Homework Leather Pencil Case by presentandcorrect on Etsy

This little low-fi pencil case harkens back to the days when kids carried their books to school with a leather belt. It’s a cute little case with laser cut designs etched into the back.

Leather envelopes cut from 2mm leather and embossed with various homework inspired graphics. All those things we had to remember at school; prime numbers, colours, photosynthesis, pi, the alphabet & more! A silver stud keeps your bits safe and happy. There are 3 colours to choose from; yellow, whiskey or dark brown. 7.75×4″ with plenty of room for scissors, pencils and the like. Embossed with the message ‘Do your homework’ on reverse flap. Made and hand finished in London.


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Price: $32.00
Available from: presentandcorrect on Etsy

Journal Bandolier by cleverhands on Etsy

A leather strap fitted with small loops for carrying pens, pencils, and other handy tools wrapped around a journal, planner, or other book.

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Price: $16.95
Available from: Etsy

Simple Ipad Sleeve – Grey Wool Felt from byrd & belle

I received a Kindle for my birthday (thanks M!) and I was thinking I was going to make a little case for it by buying some 2MM felt from Fitzfelt, but at $19 for an 18″ square plus tax and shipping, it’s almost more economical to buy it already made.

Snug fit and simple design; no closures, no snaps, just thick wool felt. Perfect for protecting your ipad while you tote it around in your bag. Sleeve also makes a nice thick pad on which to lay your ipad when using it on a hard surface.

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Price: $32.00
Available from: byrd & belle @ Supermarket

Cora Classic Rucksack

If you’re not happy with current offerings at your local backpack supplier, take note of the Cora Classic Rucksack. Constructed from wear resistant 400D high density nylon, the Cora has a total capacity of 36 liters with the necessary padded shoulder straps and Airmesh back. It’s obviously built with function in mind as there’s nothing extraneous in its design, which suits those that prefer more utilitarian gear perfectly.

Made in the U.S.A.
Cora is hand assembled in small runs by a military-grade soft goods production facility.

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Price: $164.00
Available from: IGNOBLE

Corner Store Leather Bag

Cast of Vices has created a luxury lambskin leather version of those ever-present plastic bags. While most of you already have your reusable totes (don’t you?) for groceries and such, you might want to have a nicer (i.e. non-mucky) bag to use for finer purchases. The four patterns (‘Have a Nice Day’, ‘Thank You’, ‘I HEART NY’ and ‘Recycle’) are hand embossed and sewn in Los Angeles.

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Price: $178.00
Available from: A+R Store

Zip-Around Briefcase

Designed by Makio Hasuike, this briefcase unzips around the perimeter so it can lay fully flat (see image below) and allow several points of access. If you like the look, I suggest you check out the other bag designs at Makio Hasuike’s website or visit MH WAY, where it is also available to purchase for € 105.


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Price: $198.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Happy wallet by Stefan Sagmeister

Just in case you need reminding, this wallet has the phrase ‘MONEY DOES NOT MAKE ME HAPPY’ screen printed on its various folds. In 2010 Droog started purchasing leftovers from liquidation sales and turning them over to designers for creative re-interpretation. Entitled ’saved by Droog’, the project’s editions are limited by the lot quantity.


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Price: €49,00
Available from: Droog

Crossword Puzzle Tote Bag

Totes! Everyone loves a tote, right? This Crossword Puzzle Tote is perfect for replacing those unnecessary shopping bags, as well as those rare moments where you’re bored out of your mind. Hint: all the words can be found in the galleries of the National Museum of Singapore, and it also comes with an answer booklet in case you get stuck.

Designed by OutOfStock.


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Price: $50.00
Available from: FARM Online Store

Leather Portfolio

At 14″x10″, this leather portfolio is too big to be a wallet and way too small to be a briefcase (hence the ‘portfolio’), but I think several of your smaller belongings would feel right at home in snazzy lime leather or a more refined white, black or gold.


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Price: $50.00
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Knapsack by Fatboy

Judging by the look on the model’s face, you’ll be absolutely delighted with this knapsack-slash-picnic-blanket. You can stash all your stuff in the knapsack and then unfold/untie at the park or beach and you’ve got a picnic blanket all set. (Being mid February with dreary weather all around, this sounds like a great idea, but mostly because the words ‘picnic’ and ‘beach’ sound so incredibly nice. Picnic! Beach! Sunshine…)


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Price: $149.00
Available from: 2modern

Fortune Cookie Coin Purse

Made from remnants from the furniture and garment industry, each of these leather coin purses carry a unique number to track its origin. Each purse comes with a little dust bag and a printed fortune inside.

Designed by Diana Eng.

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Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Fortune Cookie Coin Purse here

Straight Jacket Sleeve

Hope your holiday weekend went well. Maybe you’re still on holiday? Maybe you aren’t even bothering to check your dear beloved BLTD??… but then you wouldn’t be reading this, would you? To those of you loyal souls that need your design fix, even between Christmas and New Years, don’t fret. We are here, slaving away as usual to bring you the best/strangest/most visually pleasing items available online. We do live to please.

These sleeves by Autum are right up any minimalist’s alley. Leather (domestically tanned) with padded construction makes up a simple sleeve for your iPad or laptop, ensuring protection without adding any ‘look at me’ visual clutter. And, just for fun, check out Autum’s Minion Bike (vavoom!).

Limited Production (First run of 50)
Hand Made – USA

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Price: $133.00
Available from: Autum

‘my document’ & ‘my photo’ cases

From our archives (originally published August 26, 2008), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

Just the thing to keep your laptop and camera safe…

color: yellow (pantone 128)
materials: neoprene case with zipper
each case comes with one random icon badge (arrow, hand or timer)

‘my document’ laptop case
, $30.00 (+$12.00 shipping),
Buy it here.
13.3 inch (L 330mm W 280mm D 25mm)
14.1 inch (L 345mm W 300mm D 25mm)
15.4 inch (L 380mm W 325mm D 25mm)

‘my photo’ camera case
, $22.00 (+$8.00 shipping), Buy it here.

size: L 115mm W 95mm D 18mm

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Price: $22.00-$42.00
Availability: Buy ‘my document’ & ‘my photo’ cases here

The Fold Wallet by Leffot

I love the simplicity of this leather wallet by Leffot. It’s a single piece of “horse ass leather” folded three times to secure your cash. That’s it, no fancy gimmicks. Some of the colors are back ordered, but expected back in stock mid December. See Leffot Blog for more details.


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Price: $95.00
Available from: Leffot

SIWA Cases and Bags

It’s impossible to ignore these cases and bags, even if the SIWA briefcase is my favorite. With several different sizes to choose from, you can organize your belongings in whatever way you see fit.

All pieces are produced by the Onao paper company in Japan and are highly water-resistant and capable of carrying heavy loads (tested for up to 10 kgs/ 22 lbs).


Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00 and up
Available from: baum-kuchen