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Clomm Watches

Need a new timepiece? These watches from Clomm hit the right note of fashionable function. The clean geometry is nice to see, of course, yet it’s the few choice materials that will give you a few extra style points. Key attributes of each piece include steel case, Swiss made Ronda movement, sapphire crystal lens and Italian leather strap.
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Price: $450.00 - 490.00
Available from: clomm

Lorna Backpack

Commuters, your prayers have been answered. IGNOBLE brings us the Lorna backpack/briefcase, an urban commuter bag that’s perfect for lugging your laptop back and forth from the office. Like the other IGNOBLE bags, it is free of unnecessary adornment, making it a perfect choice for those that value function and simplicity in their wardrobes. An easy shoulder strap restraint system allows the bag to quickly convert from a backpack into a soft, side-carry briefcase.
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Price: $289.00
Available from: IGNOBLE

Pulpop Speakers

The more stuff made out of recycled paper, the better. So why not speakers? These speakers by Balance Studio are made from recycled paper pulp and use vibration speaker technology to “intensify the sound through the surface on which they stand, as well as through the hollow space inside the doughnut.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

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Price: $56.00
Available from: Gessato

Typo Pill Cases

Keep your crazy pills and vitamins sorted appropriately with these clever little cases that resemble keys of a keyboard. Choose between the typo pill case 3, a set of 3 pill cases that look like the Shift, Esc and Ctrl keys, or the typo pill case 7, a case with 7 compartments marked with the first letter of the seven days of the week. Designed by Matt Carr.
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Price: $6.00
Available from: Umbra

Torch T1 Illuminated Bicycle Helmet

The Torch T1 helmet is an urban styled bicycle helmet with integrated lights. LEDs are projected onto the wide lenses which disperses the light across the entire surface, creating increased visibility and brighter light from wider viewing angles. The T1 is currently in a Kickstarter funding campaign. An $80 pledge will get you a helmet in red, black, or white, or for $100 you can nab yourself the special Midnight Edition, which is black with smoked lenses. Safety first!
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Price: $80.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Too beautiful to hide hot water bottle

Yup, that’s right, it’s a hot water bottle. The outer lining is covered in soft flocking, which makes it your best huggable friend when you’re feeling under the weather. However, such stylish comfort isn’t cheap; you’ll be parting with $90 for this hot water bottle.
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Price: $90.00
Available from: moss

Nasty Clamp

Take a Joby Gorillapod and mate it with a spring clamp and you’ll have the Nasty Clamp, a handy clamp-anywhere, infinitely adjustable tripod. The flexible arm can also be extended by adding additional lengths available in the accessories store. They’re admittedly not pretty to look at it, but can be absolute life-savers while on a shoot. Nasty.
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Price: $44.00
Available from: Nasty Clamps

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Organic Tote Bags

Time to feature some totes again, especially as SFMOMA has a couple of good ones from FluffyCo. You’ve heard time and time again that totes are great alternatives to those icky plastic bags, so if you don’t have one you’re a bad person. Not really, of course, but carrying around a tote does make you a better person, at least according to the people at the local health food store. And they know everything. If you’d like to check out all of FluffyCo’s organic totes, here’s their website: FluffyCo. (Most of their totes are priced at $56, but they don’t have the red/black Treads pattern shown above.)

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Price: $65.00
Available from: SFMOMA

ARKCANARY II

Don’t get too excited, it’s not a modern day earhorn for your less-than-great hearing (though I suppose you could try it out to see if it works), it’s an analog acoustic speaker for the iPhone 4. You know all about acoustic speakers, as we’ve posted several, but this pint sized version seems all the more charming because of its size (and because it looks like an earhorn).

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Price: $19.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

Cuppow Mason Jar Lid

Yeah I know, canning jars are extremely trendy right now, even more than the actual canning process. I’m drinking out of one in a coffee shop at this exact moment. But beyond fashion, they are simple and robust in their design, perfect for drinking glasses. However, the open top proves to be unwieldy when on-the-go. Cue the Cuppow, a plastic drinking lid designed to convert any mason jar into a spill-proof cup. The Cuppow gets bonus points for being manufactured in the United States, and at only $8, is quite affordable.
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Price: $7.99
Available from: Cuppow

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Help Remedies

HelpĀ® has added a couple of new products to their online store. If you’re not familiar with the company, let’s just say this: their solutions are made with a single active ingredient, the drugs are not dyed or coated, and each drug is labeled clearly for the specific symtom so everyone understands exactly what they are taking and why. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? And definitely in stark contrast to the medicine aisles of your local pharmacy, which is exactly the point.
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Price: $4.00
Available from: HelpĀ®

AIRbudz

Can you guess what this is from the photo above? If your guess had anything to do with earbuds, you’re right. AIRbudz is an earbud attachement that allows you to hear ambient noise while you’re listening to music. When you’re out walking or running, certain noises can alert you to potential safety hazards (like bikes, cars, buses) and unfortunately your regular headphones muffle, if not completely silence, those sounds that alert you to danger. The AIRbudz have air channels that let ambient noise in- thus keeping you aware of your surroundings without sacrificing your soundtrack. It’s currently a Kickstarter project, and for $10 or more you’ll get one of the first sets.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Stanley Adventure Multi Use Bottle

The Stanley Adventure Multi Use Bottle is your answer for a stainless steel travel bottle that has a bit more design consideration and function. It features a twist off body that converts to a cup, volume markings, as well as a regular quick drinking spout. Also, I imagine twisting it apart makes it that much easier to clean compared to the traditional steel/aluminum bottles with narrow necks, which require a cleansing tablet to thoroughly sanitize. Holds 32 oz and is dishwasher safe.

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Price: $9.88
Available from: Amazon

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Ojue Lunch Box

Ooo, Ojue, little vertical lunch box, you. Here we are waxing poetical about lunch carriers left and right, and then you come along. Japanese brand METAPHYS has gone vertical with our midday snack, with three units that stack neatly in a slim line with a “minimized base area.” This allows you to reduce the bulk in your bag while commuting, and, perhaps just as importantly, it allows you to stack or remove the units as you wish to accomodate your meal. Smart.

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Price: $45.00
Available from: leibal

Two-Piece Enamelware Lunch Pail

Does this look like it’s straight from a farmhouse kitchen or what? Two stacking enamelware containers with a plate for a lid are held together with a stainless steel handle, providing a lunch pail to hold your fried chicken and apple pie safe and sound until your stomach growls. Perfect for picnics? Definitely. Perhaps for bringing your lunch to work? Yes, though do be careful with soups and such as the seal is not airtight. Made by a 461-year-old Austrian company, the tough porcelain coated steel is durable and dishwasher safe.
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Price: $70.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile