ACCESSORIES

Palace Stacking Dinnerware

I meant to post these forever ago, but, as is often the case, got sidetracked with the hundreds of other things to show you. This collection by Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti are sets of dinnerware that form small buildings when stacked, giving you an opportunity to have a mini gallery of Florentine-inspired Renaissance homes on your shelves or table. The roofs become serving dishes and each plate has an interior floor plan layout.

Porcelain.
Available at The Future Perfect or A+R Store.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: the future perfect

Ultimate Camping Survival Tool

Maybe some of you camping pros can say whether this is THE ultimate survival tool or just something that’d be handy to have when trekking in the wilderness. With 10 functions packed into one smallish tool, I’d hazard a guess it’s better than nothing.

by Kikkerland
tools: Thermometer, hygrometer, mirror, compass, level, magnifying glass, ruler, LED light, whistle, flint fire starter.
2 button cell batteries required, included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.95
Available from: Heliotrope

Know-it-All Pencil Set

This set of No. 2 pencils from Paper Pastries have certain bits of info that everyone should know. If you’re not the sort to appreciate brainy facts (or you already know them by heart), there’s also pencil sets for Chefs, New York, California, as well as an Enamored set for those of you with sweethearts.

Comes packaged in a printed muslin bag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Curiosity Shoppe

Big Ass Element Fan

Why yes, that is one Big Ass Fan. There’s no doubt in my mind it packs a punch in air circulation, because it’s huuuge. 12 feet diameter huge. While most of the pictures of these fans are shown in large retail spaces, I thought this shot of Wayne Coyne’s (of the Flaming Lips) living room really gives you the correct sense of proportion. Now, whether you need something this big or not is completely up to you, but if you’re curious to hear Wayne and his wife’s thoughts on how their Big Ass Fan is perfect (plus some images of their interesting home), see below or on youtube.

Shown above: Element Fan, approx. 12′ diameter
Backed by a 100%, non-prorated 10 year warranty.
Price available upon request.

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Cablebox Mini

Bluelounge, a company that is completely obsessed with organizing your electronics and workspace, has recently released a smaller version of their popular Cablebox, appopriately named the Cablebox Mini. Plug in your gadgets to the provided 4-socket powerstrip and close the lid. The sight of power adapaters and messy cables will be replaced with a clean, minimalist box. And if you get any of the bright colors, it might actually become a focal point in your room.

Dimensions: 9.3 x 4.6 x 5.2in
Material: fire retardant plastic

Colors: White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink
Includes UL listed 4-socket surge protector
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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Available from: Blue Lounge

Satsuma Lamp

Radiating blades of plywood slats have the traditional ‘lamp’ silhouette while filtering the bright glare of a lightbulb into a nice soft glow, thus eliminating any need for a ho-hum lampshade. I particularly like how the wood will give an extra element of texture to a room.

Designer: Jonas Damon
Material: Plywood
16 x 16 x 12 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Areaware

TM Inspiration Pad

If you’re in a creative rut and need some help thinking outside the box, this Inspiration Pad may be able to help. It throws away any standard line or grid system and in place of it are pages of zig zags, swirls, and non-sensical bends. Each page should inspire you to draw or write differently, or possibly give you a headache. Each notepad contains 32 pages and measures 165 x 210 mm.

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Price: €14.00
Availability: Buy TM Inspiration Pad here

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MASHUP Rug

This rug is a compilation of sorts, giving you both a modern feel with its simple patchwork pattern plus the vintage look of actual worn oriental carpets. Available in 5 different sizes and 6 color schemes.

Designer: Eva Langhans, Thomas Follner
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Purchase Information:

Price: €950
Available from: Chaplins UK

Wee See DVDs

These dvds are intended for a baby’s developing mind and vision, though if you take a look, you might find your very own self attracted to the black and white animations and accompanying music. Basic shapes move slowly and methodically while maintaining a sense of playfulness that borders between entertainment and meditation, which seems an unlikely sort of mix, but there you go. If you’ve got a little one, it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. Here’s a list of stores or you can order directly through Wee See.

Created by Rolyn Barthelman.
Sneak peeks below.
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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Wee See DVDs here

Niche Pendants

Interestingly enough, the founders of Niche Modern were designing products for themselves, not the design-minded public, when they started getting orders. That’s no surprise, really, considering the lovely hand blown shapes and warm colors. No two are exactly the same, which is reason enough to mix and match in order fit your specific sensibilities.

Prices start at $440.00

Other colors shown below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $440.00 and up
Available from: Niche Modern

Spike Wall Hooks

With the look of sturdy railway spikes, these cast iron wall hooks will hold your extra layers and whatnot securely while giving you just a touch of industrial edge.

Set of three
Each measures 2.5″ x 1.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: Uma

Mysterious Mushroom Puzzle

I guarantee you’ve never solved a puzzle like this. The Mysterious Mushroom Puzzle is a set of engraved mushrooms that fit together in a six inch birch square. Each mushroom is unique and based on a real species of mushroom. How fungi.

Designer: Xylocopa Design
Material: assorted hardwoods; maple, cherry, mahogany, padauk, bloodwood, finished in all-natural tung oil.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $38.95
Availability: Buy Mysterious Mushroom Puzzle here

Plywood Wall Clock

The simple and straightforward clock goes to show how a simple change in material and attention to detail can transform a relatively mundane object like a clock into something cherished and special.

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Plywood Wall Clock here

Zikmu Wireless Speaker System

Hmm. This slim profile speaker system is a result of Philippe Starck and Parrot, a Paris-based wireless device company. Able to stream music directly from any Blutooth enabled device (phone, computer, etc), the Zikmu transmits 360 degrees of immersive sound while allowing for portability not usually found within the home sound systems market. A docking station is built into one of the two columns, giving you an option to charge your device while listening to your music.

Remote control included.
H 29.25″ (Base W 12.5″ D 11.5″, Top W 5″ Top D 1.5″)
Weight 17 lbs. each

Video below of Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot, discussing the creation of the Zikmu speakers. (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,600.00
Available from: DWR

Apron Guides

Just how handy would this apron be in the kitchen? Numeric conversions, cooking times for vegetables, roasting times for birds, freezing instructions, defrosting times, a cooking glossary and more are all printed on the front, making useful information available right at your fingertips.

Available for preorder.
Design by John Caswell

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View Apron Guides here

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