ACCESSORIES

DUEL Saving Bank

Cute. Maybe you want to make sure your significant other (or roommate) saves the same as you, or maybe you have two things worth saving for, you’re just not sure which is more important… either way this bank is a fun way to make sure bills and coins are kept safe. The white porcelain can be easily written on and erased over, and you can retrieve your money by sliding off the red silicone band.

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Price: $39.00
Available from: Sleek Identity

Librate Vase

This vase changes position based on the amount of water and the length of your flowers. Makes for an interesting arrangement when there’s several grouped together. Nice.

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Price: $38.00
Available from: mgmy's Etsy shop

Compost Freezer Storage Bin

So, you’re all for the idea of composting, but the smell and occasional fruit flies annoy the hell out of you. What do you do? You get this freezer bin, that’s what. Designed by Fuccillo Studio, this silicone bin allows you to store your scraps in the freezer* and ‘pop’ them out at the compost heap.

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Price: $58.50
Available from: Compost Mania

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Tippo Wood Veneer Placemats

Simple faux wood placemats might just be the thing to get your tablescape updated this fall. They’re polypropylene vinyl, so you get the look of real wood with the easy care of vinyl.

Originally available from UMA.

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Pixel Rug

Lovely, isn’t it? This hand-tufted rug is from the Portuguese Piodão Group, who normally manufactures products for Moroso and Moooi, to name a few. They launched a new brand called ‘Tufted’ earlier this year at Milan, with this Pixel Rug as its stand out piece.

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Price: €1.850,00
Availability: Buy Pixel Rug here

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200pt 2010 Art Prints

Inspired by motivational posters from the 1980′s, the Tiens bon-cherie collection from 200pt combines kitschy phrases with elegant French patterns and modern typography. They have a nice sort of minimal appeal, don’t they?

shown above: “Bright Evening Scene” Print 13×19, $50.00

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Price: $50.00
Available from: 200pt

Two Simple Pendant Lights

Occasionally while scanning through websites I’ll come across similar products at very different prices and wonder just where the line gets drawn between affordable and expensive. For example, one of these pendant lights is $40 and the other is $400. Of course, they are different in obvious ways (one’s red and has an old school vibe, the other white and minimal), but for a simple pendant you have to wonder if the difference justifies the price discrepancy. As always, the consumer decides…

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Price: $39.95 / 400.00
Availability: Buy Two Simple Pendant Lights here

Recycled Clock & Thermometer Classic

Check it, this guy is made from recycled vending machine coffee cups. Apparently the material feels sort of like natural slate and can be used inside or outdoors.

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Price: £26.95
Available from: Consortium for Street Chilren Online Shop

Home Doormat

Home is where your doormat says it is. Simple enough.

Measures about 30″ x 18″.

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Price: £24.00
Available from: Utility Design

Maison Martin Margiela’s Feather Pen

What frivolity is this, you say? It’s a Bic pen with a real ostrich or goose feather, perfect for those times when you need a bit of over-the-top flourish in signing important documents (mortgage, birth, divorce papers, etc.)…

Maison Martin Margiela in collaboration with Paris design house ENO.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: A+R Store

Secret Message Envelopes

Shh…it’s a secret.  At a first glance these Air Mail envelopes from Sweetie Pie Press are nothing out of the ordinary, but when held up to a light source they reveal a secret message, and in this case, an uplifting and comforting one. This is a first in series of envelopes so we’re definitely looking forward to seeing the upcoming ones.

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Price: $3.00
Availability: Buy Secret Message Envelopes here

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Elsie Dodds

I’m more than a little taken with these alphabet cushions by Elsie Dodds. Each cushion is decorated with all sorts of imagery attached to a particular letter which is printed on the reverse. It’s up to you whether you find it appropriate for your living room or for someone learning their ABCs, and maybe for some of you it’ll be both.
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Price: £50.00
Available from: Moletamunro

Clap on Cube Clock

Yes, it’s a clap-on-clap-off clock. And you thought that particular technology had fallen by the wayside… not so! The LED responds to any sound, so whether you clap or make some other loud noise, the display will be activated. There’s an alarm feature as well, if you need it.

Available in dark and light wood veneer.
Clap your hands to make RED LED time appear.

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Price: $29.99
Available from: UMA

A Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names

Should you need some classification in order to understand and absorb the wonderful world of rap, add this print to your list. Arranged according to semantics, there’s 266 sobriquets from the rap music genre.

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Pop Chart Lab

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Belkin Conserve Insight

Continuing their line of energy-saving products as part of their Conserve line, Belkin recently released the Insight, a plug-in energy monitor that will track electricity consumption of any device plugged into it (wattage), carbon dioxide produced, as well as the actual monetary cost of energy usage. Definitely useful for the gadgets you leave on all day like your computer, but it will also aid in finding and keeping tabs on the not-so-obvious devices that draw power unbeknownst to you.
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Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Belkin Conserve Insight here

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