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Natural Cork iPad Case

This ergonomically shaped case is made of recycled natural cork and has easy access to ports and controls. It’s also lightweight, which is nice as you don’t want to lug around extra heft in addition to the iPad. For more pictures and instructions on putting the case on correctly, visit aprodukt.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: MoMA 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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Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Available from: MoMA Store

LINK x Hennie Haworth

Remember the LINK Furoshiki, the Japanese wrapping cloth that can also be a wall hanging, a scarf, etc.? Well, 100% of sales of that and the LINK x Hennie Haworth will go to Japanese Disaster Relief until the end of March.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy LINK x Hennie Haworth here

TravelTeq iPad Case

Update: 20% discount on TravelTeq’s iPad Case (for the first iPad, not the new one). € 180 instead of € 225, which is a tad more affordable.

Is this the mother of all iPad cases, or what? Luxury doesn’t come cheap, but it sure looks nice. The TravelTeq case is handmade from Florentine Vacchetta leather and is adjustable to 3 different positions. If you’ve ever had a favorite leather bag, you know that this case is going to wear well and develop that nice patina… and if it lasts longer and looks better than other cases, maybe it’s worth every penny. Maybe.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €180.00
Availability: Buy TravelTeq iPad Case here

Diana Mini Camera with Flash

Camera phones are convenient, sure, but a little of the photography romance is lost without the proper click and whirl of film. This petite Diana Camera will give you square shots and half-frame photos (see below) and with the Diana F+ Flash included, you’ll have fun tinting your shots by slipping on one of the 12 color gel filters.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $105.00
Available from: Poketo!

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: FARM Online Store

Photojojo Classic Leather Camera Satchel

Photojojo offers relief to the world of drab black plastic camera bags with their Classic Leather Camera Satchel. An all leather exterior houses a padded interior fitted for a camera and lenses, as well as a laptop sleeve for 13” laptops. Two front pockets as well as a zippered rear pocket keep the small things organized while you snap away. I don’t even have a nice enough camera that would warrant owning such a handsome bag but it looks suitable for doing double duty for carrying about town as well.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00
Availability: Buy Photojojo Classic Leather Camera Satchel here

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Infinity MPG Pullover and T-Shirt

I’m an all season bicyclist but I’m certainly looking forward to sunny rides soon, and seeing this new graphic from Threadless put a smile on my face. The original Infinity MPG t-shirt is green with white graphics, but a new updated version is available with bright reflective ink, turning bright white in the headlights of cars. Check out this video to see it in action. I wouldn’t trust it as the only means of night time visibility, but it certainly adds a cool style statement.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Available from: Threadless

Pad Stash Sleeve Case

Nice. This 100% recycled wool felt sleeve will protect your precious iPad in style. Don’t you worry: it can double as a stand for viewing (and typing) and has pockets for your various cards and such.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Nau.com

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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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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: Russellandhazel.com

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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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: 2modern

Japanese Gardening Boots

Imagine if your wellies could fold up for storage, how much space would that save in your hall closet? A normal knee-high pair of boots takes up, what, at least 1-1.5 cubic feet of space? Flexible rubber enables these boots to be rolled up for storage, meaning more glorious room for other hall closet miscellany.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £103.00
Available from: SCP

Speakr Box by Buka Projects

This portable wooden speaker requires no batteries or power source and works with pretty much any gadget you own (mp3 players, iPods, phones, laptops, etc.). Nice to see a simple wooden speaker option for the desktop or for outdoor activities (don’t take that to mean it’s waterproof though).

Support BLTD by buying here: Speakr Box, $79.00 from gnr8.biz

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00

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Available from: Generate

NoteSlate

No, it’s not an iPad wannabe, nor is it a new eReader. It’s got no apps or games or books stored on its memory card. This simple tablet device takes the place of pen and paper, that’s all. It has a simple real-paper-look interface that allows you to make notes or sketches for future reference, then save or delete them. With a long life battery (180h) and a $99 price point, it’s awfully tempting to see how well it would work. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until June of this year to actually put your hands on one, but it could just be worth it.

See NoteSlate’s website for specifications and details.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy NoteSlate here