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Naoto Fukasawa and Issey Miyake Watch

My favorite product designer (Naoto Fukasawa) and one of my favorite fashion designers (Issey Miyake) have teamed up to make a pretty cool watch.

Case designed after the shape of a hexagon wrench, representing the simple beauty of tools.

Disk fixing the integral-type leather band. The caseback is installed beneath it.

Minimalist design in its ultimate form. Each angle of the dodecagon glass represents the hour.

Who: Manufactured by Seiko, Designed by Naoto Fukasawa with Issey Miyake.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Naoto Fukasawa and Issey Miyake Watch here

Tube Map Wallet

Now if only they’d make one for New York…

Super cool and super practical leather wallet. Folds open to reveal printed London Underground map inside.
Looks like an ordinary, if very well made and expensive, ordinary black leather wallet.
Until you flip it open and reveal it’s hidden Tube map! Holds all your cash and 8 cards.
Original design by Charlotte Jones.77X110X8mm closed. (-suck.uk)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: £34.95
Availability: Buy Tube Map Wallet here

Ply Design Wristlet

I have the wallet version of this little zippered bag and it’s quite handy. I’ve had it for a few years and get quite a few compliments on it, but it’s been sold out for a long time and it’s nice to see it’s back.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Ply Design Wristlet here

Cellular 1 Necklace

There is something very delicate and lovely about this necklace.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Cellular 1 Necklace here

Carga Bags

When I was at ICFF I ran into a girl who had a really cool felt bag that I thought would be perfect for carrying my laptop. Her friend over at Carga Bags makes them, and they have several retailers in larger cities, and some online stores carry them as well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $245
Availability: Buy Carga Bags here

Travel Organizers

Save a few bucks on these travel organizers from The Container Store.

(right to left)
Hanging Valet Black: $29.99 $24.99 ea,
Buy it here. (15-1/4″ x 2″ x 10″ h)

Makeup & Brush Organizer Black: $19.99 $14.99 ea,
Buy it here. (10-1/2″ x 2″ x 7″ h)

Hanging Weekender Bag Black: $19.99 $14.99 ea,
Buy it here. (10″ x 3-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ h)

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.99-$24.99
Availability: Buy Travel Organizers here

Bubble Necklace

An excellent choice for a gift, perhaps?

“Designers Marina and Susanna Sent belong to a family which has worked for generations in Murano, the ancient center for the production of Venetian glass. The sisters continue the ancient tradition, giving a contemporary edge to the timeless art form. This refined piece resembles a cluster of bubbles, which sparkle with reflected light.”

Made in Italy
Size: 20.5″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Availability: Buy Bubble Necklace here

Black Bottlebag

I don’t know if you guys buy lots of wine (or liqueur) at once or not, but this bottle bag would cut down on the amount of boxes used each time to move it all to and fro the store and then the recycling center.

“From Reisenthel, this sturdy bottle bag will allow you to safely transport up to 9 1.5 litre bottles. No more bulky boxes or worrying about clanging bottles on the way home. Use the bottle bag to transport recycles to the garbage bin too.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Black Bottlebag here

Personal Media Travel Pouch

For all of you that get annoyed by the mess of chargers for various gadgets whilst traveling…

“When you are going on a short trip or weekend getaway and don’t need to bring along all [your] gadgets, the Personal Media Travel Pouch is just right for keeping up to 3 essential items like a cell phone, mp3 player and digital camera, and all of their chargers. Each item is nestled in its own separate compartment with its charger stored neatly below it.”

Available in Camel/Chocolate, Lilac/Purple, Navy/Cool Dust, Pink, Green

10.75″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.99
Availability: Buy Personal Media Travel Pouch here

Harry Allen Rabbit’s Foot Keychain

I’ve always sort of liked the silly, superstitious quality of Rabbit’s feet, but as an animal lover I would never own an actual rabbit’s foot.

Harry Allen has come up with a solution, a guilt free gold plate and brass option.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Harry Allen Rabbit’s Foot Keychain here

Market Tote

I’ve been pretty good this year about bringing canvas totes with me to go grocery shopping. It’s mostly working out, but I’ve got to say that this Market tote which has the pockets on the outside for odd shaped bottles would make it almost effortless to carry groceries without feeling like your bag is about to burst at the seams.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.75
Availability: Buy Market Tote here

Shoebag and Solar Radio

Other than the fact these two items are both from the same retailer, both eco-friendly, and both cost the same, these two products really have nothing whatsoever in common.

Organic Cotton Shoe Bag:
“Keep your shoes looking like new with this organic cotton shoe bag. Whether they are traveling with you or sitting in the closet, placing your shoes in a bag will protect them from everyday elements and wear-and-tear that over time can make even the nicest shoes looking a bit worn. A classic black and white image of a pair of oxford wingtips gives the bag a masculine, retro quality and will make any man feel like Cary Grant. Handmade by South African Artisans of organic cotton.”

16″ L x 19″ W
$25.00, Buy it here.

Dynamo Solar Radio:
“This handy-dandy, (not to mention cute) little radio has a great vintage look and compact, eco-friendly design, making it the ideal combo of smart and stylish. Charge its built-in battery using either solar energy or the hand crank, and you’re guaranteed to never be without music, news or weather when you need it most.”

3″ H x 3″ W x 2″ D
$25.00, Buy it here.

[and both were found via productdose]

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Shoebag and Solar Radio here

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re:vision (Camera Component bracelets)

These are so very clever(!)…keep in mind that each piece is unique and apparently sells fast.

“re:vision is the product of Craig Arnold’s unbridled passion for cameras, recycling and polishing. Handmade in Adelaide Australia, from discarded camera components and reshaped with love, re:vision brings old school cameras into an entirely new focus.”

[via trendhunter]

Purchase Information:

Price: $183.00-$225.00
Availability: Buy re:vision (Camera Component bracelets) here

10-Key Calculator by Ippei Matsumoto, 2004

Why, oh why are there still devices that are not Mac compatible?

“Inspired by the number pad on a keyboard, this calculator has all the standard features and can easily be connected to a laptop or PC via USB cable connection to add number-pad functionality. It can also be used independently. Not MAC compatible. One LR1130 battery included.”

1h x 5.5w x 3.25″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $58.00
Availability: Buy 10-Key Calculator by Ippei Matsumoto, 2004 here

LED Watch

This could possibly become a classic in the years to come.

“A very simple but very chic design, the LED watch successfully brings digital iconography into the world of fashion. Ideal for those whose tastes straddle the divide between classic design and modern technology.”

Materials: ABS, sus, polyurethane

1.25″W x 8.75″L x 0.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy LED Watch here