ACCESSORIES

Seatbelt Wall Screen

Here’s something slightly different in the world of wall screens: this one is made from white/black seatbelts. There’s not a whole lot of info on it, nor does there need to be I suppose, other than the dimensions (38 1/2“W x 38 1/2“H x 3“D). (However, be smart and email any questions before purchasing.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00
Available from: vanillawood

Tablée Wooden Cutlery

Will this wooden cutlery break? Possibly, if you press down too hard. Do they look cool/interesting? No doubt. These look very similar to some wooden cutlery I posted back in ’09, yet unfortunately the price is quite a bit more. I’ve included a few more wooden cutlery options below at lower price points.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Cardboard Cooler Boxes

No need to go out and buy a huge plastic cooler for your next outdoor fete, just snap up a couple of these recycled cardboard coolers. It has the same thermal performance as a plastic cooler and can be recycled at the end of its use. No worries about the weather either, as it’s lined with a waterproof coating that makes it reusable and weatherproof. Smart.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.99
Available from: Cascades

Source: OhGizmo!

Cacti Tea Towel

Feeling a bit prickly? Maybe this Cacti tea towel will cheer you up. Designed by Topher Sinkinson from design studio makelike, this tea towel is hand screen-printed using water-based inks. The Succulent Sketch Tea Towel is worth a look.

100% European linen. 18″ wide x 23″ long.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Available from: LEIF

50 County Fair Field Notes

I’ve always liked the look of Field Notes, and now Fab.com has this limited edition set of all 50 County Fair Field Notes Notebooks for $74 (reg. $99). County Fair Field Notes, if you’re not familiar, are memo books that highlight an individual U.S. state by featuring facts and figures on the back covers. A custom box with six Clic Pens are included.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $74.00
Available from: Fab.com

Cubes Perpetual Calendar

This colorful cube set by MoMA will keep track of the calendar date for years to come. Cubes indicate month, day of week, and date. Available from MODULE R or MoMA Store.

Made of polystyrene.
Dimensions are 4.75″w x 1.75″d x 2.25″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Available from: MODULE R

Strapp shelf

This is the sort of object I wish I had the patience to make. It’s a simple bookshelf made from a steel strip, leather strap, and a brass ring. Its form was inspired by the designer’s favorite old belt and has a handcrafted quality that would work well in many a modern interior. I also like how it would lend a certain amount of importance to one’s current reading material.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

MYdrap Cotton Place Mats

Tear away placemats and napkins sound pretty perfect for an outdoor lunch or dinner, and, as is the case with this collection by MYdrap, they’re re-usable and fully washable 100% cotton fabric. Come to think of it, these would be handy for lots of occasions, not just for outdoor meals.

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Le Klint pendants

The Australian store funkis has what looks to be a very thorough collection of Le Klint pendants, if you’re interested. I’ve always liked these shades, as they’re hand-folded and would add a nice, soft, textured light to any room, yet I was unaware at just how big the collection was. A quick search on your favorite engine and you’ll find various US retailers as well (YLighting, Hivemodern.com, allmodern.com, just to name a few, and Amazon too.)

Designed by Poul Christiansen between 1969 and 1978.
All pendants include 5 feet of white cord.

Purchase Information:

Price: $price varies
Available from: funkis

Reach LED Desk Lamp

This sleek-yet-solid desk lamp is a new dark horse of task lighting. I recently received a sample and I was quite pleased with the heft and overall feel of it. The actual movement of the arm has a nice tension so that it stays at the exact angle you prefer, and as it’s an LED, it provides a great deal of concentrated light without much heat. The arm/shade rotates around so you can use it as a task or reading light, or if you rotate it up, it gives off a nice ambient light. There’s a floor lamp version ($387.03) as well. It looks a little Bauhaus too, don’t you think?

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Purchase Information:

Price: $269.24
Available from: Lighting Universe

Teak Slice Wood Coaster Set

Chances are if you’re near a wooded lot and own a saw, you could make something similar to these coasters pretty easily. However, they probably wouldn’t be teak and you’d spend a few hours replicating 4 coasters that cost $12.

4.25″ approx diameter.
Set of 4.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: UMA

the beholder marketplace

I’ve had this site bookmarked for a while now, and finally got a chance to go through it semi-thoroughly. If you’ve an empty spot for a piece of artwork, there’s a few gems that might fit. Here are a few random favorites.
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Sleek Spoon for Jars

What’s the big deal about a blue spoon, you ask. Sometimes the tiniest tools make our lives a little easier, and that is just the case for this spoon designed by the Castiglioni brothers. It’s intended to retrieve the very last bits at the bottom of the jar, and, for anyone particular about using up the last teaspoon of mayonnaise, jam, or spread, it’ll most certainly be appreciated. Originally designed in 1962 and reissued by Alessi in 1997.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Collator 10

You’ll not be surprised that this expandable rack was originally made out of wood in 1924, as it’s most certainly not the most sleek and modern storage option out there. However, that’s its distinct appeal; the industrial quality of (recycled) aluminum makes for a no-nonsense file system that allows you to easily see all papers, projects, etc. and have them right at hand. The collator can be hung vertically on the wall or kept horizontally on your work surface. Previously priced at $140, it’s now on sale for $98.

Note: Or, as Brian and Joe commented below, you can get one from a stationery or office supply store for around $30. Thanks guys. Here are a few links: $26.12 at
thetwistergroup.com, $27.68 at shoplet.com, or $33.02 at Amazon.

Made in Germany.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Available from: Design Within Reach

Zone Air Purifier

So, air purifers. I used to think I had no need for one, but after living on a busy London street for about 2 years, I saw enough dust and grime to make me believe otherwise. This purifier by Humanscale removes more than 99% of airborne particles and employs a silent, breeze-free and ozone-free operation. Those attributes combined with its smallish size (13″ W X 9″ D X 14″ H) hopefully means it would all but disappear when cleaning the air.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: YLiving