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The Nogg Chicken Coop

The Nogg is a modern chicken coop designed by Matthew Hayward.

The nogg transcends ideas of what a chicken house usually looks like. It is designed to encourage domestic farming while adding a touch of playful elegance.

Engineered and crafted by hand in the UK the nogg is made from strong cedar wood which is fresh scented and naturally antibacterial. Stainless steel trimming, locks & fasteners and the elevated glass dome gives the nogg a contemporary feel and is reassuringly safe and durable.

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iPhone gloves that don’t suck

Dots makes great gloves to use with your touch-screen electronics sans the gimmicky designs you often see with these kinds of things. One hundred percent Merino lambswool from the UK and perfect for Chicago el platforms in the winter.

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Design Harvest Chicago

Design Harvest is Chicago's first annual street festival celebrating the home, with over 50 vendors spread out around Grand Avenue & Damen. Count me in. (via pitch)

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Minimalist bottle openers

After discovering Brendan Ravenhill’s excellent wood and nail bottle opener, I started thinking about how I’ve always appreciated the simplistic bottle opener over anything more ornamental or complex. Searching around online I realized that bottle openers are much like watches, in that there are literally thousands of designs that accomplish the exact same task. Here are some of the best I found.

The marli bottle opener from Alessi, designed by Steven Blaess. Admittedly this is the opener we’ve been using here at headquarters since 2008 and I love its ergonomic steely goodness.

The mono up & zu.


The Iittalia Collective Tools opener designed by Antonio Citterio.

A vintage German Monopol corkscrew and wine opener. (looks like he only has this one available)

Hermetus Bottle Opener, also by Monopol. (how fun is this Kiosk site?)

Nothing beats the simplicity or the price of a good old fashioned church key opener.

And finally the Japanese Alps 7 Opener available at Kiosk.

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Eco-reminder electrical switch & socket stickers

It’s easy to take for granted the magic of electricity in your home, but these whimsical self-adhesive stickers are a clever reminder of what it really takes to light your room or power your vacuum. PVC-free and standardized for use in the UK, I’m sensing a US market opportunity here. For sale on Hu2.

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Bookrest lamp

Now on sale over at C&M.

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Junk drawers

Brittny Badger is taking items from her friends junk drawers and creating order from their chaos. She also disassembles lots of appliances. Given the opportunity I could probably organize stuff like this for hours, so Brittny please let me know if you need an assistant. (via coudal)

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