ACCESSORIES

Housekeeping Brushes

You super finicky housekeepers, check out the huge selection of household cleaning brushes over at Nessentials. It’s pretty ridiculous, and will have you going cross eyed with all the specific tools to keep dirt and dust at bay.
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Price: $12.00 and up
Available from: Nessentials

Kosketin Carpet

Do you know what Kosketin means? You’ll probably guess it has something to do with a keyboard, and you’ll be right*. I thought it sounded more like a medicine brand name than anything, but what do I know? The Kosketin carpet is constructed of paper yarn and cotton.
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Price: $239.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Beater Whisk

So smart. This whisk by Ding3000 can be folded together to save space in your kitchen drawer. A small ring serves as the opening and closing mechanism and can be used to hang the whisk as well. Looks like it would be easy to clean (it’s nylon), and, if that’s not enough for you, check out all the colors available: white, grey, light blue, nude, lavender, pink, mint and dark blue.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: gretelhome.com

Cross Tray Birch

Call me crazy, but I like the birch version of this tray so much more than the white. Thankfully, the tray is much less than the Cross and Crux blankets, so there’s hope of adding it to one’s home decor sooner rather than later. There’s also a smaller size (31 cm) for 250kr, which works out to be around $37.

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Price: $~ 52.00
Available from: Pia Wallen

Salad Servers

Salad servers are one of those things that get overlooked, unless you did (or are doing) the whole gift registry thing for your wedding/celebration/housewarming/etc. Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever owned a specific pair of salad servers (the shame!) and running across these three options, I might just decide to remedy the situation. See below for details on each set.
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Price: $25.00 - 95.00
Availability: Buy Salad Servers here

Noble glass travel thermos

If you’re crazy about tea, as in crazy enough to want a specific travel thermos with an inbuilt stainless steel infuser, then you’ll go bonkers over this glass and bamboo version. It’s double-paned, of course, to keep your fingers protected and your tea hot or cold, depending on your preference. And, speaking as a crazy tea person, there is something nice about glass carafe rather than stainless steel- just don’t go knocking it about like it’s unbreakable.
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Geo Pillow

Designer Mika Barr has released her first collection in a series named Geo, a pattern derived from the world of Origami paper-folding. Pretty terrific, don’t you think? So terrific it might require begging/purchasing of luggage space from the next European traveler to the states. Or paying extra for international shipping, of course.
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Price: €65.00
Available from: Talents Design

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Postino Desk Accessories

Looking for a set of desk accessories? The Postino collection by Alexis Georgacopoulos are inspired by the folds of a paper envelope, if you haven’t already guessed. The open edges give the aluminum material “a conceptual lightness”, though I’m sure if you decide to throw them at anyone they’ll be appropriately heavy.
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Price: $26.00 and up
Available from: A+R Store

World Map by Joff Casciani

If you like maps, you might just appreciate this world map with its simple graphics showing every country in the world, numbered in alphabetical order. Available unframed (£55) or framed (£109) in an aluminum matte black finish.

Size: 50cm x 70cm
Design: Joff Casciani

Purchase Information:

Price: £55.00
Available from: Lane

Hidden Message Cups

Not many of us know how to read braille, and I’m not sure that owning these 4 cups with the lines “Be Kind,” “Breathe Deep,” “Love Yourself,” and “Make Time” will actually help us learn, but they do look nice, don’t they? The phrases are also printed on the bottom of each cup, so perhaps you can test yourself each time you use one.

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Price: $30.00 for s/4
Available from: Uncommon Goods

2012 Buy Local Towel

It’s 2012. You’re in the kitchen, cooking up a storm, hands a mess, when suddenly you wonder what day your friend/loved one’s birthday falls on… what to do?! Ah, if only you had this tea towel, you could dry your hands and check out the calendar, all while having a strong feeling that you should go to your local farmers market at the next possible opportunity.

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Price: $20.00
Available from: terrain

Helen Lamp

This little guy is something to take note of, as it’s made from 16 gauge mild steel that is “scored, folded, welded, sanded, and powder coated”… all that and you get a small 14″ high lamp that’ll no doubt last longer than you.
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Price: $350.00
Available from: gambrelworkshop.com

Source: NYTimes

Graypants Scrap Cardboard Lamps

We posted about Seattle-based Graypants‘ Scrap Lights back in 2008, and we’re quite happy to say that they are not only still available to purchase, but a few new models have been released. Scrap Lights are pendant lamps laser-cut from repurposed cardboard boxes, hand assembled in Seattle. Sizes and prices range from $129 for the 8” Moon, to the monstrous room-filling 36” Drum, which sells for  $1399. Each one is made to order. Available with a black or white cord.
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Price: $129.00 and up
Available from: Graypants

Office Speak Rotating Stamp

Add this to your office stamp collection and see how many phrases you can use on paperwork without annoying your coworkers. Or buy as a gift for someone else to purposefully annoy their coworkers. It should be noted that it would have been enormously helpful to include the phrase ‘this should have been emailed’ just to truly thumb one’s nose at others and, of course, align oneself with the paperless movement.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Knock Knock

Woodland Tumble Rug

Thoughts of little ones and decorating a nursery is on the brain thanks to a sibling that will soon give birth… fortunately, my sister has me to search out possible options for furnishings, and though this rug doesn’t quite work with the current color scheme, it is cute as can be with its woodland themed graphics, and someone must use one for their own baby’s room. There’s also a round version.

Woodland Tumble Large Rug, $550.00
100% hand tufted New Zealand wool. 5′ X 8′.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Dwell Studio