ACCESSORIES

Avva S+P Shakers

This salt & pepper set has embedded neodymium magnets to help keep the two pieces paired together as one. That’s a small detail that makes a big difference if you’re always losing one or the other in the cabinet or on the table. It would also simplify passing the salt and pepper around the table when your family or guests prefer to season their own meal (chefs: cue audible gasp).
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Teroforma

Myria Expandable Trivet

Trivets are one of those things you don’t think much about until you’re wondering how to protect your table with a hot dish in hand. The Myria trivet is made of rectangular stainless steel loops, which gives it a decidedly modern feel, yet the stand out feature is that it’s expandable and foldable. Designed by Anne Boenisch for Carl Mertens.

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Price: $115.00
Available from: shopHORNE.com

Braun Digital Wall Clock

If you prefer to stick to digital in the time-telling category, then you’ll want to check out this simple square wall clock by Braun. It’s a global radio-controlled digital clock and displays 12/24 hour time, calendar date, day of the week, indoor temperature and humidity. Everything you need really, without any unnecessary decorative features. Available in black or white.
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Price: $135.00
Available from: Design Public

Rubber X-Bands

Time for an update. We posted these years ago, and they’ve not disappeared from our wishlists, though they have slightly changed in terms of pricing and available retailers. These Rubber X-Bands would come in handy for all sorts of office related papers and miscellany, or, better yet, for keeping a small gift box sealed as shown. Each box has an assortment of four sizes and colors, 16 rubberbands in total.
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Price: $5.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Merkled Coat Hook

You’ve got to appreciate the fact that the Merkled folks aren’t wasting one scrap of the offcuts from their Coat Rack (remember Merkled Lighting?). These hooks are similar to the coat rack in that one slight bend creates strength. Line up two or three in a row near your entranceway (or closet) or take advantage of the Set of 7 ($95) and go big by scattering them all over a wall.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Merkled

Welcome* Doormat

Politics: it’s not the safest topic to discuss amongst friends and family, but if you want to subtly state your preference during this campaign season (and then have visitors wipe their feet on your preference) one of these doormats is for you. Choose between WELCOME* Unless you’re a Republican and WELCOME* Unless you’re a Democrat. However, if you choose to purchase either, do be aware that you run the risk of sparking conversations that you’d rather not have with your guests, or close friends and family, for that matter.
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Price: $19.99
Available from: Perpetual Kid

Geometry Cups

A little black and white geometry always catches the eye, and these cups from Ferm Living are no exception. However, upon first glance, a person might think ‘haven’t I seen these before?’ and that person might search their memory (and the internet) only to find an image of Masahiro Mori’s Mini Cups. Quite similar, indeed, yet there’s a sizable difference in dimensions. Ferm Living’s Geometry Cups are larger and more suited for water, tea, or coffee, while Mori’s Mini Cups are smaller and more fit for sake and spirits.
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Price: $21.00
Available from: Ferm Living

Fierzo Desk Organizer

Do you have papers scattered all over your desk? Maybe you could use an organizer that held paper vertically, something like this Fierzo Desk Organizer. Two stainless steel frames are held together by clips, allowing paper sheets to be held and presented without taking up too much precious workspace. The base doubles as a pen tray, perfect for smaller office supplies. Available in two sizes.
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Price: $58.00
Available from: YLiving

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