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Akar Design: Art, Architecture and Design.
Welcome to AKAR Design!
MAKE TEA WORTH TRUMPETING ABOUT
Perch this perky pink pachyderm in your cup and enjoy perfectly brewed tea. BIG BREW is guaranteed to bring big smiles. Made of soft, food-safe, BPA-free silicone.
Material: Rubber silicone
Size: 2.44"l x 1.89"w x 4.21"h
FRED focuses on well-designed stuff that solves a problem, puts a smile on y...
MAKE YOUR PARTY POSH
Now here's something that really takes the cake... this Cake Candelabra is a show-stopping, jaw-dropping, birthday cake topping. Nine finely-turned candles fit perfectly into the silver-toned base, creating a stunning centerpiece for your cake. You deserve the finer things in life, so celebrate in style!
Make a scene at the breakfast table!
You're always likely to make a scene at the table when you CRACK A SMILE! Each set includes an easy-to-fill silicone mold that works well for either scrambled eggs or pancakes, and a colorful plate that serves as a dramatic background for breakfast fun! Melamine plate is 8", and the molds are approx. 5.5".
These magnets sport two different sides! Flip the sign as you empty the washer!
FRED focuses on well-designed stuff that solves a problem, puts a smile on your face, and doesn’t cost a fortune. They maintain their own creative studio while working with talent from all over the world — England, Europe, Latin America, Israel, China, Turkey, Korea...
No stove? No problem! Grab your Grub Mugs and all four squares are covered! This set of two recipe mugs will expand your culinary palate while satisfying those late night (or early morning) munchies. Perfect for singles, students, and basement-dwellers in need of a meal in a minute (or three). Microwave and dishwasher safe, each box contains one...
For a koala-fied Cuppa
Sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality time with Fred's Koala-Tea infuser. Fill his little belly with loose tea leaves, hang him on the rim of your mug and admire his adorable smile while he makes tea time totally charming. Made of heat-resistant BPA-free silicone and packed in a colorful gift box.
a nutty wine-stopper set
Fred's OAKED WINE silicone acorn stoppers squirrel away your wine for another day, while the low-pro le design is short enough to stash in your fridge. Set of two.
Material rubber, silicone
Width 1.89 inch
Length 4.37 inch
Height 1.26 inch
Designed By Steve Buss
FRED focuses on well-designed stuff that solves a problem...
Cut..... cube.... Repeat
If you are one of those folks for whom things must be just so, then this cutting board is for you. The Obsessive Chef is a 9 x 12 inch cutting board made of strong, sustainable bamboo, and it clearly spells out the most precise measurements in exacting detail. So, don't worry... it's OK to go a little overboard. And if y...
PITS AND SHELLS GO RIGHT DOWN HIS TRUNK!
You love olives, not to mention the odd pistachio, but what do you do with the pits and shells? OLIVER is here to save the day with his handy trunk! OLIVER is made from durable white stoneware and holds about 1 cup of your favorite nibbles. When his "tummy" is full, just pop the rubber plug on the bottom....
mini-but-mighty wine charms
TINY PRANCERS are mini-but-mighty llamas that hang on the very edge of your drinks. Each of the six rim-riding silicone charms has a unique color combination, so there's no mistaking which one is yours.
Material rubber, silicone
Width 0.79 inch
Length 3.54 inch
Height 4.53 inch
Designed By Gift Concept
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the improper wine stopper!
It's a proven fact...the mere sight of a banana stuffed into a wine bottle is enough to spread smiles everywhere, maybe even provoke the odd guarded giggle. Food-grade silicone creates an air-tight seal, and a bogus banana is surely more amusing than your basic mock mango or plastic pomegranate.
Designed by Liz Goulet...
Stale snacks are for the birds!
The bird on the street is that there's no better way to seal your snacks than with Fred's Tweet Treats. These uniquely designed bag clips keep your snacks fresh on the fly. Each clip is double sided and constructed from durable ABS plastic. Packed in a set of 4.
Each: 1.2 x 2.3 x 2.4"
FRED focuses on well-...
add some play to your next party
Put a spin on your next drink with VIN-WHEELS. These spinning miniature pinwheels clip onto the side of glass so you always know which is yours. Each set of six is made of sturdy PP plastic in easy-to-identify colors. Hand-wash only.
Width 0.98 inch
Length 4.53 inch
Height 4.92 inch
Designed By ...
A bottle's best friend!
Need a little hair of the dog? Fred's WINER DOG is begging to help you out. This delightful dachshund will make a loyal pal for your Pinot with his favorite trick - keeping an airtight seal on your bottle. Constructed from pure food-grade silicone, each measures about 3" tall.
Designed by Courtney Nicholls, Free Studio