Jewelry

Picto Silicone Watch

Remember the Picto Wall Clock? I know you like the simple graphics of its face and hands, but here’s an idea- instead of wearing it Flavor Flav style, why don’t you get the wristwatch version? A monochrome case and band has a rotating watch face that shows the passage of time, and it’s now in MoMA’s permanent collection.
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Price: $210.00
Available from: Dwell Store

HELLO! My Name Is LED Nametag Kit

Oh, the endless conferences and meet-and-greets. Instead of filling out yet another nametag, showcase your soldering skills with a DIY HELLO! My Name Is LED Nametag Kit. Is it a teensy bit nerdy? Yes. Is it also kind of fun and cool? Yes. Consider it as a gift for someone not afraid of melting metal.
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Price: $19.99
Available from: Maker Shed

SOND™ Watch

Yes, the SOND Watch by VOID is rather large, but it’s also reassuringly old school. The watch itself secures the nylon band, making it easy to change and adjust. It’s not for everyone, I know, but it is a fun option for a wristwatch, especially considering there’s eight colors of each component (the watch case, the watchband and the silicone fitting loops) so you have the possibility to create over 500 unique color combinations.
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Price: $95.00
Available from: VOID

Macon and Lesquoy Pins (new)

Even if you’re not the type to pin a pin onto your hat/bag/shirt, these pins by Macon and Lesquoy will tempt you to change your ways. Yes, we’ve featured them before, but there’s a new batch out, and, come on, how could I resist not sharing a Radish, Pipe and Smoke, and Bicycle pin? Or an Apple, Crab, and Peapod pin? Do you not have an urge to pick a few and group them together artfully on a canvas tote? I have a curious urge to find a jean jacket* just so I can have a designated spot for a few favorites.

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Price: $30.00 - 58.00
Available from: GreenerGrassDesign

Runbell

You know how frustrating it is to be running along a crowded pathway, dodging pedestrians who have little clue you are running super fast (and looking good while doing so, I might add) and about to overtake them? Yeah, you could shout out ‘On your right!’ or ‘On your left!’ every single time, or you could have this Runbell to pleasantly alert those in front of you. Ding ding! Take a look at the video below, or go to Kickstarter to back the project (5 days left).
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Price: $25.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Walnut Jewelry Box plus $100 GC to KM

Fit for a lady or gentleman with a select collection of jewelry, this hand-hewn Walnut Jewelry Box has a removable tray with four compartments for rings, cuff links and smaller items. Suede lining in each compartment helps protect contents, and when the lid is snugly on top, the box measures a perfect 6″ square.

And, good news, we’re teaming up with the retailer, Kaufmann Mercantile, for a cross promotion: sign up for emails from both BLTD and Kaufmann Mercantile and you’ll be entered to win a gift card for $100. That $100 could go towards many a great things from Kaufmann Mercantile, or help you save some dough on one very nice thing (like this jewelry box).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $259.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Geo Ring Holders

Ladies, put your hands up… and gentlemen, let’s not leave you out, because you might just be cool enough to wear man rings (pinky rings do not count). Do you need a ring holder? These almost look like jewelry for your jewelry when all four of these Geo Ring Holders are lined up side by side, and despite being ‘trinket-y’ they’re all relatively safe bets for a small gift idea (for others or yourself). Plus, you always have the option of busting out some ‘Put A Ring On It’ lyrics- and dance moves- when you pick up/put down your rings.
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Price: $10.00 each
Available from: Umbra

Paper Write-On Watch

You can hear it calling out for your scribbles, doodles, and fancy handwriting, can’t you? It feels like paper, but this watch has a polyethylene (plastic) band for durability. Use pencil for erasable notes or ink for more permanent designs, and don’t forget that this could be an excellent gift idea for a friend or family member. As the retailer recommends, it might also be a clever save-the-date or party invite. Sold as a set of three, and is available in three styles: ruled, graph, or plain white.

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Price: $18.00 for s/3
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Gamma Ray Alternative Watch

Tell time using a binary system- and don’t worry, it’s not complicated. Just pay attention to where the lights are on the face and you’ll have the code cracked. As you can see from the image below, the pattern is circular, and the lights are different sizes, so it won’t take many brain cells to figure out whether it’s 1:20 or 2:35. The square face and stainless steel strap keep things sleek and modern.
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Price: $200.00
Available from: ahalife

AÃRK Collective Classic Watch

Newsflash! Wristwatches still exist. Some people use them to tell the time instead of checking their smartphones, if you can believe it. AÃRK Collective has a tempting collection of minimally designed watches in a few spectacular color choices (four, to be exact), and there’s no doubt they’ll have some of us rethinking our time telling habits.
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Price: AUD139.00
Available from: AÃRK Collective

Pins by Macon and Lesquoy

As you might have noticed, gift guides are popping up all over the place. We’ll have some wishlists/gift guides just like last year in the upcoming weeks, but until then, keep these pins by Macon and Lesquoy on your radar. They’re intended purely for fun, and, as they’re quite small (~1″- 2″), could be easily worn on shirts, jackets, and bags. Perfect for co-workers, friends, etc.
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Price: $20.00 - 30.00
Available from: Greener Grass Design

Trust Me Cufflinks

The current political atmosphere isn’t the most friendly, so perhaps these wouldn’t be appropriate to wear to work unless you’re employed at either party’s headquarters. Thoughts on another cufflink pairing: “Trust Me” and “I’m disappointed with politics” (“I’m disappointed with the current political atmosphere” wouldn’t fit).
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Price: $49.95
Available from: Gent Supply Co.

Clomm Watches

Need a new timepiece? These watches from Clomm hit the right note of fashionable function. The clean geometry is nice to see, of course, yet it’s the few choice materials that will give you a few extra style points. Key attributes of each piece include steel case, Swiss made Ronda movement, sapphire crystal lens and Italian leather strap.
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Price: $450.00 - 490.00
Available from: clomm

Pebble: E-Paper Watch

This Kickstarter project has earned support for good reason- this watch looks very, very promising. With a customizable watch face and useful apps, it meets the needs of our day to day lives all in a sleek package. Incoming calls, emails, messages, bike computer, music control, even a golf rangefinder, you name it, this watch can handle it. Familiar with coding? Set up simple alerts and notifications from if this then that (ifttt.com) or their web-facing RESTful endpoint. Take a look at Pebble Technology’s Kickstarter page for more details.
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Price: $115.00
Available from: Pebble Technology's Kickstarter page

Reminder Rings

Always forgetting to pay the bills or call your mom (or ‘mum’)? These rings will stay on your finger longer than a piece of string, and they spell out exactly what needs doing. They’re made from stretchy silicone, like the various bracelets that some people wear, and the set includes these inscriptions: Take Pills, Call Mum, Buy Gift, Return Book and Pay Bills. (It should be noted that it’s probably best to use these for the purpose in which they’re intended rather than some sort of fashion statement.)

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD19.00
Available from: Up To You