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U Kindle Case by Hard Graft

The whole collection of cases and bags by Hard Graft are simple and just look really sophisticated. The U Kindle case is nice because it’s better than that silly case that comes with the Kindle, and the elastic strap looks like it’s easy to slip the Kindle in and out of it’s case without too much hassle.

Purchase Information:

Price: €55.00
Availability: Buy U Kindle Case by Hard Graft here

All Year Rings

What a lovely idea: this range of fold-out paper jewellery is intended for the owner to assemble each month, for all year long. Also, if you don’t want to go the whole year route, you could just go with the Birthday Ring, £10.00, which is one ring for whichever month you’d like.

The collection consists of twelve ring designs which are laser-cut and engraved from 200g/m2 textured white paper come with engraved recycled brown envelope.

Purchase Information:

Price: £45.00
Availability: Buy All Year Rings here

TeuxDeux

If you’re still searching for a good way to keep your to-do list organized, I have to personally recommend TeuxDeux, a to-do app from swissmiss and Fictive Kin. It’s so simple to use and has a nice uncluttered look. I have it set as my homepage, so I see my list each time I open a new window. And, it’s free.

More information:

View TeuxDeux here

Want Les Essentiels de la Vie 

This is a really nice bag. Canadian luxury goods company Want Les Essentiels de la Vie offer modern takes on classic leather goods. Named after famous airports, their range includes 24hr, 48hr and 72hr overnight bags, wallets, laptop bags and iPod cases.

Inspired by Timeless, functional design classics, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie was conceived out of a want for premium quality leather goods to house the essential professional and personal products that we use in our modern everyday lives. It aims to create a balance between a traditional style and a modern compatibility. The brand’s core value, identified on its products by its ubiquitous gold and silver zipper, is to achieve unity through contrast.

The smallest overnight bag, Malpensa 24hr, is perfect for a night away and is available in six leather colours. It is made from 100% organic leather in Italy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,495.00
Availability: Buy Want Les Essentiels de la Vie  here

IT Clip

You’re in luck if you’re an avid bicycle rider and happen to always be in the need of bungee cords (I know I am). Use IT Clips to transform your old, punctured inner tubes into incredibly useful tie down straps. A fine example of upcycling done right.

“The IT (Inner Tube) Clips and IT Hooks allow you to reuse your old bicycle inner tubes as tie downs. This version fits mountain bike inner tubes from 1.5 in – 2.5 in. wide. As inner tubes deteriorate and break down, the IT Clips and IT Hooks allow them to be reused; it’s a great way to keep old inner tubes out of landfills. Cut your old inner tube and thread it through the clips as you would a strap through a buckle and latch the clips together; you determine the size you need.”

If these really catch on I can forsee entire bins of donated used bike tubes at bike shops and various establishments ready to be turned into these straps.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Availability: Buy IT Clip here

Hello Buddy Carr Skateboard

I won’t mess around with talk of deck size or trucks because, although important, it’s really the graphics that stand out on this skateboard. And, hey, no tears if you’re not a skateboarder, you can always wear the T-shirt.

Hello is a collaboration between California based skateboarder Buddy Carr and New York based graphic designer Antonio Carusone.

T-shirt (Color: Black, White): $22.00
Skateboard, Limited Edition of 100: $160.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy Hello Buddy Carr Skateboard here

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Helvetica/Avant Garde Necklaces

These typeface necklaces remind me a little of these, obviously due to the same material and construction method. These are super cute and would be a nice gift for your favorite graphic designer friend for the upcoming holidays.

I’m way into Avant Garde and Herb Lubalin and his collaboration with Ralph Ginzburg, Avant Garde Magazine, for which the font was created.

Buy it here: Helvetica Necklace

Buy it here: Avant Garde Necklace

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Helvetica/Avant Garde Necklaces here

IDEA’s Micro Gem Headphones

While these might not be the most masculine-looking set of headphones, they do appear super light and comfortable and won’t fall out like standard iPod earbuds when you’re exercising, which you do no less than three times a week, right? Plus, the bead-like earpiece would all but disappear, and androgyny is in style nowadays, trust me.

Orange or Pink.
Packaging: Foil/Clear giftbag
Earphones ball diameter: 0.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy IDEA’s Micro Gem Headphones here

Lacie USB Flat Cable

This clever design uses a flat ribbon-type cable instead of round wire, enabling you to easily coil it without making a tangled and knotted mess, saving you time, and with that incredible blue color, looking awesome while doing so.

USB A to B (regular to mini) connectors, 4 ft
Comes with 24 adhesive labels to mark cables

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy Lacie USB Flat Cable here

Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard

Hmm. Any guesses to how useful this is? As Unplggd mentioned, it sort of looks like a netbook’s keyboard, which makes me wonder if you traveled often, wouldn’t you have a netbook or laptop with a integrated keyboard? Despite my reservations, it is indeed smaller than a traditional keyboard and would be easier to cart around for use with whatever device you choose.

Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard is 56 keys and 12 hotkeys keyboard. It is tiny, slim, portable and functional that you do not have to worry about bringing those traditonal, big and heavy keyboard when you are travelling. USB Retractable Cable

Available in either black or white
Dimensions: 170 x 80 x 15mm (approx.)
Weight: 150g

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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard here

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Wood Business Card Case by Masakage Tanno

This card case has been back ordered for what seems like forever, but as stock should arrive any day now, you might want to put in your order if you’re planning on gifting one. The craftsmanship looks to be impeccable.

Masakage Tanno’s father was a talented craftmen from Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. He followed in his fathers footsteps and opened his own wood shop; work studio MIYABI. These gorgeous hand-crafted business card cases are impeccable. Made from Japanese Oak (light), Paduk (red) or Walnut (dark), each case has a magnet embedded in the wood to close them shut. The hinges and detailing are of Kurogaki wood (Japanese Persimmon).

4.25″l x 2.5″h x .5″ d.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Cork Case by Artecnica

The largest size of these cork cases would be perfect as a folio while the smaller sizes would do well to organize various items in your briefcase or handbag.

Sustainable cork cases lined with recycled billboard comes in 3 sizes: a wallet, a clutch and a handbag. Crafted from 100% recycled billboards & sustainable cork, this die cut case collection is inspired by the simplicity of traditional envelopes. The small and medium case sizes can fit easily into a small clutch or bag as the largest case size suggests you leave your handbag at home.

Small: $18.00 (3 1/4″ H x 5 3/4″ W)
Medium: $27.00 (5″ H x 9″ W)
Large: $36.00 (8 1/2″ H x 12″ W)

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Cork Case by Artecnica here

Amish Made Scooter

Scoot around town with ease in this old-school-styled Scooter.

These puppies can turn on a dime! With ball bearing wheels, high speed aluminum racing rims, air tires, welded steel construction and a rear foot brake… No wonder it’s so hard to put these scooters down. Manufactured right here in the U.S.A on an Amish farm. Scooters come in 3 sizes. 16″, 20″ & 24″. The 16″ is recommended for kids ages 6 to 12. The 20″ for young teens to adult and the 24″ for those of you 6ft and over. All sizes capable of carrying up to 350 pounds. Metal basket included… A bit of assembly required.

Orange or Black

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Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00
Availability: Buy Amish Made Scooter here

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Kikkerland Portable Folding Speaker

Not sure about the quality on these, but the accordion design might be handy if you need portable speakers.

USB or battery powered accordion style folding amplified speaker. For computers media players, video games, and more. The accordion-style design creates a large resonance chamber and makes the sound richer than most other small speakers.

2 AAA batteries required for battery power.
4.5″ H x 3.4″ W x 1.5″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Kikkerland Portable Folding Speaker here

The Fuji Instax Instant Camera

Saw this over at oneplusinfinity, where Tim gave it a thumbs up with the only negative being the price of the film. I agree. Yikes.

You see, the Instax is a bit different than its predecessors. It prints credit card-sized photos on bold Fuji film, but retains a classic instant film look that everyone loves. Plus, you’ve got more control when you’re shooting: four exposure settings for indoor/outdoor shooting, a built-in flash, and a sweeping wide angle. No USB cables, no memory cards, and no computer. Just a few basic chemical reactions that develop in the palm of your hand. Best of all, Fuji continues to make new cameras and new film, so you won’t need to go hunting for your instant film fix.

Camera: $90.00
Camera and Film: $105.00
Film Twin-Pack (20 exposures): $20.00
Three Film Twin-Pack: $55.00

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More information:

View The Fuji Instax Instant Camera here

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