Personal Accessories

Ecsotype Sale

Good and bad news, guys. One of our long time supporters, Ecsotype, is taking a sabbatical and selling off all their remaining stock. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Sold out, kaput, no longer available. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that they are offering 25% off on all products for BLTD readers. The discount code is BLTD-NOV09. So, forward that to anyone who might be interested in edgy/interesting bags, or consider it for yourself (or someone you like very, very much) as an early Christmas present.

Shown above:
School Duffel, reg. $230.00, with 25% off: $172.50
Presse bi-fold wallet, reg. $80.00, with 25% off: $60.00
Static belt, reg. $40.00, with 25% off: $30.00
Presse utility bag, reg. $215.00, with 25% off: $161.25
Flag collapsible utility bag, reg. $125.00, with 25% off: $93.75

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00 and up
Availability: Buy Ecsotype Sale here

Eco Cup

From the same company that brought you the “I Am Not A Paper Cup” comes the Eco Cup. It’s the same sort of idea except it’s a single-walled (non-thermal) porcelain cup with silicone lid and sleeve to keep your fingers safe.

Stop using disposable cups for your coffee! Great for the whole office, our Eco-Cup is a porcelain cup with silicone lid and heat-protective sleeve.
The silcone lid can withstand temperatures of up to 230 degrees celsius (446 F) and helps keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold.
The porcelain Eco Cup holds approximately 450ml of your favourite beverage and the silicone sleeve will ensure your fingers don’t get burnt whilst enjoying your drink.

Colour: white porcelain cup with white or brown sleeve (sleeve colour is random)
Care: microwave and dishwasher safe

$9.95, Buy it here.

£9.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy Eco Cup here

15 Minutes of Fame – Art as Art

Ah, how great is this? This temporary tattoo signifies those fleeting 15 minutes of fame (whether it be in the past or your personal future).

The Art as Art project has chosen to commemorate the endurance of this famously flippant statement on fleetingness with a special “15 minute watch-face” temporary tattoo or transfer. Impress your friends with your intention to temporarily transgress the ‘famous/not famous’ divide, muse upon the fate of fallen stars and the trappings of success, or just reflect back to a time when in the future you were to be famous and think how excited you were with anticipation. Later, when it washes off or wears away, you will be a better person (in the future, as always).

$4.50 AUD, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: AU4.50
Availability: Buy 15 Minutes of Fame – Art as Art here

Stat Key Company

You’ll no longer forget which key goes where with these custom keys. Choose from a few animals, a couple of chess pieces, a handful of icons, and if none of those float your boat, the company will make a key from your own design.

Take note that these keys fit Kwikset locks only (to see pic go to statkeycompany site).

$11.00, Buy it here.

[via Cool Material]

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00
Availability: Buy Stat Key Company here

Nixon Earphones

Maybe update your dad’s personal audio equipment for Father’s Day?

The Master Blaster Earphones (Brown): $200.00, Buy it here.
The Wire Coach Class Earphones (Gunmetal): $40.00, Buy it here.

More information:

View Nixon Earphones here

Wallet Sized Stainless Steel Bottle Opener

This looks a bajillion times better than one of those plastic keychain openers.

…why carry a bulky bottle opener on your keychain…when you can just slip one in your wallet. The Wally is the exact size of a credit card and weighs a mere 1 1/2 ounces! Great for picnics, tailgating parties, or just for a quick one on-the-go. Brushed stainless steel. Comes packaged in a cardboard box.

Opener measures 3 ¼”L x 2 1/8”W

$13.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Wallet Sized Stainless Steel Bottle Opener here

Tota Coffee Carrier

Coffee schleppers rejoice: you now have a better option for getting those lattes to the office. No more awkward paper trays to balance (or recycle), no more coffee spilt on your shirt/pants/bag/briefcase, no more ridiculing or menial tasks…um, maybe no guarantees on that last part.

Carrying more than one cup can be difficult and trays are unstable when walking and only designed to be used a few times. The Tota lets you carry up to 8 cups (2 units in each hand) safely with room for stirrers or sugar sachets. The comfy handle is a nice touch and the Tota can hold large or small cups. Obviously its built to last, great for those daily office runs to your favourite local cafe!

Polypropylene: approx. $4.12, Buy it here.

White styrene: $12.00, Buy it here.
3mm thick grey felt: $32.00, Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.00-$32.00
Availability: Buy Tota Coffee Carrier here

Map Handkerchief

Never be without a map-slash-handkerchief (let’s just hope you aren’t lost when bad nasal allergies kick in).

Paris (out of stock), London, Tokyo (out of stock), or New York
Size : 20.9 x 20.9″

$7.65-$8.50, Buy it here.

More information:

View Map Handkerchief here

Hookeychain Magnet

Such handiness! I’m tempted to get one of these myself.

Just simply put it against the fridge or any metal desk/cabinets when you come home and this “hookeychain” magnet will eliminate your need to look for your keys in the house for good! You can even attach a memo behind it to remind you of things to bring when you leave the house!

Comes in 3 colors, Gold, Silver, and Black.

$16.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Hookeychain Magnet here

Studio Leung

Two notable items from Studio Leung: a body sponge that rains on you in the bath and a pencil case fashioned from a traditional Chinese calligraphy mat.

Pencil Case, £5.00
Cloud Sponge, £4.00

Buy it here.

More information:

View Studio Leung here

Clever Covers

Clever, indeed! Now you’ll not have to worry about any embarrassment when reading your questionable material (though you might run into awkward moments where someone asks you about physics or the Japanese language, and then you’ll have to explain that you’re not actually reading what it looks like you are, and then the interested party might think you’re really weird or pervy to cover up whatever it was that you were reading, then you’re back to square one, if not at a negative 4 or 5, on the impression scale).

An intelligent book cover that hides your fluffy novel. this cover was designed specifically for those who have a thirst of the UnShakespearean variety. Simply slip over your book and go out into the world with no one ever knowing. No more disapproving looks, just respect from those around you.

Clever Cover (Book Size): Titled “Complete Japanese For International Business,” $8.00CAD, Buy it here.
Clever Cover (Magazine Size): Titled “Advanced Quantum Physics,” $9.00CAD,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Clever Covers here

Ninja Umbrella

Because it has a carrying case and it’s funny.

You too can bring honor to your family with the ninja umbrella featuring a samurai sword handle. Comes with carrying case for dramatic effect (and easy transport).

MATERIALS: nylon
SIZE: 24″ canopy

$30.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Ninja Umbrella here

More Destination Seoul

More Destination Seoul from MoMA. (btw, I ended up buying the 18L Gold Bag and love it.)

Tea Mug, $18.00, Buy it here.
Spoon and Chopsticks Napkin Set, $3.00 set of 30, Buy it here.
Cloud Mug, $35.00, Buy it here.
Recycled Denim Tote, $95.00,
Buy it here.
Fairytale Bookmark Set, $18.00,
Buy it here.
Folktale Flowers Notebook, $8.00,
Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Bullet Pen .375 Magnum

The pen is mightier than the…bullet. Hrm. Not sure how this will make your life better other than just enjoying the peculiarity, but, I should warn you, if you plan on taking this pen to work, be prepared for some alarmed looks (and a possible body slam or two) if you tend to fidget a lot at your desk.

This ballpoint pen is an actual .375 H & H Magnum Shell. Inside is a lacquered Fisher Space Bullet Pen. The pen’s ink cartridge is pressurized, so it doesn’t rely on gravity to write.

$30.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Bullet Pen .375 Magnum here

The Umbuster by Sruli Recht

I’m sure everyone’s seen a movie or show where an umbrella is used as a weapon, usually by someone whacking a thief/ruffian over the head. I see this as a smart, modernized version of that same idea.

Each handle is individually CNC cut in a 5 hour process by the enduring Mr Liu.
The umbrella itself is provided by the good Guy de Jean of France.
And finally packaged in the boxes designed with the good Snorri Már Snorrason here in Reykjavik Proper.

225 € + shipping, Buy it here.