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MagWear® – Handyman’s Helper Magnetic Wristband

For anyone who’s dropped a screw or nail while at the top of a ladder, this magnetic wristband is a dream come true. Sure, it’s a little bulky, but you’ll be wearing it for various ladder-climbing chores, not a fashion show.

If you’re tired of holding nails in your mouth and waste entirely too much energy climbing up and down ladders to retrieve fallen screws…then Handyman’s Helper is for you. The ridiculously strong magnet in this “magwear” holds onto hardware, small tools and other metallic objects…it’s so strong you can actually pile the hardware on in layers. Perfect for working on ladders, in crawlspaces, hanging pictures, under cars, or in any situation where you don’t want to loose your stuff. Velcro strap can accommodate even the thickest of wrists. Available in Coral Red, Sage Green, Construction Site Yellow, Perwinkle Blue and Grey. Comes packaged in a decorative box for easy gift giving. Magnetic area is 3″ x 4″ square; 3/4″ deep.

$19.95,
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Price: $19.95
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Billet Travel Folders

These have me itching to organize all sorts of important papers and documents.

Designers at the Japanese graphic firm Billet originally designed these stylish French-inspired folders for their own personal use. Now they are available to you for containing correspondence and other essential papers while traveling, at the office or in the home. The small folder is just the right size to store 4×6 photos, receipts, recipe cards or passports; the medium folder makes a handy extension to a wallet for safekeeping long items like theater tickets; the large size organizes important 8″ x 10″ documents and oversized photographs. Each paper folder is handcrafted in Japan.

Small, $10.00
Medium, $10.00
Large, $15.00
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Price: $10.00
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Travel Shoe Bags

I swear by shoe bags. That sounds funny, but I mean it.

“This handsome shoe bag is great for protecting clothes from getting soiled in a suitcase and so much nicer than carrying shoes in a plastic bag from the supermarket. . The bag is made from a sturdy cotton with a heavy duty cotton cord drawstring. One bag will hold a pair of shoes. Machine wash and dry.”

Measures 16″ L x 11″ W.

Golf Shoe Bag, $13.95, Buy it here.
Gentleman’s Travel Shoe Bag, $13.95
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Price: $13.95
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Diode watch

The impressive thing about this watch is that it was originally designed way back in 1975.

LIP watches have been around for over 150 years but were unavailable in the United States until very recently. The company has reintroduced some of their most important models from a modern collection that was first unveiled 35 years ago. In the 1960s and 1970s, LIP enlisted a handful of creative architects and designers to design contemporary watches. Among them was the prolific Roger Tallon, who designed everything from high-speed French TGV trains to the 1964 Helicoid Staircase (part of the MoMa Design Collection). Tallon’s LIP designs include the iconic Mach 2000 series.

materials:mineral glass, stainless steel case, leather strap
$380.00,
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Price: $380.00
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Bahia Toiletry Case

Here’s an excellent case for you to keep your liquids, gels and creams right where you want them.

A modern take on the on the go-anywhere dopp kit. Large compartment, lined with plastic to keep liquid safely stored inside away from the items in your bag. Features a handy pull out pocket insert, which can be unsnapped to take a few necessities along when you head out for the day or night.

Dimensions: 8” x 8 x 3.2
Materials: Nylon, Polyurethane
100% vegetarian
Color: Black or Silver

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
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Alex and Chloe Fawn Necklace

Another great acrylic piece from Alex and Chloe, and it’s 50% off.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $27.00
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Electronic Calculator M by Naoto Fukasawa

Perfectly simple solar-powered calculator by Naoto Fukasawa.

No matter how complex your calculations may be, the Electric Calculator M was designed to make things a bit more simple. With easy to read numbers, a slightly elevated display section, and uniform color on both body and keys, any elements of complexity have been scaled back as much as possible. The idea of doing work has suddenly become a bit more attractive…

[posted by kris]

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Price: $69.00
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Top Ten American Beaches

If you’re planning any road trips this summer, you might consider checking to see if any of these beaches are on the way to your destination.

From wejetset magazine:

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, coastal expert with Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, has recently published his 18th Annual Top 10 American Beaches ranking. Click Read More to view the ranking and our tips for turning a beach visit into a healthy excursion.

top ten american beaches

1. Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, FL
2. Hanalei Beach, Kauai, HI
3. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, FL
4. Coopers Beach, Southampton, NY
5. Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA
6. Main Beach, East Hampton, NY
7. Hamoa Beach, Maui, HI
8. Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, NC
9. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, FL
10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, SC

Fifty criteria were used to evaluate the beaches, including water and sand quality, facilities and environmental management. The top spot went to Caladesi Island State Park. According to Dr. Leatherman, “Caladesi’s real attraction is its powder white sand, warm, crystal clear water and beautiful nature, all making it the number one beach to enjoy and decompress”. -wejetset magazine

Typography Pins

For all you typeface fans out there.


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Prism Collection

Some nice bright travel accessories for your summer holidays…

Reed Space x Head Porter collaborate to bring you the PRISM Collection. Inspired by the color spectrum and Reed Space’s diverse curation of works from different brands, designers and cultures – this line of accessories brings together highly useful products for the modern day globetrotter. The collection includes a Daypack, Device Pouch, Laptop Case (13” & 15”), Memo Case, Pencil Case and Travel Organizer. Each piece sold separately.

$36.00-$425.00,
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Price: $36.00-$425.00
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Pico Drive

Since I’m an aspiring minimalist (it’s a struggle), I’ve been trying to implement the paper free lifestyle described in this Lifehacker article. I’ve been scanning in my old paperwork and shredding it and saving everything to my tiny USB key. I’ve been a little paranoid about what would happen if I lost it or it got wet, but I do back it up to two separate harddrives just in case. This particular one is 8 GB (which would be enough to hold a lifetime of data) and it’s shock and water resistant.

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Price: $49.99
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PXR-6 Ultranoir

The PXR-6 has been revamped on the inside, but functions and looks the same on the outside.

The functions remain the same and are simple, clear and to the point: time and date on a dark background with light type. And when the light button is pressed, it glows with beautiful blue light. The bracelet is almost an inch wide and can be adjusted to a minimum length of 6.5″ (16,5 cm) or a maximum of 8.25″ (21 cm).

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Price: $150.00
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The TwoBag Grocery/Shoppings Bags by Ameico

This set of shopping bags looks like a good size…and the one nesting inside the other gives your shopping some room to grow as needed.

Two shopping bags in one! Outer bag’s unique design closes completely with two hooks securing the folded top on each side of the bag. The inner bag is a convenient double-handle grip design. Great for the grocery store or shopping spree. Made of vinyl.

Available in Black, White or a set of Black and White Inner Bags.
Designer: Thomas Merlo

Outer bag (closed) – 15.5″ high, 13.5″ wide, 7.5″ deep
Inner bag – 15″ high, 13″ wide, 7″ deep

$55.00,
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Price: $55.00
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Keyboard Shortcut Skins for Macs

These color-coded keyboard skins hold the secret to learning the bajillion shortcuts that come with certain applications.

Our custom-fitted color-coded keyboard skins are available for…
APPLICATIONS: * Photoshop * Aperture (1.5) * Final Cut Pro/Express * Pro Tools * After Effects * Logic Pro
KEYBOARDS: * MacBook Pro
* Macbook (Black and White)
* Macbook Air
* Apple Thin Keyboard
* Apple Thin Wireless Keyboard
* Apple Classic Keyboard

-Models available for notebook computers and desktop keyboards.
-Molded exactly to fit your keyboard like a glove.
-Quick to remove and reapply as often as you wish.
-Keeps your keyboard clean and clear of debris.
-Made from beautiful, flexible, washable rubber, color-coded by function.

Skins for Laptops, $30.00
Skins for Desktops, $40.00

(Thanks Amit!)

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Price: $30.00-$40.00
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Garcon Trolley

Whether you might make use of one for groceries or miscellany, goodness knows a trolley is more efficient than making multiple trips back and forth, or up and down, if stairs are involved…this one is not only foldable (as all trolleys should be) but also exceedingly presentable (which should not be surprising, considering the price).

“The Garçon is a stylish and modern folding shopping trolley constructed of sturdy anodized aluminum with a waterproof nylon bag to store your goods. Rain or shine, shop or launder your clothes in style with your Garçon!”

Material: Frame is made of anodized aluminum, Bag is made of black waterproof nylon fabric

Dimensions unfolded: 38.6″ H x 15.4″ W x 14.6″ L
Dimensions folded: 22.8″ H x 15.4″ W x 9.1″ L

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Price: $400.00
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