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Holiday closing and shipping deadline: designobject shipping and customer service will close on December 21st, 2002 and will reopen on January 2nd, 2003. All orders due to be shipped before December 21st must be placed by midnight (US Pacific Time) December 18th to ship on time. Some items may continue to ship during the holidays. The remaining orders will resume shipping on January 2nd. Gift certificate email delivery will remain available during the break. For questions, or rush requests, please email or call customer service. December 10, 2002
designobject continues to offer free shipping on all objects (both in stock and out of stock) which ship within the Continental United States. Most orders arrive within a week. December 04, 2002
Upgraded: Pesky popups wrangled. Thanks for your feedback! December 04, 2002
Psst: More objects coming very soon. Get on our email list and be the first to know. November 26, 2002
Upgraded: 'Sign In' and 'Start Shopping Now' [formerly 'Quick Sign In'] made easier. Let us know what you think. November 26, 2002
Rewind: Thanks for the links and MacNN! Jump to Variopacs or inCase's Laptop Sleeve. November 22, 2002
Check out designobject's eyewitness account of the flugtag (requires Quicktime). November 04, 2002
Link: Contributing writer and artist Stephanie Snyder has a new show; Hamakom (The Place) at the Magnes Museum. November 04, 2002
Psst: Starting Nov.1, designobject is offering free shipping on all objects (both in stock and out of stock) which ship within the Continental United States. That's 0.00 for transporting your order magically to your door. We'll continue to offer free transport until, well, we decide it's a bad idea. So, dig in! November 01, 2002
New: The frs shirt by ferris plock.
October 29, 2002
Link: "The Wright brothers would be proud, if they weren't so dead;" Red Bull Flugtag. Watch for designobject's eye witness report. October 29, 2002
New: More lovely products from lovelydesign, Address File and +30 Refills.
September 24, 2002
Link: Think Tufte meets Techno; Royksopp's Remind Me video. September 24, 2002
Promotion: To celebrate our new San Francisco location, and the Labor Day Weekend, designobject is having a special promotion on all orders placed at and shipped to the Continental United States.

+ Spend between $70 to $100 and we'll email you or a friend a $20 designobject gift certificate!

+ Spend more than $100 and we'll email you or a friend a $30 designobject gift certificate!

+ To participate, just shop online at and spend more than $70.

+ The gift certificate will be sent to your billing email address within three business days.

+ To have the certificate sent to a friend, enter their email address, and any message you'd like sent with the certificate, in the comments box, during checkout.

+ Promotion ends at 12:01am pacific time, 09 04 02. May not be combined with other promotions, discounts, or gift certificate redemptions.

August 30, 2002
designobject's warehouse and office are now available in a single convenient package. Give us a call, get on the guest list, come down and pet the objects, feel the love.

1328 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94103
United States

415 621 1397 T
415 621 1396 F

August 30, 2002
Stay tuned for news about our new SF office... August 04, 2002
New on the site: Frank&Fran and kokoro. August 04, 2002
Vessel's Candela is now available. June 17, 2002
Flip, the more mellow version of Faze, is now available. June 06, 2002
Forgive our recent lack of news postings. We've been putting in a lot of time on object research. Expect to see the results soon... May 30, 2002
Updated: More lovely lovely. March 10, 2002
Updated: inCase's Laptop Sleeve is back in stock with an updated design: stowable handles. Sweet. February 11, 2002
Psst: Faze and Flip are coming soon... January 14, 2002
Update: We're back on standard shipping again. January 14, 2002
Happy New Year! January 01, 2002
Thursday is the last day to get in your order for delivery before Christmas. Most orders will continue to ship on Friday but will not arrive until after Christmas. designobject shipping is closed December 24-26 and reopens on the 27th.December 19, 2001
Reminder: designobject offers gift certificates, delivered by email daily [even on Christmas day].December 19, 2001
US Orders Shipping Update: Nearly every object [except for those that are oversized or shipping from outside the US] ship by FedEx or UPS to US continental locations for arrival within 2 days. Rush shipping charges are about $3-7 more than ground shipping, which will resume after the New Year. December 17, 2001
Update: Small Billboard Bags and VarioPac Booklet cases are also back in stock. December 14, 2001
US Orders Shipping Update: To ensure pre-Christmas delivery, on Monday, the 17th, most items will begin shipping via FedEx 2-Day Guaranteed [and in stock items will usually leave the warehouse on the next business day]. So, if you don't need guaranteed delivery before Christmas, you'll save on shipping costs [express shipping will typically be around $10-12] by ordering before Monday. December 14, 2001
Update: Bubble lamps, Weightless Umbrellas, and Aluminum Posterhangers are back in stock for your shopping pleasure. December 08, 2001
Ultrahype: Ginger is Segway. December 02, 2001
Update: More hard-to-find quality wares coming very soon from lovelydesign, Octate, ReadyMade, and more. Keep checking in, or sign up to receive email updates by clicking "Get Updates" (above). December 01, 2001
Update: We've been slammed with orders (thank you!) and have ordered a restock of nearly every item. Most inventory should arrive next week, so keep checking the site. Orders already placed will receive priority. However, each object's shipping status will be updated to show faster, in stock, shipping times as it is restocked. December 01, 2001
Update: VarioPac CD Cases now come in boxes of 70, instead of 50, for the same price. VarioPac Booklet CD Cases continue to ship in boxes of 50. November 26, 2001
Update: UI enhancements: Standard ship to areas are displayed as a map on each object's detail page, if you haven't signed in. After sign in, items unavailable as a standard shipment (special order items) are indicated in object thumbnail views. Like/dislike the new features? Let us know what you think. November 25, 2001
Update: We've made nearly every item on the site available as a special order item if it's unavailable as standard shipment to your area. However, most objects continue to be available as standard shipments worldwide. November 25, 2001
Link: Recently updated: Great Flash 5 design portfolio from essence in Lausanne, Switzerland (Flash 5 required). November 23, 2001
Link: Joachim Lapotre/hologramTREE makes color by the numbers: Daltonies (Flash 5 required; adult content). November 16, 2001
Link: The shopping experience on designobject vs. Amazon by Jarrett Kertesz of Reservocation for all you deutsche sprechers. November 15, 2001
Update: inCase optimizes manufacturing and lowers pricing on their bags: MoyaPak, Moya Deluxe, Laptop Brief, Laptop Sleeve. November 04, 2001
designobject now offers gift certificates. October 22, 2001
Bubble lamps now available in blue, red, and green. October 15, 2001
A repost from the archive: the do_objects01 symbol font that we use on our shipping labels and invoices. Postscript Type 1 format for Macintosh. October 07, 2001
Get your bubble on. October 07, 2001
During the month of October, designobject will be working through the American Red Cross to donate 15% of its net proceeds from online sales (the amount we get from our online sales after we pay the designers, tax, shipping, and credit card processing fees) to the National Disaster Relief Fund. Visit our first community page for info on this fund as well as the September 11th Fund. October 07, 2001
After the terrible events of September 11th, our lives, though changed forever, are beginning to return to something resembling normality. Our thoughts will continue to be with those affected by this horrible tragedy. We're working to find the most effective way that we can use this site to help directly. In the meantime, please consider donating to the American Red Cross at their site, or via Paypal. September 21, 2001
Thanks for the news link [and nice "Manimal" reference] Core77. September 03, 2001