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Faceted Jewelry

The faceted surfaces of this wood ring and leather pendant make for interesting accessories. Unfortunately, the key pendant (which is not faceted, but had to be showcased anyway) is out of stock, but maybe if we all email our demands (i.e. requests) for more they’ll replenish their supply.

Embrace & Cherish Rings: $30.00, Buy it here.

Dark wood carved into smooth and light rings. Available in 3 styles. Size note: The Embrace and Cherish styles are wider at the base and thus run a little small.

Leather Pendant: $100, Buy it here.

Large glass gems or metal keys are handsewn into a black leather casing. Each object is a slightly different shape. Suspended from a 18″ oxidized silver chain. Beautifully gift boxed.

note: Key Pendant: $84.00, Buy it here. (Out of stock)

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Faceted Jewelry here

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Newspaper Bags, Totes, Wallets

Maybe if we all buy a whole bunch of these totes and wallets it’ll save the newspapers from going out of business. Or, (!) maybe newspapers should print the news directly on totes! (If you work for a newspaper, take note of this brilliant business strategy.)

Recycled Newspaper Market Bag (shown upper left, lower right), $52.00, Buy it here.
Obama Newspaper Tote, $64.00,
Buy it here.
Recycled Newspaper Bi Fold Wallets, $30.00, Buy it here.

Wheelie Flight Deck Luggage

In preparing for an upcoming snowboarding trip, I realized I needed to update/replace my carry-on luggage. What luck that this little guy was on sale. It’s a pretty compact size, yet it has such great organizational compartments that it seems you’d be able to fit in more somehow. My favorite part is the inside mesh zippered ‘halves’ of the interior; it’ll help with zippering it close when it’s stuffed full…looking forward to using it.

Volume-enhancing CRAM zones around the zippers allow for overstuffing when you pick up an extra magazine and snacks for the flight, and front pockets make it easy to access your wallet and boarding pass. Strap your daypack to the main compartment with the Hideaway Snakestack attachment. The Wheelie Flight Deck meets most airline carry-on restrictions, and a removable storage section lets you keep your essentials close at hand after you store the main bag in the overhead compartment. This product is available for US shipment only.

22.5 x 13.5 x 10in

$179.95 $134.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.95
Availability: Buy Wheelie Flight Deck Luggage here

Merino Moustache Gloves

Oh my goodness, just the words ‘hold finger under your nose and enjoy’ is enough to explain why these gloves are terrific.

Italian Merino Wool Glove features two different styles of moustache sewn on the interior of each forefinger. Hold finger under your nose and enjoy.

Grey or Red.

$95.00, Buy it here.

[via HI + LOW]

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Merino Moustache Gloves here

18L Gold and Banner Street Bag

Check out these super cool tote bags from MoMA Store.

18L Gold Bag, $16.00 ($12.80 Members), Buy it here.

An alternative to using plastic bags, this gold-colored tote bag is easy to fold and carry around. The 18L graphic symbolizes 18 liters, the volume of the bag. Made of polyester.

Street Banner Bag, $6.00 ($4.80 Members), Buy it here.

Made entirely of materials gathered from collecting used street banners in Korea, these stylish bags are ideal for carrying groceries and other items. When not in use, they can be folded up easily and carried in a bag or pocket. Because every bag is made from cleaned, recycled materials, each one is unique.

[posted by katie]

Dallas Luggage Collection by Bree

This luggage collection looks seriously snazzy (in a good way).

dallas 6 trolley by bree, $395.00,
Buy it here.

zip closure, 2 handles, telescopic handle; inside zip compartments, drawstring bag, cross straps. comes in 2 colors, mocca and grey. dimensions: width: 18.5”, height: 26.8”, depth: 9”

dallas 5 trolley, pilot case by bree, $320.00,

velcro fastener, handle, telescopic trolley handle; inside front pocket and compartment, utility pockets, laptop compartment. comes in 2 colors, mocca and grey. dimensions: width: 18”, height: 15.7”, depth: 8”

[posted by katie]

Flash Drive Band

The easiest way not to lose your flash drive is to wear it, and considering that lanyards are sometimes hard to pull off as ‘cool’, this band/bracelet is a perfect alternative.

never lose your flash drive again!
512mb capacity, usb interface
soft, black silcone band
easy to put on and take off
(6) compatible with windows98 or higher/ mac os 9.0 or higher

$29.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Flash Drive Band here

Kanazu Sen-i’s Totes

If the vast array of normal totes are boring you, take a look at these alternatives by Kanazu Sen-i.

Kanazu Sen-i’s environmentally friendly bags are made using mostly plant- origin materials, which are 100%, biodegradable and do not produce hazardous gases when burned.
Materials include a base fabric of polylactic corn fibers, natural cotton threads and buttons made of biodegradable plastic. The fibers are pleated or scrunched to give elasticity, allowing the bags to be folded for easy storage.

Tate Pleats Tote, $50.00, Buy it here.
Kusha Tote, $50.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Kanazu Sen-i’s Totes here

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Credit Card Calculator

This is on sale from the regular price of around $17.00…not bad for such a slim, stylish calculator.

Perfect for pocket or purse the Credit Card Solar Powered Calculator designed by Sam Hecht is always ready to go. The slim form factor mimics the size and shape of a standard credit card and the raised numeric keys allow for a tactile feel during operation.

Designer: Sam Hecht
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.2cm

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Flag Bag

Talk about a versatile bag, this will extend when you need to carry more and fold over when you carry less.

Flag’ is a full-leather collapsible utility bag assembled from two flat panels and features a large internal cell with a smaller secondary pocket. ‘Flag’ may be worn off the shoulder or across the body, fully extended for maximum internal space, or folded in half for maximum portability.

Finest quality, genuine 1st grade New Zealand leather
nickel, stainless steel hardware
Handcrafted in Australia
14″ x 16″ extended
14″ x 8″ folded

$195.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

The Umbuster by Sruli Recht

I’m sure everyone’s seen a movie or show where an umbrella is used as a weapon, usually by someone whacking a thief/ruffian over the head. I see this as a smart, modernized version of that same idea.

Each handle is individually CNC cut in a 5 hour process by the enduring Mr Liu.
The umbrella itself is provided by the good Guy de Jean of France.
And finally packaged in the boxes designed with the good Snorri Már Snorrason here in Reykjavik Proper.

225 € + shipping, Buy it here.

Hulger – P*PHONE

Whether you’d use this with your computer for calls or for your cell phone, it’s a comfortable old school option for prolonged conversations.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: Hulger Shop

Folderix 4GB USB Thumb drive

Pretty cute cover for a thumb drive…

Here we have [a thumb drive] by the good guys over at red hot design studio Art Lebedev that looks like a folder icon, but in fact is a 4GB flashdrive for your USB port.

Colors: Blue, Purple, Yellow

$60.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Folderix 4GB USB Thumb drive here

Leather Tool Bag

This tool bag puts plastic boxes to shame, though I’d say this bag is probably best for larger tools rather than smaller items.

The tanned Leather Tool Bag is skillfully stitched and riveted to assure many years of rugged service. An American original, Klein Tools brings six generations of expertise to this sturdy Bag, which features reinforced ends and a double-ply base protected by steel studs. The rolled loop handles are triple-riveted to the sides of the Tool Bag for extra strength. From garden tools to power tools, this tote will keep things contained.

H 7″ W 15″ D 6.5″

$200.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

The Clear Gift Card

Have you heard of this? I wonder how well it works*?

The Clear Card allows its members to pass through airport security faster, with more predictability and less hassle. With Clear you will get a consistent experience all the way to the gate. Clear members have access to a separate, express security lane by using an identity card containing their encrypted fingerprint or iris images at select airports. The gift card comes imprinted with a unique code which, when entered on the online application, will grant the recipient one free year of Clear membership. A perfect gift for the frequent traveler.

more about Clear and how it works.

$199.00, Buy it here.


*(not the gift card, but the actual experience)

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy The Clear Gift Card here