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Jack Spade Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit

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″

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Jack Spade Tarpaulin Dry Dopp Kit here

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Regenesi Re-fill Leather Goods

Make from 100% recycled leather, Re-fill is a practical and stylish collection of small leather goods hand-crafted in Italy. Choose from wallet, credit card holder, or key case. I’d love to see these in person because from the picture it totally looks like felt.

Purchase Information:

Price: €60.00
Availability: Buy Regenesi Re-fill Leather Goods here

Bean Coin Pouch

This reminds me of the Leaf Tie a little. Could be very handy if you’re always needing quarters for parking meters (or vending machines).

Silicon rubber.
4.25 x 2.5 x 0.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Available from: nood

Heritage Macbook Sleeve

Utilitarian materials and a simple design set this sleeve apart from the pack. At first the no-zipper worried me a little, but upon further inspection the elastic bands seem to do the job just fine. It’s really the materials that stand out though- asphalt grey felt with a large vegetable-tanned leather pocket give a natural feel, which is a nice balance to the device they protect.

Also check out their other various cases at hardgraft.com, especially their iPad Case (59.00 EUR) and Phone Case (45.00 EUR). (I’m also sort of considering buying their kindle case, as most I’ve seen online are sort of boring.)

Purchase Information:

Price: €79.00
Available from: hard graft

L5 Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch

Actually, it’s just the little pomegranate-colored thing plugged into the dock connector. And that combined with the free app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a sleek little universal remote. The system is completely customizable to feature as many or as few buttons as you’d like (up to 100,000) and has the brain power to replace up to 1,000 individual remotes: TV, cable, DVR, etc.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy L5 Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch here

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Thank you for shopping with us

You probably recognize this text from all the plastic bags you’ve seen it on, right? Well, now you can thank yourself for shopping each and every time you use this reusable tote. For anyone that is die-hard enough to care, the design is copied exactly as the original (the last “s” is upside down).

Made in the USA of natural organic Grade A canvas
16.5″ x 16.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Thank you for shopping with us here

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Bobble Water Bottle

Okay, now that this thing is actually available for sale, I’m curious as to how well it works. Anyone know? It sounds almost too good to be true. It’s made from BPA-free recycled plastic (so it’s also recyclable) and has a carbon-based filter which lasts about the equivalent of 300 water bottles. There’s six different filter colors to choose from too.

Designer: Karim Rashid

Bottle comes with a single filter. Filter lasts for 50 gallons/300 bottles.
(Replacement filters are $7.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: A+R Store

Leaf Tie

Ordinary cable-ties do the job just fine, but with these you have a hint of nature wherever you want.

Price shown is for 1 packet of 12 ties.
Designed by Lufdesign.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.00
Availability: Buy Leaf Tie here

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Uniform Wares Watch

Lovely simple watch from Uniform Wares with a 4 year battery life and precision Japanese quartz movement.

Available in 4 different colours.

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Uniform Wares Watch here

Par Avion Laptop Sleeve

We’ve posted laptop sleeve envelope lookalikes before (see Undercover and Interoffice sleeves) but this leather version takes it up a notch. It certainly has a finer look to it than the previous noted sleeves, and will be a nod to the manila envelope without being mistaken for one. Call me crazy, but I almost prefer the other ones simply because they are more ‘undercover’ and affordable.

Small will fit the MacBook 13″ or MacBook Air, while Large fits the MacBook Pro 15″.
Designer: Shuk Yee

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: gnr8

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?

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Availability: Buy Screwpop here

Recycled Milk Carton Tote

MoMA Store’s new Destination Portugal collection has a quite a few gems, one of which is this tote made from recycled Portuguese milk cartons. (The silver finish comes from the milk containers’ interiors, just in case you were wondering.)

17h x 22″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Paperwallet

If you’re wondering how this Paperwallet is different from the Mighty Wallet, you’re not alone. It’s made from Tyvek and is recyclable, same as the Mighty, but fits just a tad more credit cards as it’s got has just a few extra pockets. Also, if you’re the solid-color type, there’s some saturated hues that you’ll like. (Mighty Wallet has solids, but they’re a little more on the pastel side.)

2 credit card slots, 2 contact card flaps ,2 easy access pockets & 1 cash compartment. Fits 12+ Credit Cards.
8 x 20 cm (open)

**Also, Paperwallet is offering 10% off any wallet for BLTD readers. Just enter “betterliving” in the coupon code box.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.99
Availability: Buy Paperwallet here

Nimbo Slap-on Watch

The Nimbo Slap-on watch is a new, thickset silicon watch band which just slaps on the wrist with no fuss of buckles or snaps. It’s available in a seven bright colors (including black and white) and comes in both analog and digital versions. Because of it’s generous size, it looks best on a bare wrist so it’s doesn’t compete with sleeves or other jewelry. It definitely has a very casual feel to it, but I could definitely see it being a wardrobe staple for designer/architect types.

Mine is black digital, and I love how it has a great visual impact to it. Thanks to UMA for sending us one to check out in person.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Nimbo Slap-on Watch here

Redmaloo Laptop sleeve

Check out these colorful felt sleeves that folds around your laptop to keep it protected. When unfolded, the felt acts as a workspace with integrated mousepad. (If you have a sewing machine, chances are you could make something similar maybe?)

Felt colors available: Orange, Grey, Lime, Black and Pink.
Also available in Black or Brown leather (€189.00).

Purchase Information:

Price: €89.00
Availability: Buy Redmaloo Laptop sleeve here