ACCESSORIES

Chef’n SleekStor Collapsible Colander

When it comes to rinsing a handful of berries, grapes, or other small fruits/veggies, a large colander is a little too big, and my hands are always a little too small, as proved by the inevitable escape of three or four renegade berries/grapes. While one could choose to rinse smaller portions, I’m instead thinking a smaller colander will corral foodstuffs appropriately and make the rinsing ritual a little easier. My bet is on this smaller, collapsible colander from Chef’n.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Amazon

New York Times File Folders

Perhaps the Grey Lady will inspire you to organize those few important papers lying about your desk. This set of 6 file folders features three historic front pages of the New York Times. The two red folders show the front page of February 17, 1923, King Tut’s Tomb Discovered. The two blue feature the front page of May 22, 1937, Charles Lindberg Crosses the Atlantic. The green, May 8, 1945, WWII in Europe is Over!

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Paper Trail

Felt Wall Accessories

Hmm, these felt wall accessories would look oh-so-soft and organized in an entryway or above a desk, though it could get a little pricey should you choose to spring for several all at once. I smell a DIY project for someone handy with a drill and staple gun (and precut wood tiles, magnets, clock movement, etc.).

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Price: $110.00 - 150.00
Available from: Spark Living

Tybee Jump Rope

Jump Rope for Heart! Perhaps you participated in the American Heart Association’s program when you were in grade school*, and perhaps your older heart could be a tiny bit healthier than it is right now as you’re sitting reading this page on your computer/tablet/phone. How many minutes could you jump rope without collapsing in a sweaty mess? If you had this Tybee Jump Rope you’d be at least motivated to try, even if it’s just a few minutes each day. Made from turned walnut handles, leather cord, and paracord in the USA and available in blue, black, red, or rainbow.

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Price: $65.00
Available from: General Manufacturing

Loll Tote

Planning on getting your hands dirty (with actual dirt) this spring? You’ll need a garden tote for your tools and such, and what better tote than one made from 100% recycled plastic? It won’t rust, cleans easily, and could live easily indoors or out. There’s also the toolbox if you prefer lower sides.

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Price: $114.00
Available from: Loll Designs

What is it?

Yes, you guessed it, it’s a clock. It doesn’t take too much to recognize the relative size of hour and minute hands, but the absence of a face does set this Wyzer Wall Clock apart from the others. The green and grey color combinations also make this wall clock slightly strange- in a nice way, of course- as that part of the color wheel is often overlooked when it comes to interior furnishings.

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Price: $139.00
Available from: Horne

IVY Coat Hooks

Who doesn’t need these modular IVY hooks from Lerival? Sold as a pack of 16, each ‘Y’ shape can be combined in multiple ways to create an interesting wall sculpture that serves as an excellent spot for hats, coats, umbrellas, etc. Entryway or kids’ rooms, you’ll have fun with deciding just what shape your installation will take.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Lerival

LIM360 Table Task Lamp

So slender, so orange… but, don’t worry, it’s available in other colors. The LIM360 provides a super efficient lighting source to your desktop/table thanks to (you guessed it) a continuous array of high-output, energy-saving LEDs. A 360° arm rotation will come in handy, and, as an extra bonus, there’s an integrated USB port for charging mobile devices.
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Price: $300.00
Available from: HORNE

Custom Silkscreen Pet Pillow

These pillows might seem a little silly to people who don’t have pets, but if you’ve ever had a beloved four-legged friend, you’ll certainly understand. And, for anyone who’s ever considered the other way to keep their pet around, this would definitely be a less expensive (and saner?) alternative. If you don’t have a pet but like the idea of an animal pillow, don’t forget about the Fauna Pillows by Ross Menuez.

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Price: $80.00
Available from: shannon broder's etsy shop

Poetry Plates

From the plate to you, “I love the way you look at me, and the way you use your knife. I love the way you eat your food, you give meaning to my life.” If you’re lacking handwritten sentiments, one quick fix would be to pick up a pen and send a nice note to someone in hopes they’d write you back. The other would be to eat off these Poetry Plates and pretend they have feelings. Each plate can be customized with a special message on the back.
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Price: £35.00 - 55.00
Available from: mineheart

Nicely Noted

If you’re a little obsessed with stationery, you might want to check out Nicely Noted. It’s a subscription service that provides a batch of very decently designed letterpress cards (plus stamps!) every month. It could be just the thing to keep you on top of your snail-mail correspondence.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: Nicely Noted

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