Dustbin by Brendan Ravenhill

Brendan Ravenhill has incorporated a dustpan into the lid of a trashcan, making most trashcan manufacturers look like idiots for not thinking of the idea before. The steel can and lid is powder coated for durability and the included beech wood brush attaches to the side of the bin with embedded rare earth magnets. It’s not often that one can express admiration over a waste container, but in this case, it’s entirely appropriate. Well done, Mr. Ravenhill, well done.

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Price: $165.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

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Les Squelettes Tea Towel

Non-creepy skeletons cover this tea towel from Bon Matin. More educational in nature than Halloween-themed, you’ll have to have a go at guessing them all, and if you come up short, there’s a cutline at the bottom. There’s also a Les Squelettes print with the same imagery (yet in fluorescent green and magenta for a 3D effect) for $39.

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Price: $18.00
Available from: Bon Matin

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Eye Sea Posters

There’s a great selection of vintage movie posters from around the world over at Eye Sea. All of the ones shown here are Polish (from the 60’s and 70’s), and they’re all original, so expect a little wear and tear.

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Price: £25.00
Available from: Eye Sea Posters

Tetu Cast Iron Tape Dispenser

At times it might seem as if there’s a slight disposition on this site to feature the more expensive items available in the marketplace, however, know that this tape dispenser by Makoto Koizumi is one of today’s picks primarily for its design and weight. Cast iron would ensure a one handed operation (one can assume) and the design is naturally minimal. Also, if you’re interested, Makoto Koizumi also designed a simple cast iron Tetu door stopper and paper weight that has the form of a rounded stone (see below).

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Price: $150.00
Available from: emmohome

Meeting Carafe and Glasses

If you’re a minimalist that likes a little bit of decorative detail, perhaps you’ll like the Meeting collection from Sagaform. Subtle black stripes surround the base of a carafe and a couple of stacking glasses, making a nice set for having a drink (of water or something stronger) at home or the office.

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Price: $10.00 - 30.00
Available from: Rare Device


Still looking for a suitable commuter cup? Check out this recyclable KeepCup: it’s lightweight, has an interchangeable lid (if you get a couple of different sizes), and a silicone band to protect your hand. The 8 and 12 oz. sizes fit under espresso machines, so you can take it to your local coffee shop for a fill up. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe too. Also available in Gray + White and Black + Green.

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Price: $12.00-16.00
Available from: Branch

Helit Foster Newspaper/Magazine Rack

While this newspaper/magazine rack costs quite a few pretty pennies, it does seem satisfyingly hefty and no-nonsense. And, should you need other items similar in style, there’s quite a few other Helit Foster desk accessories, just be prepared for similar prices. See the rest over at Fitzsu.

Designed by Norman Foster.
Dimension: 16. 5 in. W x 9.25 in. H x 6 in. D

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Price: $240.00
Available from: Fitzsu Society

Space Invaders Playing Cards

If you’re old enough to remember 8-bit computer games from the 80s, then you’re allowed to give the whole ‘when I was your age’ speech at any time you want. Any time. Permission granted. However, if you were born after that decade, then you may only sit and listen to your elders with respect, and awe, if they deserve it. Space Invaders playing cards available from Art. Lebedev Studio.

-54 card deck
-Made in Russia
-Weight: 150 g
-Designers: Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Erlikh

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Art. Lebedev Studio

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Scholten & Baijings’ Comforter Cover and Pillow Cases

Hello, hello. Does this mean we don’t have to settle for boring bedding? Yes, if you don’t mind the $228 price tag, which actually isn’t too bad considering what quality bedding cost nowadays. You might recognize Scholten & Baijings’ color and pattern work from their delightful tea towels, blankets and pillows, but now they’ve branched out into the bedding arena, thank goodness, with what I can only call an excellent shot at success.

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Price: $228.00
Available from: A+R Store

Led Anglepoise Lamp

Designer Henry Wilson takes the classic and ubiquitous anglepoise lamp and updates it with both technology and handcrafted elements. First the lamp itself is rewired for a cooler and more efficient LED bulb, then, either a ceramic or glass shade replaces the original. This is an extremely limited edition of 20, and will sell for $940. However, for $670 you can also supply your own anglepoise lamp to be updated by Wilson. I’d rather not mix up any words or intent, so here is the designer’s statement on Led Anglepoise in his own words: (more…)

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Price: AUD950.00
Available from: Henry Wilson


If you’re fond of traveling, this notebook will display your wanderlust anytime you jot down a note or draw a sketch. Each one is one-of-a-kind, as the cover is a unique map from somewhere around the world. There’s 48 pages of 100% recycled paper (with rounded corners to prevent dog-earing, of course).

design: Contexture Design
manufacture: Made in Canada
materials: 100% recycled paper; reclaimed map cover. Staple-bound.
dimensions: 5.25″ wide x 8″ tall; contains 48 pages

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Branch

FlipIt USB Charger

The more gadgets we depend on, unfortunately, also means an endless amount of cables and adapters, with never enough power outlets to plug them all in. The FlipIt USB Charger is a device that solves the issue in a very unique way, by “leeching” off an existing plug and drawing enough current to power charge USB devices. Pretty sneaky! While useful at home, I see it particularly being handy while on the go, for you have the reassurance that when you’re traveling you always have a USB port to charge your devices, regardless if there’s an outlet available!

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Price: $13.99
Availability: Buy FlipIt USB Charger here

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Kaikado Canisters

For any tea or coffee purist, you’ll know that a good canister is a must in order to keep your key ingredient fresh. These hand made canisters are from Kaikado, a family in Kyoto that has kept the technique alive since 1875. It takes more than 130 processes to complete one single canister. Available in Copper, Brass, or Tin. See below for more pictures and sizes.

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Price: $140.00

Moon Clock

I realize I have a predilection for home accessories that would fit in a seven or eight year old kid’s room (see newly posted Ohoy wallpaper, and bltd tag: moon, just to name a couple of examples), and that’s probably why I can’t ignore this moon clock*. It’s glow-in-the-dark, of course, and was designed using 65 different actual photographs of the moon. It’s a shame those clips are there at the edges, but maybe one could ignore them, as they are rather small.

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Price: $32.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Epicurean Modular Cutting Board

Nice. This commercial-quality two-piece cutting board brings modularity to the kitchen. One side of each panel is smooth, so when used together you have one large flat prep area. On the other side of one panel there’s a bread surface and a juice groove on the other, so you’re pretty much covered for any cutting surface. Used alone or together, you can configure the boards to suit your preparation needs. Available in Natural with a Slate core or Slate with a Natural core. (And, yes, it will fit in the dishwasher.)

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Price: $73.00
Available from: MODULE R