another giveaway we like at ylighting.com

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Head over to YLighting.com between now and December 31, and you can register to win a Raimond Suspension Light by Moooi. The Raimond was designed by a math professor, and it was a hit in Milan last April at i Saloni. Not only is it a Ylighting exclusive, you’ll no doubt be the first among anyone you know to have one. (You may have to wrestle us for it.) Enter here.

More giveaways: Win a Christmas tree, and of course enter to win our Crypton William Wegman apron giveaway.

five things we learned last week

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1) We even like to save food we don’t like. Cat Sitter in the City says of the digital day counters: “Now this is a great idea. I wish I had had one last night when I pulled some marinara sauce out of the fridge and couldn’t remember exactly how long it was in there… I hate it anyway.”

2) As of this writing, a little over 70% of our readers eat some kind of meat. The poll’s not scientific, but the results and comments are interesting. Chookooloonks says: “I’ve gone back and forth from being a full-on meat-eater to eating-only-seafood for years, until last year when I gave up eating meat entirely…. I just figured that I’m lucky enough to live in a part of the world where food is abundant, and I can stay healthy without something having to die for me to do so.” See more food for thought here.

3) Erica needs to post a pot rack how-to. Riye says: “That looks awesome Erica!! Please do post some instructions and more pics. The idea of using shower hooks is inspired. :-)” See the pot rack here — we’ll ask Erica to share more soon!

4) Cool knob sources abound. Leslie says: Try Lee Valley Tools! TONS of choice, and some pretty neat stuff all ’round. Their knobs are at http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.aspx?c=1&cat=3&p=46742 and their main site is http://www.leevalley.com.” Click for more places to find cute knobs.

5) Those tin can lids need to be produced pronto. We think they’re still a prototype, but Valentina summed up reader opinion of the tin can lids: “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!” Here’s hoping they get produced soon!

Photo by porah

blogwatch: where we were clicking this week

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The Little House in the City confesses: “I paid $200 for a stump.”

Saveur just alerted us to their collection of the best classic cookie recipes. What do you think — does it stack up to our chocolate chip cookie recipe?

Black Friday, Cyber Monday — tired of the holiday gimmicks? Jezebel is too.

ZOMG, IKEA iPhone app! At swissmiss.

This might come as a relief: AT on living happily with less.

Pretty much the coolest tape dispenser ever at 2Modern.

Homemade ginger-ale at 30 Bucks a Week — looks great!

If you’ve never had quilt envy, you probably will after seeing these baby quilts at Simple Things.

And just ’cause we love ‘em: fake and fabulous holiday trees at Casa Sugar.

post off and poll: do you eat meat?

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A recent story about scientists growing meat in a lab made me shudder (if you’ve read Oryx and Crake, you know why). I was a vegetarian for almost a decade, but I went back to being a meat eater quite a few years ago. Recent books like Eating Animals and The Omnivore’s Dilemma have been making me think about it again. So I’m curious about our readers and their habits — where are you on the meat-eating spectrum? Take the poll, and then tell us more in comments about what you eat and why. — Mary T.

Photo by Michal Zacharzewski