Personal Accessories

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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Jenny Holzer Temporary Tattoo Set

Just for fun, and, just in case you want to be like Tobias Wong except without the permanence. (If I had the guts, I would ask Tobias to write the same thing on my own arm and then have that tattooed. I’m serious, if I had the guts…)

The Whitney Museum’s Jenny Holzer Temporary Tattoos were produced for the exhibition Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT in collaboration with the artist’s studio. Designed using select tattoo fonts by Whitney designers, the 12 text pieces were chosen from Holzer’s Survival series and produced in a print run of 200 by Temptu, a professional cosmetic firm in NYC. Laid out on a single sheet of transfer paper, they are as collectible as Holzer’s pieces of printed ephemera, such as her early sticker and newsprint projects.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Jenny Holzer Temporary Tattoo Set here

Color-Changing Umbrella

On dreary rain-drenched days, watch this black and white umbrella change to colorful splatters.

The paint splatter pattern on this umbrella’s exterior changes from white to bright shades of green, yellow, blue, pink, and orange when wet, creating a vibrant rainbow on a rainy day.

Size: 37″ span

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Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Color-Changing Umbrella here

Blunt Umbrellas

You know those pointy ends of umbrellas that poke you in the face or that you poke other people in the face with? Well, no more. Enter in the Blunt Umbrella, with rounded corners that will keep you from injuring others and possibly also from injuring yourself. Plus, it’s got a few fancy reinforcements (radial tensioning system and double struts) to keep the structure intact when strong winds strike.

Available in three different sizes for individuals, couples or golfing.
Colors: Black, blue or silver.

[via designboom]

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Blunt Umbrellas here

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Logo Branding Iron

I cannot think of a rational reason of why I want this, I just know I do. The Logo Branding Iron is a customized, 3d printed attachment that goes on top of a lighter. A few seconds under the flame and your iron is hot enough to brand into the material of your choice (I suggest wood or anything that will not ignite easily). For only $20, I’ve yet to come across a better little gift this year.

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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Logo Branding Iron here