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ACCESSORIES

Folly Soaps

Do you remember the link to Folly Soaps back in January? If you were quite smitten with the colors and shapes (I know I was), you’ll be happy to know that Pelle Designs has updated their site, plus a few individual soaps are also available at the Cooper Hewitt Shop ($16- $56). If you feel like splurging, or happen to be exceptionally dirty, get the whole set for $280.
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Price: $16.00 - 280.00
Available from: Pelle Designs

Acacia Honey Dipper

Hmm, perhaps we all need to upgrade our honey dippers- if we even have one to begin with, that is. The hexagonal shape of a honeycomb attached to a polished stainless steel handle allows honey to drizzle easily into your tea or toast. Designer Miriam Mirri brought this clever idea into existence, and we might just have to say it’s the coolest honey-drizzling tool to ever cross our computer screens.
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Price: $45.00
Available from: A+R Store

Same Same But Different Glasses

These three glasses are shaped differently yet each hold the same amount of liquid, hence their name. The familial likeness combined with the slight shape variation would add interest and movement to a table top, and, best of all, they’re stackable, so they’ll take up less space than normal glasses.
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Price: $49.00
Available from: Burkelman

Holmes Sconce

It doesn’t take much deductive reasoning to select this Holmes Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric as one of the better options in the marketplace. It might be inspired by the classic candle sconce in the days before electricity, but the minimalist lines in its steel backplate marks it firmly in the present. Make it your own by choosing a specialty bulb, and know that the smaller size would fit almost anywhere you need an extra source of light.
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Price: $89.00
Available from: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

RE.BIN

Do you use paper bags for recycling? If so, you’ll probably like the RE.BIN. It’s made entirely of 100% recycled plastic and works as a container for standard paper grocery bags. RE.BIN keeps the bag in place and cleans up its appearance, which makes your recycling station that much more aesthetically appealing. Back the project over at Kickstarter.
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Hay Plisse Archival Folder

Do you have big stock of documents and miscellaneous paperwork? Ugh, no fun. But wait, it’ll be a snap to organize it all with this nice folder, don’t you think? Open it up to access a large fan of sections with a grid design along the sides. It folds close with a matching band to keep things tidied away. The A4 size will accommodate legal documents as well as odd notes, craft supplies, and memorabilia.
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Price: $29.00
Available from: Poketo

Zohra Wool Kilim Rug

Triangles! In various colors! On a black background! Come on, take a risk on rug, why don’t you. It’s pretty affordable, and, bonus points, it’s handwoven in India in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility. The triangle pattern is a little jazzy (in a good way) and could be just the thing to add a little bit of fun to a room.
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Price: $149.00 - 929.00
Available from: West Elm

Concrete Desk Set

One thing is for sure, these desk accessories aren’t going anywhere. They’ll not be tipped over or jostled easily, as they’re made of hefty concrete with subtle, curved edges. We first posted this collection back in 2011, so you know they’ll not be lumped in with those ‘trendy’ sorts of office supplies. All pieces are hand-cast from solid concrete.
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Price: $50.00
Available from: Areaware

Boya Lamp

This little lamp takes its inspiration from the sea- think lighthouse beacons and buoys. At 8.5″ high and 7.5″ in diameter, it’s small enough to fit on a desk or large side table without taking up a lot of visual space, especially as there’s no traditional cloth lampshade. The base is made of reclaimed American red and white oak beams and the shade is thick, tinted grey glass.
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Price: $395.00
Available from: Environment

Cubcit01 from Cinqpoints

Wood blocks, anyone? Whether you build skyscrapers or miniature furniture, a set of 18 natural wood pieces (unvarnished) will keep those fingers of yours busy while you brainstorm. Share them with kids and coworkers or be selfish and keep them to yourself. Do I need to point out that this would make an excellent gift?
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Price: $54.00
Available from: WallpaperSTORE

H.A.N.D. Coffee Carafe Set

Whoa, what a pretty coffee carafe, with a cool copper dripper as well. The open frame copper dripper was designed to avoid blockage from coffee powder, so you’ll get a light and balanced flavor. It easily fits onto an individual mug or the accompanying double wall glass carafe (it will keeps beverages warm while protecting your hands from heat).
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Price: $73.00
Available from: MilkDesign

Doc Magazine Rack

Ah, the manila folder. Remember when they were typical for sorting files? Or am I just old? On second thought, don’t answer that. The Doc Magazine Rack takes the folder image into concrete, providing a slanted rest for all your magazines and paperwork- that is, if you still get them in hard copies.
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Price: $159.00
Available from: YLiving

UMA Sound Lantern

We all know you’ll be making the most of the warm weather evenings (once they arrive), so let’s prepare and consider the UMA Sound Lantern. It’s both speaker and lantern, made for portable use.

There’s a touch sensitive volume control and full-range light control dial, so it’s easy to operate, and it connects to your device via Bluetooth. A durable (impact resistant) polycarbonate shade will withstand a few bumps and bruises and a couple of interchangeable handles will make it a breeze to carry around wherever you go. Set one or two on the table (or next to a sitting area) for a warm glow and just enough music for a conversational atmosphere. You’ll be all set for a enjoyable evening.
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Price: $431.10 - 479.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Peacock Pen

Talk about signing paperwork with a flourish, this pen will give any handwritten note an air of importance. Is it slightly silly? Yes, it is, until you stop and appreciate the absurd beauty of a peacock. Then, perhaps, it becomes a little elegant and also- not to be dismissed- extremely hard for coworkers to steal from your desk without being caught.
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Price: $14.00
Available from: Poketo

Nest Office Caddy

Hmm, this little office caddy has caught my eye with its simple compartments for those small(ish) desk essentials. However, it’s not just for paperclips and rubber bands; stack a few for extra storage or use the steel frame as a stand for your phone or tablet. The frame may also be used as a handle if you tend to move around your home or office to work. And, it’s now on sale, from $80 to $32(!).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: A+R Store