ACCESSORIES

Element Planter

How’s this for a nice pairing with the Oblique Shelf? These modular contemporary planters have just now been made available to the public and are available in different sizes and finishes for indoors or out. Each planter is built by hand and made from recycled material. Take a look below for more pics and colors (pink!).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $157.00 and up
Availability: Buy Element Planter here

Clyde Soap Dish/Brush

Yeah, soap dishes are boooring in a major way, usually way too boring to even bother with. But, if you’re one that always finds bars of soap disgusting because of the ‘watery mess’, take note of this dish/brush. Yes, it’s soap dish and a brush in one. The brush is a silicone tray with pitched bristles, so after you scrub up, turn it over and there’s a tidy nook for soap so that it stays put. Details make a difference.

Shown above, Red on Bone Soapdish.
Other colors available: Black, Black on Bone, Blue on Bone ,

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: kontextur.com

Two Thousand Eleven Calendar

Surely you’ve picked up next year’s calendar by now, right? Either way, consider this cotton cloth calendar as a great keepsake to mark a special day (think a small embroidered circle or heart around the day, or a marker if you’re not handy with a needle). It also comes with 4 tacks to hang and 1 to mark the date.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: ige design

Slingshot by Christopher Jarratt

What do you get the person who has everything? Well, a $75 handmade slingshot by Christopher Jarratt, of course*. 5 different distinct colors were chosen exclusively for (the-ever-so-exclusive) Moss, and each slingshot is made from a found tree branch in Epping Forest, England.

From a numbered and signed limited edition of 30 slingshots.

*(duh)

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: moss

Superstar Holiday Tree

If this particular concept seems familiar, you might be recalling the Christmas Tree by Buro North. This tree by Modernica is similar in that it’s made from wood (environmentally friendly) and can be flat packed for easy storage, yet it has the distinct advantage in having stars for branches.

Made from natural baltic birch and is available in a small (22 1/2″, $115.00) or large (69″, $240.00) version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00/240.00
Available from: Modernica

Etch Pendant

Tom Dixon’s brass Etch light is digitally manufactured, which allows for intricate patterns without a too-terribly-expensive price tag. Apparently the geodesic shape creates some interesting shadows, too. (fyi, DWR carries it exclusively in the U.S.) Also, check out the Etch Candleholder ($55).

Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: Design Within Reach

Wish Goal List Clipboards

Start on your New Year’s goals early with these charming clipboards from Etsy artist Maiko Kuzunishi/Decoylab. Each clipboard comes with a notepad and customized pencil that says either, “Make my wishes come true.”, or “I will achieve my goals.” Would make a great gift too.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Availability: Buy Wish Goal List Clipboards here

Source: Seesaw

Sliced Grandfather Clock

Well, look at this. Back in 2007 when we first posted this clock it was around $80, and now, surprisingly, it costs half of what it once did. How often does that happen? I actually bought this clock for my own home (pictured here) and I still love it.

Update: Kikkerland is now producing the clock and selling it globally, hence the reduced price (it used to be handmade in Vermont). You can read a short interview with Rob Price of Thwart Design over at the Kikkerland Blog.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: mxyplyzyk

Cinnamon Bun Apron

Agh, something so terribly ‘cute’ about this apron, very Donna Wilson-esque with clouds and polkadots and such. 100% handmade and hand-screened with with soy-based ink in Los Angeles.

Also available at zakka nouveau : market.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: satsuki shibuya

Tongue Bookmark

Core77’s 2010 gift guide is out, and it’s got more than a few gems. This Tongue Bookmark would be a nice little addition to any library.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: Studio Ve

Source: Core77

Zebrano Party Plate

How many times have you juggled your glass of wine with a small plate of hors d’oeuvres, wishing fervently to not to make an ass of yourself by dropping either (or both) when the inevitable shaking of hands/introductions are made? Such awkwardness can be avoided; these plates hold your wine glass for you, allowing a free hand to feed your face or shake the hand of some new acquaintance. Though, may I suggest not bringing one of these to someone else’s party, rather, that you get some for your guests, and hope that they’ll have the ‘ah-ha’ moment and do the same for you at their next soirée.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Available from: UMA

La Lune print

Man, I need to stay away from Svpply, there’s so many things that I’d love to buy, it’s downright dangerous. This print was inspired by old classroom wall charts and is printed with archival quality inks. The A4 size of this print has already sold out, so you better act quick if you want one of your own. There’s also an A1 (23.4 × 33.1 inches) size for €95.00.

Limited edition of 50.

Purchase Information:

Price: €50.00
Available from: Double Merrick

Source: Svpply

Tool Set by Jonas Damon

This tool set by Jonas Damon includes an LED flashlight, level, screwdriver, and ruler. Each tool measures 6 inches and comes with a handy storage bag to keep them all together. Could be a good gift for someone’s housewarming.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Areaware

Fred Tomaselli Tree

I do hope you’re navigating Cyber Monday with aplomb. There are so many sales offering 15%-30% off it’s pretty much impossible to name them all, but I’m sure you’ve snapped up some bargains, or will have done so before the day is done.

As the holiday season is officially in full swing, might I direct your eyes to this self-adhesive tree wall sticker by Fred Tomaselli? Measuring in at 72″ high (6′) and 17″ wide, it’ll fit into any tight corner, and, with no annoying needles to sweep up and no ornaments to worry about, it’s just about the easiest tree to have.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Fred Tomaselli Tree here

KOOSTIK

Hmm, this is pretty neat. Using natural acoustics (specially designed sound channels), this dock amplifies the iPhone’s built in speaker by 2 to 4 times. While not intended to replace electronic amplifiers, the size and style might suit your needs for low to medium volume music. All of the external buttons and controls of the phone are easily accessible while the phone is docked and there’s several different wood bodies to choose from.

To learn more, visit koostik.com.

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