ACCESSORIES

Ash & Anchor Tea Towels

Whoa, have you ever seen such pretty tea towels? Ash & Anchor has quite a few wonderful patterns printed with earth friendly pigment inks on a linen/cotton blend. Buy one (or two) for yourself, one for your best friend, one for your mother, and, if you have another $25 to spare after all that, send one to me. I’ll take the Anodyne, no, wait, the Empire State… or the Tusk. Hmm, maybe I should just get all three.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: Ash & Anchor

Ora Teapot and Tea Cup Set

The same guy responsible for the x3 Watering Can, Paul Loebach, designed this double-walled glass teapot. There’s no need for a handle, as the insulating outer glass wall never gets too hot to handle. Hold, carry, and pour your tea with ease. To complete the set, add the Ora Tea Cups to the mix. (Note: the teapot and cup set would make a nice gift for certain upcoming events.)
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Price: $45.00
Available from: Kikkerland

x3 Watering Can

Yeah, it’s just a watering can, big deal. And, yes, a single metal tube is bent three times (hence the name) to create the handle and the pour spout. The handle allows it to be held from the top when full and at the side when watering. All those things plus a semi-decent price tag must mean that this year you’ll finally take decent care of your plants; with a watering can like this, who wouldn’t? Just don’t over water your plants accidentally while admiring the water can.
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Price: $67.00 - 145.00
Available from: Kontextür

Voice Recorder by Richard Upchurch

Celebrate handcrafted noise with this Voice Recorder by Richard Upchurch. No, there’s no fanciness involved, it’s just a box with a voice recorder in it. However, the fun to be had is in the playback button and the control knob where you adjust the speed and pitch. Maybe think about filling up break time with a little bit of silly sound business? Or, better yet, it might be a good Mother’s Day gift if you record a heartfelt-yet-funny message?
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Price: $28.00 - 66.00
Available from: RichardUpchurch on Etsy

Shapes Mirror: Oblong

An oblong reflective surface is set off by a contrasting matte color panel, giving this frameless Shapes Mirror the sort of look you’d get from a geometric art piece. The squared off base tends to suggest a tabletop placement, making it an ideal choice for a vanity or entryway area.
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Price: $375.00
Available from: A+R Store

Wine Breather Carafe Deluxe

If your mother likes wine, maybe you could get this “deluxe” Wine Breather Carafe for Mother’s Day next weekend. The updated gold-plated lid makes it special, while the function remains the same as the original Wine Breather. Simply invert a bottle of wine on the carafe for hands-free decanting. After aeration, use the carafe for serving or return the wine to the original bottle.
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Price: $74.95
Available from: Lumens

Record / Book Holder

Pick your favorite books or records for display on this wood holder from Coil + Drift. The angled sides makes it easy to view and flip through the collection you’ve set aside for perusal. Keep it on a shelf or sideboard so your guests can easily see your excellent taste in literature or music, or, for more everyday use, keep it beside your desk for reference materials.
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Price: $100.00
Available from: Coil + Drift

Brass Desk Organizer

Add a little order to your workspace with this triangular Brass Desk Organizer. The brushed, matte finish adds a subtle shine that just might catch your eye every so often to remind you to tidy up any errant papers. Add the Brass Hexagon Pots or the Pencil Cup for pens and pencils.
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Price: $54.00
Available from: TRNK

ThePresent Clock

You have clocks all around you, so why do you need another one? Well, what if you could see a visual representation of the year? ThePresent is an annual analog clock; the hand completes one revolution every 365 days. Seeing the slow progression of a year might help put your hurried daily chores and duties into perspective. Dare we hope you might slow down and spend some time in reflection?
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Price: $240.00
Available from: ghostly.com

Archimetric Notebook and Drawing Tool Set

Architects and designers, do you need a new notebook? The grey pages of the Archimetric Notebook are ruled at a scale of 1/100° and 1/50° for precision drafting. There’s a few blank pages as well for other notes and sketches, and, as an extra prize, there’s a scale ruler, bookmark, protractor and t-square included. Once you get through your first book, start numbering the spines for easy reference.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Swing Bin by Shigeichiro Takeuchi

Do you remember the Swing Bin by Shigeichiro Takeuchi on Kickstarter last year? The bin is composed of a simple cylinder with a wooden lid that swings and tilts, allowing disposal while hiding the bin’s contents. It’s now available to purchase via Shigeichiro Takeuchi’s Moheim shop, so if you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you now have a second chance to upgrade your trash receptacle.
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Price: $65.62
Available from: Moheim

Coin Mirror by 45 Kilo

What’s the big deal about a piece of polished copper? For starters, it’s hand-polished to a mirror shine, so you can see your face in it every day (you’ll have a rosy glow, which will do wonders for your self-confidence). The copper will take on a warm patina over time, giving it an ageless appeal and character- perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to say the same about your face?
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Price: $210.07
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

Keyway Ruler

You probably won’t care much about this ruler unless you spend time with papers and pencils, but for those of us that still rely on old school tools most of the time or occasionally, it’s definitely worth a look. The Keyway Ruler has metric units on one side and imperial units on the other, with a rolled edge that allows you to flip between the two systems. And, if you abhor a smudge, rest assured that this rolling of the ruler will decrease the likelihood of any errant marks or blemishes on your work.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Waterworks Bulb

The Waterworks Bulb looks so much better than a wine bottle Plant Nanny, don’t you think? It’s suitably sized for smaller houseplants, and blends in more with its surroundings thanks to its clear glass bulb. You can also choose which sort of terra-cotta cone you’d like based on the amount of water a specific plant needs, thus ensuring ideal water flow and happier, healthier plants.
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Price: €35.00
Available from: Wannekes

BFGF Woven Blankets

If you’re shivering alone at night, wondering where all the other weird and wonderful people are, you need a BFGF blanket to keep you company. With simple sketches of banal objects, the blankets give a casual cartoon perspective that is both familiar and funny. The Worldwide Aura Blanket (above) is my favorite, but the others will be just as warm and will perhaps suit you and your décor just as well. BFGF also have mouse pads, bags, and apparel, if you’re in a shopping mood.
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Price: $350.00
Available from: BFGF