ACCESSORIES

Micro-Green Kits

If you’re not incredibly gifted with gardening, these kits might be your sort of thing. The recycled steel box contains two full crops of seeds, a soilless growing medium, a bamboo lid, and, of course, directions. Your salad-ready, USDA-certified organic sprouts will be ready for harvesting in around 7-14 days. Not to encourage failure, but the container might be useful for other organizational purposes if you decide to put an end to your windowsill garden. You have your choice between a Spice or Veggie Kit (see below for details).

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Hex Lamp

Brendan Ravenhill has yet another lighting option to add to our want lists. The Hex Lamp’s shade is made from bent sheet metal and it spins and rotates to get light right where you want it. Functional and durable, it has a slight industrial feel, yet the modern shape lends itself to providing a nice sharp contrast to wherever it’s placed.

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Price: $400.00
Available from: shopHORNE

Simply Glass sets

So, if you like slightly-tinted glassware, such as the Future Glass Set by Peter Svarrer, check out these glasses by Klaus Rath for Stelton. Plus, good news, they’re slightly less expensive: the Tall Simply Glass set is $68* for set of 4 and the regular Simply Glass set is $45 for set of 4.

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Price: $45.00 - 68.00
Available from: Plastica

Roberu Leather Pen Case

Ah, the eternal quest for a perfect pen case, doesn’t it keep you up at night? Of course it does, because what else do you have to worry about? So, throw some money around and pick up one of these classic leather pen cases from Leather Factory Roberu. They’ll do your writing instruments proud.
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Price: $98.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Airport Runway Screenprints

Airports are essentially just another means of transportation, but the distance covered and time it takes to travel leaves deeper impressions on people than just a simple car or subway ride. We all have at least one airport that we hold dear to heart one way or another. Whether you have an emotional connection with one, or maybe you’ve got hometown pride for your favorite airport, these Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo Design will beautifully adorn your wall. Each 18 x 24” print features an international airport’s floorplan screenprinted white on black French Paper Co. paper. Two dollars of every Runway Poster sold goes to the Challenge Air Program, a program that builds self-esteem and confidence of children and youth with specials needs, through the experience of flight.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Available from: NOMO Shop

Source: Design Milk

Scrabble Typography Edition

Oh my, now the diehards of the design set can have an aesthetically pleasing Scrabble game. Scrabble enthusiasts might find fault with aspects of the board (no colors?!), yet there’s no argument that it’s, well, pretty. The storage case, magnetized gameboard, and tiles are made of solid walnut. Now available for pre-order, expected to ship August 2012.
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Price: $199.00
Available from: Winning Solutions

Chinoiserie Tray

Spring fever is now spreading fast and furious, and this tray might just fit the bill for adding some visual greenery in your home. Åry has been manufacturing birch wood trays in Sweden for over 50 years, and with Michael Angove’s drawing as its decoration, it’s a winner for sure.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £25.95
Availability: Buy Chinoiserie Tray here

Glass Beverage Dispenser

Instead of refilling your guests’ glasses every five seconds, add this dispenser to your spring/summer soiree and sit back and enjoy yourself. The handmade glass beaker holds seven quarts of your favorite drink and is topped off with a natural cork cap. (Do note that the spigot is unfortunately silver-tone plated plastic- but I suppose that’s what you get for $50).

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Price: $49.95
Available from: CB2

Super Long Stretched Cowhide

This is so strange. What appears to be an unnaturally long cowhide is actually a rubber backed fabric digitally printed with a photographic image of a real cowhide. Like I said, strange. The image is detailed enough to see individual hairs, and because it’s fabric, it’s washable and easy to keep clean. Obviously, it’s non-allergenic as well. Intended for long rooms and corridors, it measures up to 380cm long, which is just about 12.5 feet.

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Price: £453.00
Available from: mineheartstore

Q&A a Day Journal

Ever wonder how you change each year? This journal will show you just what you were thinking for five years of your life. With quesitons at the top of date page, fill in your answer each day and when you’re finished, you simply start over. As years go by, you’ll be able to see how your answers change or remain the same.
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Price: $16.99
Available from: Blackbird

Grado Wall or Stake Thermometer

On this first day of spring, perhaps you will consider an outdoor thermometer. Sure, some/most of us rely on our smart phones to tell us the weather, but there’s something exceptionally nice about just looking out the window and knowing what to expect when we step outside. Available in a wall-mounted window thermometer ($43.79) as well as standing thermometer with stake ($81.39).

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Price: $43.79
Available from: Emmo Home

Dip-Dyed Baguette Boards

Who knew adding a little milk paint to a plain serving board would make it so much better? The folks that made these, that’s who. A little stripe action and suddenly the serving board lives on the wall instead of in a cabinet. Made from Pennsylvania sycamore.
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Price: $108.00 - 198.00
Available from: Terrain

PD4 ABC Table Lamp

This lamp has long been on my wish list, and surprisingly, it’s actually somewhat affordable. To share a bit of its history, the PD4 lamp was originally designed by Barba Corsini in 1955 for the loft space within Antonio Gaudi’s famous building “La Pedrera”, also known as Casa Milà, in Barcelona. To learn more, see the video below. There’s also a floor lamp version, which is equally desirable, (PD2 Floor Lamp) though it’ll cost you a few more $100 bills.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Available from: Horne

Big Idea Adhesive Notes

If you buy it, they will come… if you’re lucky. Be ready to jot down your ‘comments/thoughts/ideas/stuff’ and the ‘tasks/to do’ associated with the next great idea on this specific pad of notes. 50 notes per pad, set of three pads.

dimensions: 4 x 5-7/8”

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: russell+hazel

Sculptural Cork Container

Seeing as it’s about time to get out the garden tools, these cork containers could be something to add to your shopping list. Potted plants are oh-so-necessary for small patios and balconies, not to mention the indoor territory, but it’s often hard to find pots that fit within the modern aesthetic… that don’t cost an arm and a leg, that is. Now, if you should choose these cork containers, you’d not need to worry one bit, as they’re a natural material, and they would blend right in with their surroundings. It should also be noted they’d do just fine as a storage container as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00 - 275.00
Available from: Bitters Co.