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A Stand Laptop Stand

For those wanting to add a bit of industrial aesthetic to their desktop, look no further than the A Stand Laptop Stand, which is literally made of PVC pipe. That doesn’t sound so great from the start, but it’s finished in a soft touch rubber so it feels great and doesn’t look like it came straight from the hardware store.

Materials: Rubber-coated PVC tubing
Colors: Black, Yellow, White
Dimensions: 14.2� wide and 6� high

Bonus! The packaging for this product is brilliant.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy A Stand Laptop Stand here

MacBook Air

While not exactly new, the MacBook Air is still the ultimate travel computer. Light enough and uber-portable yet with all the features of a fully-functioning laptop, it takes some beating. Limitations of no built-in optical drive and only one USB are quickly remedied by wireless solutions and the portable DVD/CD drive that you can buy for $99, but who buys CDs and DVDs these days anyway?

If you can afford it, go for the SSD version which really flies and more than makes up for the comparatively slow 2.13GHz processor. Truly awesome and very pretty to boot!

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,799.00
Availability: Buy MacBook Air here

Rumba Time Digital Watch

I remember being in high school and the inner-city-cool-kid thing to do was collect candy-colored plastic watches from fast food happy meals and <gasp> wear them. Thankfully, I never quite fit in and managed to make it through without succumbing to peer pressure. Made of stretchy silicone and water resistant to 30 meters, this unisex (and stackable) watch is a more stylish nod to the days of yore. (The test tube is just clever packaging.)

Available in a rainbow of colors and three sizes: 6, 7, and 8 inches long

[via Oak]

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Rumba Time Digital Watch here

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Book Belt

Whoa, I’m totally into this. The Book Belt stylishly fastens your books together, ready to be carried away. I’m assuming it wouldn’t be too wise to use the Book Belt when it’s raining out…

Materials: Black or Tan Leather

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Availability: Buy Book Belt here

Wallpaper* City Guides for the iPhone

Take a moment to rejoice, for Wallpaper* City Guides are now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Happy travels may now commence.

Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities.

Ten of the best selling Wallpaper* City Guides available now on the iPhone App Store.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.99
Availability: Buy Wallpaper* City Guides for the iPhone here

Blunt Umbrellas

You know those pointy ends of umbrellas that poke you in the face or that you poke other people in the face with? Well, no more. Enter in the Blunt Umbrella, with rounded corners that will keep you from injuring others and possibly also from injuring yourself. Plus, it’s got a few fancy reinforcements (radial tensioning system and double struts) to keep the structure intact when strong winds strike.

Available in three different sizes for individuals, couples or golfing.
Colors: Black, blue or silver.

[via designboom]

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Blunt Umbrellas here

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Want Les Essentiels de la Vie – Kansai Computer Portfolio

If you have a super-sexy ultra thin laptop like a MacBook Air or Dell Adamo XPS you’re going to need a super-sexy case to put it in. Want Les Essentiels de la Vie obliges with their Kansai computer portfolio.

Available in Black, White, Grey, Dark Brown, Green, Macintosh Red or, my favourite, Burnt Henna.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: Want Les Essentiels

iWood iPhone Case

What happens to your plastic iPhone 3G and 3G S cover when you upgrade and get a new one? Hopefully it goes off to a recycling plant and gets replaced by a sleeker, chicer, and more eco-friendly wooden version by Miniot, carved from a single piece of wood and customizable with an engraved monogram, logo, or personal message.

Available in: maple, cherry, oak, mahogany, padouk, and walnut.

Purchase Information:

Price: 80.00
Availability: Buy iWood iPhone Case here

Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case

OK, so it’s a little pricey but if you want the ultimate luggage then you’re going to have to pay, my friend.

Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Globe-Trotter, this exclusive black Carbon Fibre/Kevlar-weave travel bag of the future is stronger than steel, lighter than air, black like coal, and as innovative as tomorrow. At 21″ x 15″ x 7.5″ (53 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm) and weighing just 3 lbs (1.35 kg), this edition is the ultimate carry on piece traveling with any airline.

Thankfully it’s available in two finishes: matte or glossy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,525.00
Availability: Buy Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case here

Soft-top Briefcase and Messenger Bag

While I’m patiently waiting for the new stuff to hit stores, I’m also keeping my eyes peeled for snap-up worthy sales. These utilitarian soft bags have no visible tags or brands that I can see, and for those of us that dislike unnecessary visual clutter (i.e. brands) upon ourselves, that’s simply a godsend.

Messenger Bag Small (11″ W 14″), $220.00 Now: $110.00
Messenger Bag Medium (H 13″ W 16″), $245.00 Now: $122.50
Soft-Top Briefcase (), $420.00 Now: $210.00

Purchase Information:

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Mighty Wallet

The Mighty Wallet is made from Tyvek, a tear-resistant, water-resistant plastic that feels just like paper. This results in a wallet that will pretty much take as much abuse as you can give it. I’ve had mine for over a year now and it has yet to show any signs of failure. Mighty Wallets come in a multitude of printed graphics and colors, and are recyclable.

- Printed with SGS Certified Environmentally Friendly Ink.
- 100% recyclable packaging made from recycled PET plastic.
- 2 interior pockets, 2 credit card pockets (holds approx 16 cards) and 2 quick access business card pockets.
- 8 w x 3.25 h x .125 d

Beign the design and computer nerd I am, I have the Dot Matrix wallet, and and have got my eyes on the new Color Bar design for my next one (if my first one ever falls apart that is).

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Mighty Wallet here

Logo Branding Iron

I cannot think of a rational reason of why I want this, I just know I do. The Logo Branding Iron is a customized, 3d printed attachment that goes on top of a lighter. A few seconds under the flame and your iron is hot enough to brand into the material of your choice (I suggest wood or anything that will not ignite easily). For only $20, I’ve yet to come across a better little gift this year.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Logo Branding Iron here

Cork Laptop Sleeve

Your laptop works just as hard as you do. Why not treat it this new year with a handmade, natural cork and custom stitched sleeve? Since we’re dealing with natural materials here, I do worry about the life expectancy of the product, but I have a feeling it will last a lot longer than your laptop. Also available for the iPhone.

Material:
-cork: natural or recycled
-backing: synthetic “Fibrana”
-stitching: nylon

Dimensions: Mac book cover 13″ : 390/267mm
Stitching Colors: blue or orange

Purchase Information:

Price: 29.00
Availability: Buy Cork Laptop Sleeve here

Produce Bags

I live right by a great farmer’s market and I like to use my usual canvas bags when I go, but canvas is sort of bulky and not the best for smaller items. The produce bags bridge the gap between large canvas totes and plastic bags because they’re light and translucent.

Because they’re mesh, you can wash your produce right in the bag; they’ve got color-coded tabs (in a lovely palette), and they’re fully machine washable. Best of all, you get a set of 5 bags (one of each tab color).

Dimensions: 12� x 14″

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00 for a set of 5
Availability: Buy Produce Bags here

Portela iPhone Case

Mark’s recent post reminded me that somehow this iPhone case had missed a mention here on BLTD. Although more expensive than some of the other cases on the market, it’s certainly more luxurious and will keep your iPhone safe and sound in style.

Phone case features a leather outer with ribbed fabric lining, a zipper closure, and extra slot.
Available in tyrian, ecru, black, green, grey, and violet.
5″w x 3.5″h x .5″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Portela iPhone Case here