ACCESSORIES

Little Architect Set

Fun! The Little Architect Set* is a set of blocks to build and measure with. Inspired by an architect’s drafting kit, the building blocks include a triangle, protractor and ruler with units in metric and imperial. They snap together with hidden magnets, so you’ll be able to mix and match to your heart’s content. Be sure to share with others (young and old alike).
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Areaware

EM77 Vacuum Jug

Lukewarm coffee is just not acceptable, and this EM77 Vacuum Jug will ensure hot coffee stays hot. When tipped, the rocker stopper automatically opens to let coffee flow out- this limits the amount air entering the jug, thus preventing your coffee from cooling prematurely. You can use the EM77 Vacuum Jug to keep beverages cold as well, so don’t put it in the back of the cupboard when spring comes around.
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Price: $149.00
Available from: Lumens

Squeeze In Orange Squeezer

We could play the whole ‘what-is-it’ game, but you probably possess enough deductive reasoning to guess the function of at least the top part of this set. That’s right, it’s an orange squeezer. Don’t go thinking it’s palm-sized, though, it’s approximately 9″ tall, so it will handle all manner of freakishly large citrus. The dark oak wood juicer sits snugly into the ceramic vase when not in use. Bonus: it’s on sale (reg.$89).
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Price: $79.00
Available from: Gessato

Prisma Mirror

What the what. Take a look at this mirror with its crazy geometric wire frame extending outwards, and tell me that it’s not a steal for a hundred smackers. Hang it vertically, hang it horizontally, and admire the sight of geometric lines reflecting right back at you. Feel free to hang a few things from the frame (jewelry, accessories?) if it suits. Notice the similarity to the Prisma Jewelry Organizer? Yep, same designer.
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Price: $100.00
Available from: Umbra

J1 Studio’s C.Lamp

$158? Is that right? J1 Studio’s C.Lamp is made from lightweight polypropylene and utilizes a folding technique to avoid a metal frame, thus reducing the cost associated with manufacturing. Wooden tripod legs complete the simple lamp, giving a minimal, natural look to any room that needs an extra light source. Designed by Jae Won Cho of J1 Studio, where you may also purchase the lamp directly.
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Price: $158.00
Available from: A+R Store

.ORG Deskscape System

Now, don’t have an apoplectic fit when you see the price tag- it’s not per piece, rather it’s for the whole .ORG Deskscape System from L & G Studio (a.k.a. Ladies & Gentlemen Studio) in collaboration with Pat Kim. Four modules can be combined in different ways to suit your needs: there’s a mail organizer with adjustable metal dividers, a zig zag catch all tray, a cork block for pinning messages and cards, and the double container for smaller items you see above. Take a look and tell me if you’re not tempted to organize your desktop immediately afterwards.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: L & G Studio

Nomad Carafe

This stainless steel carafe hits all the right notes with its minimalist cork stopper and four nesting cups. Stack the cups and invert them on top of the carafe for an easy to carry stack that’s perfect for picnics or just for transporting a hot or cold beverage from the kitchen to patio. Designed by Hlymur Vagn Atlason.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Hidden Channel Wall Coat Rack

A hidden top channel behind the brass-finished iron pegs makes this coat rack special. Keep mail, notes, and reminders propped up right where you put on (and take off) your coat/jacket, and chances are you’ll be less likely to ignore them. This looks a lot like the Muir Wall Coat Rack from Amenity (just flipped around), doesn’t it?
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Price: $99.95
Available from: CB2

Wings Lamps by Haim Evgi Design Studio

While these lamps are inspired by different bird wings, some of us may tend towards a stronger zoomorphic interpretation, for the lamp can appear to stand like a bird, with the solid oak shade as its head. A thin iron leg and base gives the lamp a perched stance, which takes up minimal room on a desktop or tight floor plan.
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Price: $290.00
Available from: designboom shop

Table Tiles Optic

Add a few stripes and you’ve got a 3D illusion. That’s sure to cause endless rearranging to get different patterns when these coasters are placed together for a table trivet. Two functions in one, plus a pattern play = fun! If you’d rather less stripes and more color blocks, then there’s the plain(er) Table Tiles for your consideration.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Mette Duedahl’s Push Coffee Maker is made of a warm grey stoneware in a rounded shape, which seems a little friendlier to touch and hold than the normal glass carafes used in most households. You’ll find the plunger is made of steel, so no worries as to the durability of daily use, and the lid is clear plastic, allowing you to check the progress of the brew. Duedahl’s Coffee Mugs look to be excellent companions to the Push Coffee Maker; I’ll keep my eyes out for a North American retailer.
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Price: $166.00
Available from: A+R Store

Cap Table Lamp

It’s cute, right? Available in white, blush, misty blue, or midnight blue, the Cap Table Lamp has an adjustable shade on a small, cylindrical base. That means it won’t take up too much room on a side table or worktop, yet you’ll be able to direct the light right where you want it. Is it the perfect reading lamp for your favorite reading spot? Could be. Take a look at the different colors and see if one catches your eye.
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Price: $~304.00
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

Mikol Marble Notebook

The title doesn’t lie; it is, in fact, a marble notebook. Real marble covers the front and back covers, and, thanks to laminated webbing and recycled corrugate, the marble will flex to avoid breakage*. It opens perfectly flat so that you can scrawl your brilliant thoughts and/or drawings comfortably.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: Mikol

Sweeper and Funnel

It’s just a regular ol’ sweeper and dustpan, so what’s the big deal? Well, the dustpan has a hollow handle, which allows you to store the sweeper perfectly inside, and, perhaps more importantly, also enables you to cleanly deposit dust & debris into the trash with ease. Smart!
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Leibal

H Blocks

You need a break. Pick up some of these H Blocks and play around with architectural towers and landscapes, or just mess around with different colors making patterns. And, yes, these would be good for kids to play with, but they’ll be just as good for your brain (most likely) and some of your coworkers too (if you want to share). Available in black, white, and natural.
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Price: $42.00
Available from: Rock and Pebble