ACCESSORIES

Coava Kone Coffee Filter

After moving out to the Northwest it didn’t take long to notice that people take their coffee pretty seriously out here, and I’m not talking about Starbucks or Seattle’s Best. A welcoming local cafe is always a stone’s throw away, catering to both the casual coffee drinker and as well as patrons of the most distinguised taste. In Portland, one of the most unique cafes I have come across is Coava in the Central Eastside district. Sharing a space with a bamboo plywood showroom, the interior is industrial chic (fancy enjoying your coffee at a tablesaw?) yet is warmed by a large, welcoming bamboo counter and of course the lingering aroma of coffee beans. Serving coffee via a Chemex pour-over brewer is their first choice for a rich tasting cup, however co-owner Keith Gehrke saw the single-use paper filters to be quite wasteful. Instead of just dealing with it he decided to design his own filter, called the Kone… (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Coava Kone Coffee Filter here

Cardboard Pendulum Clock

This cardboard clock arrives at your door flat packed and unadorned, ready for you to assemble and decorate in whatever way you see fit. I’d be tempted to leave it as is, especially as it’s currently available with laser-etched detailing of a traditional pendulum clock’s face (limited edition of 50). There’s also a smaller Cardboard Clock for £15.00 (see below).

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Price: £30.00
Availability: Buy Cardboard Pendulum Clock here

Porcelain Vide poche

What is a ‘Vide poche’? It’s a valet tray for keeping your keys and coins and such (the literal translation is glove compartment, or according to this site, empty pocket). This collection from {far4} has some friendly illustrations that are bound to fit anywhere you need a little tray to catch your odds and ends.

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Price: $60.00
Available from: {far4}

Lowercase Alphabetti Papermats

Cute. These paper place mats offer space to write out a menu, message, or customize a place setting in LCD style text. Quite similar to the DIY Screenprinted LCD card, isn’t it?

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Price: AUD26.00
Availability: Buy Lowercase Alphabetti Papermats here

Umbra Mobi

The Mobi is a really simple and cool looking phone dock / stand that will keep your work or home office desk that much more organized. It’s rubber coated for a smooth feel and has a built in storage dish. Use it as-is or plug in your phone’s charger cable through the bottom.

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Price: $5.00
Availability: Buy Umbra Mobi here

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TIPSY Serving Tray

For those of us that are a bit clumsy (or lazy), this tray would be a dream. Filled glasses and dishes keep their place even if you swing the tray, allowing you to move from kitchen to dining table to outdoors in a breeze. The loop at the top of the straps means you can carry even more in one hand if necessary.

Nylon handles are removable from the aluminum tray.

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Available from: Fitzsu Society

Stickit Tape Dispenser

One of life’s little annoyances is trying to get a piece of tape with one hand. This MDF dispenser by Chris Hardy has a sticky polyurethane gel base which adheres (lightly) to any surface, making one-handed procurement possible.

Includes one roll of tape.
Made of MDF.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Kupu Coffee Scoop and Bag Closer

This coffee scoop also functions as a bag sealer, which means less ‘stuff’ required to make your morning drink and maybe even a few seconds saved in the process. Designed by Teemu Karhunen, the Kupu is made in Finland with birch plywood.

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Price: $26.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Acrobat Floor Runner

Simple hand-drawn motifs on a grey jute background gives this floor runner a distinct artisanal feel. Available in a 60×180 runner or a 60×90 petite rug ($40), either (or both) will give a nice pattern to the floor under your feet.

Also available through WorldWeave ($88.00).

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Price: $88.00
Available from: Form.Function.Style

Unfold Pendant by Form Us With Love

Soft silicone allows this industrial look-a-like pendant to be easily folded, saving space in shipping (or your own moving) boxes. The selection of colors is fantastic and several would look great grouped together.

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Price: $198.00
Availability: Buy Unfold Pendant by Form Us With Love here

Spica Light, Threaded

As promised, the Spica Light in all its glory… by none other than Iacoli & McAllister. This pic shows the Spica threaded (threaded!), and obviously it’s a bit more expensive with those hand-wrapped threads, but it sure packs a punch with a little bit of color detail. Of course, without threads the Spica is still spectacular. Also, the smaller black version with threads is over at Gretel ($795), if you’d like to see how it looks.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $445.00-1,800.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Funny Little Trays

Love these trays from Fishs Eddy. Perfect for keys, coins, notes, whatever. Could be a great gift for someone too…

Shown above:
Guest Check Tray, $7.95
Admit One Tray, $7.95

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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95 and up
Available from: Fishs Eddy

Keep Your House in Order Journal

Sometimes, and I do stress sometimes, planners are filled way too quickly with meetings and other work related stuff to the point where any home notes fall by the wayside. Perhaps it would be beneficial to have a separate journal altogether to jot down groceries, bills, DIY projects, etc… even to make note of books and movies to read and watch. Could be a smart way to keep work and home life separate (literally).

Fourteen month, undated planner.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: Black Ink

Voice Recorder by Richard Upchurch

Celebrate handcrafted noise with this Voice Recorder by Richard Upchurch. No, there’s no fanciness involved, it’s just a box with a voice recorder in it. However, the fun to be had is in the playback button and the control knob where you adjust the speed and pitch. Maybe think about filling up break time with a little bit of silly sound business?

See the demo: brandnewnoise.com.
Also on vimeo.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: RichardUpchurch on Etsy

Luna Pendant

I’ll spare you the many exclamation points and simply point out that this pendant bears resemblance to Earth’s only natural satellite. A floor and table light version also available (see below).

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Purchase Information:

Price: €270.00
Available from: in-es.artdesign

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