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Baldessari Boring Art Bag

Repeat it to yourself everyday in hopes that it’ll make a difference. Who knows, maybe it will. Also, if it doesn’t sink in, you can use the Baldessari Boring Art Ruler (�1) to hit yourself over the head with until it does.

43 x 35cm

This tote bag features John Baldessari’s lithograph ‘I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art’, 1971. For more info on the artist: John Baldessari

Purchase Information:

Price: �16.50
Available from: Tate Online Shop

Paint Can Pinhole Camera

I just saw this at a local store. You can always make your own pinhole camera out of materials laying around the house, but if you haven’t got the time this could be a fun gift to buy for yourself. Plus, you have to appreciate that the packaging is the product itself.

The Paint Can Pinhole Camera was developed and patented by Jim Kosinski.

For more, visit Paint Can Camera.
Also, here’s Step by Step Instructions.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.45
Available from: brooklyn5and10

Cristian Zuzunaga Colour Chart Bag

If you can’t afford (or find) Cristian Zuzunaga’s artwork, maybe this colourful tote bag will give you enough of a fix. If you’re not familiar with his work, take a look at his site (you’ve probably seen the results of his collaborations with Moroso and Ligne Roset).

100% Cotton.
Cristian Zuzunaga’s website

Purchase Information:

Price: 30.00
Available from: Tate Online Shop

Mix Tape USB Hub

Triple your USB port-age with this casette-shaped USB hub from Urban Outfitter’s, a den of cool for city slickers and country bumpkins alike.

Available in black and white
4 foot USB cable
Mac and PC compatible
4 x 0.5 x 2.5 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Available from: Urban Outfitter's

Pentagon and Hexagon Watches

Nice, eh? Not sure if you guessed already, but these two watches were inspired by a soccer ball. Score!

Made of an ABS plastic case, an acrylic crystal, and a polyurethane band.
& design, 2007

Hexagon White, $75.00 ($67.50 Members)
Pentagon Black, $75.00 ($67.50 Members)

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Vapur Bottle

The Vapur Bottle is a collapsible water bottle that folds flat when emptied. Perfect for traveling and commuting, reasonably priced too. I’m curious to see how durable it is and how well it stands up on its own.� It’s dishwasher safe, comes with a carabiner for carrying, freezable, and has a writable text area for personalization.

Capacity: 16 oz (473 ml)
Material: Ultra-durable BPA-Free polymer
Colors: green, pink, blue, smoke, purple.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.95
Availability: Buy Vapur Bottle here

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Polaroid Scarves

Alright, this is quite expensive for a scarf but I gotta say, it looks seriously awesome. They’re made in 100% silk and come in seven different style prints, with this lush foresty scene being my favorite.

Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Availability: Buy Polaroid Scarves here

Dahon Vitesse D7HG Folding Bicycle

$700 seems like a lot for a folding bicycle, but this one sure doesn’t skimp on features: a light-weight aluminum frame, great name-brand components, full fenders, and rack. And I must point my absolute favorite which is the full size air pump built into the seat post! Brilliant!

The Vitesse D7HG is for those who are looking for a great bike for urban commuting at a good value. We took our award-winning Vitesse D7, added an internal gear hub and tried and true components from top component suppliers. Then we topped it off with mudguards, a rack and even a trouser saving chainguard so you can ride in any weather. Available in 3-speed model for general use, and a 7-speed model for more demanding riders.

Speeds: 7
Weight: 11.9 kg (26.2 lb)
Folding Time: 15 sec
Folding Size: 29 x 80 x 66 cm (11.3″ x 31.2″ x 25.7″)

Check out the full specs here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Dahon Vitesse D7HG Folding Bicycle here

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PowerFilm Rollable Solar Charger

You know, for when you’re lost in the desert (or camping, as the case most likely will be). Or maybe you’ll use it daily if you get enough sunshine through your window. Either way, it’s paper thin and ‘monolithically integrated’, which means less damage-prone.

Provides power to your cellphone, GPS, MPS, and other devices.

Power/Current: 5 Watts, 15.4 Volts, 0.3 Amps
11.5″ x 21″ (unrolled). 11.5″ x 4″ diameter (rolled)
Weight: 0.6 lbs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Availability: Buy PowerFilm Rollable Solar Charger here

Worldbike

Whoa. With increased cargo capacity, this bike has the potential to change the lives of many, many people. Originally prototyped as an extension, it’s now available for preorder as an original longtail bike. Proceeds from all purchases support bike distribution efforts in Kenya, or if you’re not in need of a bicycle, you can give a (tax-deductable) donation to help support the cause. (“A contribution of just $150 helps underwrite a cargo bike that quadruples the income of a small farmer in Africa.”)

What started as a thesis project a decade ago guides everything Worldbike does today. It’s centered on the belief that a low-cost, durable and “longtail” bicycle with integrated cargo capacity – a cargo bike – can change the life of someone living in rural poverty by connecting them to markets, schools and clinics. This bike was first conceivd on a trip to Nicaragua, where it was originally prototyped as a transport solution for local farmers. Since then, it’s taken the form of bolt-on extensions, modified mountain bikes and today, an original longtail bike frame manufactured overseas and assembled locally.

Worldbike was included in the Design for the other 90% exhibition by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Inquire about preorders at [email protected].

More information:

View Worldbike here

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Laptop Covers

Nothing fancy about this laptop cover, just a nice outside pocket (4″ x 5″) for iPhone/iPod/mobile and 2 hidden snaps to close the main pocket. Simplicity.

Designed by Katja Hettler & Jula Tullmann for Redmaloo.
Made in Germany.
Wool felt with cotton trim.
Available in orange with red details or light grey with red details.

13″ – $78.00 (15″ x 10.5″) – only available in grey
15″ – $82.00 (17″ x 12″) – only available in orange

Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00
Available from: Plastica Shop

Pong iPhone case

So, if you read all the gadget blogs, you’ll have read about the Pong iPhone case. Apparently it deflects harmful radiation away from your head, which sounds really great, but there are complaints of the price and a little bit of skepticism on how well it works. I’ll not go into all the details, but if you’re interested you can read for yourself how it works (see below for the write-ups).

The first scientifically-proven radiation reduction case. Let the embedded Pong module protect your head while the form-fitting case protects your iPhone 3G and 3GS from the rigors of heavy duty use. Pong’s special silicone formula guarantees that your phone maintains full signal strength and battery life.

[via Wired and CrunchGear]

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Pong iPhone case here

Kiri Watch by Masayuki Kurokawa

I really, really don’t like wearing watches. They all seem so “look at me”, but I wouldn’t mind wearing this one…it seems so shy and apologetic in a way; even the lens is frosted. Issey Miyake’s Twelze comes close to achieveing the same effect, but Kurokawa’s is even more humble (the clear strap almost disappears against your skin), less designer label, and a fraction of the Miyake price.

Designer: Masayuki Kurokawa
Watchface: 1.33 inches
Length: 7 to 8.5 inches (from first to last hole)
Zinc alloy, glass, and silicone

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Kiri Watch by Masayuki Kurokawa here

Wonder Thunder Muslin Produce Bags

Not a whole lot to say except that this is a set of four ridiculously awesome looking muslin produce bags, handmade in Seattle.

Material: Unbleached cotton muslin with organic cotton drawstring
Dimensions: Large 10″ x 12″-Medium 6″ x 10″-Small 6″ x 5.5″-Herb 3.5″ x 5

[via Daily Candy]

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Wonder Thunder Muslin Produce Bags here

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AO OR Organizer by Nooka

The vivid colors and simple form definitely attracted me to this product initially. I have a feeling that silicone may not be an ideal material for a wallet cause of its inherit “stickyness”, and wouldn’t be suited well to be constantly taken in and out of pockets, but it should be able to handle anything else you can throw at it. I’m thinking iPod or passport case.

The Nooka Asset Organizer (AO) is a system of containers that can be adapted to their needs of the user – whether it is for cards, cash, licenses, or photos. They are made from a soft silicone rubber-like substance that is comfortable to sit on, expandable, and water resistant.

Size Open: 199mm x 66mm
Closed: 96mm x 66mm

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy AO OR Organizer by Nooka here