ACCESSORIES

Best Made Company Map Prints

Best Made Company is best known for their expensive, hand painted, and elaborately packaged axes that have received quite the amout of press since their release. Their latest in repurposing and remixing products comes in the shape of these “Everywhere” posters, which are wood block prints on found vintage maps. These are in very limited quantities for the first run, so act quick if you see one that you like.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Best Made Company Map Prints here

Source: Bangback

Old Tom Foolery Cards

These cards from Old Tom Foolery are just the ticket for getting an unsappy message across. There’s quite a few good ones, so you might want to load up on several for future events.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.75
Availability: Buy Old Tom Foolery Cards here

Woody Wood Rug

As the picture suggests, even the most modern and bare interior spaces can benefit from a colorful nature-inspired centerpiece, in this case a rug in the shape of a tree stump. Remind anyone of Ryan Nash Gill’s Tree Prints? Comes in measurements of 1, 2, and 3 meters in diameter. No official price is listed, contact the artist for purchasing info.

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Mercy Card Set

When you can’t find the right words, these cards will do the talking for you… invaluable in those awkward moments and completely worth $12.

Box of 24 cards.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: Set Editions

Fat Tray from Alessi

This tray will cut your trips to and from the dining room in half. It’s a bamboo wood container with a lid that also acts as a tray, meaning you can put dishes and such inside and have a second layer to stack food or drinks. A moveable separator inside keeps things organized.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $146.00
Available from: Unica Home

Toothy Cable Tidy

Searching under the desk for cables should be a thing of the past with all the cord management options available. This brushed steel tooth comb attaches to the edge of your desk (teeth either upwards or sideways) via double-sided tape or a screw.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £9.99
Available from: Mocha

Eames® Hang-It-All, Limited Edition

Huh? At first glance I thought this walnut version was very, very wrong, but then it struck me as a brilliant move from Herman Miller, as some of us would perhaps prefer a more subtle take on the normally colorful Hang-It-All. As it will only be in production for a few months (ending early 2011), I’d suggest getting one sooner rather than later.

Update: DWR sold out, but I found one other retailer that has a few (it seems): Stardust.com

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: Stardust

To:Ca Mini and 10 Digit Wood Clock

It was impossible not be charmed by the To:Ca Wood Clock when it was first introduced in 2002. After a few years and many many imitations later, designer Kouji Iwasaki has come up with the most obvious solution to refresh the design of the clock: make it available in different sizes. The Mini, as it sounds, measures at 6 inches wide, while the 10 Digit model expands to 15 inches.  The extended width makes room for a calendar, a new feature for the series. It’s also the first model to feature an alarm clock, which of course is an improvement, though you need to have a large enough bedside table that can accomodate it. The 10 Digit sells for $240 and the Mini at $120. I’ve only seen it available at a Japanese retailer, so if you see it anywhere else for sale please chime in below in the comments section.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00
Availability: Buy To:Ca Mini and 10 Digit Wood Clock here

Source: Inventor Spot

Bookstops

These became unavailable last year, much to my disappointment and several of yours, if my memory serves correct. Happily, they are available again through A+R.

Love how the bases of these bookends (or bookstops) are concave to allow for desktop storage (paperclips, rubberbands etc.)…

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Bookstops here

Evolute Suspension Lamp

A seemingly simple balloon-like shape is made interesting by the use of materials. I’m sure the diffused light would give the room a warm glow, plus, the maple veneer would be nice as an added textural element. Two sizes available; some assembly required.

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Price: $640.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

MexICON Platters

Carlos Slim? Verónica Castro? Maybe you’re familiar with these names, maybe not. But these MexICON Platters from the design studio DFC sure steal my heart quicker than any Fornasetti piece I’ve seen. Originally DFC founders Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua conceived this series as homage to Fornasetti, and used famous Mexican pop icons in place of Fornasetti’s ubiquitous choice. The group includes faces of poet Pita Amor, telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim, eyepatch-wearing ’70s soap star Catalina Creeland, architect Luis Barragán, and actors Andrés García and Verónica Castro. I’d say any one of them is a safe bet for jazzing up your tabletop.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Club Red Rug

This 4′x6′ rug might be just the ticket for a small space needing a little bit of oomph. I like that it’s based on an actual poster and that it’s under $250.

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Available from: CB2

Doggy Bank

For those of you more discerning modern art aficionados, you’ll clue in pretty quick that this is not a Balloon Dog from Jeff Koons. Maybe the $79 price tag was a hint. Nevertheless, for anyone that appreciates the look of the original, this bank is an affordable alternative.

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Available from: Animi Causa

The Working Proof

More art! Just ran across The Working Proof, which donates 15% of each print’s sale to a charity of the artist’s choice. The Working Proof was founded by Anna Corpron and Sean Auyeung, also known as Sub-Studio.

Two Dahlias (left), by Frances Pelzman Liscio, $100.00
11 in. x 17 in. (image is 10.25 in. x 14 in.)

Bleuités (right), by Irwin Barbé, $30.00
8.5 in. x 11 in. (image is 6 in. x 9 in.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy The Working Proof here

Sonic Woodblock Clock

Similar in nature to the TO:CA ‘wood’ LED clock ($150), this clock’s LED time display shows through its wood veneer face. Two speakers at each end ensure you’ll hear your tunes (mp3 player) loud and clear.

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Available from: MoMA Store