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Now that fall has officially arrived let pinecone hoarding commence, both literally and figuratively!

One for your eyes, Pavel Eekra

Two for your ears, Kenton Beadworks

Three for your table, Local Harvest

Four, or more, for your letters, USPS

And another for your neck, Beazuness


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I’ve been noticing alot of unexpected items in faceted goemetric forms, and I’m really liking it.

Terraiums by Assembly New York, Found via Compai

Silver Vases by Martin Azua, Found via Seesaw

Alef vase by Jaim Telias, Found via MocoLoco

Ale lamp by Jaim Telias, Found via MocoLoco

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Designer Jasper Morrison has opened his own online shop filled with not only his designs but other well designed products from around the world.  This online shop is not the typical arangement of products into categories but more like a shopping discovery.  You select an item that provides a link to other items and you may not ever see all that’s offered but all that you want to see through searching.

Found via The Scout, via Arkitip

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Billet

I seriously want one of everything from Billet.  I had to restrain myself because I was on the verge of posting every item in their online shop. I only wish I could read Japanese…sigh.

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Ten Tips

I’m inspired by Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director John C. Jay’s abilities to evolve in the creative world. His “10 Lesson’s for Young Designers” are really applicable to many aspects of life and careers, not just to designers.  Read more of the article here.

10 lessons for young designers:
1. Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.

2. Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.

3. Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.

4. Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.

5. Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you don’t know.

6. Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.

7. Try not to work for stupid people or you’ll soon become one of them.

8. Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.

9. The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.

10. If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.

Found via Swiss Miss

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I just got myself one of these  Reclaimed Apothocary Matchstick Bottles by Jen Pearson and I love it – sometimes it’s the simplest things that I find so pleasing.

Availalble for purchase at her Etsy shop.

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I’ve been browsing through Eno and they really have an amazingly well curated selection of beautifully designed products for your home –  my wish list just grew by a couple dozen things.

Found via Grey

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