ACCESSORIES

Hideaway Trash Bin

The humble field of trash bin design is unexciting to say the least; there’s just not much going on in the way of improvements. Muuto adds another un-fancy option to the mix. It’s just a simple bin with a lid, yet with a few extra noteworthy details. The exterior is streamlined, so it could just as easily live in your closet as a laundry basket- that gets points for versatility in the aesthetic department, don’t you think? When the lid is on, an interior trash bag is hidden by the lid’s lip. When the lid is off, it can hang on the side of the bin for easy access and safekeeping.

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Price: $179.00
Available from: DWR

Kuu Lamp

So, here’s something sort of exciting: there’s a new online store that aims to provide high-end modern design at affordable prices. How’s that going to happen? Original design, true craftsmanship, and working directly with factories around the world, apparently. Will it work? Let’s hope so. Hem just opened for preorders, and I’ve got my eye on this Kuu Lamp ($149-$225). There’s no doubt you’ll be seeing more of the collection within the next several weeks, so prepare your house for some new additions (and your bank account for a few subtractions).
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Price: $149.00 - 225.00
Available from: Hem

Magnet 6

These knob-like wooden things are magnets. Or, rather, these knob-like wooden things have magnets embedded within their rounded ends, to be precise. I bet you an imaginary nickel that these set of 6 magnets would look much nicer than any plastic magnets you’ve got hanging around, and I’d probably be right, unless you have some really cool plastic magnets that I don’t know about. Unlikely, but entirely possible.
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Price: SGD39.00
Available from: four&twenty

Hanging Ring Perpetual Calendar

If you like the idea of a perpetual calendar, then add this Hanging Ring Calendar to your list of considerations. Change the date by rotating the rings and visually experience the cyclical nature of our calendar system. It would be an interesting accent on a wall in an office, living area, or even a kid’s room (if the child was old enough not to attempt to use the rings as frisbees).
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Price: $78.00
Available from: Dwell

Mark’s Notebook Calendars

Okay, don’t freak out, it’s just a calendar for 2015. You still have three whole months left until the new year rolls around, which is plenty of time to get your ducks in a row, so to speak. This past year I’ve kept my months organized by using one of Mark’s Notebook Calendars, and I’ll probably repeat the habit next year. There’s three different sizes- small, medium, and large- and it’s satisfyingly slim. Front-facing pages display the current month plus there’s just one yearly plan page- nothing else to weigh you down.
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Price: $12.00 - 18.00
Available from: Omoi Zakka Shop

Teaball Teapot

As a self-proclaimed tea junkie, it’s difficult to describe just how important certain tools in the tea making process can be. If you’re dealing in loose tea, some infusers can be irritating in that they’re hard to clean, and, if they’re hard to clean, you’ll probably get fed up and not use them anymore (which is the case with several infusers in my top kitchen drawer at the moment). Now, this Teaball Teapot is easy to clean- it has a removable stainless steel infuser- but it also looks extremely nice to hold and use, and I’d say that’s almost as (if not more?) important.
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Price: $105.00
Available from: Horne

Wine Twirls

If you enjoy white or rosé wine, then you’re probably familiar with the ideal serving temperature. Now, unless you live somewhere quite cold most of the time, there’s the issue of keeping your glass at that ideal temperature until it’s finished. Sure, you can keep the bottle on ice, but what about the actual glass? That’s the point of these Wine Twirls: they chill your wine in the glass without dilution. They’re made of food-safe resin (BPA-free FDA-approved) and a high-tech thermal gel and rest at the bottom of the glass so as to not interfere with each sip.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Teroforma

mc squares dry-erase system

Dry erase boards are great for jotting down ideas and collaborating, but they’ve also got limitations. It’s not easy to take a big dry erase board from conference room to office, and often only a few people can use one board at the same time. The mc squares dry-erase system solves those issues. They’re small, personal dry erase boards that can be combined on the wall or moved around as ideas and projects change. Magnets on the back mount to a wall bracket for display, and you may combine as many as you’d like for a large scale presentation. See the Kickstarter video below for more info.
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Price: $29.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Charcoal Ridge Tray by Yield Design Co

We’ve established that trays are good to have, haven’t we? For smaller items, consider this Charcoal Ridge Tray. It’s the perfect size for holding cards, jewelry, or pens and pencils, and can be grouped together with additional trays and the Ridge Stand for more organization options.
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Price: $32.00
Available from: Social Studies

Brick Lamp

Maybe you’re a no-nonsense sort of person, and if so, maybe you’d like the Brick Lamp by Philippe Malouin. It’s a task light, that’s for sure, but it’s reduced down to the bare essentials. The aluminum light rod (with LEDs) may be moved by shifting/poking it through the holes of the concrete “brick” base. Would this fit within the industrial aesthetic arena? Yes, indeed. The Brick Lamp will provide a visual weight (and physical heft) to your work area.
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Price: $220.00
Available from: A+R Store

Avva Small Tumblers

Any self-respecting whiskey drinker isn’t going to pour their water of life into any ol’ glass… unless the circumstances are quite dire, and then, of course, it is permissible to drink directly from the bottle. On normal and/or celebratory evenings, be sure to treat your whiskey well by drinking it from a receptacle like these mouth-blown, non-lead crystal glasses. One nests inside the other for storage, and, as you may have guessed, their shapes enhance the body of your beverage.
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Price: $46.00
Available from: teroforma

Brass Towel Hanger and Toilet Paper Holder

Towel rings and toilet paper holders… yawn. Those two things are perhaps the least exciting items in a bathroom and possibly the hardest to find for any discerning modernist. Now, considering there are several nice brass home accessories available nowadays from respectable retailers, we shouldn’t be too surprised to find that Ferm Living has these two options available. Solid brass combined with oak wood does the job without getting in the way of a quiet, minimal look.
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Price: $52.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop

Above Home Floor Mat

You might see simple, graphic squares adorning these woven mats, but these images are stylized patterns of backyards and swimming pools as seen from above. Made of abaca, an odor and moisture resistant natural plant fiber, and designed by Icelandic-born designer Hlynur Atlason, the Above Home Floor Mat gives you a place to wipe your feet along with a little rectangle of conceptual outdoor space.
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Price: $90.00
Available from: A+R Store

9.9.2 Box : Tray

What’s the big deal about a walnut tray? Well, if you own anything, you know that little things tend to multiply, and it helps to have a tray handy to corral important things together. For instance, in the living area, a tray, such as the 9.9.2 Box you see above, would be an ideal spot to hold magazines and those unsightly TV remotes. In the kitchen, a tray would make a short job of setting the table- you can carry an armload’s worth of stuff safely to and fro. Use one in the office for an important stack of papers or in the bedroom for a safe spot for your phone, keys, and other pocket contents. The 9.9.2 Box : Tray is handmade from solid four quarter American black walnut. Check out OnOurTable to see more of their Box Collection, as various sizes (some with lids) are available.
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Price: $190.00
Available from: OnOurTable

Nomad Carafe

This stainless steel carafe hits all the right notes with its minimalist cork stopper and four nesting cups. Stack the cups and invert them on top of the carafe for an easy to carry stack that’s perfect for picnics or just for transporting a hot or cold beverage from the kitchen to patio. Designed by Hlymur Vagn Atlason.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: MoMA Store