ACCESSORIES

Aqua Carafe with Cork Lid

You’re not lazy, you’re just extremely efficient. Keep water (or your favorite beverage of choice) close at hand with a carafe. And, if you’re going to get a carafe, you might as well make sure it’s a little appealing, right? Mouth blown glass in green or blue creates a cool silhouette with a cork top to keep contents protected.
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Price: $24.95
Available from: Burke Decor

Ito Bindery Memo Block

Well, here’s a paper pad that makes me wish I had more notes to take. Each Ito Bindery Memo Block contains 350 tear-off sheets, and, with three modular sizes to choose from, you can combine or stack them as you wish. A recycled paperboard base gives stability and weight.

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Price: $18.00 and up
Available from: Ode to Things

Highflyer Swing

You know what’s fun? An indoor swing. There’s something about this Highflyer Swing that looks more at home indoors than out, but, hey, if you want to put it in your front or back yard, go for it. And, if you’re seeing the lines of a vintage aeroplane/airplane, you’re spot on, as that was the inspiration. The title tipped you off, didn’t it?
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Price: AUD220.00
Available from: Anaesthetic

Master Kit #5575

If your toolbox is a mess, with missing hex bits and no Phillips Head to be found, you could probably use a complete tool overhaul. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you are either very lucky, very rich, or have your home falling apart. In any case, this Master Kit has pretty much everything you need should you need a basic tool set, all in a securely latching box.

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Price: $95.00
Available from: Chapman Manufacturing Company

Stendig Oversized Calendar

Ugh, really? A 2015 calendar already? I know, it’s a little frightening that we’re nearing the end of 2014, but at least we can get ahead of the game and order a Stendig to prepare ourselves. The oversized Stendig Calendar has been in production for 40+ years- Massimo Vignelli created the design in 1966- and remains a classic option for keeping your dates straight.

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Price: $35.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Brass Desk Set

How do you get yourself excited about work now that summer is over? You could think about your fall wardrobe, cooler weather, and the approaching winter holidays, or you could buy some new desk organizers. I vote for the latter, as it brings about less stress. The four-piece Brass Desk Set by Danish designer Trine Andersen (of Ferm Living) might get you to tidy up those odds and ends and make your desk look like it belongs to someone who needs a promotion.
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Price: $39.00 - 125.00
Available from: Poketo

Double Sided B&W Notebooks

Hey, we all need a little encouragement now and then, and what better way to remind yourself that you’re something special than a simple black and white notebook that says so? Pick one of these three Double Sided B&W Notebooks with the encouraging phrases on their covers and you’ll be set right anytime you’re feeling a bit down before a meeting or brainstorming session. These could also be a fun gift for a co-worker, friend, or family member, so maybe get a few- one for yourself and a couple to give away.
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Price: $6.00
Available from: Poketo

Pencil Tray Large

Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo Collection is full of interesting items, and you’ll no doubt see several of them featured over the next few days. This large Pencil Tray has the same mix of solid oak and lacquered stainless steel as the B-Desk and offers organization for pens, pencils, and other small desk accessories. There’s a Pencil Holder as well, shown below, with the same color options of Salmon Red, Yellow, White, or Agate Grey.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Lekker Home

Magno Tube Lamp

With some magnet trickery, you can change the angle of this copper-colored Magno Tube Lamp to suit your needs. Such flexibility is possible thanks to the separate parts of concrete base, tube, and cord. Let the light hang, pull the cord taut, whichever way you change it up it’ll be more versatile than any regular ol’ table lamp. Neat!
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Price: $390.00
Available from: Into Concrete

Beer Freeze

Let’s get this straight: this mug will keep your beer cold without diluting it. Huh? What?? No more warm beers? That’s right, this BPA-free plastic Beer Freeze mug has a built-in proprietary cooling gel that will keep your beverage ice cold. Keep it in the freezer until you’re ready, then pour your drink in. A rubber grip will keep your hand comfortable. There’s no info yet as to just how long this mug will keep its temperature, but chances are that it’s long enough to enjoy your favorite beverage (if you’re not a beer drinker, just think of smoothies or soft drinks).
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Price: $16.99
Available from: The Fowndry

Round Walnut and Solid Brass Wall Hooks

Cooler weather will be here before we know it, so you might as well gear up for fall by making sure there’s a few extra hooks for hanging up all those scarves, hats and coats. Go the minimal route with the Round Walnut Wall Hooks (Set of 2), $24.00, or the Solid Brass Wall Hooks (Set of 2), $98.00. Both sets are by the designer Farrah Sit and may be purchased through her website, Light and Ladder , or from Kaufmann Mercantile.
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Price: $24.00 - 98.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Ceramic Champagne Cooler

Warm champagne is so, so sad, so you need to make sure that expensive bottle of whatever it is stays cold. How about a Naturally Cooling Ceramic Champagne Cooler to ensure it remains at the optimum temperature? It’s made from ceramic, so it utilizes the natural evaporation process to keep a bottle chilled for 2 to 4 hours. Be sure to soak the terra-cotta cooler in cold water for a couple of minutes beforehand, add in ice, an optional message in chalk on the matte black finish, and then pop the cork and celebrate.

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Price: $100.00
Available from: A+R Store

Handled Cutting Boards

What’s this pile of curvy, ornate wood planks? They’re cutting boards by Haidee Drew, and each one has an intricate handle that’s sure to dress up every bit of food you prepare and serve. You might recognize a small nod to old silver serving pieces in the design of the handles, and you’d be spot on, as the designer drew her inspiration from the silver collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Price: $64.00 - 119.00
Available from: Gretel Home

Silicone Wall Mirrors

These two round mirrors are especially suited to a more casual atmosphere, as their frames are coated in silicone. Think of the larger 20″ mirror above a bathroom sink or console in a hallway. The smaller 6″ size is best hung somewhere handy so you can make sure your face is presentable before you head out the door. And, if you’re not too fond of the ‘Ferrari Red’ color, don’t you worry, there’s also the go-with-everything standbys black and white.
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Price: $65.00 - 220.00
Available from: Kontextür

Swing Bin

A beautiful waste bin? Indeed, it is. The Swing Bin by Shigeichiro Takeuchi is composed of a simple cylinder with a wooden lid precisely balanced across its diagonal opening. The lid swings and tilts, allowing disposal while hiding the contents. Support the project over at Kickstarter to receive one in a few months.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Kickstarter