ACCESSORIES

‪Envelope Calendar by pigr

Perpetual calendars are pretty much my favorite thing, and this one has an envelope. So, there’s ample space to collect receipts, invoices, etc. all in one place per month. Pretty smart, eh? Be aware that it is available from an Italian site, so there might be some wait time as well as additional shipping charges.
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Price: €22.00
Available from: pigr

Dovetail Animals by Karl Zahn

Yeah, the Animal Boxes sure were cute, weren’t they? Now Karl Zahn has created a set of three wooden shapes, whose dovetail joints fit together to form an animal. Collect more than one and create hybrids (see video below).
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Price: $19.00
Available from: Areaware

Hankie Pocketbook

Can you think of a better name for this than ‘Hankie Pocketbook’? How about Pocket Square Notebook? Or anything else slightly less fru-fru than ‘hankie’. Of course, the dapper gentleman/women has permission to call it by anything he or she wishes, just be aware that there are alternatives that don’t make you sound like you’re a hundred years old (not that there is anything at all wrong with sounding like a hundred year old person). This notebook has 60‭ ‬ruled pages of ‬acid-free paper and is available in 3‭ ‬colors‭: ‬Red‭, ‬Cream‭ ‬&‭ ‬Charcoal.
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Paint Chip Placemats

If your table is feeling a little dreary (January seems to do that to things), perhaps you need a few colorful placemats to cheer things up? Don’t worry, I’ll not mention that dreadful holiday that happens mid February, I’ll just say that the red color way is particularly lovely and warm. Oh, and there’s also Paintchip Table Runners too, if you’re interested.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Avril Loreti's Etsy Shop

Binic Table Lamp

The Binic Table Lamp has long been on my admired list, but I had no idea that it was so petite. Measuring just 8″ in height, it was intended as more of a ‘take-away’ item, and its easy to move scale provides a very personal sized light. Designer Ionna Vautrin was inspired by windsocks on boats, and if she had to define the lamp in three words, she would say it is “cute, colorful, and small.” Take a look at the video below to see Vautrin discuss the lamp and its inspiration.

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Price: $289.00
Available from: YLighting

Antics Ant Blocks

Add this to your rather-nice-to-look-at toy list for kids. Sixteen blocks have trails of ants on all six sides, forming loads of patterns for little (or big) ones to explore. Again, could be an excellent gift for niece/nephew/etc., as long as they are 3+.

Each set contains images of ant hills, a queen with her eggs, and a spider, the ant’s nemesis.

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Price: $21.95
Available from: imaginechildhood.com

Steel Bookends

These steel bookends are completely devoid of any frills and are made to do one task, and one task only. A perfect fit for the Jasper Morrison Shop, a curated selection of utilitarian, well-made, functional goods. Comes in a powder-coated finish and available in black, yellow, and white.

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Price: £3.50
Available from: Jasper Morrison Shop

Muuto Corky Carafe with Glasses

Carafes are often underrated, but possibly because there’s few that catch the eye and hold the attention (if only for more than a few moments). They’re extremely handy for keeping water or other refreshments at hand, and eliminate unnecessary trips to and from the kitchen or bar. This carafe set by Muuto is slightly oversized with a nice cork stopper that emphasizes the overall width and shape. Andreas Engesvik, the designer, was inspired by the archetypical bottle, and the familiar form is sure to work just as well at home as in the office.
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Price: $79.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Lean-On coat stand

I’ve had this coat stand bookmarked for what feels like forever, and only recently has it become available through a US retailer. The Lean-On coat stand, you guessed it, simply leans against a wall, creating an easily movable storage option. Unfortunately, as is often the case, it is significantly higher in price and most likely out of the average person’s price range. Sorry. Check out the prices below, and we can both commiserate at how unfair pricing discrepancies can be when things are shipped overseas.
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Price: $675.00
Available from: Mockett

Small Knit Color Cozy Mug

When it’s cold outside, all you need to warm up is a nice tea/coffee/etc in this knit mug. Cozy, indeed! It’ll keep your fingers safe and your spirits bright (well, we can hope so, but there’s no guarantee).

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Price: $26.00
Available from: LEIF

BLUEiQ Miniature Ecosystem

So, if you like the idea of having a little ecosystem to look at in your home/office/classroom/etc, but don’t want to dedicate a whole lot of time, this might be for you. The BLUEiQ has options- you choose which rocks, plants, livestock (shrimp/snails), then just follow the instructions once it all arrives and you’ll have a miniature ecosystem that requires little upkeep- just top up the water when it evaporates.
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Price: $79.00
Available from: BLUEiQ

Computer Keyboard Doormat

Say ‘welcome!’ to your visitors whilst professing your fondness for computers. And don’t even pretend to not like this doormat, because it’s pretty cute (not in a fuzzy kitten way, mind you, more like just plain awesome). It’s made from coir, a natural and renewable fiber which happens to trap dirt quite well, and you simply shake it clean.
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Price: $32.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Scantling Lamps

Ouch. These are pricey, yet oh-so-striking. Designed by Mathias Hahn, arms and hinges allow the shade to fully rotate without the need of springs or counterweights. And what does ‘scantling’ mean? It is “a term used to define the size to which a piece of wood or stone is measured and cut, derived from the name of an old unit of measurement.” There you go. There’s also a Scantling Wall Light, too, though I haven’t yet seen a retailer offer the ceiling light, which is very impressive.

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Price: $920.00 and up
Available from: YLighting

Sticky Note Matchbooks

For the sticky-note addicted, this is a no brainer. You know how sticky notes get quite gross when in a pocket or bag? They pick up all manner of lint and random bits of something that you’d rather not see when checking a grocery or to-do list. This smart idea of a Sticky Note Matchbook keeps notes pristine and protected, plus the size is perfectly pocket sized (for us persnickety people). Pack of 4 for $2.

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Price: $2.00
Available from: Kikkerland

RELAX Quilted Picnic Blanket

Of course, the weather is not anywhere nice enough to have a picnic outside, but there’s only a few of these ‘RELAX’ blankets around, and you’d be upset if you missed out just because it’s January. Seeing as the blanket is quilted and looks rather robust, it would do well as a sit-and-dine surface*. Plus, we all need reminding to stop and smell the roses, no matter what our surroundings may be.
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Price: $120.00
Available from: Cynthia Rowley