ACCESSORIES

Custom Silhouette Mug

Now, don’t go thinking silhouettes on mugs are only for parents. We all know you have enough imagination to think of some pretty good options for silhouettes for friends and family (a dance move? pets? inappropriate hand gestures? etc.) and there’s no reason to not immortalize said silhouette on a mug. It’s the perfect gift that’ll seem uninspiring until they see the custom image- then it’ll be awesome. (‘oh, it’s a mug…how nice…OH-MY-GOD-it’s-a-mug-with-so-and-so-doing-the-ROBOT! HAhaha!’ etc.)
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Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Custom Silhouette Mug here

Raumgestalt tYten All-Purpose Bags

The question isn’t what you would store in these Raumgestalt Tyvek bags, but what would you not store in these Raumgestalt Tyvek bags? Fish, maybe, and kittens- those wouldn’t be ideal, nor would any other living, squirming thing (except worms?), but other than that, you’re probably good to go. Tyvek is a water-resistant, tear-resistant, lightweight, and compressible material, which makes it perfect for impromptu (or permanent) storage for all manner of things about the house. Available in small (6.7″ H x 6″ Diam), medium (9.8″ H x 8.25″ Diam.), and large (14.5″ H x 12.2″ Diam).
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Price: $20.00 - 31.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Postalco Encyclopedia Series Postcards

Hey, what better way to blow your disposable income than with some beautiful postcards? Don’t freak out, it’s not $100 for 6 postcards, it’s $100 for six sets of seven postcards, with each set featuring seven different kinds of Shells, Butterflies, Apples, Mineral Rocks, Grapes, and Bugs. If you want your correspondence to be top notch, this is the way to go.

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Price: $105.00
Available from: Creatures of Comfort

Verbarius Electronic Clock

It’s your birthday! Well, it probably isn’t, but if you were one of the many (all 3 of you) that emailed in after we posted this clock forever ago, wondering where you might be able to purchase it stateside, you can now pretend it is your birthday, because MoMA Store has the Verbarius in stock. Keep your pants on, it only took five years. If you’re not familiar, the Verbarius replaces numbers with words using one of five preloaded languages: English, German, Spanish, French, and Russian. Extra points to you if you decide to freshen up your foreign language skills by switching it up every now and then.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Kaico Enamel Milk Pan

Who in the world needs a specialized milk pan? Pfft, not me, that’s for sure, especially after trying to heat up milk for a matcha latte yesterday. Yes, I said matcha latte, and yes, I’m aware that it’s a very easy recipe, but I somehow made a mess of things, and now I’m thinking that my counters would not have been splattered with green milky tea if the pan I used was smaller and had had a useful spout. If heating up milk is anywhere in your daily/weekly/monthly/seasonal life, this pan would be a treat to have on hand. The Kaico series has an enamel coating over steel which makes each piece durable and thermal-efficient. Also available in the series is the Kaico Coffee Pot $130, Kaico Kettle $140, and the Kaico Pasta Pan $190.

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Price: $72.00
Available from: MILL Mercantile

Multiples Pencil Holder

Surprise, surprise, what do we have here from a retailer that some of us completely forget about? It’s a metal pencil holder done in the loveliest shades of blue and teal, at a rather reasonable price too. The only thing that would make it better is if the base or cylinders were magnetic, though that wouldn’t add much to the functionality, it would just make it more fun.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: Anthropologie

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“Mates for Life” Print

If a simple ‘I love you’ has lost its meaning, you better come up with something fast to get your message across. Let’s not discuss that awful holiday fast approaching, as it’s merely an excuse to buy horrible chocolates and flowers (soon eaten and wilted, respectively), but let’s do think about this print from Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Design. She has illustrated a few very special species that mate for life, and if you decide to buy this as a way to show your affection/admiration/attraction, all you’ll have to say after your loved one opens it up is “and us, of course.” And then, “what frame do you want for it?” So romantic. There’s also a lovely “Celebrate the Alphabet” Poster, $40, available with animal illustrations in color, perfect for a child’s room (or for yours if you really love animals and the alphabet).
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Screech Owl Design

Kaleido Trays

Yes, yes, and yes. This collection of powder-coated steel trays stack together for easy storage. Just how many places could you use them in? Kitchen, bathroom, office, anywhere where you need a little help organizing the bits and bobs associated with your daily life. And, if I may say so, the colors are excellent in their unexpectedness.
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Price: $16.00 and up
Available from: A+R Store

Royal VKB French Carafe Set

This carafe set has been around a while, yet we all need reminding that there’s no need for trays when it comes to refreshments. Just stack the four bistro glass tumblers on the carafe’s neck to make transport easy from the kitchen to table. And, don’t stop at water- the updated (slightly shorter and wider) carafe available through the Royal VKB webshop is perfect for decanting and serving wine.
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Price: $29.33
Available from: Casa.com

Chisel Boards

Will a small notch out of a nice piece of wood tempt you to spend $120 Canadian dollars? If your answer is no, perhaps you didn’t see how pleasantly multiples fit together. Specifically, how the notches would give an angular feel once set side by side, adding a little geometry to your food presentation. If you couldn’t care less about how your food is presented, then lucky you, no need to spend the money.
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Price: CAD120.00
Available from: OnOurTable

‘House’ Firewood Log Holder

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s not everyday that you run across decent firewood holders, much less one that doesn’t cost half a grand (to be fair, that link is to a log carrier, not holder) or more. Now, this holder won’t catch the dirt/debris that firewood is bound to shed once brought indoors, but it is made of square-section iron and it’s in the shape of a simple, line-drawn house. That shape (and its price) seems preferable to most other wood holders available nowadays. A few others that seem decent around the $200 mark are linked to below.
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Price: $189.00
Available from: Paper Trail

Alyson Fox Rugs

I’ve long been a fan of the artist Alyson Fox, so this post is actually past due considering her collaboration with West Elm was in the press clippings months ago. The three rugs (still) available all have silvery, muted color palettes, which seem to fit the mood of this burgeoning year quite well. The patterns provide a subtle sort of interest, more of a quiet-yet-strong suggestion instead of a loud, bright shout. More images and info below.

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Price: $149.00 – 999.00
Available from: West Elm

Copper Pencil Holder

This pencil holder may tempt those copper thieves lurking around your desk, so best keep implements sharpened and eyes alert. The higher-tiered levels will help order various sized pens and pencils, while the shallow levels would be perfect for smaller erasers, paperclips, and miscellany. There’s also a Copper Cup ($30) and Copper Tray ($73).
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Price: $100.00
Available from: Ferm Living

Star Spangled Spatula

Just how patriotic are you anyways? Enough to have your very own Star Spangled Spatula? I’m slightly surprised that no one has done this before, especially considering just how much patriotic stuff circulates around the July 4th holiday, but I’m also entirely pleased that the idea has been executed so well. Crafted of solid walnut and stainless steel, this spatula is, of course, hand fabricated by the oldest manufacturer of cutlery in the United States: Lamson and Goodnow. Designed by Jacob Riley-Wasserman, a RISD educated designer from Greenwich, New Jersey.

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Areaware

Ferm Wire Baskets

How could you use a basket? How about for storing firewood, laundry, towels, magazines, toys, or your discarded dreams? It’s way too early in the year for that, though, so let’s just stick to tangibles. You can even turn these baskets upside down and use them as a side table or stool. Or crazy hat. Such versatility. Powder coating available in yellow, black, or rose.

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Price: $85.00 - 125.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop