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ACCESSORIES

BOB Multi-Opener

There’s no need to feel like a weakling every time you are faced with a difficult twist cap or vacuum lid. Simply use the BOB Multi-Opener to quickly open all sorts of cans and jars. Pull-tabs, crown caps, and beverage cans will be no match for your strongest muscle (your brain) when you’ve got this tool in hand.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store

DIMORESTUDIO Rugs

‘Price upon request’ is never a good thing to see when you’re on a tight budget, so let’s just all pretend that we can afford these bold and colorful rugs from DIMORESTUDIO. Feast your eyes upon the graphic blocks of color, in strange, non-rectangular shapes that will definitely set an edgy vibe in any room. I’d be tempted to hang them on the wall, as they feel more like art pieces than something to trod upon.
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Price: $Price upon request
Available from: The Future Perfect

Ooh La La Fruit Bowl

Ignore the name, but pay attention to how this bowl is made of three rectangular pieces of magnetized oak. The pieces fit together like a puzzle, which allows you to separate and stack them to hide the bowl away in a cabinet or cupboard. Smart!
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Price: $60.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Gardenias Vases by Jaime Hayon

If you’re going to get a vase, why not go all out and begin collecting Jamie Hayon’s Gardenia Vases for BD Barcelona? Purchase one at a time, so as to not shock your credit card, and know that any plant you put in it will look wonderfully weird (in the loveliest way possible). Each terracotta vase is hand-thrown in Hayon’s recognizable style.
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Price: $354.00+
Available from: Mjolk

Cowboy Coffee Kettle

Wait a minute, a coffee kettle without a filter? Pshaw! It might go against everything you’ve ever believed in, but, yes, this kettle is based on the campfire version of coffee and has no filter. Simply bring water to a boil, add your grounds, and let it steep. After 5 minutes, pour your brewed coffee slowly out, preferably while singing this song. Now on sale (for $36!).
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Price: $90.00
Available from: A+R Store

Portable Barbecue by Groovebox

Don’t say goodbye to outdoor eating just yet- Groovebox has this oh-so-convenient Portable Barbecue to get us grilling out on our patios/parks/campsites in the crisp fall air. The whole design breaks down flat to make transport easy (it has a carry bag), so make sure to bring it with you on your next outing. Don’t forget the marshmallows.
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Price: $72.00
Available from: Horne

Polygons Flat 4-in-1 Measuring Spoon

Polygons is an origami-like measuring spoon that lays completely flat; how you pick it up determines which spoon size you’ll get. Pretty smart, right? Premarked areas show you where to grasp to get the right measurement, making it easy to switch between volumes while cooking or baking. Use the Polygons to scoop and spread, and know that clean up is quick and unfussy. Now, who wants one of these for their kitchen? Back the project over at Kickstarter.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Aurora Light Kit

Fun! The Aurora Light Kit is a set of set of nine interlocking, triangular LED lights that you can program with your smartphone or your voice (there’s an included controller as well). Attach them to any flat surface- no holes required- then play around with colors and patterns to create your own lighting installation. Light up a dark hallway or add a little luster to a boring lounge area; they might be just the thing to add some sparkle for your upcoming holiday soirées.
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Price: $207.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Dymaxion Folding Globe

You may be familiar with Buckminster Fuller’s 1946 patented a map of Earth, as it presents no visible distortion of the relative sizes of land masses. Designer Brendan Ravenhill has taken Fuller’s projection (and architect Shoji Sadao’s hand drawn 1954 Dymaxion Projection) and turned it into a magnetic folding globe, which means we all have something to do with our hands next time we’re waiting for a brainstorming session to strike. Fold it into a geometric globe or unfold it to see our planet flattened out.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Areaware

Maple Raised Chopping Block

Short on counter space? The Maple Raised Chopping Block is just for you, as it creates space underneath for placing knives or other accoutrements. Quality craftsmanship takes it straight to the table for food presentation, as the sliding dovetail joints are cut with such precision that no glue is required. It’s equally suited for camping, as the legs keep the board off the ground and the surface is long grain (instead of the usual end grain) to keep the board light and packable.
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Price: $148.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Stone Fruit Bowls

Who says all your dish ware has to match? Get a set of these Stone Fruit Bowls to add a little interesting texture to your tabletop. There’s four ceramic bowls in all, and each one is cast from four different melons. They’re the right sort of size for fruits, snacks, and desserts and look neat enough to leave out on display- maybe on some open shelves in your kitchen?
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Areaware

Sunda: 2+ Person Tent & All-in-One Hammock

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, chances are you’ll be interested in the Sunda Tent & Hammock. Configure it into its tent mode, and you’ll have 35 square feet of livable space that’s perfect for two people. Or, should you find yourself on rocky ground, take it into its hammock version, which becomes a one-person, all-in-one hammock shelter. Plus, there’s a ‘Fly Light’ mode that’s suited for a more casual, outdoor, day shelter. So many options, all with the same pack of materials. There’s a ton of extra features: Lumos™ light enhancing fabric, interior zippered pockets for storage, hanging loops for gear… they all add up to a well suited shelter for your next outdoor adventure. Learn more on their Kickstarter Page.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Snowe Bath Towels

If you need to refresh your bath towels, you need to look at Snowe’s offerings. I ended up buying their Starter Bathe Bundle last year* and I can honestly say they’re the nicest towels I’ve ever owned. They’re soft and lightweight, and soo much better than the top-of-the-line towels I used to buy from you know where. I am still impressed with the quality, so much so that I ended up buying another towel bundle (plus two bath sheets) from them just now**.
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Price: $8.00 - 285.00
Available from: Snowe

Boob Hook

If you don’t mind a little humor in your home furnishings, take a look at the Boob Hook from Thing Industries. It’s a play on the particular part of the body that so many people obsess over. If you choose to add one or two to your entryway or dressing area (a pair are encouraged, but certainly not necessary), not only will you have two functioning hooks to hang your keys or clothes, you’ll be celebrating boobs. BOOBS! Fun.
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Price: $38.00
Available from: Thing

Plant Stand

What to do when your plants are looking a little down on their luck? Jazz them up with Bend’s Plant Stand, that’s what. The stand will elevate and protect your plants and add a good dose of patterned pizzazz. Those climbing plants will love to cover the whole thing, while certain pests and indoor animals will safely be kept away.
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Price: $200.00
Available from: Bend