ACCESSORIES

OFFI Go File

If you do your best work in front of the television (or outside), this tote file might come in handy. Move your files easily around the house and then return the paperwork to your work area when finished. Plus, the unit can be taken apart and wall mounted if you prefer to be deskbound.

Designed by Eric Pfeiffer and Manufactured by OFFI.
Material: Powder coated Aluminum.
Specs:6.5d x 12w x 10.25h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Available from: 2modern

Fold Unfold Tablecloth

This might look like it’s been carefully dip-dyed, but it’s actually digitally printed, which explains the vibrant colors and perfect pattern. In fact, I’d say just try to do this at home, and if you replicate it successfully, I’ll send you a handmade ‘well done’ ribbon. Designed by Copenhagen-based textile and color designer Margrethe Odgaard, and created for Hay Denmark.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Available from: A+R Store

Eraser Brush

Why-oh-why does the local art supply shop not have this in stock? An eraser on one end of a solid wood block, and a natural hair brush to sweep away the rubbings… it makes so much sense, and is so simple and utilitarian (=lovely) that you’d think it’d be a no brainer to have a big box of them available. If anyone sees a U.S. retailer carrying this, please let me know.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £9.00
Available from: Present and Correct

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CuppaCan

If you’re still searching for a mug to keep your coffee or tea hot, take a look at this faux drinks can. Its double wall insulates your beverage and keeps your hand cool, and there’s a removable silicone lid to retain heat and keep drips and spills corralled. (I suppose it would also come in handy if you want to drink a soda without advertising what you’re drinking. Maybe.)

£9.95 from thabto.co.uk.

Purchase Information:

Price: £9.95
Available from: thabto

Paper Jam Press Posters

Inexpensive black and white text posters for your walls with a little lyrical inspiration to boot… Paper Jam Press has you covered. There’s quite a few to choose from, and if you have an idea for a poster, let them know because they might just print it for you.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Available from: Paper Jam Press

Avenue Rug

Stripes! There’s nothing like ‘em to add some excitement to a room. Designed by Ritva Puotila, this wide striped design is available in four color combinations and also (good news) treated to repel dirt. It’s made from paper yarn, but don’t worry about flammability as the weave is tight enough to “not ignite easily”. Feel better? Available in stone-yellow, light gray-gray purple, gray-light gray, and nutria-light gray.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $758.00 and up
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Eserro Mobile Garden365

Remember the Food Map Containers? This is quite similar, as it gives you an option for a mobile garden. It’s 23.5″ wide and 39″ long (and 7″ deep), so there’s quite a bit of space to plant a variety of kitchen vegetables and herbs, if that’s your thing. Just wheel it out of the way when more patio space is needed, or indoors when winter begins.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $224.99
Available from: Amazon

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Blackcreek Mercantile Cutting Boards

A cutting board is one tool that most of us would agree is absolutely necessary in the kitchen (unless you have wood countertops, maybe). Each board from Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co is hand made from a single piece of wood (so, there’s no glue seams). Prefinished with their cutting board oil, each board should last for generations if used often and cared for properly.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00 and up
Available from: Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co

Up Filer Universal Vertical Filing Rack

What better way to start off a Monday than with a filing rack? After all, filing papers is the most exciting thing in the world*, so therefore, anything to help that lovely job go faster/better is worth a gander. This filing rack differs from most in that it is a wall mounted vertical storage rack, which allows files and other flat content to vary by size yet still remain visible. Labels are located at the bottom of files, allowing for a quick visual scan, and the pivoting hanger allows for easy addition and removal of items. If you work with different sizes of paper/artwork, this could be a very smart storage solution.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: westerville design

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Best Made Co. First Aid Kit

Do you have a first aid kit? Does it have all the essentials? There’s nothing like a shiny new version to tempt you into replacing your existing one, and this kit by Best Made Company looks good enough to hang on any wall. (So, in a way, it’s a two for one… life-saving kit plus wall art.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Available from: Fab.com

Last Newspaper Rug

Nice. Old newspapers are cotton-wrapped to form this textured rug from Blu Dot. I haven’t seen these in person, but it looks like the closer you are to the rug the more you see the newspaper… a nice detail in a room, I think. The price is pretty affordable for the size too. Available in three sizes (4′x6′, 6′x9′, and 9′x9′) and three colors (grey, purple and slate).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00 - 499.00
Available from: 2modern

Moss Terrarium Bottle

It really can’t get much simpler than this: all the upkeep needed for this moss to stay green is a few sprays of a water bottle. For anyone less than handy when it comes to plants, this just might be your ticket to having a nice little ecosystem, as everything you need is included (bottle, moss, soil, chopstick tools, recycled glass drainage materials) and assembly is pretty easy (see assembly pdf). Might also be a nice gift for a friend/coworker, perhaps?

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Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

W102 LIGHT

If you ignore the price tag, this little light is simply perfect. Designed by architect David Chipperfield, its simplicity allows no visible joints, and the size (13.25″l x 4.5″d x 18″h) makes it ideal for a small reading or task light. The brass brings out the latent magpie in me, and makes it convenient to forget that it’s well suited for someone with a generous budget. Available October 1, 2011.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Merchant no. 4

Cardboard Radio

Love this. It’s a cardboard radio by designer Christopher McNicholl and SUCK UK. At the end of its life, the cardboard can be recycled (just keep it away from water until then). For more details, visit SUCK UK. (I’ll keep my eyes out for a US retailer, fyi.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Availability: Buy Cardboard Radio here

Pie Kitchen Timer

I don’t know about you, but I certainly prefer a manual kitchen timer to a digital one. There’s something nice about the visual aspect of time that makes sense to me, and that’s why this timer stands out. The top half twists to the required amount of minutes/seconds with a classic bell alarm when time is up. Plus, there’s no batteries needed.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Available from: A+R Store