Bean Coin Pouch
Written by Katie on May 26, 2010. Permalink
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Better Living Through Design ™ — Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on May 26, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on May 24, 2010. Permalink
Utilitarian materials and a simple design set this sleeve apart from the pack. At first the no-zipper worried me a little, but upon further inspection the elastic bands seem to do the job just fine. It’s really the materials that stand out though- asphalt grey felt with a large vegetable-tanned leather pocket give a natural feel, which is a nice balance to the device they protect.
Also check out their other various cases at hardgraft.com, especially their iPad Case (59.00 EUR) and Phone Case (45.00 EUR). (I’m also sort of considering buying their kindle case, as most I’ve seen online are sort of boring.)
Purchase Information:Price: €79.00
Written by Troy on May 19, 2010. Permalink
Actually, it’s just the little pomegranate-colored thing plugged into the dock connector. And that combined with the free app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a sleek little universal remote. The system is completely customizable to feature as many or as few buttons as you’d like (up to 100,000) and has the brain power to replace up to 1,000 individual remotes: TV, cable, DVR, etc.
Written by Katie on May 18, 2010. Permalink
You probably recognize this text from all the plastic bags you’ve seen it on, right? Well, now you can thank yourself for shopping each and every time you use this reusable tote. For anyone that is die-hard enough to care, the design is copied exactly as the original (the last “s” is upside down).
Made in the USA of natural organic Grade A canvas
16.5″ x 16.”
Written by Katie on May 14, 2010. Permalink
Okay, now that this thing is actually available for sale, I’m curious as to how well it works. Anyone know? It sounds almost too good to be true. It’s made from BPA-free recycled plastic (so it’s also recyclable) and has a carbon-based filter which lasts about the equivalent of 300 water bottles. There’s six different filter colors to choose from too.
Designer: Karim Rashid
Bottle comes with a single filter. Filter lasts for 50 gallons/300 bottles.
(Replacement filters are $7.00)
Purchase Information:Price: $10.00
Written by Katie on May 12, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on May 11, 2010. Permalink
Lovely simple watch from Uniform Wares with a 4 year battery life and precision Japanese quartz movement.
Available in 4 different colours.
Purchase Information:Price: $130.00
Written by Katie on May 10, 2010. Permalink
We’ve posted laptop sleeve envelope lookalikes before (see Undercover and Interoffice sleeves) but this leather version takes it up a notch. It certainly has a finer look to it than the previous noted sleeves, and will be a nod to the manila envelope without being mistaken for one. Call me crazy, but I almost prefer the other ones simply because they are more ‘undercover’ and affordable.
Small will fit the MacBook 13″ or MacBook Air, while Large fits the MacBook Pro 15″.
Designer: Shuk Yee
Purchase Information:Price: $149.00
Written by Katie on May 7, 2010. Permalink
This keychain fits four tools in one: Phillips Screwdriver #2, Flathead Screwdriver #2, 1/4 Hex. Nut Driver, and a Bottle Pop-Top Opener. Handy, right?
Material: Zinc Alloy (Body) & Tool Steel (Bit)
Size: 7/16″ x 1 3/8” x 1 7/8”
Purchase Information:Price: $4.95
Written by Katie on May 6, 2010. Permalink
MoMA Store’s new Destination Portugal collection has a quite a few gems, one of which is this tote made from recycled Portuguese milk cartons. (The silver finish comes from the milk containers’ interiors, just in case you were wondering.)
17h x 22″l
Purchase Information:Price: $48.00
Written by Katie on May 5, 2010. Permalink
If you’re wondering how this Paperwallet is different from the Mighty Wallet, you’re not alone. It’s made from Tyvek and is recyclable, same as the Mighty, but
fits just a tad more credit cards as it’s got has just a few extra pockets. Also, if you’re the solid-color type, there’s some saturated hues that you’ll like. (Mighty Wallet has solids, but they’re a little more on the pastel side.)
2 credit card slots, 2 contact card flaps ,2 easy access pockets & 1 cash compartment. Fits 12+ Credit Cards.
8 x 20 cm (open)
**Also, Paperwallet is offering 10% off any wallet for BLTD readers. Just enter “betterliving” in the coupon code box.
Purchase Information:Price: $14.99
Written by kris & katie on May 3, 2010. Permalink
The Nimbo Slap-on watch is a new, thickset silicon watch band which just slaps on the wrist with no fuss of buckles or snaps. It’s available in a seven bright colors (including black and white) and comes in both analog and digital versions. Because of it’s generous size, it looks best on a bare wrist so it’s doesn’t compete with sleeves or other jewelry. It definitely has a very casual feel to it, but I could definitely see it being a wardrobe staple for designer/architect types.
Mine is black digital, and I love how it has a great visual impact to it. Thanks to UMA for sending us one to check out in person.
Purchase Information:Price: $85.00
Written by Katie on April 29, 2010. Permalink
Check out these colorful felt sleeves that folds around your laptop to keep it protected. When unfolded, the felt acts as a workspace with integrated mousepad. (If you have a sewing machine, chances are you could make something similar maybe?)
Felt colors available: Orange, Grey, Lime, Black and Pink.
Also available in Black or Brown leather (€189.00).
Purchase Information:Price: €89.00
Written by Katie on April 28, 2010. Permalink
That’s right, a glass water bottle that is reusable, recyclable, transportable and dishwasher safe. But what about the glass, hmm? Afraid it’ll break? As long as you keep it from “radical falls” it should be perfectly fine. (On the Tkaro website there’s also an engraved option if you want it customized; price is just slightly higher at $37.95.)
Equivalent to 2 cups or 500mL.
Do not place in freezer or microwave. Not suitable for hot beverages.
Purchase Information:Price: $29.95
Written by Katie on April 23, 2010. Permalink
Add another reusable tote to your must-have list: this lightweight bag is made from a single sheet of #2 plastic and, just like the Ty Shower Curtain, you can write/draw on it as you wish. So, make notes, keep a travel log, or just keep it plain white (as I plan to do, at least at first). It’s machine washable and can be recycled when it has worn out.
Purchase Information:Price: $45.00