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The Umbuster by Sruli Recht

I’m sure everyone’s seen a movie or show where an umbrella is used as a weapon, usually by someone whacking a thief/ruffian over the head. I see this as a smart, modernized version of that same idea.

Each handle is individually CNC cut in a 5 hour process by the enduring Mr Liu.
The umbrella itself is provided by the good Guy de Jean of France.
And finally packaged in the boxes designed with the good Snorri Már Snorrason here in Reykjavik Proper.

225 € + shipping, Buy it here.

Hulger – P*PHONE

Whether you’d use this with your computer for calls or for your cell phone, it’s a comfortable old school option for prolonged conversations.
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Price: $50.00
Available from: Hulger Shop

Folderix 4GB USB Thumb drive

Pretty cute cover for a thumb drive…

Here we have [a thumb drive] by the good guys over at red hot design studio Art Lebedev that looks like a folder icon, but in fact is a 4GB flashdrive for your USB port.

Colors: Blue, Purple, Yellow

$60.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Folderix 4GB USB Thumb drive here

Leather Tool Bag

This tool bag puts plastic boxes to shame, though I’d say this bag is probably best for larger tools rather than smaller items.

The tanned Leather Tool Bag is skillfully stitched and riveted to assure many years of rugged service. An American original, Klein Tools brings six generations of expertise to this sturdy Bag, which features reinforced ends and a double-ply base protected by steel studs. The rolled loop handles are triple-riveted to the sides of the Tool Bag for extra strength. From garden tools to power tools, this tote will keep things contained.

H 7″ W 15″ D 6.5″

$200.00, Buy it here.

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The Clear Gift Card

Have you heard of this? I wonder how well it works*?

The Clear Card allows its members to pass through airport security faster, with more predictability and less hassle. With Clear you will get a consistent experience all the way to the gate. Clear members have access to a separate, express security lane by using an identity card containing their encrypted fingerprint or iris images at select airports. The gift card comes imprinted with a unique code which, when entered on the online application, will grant the recipient one free year of Clear membership. A perfect gift for the frequent traveler.

more about Clear and how it works.

$199.00, Buy it here.


*(not the gift card, but the actual experience)

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy The Clear Gift Card here

Shinbun Tote Bags

A very inexpensive tote for your toting needs….

Japanese newspaper (shinbun) expertly folded and glued by hand in Towa Village by farmer’s wives. For the environmentally conscience.

$12.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Shinbun Tote Bags here

Too Late Watches

These are just about as minimal as you can get with a watch. And, perhaps equally exciting, it’s available in a variety of hues (more than pictured) and costs $30(!).

  • Waterproof (suitable for swimming)
  • Silicon band
  • Date and Time functions
  • 2 years warranty

$29.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $29.99
Availability: Buy Too Late Watches here

Thermo Water Flask

Here’s a sleek alternative to plastic water bottles:

The water flask is a true double-walled thermo flask of dishwasher-proof stainless steel. The screw-on top and strap, however, must be washed by hand.
The Eva Solo water flask is available both in matte and polished stainless steel, and the lid features a smart strap so you can carry the flask around your wrist. The matte thermos water flask has a black strap, while the polished flask has a red strap.

$77.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $77.00
Availability: Buy Thermo Water Flask here

MUJI Travel Cases

These organizers from MUJI are simple and functional (of course).

MUJI Travel Organizer, $28.00 ($25.20 Members),
Buy it here.

Made of nylon, this travel case features removable zip pouches to store personal travel items. The case also features a detachable key holder, multiple pockets to organize travel documents, and a penholder.
10.25h x 5.5w x 2″d

MUJI Passport Case, $12.50 ($11.25 Members) Buy it here.

This slim, black passport case features interior pockets that allow you to easily store travel documents. Made of nylon.
10.25l x 5.5h x .25″d

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Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy MUJI Travel Cases here

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Billboard Bag and Paperbag

It seems like there’s been a lot of items made from old or unused billboards recently…and that’s (of course) excellent.

Giant Recycled Billboard Bag (left), $60.00, Buy it here.

Handmade from recycled billboards this roomy tote is great for everything from laundry to storage, toys to groceries. Zipper closure and extra wide carrying straps to help make carrying large loads easier. Due to the recycled nature of this product, each bag will vary. 26″ L x 26″ W

Medium Paperbag (right), $20.00, Buy it here.

Paperbags are made of unused billboard posters that have been sewn together. Every time it is a surprise to see what design there is on the bag. The Paperbag can be assembled easily by unfolding the flat package by following the included instructions. 16″ H x 10″dia.

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Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Billboard Bag and Paperbag here

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Magnetic Money-Clip/Card-Case

While I’ve never been particularly worried about RFID credit-card fraud, it’s nice to know that this would stop it.

Thin and lightweight, this money-clip wallet is made from leather-trimmed pliable stainless-steel cloth typically used in industrial applications. The material prevents credit-card fraud by blocking communication by unauthorized RFID readers. It has a slot for credit cards and a magnetic clip for currency. Made of stainless-steel fabric, leather trim, and neodymium magnets.

2.75h x 3.5w x .5″d

$55.00, ($49.50 Members) Buy it here.

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Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Magnetic Money-Clip/Card-Case here

Welcome To My World Necklace

Perfect for those days when things are feeling a bit crazy…

Necklace made from sterling silver with a 16″ chain.
Center piece : 2 1/2″ wide X 1 1/2″ long.

$45.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $45.00
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Medal of Honor By:AMT

These are a surefire way to cheer someone up (or yourself)…who doesn’t deserve a medal of honor for something?

Colors: Black, Ivory, Fluo Pink, Red
Shapes: Oval, Star

$20.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $20.00
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Seletti Skip Rope and Vita Weights

If giving either of these as gifts, I’d suggest careful wording and/or explanation, as in, “You certainly don’t need these, but…”

Seletti Leather Skip Rope: $60.00, Buy it here.

Seletti’s BoxItalia range lets you recreate gym conditions in your own home. This professional-standard 2.5m leather skipping rope with gold metal handles comes in a drawstring bag for training when travelling.

Vita Weights: $115.00, Buy it here.

Made from stainless steel, these ergonomically shaped weights are both an ease to use and beatiful to look at.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Seletti Skip Rope and Vita Weights here

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Bound Skarf by Sruli Recht

Sruli Recht is one of my favorite designers to check out (if you take a quick look through his site you’ll see why) and his Bound Skarf looks like a great piece to add to your winter wardrobe.

…over three metres long,
black wool and pleated to wrap hooded over the head
bound in ivory cotton, light and breathable…in two lengths 310x52cm 115eu and 155×35 70eu
made here in the studio, boxed
and in preparation for your oncoming winter.

310x52cm, 115 €, 155x35cm – 70 €,
Buy it here.