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Baggu Produce Bag

We’ve featured a couple of other produce bags before ( Wonder Thunder Muslin and the Mesh bags) and these 100% nylon mesh are yet another affordable option.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.00
Available from: Baggu

Off-Axis Watch

A closer look at this watch will show that the viewing axis has been rotated 30 degrees, allowing you to read the time without bending your arm or wrist. I bet it would take a little while to get used to it, as we’re all so accustomed to the habit…

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Available from: Areaware

Art History Silk Scarf

Remember the Art History Print by Vuk Vidor? If you couldn’t quite afford that piece, opt for spending some dough on this very wearable scarf. Gift idea, anyone?

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

Baggu Duck Bag

Utilitarian bags are always handy to have around. Whether you use this one for your everyday needs or just for market trips, the heavy weight 16oz canvas will hold up to the task at hand. Best of all, at $20, you could afford to get a few.

16″h x 10″w x 5.5″d
16oz recycled cotton canvas.

Update: The BAGGU website looks like it’s a little messed up at the moment, but you can try emailing them at info(at)baggu.com or calling them at 800 605 0759 for a list of retailers. I found several at Fabrica Verde but let me know if there are others out there. 02/06/12.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Available from: Fabrica Verde

Gunnar Optiks

I’ve always loved a cool pair of glasses. Gunnars feature special lenses with properties that include: contrast enhancers, wavelength filters, and more…great for techies, gamers, writers, or anyone else who’s in front of a screen all day. And Gunnars can also be customized with opthalmic prescriptions.

Available in several frame colors and five lens types.

More information:

View Gunnar Optiks here

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

Decomposition Books

These aren’t your normal composition books, of course. They’re made with Biogas derived energy from 100% recycled (post consumer waste) paper. If that’s not enough to win you over, I don’t know what will.

Available in Topographical Map with Grid Pages, Woodgrain and Cherry Blossom.
College Ruled, 80 Sheets/160 Pages
7.5 x 9.75
Made in USA

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Available from: Green Depot

Compass Mobile Stand for iPad

If you’re an iPad owner, take note of this handy folding stand. It can be used either as an upright easel (portrait or landscape) or at a keyboard-friendly angle for typing onscreen. Made from heavy gauge steel, you’ll not need to worry about breakage, and the fact that it folds up to a compact size makes it extremely travel friendly.

(Thanks Matt!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.99
Available from: Twelve South

Ultimate Camping Survival Tool

Maybe some of you camping pros can say whether this is THE ultimate survival tool or just something that’d be handy to have when trekking in the wilderness. With 10 functions packed into one smallish tool, I’d hazard a guess it’s better than nothing.

by Kikkerland
tools: Thermometer, hygrometer, mirror, compass, level, magnifying glass, ruler, LED light, whistle, flint fire starter.
2 button cell batteries required, included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.95
Available from: Heliotrope

Taga Bike Stroller

Okay, this is coming from a bicyclist and a non-runner, but I never really understood the jogging-while-pushing-your-kid-in-a-stroller thing. It just doesn’t look very fun. The Taga however, I can certainly get behind. In 20 seconds it converts between a baby stroller and carrier bike. Cargo bikes that can double for kid transport is nothing new, but the Taga is the only one that converts to a compact stroller. If that’s a bit hard to picture I would highly suggest watching the demonstration video, or the embed below. Yeah it’s very expensive, but think of how jealous Bugaboo-toting parents will be when you and your child fly by in one of these.

Specifications:
High-finish aluminum alloy 6061 frame
Shimano Nexus Inter-3 internal gear hub
16″ wheels
Tricycle dimensions: 73W x 165L x 102H (cm)/ 28.7W x 64.9L x 40.1H (inches)
Stroller dimensions (cm): 73W x 120L x 102H (cm)/ 28.7W x 47.2L x 40.1H (inches)
Weight: 20-29kg/ 44-64lbs, depends on configuration
Colors: Red, Green,Orange, Light-Blue

Click here for full specifications.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1495.00
Availability: Buy Taga Bike Stroller here

Nava Watch Ora Lattea

Dots replace hands to keep the time, giving this watch a rotational (think solar system) feel. The biggest dot shows the hour while the smallest represents the minutes.

Stainless steel case, leather strap.
Designer: Denis Guidone

Small Ora Lattea Watch, $155.00
Large Ora Lattea Watch, 1.6″ dia., $180.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $155.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Grove Bamboo iPhone Cases

We featured wooden iPhone cases previously, but with the release of the new iPhone 4, why not show a few more? This particular line of products comes from Grove, a Portland, Oregon-based company specializing in bamboo iPhone cases. They are fully customizable by uploading your own artwork, or you can choose from the Artist Series, their curated selection of custom artwork from independant artists, or if you’re feeling plain, bare bamboo. Available for both iPhone 3g and iPhone 4.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy Grove Bamboo iPhone Cases here

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

TM Inspiration Pad

If you’re in a creative rut and need some help thinking outside the box, this Inspiration Pad may be able to help. It throws away any standard line or grid system and in place of it are pages of zig zags, swirls, and non-sensical bends. Each page should inspire you to draw or write differently, or possibly give you a headache. Each notepad contains 32 pages and measures 165 x 210 mm.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €14.00
Availability: Buy TM Inspiration Pad here

Source: Incredible Things

E Ink Digital Hour Watch

So, while this watch face is pretty fetching, what is especially notable is that it switches every half hour from white-on-black to black-on-white display. There’s also two modes, one for standard numerical digital and the other for a graphic hour clock. All in all, it might just be the perfect watch if you’re the sort that gets bored easily.

Ion plated stainless steel ergonomic curved case with ultra-thin profile.
materials: ion plated stainless steel, crystal, leather.
designer: phosphor

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: ATYS