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About Katie: Katie has been a product and textile designer, an art restoration specialist, and an interior designer/merchandiser. Her interests are focused on finding well designed items that improve daily life as well as reading fiction and making stuff. (View Profile)

 
 

Handmade Cohabitation Console

This console shelf has a few tricks up its sleeve. Three interconnecting parts allow you to change its function slightly. An angled surface fitted on top of the base has a parapet edge can hold hangers or other necessary items in place, or use the level surface piece for more stable items. Each section is all made from the same piece of wood to minimize waste.
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Price: $189.99
Available from: Dot & Bo

Paper Display

This new Paper Display by Jamie Wolfond & Sam Anderson (and available from good thing) simply acts as a curved base to provide papers to stand. Think of it for displaying your current project or paperwork or for showcasing photos and notes. Made of slipcase stoneware, each stand can be grouped with others to provide a larger display.

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Price: $39.00
Available from: Good Thing

Cantili Tape Dispenser

If you hadn’t seen the title, would you have known this was a tape dispenser? Hanshi Chen and Shikai Tseng of Poetic Lab further expand their desk accessory collection with the Cantili Tape Dispenser. Two concave circles and a cantilever compose a light design that’s stable enough to use with one hand. Available in three tones: Polished Silver, Polished Copper, and Polished Gold.
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Price: $139.00
Available from: Luminaire

Foundry Floor Light

Save your dollar bills (or your tax refund) because Resident Studio has a few new lighting options available. The Foundry Floor Light by Nat Cheshire, shown above, stands at 6 feet 2 inches high and has a minimal rectangular frame. The LED light source shines warm light onto the hand-cast bronze base, providing ambient light in a large, vertical visual space. The entire impression is more sculptural object than useful light source, but, hey, in this case, it can be both.
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Price: $3,750.00
Available from: A+R Store

Lathe Coat Hook

Don’t you worry, I’m on the lookout for anything that will help you keep your coats and scarves off the entryway floor. This particular option is quite affordable ($9.95) and has a Victorian vibe thanks to its turned woodwork stained to a dark charcoal. The front groove doubles up storage capacity to hold leashes, bags, and lighter coats.
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Price: $9.95
Available from: CB2

Maison De Gaspé

Before you turn your brain off for the weekend, here’s a little house candy to consider. The Maison De Gaspé by la SHED architecture is oriented around a central family space. As is the trend, an open common area provides a clear view of the kitchen, living, and dining room, and the overall neutral color palette of this space allows a bright pop of red in the staircase to stand out. Maybe you’re not gutsy enough to make such a strong statement with your staircase, but it’s worth considering in a smaller space, maybe with a different semi-vibrant color, to add a little unexpected punch to your home.
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Prism Pendants

It is always a relief to see affordable lighting options, especially in these days of over-the-top-wondrous designs that cost more than a new car. The Prism Pendants hit the right note as they are very budget friendly ($99 – $129) and have geometric brass frames with glass panels. Add one or two to a hallway, bar area, or powder room for an instant update.

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Price: $99.00 - 129.00
Available from: West Elm

Duo Notebooks

How much easier would your life be if you had a Duo Notebook? At least a little, as you’d be able to keep track of two projects, or split your ideas into drawings/sketches and handwritten notes. Half of the pages in a Duo are blank and the other half are lined. And, as you can see from the photo above, the cover is split equally with a different color for each side, so you’ll fumble less when searching for the right page.
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Price: $24.00
Available from: Canoe

Slowood Studios Modernist Collection

What the what(!). If you’re not impressed with the subtle colors of this stool, side, and coffee table, then we can’t be friends. Steel frames with tonal powder coated panels combine to create these versatile little surfaces from Slowood Studios and Hawkins New York. With their smaller silhouettes, they can easily fit in beside a sofa or bed, or nestle alongside a favorite reading chair. Choose between three different sizes and blue, pink, or peach color ways.
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Price: $295.00 - 350.00
Available from: Hawkins New York

Japanese Porcelain Stacking Tools

My goodness, this stacking set packs quite the punch in tools. A mortar with pestle, a ginger/garlic/zest grater, a citrus juicer, and a storage canister (that also acts as a ladle holder) all stack together for a unified system. So, don’t go running back to the kitchen to get whatever tool you need, bring the whole thing to the table for an impressive display of dinner prep right in front of your guests and/or family. They’ll be awed by your efficiency and skills (let’s hope for the best case scenario).
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Price: $129.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

PIFF Hooks

The all-black set of PIFF Hooks is decidedly suitable for many a modern interior, with its shiny Bakelite and ash posts capable of holding coats and scarves and other miscellany. However, if you don’t mind a bit of color, you absolutely have to consider the color sets: full red, orange/pink/purple, and pink/yellow/blue. So fun.
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Price: €98.00
Available from: Sylvain Willenz Shop

Wood Salt & Pepper Shakers by Tomnuk Designs

If your current salt & pepper situation is not appropriate for the dinner table, then maybe you need to grow up a teensy bit and buy some nice shakers. These shakers (solid maple salt shaker and solid walnut pepper shaker) have solid brass screw in caps that add a superb touch to an otherwise very minimal tabletop accessory. Handmade by Tomnuk Design founder Jordan Tomnuk.
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Price: $120.00
Available from: Modern Anthology

Pal Barstools

Well, aren’t these a sight for sore wallets? At $199 for the ash, grey, yellow or black barstool, and even less at $149 for the smaller stool, the Pal collection over at Hem hits the right price point. They’re easy to assemble, lightweight, and sturdy. Plus, for a fun fact, the curved legs were inspired by skateboard-making techniques. The circular metal bracket adds strength as well as a spot to rest your feet.
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Price: $149.00 - 199.00
Available from: Hem

Hacienda Table

How about a little hardware with your dining table? An oxidized iron X-base provides support for solid (sustainable) mango wood planks while smaller touches of polished aluminum adds a hint of industrial gleam. Inspired by old Swedish tapetserarbords (wallpaper tables), the designer Jonas Wahlström intends for this table to be just as suitable in the dining room as in an office or workspace.
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Price: $999.00
Available from: CB2

Nika Coat Hooks

I’ve been a fan of the Mabeo furniture studio ever since Peter Mabeo presented the Maun Windsor Chair at ICFF years ago, so it’s exciting to see they’re expanding their collection with special objects like these Nika Coat Hooks. Canadian designer Garth Roberts collaborated with Mabeo’s artisanal studio in Botswana to create the set of five hooks made from sustainably harvested panga panga and white oak wood. Bright colors frame each circular hook, adding a playful nod to the dark wood forms.
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Price: $230.36
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno