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Carga Bags

When I was at ICFF I ran into a girl who had a really cool felt bag that I thought would be perfect for carrying my laptop. Her friend over at Carga Bags makes them, and they have several retailers in larger cities, and some online stores carry them as well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $245
Availability: Buy Carga Bags here

Travel Organizers

Save a few bucks on these travel organizers from The Container Store.

(right to left)
Hanging Valet Black: $29.99 $24.99 ea,
Buy it here. (15-1/4″ x 2″ x 10″ h)

Makeup & Brush Organizer Black: $19.99 $14.99 ea,
Buy it here. (10-1/2″ x 2″ x 7″ h)

Hanging Weekender Bag Black: $19.99 $14.99 ea,
Buy it here. (10″ x 3-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ h)

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.99-$24.99
Availability: Buy Travel Organizers here

Bubble Necklace

An excellent choice for a gift, perhaps?

“Designers Marina and Susanna Sent belong to a family which has worked for generations in Murano, the ancient center for the production of Venetian glass. The sisters continue the ancient tradition, giving a contemporary edge to the timeless art form. This refined piece resembles a cluster of bubbles, which sparkle with reflected light.”

Made in Italy
Size: 20.5″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Availability: Buy Bubble Necklace here

Black Bottlebag

I don’t know if you guys buy lots of wine (or liqueur) at once or not, but this bottle bag would cut down on the amount of boxes used each time to move it all to and fro the store and then the recycling center.

“From Reisenthel, this sturdy bottle bag will allow you to safely transport up to 9 1.5 litre bottles. No more bulky boxes or worrying about clanging bottles on the way home. Use the bottle bag to transport recycles to the garbage bin too.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Black Bottlebag here

Personal Media Travel Pouch

For all of you that get annoyed by the mess of chargers for various gadgets whilst traveling…

“When you are going on a short trip or weekend getaway and don’t need to bring along all [your] gadgets, the Personal Media Travel Pouch is just right for keeping up to 3 essential items like a cell phone, mp3 player and digital camera, and all of their chargers. Each item is nestled in its own separate compartment with its charger stored neatly below it.”

Available in Camel/Chocolate, Lilac/Purple, Navy/Cool Dust, Pink, Green

10.75″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.99
Availability: Buy Personal Media Travel Pouch here

Harry Allen Rabbit’s Foot Keychain

I’ve always sort of liked the silly, superstitious quality of Rabbit’s feet, but as an animal lover I would never own an actual rabbit’s foot.

Harry Allen has come up with a solution, a guilt free gold plate and brass option.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Harry Allen Rabbit’s Foot Keychain here

Market Tote

I’ve been pretty good this year about bringing canvas totes with me to go grocery shopping. It’s mostly working out, but I’ve got to say that this Market tote which has the pockets on the outside for odd shaped bottles would make it almost effortless to carry groceries without feeling like your bag is about to burst at the seams.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.75
Availability: Buy Market Tote here

Shoebag and Solar Radio

Other than the fact these two items are both from the same retailer, both eco-friendly, and both cost the same, these two products really have nothing whatsoever in common.

Organic Cotton Shoe Bag:
“Keep your shoes looking like new with this organic cotton shoe bag. Whether they are traveling with you or sitting in the closet, placing your shoes in a bag will protect them from everyday elements and wear-and-tear that over time can make even the nicest shoes looking a bit worn. A classic black and white image of a pair of oxford wingtips gives the bag a masculine, retro quality and will make any man feel like Cary Grant. Handmade by South African Artisans of organic cotton.”

16″ L x 19″ W
$25.00, Buy it here.

Dynamo Solar Radio:
“This handy-dandy, (not to mention cute) little radio has a great vintage look and compact, eco-friendly design, making it the ideal combo of smart and stylish. Charge its built-in battery using either solar energy or the hand crank, and you’re guaranteed to never be without music, news or weather when you need it most.”

3″ H x 3″ W x 2″ D
$25.00, Buy it here.

[and both were found via productdose]

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Shoebag and Solar Radio here

Source: Via

re:vision (Camera Component bracelets)

These are so very clever(!)…keep in mind that each piece is unique and apparently sells fast.

“re:vision is the product of Craig Arnold’s unbridled passion for cameras, recycling and polishing. Handmade in Adelaide Australia, from discarded camera components and reshaped with love, re:vision brings old school cameras into an entirely new focus.”

[via trendhunter]

Purchase Information:

Price: $183.00-$225.00
Availability: Buy re:vision (Camera Component bracelets) here

10-Key Calculator by Ippei Matsumoto, 2004

Why, oh why are there still devices that are not Mac compatible?

“Inspired by the number pad on a keyboard, this calculator has all the standard features and can easily be connected to a laptop or PC via USB cable connection to add number-pad functionality. It can also be used independently. Not MAC compatible. One LR1130 battery included.”

1h x 5.5w x 3.25″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $58.00
Availability: Buy 10-Key Calculator by Ippei Matsumoto, 2004 here

LED Watch

This could possibly become a classic in the years to come.

“A very simple but very chic design, the LED watch successfully brings digital iconography into the world of fashion. Ideal for those whose tastes straddle the divide between classic design and modern technology.”

Materials: ABS, sus, polyurethane

1.25″W x 8.75″L x 0.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy LED Watch here

ECSOTYPE Relaunch

Makers of the lovely-leather-customizable-bags,
ECSOTYPE has just relaunched their website. Not only is it a lot quicker and easier to use but they are also having a “flattery” giveaway- just send them the most over-the-top congratulations and you’ll have a chance to win one of their bags.

***ECSOTYPE is also offering a 20% discount to BLTD readers (valid until the end of June), so if you’re interested, take a look at what they have to offer. The code to enter at checkout is BLTD-RL.

Shown above:
‘School’, 18″ x 9″, $347.00
‘For’, 14.55″ x 9″ x 9″, $458.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $347.00-$458.00
Availability: Buy ECSOTYPE Relaunch here

FlyLite (Remote Wardrobe Manager)

If you’re a frequent flyer and hate lugging your luggage around, there’s a service made especially for you. FlyLite will store items you frequently travel with in your own private ‘iCloset’, where you can drag and drop items you need for your next trip into your virtual suitcase, which will then be delivered (via real suitcase) to your hotel, “fresh, clean and ready to go.” Once you’re finished and ready to move on to another city, you give them a call and they’ll arrange for your suitcase to be picked up and returned, where your items will be cleaned and stored for next time. Luggage free travel sounds good, right? Of course it does: no waiting around the baggage carousel, no standing in lines to check in, not to mention less trips to the dry cleaners…all of that sounds spectacular, which is why it’ll cost you $100 per trip.

[image via TripCart]

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Help I need help.

Designed in an effort to make medical products more human, the designers decided to create a line of headache tablets and bandages in simple packaging. The packaging is made from ‘molded paper pulp’ a new sustainable material which has a soft feel, is made from recycled materials and is compostable after use.


Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy Help I need help. here

Working Class Heroes Laptop Bag

Multi function laptop bag from the kids in Vienna.

The bag has multiple handles and carrying options, and when not being used to carry a laptop can be folded in half and used just as a regular bag.

Fits mac book / mac book air / macbook pro 15″/17″ and other laptops. features three zipper and two main outside pockets with concealed magnetic closures (so nothing gets scratched or stuck as with velcro) for your charger, iphone/ipod, keys, etc.

Purchase Information:

Price: $375
Availability: Buy Working Class Heroes Laptop Bag here