ACCESSORIES

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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Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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

Purchase Information:

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

Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Casbah Rug

How much do you want to spend on an outdoor area rug? Let me guess: not a whole lot, as it’s going to be outside. This recycled polypropelene rug ticks the right boxes as it’s $80, 5′x8′, and has a very colorful pattern to jazz up your patio or porch area. It can go inside as well, maybe for a kitchen or dining area.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $79.95
Available from: CB2

Parasol Shadylace by Chris Kabel

How quickly time flies. I posted this back in 2007, and, as is usually the case, the price has changed since then. While the Shadylace certainly isn’t new to the scene, I still think it’s a lovely choice for an outdoor umbrella. Light filters through the waterproof leaf motif, making you feel as though you’re sitting underneath a tree. Such a great alternative to all those semi-boring umbrellas out there.

Available in white or green.
Wood, steel, polyester (PE).

Dia. 7′ x H 7’5″
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Purchase Information:

Price: $390.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign.com

Top Four Light from Luxit

This little Lego-ish light features four LEDs that “achieve top performance”, but what I like most is that the head flips back and forth to provide either localized bedside lighting or an overall accent light.

Available in several vibrant colors.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: YLighting