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Nixon Earphones

Maybe update your dad’s personal audio equipment for Father’s Day?

The Master Blaster Earphones (Brown): $200.00, Buy it here.
The Wire Coach Class Earphones (Gunmetal): $40.00, Buy it here.

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Wallet Sized Stainless Steel Bottle Opener

This looks a bajillion times better than one of those plastic keychain openers.

…why carry a bulky bottle opener on your keychain…when you can just slip one in your wallet. The Wally is the exact size of a credit card and weighs a mere 1 1/2 ounces! Great for picnics, tailgating parties, or just for a quick one on-the-go. Brushed stainless steel. Comes packaged in a cardboard box.

Opener measures 3 ¼”L x 2 1/8”W

$13.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Wallet Sized Stainless Steel Bottle Opener here

Tota Coffee Carrier

Coffee schleppers rejoice: you now have a better option for getting those lattes to the office. No more awkward paper trays to balance (or recycle), no more coffee spilt on your shirt/pants/bag/briefcase, no more ridiculing or menial tasks…um, maybe no guarantees on that last part.

Carrying more than one cup can be difficult and trays are unstable when walking and only designed to be used a few times. The Tota lets you carry up to 8 cups (2 units in each hand) safely with room for stirrers or sugar sachets. The comfy handle is a nice touch and the Tota can hold large or small cups. Obviously its built to last, great for those daily office runs to your favourite local cafe!

Polypropylene: approx. $4.12, Buy it here.

White styrene: $12.00, Buy it here.
3mm thick grey felt: $32.00, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $4.00-$32.00
Availability: Buy Tota Coffee Carrier here

Map Handkerchief

Never be without a map-slash-handkerchief (let’s just hope you aren’t lost when bad nasal allergies kick in).

Paris (out of stock), London, Tokyo (out of stock), or New York
Size : 20.9 x 20.9″

$7.65-$8.50, Buy it here.

More information:

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Hookeychain Magnet

Such handiness! I’m tempted to get one of these myself.

Just simply put it against the fridge or any metal desk/cabinets when you come home and this “hookeychain” magnet will eliminate your need to look for your keys in the house for good! You can even attach a memo behind it to remind you of things to bring when you leave the house!

Comes in 3 colors, Gold, Silver, and Black.

$16.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Hookeychain Magnet here

Studio Leung

Two notable items from Studio Leung: a body sponge that rains on you in the bath and a pencil case fashioned from a traditional Chinese calligraphy mat.

Pencil Case, £5.00
Cloud Sponge, £4.00

Buy it here.

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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
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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.

[posted by katie]

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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