PERSONAL

Lexon GIVE N TAKE Business Card Case

Continuing the trend in the double-sided business card holders, the Lexon GIVE N TAKE certainly does the job with style.

designed by Sam Hecht.
Available in Grey or Biege.
Capacity 15 cards.

3.7″ x 2.4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Lexon GIVE N TAKE Business Card Case here

Wooden Memory Sticks

These are quirky, and I mean that in a good way. They’re USB memory sticks, encased in sticks that you could basically find in the woods. I like the way they contrast so decidedly against the hardware. They’d certainly be a nice gift for someone who would appreciate the irony (they come in a nice gift box too)…

USB memory sticks are always nice to have around when transferring files from computer to computer. These sticks are made to stand out against its natural environment of computers and offices. The sticks are picked from the woods and are manually selected on their natural beauty,
professionally handmade into unique and personal USB memory sticks.

Type: USB 2.0 Memory stick
Memory size: 128 Mb, 256 Mb, 512 Mb and 1 Gb
Dimensions: Approx. 2 x 2 x 10 cm.
Packaging: White giftbox
Suitable for Windows and Mac.

Purchase Information:

Price: 50.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Memory Sticks here

Thermometer Cufflinks

These are pretty cool (or hot, depending)…fully functional cufflinks that give you the temperature.

Approximately 1.25″ diameter
Rhodium plated silver
Swivel back closure

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Thermometer Cufflinks here

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Double-Sided Business Card Holder

I think I know a handful of people that could use one of these…

(have I said before that I love MUJI
products?)

“This popular aluminum case features two sides that clip open and close to reveal up to 10 business cards per side. A perfect accessory for holding both your own personal cards and others. Holds 20 business cards total.”

2.25h x 3.5″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Double-Sided Business Card Holder here

Dot Matrix Watch

I think I saw this on Gizmodo.com a couple of weeks ago, and figured since I keep thinking about it, I might as well post it. It might be a little too big for my dainty wrist, but for anybody else, I’d say go ahead and get it.

Available in a tan leather wristband with yellow lights or a black leather wristband with red lights.

(26 x 3 x 1cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $112.62
Availability: Buy Dot Matrix Watch here

Mayfly Shoes

I’m kinda late to the game on these, but I really like them. They’re designed to be ultra-light (4.8 ounces) and therefore don’t have any of the ridiculous accoutrement that most running shoes have. Instead, all the design features, like the ubiquitous “swoosh” are silk-screened on. Also, they’re only intended to last about 65 running miles (hence the name). 5000 will be made and they’re only available in men’s sizes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $47.49
Availability: Buy Mayfly Shoes here

Rapido Shoes

Thanks Diana for the link.

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer. (11/19/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99-$59.99
Availability: Buy Rapido Shoes here

“Carry” Handbag

The design of this handmade industrial felt handbag is quite smart…(industrial felt is made from factory waste scraps, so it’s even smarter than it looks)

“This ingenious design is the result of its simplicity — the bag is nothing more than two layers of a cleverly shaped piece of felt and a zipper. When entirely unzipped, the bag lays completely flat. When zipped, it becomes a beautiful — and super-useful — bag.”

Available in two zipper colors: Orange and Blue.

Dry clean only.

100% industrial wool felt, Lampo metallized coil locking zipper, nylon stitching.

12.5″ tall x 9.5″ wide x 5″ thick

Purchase Information:

Price: $118.00
Availability: Buy “Carry” Handbag here

Handbag-Hook Keychain

We featured another one of these about a year ago, but the key-chain part will guarantee you won’t forget to bring it with you when you leave the house. It’s purpose is to hold your handbag when you go to a restaurant to prevent you from having to put it on the floor or in the chair next to you.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20
Availability: Buy Handbag-Hook Keychain here

Virtual Keyboard.

How cool is this? It’s a regular size keyboard that is projected onto a flat surface from a unit that is slightly larger than a matchbook. It comes complete with clicking sounds and works with any bluetooth enabled PDA or Cell Phone.

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.99.
Availability: Buy Virtual Keyboard. here

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The Cufflinks (rubber)

Add a bit of whimsy to your wardrobe (in the coolest possible way) with these injection molded rubber cufflinks. Black or pink (!).

“Just break off when needed, easy to put on, machine washable, durable, 4 pairs & 4 designs in a pack, no worry if lost. The injection molded rubber is a new, stylish and contemporary accessory. 4 sets of cufflinks available in pink or black.”

(Do I need to remind any men out there that wearing pink is the ultimate sign of being secure in your manhood-ness?)

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy The Cufflinks (rubber) here

Hardwood USB by Michael Leung for Lexon

I think this marks the beginning of an inevitable trend, or at least the first of it’s kind that I’ve seen anyways… As USB flash drives become more and more prevelant, there’s bound to be new ways of integrating it into daily personal fashion.

“Hardwood USB by Michael Leung for Lexon features a necklace USB flash drive that creates a closer connection between a person and their data. Currently available in dark wood only.”
256 MB – 2″x 1″x .4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Hardwood USB by Michael Leung for Lexon here

For Ever Yours Ring

I’m not sure how this hasn’t been posted yet. This silver ring has words “FOR EVER YOURS” in reverse relief inside the ring so when the ring is removed the wearer is temporarily imprinted with the words on their ring finger.

Purchase Information:

Price: $405
Availability: Buy For Ever Yours Ring here

City Shopping Bag

One thing that annoys me about most bags is the lack of a pocket for bottled water. This bag has that, as well as having an external pocket, presummably for food, which is screenprinted along the outside of the bag. Or you know, maybe it’s not for food. Maybe that’s just a trick to throw off would be thieves.

“Lassus’ City Bag was designed as a large shopping bag but is also perfect as a general tote. This is Alessi’s first “bag/carrier” and is destined to be a cult object. Bag is composed of durable polyester with polyurethane zipper and features an external pocket as well as two internal pockets – a large zippered pocket as well as a bottle holder pocket. Bag is screenprinted with the word “FOOD” which graphically runs around the piece. Available in orange or gray. This piece is part of Alessi’s Spring/Summer 2006 Collection and can be ordered now for an expected delivery in April.”

notes: measures 18.75″ x 7″ deep x 13.75″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy City Shopping Bag here

on/off switch by tobias wong

Ever since I’ve been completely unable to track down the Tobias Wong Screen Saver that I ordered and never received, I must admit that I’m getting a little obsessed with Tobias Wong. Maybe it created this (false?) sense of urgency for his designs. So anyway, I’m sure you’ve seen this around but now I feel compelled to post it just incase they evaporate too. Get em while they’re hot!

designed by tobias wong for conduit group, the on/off switch is a remote switch for a light. keep it by your chair for emergencies. control your environment a bit more closely.
100 ft range. lucite box with magnetic snaps.

“the conduit group attempts to define and promote new american design. rather than create the next big thing, conduit seeks to provide and promote products that seek additional interactions between the designer, product, and consumer. what design should be about.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $125
Availability: Buy on/off switch by tobias wong here