ACCESSORIES

Hexagonal Modular Felt Rug

Hexagonal. Modular. Felt. Rug. I’m sort of speechless. There’s not a lot of background info on this whole series (there’s vases and bowls too that I’ll post separately), but apparently Portland designer Aurelie Tu works with women at the YWCA in order to create these handmade pieces. If the rug is a bit high for your price range, there’s equally impressive table runners: Interlocked Rounded Runner and Felt Offset Runner.

colors: snow white, cloud light grey, charcoal, orange mango, sunflower yellow and apple green.
Size: 4.5′ x 7′

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,150.00
Available from: Relish Design

BACSAC Mobile Garden Containers

Man, mobile gardening products sure are showing up left and right these days. These BACSACs are made from a 100% recyclable material that lets soil breathe and drain (which protects the roots of plants, fyi).

Square and Long BACSACs are based on 12″ squares.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $128.00 and up
Availability: Buy BACSAC Mobile Garden Containers here

Ultra Flat Wall Clock

Designed by Thomas Buchheim, this super thin wall clock is just the thing to inject some color into your day. It measures in at just half an inch thick, which means you can hang it pretty much anywhere. Pretty impressive (and affordable too).

Uses one button cell LR1130 battery (included).
14.2″ diameter, 0.5″ thick

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: SFMOMA

Gom Series Pen Tray

No more searching around for your favorite pens or pencils, because if you get this tray, you’ll use it. Sure, it’s a tad pricy, but depositing your writing implements on the soft (therefore quiet) rubber surface would appear to be entirely satisfactory.

7.1″L x 18.4″W x 0.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Available from: K-Shop

Grow Frame

This is a pretty neat idea for a magnetic modular photo frame that is scaleable and adaptable to your use.

Check out the video of it in action here, and more pictures after the jump.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Availability: Buy Grow Frame here

Artecnica Phrena Lamp

It’s taken a while for this lamp to finally be available for purchase, but my-oh-my, wasn’t it well worth the wait? Karl Zahn wanted the light assembly to be “as simple as opening a book”, and describes the light at its most basic level as a “composition of pages all working together in symmetry.” It arrives perfectly flat and through careful opening becomes a beautiful three dimensional shade. Available in either a pendant or table lamp, the white tyvek shade provides a warm, even glow to any area.

phrena pendant light, $78.00
phrena 2 table lamp, $95.00

Table lamp and more info shown below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00
Available from: Velocity

Geemo Building Toy

Toy? I’d classify this thing as more of an awesome-strange-plaything-slash-art-object, because ‘toy’ doesn’t quite cover it. Each piece has three flexible arms with magnetic tips, so you can build all sorts of shapes and structures by attaching the arms to other pieces. The picture of it as a sort of room divider (shown above) sealed the deal for me, but take a look at the extra pictures below showing it as a weird artscape and toy/jewelry thing. So, yeah, it is a toy, but it could be ever so much more with a bit of creativity.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

Bursa Rumi Rug

This lovely wool and silk rug has a warm gold and red color scheme with just enough pattern to make a room interesting. The simple design on a otherwise flat background has an updated feel to it, and the red/gold almost reads as a neutral because the contrast is somewhat subtle. It’s the sort of piece that would work well with modern or traditional furnishings, which is always a good sign when you’re considering spending a good amount of money.

4′ x 6′

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,100.00
Availability: Buy Bursa Rumi Rug here

OXO Good Grips Pour & Store Watering Cans

The standard watering can gets the OXO Good Grips treatment with some added functionality and convenience. The spout rotates back for easier filling and efficient storage while easy measuring is made possible with a translucent spout. And of course, the grip is improved with a continuous non-slip handle for carrying and pouring at any height. Available in small, medium, and large sizes, priced at $9.99, $14.99 and $24.99 respectively.

Large — 2 gallon, 13.9” x 7.6” x 9.7”
Medium — 3 quart, 10″ x 4.5″ x 11″
Mini —  1 quart, 8.0’’ x 3.5’’ x 3.5’’

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99
Availability: Buy OXO Good Grips Pour & Store Watering Cans here

WASARA collection

I could’ve sworn that we’ve posted these before, but just as well that we haven’t seeing as they’re a perfect fit for today. Yes, today is Earth Day. What does that mean to you? Hopefully something, as it looks like our little planet needs all the help it can get. If you want to see what else you can do (in addition to recycling, because you already do that, right?), take a look at Worldwatch’s suggestions. I bet there’s a few on there that won’t hurt you to add to your weekly routine.

So, now that’s said, let’s take a look at these fully biodegradable and compostable pieces. Intended for single-use, they’re beautiful alternatives to regular paper plates. Sample kits start at $18.00 and contains one of each of the 14 pieces in the WASARA collection along with a coupon for $20 off your next purchase. Individual pieces in packs of 12 start at $9.00.

Designed in Japan by Shinichiro Ogata / SIMPLICITY
materials: 100% tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp)

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Availability: Buy WASARA collection here

z-Bar LED Desk Lamp

Here’s a rather affordable LED lamp that will fit well within a modern workspace. Consuming only 9 watts, this light has a built-in 4 or 6 step dimmer (mini or regular size), giving you the option to pick just the right amount of light that you need for your task.

Available in daylight and warm-white light models.
Available in White, Silver, Red, or Black.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.95
Available from: emmohome

Zigzag Wine and Bottle Rack

If you’re a big wine drinker, maybe you’ve thought about having a proper wine cellar one day with plenty of space to store your favorite bottles. While you might be short on space (or cash) to make a proper cellar happen now, this expandable rack could be a good compromise, as it allows your storage to grow as you add to your collection. Made from a mixture of recycled thermoplastic synthetics and paper by-products (i.e. Syntrewood®), these racks are durable and require no tools or connecting pieces. You simply stack them on top of each other; widen or heighten as you wish.

Sold in sets of 3 (= for 12 bottles).

Purchase Information:

Price: €22.00
Available from: Manufactum

Stainless Steel cup/carafe Set

Similar in usage to the French Stacking Carafe, this Stainless Steel Carafe set has cups that stack and nest within the mouth, allowing for easy transport to and from the table. However, unlike the glass of the French Carafe, this 1 litre double-walled carafe will keep your drinks at the temperature you want- hot or cold.

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Available from: UMA

Pebble Eraser

As you use this ‘edgy’ eraser, it becomes rounder like a pebble. The many edges give you a sharper point to erase, making it easier to use than normal erasers.

Available in 3 colors.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Available from: MollaSpace

Xylobook Blank Books

Created from salvaged furniture production cutoffs, Xylobooks are handmade blank books with sturdy wood covers for the most important of memories.

Designer: Johnathan Nussbaum and Gary Robbins
Materials: high quality recycled archival paper, cotton twill tape, iron nails. Wood: Bigleaf Maple, White Oak, or Cherry

Specifications: 5.25″L x 4.25″W, 64 leaves, 128 pages.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Xylobook Blank Books here