Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

The MICRO is the Strongest, Most Minimal Wallet You’ll Ever Want

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“While some people stuff anything and everything into their wallet, others prefer the minimalist money-clip approach with that ever-so-modern feel of ‘less is more’. Those who fall into the latter camp will want to feast their eyes on the KKMC MICRO, a truly minimalist wallet manufactured from solid, aircraft-grade aluminum…”

This Coffee Table Design Puts an Ocean Abyss in Your Home

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“Duffy London, a furniture company started by designer Christopher Duffy, provides furniture that you’re guaranteed not to find at IKEA. Their products can be considered modern art and then take it a step further by using unique materials and objects for truly unique designs…”

Model Of the Week: Tri-Sphere By Simon Williamson

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” We’re in the future now, so there’s loads of amazingness and brilliance we didn’t have years ago when we were churning out 3D models on… the same exact keyboard and mouse-driven 3D software. Right?! So, send us your best and we’ll feature something cool each week. Here we go!..”

The Designer of the Nokia 1200 Mobile Phone Just Created the World’s First 3D Knitted Shoes

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“Although we’ve seen a fair share of 3D printing applications for midsoles in modern footwear design, we’ve been yet to see any additive manufacturing technique that’s been practical enough for creating uppers on a mass scale, too – a critical missing component of being able to manufacture shoes on demand…”

Behind the Design | Ben Harris on Building Wood Boats by Hand

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“According to Cornwall, UK-based traditional wooden boat builder Ben Harris, a wooden sailing boat is perhaps the most glorious instrument the human hand can build. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, his mother even said that his first word was ‘log’…”

Barstow Bike Tool Design Stores Away Secretly in Your Handlebar

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“When you’re barreling down that singletrack and decide to wrap yourself around a half-rotted pine, the first thing that runs through your head may be a branch with a frightened chipmunk stuck to it. The second thing will undoubtedly be finding your multi-tool to fix the bent wheel/pedal/derailleur. The company that wants to put the kibosh on your field-side bike fixes is none other than Mineral Bikes…”

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