ACCESSORIES

Crystal Bulb

What to do with a boring pendant light? Why, upgrade the bulb to crystal, of course. Lee Broom recently unveiled his cut-lead crystal bulbs this year in Milan; each one is individually hand blown by Cumbria Crystal, the last producer of handmade English full lead crystal. The bulb fits any standard E27 fitting, and is available to purchase alone ($175) or with a brushed brass pendant ($275).

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Price: $175.00
Available from: A+R Store

Heritage G2 Internet Radio

Need an internet radio? Access more than 15,000 internet radio stations with the updated Heritage model from Revo. It provides coverage of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), DAB+, FM, and Wi-Fi internet radio, and there’s the docking for iPods and iPhones with the requisite wireless audio streaming as well. Not too shabby in the looks department either. More details below.
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Price: $399.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Color Fest Tea Towel

Fond of geometrically inclined tea towels? Add this to your wish list pronto. Triangular lines with neutral shades and a touch of neon is just what a kitchen needs, or so says those of us partial to such things. Designed by Mae Engelgeer, who does the geometry-meets-textiles category quite well, judging by her other pieces (the Fest collection especially).
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Price: $25.00
Available from: LEIF

Scratch Travel Journal

Do you think Columbus Day should be rededicated as Explorer’s Day? Sounds better, doesn’t it? However you feel about the issue, and whether or not you have the day off, don’t let that adventurous spirit inside you get too comfortable on the sofa. Take a trip! While you’re at it, maybe bring along this travel journal: there’s a checklist, a diary, an international translator (perhaps not the most thorough, mind you), and the pièce de résistance, of course, is the scratch off maps. Scratch off the towns and chart your journey through a continent. Maybe it’s a little fussy for the serious traveler, but if your approach is more carefree then it could be a fun way to keep track of your travels.
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Price: $27.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

CATS LET NOTHING DARKEN THEIR ROAR 2013

It’s time for the eighth edition of Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar Calendar. That’s right, twelve new phrases to greet you each month, in four colors on uncoated stock. Only 750 were made, so best get one now while the getting’s good.
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Price: $45.00
Available from: CATS LET NOTHING DARKEN THEIR ROAR

Love Letter Napkins

Need some new napkins? How about some that carry the complete text of a few love letters? Not just any love letters, mind you, but those from a literary great. One letter each from Emily Dickenson, Jack London, Mark Twain, and D.H. Lawrence, spelled out in their full glory. It’ll at least give you something to read when dinner conversation lags, right? If you’d like a preview of what each letter says, here you go.

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Price: $Set of 4, 48.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Coatrack Dots

Guess what? These Coatrack Dots are on sale, and even though it’s just a little bit of a sale, it means you’ll have a few extra dollar bills. And maybe those extra dollar bills you can put in your pocket, maybe even your coat pocket, and then hang that coat on one of these various Coatrack Dots and be oh-so-pleased with yourself. Take note that the rounded edges keep your attire from getting those weird bumps that often occur when you use smaller pegs and hooks.
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Price: $126.65
Available from: DWR

Pi Glassware

As the retailer says, “Mix your drinks with a bit of math.” Just don’t start the conversation off by asking people if they’ve memorized the first hundred digits, because that’s a bit of a turn off. There’s also a Pi Kitchen Towel ($25), if that’s more your style. Glasses are etched.
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Price: $20.00 - 36.00
Available from: theuncommongreen

Channel Task and Reading Lamp

How about some lighting from Rich Brilliant Willing for this Wednesday afternoon? The Channel lamps are fit for many a modern interior, thanks to their minimal silhouette and material mix. High efficiency LEDs are set up in a linear configuration and housed in an aluminum channel (clue as to where the lamps get their names); add a vertical wood dowel and a circular metal base and, ta-da, you have your minimal light source that’s perfect for a desktop or reading chair, depending on the version you choose.
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Price: $575.00 - 750.00
Available from: RichBrilliantWilling.com

Tie Tea Mug

A handy little tab on this mug keeps your teabag from falling into your cup. Pretty simple solution to an annoying little problem, isn’t it? Just tie your teabag around the tab and it’ll stay put while you pour, stir, etc. Might be a thoughtful gift for the tea aficionado in your life? Holiday season is just around the corner, if you can believe it.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Molecule

The Arcadian Stamp Series

Stamps! Whether you think you need them or not, take a look at the various designs of the Arcadian Stamp series from Imm-Living. There’s one or two that’s sure to tempt you, perhaps the old fashioned telephone, or typewriter? Maybe you don’t want to have too many trinkets on your desk, but just think of finishing off a nice handwritten note with an Anchor or Heart; it’ll be just the thing to add a personal touch.
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Price: $18.00 each
Available from: Huset-shop.com

Desktop Series by Another Country

Another Country has some lovely furniture, for sure, but have you seen these desk accessories? The smaller items have just as much thoughtful function and considered style as the furniture pieces, and, dare I say, it’s hard to go wrong with that particular brand of consistency. There’s a tall Pencil Pot, a Sharpener Pot (for pencil shavings), a Tape Dispenser, and an Eraser Pot with an actual eraser as its lid.
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Price: $119.00
Available from: Another Country

2013 Tissue Calendar

October the 1st already! And do you have your 2013 calendar yet? If not, you risk being annoyed by those self-satisfied got-it-all-together types smirking at you as they note 2013 dates down in the appropriate spots, and wondering just when you’ll get your act together. What they don’t know is that you couldn’t care less. So there. 365 days of the year, on tissue-thin paper, for hanging or laying flat on the desk.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: russell+hazel

Cord Chandelier

Do you want a large chandelier? Are you looking to spend around $2,000? If you are nodding your head to both of those questions, please do take a look at this Cord Chandelier from Brendan Ravenhill. It’s a tensegrity structure (full definition here), which, in this case, roughly means the constant tension of the arms and electrical wires allow for the radiating design. Custom sizing is also available, with a lead time of 3-4 weeks. Also, if you like the design, but are in the market for a smaller swing arm lamp, check out the Cord Lamp, with the much more affordable price tag of $220.
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Price: $2,000.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Ruler for Measuring the Growth of Human Beings

If you have kids, or are friends with people who have kids, you know those kids grow like weeds. What better gift to give them than a Ruler for Measuring the Growth of Human Beings? (Call it what it is, right?) Made from birch plywood, each ruler is individually screen printed by hand in two colours. As it is from Rob Ryan, a nice little poem threads throughout the imagery.
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Price: $249.00
Available from: The Future Perfect