ACCESSORIES

Pieces N Play Domino

Do you like dominos? How do you feel about a color-based set of simplified dominoes? Perhaps the game won’t need the same amount of brain power, but it’s hard to argue with such a nice set of colorful plywood tiles. All ages would be able to enjoy, whether for actual game play or just playing around. By Danish design duo Lee Storm for HAY.
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Price: $57.00
Available from: Huset Shop

Orion, Pegasus, Cygnus Quilts by Mary Keasler

What just happened? How in the world did these constellation quilts by Mary Keasler skip the collective radar until now? One side is white, featuring the well-known constellation, and the reverse side is solid navy. As there is no true top or bottom, you may rotate the quilts as you wish for a new perspective of the night sky’s brighter characters.
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Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Tanner Goods

Roll With It

We could do a guessing game as to what this item might be, but let’s just get to the point and discuss one of the necessary things involved in personal hygiene: toilet paper. Where is it stored? How is it kept near the toilet/loo without being a complete eyesore? If you’re lucky, you found some bathroom accessories that are affordable and easy to look at, but if you’re like most of the U.S. of A., you’re probably still fumbling around with the spring loaded thingy that holds your paper each time it runs out. If you had this beauty (if you can call a toilet paper holder beautiful), there’d be no more fumbling, just a simple peg to remove and replace.
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Price: $130.00
Available from: Assembly Design

Sheffield Kevlar Shears

Arm yourself with these shears and there will be nothing you can’t cut. Designed to cut through Kevlar (a para-aramid synthetic fiber, by the way), the Sheffield Shears will cut through practically any household material- tape, cardboard, thick fabric, you name it- as they’re extremely sharp and indestructible.
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Price: $36.00 - 76.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Fundamental Party Collection

Hats off to you, Meri Meri, for providing a science-themed party kit for all of those parents beleaguered by the not-so-great current offerings at the local big box store. However, why is the Fundamental Party Collection only in the boys’ section? Grumble, grumble. It could be under the ‘general’ category, or a gender neutral section, couldn’t it?
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Price: $4.50 and up
Availability: Buy Fundamental Party Collection here

Capitol Pendant Lamp

Whoa. This lamp commands attention with its size: at 26″ diameter and a 22″ height it won’t fade into any room’s background. A matte carbon aluminum shade has a white interior to maximize the light, and that neutral combination goes anywhere, with any color scheme. Best of all, the price sneaks under the $300 mark, so you can afford to have a hefty statement lamp (or two) above your dining table without a hefty price tag. Nice.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2

Digital Sunrise Blanket

More pixilated textiles, though this time it’s turned all the way up to an almost obnoxious color play of red, yellow, blue, green and black. Spanish artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga is the man behind this silk and superfine merino wool blanket, and, if you’re a fan of vivid colors and strong patterns, you’ll want to take a look at the other items in his Bitmap collection, for there’s a fair share of clothes and other textiles sure to infuse your wardrobe and home with one heck of patterned punch.

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Price: $406.00
Available from: A+R Store

Geo Thermos

Hello Geo. Nice sharp edges sure set this guy apart from the usual thermos. And the colors (!), that geometric shape, the semi-retro design… who would have thought that a thermos could draw such an admiring audience?
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Price: $90.00
Available from: Scandinavian Grace

Weight Vases

Yes, here’s another vase, but considering the holiday that takes place this Sunday, I figure there is going to be a plethora of flowers around, and you’ll have ample opportunity to assess whether or not the receptacle in which they are placed is aesthetically acceptable. If it isn’t, you’re in the market for a better vase. Now, there’s no question in my mind that these Weight Vases by Decha Archjananum are acceptable and, in fact, desired for their minimal concrete bases and thin, steel frames. The frames keep flower stems upright while the base holds water and provides stability.
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Price: $150.00 - 270.00
Available from: Luminaire

Hide Pendant Lights

If you’re vegan, just skip reading this post or spending too long looking at these pendant lights. For the rest of us, you might notice that these lamps are made of laser cut leather (locally sourced, mind you), hand molded and hand dyed to the correct color. As with other fine leather goods, they’re not inexpensive, yet for certain rooms or environments, they just might be worth the price.
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Price: $410.00
Available from: Anaesthetic Design

601Street 4×4 Envelope Notebook

Don’t underestimate the effect a handwritten thank you note can have, especially as they’re rare to give and receive nowadays. As someone who still occasionally writes notes to friends and family, folding a paper into an envelope seems like an efficient method of traditional correspondence, and that’s exactly why this envelope notebook caught my eye. 16 sheets in total with four possible envelope folds. There’s also a 6×4 Envelope Notebook, $13.95 (24 sheets with six possible envelope folds).
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Price: $11.95
Available from: Omoi Zakka Shop

Spectra Vases

Just how lovely are these glass nesting vases? So lovely that they’re being reshuffled to an updated post for today, as the link and price have changed.

Pastels can sometimes look a bit boring, but these shades are quite beautiful. And, did you know that these colors are the same formulas as the original glass first made at Holmegaard back in 1839? Antique colors for a modern design… nice.
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Price: $190.00
Available from: Horne

Tua Table Lamp

The Tua Table Lamp looks interesting, sure, but it also helps that Marco Zito, the designer, explains his thinking behind the design (see below), and thereby performs an excellent sales pitch. Simple and elegant, the price point hovers just around the $300 mark, depending on which retailer you choose.

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Price: $324.00
Available from: YLighting

Electric Paint Pen

That’s right, it’s an electric paint pen. It’s completely safe, as the electrically conductive paint is formatted to be non-toxic, solvent-free, and water-soluble, and only becomes conductive when dry. And what would you use this pen for? If you’re especially handy, you could repair devices, draw circuits on all sorts of materials, solder stuff… you fill in the rest. The paint dries after five minutes and can be removed with soap and water. Oh, and there’s an Electric Paint House Kit ($35) if you’d like some paper houses to turn into “an illuminated voltage village.” It would be an excellent tool for you (and your kids/nieces/nephews) to learn more about electronics, if you’re interested.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Spring Watering Can

If you need a new watering can, how about a brightly colored polyethylene one with a rather organic (or cartoonish-in a good way) shape? Designed by Robert Bronwasser for Goods, the Spring Watering Can has an ergonomic shape with a slender spout and large opening for filling with a faucet or hose. Choose between blue, green, gray, yellow, or white.

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Price: $24.00
Available from: Gessato