ACCESSORIES

Prints by Lesley & Pea

Here’s two prints by Lesley and Pea to give you a gentle kick in the pants, if you need it.

Left: ‘Fail Better’ print, £25.00 (inspired by the words of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett.)
Right: Aardvark Manifesto, £25.00

Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Availability: Buy Prints by Lesley & Pea here

Magnetic Future Map

This magnetic map uses “cylindrical equal area projection” which means countries are correct proportionally. Funny how this map looks a little different than the ones hanging in our elementary schools, isn’t it? Each size map features a different color palette; the larger size (shown above) is yellow/green while the smaller size is pink/green.

Stainless steel magnets included.
Designed by Marcus Kirby of Future Maps

Purchase Information:

Price: $382.50
Availability: Buy Magnetic Future Map here

Jack Pressed Glass Pendants

You might have seen Tom Dixon’s Pressed Glass Pendants making the rounds on the design circuit, but have you seen these babies? These dense glass pendants have that satisfying green tint that signifies thickness and weight and the compact forms are most pleasing in shape.

Designer: Tom Dixon
3.9″dia x 4.7″h.

Bead Pendant on left, Top Pendant on right.

Purchase Information:

Price: $310.00
Available from: ABC Home

Even and Odd Dinner Plates

Evens or Odds? Pick your side with these number dinner plates. Also, if you want to be all matchy-matchy, here’s some Numbered Cocktail Napkins (shown below).

10″ Round
Set of 4: Even or Odd
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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Available from: HAUS

Kuma Pillows

Check out Ross Menuez’s new-ish pillow range. If you like them as much as I do, you’ll have to be patient because they won’t ship until mid to late June. There’s also totes ($50) and pouches ($24) available in the same range of fabrics.

Designer: Ross Menuez
Material: Organic Cotton and Down

Shown clockwise: Dot Kuma Pillow, Cedar Kuma Pillow, Fingerprint Kuma Pillow, Zig Kuma Pillow

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Areaware

Mega Doily

This is along the same lines of the Flocks Aran Rug, yet it’s much more affordable. Heavy 1/2″ thick cotton rope is hand crocheted into this huge doily rug.

Handmade in the United States.
Measures 48″ in diameter.

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Available from: Fancy

Lines and Squares Dishcloth

Just in case you need a little scholastic inspiration in the kitchen… fyi, this retail site is in german, but you can go to google translate for guidance when purchasing.

Design: I Saw It First
100% cotton.
48 x H 76 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: �12,00
Availability: Buy Lines and Squares Dishcloth here

Source: the girl in the green dress

Safe Radio

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to the new eco-smart AM/FM radio from Elium Studio. Two minutes of hand winding gives you half an hour of listening and it can also be used as an MP3 amplifier. Maize bio-plastic and bamboo covering gives a nice matte finish.

Rechargeable on AC adaptor (not included).
Designed by Elium Studio, Pierre Garner, Elise Berthier, 2010
5.5″ x 3.7″ x 1.8″

Purchase Information:

Price: £55.00
Available from: Design Museum Shop

Cahier Rug

Originally spotted in The World of Interiors, this Cahier Rug would definitely give a room a graph paper-ish feel, which I’m guessing most of us would appreciate.

Designed by Alberto Artesani

(Note: If you had this rug, you might have to sip your tea/coffee from a Graph Paper Mug while boxing up a package with some Check Notebook Tape. Oh, and you’d also have to get an Agnes Martin Print.)

Purchase Information:

Price: £2,025.00
Availability: Buy Cahier Rug here

Royal VKB Herb Garden

Organize all your fresh herbs together in one spot, with scissors at the ready to cut however much you need.

Material: Melamine
Dimensions: 15.4″ x 6.9″h x 4.5

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Royal VKB Herb Garden here

Van Doesburg Alphabet Tea Towel

If you’re a fan of typography, you might recognize this sans-serif typeface based on Theo van Doesburg’s orignal designs for an alphabet in 1919. Isn’t it strange how something almost designed a century ago still feels current?

100% Cotton.
Dimensions 72x45cm

Purchase Information:

Price: £7.50
Availability: Buy Van Doesburg Alphabet Tea Towel here

Hexagonal Modular Felt Rug

Hexagonal. Modular. Felt. Rug. I’m sort of speechless. There’s not a lot of background info on this whole series (there’s vases and bowls too that I’ll post separately), but apparently Portland designer Aurelie Tu works with women at the YWCA in order to create these handmade pieces. If the rug is a bit high for your price range, there’s equally impressive table runners: Interlocked Rounded Runner and Felt Offset Runner.

colors: snow white, cloud light grey, charcoal, orange mango, sunflower yellow and apple green.
Size: 4.5′ x 7′

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,150.00
Available from: Relish Design

BACSAC Mobile Garden Containers

Man, mobile gardening products sure are showing up left and right these days. These BACSACs are made from a 100% recyclable material that lets soil breathe and drain (which protects the roots of plants, fyi).

Square and Long BACSACs are based on 12″ squares.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $128.00 and up
Availability: Buy BACSAC Mobile Garden Containers here

Ultra Flat Wall Clock

Designed by Thomas Buchheim, this super thin wall clock is just the thing to inject some color into your day. It measures in at just half an inch thick, which means you can hang it pretty much anywhere. Pretty impressive (and affordable too).

Uses one button cell LR1130 battery (included).
14.2″ diameter, 0.5″ thick

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: SFMOMA

Gom Series Pen Tray

No more searching around for your favorite pens or pencils, because if you get this tray, you’ll use it. Sure, it’s a tad pricy, but depositing your writing implements on the soft (therefore quiet) rubber surface would appear to be entirely satisfactory.

7.1″L x 18.4″W x 0.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Available from: K-Shop