ACCESSORIES

Date Ruler by André Klauser

I posted this a while ago, but seeing as it is now available stateside it’s worth a second look.

If you had the right sort of metal ruler and circular magnets, you might be able to replicate this yourself, or you could just spend £15 and get this one (thereby supporting the designer who thought up the idea in the first place).

Original retail link 12/11/09: Thorsten van Elten

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Date Ruler by André Klauser here

2011 Animal Calendar

Wha?? 2011 calendars are coming out already? At least these six white paper animals are cute, and sort of diffuses the panic of yet another year creeping up oh-so-fast. A one-month calendar is on each side of every animal, with simple assembly required (no glue or scissors needed).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Available from: MoMA Store

20 Hangers Wardrobe

This wardrobe by Alice Rosignoli is made from 20 wood hangers and black ropes, which, let’s face it, is pretty ho-hum as far as materials. Surprisingly though, the simple design makes the most of a rather small area. If you’ve got a serious shortage of closet space, you might just consider a solution as uncomplicated as this.
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Price: €120
Available from: Alice Rosignoli

Stick-Up Weekly Calendar

If your sticky notes don’t quite give you the planning space you need, take a look at this notepad. Available in either a weekly calendar or graph style, you’ll have an 11.8″ x 2.7″ area to jot notes while planning your week.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Poketo

Source: Utility Journal

Umamy Concrete Desk Accessories

I just stumbled across this neat set of cast concrete desk accessories from Israeli design group Umamy. Simply titled “Concrete Office Helpers”, this line of organizers are sure to add a bit of industrial-chic styling (and quite a bit of heft) to your desk.  The entire set currently costs $300, but individual pieces can also be purchased.

Say Yes More Than No Poster

I’ve posted some of Anthony Burrill’s posters before, but this one he made specifically to help raise funds for the Do Lectures, which are a set of talks in West Wales each year that focus on inspiring people to ‘Do’ things.

To learn more, visit Do Lectures site.

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No longer available.

Twiggy Adjustable Lamp

If you’ve not seen the offerings from Cleveland based furniture design and manufacturing company Objeti, you’re in for a treat. The Twiggy LED Lamp is just one of many things I’ve been waiting to post (as not all items have hit retail shops) and it certainly does not disappoint. Two ball and socket joints allow for a multitude of positions, meaning you’ll get light right where you want it in a very stylish manner.

Anodized aluminum.
Available in black or red, with either exposed cord or direct wall mounting.
36″ x 4″ x 3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

ID Blocker

Check out this handy stamp. It contains lots of tiny symbols that block out your address or other sensitive details in your mail. Might save you some time and/or trips to the paper shredder. Or, if you’re extremely paranoid, it’ll just place an additional security measure against those that are planning on piecing together your shredded mail.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Available from: Spoon Sisters

Chalk-it-to-me Piggy Bank

Cute, no? This chalkboard piggy bank allows you to draw or label just what you’re saving for and the cork spout looks like it would make retrieving your funds quick and easy, which might not be a good thing…

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Chalk-it-to-me Piggy Bank here

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

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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.

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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