a glass cake plate for a little while and this is the first one I’ve found in my price range ($39.95). I also love these chunky resin napkin holders ($2.95 each) and the Tripoli Server ($49.95) which looks so modern-elegant.

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Tiny Living.

The genius store Tiny Living was created as a response to New York City’s cramped living conditions by a husband and wife team who have spent many years living in cramped NYC apartments- one of which was a studio that measured a mere 200 sq. ft.! Tiny Living offers a range of cleverly designed, affordable items that are small in scale, multi-purpose, flexible or organizational.

Row 1: reusable single cup coffee filters, wall wine rack, stainless steel cheese slicer;
Row 2: magnetic stainless steel cylinder, stackable mugs, chrome over-toilet magazine holder

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You Harlot, You.

I think this tarted-up teapot and cosy from Trixie Delicious over at Etsy is amaaaaazing. So of couse, that means that they are sold out for the moment. The teapot is a collaboration between Trixie Delicious and Esther Lamb of toggle.etsy. A two cup vintage-inspired department store teapot has a naughty girl makeover while the tea cosy is stunning in pink satin and black lace with a sexy vintage lingerie inspired design. The teapot has a pop in strainer and the cosy is fully lined in pink cotton to keep your tea warm.

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Chatchada.

C h ä t·c h ä·d a, pronounced by inserting ‘t’ and ‘da’ into ‘cha cha’. Crazy name, cool modern design. Each object at Chatchada represents contemporary style and quality manufacturing to the fullest. I can always appreciate clean, simple design.

Mori sake pitcher $25

Paus tea infuser $9

Ball whisk $5

Book darts twenty for $5

Luna tea pot $40

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Global Table.

Located in New York’s SoHo, Global Table houses a carefully edited selection of dishes and accessories from around the world with an emphasis on simple lines and finishes. Right now I’m digging this pitcher ($30 – blue please!), cup (n/a) and tea set ($70).

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Anamorphic.

These Anamorphic Cups by designer Ross McBride are really incredible. The stainless steel cup has a polished mirror finish. The porcelain saucer is printed with distorted images or words. These graphics can only be viewed correctly though the curved, reflective surface of the cup. The image is indecipherable when the cup and saucer are separate. The Anamorphic Cups are the first in the Anamorphic Series range of products. Future items will include a creamer and sugar dispenser, and drinking glasses. Salt and pepper shakers are already available.

I can’t seem to locate a retailer for cups or shakers, though I know they are available for purchase. If I come across one in the future I’ll make an update.

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No. 10 Letterbox.

I’m in love. With a mailbox. That may sound wrong, but it feels so, so right.

The No. 10 Letterbox mailbox by PureDesigner is gorgeous (especially the brushed aluminun which isn’t pictures here). It’s severely unfortunate that they’ve been sold out since February and the site only holds empty promises of remanufacturing them (they’ve been bought out by houseArt).

Sigh…

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