ACCESSORIES

Linzie Hunter Prints, Postcards

Originally seen on Brain Pickings, the work of Linzie Hunter caught my eye. Her typographic work is based on the subject lines of annoying spam emails, which she then takes and turns into amusing artwork. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons, she’s doing it.

Say Goodbye to Love Failures and Loneliness (shown above), 22″x17″, $200.00
(The 11″x8.5″ size at $20.00 is sold out unfortunately.)

You can also buy Linzie’s postcard book titled Secret Weapon: 30 Hand-Painted Spam Postcards at Amazon for $9.95. Images below.

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‘Like’ and ‘Dislike’ Stamp

I’m sure most of you will recognize this ‘like’ stamp, and perhaps even appreciate the alternative ‘dislike’ option. Could definitely come in handy offline.

Each stamp, £9.90
The Set: Like/Dislike Stamps, and Inkpad, £20.00

Purchase Information:

Price: £9.99
Availability: Buy ‘Like’ and ‘Dislike’ Stamp here

Green Leaf Pins

Man, add these Leaf Pins along with your Leaf-Its and Leaf Ties and you can pretty much surround yourself with faux greenery.

Designer : Joonhyun Kim
One package contains 4 green pins and 1 light green pin.

Purchase Information:

Price: €11.00
Available from: cataci.com

Wheel Easy Wheelbarrow

Yeah, it’s a wheelbarrow. Borrrring, you say. Not so. In fact, the redesigning of commonplace things is really where the excitement begins. We all get used to how things look and function, and sometimes we forget that simple improvements can make a huuuge difference. Case in point, this wheelbarrow.

The metal container is replaced by durable, vinyl-coated canvas. This means you load it from the ground, no repetitive lifting. Just sweep/push/roll whatever you’re moving onto the canvas. If you’ve ever raked leaves or done other yardwork, you’ll know this would make one heck of a difference. The cart’s center of gravity is low, so you lift a smaller portion of weight too. Also, it’s collapsible for easy storage and transport. All this improves the quality of life for those of us moving/gardening/cleaning/etc., which is the whole point of design, isn’t it?

The canvas supports up to 150 lbs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

ABC Photogram

A is for Arc, B is for Butterfly… see if you can guess all the objects that Dutch Osborne found and photographed for this particular piece. And just so you know, it was a winner in the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) typography category.

photographic paper
38″ x 27″

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: Spring 3d

Salt & Pepper Corkie

If you’re into the whole cork craze (as I am), you’ll appreciate these wine cork-ish salt and pepper shakers. (I’m guessing they’re larger than an actual wine cork, fyi.)

Food approved with a stainless steel cover.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Available from: Gessato

London Street Map

Cycling routes and greenways are highlighted in this London Street Map. Made by Future Maps, a variety of formats are available, including a magnetized version as well as a plastic coated print for using dry erase markers.

Size: 1300 x 1000mm
Paper map starts at £36.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: £36.00
Available from: Future Maps

Rainy Days Piggy Bank

Save your money for a rainy day in this piggy bank by Imm Living. (All it needs is a little ‘bltd’ sticker on it.)

Ceramic
7.9″ x 4.1″ x 4.1″

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Available from: Gessato

Whistler Cork Teapot

The Whistler Cork Teapot is part of Moma’s exclusive highlight of Portugese products. Made with traditional materials, this charming and quite affordable teapot has a large opening at the top for easy filling. Also, check out the Sugar and Creamer containers and Tea Cups that go along with the cork teapot.

Designer: Raquel Castro, 2009
Material: ceramic earthenware, cork.
Size: 7h x 5l x 5.5”w, 3.5 cups

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Whistler Cork Teapot here

Best Mug Ever

This really is the best mug ever, as you can write whatever you want in the blank. Could be a good way to start the day for yourself or your loved one (depending on what you write, of course).

Dry erase marker included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Best Mug Ever here

Source: Svpply

Molecule Building Set

Whether you’re learning about molecular structures or you just like the way they look, this set of 24 molecules is certainly one learning tool that doubles as a cool decorative accessory.

Each set consists of 24 molecules made of wood (6 colors, 4 of each).

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.95
Available from: fawn&forest

Blackout Welding Curtain

Whoa, check out this blackout welding curtain that Rebecca Rudolph (pictured) bought to block UV rays and cool down her living room. It’s available in several different colors and sizes from the building supplies company McMaster-Carr. Size shown above runs about $100 (she cut the bottom to fit).

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.63 and up
Available from: McMaster-Carr

Source: LA Times

MIO’s Pop-Up Basket

Get this, this flat-packed steel basket can be stretched to whatever height you want. So, in its shortened size, it’s a small basket for odds and ends; in its heightened size it could be an umbrella stand or recycling bin or whatever else you can think of. There’s also a Bicycle Pop-Up Basket ($75) that looks like it’d be pretty handy to have as well. (Image shown below.)

Designed by Jaime Salm and Brian Kelly, manufactured by MIO.
Laser-cut, powder coated steel.
18″l x 13″w x 14″h

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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: 2Modern

Balloon Shakers

Masayuki Kurokawa’s concept behind these Shakers was to see the contents, so that in addition to regular salt and pepper containers, they could also be used for all sorts of seasonings. Each is hand-blown by Shotoku Glass Co., who used to make lightbulbs in Japan.

Designer: Masayuki Kurokawa
Cork/Glass
2″ dia x 2.75″h

Sold in Set of 2 ($80) or Set of 4 ($160).

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Merchant no. 4

Sidewalk Rug

The subtle tonal stripes of this rug will blend into the background, giving you a minimal stage for your furniture. And, at $599 price for the 8×10, you can afford to splurge on a special chair or table (hopefully).

100% wool

5’x8′ $299.00
8’x10′ $599.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2