ACCESSORIES

SIWA Paper Boxes

Ooo, SIWA (pronounced shiwa) paper box collection is on sale over at DWR. Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Onao (family-run company that operates Japan’s oldest paper machine), these boxes are water resistant and can hold up to 22 pounds. With three sizes to choose from, they’d be great containers for collecting/storing miscellany around the house.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $22.50 and up
Available from: DWR

Normann Copenhagen’s Whisk

No, it’s not one of those head massager thingamajigs, it’s a whisk. Design duo LucidiPevere upgraded the materials to durable bamboo and plastic, and the result is most certainly lovelier (if a whisk can be lovely) than the metal version in most of our kitchens. Other colors below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: A+R Store

365 Calendar

Ah, who doesn’t love perpetual calendars? I’ve long had a habit of posting decent ones, and I’m not about to stop now, especially since this one is super affordable. The only trouble with calendars like this one is you have to remember to update it each day (if you rely on it exclusively, that is).

Wood composite
6″Wx3″Dx3″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Available from: CB2

John Beck Paper & Steel

Whoa, these two Peter Lights from John Beck Paper & Steel are priced at $124 over on Fab.com today, down from a regular price of $185. Each light is handcrafted by the Illinois craftspeople of John Beck Paper & Steel. Also be sure to check out the larger Brown or Black Light Three for $488 (reg. $750).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $124.00
Available from: Fab

Curve Cushion

If you’re in need of a cushion that doesn’t clash with your existing color scheme, black and white is always a good bet… and, as a close second (or third, rather) grey is an excellent choice as well. These two cushions from CUSTHOM have a simple circle design that add just the right amount of interest. And, if you like these pillows, you’ll like the Curve Mugs (£18.50).

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Purchase Information:

Price: £65.00
Available from: Theo

Tidy Ruler

Nice, here’s a ruler that has a special groove for a pencil and a sharpener built in at its end. Now you (or your offspring) will always know right where the desk essentials are located. Measures in inches and centimeters.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $11.99
Availability: Buy Tidy Ruler here

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Grimm’s Wooden Puzzles

These wooden (non-toxic, lead-free, water based stained) puzzles are nothing short of lovely. Whether for your own amusement during a work break or as a simple gift for someone else (adult or child), each puzzle has an infinite variety of possible patterns. We all need a creative moment now and then, don’t we?

Made by Grimm’s, Germany.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00 - 40.00
Available from: PLASTICA

Herb pot

This faceted Terracotta pot by Nick Fraser needs to make its way stateside. Normal cylindrical pots are decidedly boring compared to it; plus, a few special herbs on your windowsill might deserve a fancier frock. Comes with a drainage tray.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £28.00
Available from: Theo

Hard Work Tea Towel

Here’s two more tea towels to add to your kitchen collection. ‘Hard Work’ and ‘T’ towel, both by Poulier & Poulier Design. If you like the bus blind look, there’s also a fair collection of tea towels based on Sydney’s classic tram destination roll (see below for two examples).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Available from: make Designed Objects

Modo Table Lamp

While this table lamp is a tiny bit high for my wallet, I do like the industrial feel. Designed by Jason Miller for Roll and Hill (you can also purchase the lamp here, fyi), the lamp was inspired by industrial parts found on Canal Street near Brooklyn. The Modo Chandeliers are also pretty impressive.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: DWR

Mousepad Rug

Yep, it’s just what you think it is- a mousepad for your floor. Digitally dyed in pleasing patterns, these nylon and rubber rugs are easy to clean (machine washable!) and skid-resistant. Unfortunately, they’re available in only two sizes: 23″x36″ or 46″x66″.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00 - 280.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

5 Minute Shower

If you’re guilty of spending too much time in the shower, try to cut down on the dillydallying with a timer like this one. Each half rotation equals 5 minutes, and a suction cup keeps it attached right where you can see it. It’s an easy way to monitor your water usage.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.50
Available from: Kikkerland

Crimean Pinecone

Check out this lamp by designer Pavel Eekra. There’s no internal frame, just the 56 plates and screws configured in the pinecone form. Natural birch veneer is slightly transparent, which gives off a nice warm glow while also allowing light to be directed downwards. The lamp does arrive flat packed, so be prepared for a little assembly. To purchase, email pavel(at)eekra.com.

Designer: Pavel Eekra
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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: eekra

Modern Art Memory Game

Here’s a fun way to brush up on your modern art knowledge: the Modern Art Memory Game from AMMO BOOKS. It comes with a booklet identifying each artwork/artist/title, so don’t worry if your memory from Art History I in university isn’t up to par.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.95
Available from: AMMO BOOKS

No Whining Art Print

No frowny faces allowed in the proximity of this print. It’s small, so you could fit it just about anywhere, and it would remind you to grow the heck up when you’re tempted to complain about something (anything).

Letterpress printed on heavy, recycled black paper.
Size: 8.00″ × 10.00″

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Hammerpress