ACCESSORIES

Straw Vase

This is a clever little vase based on those fun bendable straws. While not quite suitable for a bouquet, it will certainly add a nice floral highlight to a table. I’m wondering if makes that weird springy sound of the original straws.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Straw Vase here

Aldo Bakker’s Copper Collection

Droog presented Aldo Bakker’s Copper Collection at Design Miami/Basel 2010 this year, and as usual, there’s plenty to admire. Made out of liquid copper using the time intensive lost-wax method (French name being cire perdu), this watering can is entirely seamless and has openings that ensure a perfect pour.

The copper mixing bowl (below) allows a reaction with protein, which Chefs recommend apparently, and of course, sits like a sculpture when not in use. The soy pourer is lined inside with 100% fine silver, which makes it perhaps the most elegant (and expensive) modern soy pourer in existence.

All pieces are limited and numbered in editions of 15.
Designed by Aldo Bakker for Thomas Eyck
Collection includes Watering Can, Mixing Bowl, Soy Pourer, Candle Dome

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,000.00
Available from: droog

Can’t Have It? Stick It.

These stickers from Can’t Have It? Stick It. caught my eye. Take a look at the photo gallery to see the variety of placement options (especially for plants, which work surprisingly well in workspace areas). There’s also a good collection of life-size pets and furniture too, so if you can’t have the ‘real’ thing, you can fulfill your fantasies short term with the stickers.

Small stickers start at 4 euro.

Purchase Information:

Price: €4
Available from: Can't Have It? Stick It.

Tre Vase

Forgive me for saying so, but it seems like you don’t need a florist’s talent to make an arrangement in this vase look good. The very nature of the three ‘legs’ makes anything inside look like a sculptural focal point, which is good news to those that don’t have that artistic flair for flowers.

Designer: P.A.D. (Thomas Robertson and Eli Bonerz)
Available in Glossy Black, Clear and Opaque White.
10″ tall, 15″ d at the top

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Purchase Information:

Price: $170.00
Availability: Buy Tre Vase here

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

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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