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Bubble Dot Sleeve

100% wool felt with protective bumps makes these colorful sleeves handy for e-readers or laptops, and the fact that they’re by MIO makes them even better (because they’re nice guys).

Designed by Jaime Salm and Brian Kelly, manufactured by MIO

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Moleskine Unitied States Cities

That’s right, Moleskine has added quite a few United States cities to its collection of city notebooks. The city map is invaluable, and there’s tons of room for making notes on shops and restaurants to revisit (or avoid). I fully recommend getting whichever one for exploring whatever city you’re visiting, as I’ve found mine extremely handy to have.

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.95
Available from: Moleskine

Sputnik Watch

This computer-ish LCD display watch is now available for pre-order from Kibardindesign.

Design: Vadim Kibardin

You can pre-oder via email: info(at)kibardindesign.com

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Sputnik Watch here

Motz Tiny Wooden Emotion Speaker

How much do you want this tiny (super-cute) little speaker for your iPod or MP3 player? It has a rechargeable internal Lithium Polymer battery (with a USB connector) and a standard 35mm jack to connect to your audio source. There’s a telescoping antenna so you can listen to FM radio as well.

Made of apricot wood.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99
Available from: Amazon

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Jack Spade Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit

Devoid of any embellishment, the Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit is a rugged, waterproof toiletries bag in a simple and straightforward package, guranteed to take years of travel abuse.

Material: Industrial grade tarpaulin

Dimensions: 9.75″ x 5.75″ x 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Jack Spade Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit here

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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

Heritage Macbook Sleeve

Utilitarian materials and a simple design set this sleeve apart from the pack. At first the no-zipper worried me a little, but upon further inspection the elastic bands seem to do the job just fine. It’s really the materials that stand out though- asphalt grey felt with a large vegetable-tanned leather pocket give a natural feel, which is a nice balance to the device they protect.

Also check out their other various cases at hardgraft.com, especially their iPad Case (59.00 EUR) and Phone Case (45.00 EUR). (I’m also sort of considering buying their kindle case, as most I’ve seen online are sort of boring.)

Purchase Information:

Price: €79.00
Available from: hard graft

L5 Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch

Actually, it’s just the little pomegranate-colored thing plugged into the dock connector. And that combined with the free app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a sleek little universal remote. The system is completely customizable to feature as many or as few buttons as you’d like (up to 100,000) and has the brain power to replace up to 1,000 individual remotes: TV, cable, DVR, etc.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy L5 Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch here

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Thank you for shopping with us

You probably recognize this text from all the plastic bags you’ve seen it on, right? Well, now you can thank yourself for shopping each and every time you use this reusable tote. For anyone that is die-hard enough to care, the design is copied exactly as the original (the last “s” is upside down).

Made in the USA of natural organic Grade A canvas
16.5″ x 16.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Thank you for shopping with us here

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Bobble Water Bottle

Okay, now that this thing is actually available for sale, I’m curious as to how well it works. Anyone know? It sounds almost too good to be true. It’s made from BPA-free recycled plastic (so it’s also recyclable) and has a carbon-based filter which lasts about the equivalent of 300 water bottles. There’s six different filter colors to choose from too.

Designer: Karim Rashid

Bottle comes with a single filter. Filter lasts for 50 gallons/300 bottles.
(Replacement filters are $7.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: A+R Store

Leaf Tie

Ordinary cable-ties do the job just fine, but with these you have a hint of nature wherever you want.

Price shown is for 1 packet of 12 ties.
Designed by Lufdesign.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.00
Availability: Buy Leaf Tie here

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Uniform Wares Watch

Lovely simple watch from Uniform Wares with a 4 year battery life and precision Japanese quartz movement.

Available in 4 different colours.

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Uniform Wares Watch here

Par Avion Laptop Sleeve

We’ve posted laptop sleeve envelope lookalikes before (see Undercover and Interoffice sleeves) but this leather version takes it up a notch. It certainly has a finer look to it than the previous noted sleeves, and will be a nod to the manila envelope without being mistaken for one. Call me crazy, but I almost prefer the other ones simply because they are more ‘undercover’ and affordable.

Small will fit the MacBook 13″ or MacBook Air, while Large fits the MacBook Pro 15″.
Designer: Shuk Yee

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: gnr8

Screwpop

This keychain fits four tools in one: Phillips Screwdriver #2, Flathead Screwdriver #2, 1/4 Hex. Nut Driver, and a Bottle Pop-Top Opener. Handy, right?

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Availability: Buy Screwpop here