ACCESSORIES

Kitchen Grip

Hmm, this is a rather hi-tech oven mitt, isn’t it? Made of pliable neoprene (FLXaPrene, to be exact), this mitt repels stains and bacteria buildup and the textured surface gives you a good, safe grip. What else do you want in an oven mitt? Maybe to throw it in the dishwasher when it needs cleaning? Done. Your wish is granted.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Asahineko Table Broom & Dust Pan

Go ahead and scoff at the $140 price tag. It is a table broom and dust pan, after all. However, the next time you’ve swept crumbs off the table with your gross sponge or inept hands and scattered some of the mess on the floor and chairs, don’t come back here complaining that there’s nothing you can do about it.
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Price: $140.00
Available from: Mill Mercantile

Star Cutting Board

Who’s a star? You are! Especially when you’re chopping up vegetables in the kitchen, or pulling this stellar cutting board out as an impromptu coaster or trivet for the table. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Price: $37.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop

Zig, Strata, and River Rock Rugs

Rugs! On sale! If you’ve any bare floors that your feet don’t like, it’s time to throw down a rug or two. Three of my favorites are shown above, and they’re all 20% off with free shipping. The sale ends today, so you’ll not have much time for deliberation, but there are several gender-neutral-patterned options to consider in addition to those linked to below.

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Price: $20% off
Available from: Serena Lily

Dot Coat Hooks

Hmm, maybe these are a direct attempt at copying the Coatrack Dots, or maybe it’s just a coincidence. Either way, $10 for a set of 3 coat hooks isn’t too bad of a deal, even if they are just flat, wooden disks without the rounded, smooth edges of the higher-end alternative. However, do be sure to consider the one review so you know what you’re getting.
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Price: $9.95
Available from: CB2

Hang Around Cooking/Serving Set

These cooking/serving tools designed by Danish design firm KiBiSi have notches on the back so that they may gently rest on a pot or pan while you work. Made from white beech, they’re functionally minimal (or minimally functional?) as can only be expected from the manufacturer, Muuto.

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Price: $42.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Like-It Door Hook Organizer

Okay, let’s make a deal. We won’t hate this door hook organizer thing if we all agree to put it only where it’s absolutely necessary. That will be discretionary, of course, but I think we can all trust each other to use it to organize and de-clutter those spots that are magnets to miscellany- hall closets, laundry rooms, kid’s rooms (better in a kid’s closet), some bathrooms, etc. Each strap has 6 height-adjustable hooks that hold up up to 1kg (2.2 lb) on each hook.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: IPPINKA

Save The Date Cards

You know there are classier ways to send out a ‘save the date’ request than through email, right? And I’m talking about actual cards, those paper invites that the post office may still bring to our doors, if we’re lucky. Each card in this set is designed like a ticket, giving adequate space to note the date and event. Envelopes aren’t included, but that just means you can pick your own color scheme. Maybe liven things up a bit with a bright color?
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Price: £12.50
Available from: Cox & Cox

Pablo Tube Top Pendant

The Pablo Tube Top lamps have been around for years- before 2007 at least – but this pendant takes the stretcher idea to new heights (so to speak). While the 36″ wide version, shown above, is perfectly proportioned for a rectangular dining area, the smaller 7″ or 14″ could work quite well above a bar or as a pendant above a bedside table.
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Price: $160.00 - 450.00
Available from: 2modern

Silicone Leaf Plates

The next time you have a meal or appetizers outdoors, forego your regular dishes and dine on leaves! Silicone leaves, that is, so you’ll not be too Tarzan-ish. The leaves are made of flexible and durable food-safe silicone, and you’ll find that each one has a slightly different shape and shade of green.
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Price: $90.00, s/4
Available from: MoMA Store

Holo Tape Dispenser

Is there anything wrong with your tape dispenser? Because if there is, you have an excellent reason to try out this circular approach by the Japanese brand METAPHYS. Not only does the case allow you to hold the dispenser firmly in your hand, but it also lends itself to easily hang on a hook. Less desktop clutter = excellent.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Leibal

Hand Carved Geometry Stamp Set

Just try not wanting this Geometry Stamp set, I dare you. Think of the reports you could stamp, the note to your boss or accountant! Oh, the fun to be had with an ink pad and a little geometry! Each set is hand-carved in good-quality hard rubber, and don’t be shy about asking for custom stamps as the artist welcomes commissions.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: this is just to say

Potoru Kettle

Come on, you knew there would be yet another tea kettle sometime soon. It’s sort of a favorite subject around here. This classic kettle is made of porcelain enamelware and features the requisite handle and spout (the ‘I’m a Little Teapot’ song should be playing in your head right about now…) and comes in the 5 semi-expected colors found in most kitchens.
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Price: $125.00
Available from: UNIONMADE

Array Pendant

Bend has truly excellent seating options in a few lucky shades of pop-out color, so it should be no surprise that they add this extra special spherical pendant to their collection. At 18″ x 22″, it’s the right sort of size for a mid-sized dining area, and the gridded galvanized iron does no harm in casting patterns across a wall. Available in white or fluorescent green/yellow.
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Price: $995.00
Available from: Bend

rootcup

I’ve attempted to grow new plants from cuttings and I’ve been successful about 30% of the time, mostly because I forget to keep the cuttings watered appropriately and also because I keep sticking them in nice little glass jars that let in too much light. Here’s betting that this rootcup will increase my odds significantly. The elastomer pot and lid protects a cutting’s roots from light, holds the leaves above the water to prevent rotting, and captures water to reduce attention needed. Those three things will have us propagating all sorts of cuttings like a pro.
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Price: $5.00 - 14.00
Available from: rootcup