Formwork Desk Tools $19-55
From Industrial Facility's brilliant Sam Hecht and Kim Colin is a range of desk accessories designed for Herman Miller. Formwork is a modular system of containers that accounts for modern tools and frequency of use; the pencil cup has a ledge for a memory stick, while the stacking trays can be arranged (and rearranged) so that daily-use items are easy to access and less-needed items (like paper) are tucked away. The six pieces from this intuitive series are equally useful as individual organizers or as the full set.
Modern Rocking Chair $7,500
Leaving the mechanics intact, J Rusten updated the traditional rocking chair silhouette with an oversized, slightly more free-form structure. Maple cantilevered rungs make up the frame, with a bent walnut base to rest your arms.
Death At Sea
Cage Tape $320
For the elegant industrialist, Death at Sea has 3D-printed the stainless steel Cage Tape. The pocket tape measure runs 10' long from its exposed-mechanism body, with both standard and metric systems.
The Cockle Seller $48
This cheerful, graphic print by Nous Vous belies the widely accepted perception of the awkward cockle. The wader-clad carrier trudges his mollusk bounty with angular determination in his step, a perfect visual accompaniment to Tim Burrows' 2013 Gourmand feature entitled, "The Cockle: Brief, Pleasant Mastication."
Key Cable $30
The Key Cable for iPhone packages a handy, on-the-go charger into an elegant French knot that attaches to your keys. About the size of a bouncy ball and available in three colors—zebra, coral and marine blue—the durable TPE and nylon fob connects a universal USB with your phone to plug in anywhere.
Embroidered Notebook $15
British design studio Custhom applies their penchant for unlikely pairings to the Embroidered Notebook. The handmade book is digitally embroidered and fits in your pocket.
Large Pencil Bucket $45
Doug Johnston's Large Pencil Bucket is a nice and useful addition to the desktop, and a hand-coiled work of art. Having studied architecture and worked as a metal fabricator in addition to weaving and presenting his varied, sculptural rope pieces, Johnston's vision of construction translates to objects large and small.
1920s German Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar $1,995
Restoration Hardware has replicated a 1920s-era lightbulb tester found in Germany and turned it into a bar cart for the vintage-industrial-minded decorator with a penchant for booze. The Sputnik-shaped iron orb hinges open to reveal bottle shelves, hooks for glassware and a wine rack, or you can open a small hatch for a quick grab.
Middle Finger Planter $65+
If you've ever wanted to make a bold statement with a piece of nicely designed home decor, FPOAFM's Middle Finger Planter will top your wish list. They recommend an Andes Mountain cactus, a prickly, phallic plant that stands up against the world without a hint of regret.
621 Side Table $260+
Designed by Dieter Rams for Vitsœ in 1962, the 621 Table is now back in production and are a perfect example of the legendary designer's brilliant sense of practical design. The ultra-simple tables are injection-molded in Britain in large and small sizes, and are just as handsome on their own or in tandem.
Japanese ceramicist and RCA grad Ikuko Iwamoto takes a Buddhist approach to her medium, and her flexible thinking leads to pieces that are both sculptural and functional. These meticulously hand-dotted, slip-cast porcelain jugs—designed for “a bizarre tea ceremony”—feature a bewildering but beautiful tactility.
Danboard Mini Power Plus $39
Say hello to the Cheero charger, a little block of iPhone juice to keep your device alive. Beneath the smiling face of a Japanese character called Danboard is enough power to charge your phone 2.5 times before needing a reboot, and its two jacks allow for two-at-a-time charging.
Botanical Paperweight $61
Perfectly preserved, this handsome paperweight captures the graceful structure and magical whimsy of a dandelion, one of nature's most useful flowers.
Black Sheep (White Light)
Black Icelandic Sheepskin $220
Stand out from the herd with Black Sheep (White Light)'s long-haired sheepskin made in Canada from a black Icelandic pelt. The eco-friendly-certified sheepskin adds over-the-top soft texture as a seat cushion, thrown over the sofa arm, or placed on the floor. Each piece varies slightly, but measures around 41" x 25".
It's Decorative Gourd Season Mug $12
You know what time it is, so get the motherf*ckin' mug and celebrate. Simple and sturdy, it'll warm you up all though the season and beyond.
Helle Damkjaer + Georg Jensen
Cocktail Set Pestle $63
A good muddler is a solid investment, but it will greatly improve your fresh fruit margaritas, old fashioned cocktails and those summery mojitos. Helle Damkjær's stainless steel pestle for Georg Jensen is visually striking yet dishwasher safe.