PERSONAL

Heart Flask

A bit trite, perhaps, but it’s posted as more of an obligation to anyone who might celebrate the impending holiday or appreciate the irony.

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Price: $55.00
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Rubberband Plane Kits, Hishou and The Crow

Whether or not you’re a airplane kit afficionado, the clean lines of the design are sure to appeal to the eye of a modernist. Worth noting: they were originally designed in 1889 and 1911.

The kits use balsa wood, ultra-light Styrofoam, rubber bands and 125mm reverse pitch propellers. Illustrated instructions and glue are included. The kit is packed in a box with appealing graphics in Japanese and some English.

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Price: $24.97
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Belkin laptop@home, designed by Mike and Maaike

These might be an answer to all your laptop accessory/storage/transport-around-the-home needs. They are created to “enhance comfort” when using your laptop at home and there are a few different versions that you can choose from.

Made of durable, hand-washable material.
All available in Silver, Orange or Green.

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Price: $34.99
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Slits Bracelet

The unexpected pairing of textures makes for a nice wrist accessory…

“Pia Wallén has applied her prowess with felt to design a novel adaptation on fine jewelry. Each piece in this collection is handmade from sterling silver and lined with 100% wool for comfort and a halo of color.”

sterling silver with 100 % wool lining

diameter: 1.5″

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Price: $367.00
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Nava Soft Long Leather Messenger Bag

This messenger bag features a turning latch, a secret inside pocket with zipper and an adjustable shoulder.

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Price: $294
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Marc Newson Back Pack

If you’ve been wanting a Marc Newson bag but didn’t like the price tag, here’s your chance (if you like yellow).

Back pack designed by Marc Newson for Samsonite Black Label. Extremely lightweight back pack features padded laptop pocket, several organizing compartments and pockets. Adjustable straps. Laminated foam.
13in X 16.5in X 6in

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Price: $140.00
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‘rokki’ rings by Orfeo Quagliata

This handmade glass ring has just enough glitz to be quite possibly the perfect gift.

“While it might have the shape of a carefully shaped and polished stone piece, there is no doubting it’s made of glass once you see light shining through one – the colors practically come alive. And while six different color styles are available, due to their handmade nature, each rokki ring is unique ( just as each one of orfeo’s other pieces ). as such, the exact size, tone, mixture, and opacity of the ring will vary from piece to piece.”

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Price: $110.00
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TOPOGRAPHIC NECKLACE BY MELISSA BORRELL

For those of you who don’t mind sticking out in a crowd, here’s an oxidized sterling silver necklace that creates a topographic map of your décolleté.

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Price: $450
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MINI HOOK GOLF UMBRELLA BY LEXON

Isn’t it a really bad idea to golf while it’s raining, what with the veritable lightning rod that is created with the swinging club? Anyway, you don’t have to use this while golfing–it’s a nice little umbrella.

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Price: $35.00
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al5010 Watch

Pardon the pun, but this watch is timeless. Designed by Piero Lissoni for Alessi, I could see this on the wrist of any man for years to come. Clean, simple design, the square face is elegantly rounded, with a full-sweeping second hand.

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Price: $99.00
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Risk it/Play it safe Coin by Tamara Hensick

A simple way to make up your mind (would also be a thoughtful gift for someone with a decision looming over their heads)…

materials: pewter
dimensions: 1″ in diameter

Also available: ‘sex/tv’, ‘my turn/your turn’, ‘naughty/nice’

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Price: $3.50
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Logstoff Bags

Now that there is a bigger effort to create and market bags and totes without all the unnecessary accoutremont it’s fairly easy to find something unoffending, but rarely do I find something that I think is actually designed. I mean that in the sense that the designer is redesigning from square one, reconsidering all the standards of the past in favor of ergonomics, proportions and new materials. I think this is a fine specimin. A bonus (?) is that I don’t think there are any retailers in the states so if you decide to order one it will be the only one on your block.

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MONSIEUR REINAERT SCARF BY MVOS

I bought one of these when I was at ICFF from the design boom young designers display. It’s is a very thick 100% wool felt (4mm) which has been laser cut in the shape of a fox.

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Price: $80.00
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Paper Palm Pilot

Such a clever gift for someone you know (or maybe you’d appreciate it for yourself?)…

“an old-school alternative to the palm pilot, the paper palm pilot looks like a palm pilot, but functions with a pencil (included). See technology at its finest. Includes super cool mylar packaging. Designed to fit snugly in a pocket or purse.”

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Price: $4.95
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FLAT HAT HANDBAG BY BOMBDESIGN- LEATHER WITH FELT

Bombdesign is a young label for furniture and product design based in Berlin- looking for new interpretations of the everyday object and rethinking the obvious. Is it a flat hat? Is it a handbag? Flat hat’s most important detail is a zipper that makes it possible to live inbetween the dimensions, between the flat two-dimensional an non-functional shape and the three-dimensional functional shape of a very linear handbag. For travel and storage unzip and roll up…

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Price: $198
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