ACCESSORIES

The Humble Stoneware Crock

The stoneware crock became a houseware staple around 1720 in the North East United States, typically bearing a salt glaze and cobalt oxide blue stamps of the potters who made them. They’re incredibly sturdy, relatively inexpensive and simple in execution.

The wide mouth and base make the 1 gallon crock perfect for kitchen utensil storage and it’s heavy enough that I don’t have to worry about it tipping over.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $19.99 and up
Available from: Ace Hardware

Taizo Kuroda

The stillness and slight asymmetry of Taizo Kuroda’s pottery blows me away.

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Price: $1,500 and up.
Available from: Taizo Kuroda

Single Drop Hook by Makr

This handmade, steel hook measures 5 inches down and extends 2.5 inches from the wall and comes with a leather base plate riser. Let’s face it, whatever you’ll be hanging has to be pretty spectacular to be spending $75.00 just for the hook. But, if for some reason you’ve been needing hand forged steel hooks with a leather base plate riser…here you go.

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Makr Goods

Balancing Blocks from Fort Standard

Don’t think for a minute anyone is too old for balancing blocks. It would do many of us some good to spend a little time concentrating on something other than regular work, even if it is only for just a few moments (and even if it does just use a tiny portion of your brain). Of course, they’d make an excellent kid’s gift as well.

Hand made in Red Hook Brooklyn from repurposed hardwood scrap collected from local furniture shops.
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Price: $70.00
Available from: Fort Standard

One Day at a Time Notepad Set

Should you need reminding, this notepad set has the hours, minutes and seconds in the day. Maybe you could organize your tasks by how much time they take? Just an idea.

Sold as a trio.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: russellandhazel.com

Geometric Terrariums from Assembly New York

Just how great are these terrariums from Assembly New York? A geometric take is certainly refreshing compared to more antiquated versions. Prices start at $134 and go upwards to $340 depending on size. Each is one of kind as they are hand welded, and there doesn’t seem to be an awful lot of stock, fyi.

Hand welded metal and glass terrariums.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $134.00
Available from: Assembly New York

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Moose Valet

While this might be named after a moose, some would say it resembles a bird in flight or a whale’s tail. Whatever you might see, the bent beech plywood is a nice option for hanging various clothes or accessories on.

Purchase Information:

Price: €47.50
Availability: Buy Moose Valet here

Athena Pendant Light

Whoa, not a bad price for a crazy-angular-modern pendant light. It’s a powder-coated metal shade, so no worries about robustness. Also, there’s a slightly rounder version (Olympus, shown below) if that would suit you better.

Available in Black or White powder-coated finish.
Hardwire installation.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $315.00
Available from: puremodern.com

Financial Padding

Instead of foam peanuts, pad your next package with these crumpled up paper banknote look-alikes. They’re reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable… and they’ll no doubt add an extra ‘oomph’ of surprise. Designed by the., whom you might know for their Anti-Theft Lunch Bags or Speak-er, just to name a few products.

Bills are printed on 30% recycled paper.
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Price: $15.00
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UNIT 1 by Kalon Studios

This desk cubbyhole sort of thing can either stand upright or flat, depending on how you want to use it. There’s three different sized openings for mail, magazines, books, etc. and the size makes it versatile enough to fit on a desk or stand beside an armchair.

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Price: $275.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign

Smart Deck

No matter how many note-taking apps/gadgets there are, sometimes you just have to put pencil to paper. This large 12″x12″ pad has the year at a glimpse at the bottom for reference.

150 sheets, gummed and padded

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Price: $26.00
Available from: russellandhazel.com

Chase October 2007 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Just saw this over at Poketo!: In October of 2004, Kate Bingaman-Burt began drawing her credit card statements each month with the goal of doing so until they were all paid off. Now, imagine all that work, and think, if you did the same, would it affect your credit card balance? She has since paid off the original debt.

Letterpress Print edition of 100 8”x 10”

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Price: $40.00
Available from: Poketo!

Joug Design Frangipani Light Shade

Frangipani, indeed. Do you know what a Frangipani is? It’s a flower that most of us would recognize as the Hawaiin Lei flower. The lovely textured pattern of this light shade is created from hundreds of overlapping elements of polypropylene plastic (which, as some of you might know, is completely recyclable).

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Price: $120.00 - 340.00

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Availability: Buy Joug Design Frangipani Light Shade here

World Ocean Floor Map

If recent events have prompted you to understand what’s happening with the earth’s lithosphere, you might appreciate this map as a visual aid. It provides an accurate visual detail of the ocean floor and is available in two sizes, with or without a frame.

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Price: $39.95
Availability: Buy World Ocean Floor Map here

Gaps and Kites WallArt

Wall tiles had a big heyday a few years ago, and some of these designs by the Dutch company WallArt remind me why. All of their wall tiles are made out of the fibrous residu of sugarcane, making them 100% recycled and compostable/biodegradable. My standout favorites are the Gaps and Kites, but there’s ten other patterns to choose from if you’re interested.
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