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Family Travel Case

This briefly makes me wish I had children so I could justify dropping major dollars on a travel case. (Just kidding.)

Slim leather case with four zipped pockets.
- Soft black calf leather case.
- Zipped pockets gold stamped ‘TRAVEL DOCUMENTS’, ‘PASSPORTS’, ‘TICKETS’, CURRENCY’.
- The case will fit up to five passports – perfect for keeping family travel documents handy, yet lightweight enough for use on business trip.

9″ x 13.3″ / 34cm x 23cm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $355.00
Availability: Buy Family Travel Case here

Classic Travel Wallet

I know this is a tad expensive, but I love the classic look of this travel wallet. It’s timeless.

Travel wallet with suede calf lining and concertina pockets.
- Made in Smythson’s smooth, black calfskin.
- Concertina pockets are gold-stamped : Tickets, Passport, Documents & Other.
- Zipped pocket gold-stamped: Currency.
- Handy front pocket gold-stamped: Boarding Pass.
- Lined in soft suede calf leather.

9.75″ x 6″ / 15cm x 25cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $232.50
Availability: Buy Classic Travel Wallet here

Valet Key Rings

I know someone that needs one of these…both pull apart easily with what looks like a spring mechanism, providing a quick and easy way to provide your car keys without letting loose your home/office keys.

Silver Valet Key Ring (left), $16.95

Valet Key Ring in Sterling Silver (right), $60
(engraving available)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.95
Availability: Buy Valet Key Rings here

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Amphib 15 by Boblbee

Maybe to you hard core skiiers/snowboarders/mountain climbers this backpack is nothing new, but I think it might be one of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen. Looks like it accommodates all sorts of gear/accessories to make your excursion that much more enjoyable…

“Extreme water protection and our rip stop laminated foam shell makes it an ideal companion for rough conditions whether it be rain, snow, or sea water.
The ergonomics are excellent regardless if it is empty or heavily packed thanks to the body molded shell. Shoulder straps are made of top quality neoprene to follow the movements of your arms. It features a water tight roll top, a goggle pocket inside the lid, pole/ice axe attachments, quick lock straps for skis and boards, and a built in shovel guard.”

Height: 16.93 inches
Width: 11.42 inches
Depth: 6.3 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Amphib 15 by Boblbee here

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Shell & Silver Onyx Ring by Mesi Jilly

At first glance I had a rather negative response to this ring- it’s huge, made from a cowrie shell, a little too luxury-in-excess etc., but after looking at it a while I kind of love it, probably for the same reasons. And, yes, you did read that right, it’s $800.

Faceted onyx nestled in a wreath of silver droplets sits atop natural cowrie shell, hollowed to accommodate ring sizes 6-8. Black.

Whole and half sizes 6-8.

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy Shell & Silver Onyx Ring by Mesi Jilly here

Hulger (White & Green) P*PHONE Sale

I keep waiting for that moment when I see someone walking around with one of these plugged into their cell phones (one day I know it’ll happen). If you’ve been wanting one of these, there’s a significant sale on the white and green (discontinued), so get to it.

- Adaptors are included for compatibility with the majority of mobile/cell phones
- Reduces exposure to radiation from mobile/cell phones by around 95%
- Button answers and ends calls on most mobile/cell phones
- Base plugs directly into MAC + PC to become an internet telephone
- Plug-and-play, no need for software installation
- Works with all VoIP services (Skype, iChat, GoogleTalk, Vonage, Yahoo, etc.)
- Phone can plug directly into USB*ADAPTOR – ideal for use with laptop when travelling or in a WiFi zone

Phone $65.00 $39.00
Base $115 $69.00

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00-$69.00
Availability: Buy Hulger (White & Green) P*PHONE Sale here

my turn / your turn coin by Tamara Hensick

This could be a great way to solve minor domestic disputes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.50
Availability: Buy my turn / your turn coin by Tamara Hensick here

Sac à faire

We saw these at ICFF at the Pure Austrian Design booth last year and it looks like they finally hit the market. It’s basically a large pattern made of Tyvek (the super strong material used in FedEx packaging) which allows you to cut out a pattern (with 10 to choose from on the same sheet) and make your own bag.

“Detailed instructions allow the user to turn one of them from a 2D graphic into a 3D accessoire. All you need is a pair of scissors, a sewing-machine and a sheet of Sac à faire.

It’s a product, which involves the user in the process of production, allows him/her to build up a relationship to the object and to be proud of the result.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $33.00
Availability: Buy Sac à faire here

Charlybox

If you’re the type to take your pet on trips, this would make packing a snap.

“Much like a canteen for campers, this simple design is a compact carrier for your pet’s food and water. Made of two halves, the Charlybox includes a two-liter canteen for fresh water, and two bowls for water and kibble. Snap the two halves together and set out for a day with your dog.”

H 8.75″ W 11″ D 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Charlybox here

young couple on bench pendant designed by anne gericke

I’ve posted one of Anne Gericke’s necklaces before, but I thought it was time for a reminder. Gericke is a German jewelry designer who takes tiny detailed figures and puts them in tiny glass boxes measuring no more than an inch in width.

dimensions : pendant – 1″w x 0.5″h x 0.5″d : chain – 17.5″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $405.00
Availability: Buy young couple on bench pendant designed by anne gericke here

Furoshiki Bag

This would be quite a handy bag to have around; three different shapes are possible for all sorts of things…

“The simplicity of the Furoshiki Bag is pure genius. Thanks to its origami-like folds, three different-shaped bags can be arranged, each one held securely together by magnetic handles. Incredible versatile, it is fully reversable so that you can even adapt the color to your mood!”

28.25″W x 28.25″L x 0.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Furoshiki Bag here

Mix tape USB

Here’s a little nostalgia for your modern technology. It’s a USB key that is packaged in an old mix-tape packaging. But enjoy it while you can as the USB key technology will seem antiquated anyday now. They’ll probably come up with some kind of nano-technology brain wave nonsense. Mark my words.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Mix tape USB here

Smart Pad

I’m still a little fuzzy on how this works, but if I got one, I would just say it’s magic. Might be a good stocking stuffer if you’re still doing some holiday shopping (and, if you’re still way behind and freaking out because there’s basically no time, gift cards might be an excellent solution)…

“Our SmartPad® prevents items from slipping, sliding or falling on virtually any surface! The revolutionary material grips the surface it’s on and the items you place on it. Use one on a dashboard, the side of a computer monitor, refrigerator to securely hold a cell phone, keys, sunglasses or MP3 player.”

Revolutionary material includes no adhesive so it won’t damage the surface
Works horizontally or vertically

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.99
Availability: Buy Smart Pad here

Pleece Scarf

This pleece scarf (pleated fleece) scarf is perfect because it takes the warmth of fleece, not traditionally a great design material, and makes it more structured with the use of pleats.

“The items in the soft, warm Pleece Collection, designed by Marianne Abelsson, are made for use indoors and out. The collection includes hats, scarves, ponchos, and hoods, as well as pillows and throws in a lovely, pleated fleece fabric.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.50
Availability: Buy Pleece Scarf here

Suede Weekend Bag

Whether you’re jetting off to an island or stashing some stuff for the gym, this bag has that casual-yet-polished look that will accommodate those extra things you might need.

“Combining quality materials with a simple, classic design, this weekend bag won’t date. Made from soft suede with leather straps and detailing, it has a zipped top and an external and internal pocket…available in blue suede and red or black leather.”

W21 x D7 x H15 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Suede Weekend Bag here