Miscellaneous Accessories

Mouse in a Pint (Non-lethal mouse trap) by Roger Arquer

Roger Arquer built a better mouse-trap.

“Mouse in a Pint is a beer glass upside down. It has a bread stick attached to a spring, tilting the glass so the mouse can get in. Once the breadstick is being nibbled, it breaks and the glass collapses, keeping the mouse inside. Box contains Pint Glass, spring and bread sticks.”

[posted by kris]

Christmas Tree by Buro North

Despite the skepticism some have on this ‘green’ tree, I still think it’s worthy of a post. It’s a different take on the traditional idea of a tree, and there’s quite a few people who like that, not to mention the reusable aspect.
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Purchase Information:

Price: AUS69.00 and up
Availability: Buy Christmas Tree by Buro North here

Modellfiguren by Hannes Freising

These are intended for use in architectural models, but they can be used for many other applications.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10
Availability: Buy Modellfiguren by Hannes Freising here

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Kazan

Much better than any tissue box…

“When placed on top of a stack of tissues, this mountain-like dispenser creates the impression of plumes of smoke, billowing out from its hollow core. Translates as ‘volcano’ in Japanese.”

2.75″Ø x 1.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy Kazan here

Big Game-Zimbabwe dumb bells

Set of polished granite dumb bells by cheeky design group Big Game. Limited edition to 15 sets. Admittedly, these are a luxury item and well out of my price range, but sometimes it’s nice to see how the other 2% lives.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,517.19
Availability: Buy Big Game-Zimbabwe dumb bells here

58″ Christmas Tree by Kuno Prey

If I follow the logic that all retail stores seem to go by, October the 1st is a perfect date to start talking about Christmas. Now, I disagree, and feel that the end of November is much more appropriate, but due to this perfect little tree being in limited supply I am going against the fibers of my being and posting this early.

“designed by kuno prey, Kuno Prey was a professor at the new Bauhaus Dessau School and is now at the Free University of Bolzano. (also see his other designs for danese & alessi)- …we have an EXTREMELY LIMITED SUPPLY. ADVANCE ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN WITH SHIPPING IN SEPTEMBER. Made in Germany…”

58″ high, 44″ widest branches, 22″ base with quick assembly.

Purchase Information:

Price: $325
Availability: Buy 58″ Christmas Tree by Kuno Prey here

Flyswatter by Erik Bagger for Rosendahl

“50 fibers of black polyester and a shaft of dull polished stainless steel, and even so Erik Baggers flyswatter cannot even hurt a fly. It only stuns the insect, which is helped out into nature once again – without spots on walls, tables or on your conscience.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Flyswatter by Erik Bagger for Rosendahl here

Horizontal Shoe Rack- Small

I think this is one of those things that you don’t fully appreciate until you actually own it. It would certainly organize entryways and decrease the chance of tripping over stray shoes. We’ve posted this before a while ago; now it’s available in the smaller size at a slightly more affordable price.

“The Horizontal Shoe Rack (2004) is a wall-mounted solution for organizing shoes. The simple design gives footwear the appearance of floating in air, and by taking shoes off the floor it simplifies the process of sweeping or vacuuming underneath.”

Brushed stainless steel.

H 5.5″ W 28″ D 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Horizontal Shoe Rack- Small here

Umbrella Stand by Eva Schildt

This is one umbrella stand that garners notice. Inspired by the artist Yves Klein, Eva Schildt uses a sponge to play on the theme of water. A steel frame contrasts nicely with the softness of the sponge.

Metal umbrella stand with artificial sponge.

H 28.3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Available from: Lumens

kartell modular hamper

More from the Castelli Ferrieri series, this clothes hamper has a door that hinges down.

measures 15″ x 15″ x 22″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $187.00
Availability: Buy kartell modular hamper here

Ornament and Crime by Maxim Velcovsky

I can’t really get enough of Maxim’s work. It’s a wonderful mix of traditional and modern.

“Maxim Velcovsky takes two of the most common decorations of his childhood in the former Czekoslovakia and welds them into this uncommon object – a bust of Lenin decorated with the famous blue onion pattern (which we in the states know as Delft).”

* Size: 12″h x 11″ d
* This item is a special order and normally ships in 2-3 weeks

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,000.00
Availability: Buy Ornament and Crime by Maxim Velcovsky here

Splash Umbrella Stand

I live in a place where it doesn’t rain that often, so I don’t know that I’ve ever actually seen one in a residence here, but it occurred to me that in some places, an umbrella stand might actually garner a lot of use.

Blue, Grey and Off-white

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Splash Umbrella Stand here

Snail Box by Jonathan Adler

Here is one of the latest additions to Mr. Adlers menagerie collection, the Snail Box. I have been smitten with this collection of decorative ceramics since its inception, and love it more with each new piece he introduces. With the snail, you get the addition of having a removable “shell” which can be used to store small items (though I think it kind of resembles a butter dish?).

High fired stoneware with a matte white glaze

8″ x 6″

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Snail Box by Jonathan Adler here

Timothy Richards miniatures

Timothy Richards makes these amazing miniature reproductions of famous architectural sites which can be used as bookends. They are purchased individually, giving you the option of mixing and matching.

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Price: $200
Availability: Buy Timothy Richards miniatures here

Textile Softblocks

Molo, the designer of the “softwall”, has designed a pretty cool product called “Softblock” which are:
“Honeycomb building blocks that can be used alone, or stacked together to create functional surfaces, or partitions of varying heights and shapes.

Softblocks are available in sizes from 1′ to 4′ tall, and varying thicknesses, although all softblocks can be stretched open to as much as 12-15′ (4-5m) in length.

Softblocks are amazingly versatile and can be readily stacked up to 10′ (3m) tall. Softblock structures can be created with embeded display areas, and can be top, or back lit to create stunning results.

Textile softblocks are easy to manipulate, able to withstand rough handling, and are water and tear resistant. Softblocks have sufficient cell density when expanded to allow them to be stacked one upon another, and to support moderate amounts of weight (e.g., a 10lbs/5kg object displayed on a flat tray). The ends of softblocks are finished with a white sythetic non-woven material. Softblocks can be dusted, vacuumed and wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Textile softblocks are made of a polyethylene based sheet material that has a Class A flame spread rating and tends to shrink away from flame – however, this material will burn if a source of flame is sustained, and thus SHOULD NEVER BE PLACED NEAR AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT SOURCE. Please inquire if further information required.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $290-$1570
Availability: Buy Textile Softblocks here