ACCESSORIES

HAY Tree Trunk Vase

There’s nothing like a couple of Tree Trunk Vases to cheer you up. This cartoonish version of a tree trunk by British designer Richard Woods is for the newish Wrong for Hay collection (take a look, everything is pretty fun). Yes, that’s the same Richard Woods of the Wrongwoods line, which is an earlier collaboration between Woods and Sebastian Wrong (thank goodness they get along). I bet this vase would bring thoughts of happy characters triapsing through the woods, and also provide an excellent receptacle for branches, flowers and stems, of course.
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Price: $45.00 - 89.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Wilfa Precision Coffee Maker

You might think this coffee maker looks like a chemistry experiment, and that’s entirely understandable due to its beaker-like tank. Any avid coffee fan knows that it takes a precise temperature and water control to create the perfect cup, and this automatic filter brewer is made for a professional barista’s exactitude*. It also looks pretty cool in action, as heated water (of an optimal 197ºF–205ºF temperature, as recommended by the SCAA) is extracted from the water tank and pumped into the double-wall filter holder. Watch it in action on the retailer’s site to see the full effect.
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Price: $249.95 - 329.95
Available from: Williams Sonoma

Aelfie Rugs

Once again, here’s a bunch of geometric rugs that are impossible to choose between. I’m sure you’ll be able to pick your favorite, but I’m having a hard time deciding which pattern is most pleasing. The black, grey, and white Olivia Rug? The blue Maimana Rug? The Saskia Rug? Ugh, choices…choices.
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Price: $89.00 +
Available from: Aelfie

Folkform Bookend for Skultuna

Your best books deserve nice bookends, dammit. Cheap bookends are just plain cheap, and they do nothing to show that you care about your precious tomes. That’s why you’re seeing these polished brass Folkform Bookends, as they are very sleek and very fancy, and will elevate any shelf to the same standard as your high-brow literature.
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Price: $165.00 - 205.00
Available from: Simon James

Hako Portable Bath Tissue Holder

Okay, any guesses as to what this handled container is for? You know it’s tissue if you read the title, but don’t go thinking it’s just for the bathroom. I have yet to see a box of facial tissues that are available in a nondescript design, so this holder would provide an excellent container that’s pleasant to look at and very easy to carry around the house with a runny nose. Of course, it would work in a bathroom as well, especially if you prefer organic shapes and colors to chrome toilet paper holders.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Luminaire

Notion Sensor

Another monitoring gadget is here, and you just might want to try it out. The Notion Sensor can do a whole bunch of things. Place it on a door or window to know who’s coming and going, put it in a room that requires a certain temperature, or get an alert the moment there’s a water leak or smoke alarm. Stick a sensor at the place of concern, pair to the included Bridge, and then use the App to see the current status and receive alerts. You may need several sensors if you have lots of things you want monitored, but that may be worthwhile for your own peace of mind.
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Price: $129.00
Available from: Notion

Clippa Mini Tools Clip

Okay, seeing as anything decent gadget-wise makes it onto our pages, it would seem silly to eliminate this Clippa purely because it takes the shape of a hair clip I don’t like. Besides, maybe you do like the hair clip I’m referencing, and therefore you love the idea of a clip that incorporates screwdrivers, a ruler, a cutter, a bottle opener, and a 5/16 wrench all in the petite size of 6 x 2.4cm. Choose between the Clippa Blackfin (which has the bottle opener feature), the pink Clippa Lady (not shown), and the original stainless steel Clippa.
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Price: $9.99
Available from: Animi Causa

Cloud Rugs by Haptic Lab

Haptic Lab has Cloud Rugs, what more do you need to know? They’re flat-woven, 100% wool rugs, with a subtle fade from an intense red to a light peach hue or from a deep violet to a light blue. The organic cloud shapes form a striking pattern that will hopefully bring to mind peaceful skies or bold inspiration, whichever you prefer.
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Price: $319.00 - 599.00
Available from: Haptic Lab

Groove Marble Trivet

Nice! The Groove Trivet from Hallgeir Homstvedt and Muuto meet three essentials: it’s functional, pretty, and affordable. Protect your tabletop and enjoy the etched marble surface as a textured material to contrast with other surfaces. As Muuto (or the retailer) says, “get into the groove!”
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Price: $59.00
Available from: A+R Store

Duo Hanger from Good Thing

It’s August, I know, but aren’t you looking forward to fall? Crisp, cool weather means wool coats and cashmere scarves and other warm, wonderful things. But, don’t go pulling out your favorite winter sweaters without considering these Duo Hangers from good thing. They have a slender piece of cedar right on the hanger’s aluminum body to naturally repel insects, so your garments will have a subtle fresh scent and no annoying moth holes.
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Price: $14.00
Available from: good thing

Mukou Umbrella Stand

I know, it’s not really the rainy season where most of us live, but it is somewhere in the world, so let’s just say it’s entirely appropriate to feature a very minimal umbrella stand right this very second. It’s a half cylinder, so it will hug the wall and keep your entryway super sleek. Small spaces will love it. No tripping hazard, either, though you might not need that pointed out unless you’re a big klutz. Another plus? A perforated back will reduce dampness.
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Price: AUD149.00
Available from: The Minimalist

Pyramid Key Box

Are you often misplacing keys? Get the Pyramid Key Box and keep them there. Closed, the box has a sculptural surface of thirty small, birch pyramids. Open it up and you’ll see six pegs for all your key rings, safely stored and organized. No more lost keys, hooray!
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Price: $72.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Shapes Mirrors: Tall, Hexagon, Round

Agh! Shapes Mirrors! You’ve seen the Oblongs but what about the Tall Hexagon? And the Tall Round? And the Short Hexagon? It seems that there isn’t just one retailer with all versions in stock, so listed below is who has what at the moment.
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Price: $225.00 - 375.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Kangaroo Light

Uh, who doesn’t want a flexible, portable, interactive light? Because you might want to check out the Kangaroo Light before professing that your lighting needs are fulfilled. Control it wirelessly with your device via the app, and play around with moods and sound sensitivities and light alarms. Pretty fun, right? It could be a good nightlight for little ones, or even soft lighting for outdoor activities like camping.
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Price: $108.00 - 120.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Mini Cloud Cork Board

Do you remember when the BLTD logo had a cloud? If so, you might understand the soft spot I have for cloud-related merchandise. This set of 4 Mini Cloud Cork Boards would easily fit into a kid’s room, home office, or anywhere that has a casual decor vibe. It’d be a good spot to keep special photos, notes, and other pinnable things.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Walker Shop