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ACCESSORIES

Rule/One

How much do you want the Rule/One? I guess that all depends how often you measure things, or how often you need a straight line. The Rule/One is a aluminum ruler and a pen, all in one. The pen clicks into place inside the spine of the ruler thanks to a strong magnet. With three interchangeable heads (pen on paper, stylus tablet, or lanyard attachment), you can alter it to suit your needs. Plus, its droplet shape makes it suitable as a bookmark as well.
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Poketo

The Weather Station

You need a smartphone to check the weather? Pfft. You wouldn’t if you had this Weather Station affixed outside within view of the kitchen sink. Best Made Co. has joined forces with a manufacturer in Germany to bring you a weather station that does things the old fashioned way. A thermometer and a hygrometer simultaneously read heat and humidity; when both needles cross in the hatched section of the gauge, you’ll know it’ll be a pleasant day. Those city folk can have their phones- you’ll rely on something that’ll never need a power cord, thank you very much.
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Price: $178.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Maple Wood Utensil Set

Did you know that the closed grain of maple wood will not absorb any flavors or bacteria? That makes it an excellent material for cooking utensils in the kitchen, and looky here, here’s a set that includes a spatula, spoon, straining spoon, and tongs- what more do you need? Each piece in this set is hand carved from a block of locally-sourced wood in an Indiana workshop.
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Price: $49.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Halflight Leather Valet Tray

If a certain someone you know doesn’t have a tray or container to catch all the paraphernalia in their pockets, then you know exactly what to get them as a present this year: a valet tray. This leather one is available in natural or black, and is sized appropriately to fit anywhere- on a desk, dresser, console, or nightstand.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: TRNK

Japanese Daily Calendar

Here, look, yet another perfectly decent calendar, and this time you might learn a little Japanese. What do you see on each page? The current date, of course, a full calendar of the current and previous month, weather predictions, and astrological symbols. You also get a reference key to interpret other details (moon phases and other numbers).
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Price: $38.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Duo Server

How to keep your cheese visually separated from your baguette and/or crackers? By reminding your family/guests that the cheese stays on the marble circle dammit(!). But you’re not obsessive compulsive, are you, so you wouldn’t say something like that and you surely wouldn’t mind a few crumbs encroaching upon your beloved cheese… right? Especially when the pairing of a solid walnut cutting board looks so nice against a white (or dark) marble circle. The parts can be separated and used individually (marble=trivet).
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Price: $180.00
Available from: Leibal

Pour-Over Stand

Will you look like a mad scientist when brewing your coffee with this Pour-over Stand? I certainly hope so, as the process is completely on show, and there will be plenty of opportunities to wiggle your eyebrows and laugh maniacally when the coffee is ready for serving. The lab style brass stand holds a Hario V60 glass pour over (included) that adjusts for mugs or decanters. An American walnut base contrasts nicely.
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Price: $179.00
Available from: Magpie & Rye

AYTM Circle Trays

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like our country is in pieces today. I’ll avoid any more political commentary, except to say let’s hope to move forward together and heal this huge divide. So, look at these Half Circle and Quarter Circle trays by AYTM. Aren’t they cool? Aren’t they great? They’re food-safe, but would work equally well for desk items. Aubergine, brass, and black combine for a stronger statement, or you can keep them divided for smaller needs and wants; it’s up to you.
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Price: $41.00 - 52.00
Available from: WallpaperSTORE*

Flat Iron Trivet

Speaking of your tabletop needs, do you have enough trivets? You know, those things that protect your table from hot pots and dishes? This one by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedish brand Smaller Objects hides two trivets in one- the inner plate rests in the outer ring. Keep it in place for one-dish dinners and storage; lift it out when you need a second surface. A simple and elegant solution, don’t you think?
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Price: $68.00
Available from: Ode to Things

POSTALCO One Year Wall Calendar 2017

It looks like featuring POSTALCO’s Wall Calendar will be a tradition, as we’ve featured it the last three years. What’s so special? Well, you’ll see the whole year, all at once, with this wall calendar. There’s just enough room to note important dates and block out your planned vacations- very, very important- so that your whole team/family cannot claim to be surprised when those dates roll around. Might as well get ahead of things now so 2017 starts out on the right foot, right?
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Price: $13.00
Available from: Need Supply

Mara Marble Serving Collection

Can we all just pretend that there’s only Thanksgiving to think about, and ignore the other holiday mail that’s in our inbox? After all, the annual tradition of giving thanks is just a couple of weeks away, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your tabletop situation. Do you have enough serving pieces for your fabulous feast? If not, please do consider adding one or two (or all?) of the Mara Serving pieces, as they will be spectacular in contrast to your plates, bowls, and glassware.
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Price: $145.00+
Available from: Hawkins New York

High and Low Vases

Here’s a couple of lovely vases by Jaime Hayon that aren’t going to hurt your feelings by being too expensive. The hand blown glass vessels have bulbous ends that would otherwise topple over if not for the contrasting solid cedar rings they rest upon. This mix of grey glass and warm cedar give you receptacles that are sculptural enough to display on their own or fill with a bouquet of seasonal flowers.
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Price: $150.00 - 175.00
Available from: Suite NY

Luci Color Lamp

What’s this deflated solar thingy anyways? It’s the Luci Color Lamp, and it could be a fun addition to your household, especially if you’ve got kiddos running around. The Luci is waterproof, lightweight, and completely solar. It displays 8 colors (red, green blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white) and takes 7 hours to charge. Use it in the pool or in the bathtub for fun- maybe get a couple, just so there’s no fighting over one- or string a few together for party lights.
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Price: $24.95
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Good Luck Charms

Thank goodness, now there’s a less gross version of the wishbone. This one is wooden and made with magnets, so you won’t have the waiting and… well, like I said before, the gross part of bone breaking. Ick. Let’s retire that part, shall we? There’s also a wooden Clover and Feather, should you need more luck. Bookmark these for thoughtful little gifts to friends and family.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Areaware

Stelton Theo Coffee Set

A small coffee set may be just what you need at your desk, just so you can waft those delicious artisan aromas over to your coworkers to “encourage” them to do what you ask in a timely manner. Matte black stoneware with a bamboo lid keeps your coffee hot; the filter holder fits nicely on top. Add the accompanying milk jug to make sure you get your ratio just right every time.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00 -75.00
Available from: Poketo