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Round Ring by 22designstudio

Recently DesignBoom was selling some of 22designstudio’s rings, and they sold out in a flash. I was lucky enough to get one, and I’ve got to say I love it.  The rings are made of Stainless and concrete, and the concrete feels surprisingly smooth.

“Drawn freehand by the designer, the circular frame of this ring acts as
the beginning of a dialog between the designer and the person wearing
it. The circular design creates ever-lasting space for communication
and interaction between creator and receiver, designer and customer.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Round Ring by 22designstudio here

Black Leather Pilot Trolley

I don’t know why, but I’ve got a knack of finding (and loving) expensive travel things. Not quite sure why this warrants a hefty price tag, but it sure looks impressive.

“This trolley is perfectly designed for modern day travel, holding more
than enough for a long weekend. Design details include hidden wheels,
royal blue cotton lining and a chrome padlock with the correlating key
nestled in its own matching leather cover. Your contents will be
further protected by two additional buckled flaps made from the same
black granulated leather.”

46
x 37 x 24 cm

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,588
Availability: Buy Black Leather Pilot Trolley here

Mac Bag by Studio Leung

For those of you who bought the Mac Book Air (or “MBA”, as the cool kids are calling it), you can now purchase a pretty cool bag based on the commercial where the laptop is being pulled out of a manila envelope. The bags are going to be made in limited production so if you want one, get one now.

34.5 x 24.7 x 22 mm
waxed cotton, felt lining, plastic & rubber cord

Purchase Information:

Price: $80
Availability: Buy Mac Bag by Studio Leung here

“Stop Staring At My Tote” Canvas Tote

Man, this is my favorite tote yet.

totes are made from 10oz, 100% cotton canvas.
10.5″x14″x5″ with 24″ handles

[via notcot.org/]

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.50
Availability: Buy “Stop Staring At My Tote” Canvas Tote here

Puma Glow Rider

Surely this isn’t the first time someone has thought of a glow-in-the-dark bike, but it’s the first I’ve seen. Word is that Puma’s Glow Rider will be available April ’08.

“The night glow effect paint used on the steel frame of the bike collects the sunrays during the day, and gives this light off when darkness has fallen, in the form of a beautiful glow, lasting for several hours….Additional features of the bike are its characteristic chunky tires, and a quick, easy and smart semi-folding mechanism, for maximum convenience. This easy-folding design makes the bike a perfect travel companion and allows commuters easy access in and out of public transport, cars or elevators. This unique element provides all the benefits of a folding bike, without compromising on style…”

[image and text via highsnobiety.com]

Something’s Hiding in Here Wood Mustache

How many people have a wooden mustache on hand to use when necessary? Not enough, obviously. (This would be a magnificent gift, by the way.)

Natural and Dark Stained Wood. Hand-carved.

6″ wide mustache on 12″ stick

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Something’s Hiding in Here Wood Mustache here

Travel Thread Kit

Never underestimate the importance of a needle and tread whilst traveling. This would fit easily anywhere within your luggage or in a pocket (though if you put it in a coat or pants pocket, be careful, of course).

“A travel sewing kit, much better alternative to the small spool-in-a-box version. Cotton thread to be used on all fabrics, 8 strands per color, 21 colors in total. Pull a thread out piece by piece.”

Cotton Thread and Needle
18″ x 1″

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Availability: Buy Travel Thread Kit here

Leather Zip Pouches

One of these days I’ll stop posting leather travel accessories that are more of a luxury than a necessity, but for now, they are catching my attention pretty much everywhere I go. I really like the black; too bad it has more of a feminine zipper pull or it could appeal to the masculine sort as well.

“A useful pouch goes from makeup bag to clutch. Italian lambskin hand-crafted into three versatile sizes. Perfect for traveling. Choose pewter, copper, black or gold.”

Small Leather Zip Pouch, 8½” x 3¾”, $75.00
Buy it here.

Medium, 8½” x 6½”, $95.00, Buy it here.

Large, 11½” x 9″, $125.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Leather Zip Pouches here

‘Just My Luck!’ Pin

I’m kind of liking this pin. Perhaps it would cheer up some passers-by on your daily commute to work?

“This is how an unfortunate moment becomes a fun accessory. A two part pin made from gold matt finish acrylic that will surely make passers by smile. Just smile back.”

[via notcouture.com]

ISI Wheeled Luggage

Nice utilitarian look to this simple case, and it’s super light- which will be very handy when you’re lugging all your travel paraphernalia around.

“The ISI Wheeled stands out from the rest of the luggage available on the market: it’s among the lightest available, thanks to the trolley system with single aluminum tow bar, preformed bottom and nylon accessories and buckles. It also has added durability due to the tough fabric and felled stitching in all stress points.”

17.7″ x 25.2″ x 11″

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Availability: Buy ISI Wheeled Luggage here

Concrete Rings by 22 design studio, Taiwan

From part of the ever-changing cadre of designs available from Designboom, these concrete rings are a great buy and actually come in wearable sizes.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00-$43.00
Availability: Buy Concrete Rings by 22 design studio, Taiwan here

Resleeve & Replay: Recycled CD Cases

These are super alternatives to regular old plastic jewel cases. Out with the old plastic and in with recycled stuff, hurray! (Labels and templates are available for both.)

Resleeve:
“RESLEEVE is made of a rigid 16pt recycled bending chip board and has a round die-cut hole in the center to view the front of the disk. The back is solid, embossed with the message “RESLEEVE 100% Recycled”. RESLEEVE is made from 100% Recycled Fibers (56% Post Consumer Recycled / 44% Post Industrial Recycled). Great for storing, protecting or used as a mailing envelope for your CDs.”
$16 for 50 sleeves

Replay Case:
“Each REPLAY case comes with two slots for two CDs / DVDs or a single disc and liner notes. Each comes debossed on the back with the REPLAY logo and 100% Recycled. REPLAYs look great plain or wrapping one of our brown kraft or recycled white laser labels around them. Choose from one of our free templates online to design your REPLAY’s cover art.” $32 for 50 cases

via [AT's unplggd.com] via [greenasathisle.com]

Family Travel Case

This briefly makes me wish I had children so I could justify dropping major dollars on a travel case. (Just kidding.)

Slim leather case with four zipped pockets.
- Soft black calf leather case.
- Zipped pockets gold stamped ‘TRAVEL DOCUMENTS’, ‘PASSPORTS’, ‘TICKETS’, CURRENCY’.
- The case will fit up to five passports – perfect for keeping family travel documents handy, yet lightweight enough for use on business trip.

9″ x 13.3″ / 34cm x 23cm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $355.00
Availability: Buy Family Travel Case here

Classic Travel Wallet

I know this is a tad expensive, but I love the classic look of this travel wallet. It’s timeless.

Travel wallet with suede calf lining and concertina pockets.
- Made in Smythson’s smooth, black calfskin.
- Concertina pockets are gold-stamped : Tickets, Passport, Documents & Other.
- Zipped pocket gold-stamped: Currency.
- Handy front pocket gold-stamped: Boarding Pass.
- Lined in soft suede calf leather.

9.75″ x 6″ / 15cm x 25cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $232.50
Availability: Buy Classic Travel Wallet here

Valet Key Rings

I know someone that needs one of these…both pull apart easily with what looks like a spring mechanism, providing a quick and easy way to provide your car keys without letting loose your home/office keys.

Silver Valet Key Ring (left), $16.95

Valet Key Ring in Sterling Silver (right), $60
(engraving available)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.95
Availability: Buy Valet Key Rings here

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