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May 28th Watches

I’ve never been a fan out of watches without numbers but I’ll make an exception for these watches by Agni Tilla. Operating under the name May28th, she creates one-of-a-kind watches in so many different styles and colors that you won’t have any trouble finding one (or two, or three…) that fits your style. Prices range from $35-50.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy May 28th Watches here

Jon and Lizzie Sunglasses

Wintercheck Factory has just released the Jon and Lizzie sunglasses. Originally found in a second hand store near their workshop in Brooklyn, these old school safety glasses have been modified for everyday use. They’re impact resistant, 99.9% UV Protected, and come with their own plastic custom case.

Several different colors to choose from.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Wintercheck Factory

Accordion Bag

No more unpacking? Can it be true? This bag’s accordion strap allows for open shelf storage when hung, meaning you can do without hangers and hotel drawers. When folded, it looks like a normal-ish bag (in reflective material) that’s easy enough to carry around. It’s worth mentioning that the hook looks a little worrisome; if there’s no storage option for it, it might catch on something.

Available in Green, Blue, or Yellow.
Daniele Trebbi 2009
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Purchase Information:

Price: �235,00
Available from: Skitch.it

Kiosk

Do Kiosk owners Alisa Grifo and Marco Romeny have one of the best jobs ever? They travel the world finding the most interesting and unique products and bring them back to sell in their New York store. Each trip they take results in a curated exhibition at the store, together with on-going products from previous exhibitions. Emphasis is placed on goods that are traditionally used and cultural-specific. High-priced “over-designed” products don’t make the cut. Kiosk is a must visit if you’re in New York, but you can always browse their online shop. There really is no store quite like it.

Official Kiosk website:

kioskkiosk.com

Address:

95 Spring Street, Second Floor
New York NY 10012
United States

More information:

View Kiosk here

Lazer Urbanize Bicycle Helmet

Urban bicycle riders want to look good riding and be practical. Translation: no spandex, butt pads, and $4000 carbon fiber bikes. The rise of bicycle ridership has translated into a whole slew of new products catering to these needs including practical and low cost bicycles, fashionable riding clothes, and countless accessories. Traditionally known for their high performance helmets, Lazer has released a new urban-centric helmet which has a great look and features built-in lights, an absolutely necessary safety item for city riding.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Lazer Urbanize Bicycle Helmet here

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TravelTeq Trash bags

This travel bag is mighty impressive. Handmade in Italy, it has 8 inside compartments (4 open, 3 zipped) and one outside compartment/pocket (for ticket or mobile phone) to make sure all your important things stay put. It’s got an undercover sort of look to it, especially in the darker ‘Panther’ color. Also, there’s free shipping to the US and EU, if that helps take the edge off the price.

Accommodates up to a 15 inch laptop.
Florentine Vachetta leather with water resistant nylon lining.
40w x 30h x 8d cm

Check out the extra pics to see the alternate color option and other views.
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Purchase Information:

Price: �395.00
Availability: Buy TravelTeq Trash bags here

Olympus PEN E-PL1

I was quite excited when the first one of these was released, though it was too expensive, had no viewfinder, and no flash. Wasn’t alone on these opinions and Olympus has thankfully addressed all of these issues. While my bank account still can’t afford it, at least it’s much closer to reality.

What’s to like about it? Micro four thirds, smaller body, interchangable lens. HD video. Way too many features too list right here, check out ‘em out at Amazon.

Check out dpReview‘s article comparing the original to the newer version.
Photo Credit: dpReview

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Available from: Amazon.com

Source: Engadget

Bergkamp Double Tote

Two are better than one… at least in this case. There’s a ton of totes available these days, but this is the first I’ve seen doubled up so that you can organize your items. The canvas ‘bridge’ that conects the two totes can be used to hold jackets or yoga mats or whatever other larger items you have. I’d say it might be an easy DIY project as well, if you’ve got two of the same sized totes and an aversion to buying more. If you’d rather just plonk down the cash for this one, it’s available in natural, black, and orange.

Designer: Stephen Wong
13″w x 15″h x 10″
Handmade in NYC.

photo Grace Kim

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Bergkamp Double Tote here

Pill and Cobra Yoga Mats

Yoga. Stretching…breathing…relaxing… and PILLS! And cobras! Aghh! Just the sort of thing to make your yoga practice… um, strange. If you want that. (I can see the cobra working, because there’s a yoga position called the cobra, but not sure how I feel about pills on a bathroom floor, you know?)

Pill Yoga Mat, $95.00
Cobra Yoga Mat, $95.00

I still like the first Plank mats: Wood Plank (with muffin!) and Shag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Design Public

Hairglasses

Do you know what a katyusha is? Wikipedia says it’s a Russian wartime song, a rocket launcher (named after the song), and also a Russian pro cycling team. What wikipedia doesn’t say is that it’s also the frilly headband that maids wear, which makes a heck of a lot more sense as inspiration for these Hairglasses. Still confused? It’s a headband that looks like sunglasses. See more photos at Sam Hecht’s Industrial Facility website.

flexible polypropylene material
Designed by Sam Hecht (Industrial Facility) for iiii

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Hairglasses here

Handi Sleeve

No need for those cardboard sleeves with these colorful handles. Of course, you’d have to carry it around with you, but hey, who said being eco-conscious was easy? And maybe having an actual handle will help you get a better grip to avoid mishaps/spillage.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Available from: Uma

Newspaper print laptop bag

If you read your news online, this laptop bag might be a good way to give tradition a nod while camouflaging your laptop. Designed to look like a newspaper folded in half, it’s fully lined in black satin so it’ll keep your laptop nicely protected. It’s maybe a bit more expensive than a plan ol’ laptop case, but good tech ‘fashion’ is hardly ever cheap.

By mitemite
Each newspaper print is unique to each bag.
(for Macbook Pro)

Also available through mitemite’s online shop for 60.

Purchase Information:

Price: 120.00
Availability: Buy Newspaper print laptop bag here

Cork Umbrella

Yes, an umbrella made from cork. Really. Cork is naturally water-resistant and eco-friendly (as it is a sustainable resource), so it’ll keep you dry and happy.

Designer: Sandra Correia
Made in Portugal.
Cork with cotton lining, a metal frame, and a wooden handle.

Purchase Information:

Price: $162.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Green Boy

Cute. While Green Boy does a great job of organizing that jangling mess of keys you have, to me, it seems like he’s being quite assertive and telling me to remember to keep work and home life separate. Funny how a piece of green plastic could have so much emotion.

Designer: Vadim Kibardi

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Green Boy here

Joby Gorillapod Magnetic

Joby adds one more to the family on their innovative flexible, attach-to-anything Gorillapod tripods. This magnetic version has the added benefit of being able to stick to any ferrous surface. If you’re in an urban environment you certainly won’t have any trouble finding a place to perch this tripod for an impromptu portrait.

Weight: 45.3g (1.6oz)
Material: High quality Japanese ABS plastic, Durable German TPE grip rings, stainless steel camera screw

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Availability: Buy Joby Gorillapod Magnetic here

Source: Engadget