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OMHU Cane

Not that I know much about canes, but these appear to be the best looking ones that I’ve ever seen. Omhu is a newish company aiming to provide well designed objects for those that need help with simple tasks such as walking, bathing, or reaching overhead. Omhu (om-who) is Danish for “with great care”, and the company takes their inspiration from Scandinavian furniture, bicycles and skateboards. The cane you see here is made from a light weight birch laminate with an aluminum shaft and is finished with your choice of six bright colors of American bicycle paint.

Available in three sizes 31″, 34″, 37″ and six colors: purple, green, orange, black, cream, and light blue.

To learn more, visit Omhu’s website.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: OMHU Shop

Very Awesome World Tote Bags

Do you remember the post a while ago on Dallas Clayton’s Awesome Book for kids? Well, now he has some equally awesome tote bags.

Shown above:
Good/Bad Tote
PMA Tote

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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: AWESOME STORE

Jawbone Jambox

You in the market for a bluetooth speaker? This one is a tiny bit larger than 6″ long and weighs less than a pound. Frequency range of 60Hz-20kHz with an output level of 85dB @0.5m… also has 3.5mm audio. Available for pre-order.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Available from: Jawbone

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Canvas Zipper Bags

Can you ever have enough canvas bags to hold all your odds and ends? I’m certainly not sure, especially after seeing these three zippered bags from the Museum of Useful Things. The set of three costs just under 20$, and pretty much anything that motivates a good organization of the workspace is worth that much.

Paper Clip Bag: 8″ long x 4″ wide.
Clothes Pin Bag : 10″ long x 5″ wide.
Scissors Bag: 11″ long x 7″ wide.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: Museum of Useful Things

Pinch Stand

Raise your hand if you’re liking all the recent smattering of nice bicycle storage (‘nice’ being something a bit more refined than what you pick up at your local hardware store). This Pinch Stand is made of two halves of wood laminate which uses the weight of your bicycle to lock the rear wheel in place. You just lift your bicycle out of Pinch and the halves separate. The stand is adjustable, and can accommodate a variety of wheel sizes. See a quick video over at ClankWorks to see it in action.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Available from: ClankWorks

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XL Shoe Horn

Oh yeah? You think you don’t need this? Well, just watch, in a couple of years you’ll be bending over huffing and puffing just to put your shoes on and in some tiny corner of your brain, you’ll think, ‘man, if I just got that darn XL shoe horn, my life would be just a tiny bit better’. Luxury is many things, but comfort is near (if not) the top of the list.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Available from: UMA

State of the Obvious Tote

The S/O/T/O (State of the Obvious) collection from Mash Creative caught my eye the other day when looking through Magma Books shop. In addition to this tote, there’s also a Mug (£13.50, shown below), Notebook (£9.99), and T-shirt (£25.00). All items simply ‘State the Obvious’ of what they are, thereby creating the brand image.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £11.99
Available from: Magma Books

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

PadFoot by Michiel Cornelissen

If you’re still in search of a stand for your iPad, then you’ll be thrilled to see another option hit the retail market. Able to use in either portrait and landscape mode and weighs less that 15 grams.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Shapeways

Wallee’s iPad Case and Wall Mount

Are you wanting to attach your iPad to the wall with something a bit more sturdy than industrial strength velcro? Check out Wallee’s iPad Wall Mount. It has a patented wall plate with an integrated locking ‘X’ mechanism that allows for either portrait or landscape view. You can also get additional plates for multiple mounts throughout your home or workplace.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $56.00
Available from: A+R Store

Thomas Paul Pouches

Thomas Paul’s Big Business Collection will house your gadgets and nicknacks with some mighty fine old school flair. There’s lots of different sizes and images, so you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for whatever you need to protect.

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Big Business $20 Pouch, $24.00
Big Business Keyboard MP3 Case, $24.00
Big Business Sunglass Case, Set of 4, $64.00
Big Business Ipad Tablet Envelope, $38.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00 and up
Availability: Buy Thomas Paul Pouches here

Chairless

You’ve probably seen this around on some of the design sites lately, but now you can buy it at Design Museum Shop. For those of you that are scratching your head, it’s a sturdy strap ‘seating device’ that allows you to sit down and rest without a normal seat or backrest. So, uh, in other words, it’s a strap. Could be handy to have, maybe?

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Purchase Information:

Price: £35.00
Available from: Design Museum Shop

Garment Hideaway

Here’s a smart way to hide valuables when you’re away from home or your hotel. This zippered pocket ‘garment’ is meant to be hung in a closet under a shirt so your important documents and jewelry are safely hidden when you’re out and about.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.85
Available from: Magellan's Travel Supplies

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Planetbox Lunchbox

The fear of plastic chemicals leaching into our foods has resulted in some interesting new products these past few years, and a return to more traditional materials like stainless steel, glass, and ceramics to carry and transport food. Looking out for the younger crowd, these Planetbox lunchboxes are made from high quality stainless steel for a a clean, safe, reusable, and really cool looking lunchbox. In the case your kids don’t think their lunchboxes are cool enough as they are, they can decorate them with fun magnets.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Planetbox Lunchbox here

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Aluminum Card Cases

You’d be surprised at how difficult finding a simple card case can be. Of course, I say that and then do a search and I find these other ones (below) that are in line with similar colors in a matte finish as well (though a little more expensive).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Available from: Kikkerland Shop