ACCESSORIES

Collapsible Laundry Basket

This isn’t for everyone, but it seems so handy to have such a large-ish rolling basket to simply collapse and store when not in use. Quite similar to the Collapsible Wire Basket from CB2 (and, most likely from the same maker/manufacturer), this basket collapses when you don’t need it for your household miscellany (toys, laundry, etc.).

Material: Metal
29″ height, 22″ dia., 13.5″ basket depth

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: House 8810

Indice Bookends

If you don’t mind a little rainbow color, these bookends will organize your papers and cheer you up all at the same time. Made of powder-coated steel. Set of five.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Everyday Trays

This set of trays have nicely sculpted basins that would work well as catch-alls for all sorts of things: office supplies, jewelry, keys and coins, you name it. Finished by hand with a food safe oil, you might even want to use them in the dining or kitchen area for snacks or other small food dishes. Made from solid white oak.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: The Utility Collective

Cast Iron Tape Dispenser

This won’t be going anywhere. It’s made from heavy cast iron, so you can be sure it’ll keep your tape in place no matter what. It’s just too bad that it also has a hefty price tag. Available with black or white text.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Available from: Rain Collection

Geometry Notebooks

A little geometry will do you some good, especially when it has nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with decorating a simple notebook. Each blank book is hand-printed and you have your choice between Ruler (grey), Protractor (pink), or Set Square (yellow).

50 blank pages in each book which measures 4.25″ x 5.75″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Available from: The Curiosity Shoppe

Chalkboard Kitchen Clock

So, take note that ‘kitchen’ is in the title of this clock. We can all probably agree it’s a more casual item intended for use as a little family message center rather than an timepiece meant for a super modern sleek living area. It used to be $248 (yeesh!) but now has the slightly friendlier price tag of $99.95. It’s chalkboard, so of course you can write in your own numbers or notes, but what particularly stands out is it has two pullout holders for the chalk and eraser, making sure the tools are hidden yet at-the-ready.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: Terrain

Strap Mirror from Hay

Well, hello, hello. This is like a Captain’s mirror from the future. With a silicone strap and powder coated steel, it’s got the modern materials to banish any antique store stuffiness. And, hey, the price isn’t too shabby either, especially considering some Captain’s mirrors go for around the $2 G mark (like BDDW’s that starts at $1600).

Also, if you like the more traditional Captain’s mirrors, I did some searching and found a couple of leather ones within the $400-600 price range:

16″ dia: $375 at Empiric Studio
26″ dia: $625 at Empiric Studio
17″ dia: $375 at Maison Luxe (via Remodelista)

Or, check out this DIY video from House and Home showing how you could make your own with an Ikea mirror and a few belts: DIY Captain’s Mirror.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00 - 200.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Recycled Glass Tumblers

If your glassware needs updating, consider these 100% recycled glass bottles turned into tumblers. Hand finished at the rim, they have an ever-so-slight color tint.

from the Green Glass Company (you may purchase glassware from their site as well, fyi).
Dishwasher safe.

Recycled Glass Mist Tumbler, $12.00
4.5”h x 3”w
Recycled Glass Mardi Gras Tumbler, $12.00
3.25″h x 3.5″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: Rain Collection

Quips+Queries Cards

I, for one, believe that a quick handwritten note will never go out of style, no matter how advanced technology gets. For those of you that agree, might I direct your attention towards these cards, of which there are 6 different designs all available in a set of 50. My favorites are the 8 ball and Luck designs (shown), but there’s also a pink set (with 5 different French sayings) and a blank set with a silver or gold edge. There’s also an option of 100 cards in an acrylic box if you’d prefer to stock up: Quips+Queries Set, $28.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: russell+hazel

Marking Clips, Tool Set

Cute, right? These little clips might be an improvement upon your regular paperclips, especially as they could be used for bookmarks as well. There’s also a Fasten Set but it’s temporarily out of stock.

Package contains 30 metal clips (.5″ x 1″) in 3 shapes: Pliers, Wrench, and Hammer.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: The Curiosity Shoppe

Google Pillows from ElasticCo

We posted the earlier versions years ago, but now that 2011 is out, it’s time for a reminder. Top Google searches are screen printed on cotton canvas, giving a glimpse to the most popular things/people/events/etc. from years past.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Available from: ElasticCo

‪Envelope Calendar by pigr

Perpetual calendars are pretty much my favorite thing, and this one has an envelope. So, there’s ample space to collect receipts, invoices, etc. all in one place per month. Pretty smart, eh? Be aware that it is available from an Italian site, so there might be some wait time as well as additional shipping charges.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €22.00
Available from: pigr

Dovetail Animals by Karl Zahn

Yeah, the Animal Boxes sure were cute, weren’t they? Now Karl Zahn has created a set of three wooden shapes, whose dovetail joints fit together to form an animal. Collect more than one and create hybrids (see video below).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Available from: Areaware

Hankie Pocketbook

Can you think of a better name for this than ‘Hankie Pocketbook’? How about Pocket Square Notebook? Or anything else slightly less fru-fru than ‘hankie’. Of course, the dapper gentleman/women has permission to call it by anything he or she wishes, just be aware that there are alternatives that don’t make you sound like you’re a hundred years old (not that there is anything at all wrong with sounding like a hundred year old person). This notebook has 60‭ ‬ruled pages of ‬acid-free paper and is available in 3‭ ‬colors‭: ‬Red‭, ‬Cream‭ ‬&‭ ‬Charcoal.
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More information:

View Hankie Pocketbook here

Paint Chip Placemats

If your table is feeling a little dreary (January seems to do that to things), perhaps you need a few colorful placemats to cheer things up? Don’t worry, I’ll not mention that dreadful holiday that happens mid February, I’ll just say that the red color way is particularly lovely and warm. Oh, and there’s also Paintchip Table Runners too, if you’re interested.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Available from: Avril Loreti's Etsy Shop