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Walden Pond Handcrafted Bone Scissors

Every now and then, we have to treat ourselves to something utterly impractical simply because it's gorgeous. Most of the time, that happens in the form of a dead-end date. This time, we're picking up these Walden Pond Handcrafted Bone Scissors ($38). The idea of... [More]

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Skymagenta Sushi Crochet Pattern

If you're handy with needles and not so much with the chopsticks, than perhaps you'll find this Sushi Crochet Pattern ($6) a bit more appetizing than the real thing. With this, Skymagenta expertly shows you how to knit your own nigiri, maki, inarizushi,and temaki. Although... [More]

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Mini Twig Pencils

We've been thinking about pencils recently, and we've realized that a great mystery lies at the heart of these seemingly unremarkable writing implements. Namely: how the hell do they get the graphite into the middle of all that wood? Sure, they could drill a really... [More]

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Learn to Knit Kit

We are dying to snatch up several of these gorgeous Learn to Knit Kits ($62) from Purl Soho and give them to friends for the holidays. The kits include two beautiful skeins of merino wool yarn (you pick from twelve different colors!), a pair of... [More]

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Will You Ever Use Me Again? Pencils

We're feeling a little sorry for the Will You Ever Use Me Again? Pencils ($10, pack of 10) by artist Dino Sanchez. Originally created as an art installment, the pencils were stashed throughout NYC so people could take them and use them. The rhetorical question... [More]

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Moleskine Classic Mini Plain Notebook

We've brought you plenty of fun Moleskine products before, so we're sure you already know how awesome they are. Even the Classic Mini Plain Notebook ($10) is worth praising. Tthe new, bright colors give us a good-lookin' pad of paper while retaining the durability of... [More]

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Terrarium Kit

Terrariums are so hot right now. Why should your enjoyment of them be limited by other people's creativity? Get on the bandwagon with this Terrarium Kit ($12). Use the included glass jar to create your own miniature world, or go crazy and arrange your moss... [More]

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Kintsugi Repair Kit

It's a holiday tradition: every Thanksgiving, you manage to drop and shatter one of Grandma's prized antique dishes. This time, instead of crying, whisk the shards away and use this Kintsugi Repair Kit ($25) to put them back together. Instead of trying to disguise those... [More]

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Eiffel Tower Scissors

Bonjour! Do you find yourself with un petite thread in need of snipping? Sever it in chic style with these Eiffel Tower Scissors ($10), which add a French flair to an otherwise mundane task. We think you'll develop a distinct amour for them.... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Hem Clips

You've been trying your hand at sewing for the past couple of months, and to say it isn't going well is an understatement. In fact, you couldn't sew a buttonhole to save your life. At least with these Hem Clips ($7 for a set of... [More]

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Coastergram

Admit it: you truly believe that you are an Instagram savant. Your iPhone photos might look like everybody else's crap at first, but with a bit of cropping and the right filter, they are profoundly transformed into works of retro-styled digital art. They ought to... [More]

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Hedgehog Mitts KnitKit

Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to start planning for that other holiday: you know, the one that requires you to track down presents for every piece of offspring one of your friends or family has managed to produce in the last eighteen... [More]

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Lets Bring Back Journal

Kick off NaNoWriMo by gathering your plot ideas and descriptive passages in the Lets Bring Back Journal ($17) from Chronicle Books. Sure, it's a cinch to just open a new Word doc and have at it, but so long as you're sticking with writing a... [More]

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Animal Crayons

The adorable Animal Crayons ($8, set of 6) elicit an "aww!" all by themselves, but add in the fact that they're packaged in a little school bus, and they're easily the sweetest crayons in the art box. The thick bodies are just the right size... [More]

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Custom Inspector Stamp

Off the tops of our heads, we could think of half a dozen uses for a tiny Custom Inspector Stamp ($23). Seal your wedding invites with your initials, share your business logo, brand your personal effects...shall we go on, or are the wheels in your... [More]

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Love Is Art Black & Gold Kit

Unleash your inner Jackson Pollock with this Love Is Art Black & Gold Kit ($110). It provides you with everything you need to make your own abstract body-painting. Yes, that's right - you're not supposed to use brushes to get this bold gold paint onto... [More]

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Books to Illustrate: Where Do Monsters and Spiders Hide When They're Afraid?

French designer Marie de Crecy teamed up with writer Sandra Lanilis to create Books to Illustrate, a set of simply bound books with quirky stories ready for imaginative illustrations. We're currently coveting Where Do Monsters and Spiders Hide When They're Afraid? ($14), and though we'd... [More]

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French Press Felted Slippers Pattern

We can't wait for a snow day. When the first one comes, we're going to stay home and make ourselves some adorable slippers. This French Press Felted Slippers Pattern ($7) should even ensure that we end up with something we can actually walk around in,... [More]

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Grime Writer

We've been noticing some pretty clever 'reverse graffiti' around our city, where artists (or businesses) have taken a stencil to the filthy concrete and power washed an image (or ad*) onto the ground, making for a design that is lighter than the surrounding area. This... [More]

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Bigfoot Tape Dispenser

You're doing enough work as you wrestle to wrap your gifts. You may as well make the Bigfoot Tape Dispenser ($36) take on the simple task of keeping itself upright while you work. The suction cup feet give it a good grip on your work... [More]

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