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Clever Covers

Clever, indeed! Now you’ll not have to worry about any embarrassment when reading your questionable material (though you might run into awkward moments where someone asks you about physics or the Japanese language, and then you’ll have to explain that you’re not actually reading what it looks like you are, and then the interested party might think you’re really weird or pervy to cover up whatever it was that you were reading, then you’re back to square one, if not at a negative 4 or 5, on the impression scale).

An intelligent book cover that hides your fluffy novel. this cover was designed specifically for those who have a thirst of the UnShakespearean variety. Simply slip over your book and go out into the world with no one ever knowing. No more disapproving looks, just respect from those around you.

Clever Cover (Book Size): Titled “Complete Japanese For International Business,” $8.00CAD, Buy it here.
Clever Cover (Magazine Size): Titled “Advanced Quantum Physics,” $9.00CAD,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Clever Covers here

Ninja Umbrella

Because it has a carrying case and it’s funny.

You too can bring honor to your family with the ninja umbrella featuring a samurai sword handle. Comes with carrying case for dramatic effect (and easy transport).

MATERIALS: nylon
SIZE: 24″ canopy

$30.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Ninja Umbrella here

More Destination Seoul

More Destination Seoul from MoMA. (btw, I ended up buying the 18L Gold Bag and love it.)

Tea Mug, $18.00, Buy it here.
Spoon and Chopsticks Napkin Set, $3.00 set of 30, Buy it here.
Cloud Mug, $35.00, Buy it here.
Recycled Denim Tote, $95.00,
Buy it here.
Fairytale Bookmark Set, $18.00,
Buy it here.
Folktale Flowers Notebook, $8.00,
Buy it here.

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Bullet Pen .375 Magnum

The pen is mightier than the…bullet. Hrm. Not sure how this will make your life better other than just enjoying the peculiarity, but, I should warn you, if you plan on taking this pen to work, be prepared for some alarmed looks (and a possible body slam or two) if you tend to fidget a lot at your desk.

This ballpoint pen is an actual .375 H & H Magnum Shell. Inside is a lacquered Fisher Space Bullet Pen. The pen’s ink cartridge is pressurized, so it doesn’t rely on gravity to write.

$30.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Bullet Pen .375 Magnum here

The Umbuster by Sruli Recht

I’m sure everyone’s seen a movie or show where an umbrella is used as a weapon, usually by someone whacking a thief/ruffian over the head. I see this as a smart, modernized version of that same idea.

Each handle is individually CNC cut in a 5 hour process by the enduring Mr Liu.
The umbrella itself is provided by the good Guy de Jean of France.
And finally packaged in the boxes designed with the good Snorri Már Snorrason here in Reykjavik Proper.

225 € + shipping, Buy it here.

Thermo Water Flask

Here’s a sleek alternative to plastic water bottles:

The water flask is a true double-walled thermo flask of dishwasher-proof stainless steel. The screw-on top and strap, however, must be washed by hand.
The Eva Solo water flask is available both in matte and polished stainless steel, and the lid features a smart strap so you can carry the flask around your wrist. The matte thermos water flask has a black strap, while the polished flask has a red strap.

$77.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $77.00
Availability: Buy Thermo Water Flask here

Seletti Skip Rope and Vita Weights

If giving either of these as gifts, I’d suggest careful wording and/or explanation, as in, “You certainly don’t need these, but…”

Seletti Leather Skip Rope: $60.00, Buy it here.

Seletti’s BoxItalia range lets you recreate gym conditions in your own home. This professional-standard 2.5m leather skipping rope with gold metal handles comes in a drawstring bag for training when travelling.

Vita Weights: $115.00, Buy it here.

Made from stainless steel, these ergonomically shaped weights are both an ease to use and beatiful to look at.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Seletti Skip Rope and Vita Weights here

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Kor’s Hydration Veesel

Hmm, I think this is the prettiest water bottle I’ve ever seen.

The streamlined bottles are totally free of bisphenol-A (BPA), the toxic leach in the ubiquitous polycarbonate bottles, thanks to a specially formulated compound called Eastman Tritan™. Safety first, indeed. But, it’s simply, the best-looking water bottle on the market. We love the crystal clear shell, inspired by the organic beauty of blown glass. The “no-worry cap” swivels open at the hinge with a touch of the button, and a special disk inside the top allows you to slip in a message or image to motivate or amuse you with each gulp. The wide mouth is large enough for ice cubes, while designed to minimize splashing. The integrated handle allows for comfy carrying. Made in North America.

One percent of sales benefit safe water programs worldwide.
11.36” h x 3.54” w

$29.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Kor’s Hydration Veesel here

Avril Loreti Napkins and Handkerchiefs

You’ve got every reason to snap up some of these clever napkins and/or handkerchiefs for the holidays. Perfect as a host/hostess gift, or just as a fun stocking stuffer maybe?

Mustache Handkerchief, $16.00, Buy it here.
Pair of Aces Handkerchief, $16.00, Buy it here.
Fortune Cocktail Napkins, set of 4, $26.00, Buy it here.
Wine Ring Cocktail Napkins, set of 4, $26.00,
Buy it here.

To see Avril Loreti’s complete shop, click here.

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Toolbar Badges

No doubt some of you will recognize these immediately, I know I did. Pretty cute.

If you spend the same amount of time we do designing then these tools should be part of your DNA by now.
A set of ten high quality limited edition metallic hand pressed badges featuring a designer’s best friends.

2.5 cm badges, limited edition

set of 10, €16.00 (about $20.00), Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro16.00
Availability: Buy Toolbar Badges here

Knitted Hot Water Bottle

Pretty cute, huh?

Do away with aches and pains with this Knitted Hot Water Bottle. Made of rubber and covered in kitted yarn, this hot water bottle is sure to bring a touch of much-needed warmth to your day. Available in a heart or cross design, each in two sizes.

Rubber, knitted yarn – 50% wool, 50% polyester
Small: 10″ H; Large: 13″ H

$14.95-$16.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

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Knitted Coffee Sleeve

I have my doubts on how likely I would be to hang on to a coffee sleeve, but I can’t argue with making your coffee or tea to-go a little more special by using this instead of a cardboard one. It’s a cute idea.

“cotton cable knit coffee sleeve, hand knit by artist Jacqueline Dufresne.”
White or Red.

$18.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Knitted Coffee Sleeve here

Armand Diradourian Arm Warmers

Sometimes you need an extra layer around your wrists and arms for that extra chilly weather, and these arm warmers are sure to keep you cozy. Plus, check out all the lovely colors…

100% Cashmere

$110.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Cardboard Ceramic Cup

Along the same lines of the “I Am Not a Paper Cup”, this cup gives you the look of a to-go cup in sturdy ceramic.

Now you can have your art and drink it too with Michel Harvey’s porcelain interpretation of a to-go cup. With careful attention to detail, Harvey has captured the uniformity of the ridged cardboard sleeve that has become an iconic part of our morning coffee routine. Handmade in Canada.

MATERIALS: ceramic
NOTE: dishwasher safe
SIZE: 3″ dia. x 4 1/2″ H; 8 OZ

$15.00,Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Cardboard Ceramic Cup here

SWIMS (Galoshes)

Galoshes updated to protect your shoes (and feet) during inclement weather:

SWIMS allows you to wear your favourite shoes regardless of weather conditions, while also providing a classy look. Slip’em on before walking wet or muddy streets and slip’em off when you arrive. Enhanced comfort is assured and your shoes will stay shiny and clean.

– Pull on & pull off loop – Intelligent fit and great stretch ensures a good fit – Our unique inner lining serves many purposes: Low frictition when slipping on & off, moisture prevention, insulation to keep feet warm in cold weather and a unique polishing action. – Extra traction helps for better grip on slippery surfaces – Shock-absorbing heal – Tear-resistant – Waterproof. The SWIMS Mobster is an overshoe much like the SWIMS Classic, but has an additional upper gaiter attached.

SWIMS Classic, 93,75 EUR
SWIMS Mobster, 123,75 EUR
SWIMS City Slipper (shown lower left), TBD (new)
Buy it here.

(apparently they’re also being sold at select Saks and Bloomingdale’s, but I had no luck with finding them on either website)

More information:

View SWIMS (Galoshes) here