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Iittala X Issey Miyake Tote Bag

Issey Miyake has joined forces with Iittala and all you’re going to see is this Tote Bag. Don’t worry, you’ll see the rest. For now, though, just take a look at the lightweight, wrinkle-resistant bag, and marvel how it will fold itself up rather compactly, and how it expands into a cool, origami-ish tote when you fill it with your shopping.
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Price: $162.00 - 180.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Party Hat

Come on, now, remember when party hats were standard birthday party fair? Why let kids have such special ceremonial attire when we adults deserve just as much- if not more- frivolity for certain events? LA designer Albert Chu (of OTAAT) creates these leather Party Hats just for those festive times, whether it be a birthday or other significant life event. Keep one in the office or at home to use again and again, and make sure certain moments are celebrated appropriately.
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Price: $75.00 - 80.00
Available from: OTAAT

Prisma Jewelry Organizer

Hmm, if you (or someone you know) prefers to have their favorite baubles out on display rather than tucked away in a box, this Prisma Organizer may just be the thing to keep things tidy(ish). Hang earrings from the double bar, or drape chain bracelets/necklaces across the square frame. Larger pieces can take pride of place at the organizer’s base. And, when free from any jewelry, it simply looks like a geometric sculpture on a shelf or tabletop.
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Price: $18.99
Available from: Poketo

What is it?

What do you think of this*? It’s made of cement, and it’s about the size of a small shoe. Any guesses as to what it is?
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Price: $49.95
Available from: CB2

Binary Titanium Key Carabiner

If you carry your keys around on a carabiner, you might want to trade it in for this upgrade. It features a ‘safety gate’ that keeps your keys locked in place. No matter how many times you clip it on and off, this second latch keeps key rings safely attached, yet still easily retrievable should you need to remove them. And, as an extra little feature, the titanium body also functions as a bottle opener.
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Price: $29.00+
Available from: Kickstarter

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

See this tiny, very adorable pocket knife? It kicks ass, because it’s the size of a standard house key when folded. That means you won’t look like a lumberjack carrying it around (not that there’s anything wrong with looking like a lumberjack); it’s small enough to unobtrusively fit in your jean’s coin pocket or attach to your keychain (or even a zipper!). So handy.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Gfeller Document Case

Special documents deserve something more than just a plain folder; this Gfeller Document Case will keep important papers secure and protected, no matter your commute or journey. An iPad or 13″ MacBook Air also fits into the hand-stitched case, should you prefer to use it as a case for a device instead.
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Price: $325.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Turrialba Volcano Silk Scarf

So effing pretty, it’s tempting to buy one for yourself rather than a loved one. Maybe you can do both, as some of these lovely scarves from Slow Factory are on sale. All are 100% silk, made in Italy.
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Price: $52.00 +
Available from: Slow Factory

The Possibilities Kit

Let your inner MacGyver out with the Possibilities Kit. Your brain power combined with a set of basic tools is all you’ll need to solve small setbacks. The kit includes a small pry bar, a Phillips and Flathead screw key, 2 runt clips, 2 aviation cable key rings, one S-biner, 5 key maintenance rings, and a waterproof delrin capsule, all stored within a black tin case. Keep one in your vehicle, bag, and/or desk and be prepared for those unexpected situations.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Sony FES Watch

If you know someone who definitely doesn’t want an AppleWatch, but would still appreciate a wristwatch, take a look at the Sony FES Watch. I’m not saying it’s the coolest thing ever, but it is pretty fun. Using electronic paper, the watch can transform the look of its face and strap with just the touch of a button (24 design variations, by the way). Its digits are activated by your arm movement, otherwise it stays minimally blank. Oh, and if you’re into odd watches, you’ll also want to check out the Reflex LED Slap Watch.
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Price: $300.00
Available from: MoMA Store

San Lorenzo Money Clip

Fold those Benjamins with this bold, oversized money clip designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for San Lorenzo. One continuous piece of sterling silver metal twists around to give you an efficient clip for organizing your shorter stacks. Would it be a good gift for a discerning someone who doesn’t mind flashing their cash every now and then? Most certainly.
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Price: $169.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

Marble DOCK for Apple Watch

This is one seriously attractive Apple Watch dock. A brushed metal rotating arm is mounted on a block of solid marble, so while your watch charges, you can use and navigate at an optimal angle. Charge in the vertical, which is ideal for your desktop, or horizontal position, which isparticularly useful for bedside alarm use. The dock will provide a minimal charging base that suits the same simple elegance of your new(ish?) wrist device.
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Price: $119.99
Available from: Native Union

Zuzunaga Roots Laptop and Tablet Case

What, there’s a new item from Cristian Zuzunaga, and I’m not going to tell you about it? Puh-lease. The new Roots Tablet Case slips on easily over your device- no fastener necessary. Think of it like a big, crazily-patterned sock for your iPad or Laptop. Could be a fun gift for someone fond of bold colors. There’s also shawls, shoes, t-shirts, and scarves available directly from Zuzunaga, if you’re tempted to get something for yourself.
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Price: $98.00 -114.00
Available from: YLiving

XFR Tote

A durable tote that converts to messenger, shoulder bag, and backpack sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? The XFR Tote expands and collapses, so it’s ideal for a shopping tote. It’s also made from the highest grade 600D Double-Sided Tarpaulin with bound internal edges- that means solid construction that won’t disintegrate after a heavy grocery shop. Small loops near the handles enable you to clip in additional straps for changing your carrying style.
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

Talk about a great gift- you can’t go wrong with the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera. Why? Because who doesn’t like taking instant photos? It blends nostalgia with updated digital technology, and is small enough to take with you wherever you’re going this holiday season. You (or the recipient) will have fun with it, no doubt about it.
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Price: $100.00
Available from: Polaroid