ACCESSORIES

Peggy Mirror

If your entryway still needs sorting, this mirror might help. Coat pegs, a shallow shelf for keys and such, and a mirror to check that you’re presentable before heading out the door- it’ll do the job just fine without offending anyone’s sensibilities. Best of all, it’s entirely affordable.
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Price: $199.00
Available from: West Elm

The Edgewood Cup

This Edgewood cup displays a fine wood grain that plays a little with our senses- is it porcelain, or wood? It is, in fact, clean lined porcelain with a wood grain pattern, a commentary on classic Danish design. Maybe file it away as a nice gift idea?
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Price: $25.00
Available from: edgewoodmade.com

Void Mini Pendant Light

If you like Tom Dixon’s Void Pendant Light, you’ll be happy to see there’s a new mini version. Whether you mix the sizes or just use the mini to fit smaller areas (powder or dressing room perhaps?), you’ll have a polished metal gem that won’t go out of style (ever – that’s a promise).
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Price: $465.00
Available from: YLighting

Four Diner Placemats

Should you find yourself at the table without meaningful conversation, please don’t pick up your smart phone. Instead, discreetly fill in some knowledge gaps with these placemats. Available in a set of 4, the placemats are 100% cotton (machine washable) and feature a Cocktail Guide, Map of the US, Presidents and the Chinese Zodiac.
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Price: $54.00
Available from: Burke Decor

Block Crayons

It’s the end of the week, and just as you think your liquified brain can do more creating, your hands can clasp no more writing utensils, and the spittle from the corner of your mouth is the only means to communicate your displeasure and utter lack of interest, these block crayons come into view. These non toxic pure beeswax crayons are easy to grasp, no matter one’s age or hand size, and allow for artistic expression wherever one’s state of mind happens to be. Plus, each set is $5, which says you should buy a few extras and pass them out to others in need.
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Price: $5.00
Available from: ACME party box

Bracket Lamp

There’s no hiding the cord on this wall lamp by Dino Sanchez. Indeed, it’s the cord that is the lamp, along with a solid oak bracket. I love the blackened oak version, shown below, but there’s several combinations to choose from. Handcrafted in Massachusetts.
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Price: $300.00
Available from: Vitrine Shop

Dodecahedron and Cube Terrarium

Just when you thought you’d be sick of terrariums, these two beauties pop up. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Geometric Terrariums posted a while back are from Score + Solder as well, as they look identical, so if you want to take in the whole collection I’d recommend starting there.
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Price: $110.00 - 160.00
Available from: Old Faithful Shop

Lace Vase

Reuse your plastic and glass containers with this rubber top. It fits over all sorts of containers, and makes an instant vase out of most things currently sitting in your recycling bin. Looks like black is currently the only color in stock, but if you’re set on white let them know and hopefully you’ll get an idea of when it will be available.

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Price: $14.50
Available from: Milk Design

Uplift Tea Kettle

Now, if you like tea, you know a tea kettle is quite important. I’ve had an Uplift kettle before*, and liked the way the spout opens automatically when lifting the handle (hence, the name ‘uplift’), but this 10th anniversary version takes the cake with its cork handles. Cork insulates well, and provides a soft, nonslip grip, which makes it an ideal choice. And, it works nicely in conjunction with the stainless steel, of course. It’s a winner.

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Price: $69.99
Available from: Hectic Gourmet

Slip n Snip Folding Scissors

Folding scissors. Is there need to explain further? It is, simply, a compact pair of scissors which fold away safely in a pocket or bag, or even to slip on a keyring. Use them for cutting out those annoying clothes tags, for a quick hair (beard? nose?) trim, or making paper snowflakes on the subway, or for whatever else you can think of.
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Price: $8.00
Available from: Amazon

Phoenix Coat Rack

100 bucks for a strange thrown-together-stick-like coat stand seems like a fair deal, doesn’t it? One of its cons is also a pro: the fasteners that keep the bars assembled are a teeny tiny bit distracting, yet the fasteners allow for disassembly and storage when not in use.
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Price: $109.00
Available from: fashion4home

Weather Master Wall Clock

Whenever it rains (as it is now) the thought of a hygrometer comes to mind, as if I’d actually pay attention to the humidity levels. If you’re more committed to understanding weather pattens than I, perhaps you’d use a combination thermometer and hygrometer wall clock? It’s not water proof (pity), so do be careful about where you place it… perhaps a covered patio area or porch? There’s also a few variations in color and design (see below).
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Price: $47.78

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Available from: Amazon

Cloud Key Holder

I believe this key holder was first mentioned over on Swissmiss, and now there’s a US retailer for stateside convenience. Magnets hold your key ring in place under a little white cloud; hopefully it will help you avoid the frantic search when trying to find your keys.

Keyholder with magnets in ABS and nylon.
Designer: Duncan Shotton.
Also available from his shop for £20: dshott.co.uk.

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Miller Bamboo Board

If you’ve spent any time in the kitchen chopping up ingredients you know how handy this cutting board would be with its inset bowl. You can remove the bowl for safe transport to the pan, or, alternatively, use the bowl for dips and sauces when you’ve laid out a vegetable spread. Now on sale for $35 from Furni.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Furni

Trash Me Lamp

Remember this small lamp made from paper pulp (comprising of four egg cartons, water, and aluminum screws)? It’s now on sale from $145 to $99.95, or $89.95 if you’re a member of MoMA. Designed by Victor Vetterlein, the lamp is intended to reflect the transient nature of the material used. At the end of its life the lamp can be recycled.
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Price: $99.95 sale
Available from: MoMA Store