ACCESSORIES

Food & Fold Placemat Set

Normally I wouldn’t advocate using paper placemats, but these become animals, and that changes the whole ballgame. These are obviously geared towards kids and I’m sure they’re perfect for encouraging little ones to clean up after dinner, but I think it would be fun to have these at a low-key dinner party with friends, as each guest would be able to fold up their placemat and have an animal to take home. Sure, it’s a bit silly, but sometimes a little silliness is nice to have in our seriously adult world.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Available from: Nood

Virgo Metal Wall Organizer

This wall organizer is on sale from $59.95, which makes it an absolute steal if you’re in dire need of a landing pad for notes and messages (and keys and letters, etc.). It looks like powder coated steel, but you might want to email the retailer before purchasing just to make sure (and be sure to ask after the dimensions too so you’re not surprised when it arrives and it’s bigger/smaller than you had hoped).

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: Nood Furniture & Design

Will You Ever Use Me Again?

Artist and designer Dino Snachez created this series of pencils as a reminder that “technology has displaced our use of a basic, steadfast tool of craft.” Apparently New Yorkers will soon find them throughout the city (especially Apple stores), as they’re meant to be taken and used by the public.

Sold as a set of 10 pencils.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: The Vitrine

Accidental Carpet by Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen

These amazing carpets reminded me a little of the drawings by Louis Wain.

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Price: $Available upon request
Available from: Droog

Thanks/Thank You

This set features two different hand drawn thank you designs (set includes 3 of each design) printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper. The inside of each card is left blank for your message. Each card is paired with a recycled kraft paper envelope.

This set includes:
3 thanks, 3 thank you

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Price: $9.00
Available from: Pawling

Cubist Wall Shelf

Here’s a nice little collection of shelves for keeping things just within reach in the kitchen or above one’s desk.
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Price: $199
Available from: CB2

Letterpress Action Clips

Even though i’m paper free–these still appeal to the organizer in me.

Noone likes an office manager shouting at you, so employ these clips instead. Each one has a call to action; review, file, pay & urgent. Each clip (1.75″) is made from thick, letterpressed board with a metal clip attached to the back. 4 clips served up in a little tub.

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Price: £9.00
Available from: Present&Correct

Small to Tall Containers

Set of four containers slipcast in ceramic stoneware or earthenware, finished with food-safe glazes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Supermarket: JFish Designs

Vincent Van Duysen Ceramic Containers

I’m loving these wood and earthenware storage containers by Belgian designer Vincent Van Duysen.

Available in 4 colors, with varying height and lid thickness.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $225-$325
Available from: Belkina

Coco Pendant

I’m picturing 5 of these above my non-existant kitchen island. Made of ash and powder coated aluminum. Made by Australian designer Kate Stokes.

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Price: $2100
Available from: Merchant 4

Helveticards Playing Cards

For all you minimalists, type-ophiles, and design dorks; combine your love of Helvetica with your addictive card-playing habits. Finally!

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Helveticards Playing Cards here

Source: Design Milk

Huh. Stamp

I like these little snarky “stamps of disapproval”. Perfect for when you’re feeling a little “meh” about the quality of someone’s work.

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Price: $20.00
Available from: The Curiosity Shoppe

President Block Set

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Shown above: 45 piece President Block Set, $98.00
Each cube shows the face, name, nickname, lifespan, party affiliation, term and number of forty-four U.S. Presidents.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

On This Day Perpetual Calendar

Need some color in your office? This dry erase perpetual calendar would certainly add that (a rainbow=pow!) along with some knowledge: rub each black box and the heat friction reveals an interesting event on that date in history.

Laminated for use with dry erase marker (not included). Made in the UK.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: UncommonGoods.com

Kaoiro Japanese Emoticon Stamp

The Japanese have a certain way of expressing themselves in emoticons.  While most of us are content with the standard colon-parentheses smiley face : ) , the Japanese prefer to use a variety of symbols, communicating a wide range of expressions beyond just happiness. The Kaoiro is a stamp specifically designed for recreating these emoticons in the very analog world of paper and print ( ^ _ ^ ).
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Price: ¥2,700.00
Available from: gung