ACCESSORIES

SR Garden ID tags

Without the title of this post to guide you, chances are you might not realize what exactly you’re seeing in the above photo. However, the dirt background and white grease pencil would certainly clue you in after a little while, and if you’re familiar with all of Scout Regalia’s offerings, you’d have it pegged even sooner. The SR Garden ID tags are made of powder coated aluminum and are reusable, of course, by wiping the ID tags with rubbing alcohol or a damp cloth.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Scout Regalia

MUCHroom Wall Hook Set

If you continually find yourself piling clothes and bags on the floors or furniture, it’s time to add some wall hooks to your entryway and closet. As you might have guessed from their name, the MUCHroom wall hooks were inspired by mushrooms growing from a forest floor. Sold as a set of 3, the hooks are pre-screwed and come with 3 self-drilling wall anchors, just in case you need them. Also, check out the MUCHroom mini hook for smaller things like keys and such.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: Workerman

Monocle Wall Sconce

Looking for an elegant, small wall sconce? Look no more, for Rich Brilliant Willing has one that would work anywhere (probably) with any style. A strong yet warm beam of LED powered light rotates around to your chosen direction, giving you a perfectly clean, simple look next to your favorite reading spot.
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Price: $425.00
Available from: Rich Brilliant Willing

Telegram Thank You Cards

There’s a vague sense of responsibility I feel every time I come across decent Thank You cards, almost like I’m a schoolmarm rapping knuckles of anyone not writing their letters correctly. After all, handwriting has slowly become old-fashioned, as we all have turned towards typing out emails instead of picking up a pen. Perhaps that’s precisely why Thank You cards are very special to give and receive nowadays; each is a rare physical act of appreciation with the heartfelt scrawlings of someone that took the time to actually put pen to paper to express their thanks.
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Price: $16.00
Available from: Oblation Papers & Press

Ready Made Curtain

At last! We can stop our search for the perfect window coverings, for Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have come to the rescue with the Ready Made Curtain kit, and it’s finally available to purchase. A curtain and its complete hanging system are included, and with a few assembly steps, you’ll have one heck of a modern curtain that you can brag about. Oh, but wait, there’s the issue of the price; you’d assume that a kit that requires a little elbow grease from someone such as yourself might be budget-friendly, maybe around the $200 or even $300 mark, as I did when I called the retailer. Prepare yourself, and expect to pay around $470 per kit/window… or keep searching, as I will.
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Price: $470.00
Available from: Ligne Roset

Handwoven Picnic Basket

What kind of person would you be without a picnic basket? Probably the kind that spends too much time indoors staring at a computer screen. This basket looks like the typical picnic basket but it’s much better in terms of quality. It’s woven from strips of Appalachian white ash- “the wood of choice for almost all baseball bats, boats and furniture due to its relative hardness and strength”- and the handles and twin split lid are secured with solid brass nails and hardware that won’t ever rust. There’s also a waxed canvas lined interior.

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Price: $69.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Walnut SSB-1

Do you remember the SSB-1 Bookcase from BOOK/SHOP? Now it’s available in Natural Walnut Ply, and if that’s not enough to tempt you, I’ll just wish you good luck in finding a better home for your reading list. Each SSB-1 is cut, sanded, and fitted by a craftsman to an exact fit in Berkeley, California.
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Price: $139.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Happy Fourth of July!

Wouldn’t your Independence Day grilling be very festive with this Star Spangled Spatula? Yes, you’ve seen it before, but buying it from Few & Far Company will leave a few more dollars in your pocket than the $65 price tag from Areaware. (And yes, it’s the very same one by Jacob Riley-Wasserman; it’s hand fabricated by Lamson and Goodnow, the oldest manufacturer of cutlery in the United States.)

So, now it’s time to say happy fourth of July weekend to you and yours! Have fun, stay safe- don’t blow any fingers off playing with fireworks, etc.- and see you back here on Monday.

(Hat tip and a high five to Patrick for the price difference spot.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Available from: Few & Far Company

Alphabet City Coasters

Manhattan-based photographer Joanne Dugan compiled these urban typographic images originally as a teaching game for her two-year-old son. And, as they’re so striking, why not make them into a coaster set for all to enjoy? Many of the signs and landmarks are now demolished, so tip of the hat to Ms. Dugan for creating such a great archive of New York City’s visual history.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Paper Basket with Lid

No one wants to see your trash, trust me, so hide it away with these paper baskets that have a swinging lid. Perfect for a bathroom, right? And yes, you did read ‘paper’- these look like teak wood but they’re made from a plywood of sorts that is stained in 6 different tones and then laid out to resemble teak.
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Price: $85.00 - 150.00
Available from: Tortoise General Store

Hopewell Quilts

Minimal quilts! Feast your eyes upon the offerings of Hopewell, the design workshop of Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt. Of course I need one of these, because when does a chill not sweep through the house on any given evening? Or, perhaps there’s a bare spot on the wall or a lonely chair that needs a a few blocks of color artistically placed… yes, there’s at least one of those in every home, for sure.
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Price: $150.00 - 395.00
Available from: Hopewell

Hedley & Bennett Aprons

Oh, what to wear when you’re making a brilliant meal indoors, or grilling outside with your Italian Barbecue Tool Set? You can’t risk ruining your clothes, dressed as you are to perfection. Not to worry, don one of these denim aprons by Hedley & Bennett and then carry on with your culinary prowess.
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Price: $75.00 and up
Available from: Hedley & Bennett

What is it?

Come on, now, use your brain and play along. What is this strange item above? It has a handle, and lots of little prong-ish things on the underside. Any guesses?
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Price: $29.99
Available from: Amazon

Italian Barbecue Tool Set

Well, aren’t we fancy with our Italian Barbecue Tool Set? Because a BBQ set from anywhere else just won’t cut it, or that’s at least what you’ll tell your guests the next time you’re grilling. Be sure to tell them you’re kidding after that snotty remark, or else they’ll not invite you over to their house where they have ordinary barbecue tools from an ordinary store because that’s where ordinary people shop. Made in Maniago, Italy, known for its artisan blacksmiths.

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Price: $219.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Dots & Spots Pillows

For goodness sake, don’t get so serious with your interior accessories that you turn your nose up at polka dots. It is summer, after all, and a little bit of friendly-bright color might just do you some good. Plus, these polka dot pillows are from the lovely duo Daniel Emma, of whom we are all fans. (Trust me on this.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: £49.00
Available from: Theo