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Take a look at the three skewed, off-kilter legs of this table. They’re just a bit off-center, which gives a playful feel to the heavy, solid form. The Stool + Side Table is just the right size to fit in alongside a sofa or as seating for a small desk.

by Resident & Philippe Malouin

Offset Coffee Table, $1,900.00

Offset Stool + Side Table, $425.00

Material: Solid oak

Updated price and link; originally posted Aug 21, 2017.

Until someone finds a cure to Alzheimer’s and dementia, we’re all going to have to deal with its effects on those we love. Here’s just three items geared towards improving a patient’s quality of life when cognitive tasks become difficult.

There’s a Simple Music Player that’s easy to use and will help patients improve their cognizance and lucidity, a Table Setting Placemat that uses high-contrast, visual clues, and a SafeWander Bed Alarm that alerts caregivers when a patient/love one gets up unattended.

What other devices/products should exist to help patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia?

Pictured above: Simple Music Player, $189.99

Table Setting Placemat, $19.95

SafeWander Bed Alarm, $199.00

If the dull and dreary January days have got you down, cheer up your cold feet with a new, fun doormat just inside your door. Heymat has industrial roots, which means their mats will withstand all sorts of boot stomping and mud catching so that slush doesn’t get too far indoors.

Materials: Thick rubber backing with thick pile. Industrial strength.
Dimensions: 23.6″ W × 33.5″ L (60 × 85 cm)

Machine washable

Heymat, Løv Frost, $285.00 (Dimensions — 39.37 DIA (100 cm))

If you’ve ever dug through lots of boxes trying to find a specific thing, you may just want to get a hold of a pack of Quick Peek Smart Labels. When used with the free Quick Peek App, the labels will help you keep track of all your stuff.

Scan the label and see what’s inside the box, easy as can be. Use individual pictures of items for easy searching or take group photos of everything to save time, it’s up to you. You can sync via iCloud or Dropbox and share with your family or your team at work.

32 Quick Peek Smart Labels, $9.95
100 Quick Peek Smart Labels, $29.95

You can also print your own labels, if you’re in a hurry (you’ll have to purchase label credits in the App).

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s difficult to choose only a few of his words to highlight, as so many of them are applicable to today’s social and political times.

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Strength to Love, 1963

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

Whoa! The next time you want to draw a bunch of multi-sided shapes, get yourself a Versa Ruler. Set your desired angles by snapping the rulers into place, then pivot and slide the rulers to get just the right lines. Yes, it is a pretty specific tool, but as anyone who’s worked in a studio or workshop knows, most of the time using the right tool saves a ton of time.

-Measure, draw, or cut perfect shapes repeatedly
-Lock angles & sides with rotating protractor
-Scale shapes in proportion
-Lock angles & sides with rotating protractor
-Snap Versa Rulers end-to-end to extend side lengths
-Connect additional sides or angles to create desired configuration
-Clamp objects for crafts
-Flip sides for US Standard or Metric scales

Initially, the thought of a headphone/earphone stand seems entirely unnecessary. However, to be fair, where do you put your headphones/earphones when you’re not wearing them? Not back in their case, because that’s too much trouble, so maybe (usually) you just leave them out on top of your desk, table or dresser, where they get covered with other stuff (sometimes). So, maybe a headphone/earphone stand isn’t such a ridiculous idea, hmm?

by TreAsia Design

“For in-ear headphones, the tubular support cleverly includes a magnetic end that keeps small earphones attached securely and safely.”

Plastic, throw-away storage bags? No, thanks, I’ll take a few of these Stashers instead. They’re self-sealing, reusable, 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone storage bags. Use them in the freezer or microwave and wash them in the dishwasher, easy as can be. They’re handy little storage bags to keep your food fresh or other little sundries safe, all while reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and our oceans.

HALF GALLON, 10.25” x 8.25” x 1.5” (64.2 fl.ounces), $19.99
SANDWICH, 7.5” x 7.5” x 1” (15 fl. ounces), $11.99
SNACK, 4.5” x 7.5” x 1” (9.9 fl. ounces), $9.99

Before you say ‘mumbo jumbo’ and roll your eyes, it wouldn’t hurt to have a little more mindfulness, it being the new year and all. So how about adding the five handbooks of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindfulness Essentials Series to your reading list? The essentials give you simple directions to become more aware of your own presence, your daily surroundings, and, maybe, with that increased mindful attention, you’ll be a little less of a jerk.

By Thich Nhat Hanh
Illustrated by Jason DeAntonis
Original paperback editions, Published December 2016 by Parallax Press
4.1″ x 2.1″ x 6.4″

Set of five volumes includes:
How To Sit
How To Eat
How To Walk
How To Love
How To Relax

Just in case you were wondering, here’s the top five posts for 2017. We’re not sure what this new year brings, but we are closing our eyelids tight, wishing and hoping for the absolute best. Thank you for visiting BLTD, and sharing the things you like, because it’s you that keeps our site going.

1. Nordic Knots Rugs

2. KOMOLAB Wall Racks

3. Pidestall Planters

4. Trays from Kalon

5. Perforated Calendar

Also on the list: Soundskins for Sonos, Clover Rechargeable Nomad Lantern , 100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts, and Clouds Poster by Debbie Carlos.

You have clocks all around you, so why do you need another one? Well, what if you could see a visual representation of the year? ThePresent is an annual analog clock; the hand completes one revolution every 365 days. Seeing the slow progression of a year might help put your hurried daily chores and duties into perspective. There’s also the TODAY: 24 Hour Clock, which moves at half the speed of a regular clock to shift your perspective of time each day.

Created by Scott Thrift, co-founder of m ss ng p eces.

Made in Germany

Dimensions: 11 inch diameter, 1.5 inches deep

-Clock completes one revolution each year
-Silent movement
-Clock hand strikes the winter solstice at the upright (traditionally 12 o’clock) position; summer solstice at the downward facing position
-UV printed on JetView Matte 250 micron polycarbonate from Tekra
-Custom safety glass cover on face of clock
-Custom stainless steel body protected with a soft clear matte coating
-Requires 2 AA batteries

TODAY: 24 Hour Clock, $200.00

Dimensions: 11 inch diameter, 1.5 inches deep
-Clock completes one revolution each day
-Clock hand strikes noon at the upward facing position; midnight at the downward facing position
-Requires 1 AA battery

ThePresent Clock originally posted Jan 15, 2014.

If you haven’t sorted your wall calendar situation out, turn your eyes towards the Egg Press x Schoolhouse Big Picture Calendar for 2018. See the entire year at a glance, so you can easily plan out all your important dates and projects. Weekends are highlighted with stripes; that allows for easy notations on all the exciting things you’re going do this year… right?

Dimensions: 28.5″ W x 22″ H
Product material: Paper
Product origin: USA

How are you feeling about the start of 2018? Did you make any resolutions? Maybe something along the lines of being more organized, or never losing your phone and/or keys? This little Walter wall element is just the sort of thing that you (or a friend) need to keep a few important things at hand. Small hooks provide the perfect spot to hang keys and cables, while the shelf is just big enough for your phone, wallet, or other small personal items.

Materials: Powder coated steel
Measurements: 9” height, 5” length, 11” width

Available in 5 textured matte finished powder coat colors.
Integrated cleat for quick and easy installation.
Functional key slot features at front of shelf.
Made in the USA.

Happy holidays to you! Hopefully the end-of-the-year festivities will bring you joy, and you’ll get plenty of rest so you can start the new year out right.

Posts here on BLTD will return when we’ve been away from our internet machines long enough to miss them.

Pictured above: Geometric Paper Wreath $39.95

Are you sick of gift guides and talk of gift giving? Instead of looking at yet another gift round up, browse through our tagged gifts for the perfect item for your favorite friends and family members.

There’s all sorts of items in all sorts of categories, and they’re all sorted by price. Happy shopping!

Just a few ideas for you in case you’re stuck…

1. 500 lumens with three light settings and USB port with 30” cord for charging other devices: Trailblazer Flashlight, $100.00

2. To keep him warm: Cashmere Crew, $100.00

3. H2 in Silver Cloud, $199.00

4. Closed Helix Keyring, $30.00

5. The Intrepid Gent Men’s Essentials Kit by Aesop, $92.00

6. Louise Bourgeois Card Case, $20.00

7. B&O Play P2 Speaker in Natural, $169.00

8. Komono Walther Watch in Nero, $180.00

9. Stylish and minimal: The Nylon Square Backpack, $58.00

10. So he can sew his initials (or favorite curse word) on anything: DIY Embroidery Kit, $30.00

11. Rosewood Bottle Opener, $59.00

12. Show some humanity: The 100% Human Pin (3-Pack), $18.00

13. Lue Shoehorn, $142.00

14. X-Cap Light Up Hat, $35.00

15. Nimbe Clock, $165.00

16. For his eyes, 200 revelatory images in Evolution: A Visual Record, $40.00

17. Cool, sculptural Tetra Soap, $23.00

For more inspiration, check out all the items tagged in our Gifts Section.

These collar stays are the sort of thing a modern day MacGyver would have as it incorporates a half-phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, thread cutter, and a bottle opener (no paperclip, though, sorry). Now, how often you’d need all of those functions, who knows, but some of them are bound to come in handy sooner or later. Like when you discover an errant thread on your way to an important meeting, or when you’re stuck in an elevator… with a few bottles of beer.

0.4 oz weight, 2.5″ L x .31″ W x .13″ H
100% titanium
Sold in a set of two(one pair).
Made in China.

Fits all spread, wide spread, close spread, and semi-spread collars.
Integrated tools: half-phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, thread cutter, bottle opener.

Updated price and link; originally posted Dec 14, 2011.

I know, I know, we all want to minimize kitchen clutter, but this spoon/spatula is meant for scooping, spreading, and scraping peanut butter. There’ll be little to no waste when you use the PBspoon, because it features both a rounded and square edge, which gets at every nook and cranny of those jars. And, of course, a flat backside helps you efficiently spread your spreads onto your favorite bread. Use it for butters, nut butters, jams or other condiments.

Designer: Chris Herbert

-Food Safe
-BPA free
-Able to handle temperature extremes
-Flexible, durable and shatter resistant
-Dishwasher safe
-Odor and stain resistant