ACCESSORIES

Geometric Animals

Whoa. If you’re not a fan of the taxidermy trend, have I got something to share with you. Bend Seating has trophy heads made of metal. And they’re geometric, engineered from a mathematical formula. And this makes them awesome. Wall art? Heck yeah. Coat hook? Yes please.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 and up
Available from: Bend Seating

Source: Elle Decor

Appo Tray

This tray/bottle stopper is something to consider, as it gives empty (or half empty) bottles a purpose. There’s an especially nice option when using several different types of bottles with different heights, as it would give your table a useful centerpiece for hors d’oeuvres (aka appetizers) while saving space. Designed by Carlo Trevisani for Seletti, the Appo Tray is made from cork.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €49.95
Available from: I/OBJECT

NeuYear Calendar

A calendar after my own heart… it shows the entire year with no gaps between months. It reflects how time actually passes, a seamless transition from one month to the next. After considering the efficiency of this format, a regular calendar just seems clunky (flipping pages, why bother?). One side is vertical, the other horizontal, so take your pick.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: NeuYear.net

Voice Art Gallery

A big thanks goes out to our newest sponsor, Voice Art Gallery.

Voice Art™ is high quality giclee art that is created from the sound of your voice. Yes, from your voice! Voice Art™ bridges the gap between sentiment and design. Since your voice is like a fingerprint each design is 100% unique and personalized. Voice Art Gallery’s groundbreaking technology makes it easy to create beautiful artwork that can motivate and inspire. Stay up to date with Voice Art Gallery’s exciting new products by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

Prices begin at $75 for an 8″x 10″.

This post is sponsored by Voice Art Gallery.

Voice Art Gallery

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Voice Art Gallery

Magnetic Pencil

Now, why has this not popped up on the collective radar before now? It’s a magnetic pencil with no varnish (cedar wood, eco friendly), so you can keep it handy on the nearest metal surface. It’s also worth noting that paperclips and other paraphernalia might stick to it, depending on the magnet’s strength.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.99
Available from: The Future Perfect

58″ Christmas Tree by Kuno Prey

Remember this little guy? Well, if you’ve long been admiring its bottle brush limbs, you’ll be very happy to hear it’s now 50% off, which makes it almost affordable.

reg. $375.00, sale $187.50
Designed by Kuno Prey.
58″ high, 44″ widest branches, 22″ base with quick assembly

Originally available from Unica Home.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Montre Post-it Watches

Ah, now this is a must have for us forgetful folks. Each note sticks to itself to form a band, making a perfect wrist reminder for important times, notes, etc. So smart, and needed over here in the states as soon as possible (retailers, take note!). Currently the only retail site is in French, so a little translation might be necessary.

Block of 100 sheets.
designer: Doriane Favre
dimensions: 21 x 4 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: €9.80
Available from: pa-design.com

Source: boingboing

One Point One Leather Pen Case

I’ll add this to the list of seriously awesome-office-products-that-I-really-don’t-need-but-desperately-want. The devil is in the details, and well, it’s the extremely clever and unique elastic closure that makes this product really stand out.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $118.00
Available from: miljö shop

Ryan McGinness To-Do List Calendar

Have you ordered your calendar for 2012 yet? It’s definitely time to do so, if you haven’t already. If you’re the type that likes to write down daily lists this calendar is a good fit as it has a gridded blank space for your notes. It also features 365 different drawings by Ryan McGinness and can be archived as an entire package when the year is done.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Available from: Ginko Press

Fork-Knife Chopsticks

If you’re a klutz when it comes to chopsticks, this might be a good alternative. It’s a knife and fork set that interlocks to become a pair of spring-loaded chopsticks. Now, while this seems quite clever, I doubt that many people in a restaurant would congratulate you for bringing your own utensils, so perhaps this is more of a stay-at-home item.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Danish Wool Blanket

Maybe a decent throw will keep you from turning up the thermostat this winter? This colorful rhombus/triangle design will look just at home on the back of the sofa as it will tucked around your legs for warmth. 100% new wool, in various colors (or colours, as they say).

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Purchase Information:

Price: £72.50
Available from: Mar Mar Co.

Chemex Coffeemaker

Cyber monday, blah, blah, blah. I’m sure you’re busy clicking on all the deals flooding your inbox, and the best of luck to you. While you do that, some older posts will get some much needed updates here on BLTD, with current links and prices.

If I drank coffee, I’d make it out of this coffeemaker; there’s something awfully nice about the simplicity of no buttons or blinking lights. Made out of an hourglass-shaped glass flask, this coffeemaker was invented by a chemist, and therefore brews coffee by a chemically correct method. All that’s needed is coffee, hot water, and a separate Chemex bonded filter (sold separately).

Dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Set of 100 filters sold separately.
Designer: Peter Schlumbohm, 1941
Size: 9.5h x 6″diam.

(Originally posted Aug 27, 2009.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.90
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Bandit Ruler

Respond to your work mates’ office antics with a well aimed, cross-the-room rubber band shot. The Bandit is a rubber band shooting ruler made that’s 100 percent designed to be a work distraction. Okay, you can measure with it too, but what’s the fun in that?
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Purchase Information:

Price: £18.00
Available from: buysebastianbergne.com

Altered Antique Plates

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your odd-yet-lovely family and friends! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend; posts will return as usual on Monday.

Shown: Altered Antique Plates by BeatUpCreations. May be used for serving or just as an interesting art piece. Each plate costs anywhere from $25 to $100.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00 - 100.00
Available from: BeatUpCreations Etsy Shop

Source: [BB-blog]

Bound Mirrors by Grain

Remember the Utility Card? Yep, the one from grain. Well, they also carry these lovely mirrors with a textile wrapped edge. If the price is a tad too high, maybe their Bound Hand Mirror will scratch the itch. They’re all made in the USA and custom colors are available.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00 - 1,100.00
Available from: grain