PERSONAL

Bilbao Striped Bag

Issey Miyake can always be counted on for something interesting. This time he has created a bag with panels attached to a mesh background. Has an interior pocket and leather straps.

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Price: $345
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Extra Normal Watch

The hour hand of this watch is a laser cut opening which reveals a number denoting hour. Debuted at Cïbone Aoyama, Tokyo, on July 7, 2006.

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Price: $200.00
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The Story Behind the Bookmark by Tokuda + Komiya

Sure, you could use any scrap of paper for a bookmark, but these are much more interesting and humorous. This could also be a thoughtful little gift for a book lover.

“A bookmark and its story, which are reminiscent of foreign picture books of the past-scary and unreal, yet fascinating all at the same time. The action of the bookmark being sandwiched between the pages of a book tells a story in itself. It is a bookmark that is caught between the real world and a fictional world. A lonely mermaid. A silly goose. A word thief.”

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Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy The Story Behind the Bookmark by Tokuda + Komiya here

Stealth Watch by Daniel Jakobsson

I haven’t gone berserk over a watch in a long time, but this is so simple and cool that I’m sort of verklempt.

Capsule Necklace

“Don’t play with guns. Don’t do drugs. Instead…Toy Me! Milan designer Georgo Phillip Pecenikov (a.k.a. Gogo) comes from a family of traditional high-end jewelry makers, but he uses his knowledge to create edgy, clean and modern pieces that are a world away from the fru-fru of high fashion. This necklace takes the form of a capsule, cast in silver, plated with rhodium (the most expensive and reflective of the precious metals) and gold, and decorated with a crystal. What makes it extra special is that the capsule can be opened, concealing what? A secret message? A painkiller for emergencies? Whatever “your poison.”

100% silver chain.

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Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Capsule Necklace here

Subtle Safety

I remember seeing this years ago, before BLTD, but I haven’t posted it yet because it wasn’t in production yet. But now it’s now available, in two versions. One version, direct from the designer has a sharp edge and the other version folds out into a less obtrusive type of brass knuckles.

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Price: $50
Availability: Buy Subtle Safety here

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Bling Rings

Women’s adjustable gold or polished rings in three iconographic symbols and text.
Bronze with 24 karat gold plated or polished chrome finish
Dimensions: Adjustable

Chrome, $30.00
Gold, $40.00

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Price: $30-$40
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Frost Watch White

“All watches tell time; the best watches tell a lot about you. The clockmaker designs elegant timepieces that make big, bold statements about the wearer. Driven by the aesthetic principle “when art becomes a timepiece without costing a fortune,” the manufacturer has designed a line of unisex fashion watches that command attention. These designer masterpieces are available to you in a wide assortment of styles and distinctive wrist bands.

The opaque frosted crystal echoes the look and feel of a crisp Nordic winter. Like an elegant skater, the hands carve out time as they sweep across the watch face.
quartz watch. leather strap”
w 1.5″ d 1.5″

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Price: $95.00
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Lite Ride

You know you should think about a folding bike (no excuses of limited storage space now).

* Adjusts to fit all riders
* Ideal for Cottagers, Boaters and urban commuting
* Folds in Seconds

(free shipping in Canada)

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Price: $349.00
Availability: Buy Lite Ride here

multi-tec tool kit by richartz

Perfect little tool kit–nicely proportioned to fit in your purse or desk drawer.

“Tool kit includes miniature file, pick, tweezers, pen, screwdriver, scissors, knife blade and pin inside a 3.25” x 2” x .25” case.

If that’s not enough for you- one side of case has 3” ruler and other side 7 centimeter markings.”

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Price: $20.00
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‘Bare’ Leather Utility Bag

Take a look at the collection from Ecsotype. Custom options are available on all designs, and as a warning, be prepared for getting stuck there clicking on all the different color combinations.

“Its overall shape is a rectangle in 3-dimensions, made of three individually configurable components…Along with an adjustable shoulder strap that threads into the bag, generous well-placed pockets complete Bare, making it the perfect companion to just about any occasion.”

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Price: $172
Availability: Buy ‘Bare’ Leather Utility Bag here

Fox Messenger Bag

This would be super handy- a bag that adjusts to your needs depending on how much stuff you’re carrying around. Plus, a 15″ Laptop sleeve is included.

“Ingeniously designed, the entire bag can be folded apart and reclosed to fit whatever volume you need. Locked securely in place with super wide velcro, the water repellent Wool Felt bag can be carried a multitude of ways and its orientation can be changed with the flick of a wrist.”

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Price: $260.00
Availability: Buy Fox Messenger Bag here

People Brooches

If I were to wear a brooch, I think I would wear one of these.

mild steel and paint.
from 2″ to 4″ in height.

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Price: $40.00
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Cool Feet

These sound like a very smart buy for all of you laptop owners. And quite affordable, might I add…

“Cool feet are 4 small ‘feet’ with suction cups at the end. Or actually, they are suction cups in the size of small ‘feet’ that attach to the bottom of your laptop, allowing the heat to be dispersed properly. Why is that smart you might ask? Well for starters angled keyboards are more ergonomic than a flat one and a raised laptop protects your furniture from any heat damage… But the kicker is that when laptops release their excess heat, they become faster! And isn’t speed something we all want in our machines?”

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Price: $13.00
Availability: Buy Cool Feet here

Retractable Ethernet Cord

For the times when you’re traveling, perhaps at a relative’s, and you just can’t get a wireless signal.

“Similar to a measuring tape in design, the Retractable Ethernet Cord is a compact, convenient way for travelers or desktop users to connect their computers to the internet. The cord features RJ-45 connectors suitable for LAN and broadband connections. Made of ABS and aluminum.”

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Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Retractable Ethernet Cord here