Personal Accessories

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

Stand Umbrella

A clever addition to a common accessory against the rain:

“Umbrellas of yore have a point and are placed into a corner to stand when it’s closed. Not this little fellow here, it comes with 3 little feet that add impressive stability and make it stand on its own, so whether dry or wet, he needs not lean against anything to prevent him from falling into the dirt.”

Available in Black and White.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Stand Umbrella here

SENZ Umbrellas

This makes so much sense for stormy days. Sadly, US customers (and non-EU residents) will have to be patient, as storm umbrellas cannot yet be shipped outside the European Union. via core77

“SENZ Umbrellas is proud to introduce the first game-changing innovations in umbrella design. The aerodynamic SENZ Original easily resists storms up to wind force 10! From now on, you’ll experience rain as liquid sunshine! The SENZ Mini is unique for always finding the best position in the wind, which requires minimum force.”

More information:

View SENZ Umbrellas here

Small Wooden Tape Measure

This may be the loveliest tape measure ever, and considering tape measures aren’t meant to look lovely, that is something notable. Talk about an excellent little gift for someone…

4cm x 4.5cm

(This item’s link and price was updated 03/26/10.)

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Heart Flask here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy MINI HOOK GOLF UMBRELLA BY LEXON here

Skull Matchbook by Tobias Wong

A limited edition, foil stamped matchbook by Tobias Wong.

Also available in black ($10.00) and silver ($6.00).

Sorry I couldn’t direct link, they’re using a flash interface. If you click “store” you’ll find it.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Skull Matchbook by Tobias Wong here

Lock Keychain

Something different for your keys…you might be less likely to lose them with this particular keychain.

“An old-fashioned lock cast to be a keychain. There is a stainless steel ring included on the piece which holds your keys.”

Available in white, black, grey, red, blue, pink, and green

100% plastic resin

4.5″ x 14″ x 4.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Lock Keychain here

TrainAway Line

Get this if you like tidy travel things and exercise. Puma’s TrainAway line makes it very easy to have all your running/workout gear organized properly since it all folds up into the jacket. There’s all sorts of tricks too, like your hotel key fits into a slot on the bottom of the shoe (so modern-day-secret-service-like) and when you buy the whole kit you also get a series of MP3 audio guides that make that jog/walk a little more interesting in various cities.

Available in Men’s or Women’s.

(It seems a bit difficult to actually get any concrete pricing online, so you might have to resort to actually calling a store near you)

Purchase Information:

Price: $50-$150
Availability: Buy TrainAway Line here

Love/Hate Tshirt

I LOVE this love/hate shirt.

(Total price including shipping from France).

Purchase Information:

Price: $63.65
Availability: Buy Love/Hate Tshirt here

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Handbag-Hook Keychain

We featured another one of these about a year ago, but the key-chain part will guarantee you won’t forget to bring it with you when you leave the house. It’s purpose is to hold your handbag when you go to a restaurant to prevent you from having to put it on the floor or in the chair next to you.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20
Availability: Buy Handbag-Hook Keychain here

Don’t Ashtray by Josh Owen

Make your thoughts known without saying a word.

“The Don’t Ashtray by Josh Owen is an exercise in civility. It employs graphic iconography in an attempt to negatively influence the smoker against his or her habit while at the same time providing a receptacle for it. Industrial designer Josh Owen is well known for his work exploring the boundaries between art and design. Ceramic with rubber bottom. 4″ Dia.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Don’t Ashtray by Josh Owen here

Personal Cactus

For the person who has everything, try a personal cactus on a keychain. Water it once a month by sticking the bottom of the capsule in water.

Imported from Japan.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Personal Cactus here