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young couple on bench pendant designed by anne gericke

I’ve posted one of Anne Gericke’s necklaces before, but I thought it was time for a reminder. Gericke is a German jewelry designer who takes tiny detailed figures and puts them in tiny glass boxes measuring no more than an inch in width.

dimensions : pendant – 1″w x 0.5″h x 0.5″d : chain – 17.5″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $405.00
Availability: Buy young couple on bench pendant designed by anne gericke here

Furoshiki Bag

This would be quite a handy bag to have around; three different shapes are possible for all sorts of things…

“The simplicity of the Furoshiki Bag is pure genius. Thanks to its origami-like folds, three different-shaped bags can be arranged, each one held securely together by magnetic handles. Incredible versatile, it is fully reversable so that you can even adapt the color to your mood!”

28.25″W x 28.25″L x 0.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Furoshiki Bag here

Mix tape USB

Here’s a little nostalgia for your modern technology. It’s a USB key that is packaged in an old mix-tape packaging. But enjoy it while you can as the USB key technology will seem antiquated anyday now. They’ll probably come up with some kind of nano-technology brain wave nonsense. Mark my words.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Mix tape USB here

Smart Pad

I’m still a little fuzzy on how this works, but if I got one, I would just say it’s magic. Might be a good stocking stuffer if you’re still doing some holiday shopping (and, if you’re still way behind and freaking out because there’s basically no time, gift cards might be an excellent solution)…

“Our SmartPad® prevents items from slipping, sliding or falling on virtually any surface! The revolutionary material grips the surface it’s on and the items you place on it. Use one on a dashboard, the side of a computer monitor, refrigerator to securely hold a cell phone, keys, sunglasses or MP3 player.”

Revolutionary material includes no adhesive so it won’t damage the surface
Works horizontally or vertically

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.99
Availability: Buy Smart Pad here

Pleece Scarf

This pleece scarf (pleated fleece) scarf is perfect because it takes the warmth of fleece, not traditionally a great design material, and makes it more structured with the use of pleats.

“The items in the soft, warm Pleece Collection, designed by Marianne Abelsson, are made for use indoors and out. The collection includes hats, scarves, ponchos, and hoods, as well as pillows and throws in a lovely, pleated fleece fabric.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.50
Availability: Buy Pleece Scarf here

Suede Weekend Bag

Whether you’re jetting off to an island or stashing some stuff for the gym, this bag has that casual-yet-polished look that will accommodate those extra things you might need.

“Combining quality materials with a simple, classic design, this weekend bag won’t date. Made from soft suede with leather straps and detailing, it has a zipped top and an external and internal pocket…available in blue suede and red or black leather.”

W21 x D7 x H15 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Suede Weekend Bag here

Onme Belt

For those days when you need your cell phone, keys and wallet but don’t feel like carrying a purse, the onme bag is a perfect companion. I have one of these and I can’t tell you how many people stop me to ask where I got it or just to say “cool belt”.

These were being carried in Fred Segal for a while but the designer has them made by hand and couldn’t keep up with orders, so I’m thrilled to see them available again.

It’s made in downtown LA of sweatshop free labor from a super soft leather.

Purchase Information:

Price: $220
Availability: Buy Onme Belt here

Nord Bag by Ecsotype

Ecsotype has a new satchel out that fits laptops, and best of all, it can be ordered in a variety of color combinations just like the rest of their collection.

“Our most versatile and multi-function bag to date, ‘Nord’ is a mixed material satchel offered in two generous sizes with accessories to fit. Constructed from two joined panels and fitted with a woven webbing strap, ‘Nord’ combines Nappa leather with sturdy 1000-Denier coated nylon. Currently available in Medium and Large sizes, it will transport laptops, A4 documents and folios, even 12″ vinyls effortlessly thanks to its square proportions.”

Available in Medium (approximately 35 cm x 35 cm / 14″ x 14″) and Large (approximately 40 cm x 40 cm / 16″ x 16″).

Purchase Information:

Price: $310.00
Availability: Buy Nord Bag by Ecsotype here

Zip It Gear Passport Pocket Sock

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a country where you feared your passport was in danger of sticky hands, but I sure have and I really really wished this was around then…(I think I got one of those thigh strap holders and it sucked, to put it bluntly. It was completely uncomfortable, which I should have expected, but I didn’t know any better. I ended up sticking my passport in my camera bag, which increased my fears about getting mugged on the streets about ten thousand times. A sock would have been much better.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99
Availability: Buy Zip It Gear Passport Pocket Sock here

Wing Bike Clips

We’ve posted these before, but an update is necessary now that they’re available in the U.S:

“These bicycle clips are made of reflective PVC and shaped like the wings on the sandals of the mythical Greek god Hermes. Easy to put on and take off, they keep pant legs free from the bicycle chain. Set of two.”

Unrolled: 14.5l x 1.25″w
$15.00 ($13.50 Members),
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Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Wing Bike Clips here

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Felt Laptop Sleeve

Smooth and thick wool felt encases your laptop and protects it in your bag. The sleeve is one large pocket with flap, and a wide elastic loop sewn in that wraps back around your computer to keep it safe.

Available for 13″, 15″ or 17″ computers.

Designer: Parkhaus, Berlin
Dimensions: varies
11 available

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $65-$75
Availability: Buy Felt Laptop Sleeve here

Travel Moleskins, set of 3

A Mokeskin set with a built-in travel guide? Yes, please.

“Each guide includes 228 pages – 44 in color – and up to 36 maps, including areas of interest, metro routes and an alphabetical street index. Tabbed sections help organize information on hotels, restaurants or whatever interests you, and there up to 76 blank pages on which to record your thoughts. There are slots for your travel documents. Crafted with a sewn binding, these City Guides fit all the information you need in one compact, durable package.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.95
Availability: Buy Travel Moleskins, set of 3 here

WeSC’s Premium Headphones

Sure, they’ll take up extra room in your carry on, but they’ll look and sound a whole lot cooler than the free ones that come in a plastic bag.

“The Premium is a smooth looking headphone in perfect musical harmony – full, rich sound, coupled with imaculate clarity, depth and warmth. The Premiums will bring you perfect auditory balance. Their versatility and comfort makes them ideal for a long plane ride or short daily commute.”

Green or Yellow.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy WeSC’s Premium Headphones here

Hokey Spokes

Hokey Spokes! Do you remember? It’s the new version! They’ll keep you safe at night (if you’re riding a bike, that is), and, most importantly, it’ll make you insanely happy every time you see them.

“Hokey Spokes are unique bicycle safety lights that allow riders to display computer-generated images and text inside the spoke cages while riding at night. Not only are Hokey Spokes fun and interesting, but they also provide important side visibility, which is mostly unavailable in today’s standard bicycle lights.”

Blades are sold individually for $29.95
Red, green, yellow, orange, blue or rainbow lighted versions available (blue and rainbow are priced a bit higher)

[via the coolhunter.net]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Hokey Spokes here

Kindle: Wireless Reading Device

The jury’s out on whether Amazon’s new electronic book will be a hit or not. I’m a fan of building up my own library, so I’m probably not going to try it out, but I can see the benefits of downloading books immediately for 1/3 the price it would normally cost, not to mention all kinds of newspapers and magazines being handy in a relatively small package. Quite convenient sounding…

-Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
-More than 90,000 books available, including 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.

-Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
-Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
-Holds over 200 titles.
-Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed

7.5″ x 5.3″ x 0.7″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Kindle: Wireless Reading Device here