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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]

[posted by katie]

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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my turn / your turn coin by Tamara Hensick

This could be a great way to solve minor domestic disputes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.50
Availability: Buy my turn / your turn coin by Tamara Hensick here

Lucky Flask

This is a rather unique flask- perfect as a gift for anyone who appreciates a tall tale or a warm drink.

“At 3.5″ x 4.5″ x 1″ (7,5 x 11,5 x 2,5 cm) it holds enough Glenmorangie to warm your heart on a cold winter day…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Lucky Flask here

Urban Cup Holder

It’s not often that a product forays into uncharted territory- yet that’s what this does for the urban setting. Claim that post for your own, I say.

“The aim of the urban cup holder is to encourage people to reinterpret street settings and claim them as their territory, instead of just using them as a means of passage from A to B. The cup holder is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder. In turn, giving the user a feeling of control and creating a more personal space, a temporary territory.”

More information:

View Urban Cup Holder here

The Story Behind the Bookmark by Tokuda + Komiya

Sure, you could use any scrap of paper for a bookmark, but these are much more interesting and humorous. This could also be a thoughtful little gift for a book lover.

“A bookmark and its story, which are reminiscent of foreign picture books of the past-scary and unreal, yet fascinating all at the same time. The action of the bookmark being sandwiched between the pages of a book tells a story in itself. It is a bookmark that is caught between the real world and a fictional world. A lonely mermaid. A silly goose. A word thief.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy The Story Behind the Bookmark by Tokuda + Komiya here

multi-tec tool kit by richartz

Perfect little tool kit–nicely proportioned to fit in your purse or desk drawer.

“Tool kit includes miniature file, pick, tweezers, pen, screwdriver, scissors, knife blade and pin inside a 3.25” x 2” x .25” case.

If that’s not enough for you- one side of case has 3” ruler and other side 7 centimeter markings.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy multi-tec tool kit by richartz here

Muji Lint Brush

Sorry for the Muji Overload, but sometimes you just wish you had a Muji store right by your house because each product is just so simple and convenient. In this case, the muji lint brush is tiny and perfect for your purse without adding all the bulk that comes with those “portable” rolling lint brushes. So if you have furry friends, but don’t necessarily want to advertise that to the world, this pocket lint brush might just do the trick.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Availability: Buy Muji Lint Brush here