ACCESSORIES

Viteo Outdoor Shower

Does anyone else feel like they need an outdoor shower? It’s sort of a no-brainer if you’ve got a pool or lakeside retreat, or if you just love to bathe al fresco. But what do you do when there’s not existing plumbing to support a regular shower? You get an outdoor shower that hooks up to your garden hose, that’s what.
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Price: $1,250.00
Available from: Luminaire

Geometric Rug by Alyson Fox

A little geometry mixed in with natural looped jute and tufted wool and cotton all combine to make this pleasing patterned rug by Alyson Fox. Jute plus wool and cotton? Yep, don’t be alarmed, you’ll have a couple of extra textures beneath your feet, and rest assured all three are natural products. Plus, doesn’t yellow sort of shout “Summer!” to you?
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Price: $1,350.00
Available from: Horne

Helios Table Lamp

Workstead is fast becoming a favorite lighting source, which is no surprise when you consider their array of fixtures with adjustable orientation. The Helios Table Lamp, a newer design, has a large brass dish positioned opposite a single light source. This brass dish partially obscures and reflects the light, echoing the movement of larger celestial bodies and their occasional eclipses. Choose from three varieties of stone for the base, including Carrara, Green Marble and Travertine.
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Price: $1,350.00
Available from: Horne

Edyn Garden Sensor

Have you heard the hype around the Edyn Garden Sensor? It’s now available to purchase, and those of us with gardens are pretty damn excited. The Edyn is a solar-powered sensor that continuously monitors all the conditions necessary for healthy, thriving plants. Light, temperature, humidity, moisture, fertilizer/nutrition needs- it keeps track of all of that and sends it to the Edyn app so you can learn which plants are growing best and which ones need more attention. It knows the weather forecast, so it’ll give you guidance on saving water as well. Your garden = happy. Your thumbs = super green.
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Price: $99.97
Available from: Home Depot

Concrete Lamp by Menu

Here’s another smallish lamp, and this one is a charmer. A round concrete base holds an oversize glass light bulb with a little brass button to control brightness. That touch of brass keeps the design dressed up- think of it like a hint of expensive jewelry on an otherwise utilitarian outfit. A friend of mine who has one talked about it with reverence, and, as this friend knows good design and quality, it’s a safe bet you won’t regret adding it to your abode for the right sort of ambient light.
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Price: $174.95
Available from: Gessato

Fredericks & Mae Playing Cards

There’s something about lazy summer afternoons that demands a stack of playing cards nearby. And, should you be short a stack, please do take a look at these colorful cards from Fredericks & Mae, as they have a sunny disposition with their full display of the color spectrum. You’ll find a nicely contrasting black and white pattern on their backs. The pack includes a mini booklet with history and lore, along with game instruction.
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Price: $12.95
Available from: Fredericks & Mae

Merge Concrete Tape Dispenser

Need a tape dispenser? How about a concrete one that won’t move around when you tear off a piece of tape? The Merge Concrete Tape Dispenser from 22 Design Studio is basically a couple of concrete blocks and one cylinder, which gives it a utilitarian sort of style that won’t go unnoticed among your other desktop tools. Does anyone else see a little Bauhaus flavor in the brutal blockiness, or is it just me? Be sure to take a look at the Merge Cardholder Tray and Pen Holder (shown below), as they’d be excellent companions to the tape dispenser.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Gessato

Terracotta Funnel by Grain

Why do you need a Terracotta Funnel? Beats me, but I know I’d use it for moving my matcha latte from a mixing bowl into a coffee cup, similar to the one shown above. Maybe you’d use it for funneling other drinks into other cups, or soups into fancy, small containers, but any way you use it, know that you’re using a natural, sustainably made, and foodsafe tool.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Picia Table Lamp

Cute, right? The Picia Table Light is a smaller sort of lamp, you know, the kind you would tuck into a corner of a small writing desk or nightstand. With a soft, natural cork base and a clear blue glass shade it will easily make friends with its surroundings. The shade measures in at 16cm diameter (that’s 6.3 inches) and the height is 23cm (9 inches)- be sure to take your measuring tape out so you’re not surprised how small (and cute) this lamp will be in your home.
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Price: €141.13
Available from: Enrico Zanolla Design Studio

Sand Containers

Do not, I repeat, do not underestimate the value of containers you look at and use everyday. Sure, a toothbrush or pen holder is meant for function, but there’s no reason why it can’t be a pleasure to look at as well. The Sand Containers are handmade from a mixture of natural stone powder and resin with a wood divider/lid to keep things tidy. I think they’ve won the top spot when it comes to bathroom accessories, as they’re simple and elegant, and those words are rarely used as adjectives in that particular department.
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Price: $19.90 - 26.90
Available from: MilkDesign

Weight Vase by Decha Archjananun

You’ve seen the Weight Vases in the regular concrete grey, but get a load of the colors available. Are they not spectacular? Blue, yellow, and red round out the collection, giving you the option for a pop of bright, fun color to liven up your arrangements. I’ll be saving up for the low ‘A’ blue vase, I think.
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Price: $340.00 - 430.00
Available from: MATTER

Sphere Bottle Opener

It’s a smooth, round bottle opener that fits the palm of your hand perfectly. What else could you ask for, besides a good beer or two? Consider it for your next housewarming or host/hostess gift if the new homeowner or host/hostess likes a certain bottled beverage. Available in black or natural wood.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

String Lights by onefortythree

Don’t ask yourself ‘why do I need these string lights?’ Instead, ask yourself ‘why don’t I need these string lights?’ After all, you work very hard, don’t you? And, it does get quite dark at night, so what better way to illuminate a special spot indoors than with a set of string lights with natural brass sockets and black cloth twisted cord? Or a set of string lights with pink, yellow, orange, or many other lovely color sockets? The colors are a new addition (thank you onefortythree!). Wonderful evenings are sure to happen with any of these beauties above your head.
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Price: $105.00
Available from: onefortythree

Fair Trade Basket Collection

Baskets aren’t usually the first thing you’ll find in a modern interior, but this Fair Trade Basket Collection possesses a sharp, sculptural quality that would do well whether used as objets d’art or as functional storage pieces. Made from palm wood, these baskets would normally warp over time, but Piet Hein Eek chose to specify thin slats strung together to allow for shrinking and expansion.
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Price: $129.00 - 263.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Painted Plains Rug Collection by AVO

If you’re a vegan or you’re opposed to leather in any way, shape or form, just admire the graphic patterns on these ‘rugs’ and skip on over to the next post. Okay, for the rest of us, let’s soak in the fact that these patterns are hand painted on leather hides. Hand painted. DIY-ers will have their thinking gears crunching, and everyone else will have to start saving their Benjamins, for the Painted Plains Collection by Avo does not come cheap. Hang one on the wall to admire or put one on the floor to (gingerly) walk on, either way your room won’t ever be described as boring.
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Price: $3,250.00 - 6,500. 00
Available from: TRNK