PERSONAL

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

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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:

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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

Andy Warhol 15 Watches

I have to admit, I was a bit dubious about Warhol’s designs being interpreted into watches, but I think some of them turned out to look pretty decent.

shown left to right:
Sam Electric Chair Watch, $150.00,
Silver Sketch Pack, $45.00
Gold Sketch Pack, $45.00
Fragile Crosses Watch, $300.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00-$300.00
Availability: Buy Andy Warhol 15 Watches here

Signat and SBL Collection

Perfect for your laptop, this special 1965 re-edition of that classic Samsonite briefcase certainly shows signs of a makeover. Thinner than the old version with a leather handle face-lift, it’s most likely more comfortable to carry around on a daily basis and has the nifty added feature of a removable laptop sleeve. A divider panel and pockets help keep your papers and necessary electronic components organized.

Signat Attaches:
Mini Attache A5, 11” x 9” x 3”, $240.00, Buy it here.

Medium Attache A4, 14” x 11” x 3”, $300.00, Buy it here.

Large Attache, 17” x 12.5” x 3”, $360.00, Buy it here.

Also, I couldn’t help browsing through some of the other ‘Black Label’ items- the faux crocodile shell of the AI2 I thought was especially eye-catching, along with the Hero, which treats the human form “just like an animal skin, with with the ribcage and sternum at the front of the case and backbone at the back.” (Does anyone else find that very slightly disturbing?)

SBL Collection Luggage by Alexander McQueen: Available in bone or black
Crocodile AI2 Upright (lower left/middle), 14.5” x 22” x 8.25”, $775.00,
Buy it here.

Hero AI 1 Upright (lower right), 17″ x 22.75″ x 10″, $775.00, Buy it here.

(Thanks Adam!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $240-$775
Availability: Buy Signat and SBL Collection here

Savour Kindness Pouch

This pouch carries a sentiment worth noting, whether on your travels or on a daily basis.

“Cream naplak inspirational message on gabardine makeup bag. Zipper closure top. Signature Anya bow on exterior and printed on interior nylon lining. Black/cream.”

Measures 15″ x 10″ x 2½”.

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Savour Kindness Pouch here

Breakup

Like Neil Sedaka says, Breakin’ up is hard to do. Cry your tears away in this handkerchief break up letter.

100% cotton poplin.
Size : A4
Folded in a transparent envelope.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $21
Availability: Buy Breakup here