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PictoScanner

Do you have negatives or slides in your closet from the days before smartphones? I know I do, and I haven’t gotten around to tackling the task of transferring them into digital format. The PictoScanner makes that job easy, as you use your smartphone’s camera to ‘scan’ the backlit film and slides. Easy, right?
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Price: $45.00
Available from: SF MoMA Store

Kalon Shaving Set

What, you’re not particularly fond of your razor? Well, there’ll be none of that once you get your hands on this shaving set, because each piece is handmade in Los Angeles with black walnut and natural vegan tan leather hanging straps. Oh, and the shaving brush has a 100% natural, silver tipped badger knot, which is only the “most luxurious and rarest of badger knots.” You’re bound to feel pretty special whenever you shave… perhaps this could make an excellent Father’s Day gift?
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Price: $45.00 - 135.00
Available from: Kalon Studios

Minimalist 2 Key Ring Bottle Opener

This key ring looks more like a piece of jewelry than a bottle opener, so I suppose we could look at it as multi-purpose kind of accessory. A triangle pin keeps the shackle closed, keeping your keys secure and your hand at the ready should an unopened bottle of beer or soda cross your path. Each key ring is precisely cut within thousandths of an inch by family company J. L. Lawson & Co.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: Huckberry

Simple Backpack

How many simple backpacks have we featured? A lot. This one now joins the club, as it is simple (and named such) with no exterior fussiness to ruin your slim silhouette. Inside, it packs a lot of organization: there’s a sleeve for your 15″ laptop, plus a roomy zippered pocket for valuables. Two hidden outer zippered pockets give you easy access to mobile phone, keys, and pens, so you can easily grab them when needed.
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Price: $168.00
Available from: Poketo

Ringtool

The Ringtool is a compact toolkit that lives on any standard keyring. Hardened stainless steel (strength + corrosion resistance) means it’ll withstand a rough and tumble world. It has five different Hexheads, a Flathead and Phillips Driver, a Torxhead, and two Spoke Wrenches, so it’s a good choice for any cyclist that would rather not lug around a bigger toolkit.
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Price: $28.00
Available from: Reductivist

Pia Shopping Bag

Raise your hand if you like strange shopping bags. This one from Milk Design and Feel Good Home has a different sort of 3D shape made from Tyvek and leather handles, which will surely tote your purchases safely home with a fair amount of style (don’t be surprised if people ask you where you got it). Tyvek is durable and water resistant, and very light… plus, did you see the price?
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Price: $29.50
Available from: MilkDesign

Soap

Umm, designer soap? Sure, if it’s pigment and fragrance free, why not? You’ll find four bars of glycerin soap molded together, to be broken apart for individual use. Plus, it’s “designed” by Jasper Morrison. Perhaps bookmark it for a discerning friend’s housewarming gift?
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Price: $29.00
Available from: good thing

OMY Embroidered Bracelets

Fun! These embroidered bracelets from OMY are pure sartorial candy. Maybe your wrist needs a few of these to help brighten up your outfit for the day? Luckily, there’s several designs to choose from, so pick your favorites for a “sweet” stack.
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Price: €26,67+
Available from: OMY

Double Up Case

Need a place to stash your favorite pens and pencils, your smaller toiletries, or your extra cash? Take a look at this vegan leather Double Up Case. It has two compartments; folded in half and snapped, it’ll keep your belongings secure in your drawer or bag.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Poketo

Key Wrangler

Organize your keys with this handy Key Wrangler. Built with two sections, one with a snappy spring clip and the other with a knurled key post, you’ll be able to hold keys of all shapes and sizes in a tidy row. Snap it onto your bag, jeans, and hang it from hooks, making it easy to keep your keys at hand securely.
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Price: $75.00-90.00
Available from: CW&T

The Citadel Minimal Pack

Yes, you’ve seen backpacks from Black Ember before, but this new Citadel pack offers a more minimal look. It favors a sleek front, in comparison to the Citadel Modular Pack ($255), which has a more adaptable facade for carrying your gear. With their latest performance textile, the 900-Denier 3-Layer Micro-Hex in Deep Black, the Citadel pack’s surface reduces reflection and ensures an IPX-06 waterproof rating.
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Price: $225.00
Available from: Black Ember

Node Lightning Multi-charger

Ugh, what do do when you have several devices that need charging with a Lightning connection cord? You could have a ton of cords on your desk, you could try meditation to pass the time, or you could get one of these handy Nodes. It will let you charge several things, with minimal fuss, all at once. It’s small enough to make it easy to carry, yet large enough not to lose.
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Price: $19.95
Available from: ILOVEHANDLES

Ledr Tool Roll

How to keep your various pens, pencils, and tools organized while you’re on the go? Get a tool roll, of course. This one, available as a Kickstarter project, has spots for 9 items. Two slots are wider to accommodate larger tools, and the overall height of the taller version is 7.5″, so you’ll be able to carry longer things like knitting needles and/or screwdrivers.
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Price: $45.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Martone Mia Basket

Many years ago we posted the Evo Handlebar Basket (good for you if you remember it, as it was back in 2011). This Mia Basket follows the same handlebars-incorporated-into-basket-frame idea, making your bicycle errands experience much less rattly, and possibly much more convenient (with little to no bungee straps required).
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Price: $150.00
Available from: Martone Cycling

Closca Collapsible Bike Helmet

If you ride a bike, you should have a helmet. We don’t want to hear that they’re bulky, ugly, or mess up your hair, because a bulky head with messed up hair is better than one smashed on the pavement. Plus, the Closca Collapsible Helmet isn’t bulky; it’s foldable, so it will fit into your bag when not in use without looking like you’re carrying around a huge coconut. Three mobile rings are utilized to make the foldable design possible.
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Price: $140.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods