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ACCESSORIES

Mixrack

It’s that time of the year when stacks of logs in your living room are entirely permissible… unless you don’t have a fireplace, because then you’ll just look like a hoarder. This Mixrack is a simple frame of powder-coated steel that can accommodate firewood, wine bottles, or magazines. As long as you keep the stack tidy and avoid any other compulsive gathering of multiple materials, it’s an excellent way to store whatever you choose in a minimal way. And, it’s now on sale, at 15% off through October 20.
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Price: $110.50 - 136.00
Available from: DWR

Aurora Light Kit

Fun! The Aurora Light Kit is a set of set of nine interlocking, triangular LED lights that you can program with your smartphone or your voice (there’s an included controller as well). Attach them to any flat surface- no holes required- then play around with colors and patterns to create your own lighting installation. Light up a dark hallway or add a little luster to a boring lounge area; they might be just the thing to add some sparkle for your upcoming holiday soirées.
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Price: $200.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Dymaxion Folding Globe

You may be familiar with Buckminster Fuller’s 1946 patented a map of Earth, as it presents no visible distortion of the relative sizes of land masses. Designer Brendan Ravenhill has taken Fuller’s projection (and architect Shoji Sadao’s hand drawn 1954 Dymaxion Projection) and turned it into a magnetic folding globe, which means we all have something to do with our hands next time we’re waiting for a brainstorming session to strike. Fold it into a geometric globe or unfold it to see our planet flattened out.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Areaware

Wool Throws by Arthur Arbesser

Staying warm this fall and winter is as simple as having a good wool throw in the immediate vicinity of your sofa, bed, or desk (if your workplace is casual). Hem’s wool throw collection by fashion designer Arthur Arbesser is still available, plus some designs from Sylvain Willenz thrown in to tempt you further. Dare we say that each pattern and colorway is both modern and fun, and absolutely perfect for any interior?
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Price: $119.00 - 149.00
Available from: Hem

Maple Raised Chopping Block

Short on counter space? The Maple Raised Chopping Block is just for you, as it creates space underneath for placing knives or other accoutrements. Quality craftsmanship takes it straight to the table for food presentation, as the sliding dovetail joints are cut with such precision that no glue is required. It’s equally suited for camping, as the legs keep the board off the ground and the surface is long grain (instead of the usual end grain) to keep the board light and packable.
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Price: $148.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Iso Organizer L

Well, hello there. The Iso Organizer now comes in a larger, longer profile, which is pretty perfect for organizing all sorts of papers, mail, and books. It’s made of heavy gauge cold rolled steel (6 lbs.) with a cork underside, so it’ll stay put without scratching the surface underneath. I have the original size (in blue) on my desk and I’m now trying to think if I need this larger version somewhere else. Hmm.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Field

Stone Fruit Bowls

Who says all your dish ware has to match? Get a set of these Stone Fruit Bowls to add a little interesting texture to your tabletop. There’s four ceramic bowls in all, and each one is cast from four different melons. They’re the right sort of size for fruits, snacks, and desserts and look neat enough to leave out on display- maybe on some open shelves in your kitchen?
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Areaware

Sunda: 2+ Person Tent & All-in-One Hammock

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, chances are you’ll be interested in the Sunda Tent & Hammock. Configure it into its tent mode, and you’ll have 35 square feet of livable space that’s perfect for two people. Or, should you find yourself on rocky ground, take it into its hammock version, which becomes a one-person, all-in-one hammock shelter. Plus, there’s a ‘Fly Light’ mode that’s suited for a more casual, outdoor, day shelter. So many options, all with the same pack of materials. There’s a ton of extra features: Lumos™ light enhancing fabric, interior zippered pockets for storage, hanging loops for gear… they all add up to a well suited shelter for your next outdoor adventure. Learn more on their Kickstarter Page.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Snowe Bath Towels

If you need to refresh your bath towels, you need to look at Snowe’s offerings. I ended up buying their Starter Bathe Bundle last year* and I can honestly say they’re the nicest towels I’ve ever owned. They’re soft and lightweight, and soo much better than the top-of-the-line towels I used to buy from you know where. I am still impressed with the quality, so much so that I ended up buying another towel bundle (plus two bath sheets) from them just now**.
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Price: $8.00 - 285.00
Available from: Snowe

Boob Hook

If you don’t mind a little humor in your home furnishings, take a look at the Boob Hook from Thing Industries. It’s a play on the particular part of the body that so many people obsess over. If you choose to add one or two to your entryway or dressing area (a pair are encouraged, but certainly not necessary), not only will you have two functioning hooks to hang your keys or clothes, you’ll be celebrating boobs. BOOBS! Fun.
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Price: $38.00
Available from: Thing

Plant Stand

What to do when your plants are looking a little down on their luck? Jazz them up with Bend’s Plant Stand, that’s what. The stand will elevate and protect your plants and add a good dose of patterned pizzazz. Those climbing plants will love to cover the whole thing, while certain pests and indoor animals will safely be kept away.
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Price: $200.00
Available from: Bend

Landmarks Bowl by Klemens Schillinger

Contain those odds and ends with a bowl that looks even better empty. Maybe that will motivate you to put everything away in its right place? We can hope. Klemens Schillinger’s Landmarks Bowls have a sculptural presence with their stepped interiors that looks way more expensive than they are, meaning you get a whole lot of bang for your buck. Choose between the larger oblong or the smaller, circular size.
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Price: $35.00 - 49.00
Available from: Hem

Honey Jar

Honey is usually such a sticky mess, but with this Honey Jar you might just master the art of serving it with grace and elegance. The lid incorporates a dipper for easy serving, so, as long as you don’t sling it everywhere in your haste to add honey to your toast/tea/etc., you’ll not have annoying drips down the side of the bottle or jar. Tidy and efficient.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

HAY Quilts

More minimal/modern quits, and this time they’re from Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson, the Danish-Swedish team known as All The Way To Paris. The quilts are cotton with polyester filling, and each one has graphic stripe patterns in softer primary colors. And, good news, they’re sized to fit a queen bed, so they can be your main coverlet/blanket for your bedroom, and not just a small throw size that you keep wishing was just a tiny bit bigger.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Pinorama Board

All those little pieces of paper and bits and bobs scattered about, just where are you going to put them? Maybe on a perforated metal sheet, with a partial cork backing like this Pinorama Board by Inga Sempe for HAY? I’d say it’s as good as any other place, especially as it has a range of accessories (shelves, mirrors, cylinders, an elastic net(!), and hooks) to customize it just the way you want.
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Price: $149.00
Available from: Danish Design Store