ACCESSORIES

Custom Bus Scrolls

Well, if you’ve had little luck finding a vintage bus sign with that specific city/stop, you might consider a custom one from TransitDesign. Sure, part of the charm of a bus scroll is the fact that it was at one time actually used, but seeing as they can get a little pricey and hard to find, maybe it’s worth bending the rules a little bit.

Pictured:
Resort Towns of NW Michigan, Canvas 20.5 x 60, $195.00
Create Your Own Bus Roll, Canvas 20.5 x 60, $295.00
Not Pictured:
New York City Vintage, Canvas 20.5 x 60, $195.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00 and up
Available from: TransitDesign's Etsy Shop

Optical Mixer by Naef Toys

The Optical Mixer (Optischer Farbmischer) can demonstrate aspects of color theory when spinning the top with one of the seven interchangeable discs. So, you can buy it for color teaching purposes or buy it just for fun (which is what I’m tempted to do).

Seven interchangeable cardboard discs included with info describing the phenomenon.
Designed by Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Available from: fawn&forest

Edge Light

Man-oh-man, here’s one killer task light. Amanda Levete showcases the new technology of OLED lighting in a twisting, flat ribbon of steel, with only the cord to offset the powder coated (or polished) surface. What’s so special about OLED lighting, you might wonder. Apparently it’s a super-thin, lightweight panel that casts an even glow without glare, flickering or excessive heat. Impressive, yes, but for now let’s just admire the beauty of this self-supporting form from afar, at least until the technology becomes a bit more affordable.

Available in powder coated or polished stainless steel with a red, yellow or blue cord.
H 11.2″ x L 19.7″ x D 14.6″
Cable L 78.8″
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,500.00
Available from: MATTER

Decomposition Books

These aren’t your normal composition books, of course. They’re made with Biogas derived energy from 100% recycled (post consumer waste) paper. If that’s not enough to win you over, I don’t know what will.

Available in Topographical Map with Grid Pages, Woodgrain and Cherry Blossom.
College Ruled, 80 Sheets/160 Pages
7.5 x 9.75
Made in USA

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Available from: Green Depot

A Tempo Dish Drainer

This and the High & Dry Dishrack can compete for the ‘coolest dishdrainer/rack’ title, though this one might lose since it’s a little higher price wise. It looks like the US Alessi shop is out of stock, but you can sign up to be notified when it’s back in.

Designed by Pauline Deltour.
18/10 stainless steel with cutlery drainer, £58.00
Tray in thermoplastic resin, £15.00

Purchase Information:

Price: £58.00
Available from: made in design

Subway Roll Signs

Might you care for some subway art? Bold and graphic, these prints are based on old signs found in a Brooklyn antiques store. Price varies according to size and each sign has a limited edition of 125.

16″ by 20″ starts at $249.

UltraChrome© print with hand-painted acrylic gloss
Drymounted onto 2″ deep birch wood panel

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: notagallery

Cheat Sheet Placemat

If you need some reminding about where the dessert spoon goes, here’s the perfect placemat for your table. Or, perhaps just get a few purely because you’ll enjoy the graphics. No one nowadays really cares all that much about correct placement of cutlery, do they?

60×65 cm (25” x 23”)
Cotton, machine washable.

Purchase Information:

Price: €14.95
Availability: Buy Cheat Sheet Placemat here

Blank Wall Clock

This white aluminum clock is just begging for your own creative scribbling. Pen included.

Designer: Guixé Martí
40 cm dia.

Purchase Information:

Price: $155.00
Available from: Alessi

Messograf

Whoa, check out the new Theo site, the little brother/alter ego of Thorsten van Elten. It’s chock full of interesting objects for sale and the website is a sight for sore eyes, let me tell you. In a world of online shops with blaring graphics and flashing lights, it’s refreshing to see the fuss eliminated. This Messograf Pen caught my eye; it’s a caliper rule, tire tread gauge, ruler and pen all in one.

Retractable ballpoint pen
by Cleo Skribent
Made in Germany

Purchase Information:

Price: £16.50
Available from: Theo

Brass Bottle Openers, Trivet

These cast brass openers and trivet might seem like something you’d pass over in a second, but consider how nice they’d be as a gift for a host/hostess or coworker or something. I’m just saying think about it; they’re functional objects that will stand the test of time without offending anyone’s design sensibilities.

Crescent bottle opener, $50.00 (2.5″dia.)
Brass bottle opener, $60.00 (5.5″l)
Sunburst Brass Trivet, $99.00, (7″dia.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: CHATCHADA

Acquatinta Pendant Lamp

I’m digging this series of glass pendant lamps from Produzione Privata. They’re created from mouth-blown Murano glass and are available in an assortment of finishes/colors, but I think most would agree with me that the ones to get are the transparent glass ones. They best illustrate the form and showcase the beauty of the internal hardware itself. Prices range from $600 – $900.

Designer: Michele de Lucchi
Colors: white, black, sanded, silver, transparent green, transparent
Material: Mouth blown Murano glass
Comes with 59″ of cable that can be shortened
Uses 1 X 100W 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included).
Dimensions: 8.75 H x 9.4 D (inches)

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Catania Wool Kilim Rug

Hello, hello. Check out this lovely reversible black-white-red rug. Named after the city on the island of Sicily, the rug’s graphic pattern could be a great choice to inject some interest in a slightly boring room. It’s also GoodWeave certified, so you know what you’re buying is helping to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry.

Designed by the Spanish textile designer Sandra Figuerola for Gandia Blasco.
100% new wool

59″ x 80″: $515.00
67″ x 95″: $690.00
80″ x 118″: $990.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $515.00
Available from: 2modern

Goodesign + DWSTW Coffee Mug Set

Spotted these mugs over on Notcot yesterday and I have a feeling that you’ll like them as much as I do.

“I will pay for good design” and “Design will save the world”
11 oz. ceramic coffee mugs, sold as set.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Artefacture

Source: not-cot.org

Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks

This is to news to me, but keeping vegetables like garlic, shallots, onions, and potatoes from light will delay sprouting and they will last longer. These cotton Vegetable Keep Sacks by Mastrad do just that while also providing a convenient means of storage and access. And of course, they look awesome. Comes in small, medium and large sizes, priced at $7.95, $8.95, and $9.95 respectively.

Small: 9″ L x 5.5″ W, holds 2 lbs
Medium: 10.25″ L x 6.5″ W, holds 4 lbs
Large: 14″ L x 8″ W, holds 8 lbs

Materials: Cotton and linen
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Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks here

Palace Stacking Dinnerware

I meant to post these forever ago, but, as is often the case, got sidetracked with the hundreds of other things to show you. This collection by Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti are sets of dinnerware that form small buildings when stacked, giving you an opportunity to have a mini gallery of Florentine-inspired Renaissance homes on your shelves or table. The roofs become serving dishes and each plate has an interior floor plan layout.

Porcelain.
Available at The Future Perfect or A+R Store.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: the future perfect