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House Numbers/Mailboxes

Digital 8 House Number

Are you geeking out over this Digital 8 House Number? I know I am, and I don’t even need one*. To get your number, just remove the unwanted segments from the number display. Mount several together for longer street numbers (in a very straight line, of course). In any case, you’ll show your love for the digital side of things while adding a thoroughly modern touch to your home’s exterior.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: MoMA Store

2213 House Numbers

How about some new numbers to update your home’s facade? You just can’t go wrong with these very cool numbers from 2213* LIXHT. They’re made of steel and powder coated, so they may even last longer than your house. And, don’t tell anyone, but I think these might just be slightly better than the styling of the Neutra Numbers (sacrilege!). LIXHT also has thicker VM-001 Aluminum Numbers ($90 ea.) if you want a heftier look.

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Price: $32.00
Available from: LIXHT

NakNak Wire Numbers

A little loop-de-loop makes these Wire Numbers by NakNak just a little more fun and carefree than some other super serious house numbers (you know the ones). Luckily, most of us only have one, two, or three digit house numbers, so a numerical facelift won’t break the bank.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Alexander Marchant

FF DIN Typeface House Numbers

Oh, how nice to see these oak house numbers in the FF DIN font by Another Country. I’d wager an educated guess that they’re certainly better than the current offering at your local hardware store, and the price isn’t too terribly expensive (unless you have a lot of numbers in your address). The visible wood grain will provide an excellent contrast to your home’s siding, and don’t worry about quality either, as each number is laminated to ensure durability for outdoor environments.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Available from: Dwell Store


If your house facade needs new numbers, be sure to check out these options from Canadian company numbermyhouse*. Best of all, no drilling is required, as they have a super strong peel-and-stick adhesive backing. If you happen to have rockwork or another tricky surface, you’ll need to add some stand-off kits ($5 per letter) to accommodate the unevenness. You can also customize lowercase letters or a special font, just email them for a quote. Pick any size from 6″ to 16″ tall.


Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: numbermyhouse

Modern Dwell House Numbers

If you’re dismayed at the thought of $48 for each Neutra Number, perhaps you’ll welcome this ‘Neutra Font’ alternative from Modern Dwell Numbers. Starting at $21.99 per number (and $25.99 per letter), it’s similar in style/look, yet significantly less money out of your wallet. Choose between 4″, 6″, 8″, 12″, 16″, and 24″ tall (prices increase as numbers/letters get higher, fyi).


Purchase Information:

Price: $21.99 and up
Available from: Modern Dwell Numbers

Modern Metal House Numbers

You certainly won’t find anything like this to at your local big box hardware store. These house numbers from Seattle-based Object Creative are made from bent steel and are available in brushed stainless steel, rusted mild steel, and a multitude of powder-coated colors. I could seeing people getting really creative with the material showing through the numbers, or perhaps backlighting them. Each number measures 6.25″H x 3″W x .5″D and is priced at $19 each.


Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Available from: Object Creative


Here’s a nice minimalist mailbox that can be mounted on a post or railing. Handmade from left-over scraps of galvanized metal sheets, each mailbox features rolled metal edges and stainless steel and aluminum fasteners for rust prevention. A wall-mount version will be available soon, so check back if that’s what you need.


Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Neutrabox

Digitus Numbering by Daniil Dadiomov

From the geniuses at Art Lebedev, digitus self stick pixel door numbers. Judging by the finish, it’s probably not very weatherproof, so it should be used in interior spaces such as apartment, office or hotel room doors.

Available in: white, terracotta, metallic blue, metallic green, metallic magenta

Figure height: 5.5 cm (2.17?)

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.77 ea
Availability: Buy Digitus Numbering by Daniil Dadiomov here

Andrew Byrom House Numbers

These crimped house numbers are superb.

Numbers is fabricated in small batches from .050 anodized aluminum.
Each letter is hand finished.

$30.00 each + $5 flat-rate postage fee (regardless of quantity)Buy it here.

[via iheartluxe]

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Andrew Byrom House Numbers here

Secure Mailbox options for gates

If your mailbox is on the street away from your house and it’s either standalone or wall mounted, one sure fire way to prevent identity theft is to protect your mail. For homes with exterior fences, any of these wall mounted mailboxes would work, from the inexpensive vertical mailbox slot (bottom middle) all the way up to the $305 mail drop with optional receptacle (lower left).

Other options include the traditional and modern horizontal mail drops which are essentially just holes which fall to the open ground, so you’d need some sort of receptacle to catch and protect the mail. And, for the mother of all options, the $340 Dvault (right).

Purchase Information:

Price: $55
Availability: Buy Secure Mailbox options for gates here

Weston House Numbers

If you’re working on the exterior of your home, a good Saturday afternoon project would be updating your house numbers. Weston has multiple type-faces and finishes available, and they send you everything you need to do it yourself. It costs a little more to add spacers (which mount the numbers slightly away from the house instead of flush against the wall) but I’d recommend that unless your particular house lends itself to having flush mount numbers, that the spacers are worth the extra expense.

Available from Architectural Numbers.

More information:

View Weston House Numbers here

Contemporary House Numbers

These substantial house numbers (each measuring over 4″ high) were created by renowned German font maker Erik Spiekermann, based on his own FF Metaยฎ typeface.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35
Availability: Buy Contemporary House Numbers here

Architectural Address Numbers/Letters

I rather like the Neutra Architectural Numbers available from DWR. But at $68.00 a pop, it could get pretty expensive. And they only do numbers. I found a company that does numbers and letters (that look remarkably like Neutra’s) for 60% less. The numbers can be installed flush or with spacers. They also do custom fonts. Lifetime warranty.

style shown: Deep Ribbon (left)
Neutra House Numbers (right)

Available from Architectural Numbers.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Available from: Architectural Numbers

Tech House Numbers

If you’ve been eying numbers in hopes of updating your house facade, now is your chance to get them for almost half off.

“Tech numbers evoke the lettering Hollywood designers have used on spaceships, or numbers on the backs of big trucks. This type is simply shaped, without diagonals or intricate serifs.”

All mounting hardware is included.
$45.00 $19.98

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Price: $19.98
Availability: Buy Tech House Numbers here