ACCESSORIES

Turkey Target Tea Towel

The season’s festivities are upon us and with Thanksgiving just around the corner you might want to check out these tea towels. 100% natural eco cotton and 95% guaranteed to be the best host/hostess give ever. The reindeer one (below) is my favorite.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £7.00
Available from: Bless

2011 Stendig Calendar

Now that we’re well into November, it’s time to get next year’s calendar sorted. I’ve already ordered my desktop planner (moleskine, what else) and I thought that perhaps you might need a little reminder as well. So, whether you work from a wall calendar or a desktop version, or both, get to it quick so you can start keeping note of important dates in 2011.

Shown above, the classic Stendig Calendar designed by Massimo Vignelli, 1966.

Available from these retailers:
stendigcalendar.com: $30.00 plus shipping (mail or fax order)
crateandbarrel.com: $34.95 (not including shipping)
samflaxny.com: $29.95 (not including shipping)
arango-design.com: $35.95
kenknightdesign.com: $38.00 (includes shipping)
unicahome.com: $38.75 (includes shipping)

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy 2011 Stendig Calendar here

The Whole Story

Okay, if you’re looking for a special sort of present, this might be just the thing to snap up. This photo album by Debra Folz stands on its own corner due to a reinforced front and back cover, which gives it a magic sort of ‘objet d’art’ feel. And better still, a removable binding allows the pages to expand outward, allowing a wider glimpse of the whole story.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: Debra Folz

Printed Dhurrie – Poppy Red

I fully admit I’m a sucker for graphic rugs, and this red and white dhurrie by John Robshaw looks like it’d be a perfect fit for a hallway. Plus, it’s machine washable, so as soon as it looks a bit dingy, just throw it in the wash (cold water, I’m guessing).

Machine washable.

2.5′ x 8′ runner, $275.00
6′ x 9′ area rug, $795.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
Available from: globalhomeny.com

Bedtime Story Pillowcase Set

White pillowcases seem so boring when competing against David Shrigley’s version. With these you’ve got a built-in bedtime story for whenever your brain just doesn’t have the energy to make up its own, which is probably often, am I right? I’ve long liked Shrigley’s stuff and certain items seem to be the perfect sort of gift for those that appreciate hand drawn text and such. Also, if you like the look of these pillowcases, don’t forget about the Miranda July pillowcase set, which is equally delightful.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

Jesus Salt/Pepper Grinder

If you’re a devout follower of Jesus of Nazareth, just think of how much better your life will be with this salt and pepper grinder. Every time you need some extra spice, you’ll be reminded of your beliefs. Nice, right? I’m not one to lean towards any particular religion, but man, I sure do appreciate religious iconography, especially when it comes in this form.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99
Available from: DIGS

Transformer Filepack

Well, looky here. This folder transforms into a carrying-box with just a few steps. So if you have just a short stack of papers, the file is perfect… and if your short stack becomes tall, make the file into the carrying box to accommodate. Pretty smart.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Yanko Design Store

Heavenly Pillow Qtrs

Oh my, these space-inspired tapestry pillows are going on my must-have list pronto. I mean, come on, how do I even resist a tapestry pillow with space imagery? It’s simply not possible. See below for more of the collection.

Shown above:
Spacewalker 1, $150
Blue Moon, $150

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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: DQtrs

Winebreather Decanter

‘Winebreather’ sounds like some sort of derogatory name you’d call an oenophile, but, in fact, it’s the name of this decanter. Place the decanter mouth-to-mouth with a wine bottle, flip it, and then watch as the wine washes down the sides of the decanter, partially aerating it. I’m not sure if it would qualify as a magic trick, but there is something nice about watching wine slowly move from bottle to decanter, sort of like an hourglass.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: A+R Store

Stipee Bookmarks

How much do you like these bookmark sets? I might love them, I really might. Each bookmark has a re-usable glue like a sticky label, so they’ll last for a few months. When I was looking around for images to use for this post I found a whole bunch of other Stipee Bookmarks around $8.00 from Japanese Gift Market. My favorites are the Savanna and Forest, mostly because I like the landscapes, but there’s more than a handful of other ones to choose from (Numbers (color) could be fun to use too).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $8.95
Available from: Spoon Sisters

Paper Clocks

Modern clocks come in pretty much any shape and size imaginable. These Time Paper clocks depart from the shape of traditional cases in favor of a flattened poster. Stating at $63, they’re a bit pricey for what they are, but hey, how hard could this be to make? Any Japanese readers out there feel free to chime in on some of the product details, I’m not going to trust Google Translate on this one.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $63.00
Availability: Buy Paper Clocks here

Source: Oh Gizmo

Rook Table Lamp

This little table lamp is one of the highlights of Blu Dot’s new collection, mostly because it’s satisfyingly chunky and modern. It looks like it’s got the right amount of heft to stake its claim on any side table or desktop and it has the neat trick of being able to stand on one leg (see below) too. Also, remember that you can get 20% off all Blu Dot items until Nov 8th by using BLUDOT20 at checkout.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: 2modern

Lighter Candle

It’s a lighter that looks like a candle. Nothing fancy, but it may be a little nicer to look at than a regular ol’ lighter. Maybe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.99
Available from: DIGS

Less&More Organizers

I’m trusting you had a good weekend in light of all the festivities (the rally, the costumes, etc.)? Now that you’re back at your desk (sanity firmly in place), maybe you’ll see need of these handy organizers by Less&More via their Etsy shop. There’s quite a few options, so whether you need it for pens and pencils or craft supplies, they’re sure to get stuff sorted and ready for your creative fingertips.

Desk Organizer (shown above), $57.00

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Price: $57.00
Available from: Less&More

Three “Vintage” Posters by Eva Juliet

So, I’m a sucker for for old-timey font combined with positive sayings. These three prints are from Eva Juliet’s originally designed “Vintage” collection and are surprisingly affordable when bought as a group. Individually they cost about $30 for a 13″x19″, which isn’t so bad either (see Everything is gonna be allright 13×19).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $66.00
Available from: Eva Juliet's Etsy Shop