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Map Laptop Case

Maybe this would be better if it wasn’t vinyl? On the other hand, vinyl is rather durable and easier to clean than cloth.

Feeling jet set? See the world through your laptop! Map Laptop Case is a perfect way to show off your international flair. World map printed on vinyl. Fits laptops up to 15″. Padded and reinforced with piping.

$39.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $39.99
Availability: Buy Map Laptop Case here

Map Handkerchief

Never be without a map-slash-handkerchief (let’s just hope you aren’t lost when bad nasal allergies kick in).

Paris (out of stock), London, Tokyo (out of stock), or New York
Size : 20.9 x 20.9″

$7.65-$8.50, Buy it here.

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Samsonite by Alexander McQueen

Uh, do any of you remember this post? Where this luggage was priced at $775?

Material: Exterior: 100% ABS / Leather, Interior: 100% Polyester

$318.00, Buy it here.
(note: these are available through Gilt Groupe, which is an invitation only site, and it’s got some really good prices on some nicer clothing labels (i.e.”coveted fashion and luxury brands”).)

Purchase Information:

Price: $318.00
Availability: Buy Samsonite by Alexander McQueen here

Hookeychain Magnet

Such handiness! I’m tempted to get one of these myself.

Just simply put it against the fridge or any metal desk/cabinets when you come home and this “hookeychain” magnet will eliminate your need to look for your keys in the house for good! You can even attach a memo behind it to remind you of things to bring when you leave the house!

Comes in 3 colors, Gold, Silver, and Black.

$16.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Hookeychain Magnet here

Akanbe Folding Basket

A basket that becomes a rug…you can’t say that for all those wicker versions out there, but you can for this little guy. Seems like it would be really handy for toting around a little one’s toys and miscellany; unfold it and it becomes a play surface, fold it back up and it’ll corral everything all over again.

A cute basket made of felt (polyester 80%, rayon 20%). It has a cute face, but it’s sturdier than it looks! Spread it out and you can use it as a mat/sheet/rug as well. This Akanbe Folding Basket has many uses: arranging magazines, storing children’s toys, shopping, outdoor picnic and much more.

Package Size: 47cm x 3.8cm x 47cm
Mat/Rug Size (when open): 1050mm x 1000mm x 3mm

$128.50, Buy it here.

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[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $128.50
Availability: Buy Akanbe Folding Basket here

Studio Leung

Two notable items from Studio Leung: a body sponge that rains on you in the bath and a pencil case fashioned from a traditional Chinese calligraphy mat.

Pencil Case, £5.00
Cloud Sponge, £4.00

Buy it here.

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Clever Covers

Clever, indeed! Now you’ll not have to worry about any embarrassment when reading your questionable material (though you might run into awkward moments where someone asks you about physics or the Japanese language, and then you’ll have to explain that you’re not actually reading what it looks like you are, and then the interested party might think you’re really weird or pervy to cover up whatever it was that you were reading, then you’re back to square one, if not at a negative 4 or 5, on the impression scale).

An intelligent book cover that hides your fluffy novel. this cover was designed specifically for those who have a thirst of the UnShakespearean variety. Simply slip over your book and go out into the world with no one ever knowing. No more disapproving looks, just respect from those around you.

Clever Cover (Book Size): Titled “Complete Japanese For International Business,” $8.00CAD, Buy it here.
Clever Cover (Magazine Size): Titled “Advanced Quantum Physics,” $9.00CAD,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Clever Covers here

Plamodel DIY Camera

If you’ve got a lot of extra time on your hands, and need to occupy said hands, here’s a kit to make your own camera.

the perfect gift for a budding photographer? how about a genuinely working do it yourself camera? the plamodel camera by japanese design house superheadz is a snap together kit that allows even the not-so-mechanically inclined to assemble their own 35mm camera. available in either black or custom Moriyama special edition model (images and color options reflect packaging color only).

camera type: 35mm, lens: 28mm

$17.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00
Availability: Buy Plamodel DIY Camera here

Fatboy® bags bags

Ooo, I like how simple these bags are, and the prices don’t hurt too terribly much either.

The Fatboy® bags are a colorful unisex collection for a very broad range of ages. Very strong materials with environmental friendly coatings were mixed with elements from the aviation and extreme sports industry. Parachute buckles, seatbelts, scuba diving zippers and noiseless Velcro are some examples for the original and highly detailed finishing on the outside and inside of the bags.

(top row) Fatboy Pantzer, $119.00-$139.00,
Buy it here.
(lower row) Fatboy Undercover, $19.00-$99.00, Buy it here.
(Several sizes available to fit iPod or Mac Books.)

More information:

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Crayon Rings

How fun are these? (Better snap them up before they’re gone…)

packaged in sets of 8 basic crayon colors
designed by Timothy Liles
1 1/8″ x 1″ x 1/2″
Handmade to order, lead time about two weeks.

$50.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Crayon Rings here

Guido Weekend Bag

Never underestimate the importance of a weekend bag. Having a bag that’s big enough for a weekend’s worth of clothing and accessories but small enough for a flight’s carry-on fits all sorts of travel needs.

WeSC’s Guido Bag has an extra large interior that allows room for clothes, shoes, toiletries and more. The interior zippered pocket and exterior pocket provide safe keeping for essentials and other items that you can find and grab easily. In addition to it’s functionality and eye catching colorblock panel design, Guido is a well constructed bag made of durable canvas and features large zippers, studded reinforced handles for durability and resiliency.

Dimensions: 18.5″ x 16.5″ x 8.5″

$75.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Guido Weekend Bag here

Green Shopping Bags

These are little bit funny, but I don’t know how I feel about the ‘faux canvas’ part…not sure how durable that is.

Leave Bag in Car Bag, $6.99,
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Wife Cares Bag, $6.99,
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Better Than You Bag, $6.99,
Buy it here.

faux canvas bag
13 inches long x 5.75 inches deep x 16.5 inches tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.99
Availability: Buy Green Shopping Bags here

Saint Bag

This bag gets top points for affordability and for the nice detail of the key ring…because, really, digging around for your keys is no fun at all.

Vegetable tanned leather. Red nylon liner, inner zip pocket, magnetized closure. Saintly ring attached to red cord to always keep things close by.

8 3/4″ x 10 3/4″

$49.00, Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Saint Bag here

Wool Felt Binder Case

The utilitarian design of this carry case makes me wish I had an important binder to carry around.

Designed as a carry case for the Aluminum Binder, the Wool Felt Binder Case (2007) may also be used on its own as a briefcase, document carrier, portfolio bag or even handbag. The 100% fine wool felt is a quarter-inch thick for maximum protection and exceptional style. With frequent use, the felt will become finer and softer. The hook-and-loop fasteners are durable enough for travel or courier. The landscape format fits European size A3 paper (16.5″x11.75″), while the smaller configuration accommodates A4 or U.S. letter size. Made in Australia.

A3: H 13.75″ W 22.5″ D 2″: $180.00 Now: $153.00
A4: H 13.75″ W 13.75″ D 2″: $150.00 Now: $100.50
(sale through March 18, 2009)

Buy it here.

Map Totes

There are oh-so-many of these totes to choose from…trust me, it’s hard to pick just one. I think they would make great gifts for friends too.

Shown above (not in scale):
Hobos Tote (San Francisco & Boston), $20.00
Natural Grocery Tote (Tokyo & Seattle), $15.00
Everyday Tote (Manhattan & Paris), $20.00
Beach Tote (not shown), $40.00

Made in the U.S.A.

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00 - 40.00
Availability: Buy Map Totes here