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    February 27, 2014
    On a Roll

    Anthropologie has two stylish and modern calendars up on their web site. Above, the Measured-in-Months calendar, $78. The interlocking wheel has the days of the week allowing you to customize the calendar each month. Below, the stunning Perpetual Ring Calendar, $98.


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    November 5, 2013
    Spaced Out

    It’s like Urban Outfitters crawled into my brain and came up with the ultimate you-don’t-need-it-but-you’re-gonna-buy-it product. This Moon Phase Clock is available in black and white for $88. I have to say, the white is by far the cooler choice with it’s visible gears.

    UPDATE: The same clock is available on Amazon for just $71.

     


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    February 7, 2013
    News (and Music) Junkies Rejoice

    No bones about it, I’m an NPR junkie. I get all of my news from NPR – especially in the mornings while I’m getting ready for work. Typically, I stream the local station from my iPhone, meaning I miss a lot while I’m in the shower. Until now. This bluetooth shower speaker lets you stream your music (or your NPR app) anywhere in the house. Can’t wait to get one.


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    June 13, 2012
    Ice Cream Party

    An ice cream sandwich maker complete with sandwich presses? Yes, please. Apparently, this isn’t new news, but it’s news to me.

    Via Incredible Things.


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    March 1, 2012
    Not Just for Kids

     

    The hörbert MP3 player says it’s made for kids…according to my very limited German vocabulary. I refuse to play by those rules. If I ever run across one of these stateside, you can bet it will find a permanent home on my desk.


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    November 17, 2011
    Back to the Future

    A retro modern clock / kitchen-timer combo. $35 at Pure Modern.

     

     


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    October 27, 2011
    Just Not Cutting It

    I’ve never been a fan of the rolling pizza cutter. It just seems more likely to take a finger off than cut through a crispy crust. And, at any rate, the slices all end up uneven no matter how much geometry I work in my head before starting in on the slicing. These pizza sheers solve both problems with a wedge-shaped spatula attachment that allows you get perfect slices and serve them all-in-one.


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    October 19, 2011
    Halloween Hint

    An easier way to gut pumpkins. It does exist. $10.


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    July 20, 2011
    Nice ‘n Toasty

    Perhaps it’s too hot for toasted sandwiches this time of year, but I could still go for a warm grilled cheese right about now. With toast bags you don’t have to heat up the kitchen by turning on the stove or oven. You can make melty goodness right in your toaster.


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    June 24, 2011
    Double O Heaven

    This book case in a staircase looks like it’s for spies only. A girl can dream…

    Via Boing Boing.


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