5 Ways To Upgrade Your Pad, 12/29/14

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.

Wood/Wood Cappuccino Cups

These hybrid glass and beach wood vessels were designed specifically for "fika time" (the Scandinavian term for a coffee and snack break with coworkers), but would also make for a fine set of insulated cocktail tumblers. Plus, if you drop them they'll only half-shatter!

Sudare Furniture

It may seem a little premature to start thinking about outdoor furniture for those of us up north right now, but hey, planning ahead is the adult thing to do. This multifunctional series of terrace, patio, and deck furniture includes a handful of lounge chairs and tables that fold flat and double as Japanese blind-style partitions. 

Ovo Speaker

Carved from a single piece of Carrera marble, this iPhone case sculpture has a hollowed center, and the docking section is specifically designed to diffuse the audio from the iPhone 5S and 6's speaker. It can also achieve two different sound profiles depending whether it's sitting upright or horizontally.

Urban Light Factory Lamps

Evoking photo and film studio lighting of a bygone era, these pedestal-propped Berlin-made lamps are actually fashioned using headlights repurposed from old-school mopeds and motorcycles. And depending on your space and how much of a focal point you'd like them to be, their tripod bases can be adjusted to custom heights with bulbs pointed in any direction.

Mondrian Post-Its

As reliant as we may by on our army of digital technology to stay up to speed these days, nothing beats the age-old Post-It in a pinch. Though rather than clutter your precious workspace with stacks of neon sticky notes, why not class it up a bit with this special set? It's inspired and modeled after the work of Piet Mondrian.

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He knows better than to claim he invented Post-Its at high school reunions.