ACCESSORIES

The Shop Brush

Nature abhors a vacuum‘ and you do too as there’s that pesky cord to untangle and the filters to clean. Tidy your space with natural horse hair bristles and the oiled beechwood handle of the Shop Brush from Best Made Co. It’s sure to sweep up all manner of dust to your satisfaction, no electricity required.
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Price: $28.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

HAY Tape Block Dispenser

What to do with your favorite washi tape rolls? Organize them neatly upon the Tape Block Dispenser from HAY, that’s what. Simple beech wood dispensers have room for either 1, 3 or 5 rolls of tape, so you’ll be ready to tape up whatever package or envelope with no fussing about.
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Price: $26.00
Available from: Huset Shop

Magnetic key ring holder & shelf

If you’re still misplacing your keys, for goodness’ sake, do something about it! There’s quite a few options for corralling keys, one of which is this little key holder and shelf. Magnets are embedded underneath to give you an easy place to hang your keys, while the shelf above is a snug spot to keep your sunglasses, wallet and phone- just the essentials. If you’re looking for a beefier coat rack, try this one: Coat Rack & Personal Organizer ($95).
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Price: $42.00
Available from: Meriwether of Montana

Free Universal Connector Kit by F.A.T.

What the heck is this? Good question, because it’s sort of silly but also brilliant. If you happen to be the owner of a 3D printer, then you’ll be able to download this Free Universal Connector Kit by F.A.T. (Free Art & Technology Lab) to make these connectors. Connectors to what? Everything. Okay, well, almost everything: LEGO, Duplo, Fischertechnik, Gears! Gears! Gears!, K’Nex, Bristle Blocks, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Zome, and Zoob. Formerly closed systems are now up for combinations. The eighty pieces in the kit will marry modules from one system to another, so you can join your LEGO to your Lincoln Logs and add in some Tinkertoys…etc. Use that imagination of yours and see the possibilities extrapolate.
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Price: $Free!
Available from: MODULE R

Postalco Leather Snap Pad

You may or may not need a leather bound notepad, but, nevertheless, let’s all admire the mosaic detail on Postalco’s Snap Pad. Choose between small and large, with a variety of colors for the squares-within-a-square design.

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Price: $262.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Tegu 42-piece Block Set

Now, I’m no expert on kids, but I do know blocks are a mighty fine toy to have on hand when little ones are around. Wooden blocks are the best, of course, and if you add in magnets, well, then you’re set for time-consuming activities until they’re teenagers. Right?

Tegu Blocks have magnets embedded within their surfaces to make building easy and enjoyable. Each piece is built around a 30mm unit (that’s around 1″), so all blocks are compatible with the next. Start out with small kit or go big with the large 42-piece Set shown above, and have fun building cars and all sorts of architectural wonders with your kids, nieces, and/or nephews.
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Price: $65.00 - 110.00
Available from: Tegu

Petal Cup and Tray

While you’re sweeping up whatever debris that hides around your desk, you might as well assess whether you need some serious organizers like this Petal Cup and Tray from Dino Sanchez. They’re made of powder coated steel, so they’ll last a very long time, and are available in three colors: avocado green, powder blue, and cream. So, now, go on and get to it: organize, corral, and conquer that disorganized stack of stuff!
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Price: $85.00 - 110.00
Available from: Dino Sanchez

Dustpan and Brush, Ole Jensen

It’s not often that we actually admire the shape of a dustpan. Ole Jensen was inspired to create this particular set when cleaning his studio with a folded newspaper in one hand and a broom in the other. This version has a dustpan made of a thin, flat sheet of polypropylene with a natural bristle brush and beechwood handle. Simply slip the brush handle through the grommet to hang the set after you sweep up.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Swoop Storage Bag

Sadly, the retailer (spoonsisters.com) we originally linked to when we posted this Swoop Storage Bag back in 2011 has closed its virtual doors. Not to worry, we found another place that carries it, with other colors and sizes, no less.

With the thirtysomethings now having kids en masse, the complaint of toys taking over an entire home is more often heard than not. How in the world to curb this crazy emesis of plastic mess? Perhaps this storage bag/play mat could help. You simply ‘swoop’ up everything into the bag by pulling the nylon cords and store it away. Also, if you’re thinking you need a larger version, it should be noted that the Knapsack by Fatboy could work. Just be careful to remove the kids before tying it up.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: Vault

Kiel Mead Brass Coasters

Kiel Mead has the right idea of making the “mundane more precious.” If you’re not afraid to go bold with brass coasters, then these four hand-sanded graphic coasters might be a subtle upgrade to whatever you’re currently resting your cold drink upon (if you don’t have coasters, then you either better not have nice furniture and/or be under the age of 30.)
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Price: $30.00 / 120.00
Available from: Kiel Mead

Alfredo Carafe

The stopper on this carafe looks like it could double as a spinning top, though I suppose you would want to be rather careful about suggesting that to (childish) guests, as you’d not want it lost or damaged. That said, it’d be a lovely serving vessel for lemonade or juice for these last few days of summer.
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Price: $68.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Moak Clock

Who wants a cute yet sturdy concrete clock? Designed by the Netherlands-based Studio PS, the Moak Clock has its base and hands made of concrete. The minute hand has just a touch of bright orange on its tip to set it apart from the hour. An oak dial finishes off the material mix.
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Price: $110.00
Available from: Gessato

Picnic Corkscrew by Menu

Here’s a handy wine corkscrew to add to your picnic basket or pocket. The Picnic Corkscrew’s case becomes the handle, so it’s relatively compact to carry around. Soft, grooved silicone ensures a safe grip when opening the bottle. Designed by Jakob Wagner.

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Price: $29.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Seletti Atomizers

Certain scents for the home and table are gaining popularity, and, as you might be aware, there’s all sorts of options to add and mix fragrances to enhance a dining (or shopping) experience. Now, you might not like the idea of adding scents to your already excellent culinary experience at home, but these Atomizers by Seletti are done beautifully in mouth blown glass, and could just as easily be admired as art forms as they are containers. As Seletti says, “the forms, unexpected on the table, outline a new gestural expressiveness towards food.” They could just as easily hold a favorite personal fragrance as well, which might be a more likely use for most of us.

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Price: $61.50
Available from: Seletti

Set Edition’s Chipboard Postcards

A handwritten note is hard to beat, no matter how gifted you are at typing out a heartfelt message. I could go on and on to try and convince you to pick up a pen, but Set Edition’s Chipboard Postcards will most likely do the job for me, as their simple graphics won’t get in the way of your impressive (good or bad) handwriting.
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Price: $4.00 each
Available from: Set Editions