ACCESSORIES

Elkay Cutting Boards

Cutting boards with cutouts: a small alteration that helps guide food into/onto a prep bowl or plate. One of these boards might just fit your sink, but check to make sure your undermount has a minimum of 1/2″ reveal. Elkay has a whole range of sinks and accessories, so if neither of these fit your specifications, you might check out their other offerings.
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Price: $46.72 - 55.68
Available from: AllModern

Eva Solo’s Hurricane Lamp

Have you sorted out your outdoor lighting situation yet? If not, do consider this hurricane lamp from Eva Solo. Two small but important details: it has a silicone base to make removing any wax easy (simply bend the base) and a hole at the bottom to let in air to reduce sooting. Use the handle to suspend from trees or do without for a simpler look on tables and floors.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: A+R Store

Triangle Notebook

Update: Remember this guy? MoMA has it in stock again, with a slight modification to its branding (now it says ‘MoMA Triangle Notebook’).

I’m not quite sure how a triangular shape notebook would benefit those of us that like notebooks, other than for novelty’s sake, but maybe that’s reason enough. (For example, I thought I’d skip posting this, but I kept coming back to it.) This notebook belongs to MoMA’s Destination: Istanbul, which means it’s available for a limited time only.

Features 144 ruled pages and a durable black fabric cover.
Made in Turkey
Size: 9l x 9w x .5″h.

From our archives; originally posted May 18, 2011.

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Price: $17.95
Available from: MoMA Store

Rockport and Scottsdale Croquet Set

Do you know just how many croquet sets are available online? Hundreds, to say the least. I’ve no idea which set is the best to steer you towards, but I do like the look of the ones from The North Meadow. The Rockport 4 Player Set is $124, while the Scottsdale 6 Player Croquet Set is $185. Not inexpensive, but if you’re looking something that will last, they’ll most likely be better than the cheaper options.

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Price: $124.00
Available from: The North Meadow Croquet Co.

Recycled Moon, Thermometer and Time Clock

If you sell seashells by the seashore, you’d do well to have a clock that keeps track of the tide. This recycled (made from vending machine coffee cups) clock has temperature and time as well, so you’ll have all the information you need when you set out. Weather proof.

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Price: $48.15
Available from: ashortwalk

Cork Tray

It’s a cork tray. You might think it’s a little ho-hum/boring, but I’d wager a guess it would be entirely useful when it comes to shuttling things back and forth from the kitchen to table (or sofa, if that’s your preferred spot). Cork is renewable and recyclable, as you know, but the main function here is that it would keep your cups of tea/biscuits/etc. from sliding around and making a mess. However, if you should spill, no worries, as it can be wiped clean with a wet cloth.
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Price: $29.95
Available from: YLiving

Alarm Dock, Color

The Alarm dock by Jonas Damon is now available in all sorts of bright hues: blue, green, orange, pink, red, and yellow. Don’t worry, though, there’s still the original in beech wood ($40) as well as the black and white versions. You’ll have to be patient for the color options, as the approximate ship date is early July.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Areaware

My Teapot, My Mug

If you’re fond of bright colors and tea time, take a look at this set from Jansen+Co. There’s three different color options for the teapots and eight options for the XL mug, so you’ll have to do some deciding as to what combination works best for you. All pieces are hand finished and dishwasher and microwave safe.
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Price: $15.00 - 64.00
Available from: A+R Store

Short Order Designer Notepads

Here’s a clever way to take notes on your design projects. These notepads feature plenty of room for initial project notes in a very familiar layout. This would be a great gift for any designer, so you might want to bookmark it for future reference. $1.00 from each pad sold also goes to NAMI to help fight the stigma of mental illness.
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Price: $7.00
Available from: Oreste Graphic Design

Kikkerland Chill Pill

A handy and decorative light arrives in pill form with the Kikkerland’s Chill Pill light. A twist of the capsule provides an inviting, ambient glow which can be brought to any room in your house. It’s also self-balancing so it will always be standing right side up. Chill Pill is available in blue or black.
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Price: $5.00
Available from: AllModern

Dwell Studio Facet Rug

Finding the perfect rug is a difficult task, no matter what your budget might be. Color, pattern, size, and quality are all factors in the decision making process and compromise is often necessary to avoid living with bare floors for months on end. Now, this Facet Rug ticks the pattern box, as facets are excellent paired with all sorts of styles, and is available in three color options, all well within the neutral color boundaries. Do be aware that this is a flat woven rug (often called a Dhurrie), so it doesn’t have a thick pile that you might be used to, but it is lightweight and somewhat portable. Sizes include a runner, a 5′x8′, and an 8′x10′.
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Price: $495.00 - 935.00
Available from: Dwell Studio

Clear Glass Beakers

Beakers: receptacle for flowers or just a decorative item to make you look interesting? Actually, the whole I’m-influenced-by-science-and-taxidermy trend has sort of come and gone (though it could be argued that abc home carries them is proof to the contrary), so you’re most likely in safe territory to add a few to your collection without getting the icky ‘trendy’ label. Not that we care about such things, of course.
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Price: $48.00 - 60.00
Available from: abc home

Pearson Clip Lamp

This is not your humble clamp light ($9), as you can tell from the price. David Weeks has designed this clip lamp for DWR, and, as expected, it features his signature asymmetric shade along with rubber-padded clamp rings for stability. Now, is it worth the $256 price difference? As usual, that is entirely up to you.
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Price: $265.00

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Available from: DWR

Eco A5 Notebook

The cover shows the contents; the exterior design is the same on the interior pages (except the pages are offwhite). Choose between the Lined or Grid cover, or choose both if you are in need of an extra notebook. FYI: This notebook fits the Notefolio perfectly.
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Price: $8.00
Available from: Poketo

Rosenthal Sugar and Creamer

Do you have a proper sugar and creamer set? Not the end of the world if you don’t, of course, but it’s something to consider if you use sugar and cream/milk consistently in your coffee or tea. It lends an air of civility, sure, but there’s something about enjoying the small pleasures and ceremonies of daily life and taking care to surround yourself with things that are both useful and, in some cases, also beautiful. (“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris)
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Price: $32.00 - 82.00
Available from: Fitzsu