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Leather Zip Pouches

One of these days I’ll stop posting leather travel accessories that are more of a luxury than a necessity, but for now, they are catching my attention pretty much everywhere I go. I really like the black; too bad it has more of a feminine zipper pull or it could appeal to the masculine sort as well.

“A useful pouch goes from makeup bag to clutch. Italian lambskin hand-crafted into three versatile sizes. Perfect for traveling. Choose pewter, copper, black or gold.”

Small Leather Zip Pouch, 8½” x 3¾”, $75.00
Buy it here.

Medium, 8½” x 6½”, $95.00, Buy it here.

Large, 11½” x 9″, $125.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Leather Zip Pouches here

‘Just My Luck!’ Pin

I’m kind of liking this pin. Perhaps it would cheer up some passers-by on your daily commute to work?

“This is how an unfortunate moment becomes a fun accessory. A two part pin made from gold matt finish acrylic that will surely make passers by smile. Just smile back.”

[via notcouture.com]

ISI Wheeled Luggage

Nice utilitarian look to this simple case, and it’s super light- which will be very handy when you’re lugging all your travel paraphernalia around.

“The ISI Wheeled stands out from the rest of the luggage available on the market: it’s among the lightest available, thanks to the trolley system with single aluminum tow bar, preformed bottom and nylon accessories and buckles. It also has added durability due to the tough fabric and felled stitching in all stress points.”

17.7″ x 25.2″ x 11″

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Availability: Buy ISI Wheeled Luggage here

Concrete Rings by 22 design studio, Taiwan

From part of the ever-changing cadre of designs available from Designboom, these concrete rings are a great buy and actually come in wearable sizes.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00-$43.00
Availability: Buy Concrete Rings by 22 design studio, Taiwan here

Resleeve & Replay: Recycled CD Cases

These are super alternatives to regular old plastic jewel cases. Out with the old plastic and in with recycled stuff, hurray! (Labels and templates are available for both.)

Resleeve:
“RESLEEVE is made of a rigid 16pt recycled bending chip board and has a round die-cut hole in the center to view the front of the disk. The back is solid, embossed with the message “RESLEEVE 100% Recycled”. RESLEEVE is made from 100% Recycled Fibers (56% Post Consumer Recycled / 44% Post Industrial Recycled). Great for storing, protecting or used as a mailing envelope for your CDs.”
$16 for 50 sleeves

Replay Case:
“Each REPLAY case comes with two slots for two CDs / DVDs or a single disc and liner notes. Each comes debossed on the back with the REPLAY logo and 100% Recycled. REPLAYs look great plain or wrapping one of our brown kraft or recycled white laser labels around them. Choose from one of our free templates online to design your REPLAY’s cover art.” $32 for 50 cases

via [AT's unplggd.com] via [greenasathisle.com]

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

Source: Via

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