ACCESSORIES

Icon Clock

Time for an update to this 2008 post… we featured it more than three years ago, and as usual, the link and price has changed. Compact and minimal, the Icon clock can hang on the wall or be propped up on a desktop or nightstand.

Available in Black, White, Green or Pink.
Materials: ABS resin
By & design for Takumi Project.
Approx. 3.5″ x 3.5″ x .75″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Available from: Omoi Zakka Shop

Florafelt Vertical Planter

Still looking for a vertical garden solution? This system from Florafelt looks super easy to use and has a decent price tag. It’s made from 100% recycled PET plastic felt attached to a rigid plastic panel and you can mount the whole thing to a wall or hang from mounting tabs. The Full 4-Pocket Vertical Planter ($44) is shown above, but other larger sizes are available as well. Check out the Living Wall Kits if you’re interested in a watering system.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $44.00
Available from: Plants On Walls

BRASS Index Clip

More Midori brass stuff for your office area… these clips can be attached to a page halfway as a sort of flag, or, attach them all the way as a label frame (see photo below). Made of solid brass and comes as a set of six.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: baum-kuchen

Stickies Clock

If you (or some of your coworkers or family members) remember things more easily with a visual aid, this pad of clock stickies is perfect for keeping track of appointments and/or meetings. Also, check out the tiny Stickies Message Card; they’re pretty cute.

Dia. 1.6, 30sheets

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.50
Available from: MUJI

Gif Shop Animated Gif Maker

Here’s a fun photo application for you iPhoners. Gif Shop uses your phone’s camera to create animated gifs. I got the chance to play with it yesterday and it’s pretty fun! It’s very simple to use: snap a few photos, set the animation speed, and you’re done. You need to create an account to upload the gifs to the web, but from there you can also post to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. I goofed around and made a few examples, but here’s my best attempt at creating an amusing one for you all:
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2.00
Available from: Gif Shop

The Piano Hanger

The Piano hanger takes the traditional coat hanger and smushes it flat against the wall. Inspired by traditonal piano hinges, each hook swings out when needed, and then folds back flat after usage. The Piano is available in a large (32” x 58”) and small size (15” x 58”), and in two finishes; Beech Lacquer and Oak Varnish. Designed by Patrick Seha for Feld.
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More information:

View The Piano Hanger here

Source: Swiss Miss

Bloccon Watering Can

Check out this small plastic Bloccon (“block” + “icon”) watering can by designer Kazuya Washio. A little Lego-ish, isn’t it? It’s pretty small (350ml), so keep in mind it’s appropriate for house plants rather than a large garden.

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Purchase Information:

Price: AU19.95
Available from: make Designed Objects

Neostitch Cross Stitch iPhone Case

We’ve featured quite a few different iPhone accessories here, each with its own unique characteristics, but I’ll have to say this is the first that merges a bit of traditional crafting and requires DIY hands-on user interaction. Reminding me of the Panier Perce bowls by designers Guillaume Delvigne & Ionna Vautrin, the Neostitch is a plastic iPhone case with a gridded backside, providing a surface to cross-stitch your own designs. If you’re not feeling ambitious at first, the case comes with a few patterns for you to start with. Available in white, blue, green, black, orange, and pink.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: connectdesign.co.kr

Source: Geeky Gadgets

Tapehook

These washi tape hooks sure are cute, aren’t they? Surprisingly enough, they’re made of tracing paper and can hold up to 50 grams (not a whole lot, but enough for small tools). They’d be perfect for a workspace/craft area.

by Torafu Architects
Adhesive backing.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.95
Available from: upon a fold

Modern Art Tea Towel

Should you visit Australia in the near future, please do stop by Third Drawer Down and pick up this tea towel for your nearest friend/relative that argues the merit of modern art no matter the content. Of course, if you’ve no trip planned, you may always order via the online shop.

by Craig Damrauer
100% Linen Tea Towel
Edition 1000

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

SRF/Iris Hantverk Brushes

Chances are you’ve heard of Iris Hantverk (or SRF Hantverk), the Swedish company that handcrafts brushes using traditional techniques. I’ve been a fan for a while now and find myself more often than not disappointed that retailers seem to stock only a few pieces of the vast collection. Of course, you can order the brushes directly through Iris Hantverk, but unfortunately their website isn’t the easiest to navigate. So, for your perusal (should you be interested), here are a few retailers that stock a considerable amount of the collection.

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Big Bounce Lamp

Those of you with experience in filming might recognize the ‘bounce’ reflection/diffusion lighting technique that is utilized in this lamp by Jonah Takagi. (I’d also guess most of you without filming experience will be able to ascertain why it’s called ‘bounce’.) I particularly like the blue and yellow cord color choices. FSC Certified Oak and powdercoated steel.

12″l x 9″w x 16″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: Atelier Takagi

Source: Dwell

Rubik’s Cube Speaker

Not proud to admit it, but I’ve never solved a Rubik’s cube. Wthh this on my desk, I could at least pretend I have when co-workers walk by, and also have a cool looking speaker to boot. Powered by USB and connects to audio sources with a standard 3.5mm audio jack.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Available from: Fred Flare

Source: Antenna Mag

Video Notebook

The Video Notebook is a throwback to humble pre-Netflix days. Conveniently, saving only the best parts —a protective sleeve and label stickers!— and sparing any of the headaches —tape trackng anyone?— of the obsolete format.  Video Notebook is 260 pages and available in Ruled or Plain. How long will it be until we see the DVD version of this?

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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.99
Availability: Buy Video Notebook here

Source: The Awesomer

Vermont Rolling Pins

Rolling pins aren’t the sort of thing to demand admiration, but in the case of these beauties, I’d say otherwise.

From left to right:
The Shaker, $75.00-$94.00
The Flame, $64.00-$80.00
The Monster, $75.00-$94.00
The Modern, $64.00-$80.00
The Column, $45.00-$56.00
The Beehive, $64.00-$80.00
The French Rolling Pin, $45.00-$56.00

Thanks Cyndi for the link!

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00 and up
Available from: Vermont Rolling Pins