ACCESSORIES

Wardrope

It’s officially summer, so there’s minimal jackets and scarves lying around, but what about all those hats and bags strewn about your front door? Consider this simple rope structure: you’re able to position the hooks freely, and when you hang an object the hooks lock into place. The polymide rope is usually used for mountain climbing, so rest assured that it will safely hold up to 30 lbs. of whatever you need to hang, all while taking up minimal space.
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Price: $124.00
Available from: Luminaire

Ten Design Stationery…

Quick, what do you think this is? It’s from Ten Design Stationery, so, yes, it’s desk related. Answer and info below.
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Price: $9.00
Available from: Emmo Home

MINOTAKE Bamboo Collection

The pieces of the Minotake collection by Japanese furniture designer Koizumi Makoto and Kohchosai Kosuga are quite beautiful, so much so that it’s easy to forget that they’re simply eating and cooking utensils. Utilizing the “natural curvature, lightness and strength of bamboo”, the spoons and spatula are ergonomically friendly, which, sadly, is rare to find in today’s marketplace. While the smaller spoons don’t look exactly suitable for soup, they do look quite perfect for rice or risotto.
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Price: $13.00 - 18.00
Available from: Baum-Kuchen

Printstagram Mini Instagram Stickers

There’s a ton of options for printing Instagram photos, but none are going to be as fun these cute little 20mm stickers. Comes in a booklet of 252 stickers per order, so rest assured you’ll have enough to pass around.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Printstagram Mini Instagram Stickers here

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Merkled Lighting

These pendants get top points in the lighting-made-from-scraps category; both lights are made from the cutoff forms left over from the Merkeled Coat Rack. Each shade is made of powder-coated aluminum panels that are folded and fastened together, and you can hang them either straight down or slightly askew.
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Price: $270.00 and up
Available from: merkled studio

Stockmar Beeswax Block Crayons

Remember the Wax Crayons from DWR back in 2008? Well, when they stopped carrying them, several of you wrote in with alarmed enquiries, thinking you had missed the boat. You had, of course, missed the boat, and no amount of substitues (Block Crayons, Crystal Crayons, Crayon Rings) could make you forget the original. But now, these many years later, you may mop up those tears, for your misspent childhood is not lost forever. It seems as if a little internet sleuthing has turned up the same set, or as close to the same set as possible.

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Price: $55.00
Available from: hazelnut kids

dockXtender

It’s a dock extender, simple as that. If your phone case is too big for your docking station or if you just need extra distance, plug in the extender and your troubles are solved, at least one of them anyways. Compatible with all iPad, iPhone and iPod models.

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Price: $25.95
Available from: CableJive

Etch Light Web

What a show stopper. The new Etch Light Web by Tom Dixon casts a lovely angular pattern when lit, showing off an elegant result of geometry applied to design. An irregular pentagon is repeated 60 times to create a total sphere approximately 65cm wide, and despite the size, the sphere remains lightweight at just over 2 pounds. It’s available for pre-order now through The Lollipop Shoppe in the UK, available September 2012.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £765.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

The ‘New Black’ Pencils

Owning these pencils are the new black. Buying them for a friend that appreciates irony is also the new black.
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Price: $5.99
Available from: Perpetual Kid

“Pinchy” Wooden Clip

Yes, you could go on using those plastic clips to keep your bag of snacks fresh. You could also choose to purchase these wooden pins (made from sustainable farmed wood, of course). Perhaps the wooden pins would add the tiniest bit more pleasure in that they’re “designed”, but then again, perhaps you’d be just as happy with old fashioned wooden clothespins (24 pack for $9).
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Price: $3.99
Available from: The Future Perfect

Cookbook holder

If you still fumble about with your cookbook while craning your neck to read ingredients, you need to stop messing around and get a cookbook holder. In most cases, they’re not that expensive, and they help free up a little more counter space so your culinary art skills have room to flourish. The Sagaform Cookbook Holder is a quite decent choice at $25, as is the Lipper Bamboo Holder at $18.53 (pictured below). You’d also do well to consider an acrylic shield option to protect your books from splatters and spills. More shown below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Iittala Jars

Iittala Jars are certainly a beautiful way to store away your odds and ends in the kitchen, bathroom, or office. The jars are mouth-blown of non-leaded glass and have airtight lids with a rubber seal. Considering the cost, you might want to use these jars for areas where they’d be seen- maybe on open shelving in the kitchen- because it’d be a shame to hide them away in a cupboard or cabinet. Note: You are able to purchase jars separately, however the links below are for sets of 5, in either small or medium sizes.
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Price: $110.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign

Tsumiki Chalk Building Blocks

How fun are these chalk building blocks? The kit includes 7 wood blocks, a set of 6 dustless colored chalk sticks, a mini eraser and chalk sharpener. Whether you (or your favorite kids) draw windows and doors for homes and buildings or just your craziest patterns, the blocks will certainly be a new way to engage a little imagination.
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Price: $64.00
Available from: A+R Store

Meg Callahan Quilts

Holy. How nice is it to see some super modern graphic patterns applied to quilts? Matter has three of Meg Callahan’s quilts entitled ‘Spine’, ‘Ada’, and ‘Harrah’ on their website, and while the prices aren’t listed, we’ll assume they’ll not be what most of us would call affordable. They are, however, what most of us would call amazing. The Spine and Ada quilts use digital printing and industrial machine quilting while Harrah is an entirely hand stitched patchwork.

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Price: $POR
Available from: MATTER

Japanese Shouting Vase

This vase is definitely not the prettiest of things, but it sure does pack a useful punch of a function: it absorbs your screams, shouts and frustrations. When you release your expletives/anger, only a whisper soft version comes out through the tiny hole at the base (do be sure to use it in a wise location). The gift scenarios are endless, of course, so it wouldn’t hurt to bookmark it for the future.
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Purchase Information:

Price: AUD25.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down