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TOOLSHED  

Good screwdrivers are like swords: the secret is in the counterbalance of blade and hilt. The ones in this small-batch screwdriver set from Hand-Eye Supply feel good in your hands. And the weight of the black oxide–coated steel heads balances nicely with the hardwood handles, giving each turn an extra sense of satisfaction. $48, handeyesupply.com

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WORKSHOP

Craftsman Jordan Saia makes unadorned furniture out of reclaimed woods. His company TinyShed’s hypermodern adjustable drafting table turns scrapped “fishtail” oak and steel into a workspace that tilts up for drawing and back level for your laptop. $1,750, tinyshed.squarespace.com

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WEAR THIS

Apparel designer Hillary Day has outfitted Portland women for the cold and rain since 2010. One of her best-selling winter jackets, the Origami Coat, available in black and charcoal, features a sculpted A-line and a feminine silhouette. $625, hillaryday.com

 

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KITCHEN

Australian expat turned Nike media producer turned Portland mom, Miffy Jones was shocked to find how much sugar store-bought muffin mixes contain. (Welcome to America, Miffy!) Using Bob’s Red Mill whole-grain and gluten-free flours, Miffy’s Mix & Twist Muffin Mix is chewy, just-sweet-enough perfection. $7–9, miffysfoods.com

 

 

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BIG IDEA

Designed by Boaz Frankel and Brooke Barker (she cowrote a Super Bowl spot for Wieden & Kennedy last year), the It’s Different Every Day 2016 Calendar features a new puzzle, joke, fact, game, or life hack every day. On May 14, you’ll learn that “if bees earned minimum wage, a jar of honey would cost $182,000.” And on October 19, you’ll discover 22 alternative e-mail signoffs. Shalom for now! $15, itsdifferenteveryday.com

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With a tireless selection of pencils, pens, paper, foam cutters, wrenches, and many more, a sea of durable tools awaits for all those ongoing projects.