ACCESSORIES

DrawerDecor

Whoa. I don’t know about you, but my kitchen drawer could use needs something like this. Currently I have the basic utensil organizers that are available everywhere, but they don’t fit like this custom one; they don’t even come close. Entrepreneur Keith Nielson created this system of modular sheets and dividers that you can trim and reposition specifically to your needs. Each set comes with one BaseMat (food-grade silicone) and an assortment of dividers.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Available from: kmnhome

Poppin Office Supplies

I’m a little remiss in posting this after the official launch, but as the saying goes, better late than never. Poppin is a new online shop offering great office supplies for pretty decent prices. I’ve had them bookmarked for weeks and now it seems all their products are available to purchase (their website is still in beta, though, so be kind). Whether you’d like an overhaul of your desk supplies or just a few odds and ends, their site is chock full of colorful office essentials (along with the requisite black and white pieces, of course).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2.00 and up
Available from: Poppin

Hedgefund Piggy Bank

If you need a little coaxing in saving your coins, this Hedgefund Piggy Bank might do the trick. Toss a coin and watch it run laps around the wood funnel top, going ‘down the drain’, so to speak. It’d be great for emptying pockets of change, of course, and one would hope that your savings would see a small spike in deposits. (Also, does it or does it not appear to say ‘hedgefonds’ with an o? Weird.)
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No longer available.

Recycled Army Canvas Rug

Well, if tents and track tarps are going to be recycled, why not into a rug? I like how each one will be slightly different, and the colors vary from natural to worn greens. This could work anywhere from an office to kid’s room (in my opinion).

Materials: canvas
52″ dia.

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

Blue Bell Apron

We didn’t do any kind of Father’s Day gift guide this year, mainly because there weren’t a lot of requests, but mostly because we didn’t feel it necessary. You know what to get your father, right? No? Well, if your father figure likes cooking or grilling, I recommend this apron by Winter Session. It’s made from raw, unwashed denim and has the look of brand new overalls. Plus, there’s several pockets for tools and such.

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: The Vitrine

L_MP floor lamp

An incredibly affordable-yet-stylish floor lamp is not something you come across everyday, yet here we are, checking out this lamp by A/R Studio at CB2 for $149. That’s right, it’s on sale from $200, and if you need extra lighting, it’s definitely worth considering. Composed of a solid white oak frame, cocoa linen shade and red cloth cord, which adjusts to raise or lower the shade.

Foot dimmer switch.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2

Friend or Foe Cup & Saucers

No need to share your opinion with these cups; just hand over the appropriate one to your companion and they’ll know exactly what you think of them. Or not. Handpainted by Polly George’s father, they’re not cheap, but they sure are fun. (By the way, if you’re in London or planning to visit soon, I suggest stopping by Luna & Curious, as it’s a nice little shop.)

Choose between: Minger, Scrounger, Friend, Foe, Nosey Neighbour, Weirdo

Purchase Information:

Price: £20.00
Available from: Luna & Curious

Leuchtturm Peka Springback Binder

If you care about presentation, or just simply the way papers or collections are kept, you’ll probably nerd out a little with me about this binder. Originating around 1917 from the KABE Verlag (KABE publication) company, the Springback binder was intended to instantly bind documents into a book, singly or in batches. A hidden binding can be opened and closed to rearrange or add contents, making it functional as a regular binder yet more secure as with a book cover. Keep in mind that the spine of the binder is rather large to accommodate the function, but I’d say that’s a small price to pay for such a finished look.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $23.00
Available from: Kikkerland Design

Utility Shower Curtain

Throw out those gross tension rod shelves and suction cup baskets in your shower. This shower curtain has four large self-draining pockets to hold your bottles, two loops for toothbrushes and razors, and, on the outside, towel loops. Machine washable and water repellent, you’ll have no need for a liner, as you can throw this curtain into the wash when it needs a cleaning. If you don’t mind the utilitarian feel, it’s a great choice for a bathroom short on storage.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Wintercheck Factory

Tea Kettle By NORM Architects

This tea kettle pot by NORM Architects has a built in steeper that is secured to the top lid when brewing is finished, making the process a tad less messy. Plus, as the teapot is glass, you can see the brewing process and stop it once the shade is exactly to your liking. Looks like the good teapot for those of us that are particular about tea.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Available from: GSelect

Sale: Planterworx Sculptural Metal Planters

Whoa, Planterworx Planters are on sale (30%-37% off) at Fab.com today. I actually bought one of these after posting it (Element Planter) and I certainly think it’s worth every penny. If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s the invite.

From Fab.com.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 and up
Available from: Fab.com

Irregular Mesh

Perhaps you’re a little tired of wall decals, and believe me, I understand, but take just a moment to check out this one by Camila León. It’s just the right size; it would look similar to wallpaper in smaller room (say, a powder room), and on a larger wall it would be more of an art focal point. It’s a limited edition (50-piece), so if you’re into it, you better grab it soonish.

Selected as an Editor’s Pick winner from Blik x Doodlers Anonymous

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Blik Wall Decals

Do what you love / Love what you do

If you don’t do what you love, do something else. And if you can’t (or won’t) do something else, learn to love what you do. Simple enough advice.

Handmade screenprints.
Paper Size: 210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 in. (A4)

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: conilab.etsy.com

Crystal Crayons

These are too aesthetically pleasing to pass up, even if you’ve not made crayon art for years. Actually, if you’ve not picked up crayons in years, now’s definitely the time to bring it back, with these lovely gems as motivation.

Diamond cut wax crayons.
Set of 6

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Source: Design For Mankind

Wallplates

I seriously like Kickstarter. There’s quite a few smart product ideas looking to get a little support, and it sure doesn’t take much money to help out. Case in point, these Wallplates by Justin Porcano. I’d say they’re an improvement on Paul Koh’s Toggle and Rocker Key Switch in that the hook (and/or envelope) function is located to the side instead of above the actual switch. Pledge $15 or more and you get the Hook version, shown on right.

For more details, visit Wallplates on Kickstarter.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00 pledge
Available from: Kickstarter