ACCESSORIES

What is it?

What’s this metal mesh thing? I’ll give you a hint: it’s not intended for use as clothing or body armor- though I suppose in a pinch you could try and use it as such if someone comes at you with a rusty sword- instead think of it more as armor for a surface. Do you know? Answer below.
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Price: £10.00
Available from: Jasper Morrison

Clothes Rack

Would you like an alternate version of this clothing rail ($399) we posted a few weeks ago? Well, Ferm Living has a rather similar idea in the clothes rack you see above. An iron rod hangs from the ceiling by harness leather belts, so there’s a material/textural difference- a nice touch, I think. And, your wallet will be happy that it’s less expensive than the other one (by $150). It should also be pointed out this could make a nice pot rack in the kitchen, if you need one.
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Price: $249.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop

Window Wall Hanging

Think of all the windows in your home, then think of the one with the worst view. Change that view for one with trees, light, and plants in the window, for the bargain price of $120. How’s that possible? Well, buy this Window Wall Hanging by Michigan-based photographer Debbie Carlos, and you’ll have a nice scene instead of whichever one gives you a headache. Here’s the deal, though, don’t go hanging it everywhere, because that will spoil the effect. Pick just one window and keep it special.
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Price: $119.00
Available from: CB2

Ivey Magazine Holder

If you’ve not changed over to digital subscriptions, you know that piles of magazines can be a little messy at times. There’s also always the fear that someone will come along and change the stack to a stepped fan spread (a la doctor’s office), and that would just be the worst. thing. ever. So, head off that particular horror by considering this Ivey Magazine Holder by Hugo Passos. It has three internal dividers to allow for easy browsing, and will keep your periodicals pristine and orderly.
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Price: £210.00
Available from: Hugo Passos

Swing LED Table Lamp

Minimal perfection doesn’t come cheap, especially when it comes to items in the lighting category. However, for $640 smackeroos, you can get an iconic, eco-friendly, table lamp that has 270° of adjustability- meaning it can be a compact side lamp or extend fully for desk usage. The Swing LED Table Lamp by Objekten is made of 100% recyclable copper and has high quality LEDs to light your worktop perfectly. Available in black, brown, red, or blue.
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Price: $640.00
Available from: Rypen

Miller Planisphere

Most of us can recognize the major constellations (Orion, the Big Dipper, etc.) but if we arm ourselves with the flat, plastic disc of the Miller Planisphere, we’ll be able to potentially learn and locate all of them. First, find your latitudinal position (map also available via retailer), then order the correct wheel. Once you have it in your hands, spin the wheel to pick the right date and time, and you’ll see all the constellations, stars, and planets above you, simple as that.
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Price: $16.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Shoester Closet Organizer

Some people are fortunate enough to have custom cabinetry perfectly fitted to their wardrobes, and some people have a mess of shoes at the bottom of their small closets. If you belong to the latter group, you might consider this shoe shelf, especially if you want something quick and easy (as in, no tools required). It hangs from the existing closet rod and can be adjusted to fit under shorter jackets and shirts or longer hanging items like dresses, winter coats and more.

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Umbra

Mirror #180

Need a mirror? Consider this one with two mirror halves spliced and bent to give you different perspectives. There are three positions to consider, so you’ll have fun figuring out which angle catches the best light or spot in the room. Could be a clever choice for a powder room or other small spaces.
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Price: €195.00
Available from: halb/halb

Oven Mitt (Bubble)

Your guest(s) peering into the kitchen: “Uh, why do you have a big oven mitt made of bubble wrap? You know plastic melts, right?” You: “Yes, I do know, but this is a magic bubble wrap oven mitt.” It’s always best to answer questions this way, as you’ll appear enigmatic, if you aren’t already. Made of durable, heat-resistant silicone, this oven mitt has a secure and flexible grip.

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Price: $18.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Covered Copper Bird Feeder

If you like the birds in your backyard/neighborhood, you’ll want to consider giving them a proper feeder that doesn’t offend your oh-so-picky-aesthetic. This feeder could be a contender: it’s handmade from solid 16 ounce, unfinished copper by a Swiss-trained metal craftsman and features a sculptural, twisting top that protects birds and seeds. Meant for smaller sized birds like chickadees and sparrows, it can hold all manner of feed so you can customize your own mix. If you prefer something less curvy in terms of design, take a look at the Flythrough Copper Bird Feeder for $79.

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Price: $74.95
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Pasquier Tea Towel Sets

Don’t be boring when it comes to your tea towels- have a little fun and pick some with a pop of color and/or pattern. These two sets have playful, strong designs that typify the work of Nathalie Du Pasquier, and either would make an excellent housewarming or host/hostess gift.
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Price: $45.00
Available from: Artware Editions

Dowood Table Lamp Collection

A little geometry with a little color won’t do your home any harm, and, in fact, one of these lamps by new French house Colonel might just do it some good. The petite size will fit into any dark and dreary corner and give off a nice, warm glow. The shade is made of thin sycamore hand-painted with various colors and sits upon a diagonal steel wire base.
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Price: $195.00
Available from: A+R Store

Little Big Trivet

As you can tell from the image and title, this trivet is easily adjusted to fit everything from a huge casserole dish to a tiny teapot. It’s also available in multicolor if you’d like to add a little rainbow touch to your tabletop.

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Areaware

The Alarming Clock

Here’s a different sort of alarm clock whose sound depends entirely on what you put in front of it. Huh? The signal sounds like a woodpecker drumming against a tree, but if you put a vase of water, or some other vessel or surface, against the ‘beak’ or nose, then you’ll create a different sound. Unfortunately, it’s available only to residents in the UK or Europe, but you can put your name on the waiting list if you live elsewhere. Watch the video below to hear/see an example.
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Price: £300
Available from: Alarming Industries

BL7 Wall Sconce

Brass Bauhaus attack! And from Bestlite again, no less. Listen, there’s the bad brass tchotchkes you can find at your local thrift store, and then there’s the good brass, which you will pay through the nose for and not regret it. This wall sconce is firmly in the latter category. So elegant and refined, your visitors will wonder if you’ve just inherited a big pile of cash (say you found it at a thrift store and they’ll not come back asking for a loan).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $469.00
Available from: HORNE