Keeping your desk in order: from bookish obsessions to tidy-up toys
Here’s a neat little solution for storing all those miscellanous things you keep in your pockets or that tend to lie around. Ideaco’s Cuppo is a cup designed to be attached to a wall or other vertical surfaces.
Storing frequently used plastic wrap and kitchen towels tidily can be made easier with Ideaco’s Wrap Holder and Kitchen Towel Dispenser. Both are magnetic and can be attached to a refrigerator or side of an oven — out of the way for the most part, but still within in easy reach.
Following the success of Tidy’s Magnet Keyper (a magnetic wooden block that attaches to metal surfaces and holds keys), the brand’s new Magnet Hook is a similar idea — except, of course, it’s a hook. Also wooden, it looks a bit like a door knob on which you can hang pretty much anything, though its size and shape makes it particularly well suited for umbrellas, hats and coats.
Giraffe’s new Work to Shop store in Tokyo’s Sendagaya area is now letting you do this yourself with a bespoke service. Starting from ¥15,000, you can design a unique tie by choosing fabric combinations, tie width and decorative motifs. You can also watch Giraffe ties being made by the on-site artisans.
Newsed’s brightly colored recycled acrylic badges and car-seat-belt bow ties have already proved popular at museum shops and select stores, and this competition is one way the brand expands its unusual collection.