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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

Schuhschein Brush

This ‘Schuhschein’ Brush is a clever idea…

This handy shoe shine bag and brush is all you need to keep your shoes looking their best. Convenient and beautifully handmade, the attached linen bag will hold polishes and buffers, while the attached natural beech and horsehair brush can be used to wipe dust and grime off of shoes prior to polishing. Made in Germany.
Located in the former Home for the Blind in Berlin, the workshop which produces these brushes employs 15 blind individuals using traditional craft techniques that the Institute for the Blind developed over the last 120+ years.

MATERIALS: linen, wood, horsehair
11″ L x 7.75″ W x 2″ D
$75.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Schuhschein Brush here

The Gypsy Belt

Whoa. Here’s some hardcore self protection:

The French Tsigane gypsies were known to handcraft belts similar to this for protection against other gypsy tribes and unsympathetic authorities. I have re-shaped the blade into a traditional dagger, and given the buckle a brilliant nickel-plated finish that really brings to life this stunning and unique piece. The Gypsy Belt comes with TWO BELTS.

Shown above: Nickel-Plated Finish – w/ Plain Black Latigo Leather Belt
Other finishes and colors available.
$125.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy The Gypsy Belt here

Harry Allen Rabbit’s Foot Keychain

I’ve always sort of liked the silly, superstitious quality of Rabbit’s feet, but as an animal lover I would never own an actual rabbit’s foot.

Harry Allen has come up with a solution, a guilt free gold plate and brass option.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Harry Allen Rabbit’s Foot Keychain here

Shoebag and Solar Radio

Other than the fact these two items are both from the same retailer, both eco-friendly, and both cost the same, these two products really have nothing whatsoever in common.

Organic Cotton Shoe Bag:
“Keep your shoes looking like new with this organic cotton shoe bag. Whether they are traveling with you or sitting in the closet, placing your shoes in a bag will protect them from everyday elements and wear-and-tear that over time can make even the nicest shoes looking a bit worn. A classic black and white image of a pair of oxford wingtips gives the bag a masculine, retro quality and will make any man feel like Cary Grant. Handmade by South African Artisans of organic cotton.”

16″ L x 19″ W
$25.00, Buy it here.

Dynamo Solar Radio:
“This handy-dandy, (not to mention cute) little radio has a great vintage look and compact, eco-friendly design, making it the ideal combo of smart and stylish. Charge its built-in battery using either solar energy or the hand crank, and you’re guaranteed to never be without music, news or weather when you need it most.”

3″ H x 3″ W x 2″ D
$25.00, Buy it here.

[and both were found via productdose]

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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Shoebag and Solar Radio here

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Breakup

Like Neil Sedaka says, Breakin’ up is hard to do. Cry your tears away in this handkerchief break up letter.

100% cotton poplin.
Size : A4
Folded in a transparent envelope.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $21
Availability: Buy Breakup here

Brelli

This gets points for being biodegradable (< five years) and beautiful. “The Brelli is sustainably made from bamboo, a renewable resource, and features a unique, patent-pending biodegradable clear canopy…Unlike conventional umbrellas it withstands heavy downpours and high winds; furthermore it is beautiful and durable.” Available in two sizes: 35″ diameter “small” version, and 52″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00-$38.00
Availability: Buy Brelli here

Something’s Hiding in Here Wood Mustache

How many people have a wooden mustache on hand to use when necessary? Not enough, obviously. (This would be a magnificent gift, by the way.)

Natural and Dark Stained Wood. Hand-carved.

6″ wide mustache on 12″ stick

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Something’s Hiding in Here Wood Mustache here

Valet Key Rings

I know someone that needs one of these…both pull apart easily with what looks like a spring mechanism, providing a quick and easy way to provide your car keys without letting loose your home/office keys.

Silver Valet Key Ring (left), $16.95

Valet Key Ring in Sterling Silver (right), $60
(engraving available)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.95
Availability: Buy Valet Key Rings here

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