Wallets

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).

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Purchase Information:

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

Leather Writing Case

If you still prefer the pen/pencil writing method rather than the clickity clack of keyboard strokes, take a look at this beauty. The case is crafted from Bavarian cowhide and comes complete with a lovely assortment of writing tools (see below) that will no doubt add ceremony and purpose to your works. Also, if you already have your own tools, the case is available on its own without contents for £51. Could be a great gift for a writer friend or family member maybe. (Also, can I just say how many wonderful things Manufactum carries? I get lost on their site every time, adding loads of things to my shopping basket only to remind myself that I shouldn’t spend £300 on office supplies and miscellaneous brushes.)

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Purchase Information:

Price: £91.80
Available from: Manufactum

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William Wallet

Yes, those of you searching for a thinner alternative to the regular bulky wallets can now breathe a sigh of relief, for Kristen Wentrcek (of Wintercheck Factory) has designed a solution to your problem. Two aluminum panels are held together with a Shock Cord, enabling your bills and cards to be protected whilst keeping a very compact profile. A micro fine matte texture makes for a slick yet non-slippery finish and a top corner notch makes for easy loading/opening.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Available from: Wintercheck Factory

Regenesi Re-fill Leather Goods

Make from 100% recycled leather, Re-fill is a practical and stylish collection of small leather goods hand-crafted in Italy. Choose from wallet, credit card holder, or key case. I’d love to see these in person because from the picture it totally looks like felt.

Purchase Information:

Price: €60.00
Availability: Buy Regenesi Re-fill Leather Goods here

Bean Coin Pouch

This reminds me of the Leaf Tie a little. Could be very handy if you’re always needing quarters for parking meters (or vending machines).

Silicon rubber.
4.25 x 2.5 x 0.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Available from: nood

Paperwallet

If you’re wondering how this Paperwallet is different from the Mighty Wallet, you’re not alone. It’s made from Tyvek and is recyclable, same as the Mighty, but fits just a tad more credit cards as it’s got has just a few extra pockets. Also, if you’re the solid-color type, there’s some saturated hues that you’ll like. (Mighty Wallet has solids, but they’re a little more on the pastel side.)

2 credit card slots, 2 contact card flaps ,2 easy access pockets & 1 cash compartment. Fits 12+ Credit Cards.
8 x 20 cm (open)

**Also, Paperwallet is offering 10% off any wallet for BLTD readers. Just enter “betterliving” in the coupon code box.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.99
Availability: Buy Paperwallet here

AO OR Organizer by Nooka

The vivid colors and simple form definitely attracted me to this product initially. I have a feeling that silicone may not be an ideal material for a wallet cause of its inherit “stickyness”, and wouldn’t be suited well to be constantly taken in and out of pockets, but it should be able to handle anything else you can throw at it. I’m thinking iPod or passport case.

The Nooka Asset Organizer (AO) is a system of containers that can be adapted to their needs of the user – whether it is for cards, cash, licenses, or photos. They are made from a soft silicone rubber-like substance that is comfortable to sit on, expandable, and water resistant.

Size Open: 199mm x 66mm
Closed: 96mm x 66mm

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy AO OR Organizer by Nooka here

Billykirk Passport Wallet and Card Case

Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray create handmade leathergoods under the name Billykirk, a company they started ten years ago by making watchbands. They have since flourished into other offerings that consists of bags, belts, shoes, wallets, hats and other accessories. There’s a whole lot to like out of their collection but I’ve got to pick out the Card Case and Passport Wallet as my two favorites.

Card Case: 3×4 inches.� $85.00
Passport Case: 4 x 5.75 inches. $120.00

Bonus! Check out this great video for a more in-depth look at Billykirk.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Billykirk Passport Wallet and Card Case here

Mighty Wallet

The Mighty Wallet is made from Tyvek, a tear-resistant, water-resistant plastic that feels just like paper. This results in a wallet that will pretty much take as much abuse as you can give it. I’ve had mine for over a year now and it has yet to show any signs of failure. Mighty Wallets come in a multitude of printed graphics and colors, and are recyclable.

- Printed with SGS Certified Environmentally Friendly Ink.
- 100% recyclable packaging made from recycled PET plastic.
- 2 interior pockets, 2 credit card pockets (holds approx 16 cards) and 2 quick access business card pockets.
- 8 w x 3.25 h x .125 d

Beign the design and computer nerd I am, I have the Dot Matrix wallet, and and have got my eyes on the new Color Bar design for my next one (if my first one ever falls apart that is).

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Mighty Wallet here

Credit Card Lightbulb

This is sort of a neat gadget. It’s a card that fits in your purse or wallet (it’s just a bit thicker than a credit card) and when you need light, you just push the bulb out and it lights up, while the base of the card acts as a stand. It might be a nice little gift as a stocking stuffer.

* Small lightbulb folds flat for storing your wallet
* Flip up for light
* Batteries included

[via The Green Head]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.99
Availability: Buy Credit Card Lightbulb here

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Cork Case by Artecnica

The largest size of these cork cases would be perfect as a folio while the smaller sizes would do well to organize various items in your briefcase or handbag.

Sustainable cork cases lined with recycled billboard comes in 3 sizes: a wallet, a clutch and a handbag. Crafted from 100% recycled billboards & sustainable cork, this die cut case collection is inspired by the simplicity of traditional envelopes. The small and medium case sizes can fit easily into a small clutch or bag as the largest case size suggests you leave your handbag at home.

Small: $18.00 (3 1/4″ H x 5 3/4″ W)
Medium: $27.00 (5″ H x 9″ W)
Large: $36.00 (8 1/2″ H x 12″ W)

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Cork Case by Artecnica here

Blue Q Zipper Pouch and Coin Purse

I kind of love this pouch and coin purse (note: they’re not to scale in relation to each other.)

This Economy Sucks Coin Purse, 4″w x 3″h, $3.99, Buy it here.
Sorry Zipper Pouch, 9.5″w x 7.25″h, $5.99, Buy it here.

(another note: the Sorry Zipper Pouch reminds me of Adam McEwen’s Untitled (Sorry) and Untitled (Closed), 2005 tiny signs…which I was tempted to post but didn’t for fear of offending some of your sensibilities.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.99
Availability: Buy Blue Q Zipper Pouch and Coin Purse here

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Fiction Passport Covers

Now, how weird would it be if a man, woman and child were seated next to each other and they happened to each have these passport covers?

Collaboration with Ben Greenman.
Limited Edition.
“EACH STORY OFFERS A GLIMPSE INTO THE MIND OF THREE STRANGERS �A MAN, A WOMAN, AND A CHILD� WHO FIND THEMSELVES SEATED NEXT TO ONE ANOTHER ON A PLANE.”

Man, Woman or Child.
Dimensions: 4″x5″

$60.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Magnetic Money-Clip/Card-Case

While I’ve never been particularly worried about RFID credit-card fraud, it’s nice to know that this would stop it.

Thin and lightweight, this money-clip wallet is made from leather-trimmed pliable stainless-steel cloth typically used in industrial applications. The material prevents credit-card fraud by blocking communication by unauthorized RFID readers. It has a slot for credit cards and a magnetic clip for currency. Made of stainless-steel fabric, leather trim, and neodymium magnets.

2.75h x 3.5w x .5″d

$55.00, ($49.50 Members) Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Magnetic Money-Clip/Card-Case here

Money-Band

Custom manufactured to be exactly the right size for your cash and credit cards, this rubber band will minimize bulk and prevent pick-pockets (the rubber creates resistance, so you’d feel it being lifted).

Money-band is the original rubber band wallet replacement. More versatile and slimmer than a money clip. Many times slimmer and more ergonomically correct than your George Costanza hip-displacing leather variety.
If you’re tired of rolling with a junk-filled hunk of leather, then Money-band is the way to simplify and keep a tight hold on your cash and cards.

$3.99,
Buy it here.

(Thank you James for the link.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.99
Availability: Buy Money-Band here

 
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