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Dual Purpose Design

Mini Magnetism

Clean the air while beautifying your environs with these genius mini magnets. Using found driftwood, they incorporate low maintenance plants (no soil!) into your design d├ęcor for a dash of organic whimsy. Available as a set of four, the living magnets are ideal for a fridge or a friend.

www.ansondesignco.com

Heads Up

Perfect for adding instant pizzazz to a room, these resin animal heads are also a fun way to store necklaces or bracelets. With customisable colour combinations available, as well as a selection of animals equal to Noah's Ark, these handcrafted faux heads will turn heads without breaking hearts.

www.whitefauxtaxidermy.com

Bored Game

Strike a design bullseye with Key Target, a playful way to keep track of metal items, like those keys you always misplace. Made from beech wood and powerful magnets, it ups the fun factor by affixing items tossed in its direction. Including a branded key ring, it puts the 'art' in dartboard while eliminating the 'bored'.

www.areaware.com

Punchy Pails

Clean up clutter in style with these striking buckets made of recycled cotton canvas and printed with eco-friendly inks. Best, when not in use, they are easy to wash and can tuck away until needed. Available in a variety of eye-catching patterns and two useful sizes, they bring order and embellishment home.

www.maikagoods.com

Sea Art

Stash sweet treats or rings and other things in this delicate one-of-a-kind sea urchin bowl that doubles as a gorgeous art piece. Wheel thrown, this mid-fired pottery is part of the artist's 365 URCHIN project whereby she will be creating unique urchin pots for all of 2014.

www.isolabellashop.com

Two F'er

Double down on clever design with a sturdy Pomada Ottoman crafted from recovered cardboard tubes. Offering a host of uses from footstool to storage container to chair, at over 12 inches tall and wide, and with over 25 colourways and patterns to choose from, they enhance any space while supporting traditional artisans abroad. Talk about dual purpose design.

www.patrondesign.com


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