Personal Accessories

Wave Commuter Mug

Raise your hand if you are still in search of the perfect mug. You know, one that will keep your tea/coffee/whatever at the temperature you want without having the messy spillage that inevitably occurs no matter how careful you are. Now, consider the elegance of this particular double walled porcelain mug, with its sliding lid and accompanying drip filter, and if it would solve your beverage issues enough to justify the cost.

Holds 10 fluid ounces (310 ml).
3.5″ dia. x 6.7″ high

Also, see the Lotus Tea Cup for similar sliding lid magic.

Purchase Information:

Price: €44.00
Availability: Buy Wave Commuter Mug here

Source: Utility Journal

Pocket Mirror

When you need to check your ‘do and there’s no mirror around, this little pocket mirror could be just the thing to have in your wallet. Sort of brings to mind the whole comb-in-the-back-pocket sort of look, which could be a good or bad connotation depending on your preference. Mirror is made from plastic, which means it’s light and flexible.

Designer: Pavel Sidorenko

Also, you must check out the Moustaches for sale too, as they’d be very entertaining to have around.

Purchase Information:

Price: €4.00
Available from: Pavel Sidorenko Design

Key Ring Paperclip

This seems like a smart alternative to normal key rings, if only for the reason of making the addition/subtraction of a key that much easier. The paperclip shape is a bonus, of course.

Cast alloy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Bobble Water Bottle

Okay, now that this thing is actually available for sale, I’m curious as to how well it works. Anyone know? It sounds almost too good to be true. It’s made from BPA-free recycled plastic (so it’s also recyclable) and has a carbon-based filter which lasts about the equivalent of 300 water bottles. There’s six different filter colors to choose from too.

Designer: Karim Rashid

Bottle comes with a single filter. Filter lasts for 50 gallons/300 bottles.
(Replacement filters are $7.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: A+R Store

Screwpop

This keychain fits four tools in one: Phillips Screwdriver #2, Flathead Screwdriver #2, 1/4 Hex. Nut Driver, and a Bottle Pop-Top Opener. Handy, right?

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Availability: Buy Screwpop here

TK:ARO Glass Water Bottle

That’s right, a glass water bottle that is reusable, recyclable, transportable and dishwasher safe. But what about the glass, hmm? Afraid it’ll break? As long as you keep it from “radical falls” it should be perfectly fine. (On the Tkaro website there’s also an engraved option if you want it customized; price is just slightly higher at $37.95.)

Equivalent to 2 cups or 500mL.
Do not place in freezer or microwave. Not suitable for hot beverages.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Available from: UMA

Jon and Lizzie Sunglasses

Wintercheck Factory has just released the Jon and Lizzie sunglasses. Originally found in a second hand store near their workshop in Brooklyn, these old school safety glasses have been modified for everyday use. They’re impact resistant, 99.9% UV Protected, and come with their own plastic custom case.

Several different colors to choose from.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Wintercheck Factory

Pill and Cobra Yoga Mats

Yoga. Stretching…breathing…relaxing… and PILLS! And cobras! Aghh! Just the sort of thing to make your yoga practice… um, strange. If you want that. (I can see the cobra working, because there’s a yoga position called the cobra, but not sure how I feel about pills on a bathroom floor, you know?)

Pill Yoga Mat, $95.00
Cobra Yoga Mat, $95.00

I still like the first Plank mats: Wood Plank (with muffin!) and Shag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Design Public

Hairglasses

Do you know what a katyusha is? Wikipedia says it’s a Russian wartime song, a rocket launcher (named after the song), and also a Russian pro cycling team. What wikipedia doesn’t say is that it’s also the frilly headband that maids wear, which makes a heck of a lot more sense as inspiration for these Hairglasses. Still confused? It’s a headband that looks like sunglasses. See more photos at Sam Hecht’s Industrial Facility website.

flexible polypropylene material
Designed by Sam Hecht (Industrial Facility) for iiii

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Hairglasses here

Handi Sleeve

No need for those cardboard sleeves with these colorful handles. Of course, you’d have to carry it around with you, but hey, who said being eco-conscious was easy? And maybe having an actual handle will help you get a better grip to avoid mishaps/spillage.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Available from: Uma

Cork Umbrella

Yes, an umbrella made from cork. Really. Cork is naturally water-resistant and eco-friendly (as it is a sustainable resource), so it’ll keep you dry and happy.

Designer: Sandra Correia
Made in Portugal.
Cork with cotton lining, a metal frame, and a wooden handle.

Purchase Information:

Price: $162.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Green Boy

Cute. While Green Boy does a great job of organizing that jangling mess of keys you have, to me, it seems like he’s being quite assertive and telling me to remember to keep work and home life separate. Funny how a piece of green plastic could have so much emotion.

Designer: Vadim Kibardi

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Green Boy here

Vapur Bottle

The Vapur Bottle is a collapsible water bottle that folds flat when emptied. Perfect for traveling and commuting, reasonably priced too. I’m curious to see how durable it is and how well it stands up on its own.� It’s dishwasher safe, comes with a carabiner for carrying, freezable, and has a writable text area for personalization.

Capacity: 16 oz (473 ml)
Material: Ultra-durable BPA-Free polymer
Colors: green, pink, blue, smoke, purple.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.95
Availability: Buy Vapur Bottle here

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Singgih Kartono Compass

There’s a lot to like about this compass. It’s made with sustainable wood and fair trade labor, beautiful, and quite inexpensive. We’ve previously written about his incredible Wooden Radio before, which uses similar materials and socially responsible labor.

Hand-crafted in an Indonesian farming village, the Singgih Kartono compass follows the best sustainable practices in terms of materials and production. Kartono’s use of T-shape joints insures strength and adds a beautiful design detail.

Designer: Singgih Kartono
Materials: Naturally harvested mahogany and sonokeling wood
Dimensions: 1” W x 2” H x 2IA” D

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Singgih Kartono Compass here

Sugru Hack and Mend DIY Silicone

Fix it! Hack it!

Sugru is a new silicone material that lets consumers “hack” products themselves to make them more comfortable and useful for a longer time. It can be moulded by hand or with simple tools. It sticks to things and cures at room temperature to a tough and durable yet soft-touch silicone. Available in a wide range of colours, Sugru is waterproof, flexible and dishwasher-safe once it’s cured; it’s also temperature resistant between -60 and 180 degrees C.

I’m a firm believer in open-source, so products that are open ended and empower consumers like this really quite inspire me. I just hope this stuff works as good as it sounds.

[via Springwise]

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.18
Availability: Buy Sugru Hack and Mend DIY Silicone here

Source: Via