ACCESSORIES

Sticks Hooks

If you’ve a little ingenuity, you could whip up something similar, but for the rest of us with little time and $25 to spare, we can acquire via the internet and a credit card. Each hook is made of three sticks and provide a simple and functional storage option from bags and coats in the entryway to tea towels in the kitchen.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: Vertigo Home

Snooze

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve dropped my phone while trying to turn off my alarm in the mornings- it’s got to be in the hundreds by now (coordination is impaired when you’re half asleep, after all). That’s where this alarm dock comes in- it’s got a huge, functioning snooze bar that’s easily hit when you want just a few more minutes of shut eye.
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Price: $39.99
Available from: distilunion

Heaven Freestanding Stepladder

While this stepladder is a bit above the average budget, it’s really a wonderful object. Without the normal A-frame support, the ladder seems to float and the slight narrowing towards the top gives the illusion of the stepladder reaching upwards. The flat base gives structural stability.

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Price: £606.00
Available from: Utility

Hay’s Tower Blocks Paper Notes

If you’re going to keep track of your to-do’s and odd notes on paper, you might as well make that paper nice to look at. HAY Denmark has all sorts of lovely offerings in the way of home furnishings and accessories, and we’ll just be thankful that they took the time to apply some great graphics to stacks of note paper.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: A+R Store

Tomorrow Planner Large

Some of us have found that planners aren’t always to our liking- unnecessary sections, small daily layouts and bad font/color decisions can be irritating. That’s precisely why this Tomorrow Planner seems like something worth considering. It has open-dated, perpetual month views (13 sheets), week views (56 sheets), blank pages (18 sheets) and list pages (18 sheets), but most importantly, just look at all that room on the weekly view. There’s lots of space for notes and/or drawings. And, perhaps yellow isn’t your favorite color, but keep in mind it’ll always be easy to spot in your bag or on your desk.
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Poketo

Chad Wys Portrait Cushions

Strange pillows, you say? Well, let’s just take a closer look. In collaboration with artist Chad Wys, mineheart is offering these digitally printed portrait cushions that are delightfully weird- and one that’s altogether creepy. Using similar imagery to classic old masters paintings, each design plays around with parts of the face to create a strange mix of digital erasure and traditional portrait painting. Interesting.

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Price: £72.00
Available from: mineheart

LIFX Smart Bulb

Maybe you heard about the LIFX bulbs via Kickstarter, or maybe you’ll be jumping up and down right after you learn that you can control this light bulb with your smartphone. Each energy efficient LED light bulb bulb uses WiFi to connect to multiple devices through an app, so you can control the lumens, color temperature and range. That means a very customized lighting program, all thanks to a single bulb. Available now for preorder; ships August/September 2013.

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Price: $69.00 - 79.00
Available from: LIFX

Felt Tray

If you’re not in need of a tray or two to catch miscellany around your home or office, congratulations, you deserve a tip of the hat. For the rest of us, a felt tray would be an excellent spot to keep our smaller devices, keys, wallet, remotes, etc. The felt material would soften the clatter of contents, and give you a designated catch-all for whatever you deem appropriate.
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Price: $16.00 - 32.00
Available from: Poketo

Recycled Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp Shade

What might be made from wooden pallets? Lamp shades, of course! There’s a little assembly required, but that means less shipping costs from the UK, so can those complaints and count your cash. No gluing, screwing, or hammering needed, just click each piece in place. Each shade is slightly different as wooden pallets vary, but you can pick the color of elastic to unify a set or grouping.
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Price: £44.99
Available from: FactoryTwentyOne's Etsy Shop

What is it?

So, what’s your best guess? It’s around 16″ deep, with one side about 4.5″ in length and the other about 7.5″. It’s not a table per se, but it does function as a surface. (Hint: it has something to do with a sofa.)

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Price: CAD150.00 - 275.00
Available from: BlisscraftandBrazen's Etsy Shop

w081t2 Table Lamp

Prepare yourself for a higher-than-normal price tag, and then admire how this lamp hides most of its technical side under a very simple and clean exterior. As a task lamp, rotation and counter balance are necessary, and the designer, Claesson Koivisto Rune, intended to make this lamp self-explanatory and no-nonsense. As he states, “This lamp almost designed itself. Arm, elbow, head. And light.” 30-year rated 9W LEDs equals a very low level of power consumption.
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Price: $500.00
Available from: shopHorne.com

Twilight Bracket

Okay, bear with me here, I know this just looks like a regular curtain rod/bracket, but it has something the sets it apart, and if you’ve ever been annoyed by light creeping in around your curtains- at night or in the morning- you’ll understand why this particular one is special. The Twilight bracket wraps around so that your curtains can lay flat against the wall. Such a small detail, but it certainly makes a big difference to those of us persnickety about dark rooms. So, no more little slivers of moonlight/sunlight that tend to find your face while you’re trying to catch some much needed sleep.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Umbra

Handmade Ceramic Carafe Set

How about a handmade carafe or two (or three)? Carafes are the sort of thing you think you don’t need, and then when you have one you realize just how useful they can be. The larger sizes would be appropriate for water, juice, or wine at the table, while the smaller size could work for milk or cream during coffee/tea time. Made of French porcelain, these carafes are more durable than glass and have a matte finish that gives a nice texture and grip. Handmade by a small team in Sydney, Australia.
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Price: $40.90 - 259.90
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

SolidType Series

Who doesn’t want small 3D type to spell out their company’s name? These ready-for-assembly letters are available in three different sizes: 2″, 4″, and 8″. The 2″ are borderline irresistible, but hey, go big if you can afford it. This first series is based on Gotham Typeface by H&FJ, and you can submit customizations on the I Heart SolidType blog.

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Price: $12.00 - 125.00
Available from: MATTERIAL

Canevas Abstract Cushion

A tiny bit of texture goes a long way in a room, and this pillow will provide that plus a little lumbar support. Made of perforated soft felt with interwoven threads in several colors.

Shown above: Canevas Medium Abstract Cushion, 26″ x 15″, $245.00
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Price: $245.00
Available from: 2modern