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Tickled Pink…and White

“There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”

-Ladies Home Journal, 1918

At ILOVEHANDLES, we think pink can be both for girls and for boys… just like our minimalist smartphone mount, Barnacle. Today, after a number of your requests, we’re adding two new colors to the Barnacle family, a strong pink and an uncontroversial white.

Pick your favorite colors, or buy a set!

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Switch It Up!

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We like hooks. They’re an easy way to keep things organized and accessible.

Problem is, we like hooks a little too much, and most wall-mounted coat racks have only four or five. We stack scarf on top of hat on top of jacket on those precious few hooks. The jacket at the bottom gets buried, forgotten, and sad.

So we came up with a solution, and today we’re excited to announce our newest product for the home, Switchboard. Switchboard is a wall-mounted coat rack with 25 (!) triangular wood hooks, just as wide as any other rack. Each hook rotates down when you need it and rests against the wall when you don’t.

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A Love Poem

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Barnacles are red,
Barnacles are blue,
The new bigger Barnacles are green and purple too.

Get one for your special someone, or buy a six-pack for yourself. Use the following coupon code for 15% off your next order:

LOVESUCKS

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Chop chop!

We know many of you have been cooking a lot this holiday season. And if you’re like us, you don’t have a good place to dry and store your cutting boards. Wedged behind the faucet? Awkwardly on a drying rack? Propped up in a cabinet?

Our best product ideas are born from a real need. We combined cutting board storage with a knife rack to make our newest kitchen product, Chops.
Chops consists of two solid wood cutting boards that magnetically connect to two sides of a knife rack. It’s a perfect place to store and dry your cutting boards. Its base keeps the stand stable, with or without cutting boards attached.

Did you tell someone that their gift is “on the way”? Use the following coupon code for 15% off your next order:

JUSTINTIMETOMISSTHEHOLIDAYS

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Set in Concrete

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As designers, we can be terrible to shop for. We can’t buy anything without first giving a quick critique. Recently we were looking for a set of accessories to organize our studio’s desk, and we came up short. We are happy to say that we finally found one:
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Introducing our latest *Workshop product, Slabs. Slabs are modular, low-lying desk accessories made with smooth concrete, hand sanded and sealed. There’s a tray for pins and clips, a pen stand, a tape dispenser, and a dock. Each piece is 4” x 4” and 1” tall.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season. And if you’re looking for a gift for that exacting someone, think about a set of Slabs.

Best,
Rich and Avik

*Workshop products are made in the US. They are produced in small runs and individually numbered.

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All Growed Up

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When Barnacle came into the world, he was just the right size for iPhone 4. With the 6 and 6 Plus, Barnacle started to look like he was wearing his father’s suit. We are happy to let you know the awkward phase is over. Barnacle 2 has had a bit of a growth spurt and now comfortably fits your larger phones.

We also took the opportunity to update and simplify the color scheme a bit. Get the new Barnacle in bright blue, tangerine orange, and classic black.

Speaking of things that needed an update, we are happy to finally take the wraps off of our website’s third major iteration. Give it a test drive and buy lots of stuff…you know, just to make sure everything works properly.

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

Hi all,

Today we are launching two new Workshop products!

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First up is a leather wristband with a ruler laser-engraved into it. If find yourself always needing to measure things when you’re on the go, this is the perfect product for you.

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For our second product, we made coasters out of cross-cut Christmas tree trunks. These coasters are upcycled from trees grown, harvested, decorated, and then sliced up, all in the Pacific Northwest.
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What’d You Get?!

Happy holidays, everyone!

Did either Santa or some non-religious entity just give you an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? If so, we have just the thing for you. We have been working on refreshing our product line for the newer iPhones, and today we’re excited to announce a few updates.
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First off, Paperback is now available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We added a larger camera hole to expose the flash, and we divided the notepad into four pads of 20 sheets each, making it easier for you to place a stack of multiple sticky notes on the back of your phone.
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While iPhone 6 fits really nicely on our Plank, iPhone 6 Plus and other phablets have outgrown the little shelf. Today we’re releasing the Plank Plus. It’s the same minimal shelf with the same magnetic underside; it’s just a little larger.

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New *Wallet

*Wallet is now available in light, medium, and dark. Made and numbered in Portland, Oregon.

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*Workshop products are made in the US. They are produced in small runs and individually numbered.

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Fishscape Fishbowl

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Amazing hand blown fishbowl now available in our store! The photo doesn’t do it justice. Fish sold separately. Actually, we don’t sell fish at all. Buy yours here!