PERSONAL

Money Cufflinks

Awhh-yeah. Instead of the glitter, show off some bills (or should I say billz?) for a change. Umm, yes, they are one dollar bills, so maybe it’s not the most expensive, but it’s a set of six that you can mix it up however you want, which is a nice option. But $180, you say? Hmm…if it was a hundred dollar bill would that make the price point easier to swallow?

Get creative with your cash and your cuffs with this set of six mix-and-match cufflinks. Taken from different parts of the one dollar bill, this set of six cufflinks can be mixed and matched to spell different things or send cryptic messages (like “eye” “do”). Made in Canada. Comes in a velvet jewelry box.

Materials: copper, metal
Size: .75″ L x .75″ W

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Money Cufflinks here

Daytimer Watch by Alessi Watches

Faceted and fabulous, this watch keeps time in cubic style.

Designed by Wil Alsop and rugged at a glance, the Daytimer feels comfortable with its good fit on the wrist, while its 3D display naturally catches attention. Organic EL Display: The high-luminance organic EL display simply shows time, a date, and a day of the week. Graphic display starts by pressing the “A” button. 9 different graphics are displayed every time, followed by time and a day of the week. Architectural Design: This unique cubic style, like an architectural structure on the arm, was generated based on architectural methods to pursue a cubic object. The glass is made of acrylic.

Designer: Will Alsop and Federico Grazzini
Display Digital OLED

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Daytimer Watch by Alessi Watches here

Pencil Socks, Notebook Socks

This might lean towards the slightly-inappropriate-for-work category (much like those wacky ties that are so bad they’re good, or sometimes just so bad they’re horrible), but these socks are just too good not to share. Even if you just wear them around the house, they’re funny enough to be forgivable. Also, check out the Kick the Habit Socks (not shown).

Pencil Socks, $22.00 AUD, Buy it here.
Notebook Socks, $22.00 AUD,
Buy it here.
Kick the Habit Socks, $22 AUD,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD22.00
Availability: Buy Pencil Socks, Notebook Socks here

Eco Cup

From the same company that brought you the “I Am Not A Paper Cup” comes the Eco Cup. It’s the same sort of idea except it’s a single-walled (non-thermal) porcelain cup with silicone lid and sleeve to keep your fingers safe.

Stop using disposable cups for your coffee! Great for the whole office, our Eco-Cup is a porcelain cup with silicone lid and heat-protective sleeve.
The silcone lid can withstand temperatures of up to 230 degrees celsius (446 F) and helps keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold.
The porcelain Eco Cup holds approximately 450ml of your favourite beverage and the silicone sleeve will ensure your fingers don’t get burnt whilst enjoying your drink.

Colour: white porcelain cup with white or brown sleeve (sleeve colour is random)
Care: microwave and dishwasher safe

$9.95, Buy it here.

£9.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy Eco Cup here

Travel Luggage Scale

Now you’ll know if you’ll be hit with fees or not, or maybe you’ll just get some satisfaction with knowing exactly how much weight you’re lugging around. (Sometimes it helps to be precise when looking for sympathy: ‘Wait up, this thing weighs 25.7 pounds!’, ‘Ack, my back is killing me, I carried around 19.5 pounds through three different airports today!’ etc.)

Upto 77lbs(35kg) Including Tape measurer 39″(1m)

$10.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Travel Luggage Scale here

iPhone 3G / 3GS recession case

This is pretty funny (I think).

Tough times call for tough cases and that’s where the recession case comes in! The recession case lets you keep cash in your pocket without sacrificing on unique design for your beloved iPhone! But just in case one isn’t enough we have the BAILOUT BUNDLE – 10 cases for $7.99!

We are now offering FREE “Sharpie Script “personalization on the recession case! Just leave “Albertus Medium” selected and you will get your very own personalized recession case! If ordering a bundle we will personalize the first case.

$0.99 each or 10 for $7.99, Buy it here.

[via craziestgadgets]

Purchase Information:

Price: $0.99
Availability: Buy iPhone 3G / 3GS recession case here

15 Minutes of Fame – Art as Art

Ah, how great is this? This temporary tattoo signifies those fleeting 15 minutes of fame (whether it be in the past or your personal future).

The Art as Art project has chosen to commemorate the endurance of this famously flippant statement on fleetingness with a special “15 minute watch-face” temporary tattoo or transfer. Impress your friends with your intention to temporarily transgress the ‘famous/not famous’ divide, muse upon the fate of fallen stars and the trappings of success, or just reflect back to a time when in the future you were to be famous and think how excited you were with anticipation. Later, when it washes off or wears away, you will be a better person (in the future, as always).

$4.50 AUD, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: AU4.50
Availability: Buy 15 Minutes of Fame – Art as Art here

‘I love you more than’ Tote by paperwhite studio

Sorry, but couldn’t help but post this. There’s also cards that you can customize with your sentiments as well.

Screen printed tote bag.
Limited edition of 100 ( 85 left )
100% Natural canvas
Bag size: 15″x16″x2″

i love you more than tote, $20.00
i love you more than blank shirt, $25.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy ‘I love you more than’ Tote by paperwhite studio here

Stat Key Company

You’ll no longer forget which key goes where with these custom keys. Choose from a few animals, a couple of chess pieces, a handful of icons, and if none of those float your boat, the company will make a key from your own design.

Take note that these keys fit Kwikset locks only (to see pic go to statkeycompany site).

$11.00, Buy it here.

[via Cool Material]

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00
Availability: Buy Stat Key Company here

Music Balloon

It really makes my day when something currently only available on an undecipherable Japanese site suddenly shows up on a US or UK site. It’s a wonderful little thing that makes the world seem entirely less complicated. So, shall I present to you the Music Balloon? Some of you might have seen this on the other blogs a while back, but now (if you don’t read Japanese) you can buy it from a UK shop.

It’s not really a balloon, it’s a plug in speaker for your iPod / MP3 player.
Simply plug in and play.
This sponge foam speaker reminds us of 80’s TV presenter microphones and will happily sit on a desk or hanging out of a pocket while you play your tunes or check the latest podcasts.
Now you can cycle without headphones, irritate people on the bus and tube and share new music with friends without untangling headphone wires.

£38.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £38.00
Availability: Buy Music Balloon here

Jewelry Box Set

Sometimes the simplest things can make everyday rituals more enjoyable. Take for instance this black matte aluminum box to house your man/woman jewelry. Felt pads protect and separate your valuables without any fussy decorative elements, making it a breeze to select your favorites when doing your daily dressing.

This system – a preconfigured box with modular pads – combines the modern durability of aluminum with the age-old warmth of 100% fine wool felt, all with a burst of bold color.

Small (not pictured), H 3″ W 9″ D 1.25″, $90.00
Large, H 6″ W 9″ D 1.25″, $135.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Availability: Buy Jewelry Box Set here

Modification of the Republic Bike

Here’s a little update to my previous post about the custom bike.

If you have Georg Jensen taste on a Republic Bike budget, you can add cork grips and a Brooks leather saddle to any bike for about a $100.

(george jensen link via notcot)

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,500
Availability: Buy Modification of the Republic Bike here

Source: Via

Customized Bike

If you’ve been eying a fixed gear bike, you can customize the components in a variety of available colors with this interactive flash interface.

Available colors:
White,
Matte Black,
Wasabe,
Pink,
Skyan,
Copper

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Customized Bike here

Furoshiki Shiki Card Holder

I’ve actually owned one of these for about two-ish years now (can’t believe I neglected to post it), and have been pretty pleased with the function & use. The bright vinyl is cheerful and it’s been nice having something so durable to carry around business and credit cards. So, there you go.

The “furoshiki shiki” (furoshiki style) is made out of one sheet of semitransparent vinyl “film.” This sheet is turned into a card holder by folding it and making use of the adhesive qualities of the material. It is a practical material, easy to clean, and when washed with soap the material regains its adhesive qualities.

Available in Pink, Green, and Yellow.
Designer:
Samira Boon, 2004

$16.00, Buy it here.
or £9.50,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Furoshiki Shiki Card Holder here

Foldable Duffle Bag

There are two, I repeat two, MUJI stores within walking distance of where I’m staying right now, so apologies all around for any possible MUJI product overloads.

Size: 27w x 16″h; Folded: 9l x 4″w

$54.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Foldable Duffle Bag here