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Bathroom Accessories

‘The Narlai’ Canvas Shower Curtain

While shower curtains are pretty much the worst decorative thing about most bathrooms, if you have to have one, you now have a pretty good alternative to the requisite white. ‘The Narlai’ Canvas Shower Curtain looks like a geometric quilt that you’d put on your bed, and that’s exactly its inspiration. Think of it as a rugged-sail-meets-American-quilt and you’ve got its design aesthetic pegged.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Available from: TRNK

Suvé Bath Brushes

Talk about pampering yourself, these Suvé Brushes are so very luxurious with their soft, silky bristles. Made of solid walnut with natural goat hair (ideal for sensitive skin), each brush is built to last for daily use. So, go for it: enjoy a gentle scrub and get clean. One of these may be an ideal gift (you remember Mother’s Day is May 8, right?).
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Price: $78.00 - 145.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

Folly Soaps

Do you remember the link to Folly Soaps back in January? If you were quite smitten with the colors and shapes (I know I was), you’ll be happy to know that Pelle Designs has updated their site, plus a few individual soaps are also available at the Cooper Hewitt Shop ($16- $56). If you feel like splurging, or happen to be exceptionally dirty, get the whole set for $280.
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Price: $16.00 - 280.00
Available from: Pelle Designs

Hako Portable Bath Tissue Holder

Okay, any guesses as to what this handled container is for? You know it’s tissue if you read the title, but don’t go thinking it’s just for the bathroom. I have yet to see a box of facial tissues that are available in a nondescript design, so this holder would provide an excellent container that’s pleasant to look at and very easy to carry around the house with a runny nose. Of course, it would work in a bathroom as well, especially if you prefer organic shapes and colors to chrome toilet paper holders.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Luminaire

Sand Containers

Do not, I repeat, do not underestimate the value of containers you look at and use everyday. Sure, a toothbrush or pen holder is meant for function, but there’s no reason why it can’t be a pleasure to look at as well. The Sand Containers are handmade from a mixture of natural stone powder and resin with a wood divider/lid to keep things tidy. I think they’ve won the top spot when it comes to bathroom accessories, as they’re simple and elegant, and those words are rarely used as adjectives in that particular department.
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Price: $19.90 - 26.90
Available from: MilkDesign

Hub Ladder by Matt Carr

Yes, this ladder would be great for hanging towels or clothes in the bedroom or bathroom, but it has an extra trick up its sleeve. The solid ash wood portion expands out from the matte-painted steel side so you can adjust it to fit your needs. So, on a day you need a little storage, slide it inwards, and on a day you need a lot, expand it outwards.
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Price: $100.00
Available from: Umbra

Soap Stones

I know, I know, your hands are clean enough, but wouldn’t it be nice to keep them clean with soaps that look like gemstones? I think so, but maybe you’d prefer to keep them as your ‘fancy’ soaps for guests, as they’re sort of special. All are handcrafted, all natural, vegetable-based soaps, and they’re made and hand cut in PELLE’s Brooklyn studio.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00+
Available from: Pelle

Brass Towel Hanger and Toilet Paper Holder

Towel rings and toilet paper holders… yawn. Those two things are perhaps the least exciting items in a bathroom and possibly the hardest to find for any discerning modernist. Now, considering there are several nice brass home accessories available nowadays from respectable retailers, we shouldn’t be too surprised to find that Ferm Living has these two options available. Solid brass combined with oak wood does the job without getting in the way of a quiet, minimal look.
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Price: $52.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop

Iris Hantverk Concrete Shaving Kit

We’ve featured some things from Iris Hantverk before, but seeing as Father’s Day is fast approaching, it seems appropriate to spotlight their Concrete Shaving Kit. Designed by Lovisa Wattman, the kit includes a soft concrete shaving dish, shaving soap, and a shaving brush with badger hair bristles. Iris Hantverk is known for their handmade brushes, so you know you’re getting high quality. Plus, join the Ode to Things mailing list and receive 15% off (do take a look at their collection-you’ll like it, I promise).
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Price: $110.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Roll With It

We could do a guessing game as to what this item might be, but let’s just get to the point and discuss one of the necessary things involved in personal hygiene: toilet paper. Where is it stored? How is it kept near the toilet/loo without being a complete eyesore? If you’re lucky, you found some bathroom accessories that are affordable and easy to look at, but if you’re like most of the U.S. of A., you’re probably still fumbling around with the spring loaded thingy that holds your paper each time it runs out. If you had this beauty (if you can call a toilet paper holder beautiful), there’d be no more fumbling, just a simple peg to remove and replace.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Available from: Assembly Design

BassamFellows Sharp Series

Yes, the boxes shown above are a bit skewed to the right; it’s not in your head. Each Sharp Box is carved from a solid piece of wood (there’s part of the price explanation) and intended as a modular system for desktop or bathroom. The slightly slanted nature defines the collection and adds a note of humor to your small storage needs.
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Price: $295.00 - 720.00
Available from: SUITE New York

Wet Wipes Case

What is meant to be kept in these nicely shaped canisters? Might as well cut to the chase: wet wipes. If wet wipes are in any way integral to your day (pets, kids, or maybe you’re just a messy eater), you know the packaging isn’t going to win any awards. Instead of lamenting how graphic/packaging design caters to the masses, pop those suckers into one of these ceramic canisters and call it a day. A silicon gasket around the wooden lid keeps the wipes from drying out, and, hey, the canister looks nice enough to be kept out anywhere in the house- not just the bath or laundry room.
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Price: $25.00 - 29.00
Available from: Luminaire

Hanging Line Collection

Picking out decent (i.e. modern) bathroom accessories can be a pain, mostly because there’s just not a lot to choose from in an affordable price range. That’s why these silicone bands and hooks by Josh Owen are nice to see- they’re very affordable and fun in an unstuffy, modern way. Use the bands and hooks for towels, newspapers, scrub brushes, etc. There’s also a toilet paper holder (with a magnetic catch) and two silicone gloved mirrors to complete the collection.
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Price: $12.00 - 200.00
Available from: Kontextür

WC Line

Oh, the glamourous world of bath sets. Out of the many available in the marketplace, this is one of the least offensive, and dare I say, even pleasant to look at. Durable silicone combined with sturdy wood is quite practical, and, of course, makes it completely obvious as to their cleaning/storing function. The set ($125) includes a plunger, toilet brush and waste bin, or you can purchase items individually ($45-$55). Take your pick from Black, White, Red, Blue, and Orange.
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Price: $45.00 - 55.00
Available from: leibal

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

 
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