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5 Ways To Upgrade Your Pad, 12/8/14

Relationships take effort, and the one you have with your home is no different. To lighten the work, every week we're rounding up a crop of the latest and greatest products to keep your place on point.

Milli Chair

Modeled after those creepy multi-legged worms that are hopefully nowhere near your living room, these multi-legged seats are designed with total versatility in mind. Stand it upright and it's a standard armless woolen side chair, but when flopped down on the other side, it pairs up with one of its fellow Millis and transforms into an even more comfortable chaise. 

Newton's Cradle Fridge Magnet

Ditch the magnetic poetry and Christmas cards, and clear some space on your fridge (or office filing cabinet) for this little guy. Newton's fridge magnet will subtly remind you of the laws of conservation of mass and energy every time you go to grab the milk, just in case you forgot. 

Aerelight

This sleek and thin OLED panel light redefines the simple desk lamp. It'll fill your space with bright, warm light using a fraction of the energy that a typical lightsource uses. Controlling it's a cinch thanks to capacitive touch technology that allows you to turn it on or off, and dim with the stroke of your finger, and it'll wirelessly charge your phone to boot.

Unfiber's Linear Calendar

Plan out your next year a little differently with this 2015 linear calendar, which scraps the month-to-month format for one long scroll, thus helping you visualize your time in a way that "better conforms to our natural perception" of it. Plus, with the whole year staring you in the face, you may even kick that nasty procrastination habit.

Irving Farm Pour-Over Coffee Kit

If you're not ready to invest in the Ottomatic Chemex, you may want to consider this pour-over coffee kit from our pals at Bonsai. It comes with all the tools you need, plus expert-led instructional videos that guide you through brewing the ultimate cup of caffeinated bliss. Soon enough, you'll be a pro. 


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He's still slightly partial to the wrecking ball Newton's Cradle.