Written by Katie on July 2, 2010. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on July 2, 2010. Permalink
Written by Simon on July 1, 2010. Permalink
As exciting as it is to come across new products and conceptual designs, more often that not it’s traditional and storied products that strike a chord with me. In this case, this bicycle bell was created by the Tokyo San-Esu Co in 1974 and is still in production today. When a product is so simple in function and perfect to begin with, it’s probably best to leave it alone. The brass bell and metal couplers have a level of timelessness and sophistication over today’s plasticky and cheap-feeling bicycle acessories. I may just have to pick one of these up at the Cooper Hewitt store while I’m still in New York this week…
Purchase Information:Price: $20.00
Written by Katie on June 30, 2010. Permalink
If you need a heavy duty bag, check out this carbon fiber bag. It’s super light (under 3 lbs) but very sturdy, and, as an extra plus has that undercover/cool look about it. The briefcase (below) is also worth considering.
Written by Simon on June 29, 2010. Permalink
Designer Faris Elmasu couldn’t be more straightforward in his reasoning for creating the Bent Basket: “I was sick with what the market had to offer and thought that people deserve a better design”. I personally am in complete agreement with him. Bicycle accessories that are highly functional that are also stylish definitely are few and far in between. Anyways, the Bent Basket is a molded wood veneer bicycle basket/rack designed for 700c road bikes, and looks seriously cool. The carrying area measures 16 x 12.5” and integrated nylon straps locks down your stuff during transport. No official price yet, contact the designer for purchasing info.
Handmade bent wood, aluminum frame, nylon straps.
16”L x 12.5W
“12 pack of beer”
More information:View Bent Basket here
Written by Simon on June 28, 2010. Permalink
I recently came across these awesome bags at the Moma Design Store in New York, but for some reason they’re not available at their online store. Luckily you can buy them directly from the designer. Anyways, the La.Ga is a Tyvek bag available in various custom prints. Tyvek feels like paper but is waterproof, tear-resistant, and because it’s plastic, recycleable. The large size of the bag and colourful graphics certainly make a bold statement. Be sure to check out their store to see the other styles.
Shown La.Ga Bags: NYC, Marilyn, Letraset
Purchase Information:Price: €50.00
Written by Katie on June 24, 2010. Permalink
If a colorful umbrella won’t cheer you up on a rainy day, I don’t know what will. 24 panels (instead of the traditional eight) compose the rainbow of colors.
Made of 100% nylon
Size: 40″ span
Purchase Information:Price: $40.00
Written by Simon on June 24, 2010. Permalink
High technology meets high fashion in this new line of iPhone cases. The intricate and stylish surface patterns are formed through the use of 3d printing (selective laser sintering to be exact), which also helps absorb shock and increase grip. Additionally, the air channels enable your iPhone to stay cool. Four models are available: Weave, Double Mesh, Maille, and Plaid Armour.
Designer: Janne Kyttänen 2009
Material: Laser Sintered Polyamide
Purchase Information:Price: €42.01
Written by Katie on June 21, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on June 18, 2010. Permalink
Still searching for an appropriate lunch container? This box/bowl seems to have everything you’d need, a ‘glass like’ lid, sauce pot and dipping area, and inner dish for splitting food. Maybe perfect for salad and/or heating up food, perhaps. A fork/knife completes the package.
Made from polypropylene and copolyester (BPA free).
Purchase Information:Price: $21.99
Written by Katie on June 17, 2010. Permalink
It’s about time this happened. I must have spent a good hour or so searching for a good kindle case/cover, only to settle on the OCTOVO Kindle Sleeve for lack of a better option*. If this had been available, I would have snapped it up in a second. A suede lining and double-stitched corner elastic straps to keep Kindle in place, and for notes, there’s a Moleskine reporter-style notebook.
Fits 6″ Latest Generation Kindle.
*I do like the Octovo sleeve, by the way. It’s super slim and the Kindle slips in nice and snug. There’s also no worries about screen damage as it’s a sleeve instead of a book-style cover.
Written by Katie on June 16, 2010. Permalink
100% wool felt with protective bumps makes these colorful sleeves handy for e-readers or laptops, and the fact that they’re by MIO makes them even better (because they’re nice guys).
Designed by Jaime Salm and Brian Kelly, manufactured by MIO
No longer available.
Written by Katie on June 11, 2010. Permalink
That’s right, Moleskine has added quite a few United States cities to its collection of city notebooks. The city map is invaluable, and there’s tons of room for making notes on shops and restaurants to revisit (or avoid). I fully recommend getting whichever one for exploring whatever city you’re visiting, as I’ve found mine extremely handy to have.
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Purchase Information:Price: $16.95
Written by Katie on June 7, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on June 4, 2010. Permalink
How much do you want this tiny (super-cute) little speaker for your iPod or MP3 player? It has a rechargeable internal Lithium Polymer battery (with a USB connector) and a standard 35mm jack to connect to your audio source. There’s a telescoping antenna so you can listen to FM radio as well.
Made of apricot wood.
Written by Simon on May 30, 2010. Permalink
Devoid of any embellishment, the Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit is a rugged, waterproof toiletries bag in a simple and straightforward package, guranteed to take years of travel abuse.
Material: Industrial grade tarpaulin
Dimensions: 9.75″ x 5.75″ x 4″