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Happiness Wallet

Yesterday I was walking home after a run and a innocuous looking pre-teen girl holding a camera came up to me, followed by her father by a watchful 10 paces. She was working on a school project and wanted to know if I could help her. So she points the camera at me and handed me the mic and then fired away.

“What makes you happy?” she asked. After stammering and thinking for probably 20 seconds (which is a long time when you think about it) I rambled about how being with friends and family makes me happy.

What a sweet, innocent little school project to make adults question their whole existence.

Anyway, this wallet, although it has a jaded view on happiness, reminded me of that little moment. It may just make you think of what makes you happy the next time you take out your credit card.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.80
Availability: Buy Happiness Wallet here

Dosh Wallet

For anyone that’s dropped their wallet in a puddle or large body of water (yes, it happens sometimes), something like this makes a whole lot of sense.

“It’s a blend of flexible and semi-flexible polymers…that creates an amazingly durable, yet flexible and water resistant wallet. It’s packed with a bunch of really clever features…and has a pretty damn smart ‘Smart Pocket’ that you can use to store all these little things that you carry around…”

Colors: Chocolate, Gray, Orange, White

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Dosh Wallet here

Filson Luggage Collection

This luggage collection looks like it could belong to Indiana Jones. It’s both utilitarian and elegant, which is kind of hard to pull off, so it deserves consideration if you’re thinking about updating your traveling gear.

“This durable luggage collection is made with industrial-weight rugged twill that’s densely woven and soaked in paraffin wax. The result is a strong material that’s highly water repellent, even in arduous conditions. Brass fittings resist corrosion in fresh or salt water and full-grain, vegetable-tanned bridle leather provides comfortable, durable straps.”

100% cotton twill; paraffin wax coating; cowhide straps.

Canvas Duffle Bag, H 14″ W 25″ D 13″, $255

Canvas Padded Laptop Bag, H 14″ W 16.5″ D 7.5″, $275

Canvas Tote, H 14″ W 14″ D 6″, $98

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $255
Availability: Buy Filson Luggage Collection here

The North Face Base Camp Duffel – Large

The North Face is one of very few logos that I can look out without getting an allergic reaction (anybody read Pattern Recognition by William Gibson?). This bag actually looks pretty sleek, which seems unlikely considering it’s a duffel coated with polyurethane, but there you go. It looks decent.

“Main compartment features a D-shaped zippered opening for high visibility of entire interior, plus an internal mesh pocket for organization; Shoulder straps with an alpine cut for comfortable, easy hauling as a backpack; Constructed of waterproof, tear-proof and abrasion-resistant 1000-denier polyester; coated with PVC on the inside and polyurethane on the outside.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $120
Availability: Buy The North Face Base Camp Duffel – Large here

Exposed Bag

Cheeky shopping bag.
“Reveal your inner deviance with an X-ray look into your bag – featuring your usual cellphone, ipod and keys, alongside your not-so-usual Jack Daniels, brass knuckles and snub-nose revolver. Made of durable non-woven plastic fiber and available in a shoulder bag or grocery tote, it makes for an intriguing accessory for everyday use… unless, of course, you’re planning on any airline travel!”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Exposed Bag here

Puma Bento Box

I saw this in a store recently, and after a few moments of wondering what it was, I finally picked it up and opened it- much to my surprise, it’s actually a cute little container to hold lunches or snacks. Now, I’m not sure if ‘cute’ is a qualifier for your food containers, but it looks to be well designed and compact enough to fit comfortably within any bag. If anyone knows differently, please let us know.

“Designed to accomodate the working lifestyle, the collection re-addresses and re-organizes the needs and priorities of the working urbanite to provide greater relevance to their lifestyles.”

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Colin’s Traveling Bag

Nice look and could go anywhere with you…

“The shape of the bag allows the carrier to store not just the laptop, and all things work related – but also everything you need for a new outfit. All that without being overly clunky or disproportionate or, you know, just plain weird looking… To top it all of, the bag has a subtle and gorgeous green stitching and the interior sports a turquoise lining (not unlike the bespoke suits from Savile Row…) that adds a little dash of flash that is only visible when the bag is opened, to an otherwise beautiful and understated bag.”

Size: 23.5″ x 14″ x 4,5″ (59 x 36 x 11 cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $620.00
Availability: Buy Colin’s Traveling Bag here

Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag

I’m sort of addicted to cotton totes. I like the Helvetica city list, and more importantly, you can be one less person contributing to the large number of bags (somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year according to National Geographic) going into landfills.

100% Cotton Canvas construction
Reinforced tacks at double handle
Print of major cities on both sides
Approximately 16-1/2” x 15-1/2” (41.9cm x 39.37cm)

By the way, today is the first of a series devoted to green topics, thanks to Blog Action Day.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag here

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Hideo Trolley/Luggage

All three of these would be completely suitable to be seen with while jet-setting. I especially like the white with the mirror finish, though I don’t know how it would look after a few trips…all three feature functional innovations such as ABS shell, for lightweight supreme protection, and silent moving soft wheels.

(on right)Shown in Orange- Hideo Wakamatsu Mirror Finish 20″ carry-on trolley. Zipper closure. 10lbs., $210, 13in X 20in X 9in.

(middle) Shown in Blue- Hideo Wakamatsu 20” carry-on sized trolley from their Wave collection. Interior features mesh organizing panel with zippered pockets. Combination lock. $210,14.5in X 20in X 8in.

(on left) Shown in White- Hideo Wakamatsu Mirror Finish 26 ” check in trolley. Large capacity trolley features…smooth magnetic locks, [and] a “top spin” to allow tilt pull. 15lbs. $300,18in X 26in X 9in.
[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $210-$300
Availability: Buy Hideo Trolley/Luggage here


These ingenious tags reunite lost luggage with their owners. The barcode can read by all airline systems, or if found by an individual, it can be reported found worldwide by email, web, or phone.

$15.99 for two tags with a free year for a subscription for both. $4.99 for each additional year per tag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.99
Availability: Buy I-Trak here

Marc Newson Scope Carry-on Suitcase

This is a thing of beauty…Exterior in expanded foam, interior in polyester, with aluminum hardware, heat-laminated with 600 denier polyester webbing.

notes: Capacity of the case is 2604 cubic inches. Comes with telescoping handle and optional side handle, combination lock and detachable interior zipper pockets and a 10 year warranty.

dimensions: 15.75″ wide 21.75″ long 8″ deep
weighs 8 lbs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00
Availability: Buy Marc Newson Scope Carry-on Suitcase here

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Luggage tag

This luggage tag attaches to your suitcase with steel wire, and reveals your name through a little window, thereby concealing your address and phone number.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Luggage tag here

Marcel Wanders Cool Case

Marcel Wanders recently reduced a collection for “people who hate camping” as part of a new concept collection by Puma. It’s all based on luxury and lounging…a more urban vaction experience.

“Our interpretation of a cooler, this modern case is insulated with cooling properties to keep your champagne chilled and your gourmet food intact for that lazy summer picnic. It also doubles as a stylish alternative to your weekender bag. The multi functional case also has easy mountable wheels for all terrain usage.”

Wanders by Puma, Cool Case

For anyone that has had their eyes set on the Marcel Wanders “camping” gear, right now Puma’s offering 20% off your entire order…

“Designed for stylish outdoor living, the new Marcel Wanders collection introduces portable and sophisticated products for the design-savvy city dweller looking to enjoy the outdoors while not comprising on looks or convenience. Wanders’ unique gold and ornate print styling is apparent throughout the collection for a strong look that is modern, yet lighthearted.”

Beach Towel, $65.00 link to retailer

“The Cool Case, a multi-functional roller case with insulating properties that keeps drinks cold and gourmet food items fresh for your picnic and party.”
Cool Case, $280.00 link to retailer

Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy Wanders by Puma, Cool Case here

iamhuman Laptop Covers for Macs

Does your mac need a facelift? Some individuality? Maybe some new threads will make it feel more special…

“Each iamhuman cover is tailored to fit your mac’s specific model and size. We craft each piece from quality fabrics and authentic wood veneers. Professional grade 3M adhesive adheres the cover to your laptop and allow you to remove it whenever you are ready to change it up—without leaving a sticky residue.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $30-$45
Availability: Buy iamhuman Laptop Covers for Macs here