ACCESSORIES

A Goal Planner

As we all know, goals are often easy to dream up but sometimes very hard to accomplish. Designer Victor Jack Mathieux set out to make a planner that has a step-by-step guide for setting goals. Intended for absolutely anyone, the easy format is a snap to follow and will help you define your resources and action plan. Once you have the plan down on paper, all that’s left is putting it into practice. Could be a thoughtful gift for a recent graduate.

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Price: $9.99
Available from: A Goal Planner

Happy Birthday Box

Question: What birthday present do you get someone when you only have $10? You get them a Happy Birthday Box, of course. Might be perfect for an impromptu celebration (for a forgotten coworker’s bday perhaps?) or for sending to a friend long distance. There’s just room enough for a tiny heartfelt note on the side.
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Price: $9.00
Available from: Fitzsu Society

Milky Way Minor Cheese Knives

If the La Via Lattea Cheese Knife Set was way too rich for your wallet (at $400, I’d say that’s likely), but you loooove your cheese enough to treat it to something sort of special, check out these puppies. Designed by the very same Mr. and Mrs. Gasparini, this series was intended as lower priced option for an “interested public but not necessarily to experts.”
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Price: $112.00
Available from: Switch Modern

Poketo Daily Calendar

We’ve featured a similar version of this before, but this version is updated with more pages and a different color, and now it’s offered again stateside, so I thought it was worth another visit.

This hefty calendar features a monthly planner, a weekly and daily calendar and a blank area for notes, all color coded by section.
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Price: $24.00
Available from: Supermarket

Fold Key Hook

I’m a notorious key loser. Also notorious for looking for keys for like 15 minutes when they’re in my jacket pocket. Or in my purse. Or my tote bag. The problem is, I have too many places where my keys could be instead of having one designated place for them. Something like this little Fold Key Hook might just do the trick. The little “fold” could even hold my cellphone or wallet. I’m feeling more organized already.

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Price: $7.95
Available from: cb2

Polapost Polaroid Postcards

Revive the polaroid (and postcards) with these Polaposts. You simply insert your regular photos inside the white bordered sleeve, seal it, slap on a stamp (and a message on the writable backside, if you wish) and stick it in the mail. The recipient of your photo will be pleased, I’m sure.
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Price: $15.00 for 7
Available from: Photojojo

Ceylon Pitcher

If you enjoy iced tea or fruit infused water, check out the Ceylon Pitcher ($29.95) from CB2. Removable filter allows for handy separation of leaves or fruit and the oval shape won’t take up too much space in the fridge.

Dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe.

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Price: $29.95
Available from: CB2

Embroidered American Flag Pillow

Here’s hoping you’ll have a nice Memorial Day today… we’ll return tomorrow with regularly scheduled posts.

And, should you want to show your patriotism by sporting a flag pillow, Williams Sonoma will fulfill your wish: Embroidered American Flag Pillow, $45.95

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Price: $45.95
Available from: Williams Sonoma

Porcelain Lantern Lamp

If you’re craving the glow of a camp lantern, here’s just the thing. If you keep the wattage low, it might make a great nightlight in a hallway or kid’s room (or your own, if you need a little reassurance in the dark).
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Good Grief Glasses

Go through all steps of grieving with the help of your favorite aqua vitae in these glasses- from Denial all the way to Acceptance. Might be a clever gift in the right circumstances (your discernment, of course).

Dishwasher safe.
Set of 2, $28.00

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Set Editions

Trubridge Floral Pendant

Oooo! This new Floral Pendant by David Trubridge has several choices of interior paint colors, all of which add a subtle color wash that contrasts nicely to the outside natural bamboo finish. This light ships flat (minimizing packaging) and looks easy enough to assemble (see video below). Available in three sizes, 23.5″ dia., 31.5″ dia., or 39.5″ dia.

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Price: $449.00
Available from: YLighting

Flow Measuring Cups

These stoneware measuring cups are probably best suited for a weekend cook who has the time to use measuring cups without handles. I’m not sure how practical they are but I do think they’re lovely. Since I barely cook or bake I’d be fine using them, but they may not be suitable for someone that spends a lot of time in the kitchen.

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Price: $19.00
Available from: West Elm

Opaline Glass Modular Vase

This 10-piece vase would help even the novice flower arranger create a pretty bouquet. Vase set comes with 3 elastic bands for arranging multiple vases together.

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Price: $48.95
Available from: Module R

“Adjust-a-Bowl” Soft Cork Bowl

I have an aversion to fruit bowls, or rather, an aversion to styled fruit bowls; mainly I blame the first issue of Dwell and the manifesto found within. It planted a little seed of awareness, and ever since I’ve shied away from piling fruit up within a bowl, preferring to let it sit in disarray on my counter. I made a semi-conscious decision to let my home look lived in- not too perfect or too organized- and this tiny little decision was a sort of a symbolic flipping of ‘the bird’ (a la Flight Of the Conchords) to all those perfect shellacked photos that I wondered (and sometimes drooled) over in shelter magazines.
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Price: $34.00- 48.00
Available from: Branch Home

Sey Hanger

This hanger would be a very handy thing to have around. “Sey” means “thing” in Turkish, and this “thing” can hold books, coats, towels, jewelry, etc. Several hung together would hold a whole lot in a relatively small footprint, so it wins points for working in smaller spaces. If you’ve ever been to (or seen pics of) the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, you’ll get why these hooks were inspired by the place, as virtually everything you can think of is hanging out for display. MoMA is selling the Sey Hanger as part of their Destination: Istanbul series, which mean it won’t be available for long.

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Price: $22.00
Available from: MoMA Store