ACCESSORIES

City Boy Picnic Grill

Talk about a truly portable little grill, this one designed by Klaus Aalto measures 7.1″ x 7.1″ with a height of 8.7″. I don’t know about you, but that might just be the smallest (decent) grill I’ve ever seen. If you’re still planning on picnicking in the park this summer, it’d be worth the money.
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Price: $229.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Ready Hook with Mirror

Why not combine a coat hook and mirror? After all, we all need an extra glance at ourselves to make sure we’re presentable. The rounded shape of the hook ensures your coat collar or scarf will keep its shape. Available in six colors.
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Price: $53.00
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

Cylinder Shakers

You’ve seen these before, but now these salt and pepper shakers from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio have black and white high density food-safe plastic cores so you know which one’s which. No messing around with extraneous design elements here- just the bare-bones cylinder will do, with a cork stopper plug to keep contents inside. Available in Copper, Brass, and Aluminum with a radial polish and protective coating to maintain shine.

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Price: $70.00
Available from: Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Malle W. Trousseau Kitchen Set

What in the world? $5,800! That’s extraordinarily expensive for a set of kitchen tools, so you say. Yes, it is, but this set is the ultimate set, and you’ll see why in a second.

The Malle W. Trousseau is a collection of the very best utensils from around the world. Inspired by their daughter leaving home and needing her own kitchen items, French couple Isabelle Mathez and Frederic Winkler created this trousseau by selecting each item for its “unparalleled functionality, beauty, and quality.”

When you think about not needing to replace or add to the collection, perhaps ever, and that it would most likely last more than a lifetime, that price tag starts to make a lot of sense. More of the trousseau below.
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Price: $5,800.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Flow Radio and Speaker

What is this odd, clear plastic box that looks like something familiar? Note the round speaker, and the dial on top.. that’s right, it’s a portable FM radio and amplifier, if you can believe it. The transparent casing enhances the minimalist design, with a light to indicate that the unit is turned on (green) or that the power is low (red flashing). Includes four AA batteries, or use an AC adapter (not included).

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Price: $85.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Night Sky Notebooks

Somehow I missed Field Note’s Night Sky Edition, and now they’re all sold out. Shoot. Good news, though, that Rare Device still has a few on hand for us to snap up. The 3-pack features French Construction Blacktop covers with constellations and asterisms in silver holographic foil.

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Rare Device

Domestic Construction Rugs

Remember the Domestic Construction Rugs? Those digitally dyed nylon and rubber rugs that are machine washable and skid-resistant and look and feel sort of like a mousepad? Well, here they are again, and, just as a reminder, you can purchase them directly from Domestic Construction or from Plastica. My favorites shown below.
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Price: $98.00 - 198.00
Available from: Domestic Construction

Wud Walnut Platters

A bold border on a handcrafted black walnut platter? Yes, please. Furniture designer David Rasmussen creates several sizes of trays, plates and platters, as well as furniture, in Carbondale, Colorado. You may even customize the border and wood color if you order through his website (David Rasmussen). Or, if you fancy one of the platters above, head on over to CB2.
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Price: $49.95
Available from: CB2

White Faux Taxidermy

And you thought the taxidermy trend had passed. That’s not the case, and it’s all thanks to White Faux Taxidermy. As stated, the taxidermy is reassuringly faux, so you’ll not be torn between your morals and your appreciation for one of nature’s great creatures being mounted on your wall. Also, if hot pink and glitter are your favorite things, you’re in luck as some of the pieces have those options.
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Price: $104.99
Available from: White Faux Taxidermy

Nesting Steel Shot Cups

It’s not a bad idea to have steel shot cups. You could throw them at the wall, as Wintercheck suggests, or keep them pristine and be confident they’ll last a lifetime. Each set comes with four cups and is dishwasher safe. Choose between Polished Nickel-Plated, Industrial Satin Nickel-Plated, and Slate Gray Teflon.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Wintercheck Factory

Lillagunga Swing

Come on, North America retailers, get on board and add this swing to your stock. Lillagunga’s swing is an updated version of the classic wooden swing, and with a patented mechanism for attaching the ropes and adjusting the height of the seat, it can grow and change with whoever the passenger might be. Seven different rope colors to choose from.
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Price: €149.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

The HOST Chill Cooling Pour Spout

Has warm wine got you down? It’s just horrible, isn’t it, when your favorite bottle isn’t the ideal temperature? Picky drinkers will be happy to see this particular pour spout that integrates a cooling rod, thus insuring your bottle won’t lose its luster due to these warmer days of summer. And, if you’re not sure what the recommended temperature is, don’t you worry, there’s a chart below.
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Price: $19.95
Available from: Cooking.com

Berlin Boombox

Remember the boombox? If you don’t, congratulations, you’re young. If you do remember, then you might have a few fuzzy feelings for the old school stereo and speaker style and you’ll want to know more about this cardboard version. That’s right, cardboard.

The black and white graphics by Berlin-based designer & illustrator Axel Pfaender are printed on heavy corrugated cardboard with a strong carrying handle and a one big knob for power and volume. You’ll enjoy listening to your playlist (at the correct volume) via the D-class stereo amplifier.
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Price: €65.00
Availability: Buy Berlin Boombox here

Box Turtle Box

Where to hide small valuables? In a resin and marble turtle, of course. The Box Turtle Box opens to reveal a secret compartment perfect for your precious odds and ends. Designed by Harry Allen as part of his Reality Series. Oh, and it’s available in gold too.
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Price: $40.00 - 55.00
Available from: Areaware

Fizzy Farm

No backyard? No problem. The Fizzy Farm from Zero Mile Farms will give you the room to grow food hydroponically so you can have fresh fruits and veggies anytime, indoors or out. As you might know, growing food hydroponically uses only 10% of the water that normal gardens do, and with a little added nutrient, your produce will put those at the grocer’s to shame (hopefully).
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Price: $149.00 - 199.00
Available from: Zero Mile Farms