PERSONAL

Cool Feet

These sound like a very smart buy for all of you laptop owners. And quite affordable, might I add…

“Cool feet are 4 small ‘feet’ with suction cups at the end. Or actually, they are suction cups in the size of small ‘feet’ that attach to the bottom of your laptop, allowing the heat to be dispersed properly. Why is that smart you might ask? Well for starters angled keyboards are more ergonomic than a flat one and a raised laptop protects your furniture from any heat damage… But the kicker is that when laptops release their excess heat, they become faster! And isn’t speed something we all want in our machines?”

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Availability: Buy Cool Feet here

Gun Earrings

I know, I know, guns aren’t considered the most neutral of topics, but I do like them in earring form.

“These earrings are toy versions of the AK47, a rather famous automatic rifle. Swords to ploughshares? Ironic comment on gun culture? Self defence for earlobes? You decide….”

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Gun Earrings here

Argard M10 Bluetooth Headset

Look at this tiny little headset! No wires, no clips. It’s less than the size of a quarter, and it’s so much better than the crazy-big-behind-the-ear ones that so many people wear even when they aren’t talking on their phones. Be slightly less obvious with this new gadget…

“…it doesn’t require a behind the ear clip, mainly because its unique shape ‘sticks’ in the ear… You put it on with one turning movement (yes, somewhat like a screw) and it just stays in your ear. And it obviously comes with three different sized silicone covers to adjust it to your earsize…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Argard M10 Bluetooth Headset here

Retractable Ethernet Cord

For the times when you’re traveling, perhaps at a relative’s, and you just can’t get a wireless signal.

“Similar to a measuring tape in design, the Retractable Ethernet Cord is a compact, convenient way for travelers or desktop users to connect their computers to the internet. The cord features RJ-45 connectors suitable for LAN and broadband connections. Made of ABS and aluminum.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Retractable Ethernet Cord here

Muji Lint Brush

Sorry for the Muji Overload, but sometimes you just wish you had a Muji store right by your house because each product is just so simple and convenient. In this case, the muji lint brush is tiny and perfect for your purse without adding all the bulk that comes with those “portable” rolling lint brushes. So if you have furry friends, but don’t necessarily want to advertise that to the world, this pocket lint brush might just do the trick.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Availability: Buy Muji Lint Brush here

For Ever Yours Ring

For would be adulterers, this clever little ring leaves an imprint of “forever yours” on your finger when you remove the ring.

More information:

View For Ever Yours Ring here

Slim Calculator by Muji

More simple genius from Muji.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Slim Calculator by Muji here

Finn Clips

Bookmarks or paperclips- either way you choose to use them they’ll do the job nicely.

“These bookmarks feature the iconic Berlin skyline and are ideal for marking documents and messages, and for collecting and attaching several papers together. Made of stainless steel.”

2w x 1.5″l each

Set of 3

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Finn Clips here

Zip Plastic Case by MUJI

I bought a few of these in various sizes and I’ve got to say they’ve really made an impact on me. They’re endlessly handy. I use them to organize my office supplies (pens, mini stapler, paper clips) for my portable office or for use on my desk, but they’re also really handy for cosmetics or keeping all those loose items in your purse, messenger bag or tote together.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.00
Availability: Buy Zip Plastic Case by MUJI here

Ora-Ito’s “The Hub”

I’m still trying to decide exactly how I feel about this particular hub. It’s a bit strange, but also nice in that it has connections for up to six devices, which is particularly handy in this day and age.

“Famed designer Ora-Ito designed this hub to work with Mac or PC. Its globe shape, glossy white polycarbonate finish, and flexible cables give it a distinctive, out-of-this-world look. Provides 4 USB ports and 2 FireWire ports to your computer system, so you can connect up to six devices simultaneously. Bundled with 8 flexible cables (5 USB 2.0 & 3 FireWire 400), a USB fan, a USB light, a USB extension cable, an AC adapter and a FireWire 400 extension cable, the Hub comes fully equipped to let you connect easily and in style.”

Size (without cables): 4.3″ wide x 5.2″ tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $78.88
Availability: Buy Ora-Ito’s “The Hub” here

Stand Umbrella

A clever addition to a common accessory against the rain:

“Umbrellas of yore have a point and are placed into a corner to stand when it’s closed. Not this little fellow here, it comes with 3 little feet that add impressive stability and make it stand on its own, so whether dry or wet, he needs not lean against anything to prevent him from falling into the dirt.”

Available in Black and White.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Stand Umbrella here

Sketchbook Pendant

“These slighty suggestive drawings have been taken from Dana’s personal sketchbook (wouldn’t you like to see the rest of that!), printed on translucent white plastic, and set in a closed-back oval bezel.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Sketchbook Pendant here

Leather Shopping Bag

For those of you that would appreciate a finer material than plastic to carry your purchases, this leather shopping bag would do so with ease. Plus, you’d cut down on all those plastic bags, so you’d be making a tiny difference in environmental impact (right?).

“Fluo’s elegantly simple leather bag is based on the shape of a classic plastic shopping bag. Fluo appropriates this very utilitarian design, allowing one to hold much with great ease, and unexpectedly renders it in supple, luxurious leather.”

14w x 16.75″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00
Availability: Buy Leather Shopping Bag here

Endless Necklace

I swear I’ve made a bracelet just like this, except it broke and fell off somewhere because I used lesser quality supplies.

“The Endless Necklace is constructed of functional jewelry closures, mimicking the form of the classic pearl necklace but rendered entirely in clasps. This deceptively simple necklace belies its historic influence.”

Material: Sterling Silver Size: d.16″(40cm) +1”(2.5cm) extra

Purchase Information:

Price: $96.00
Availability: Buy Endless Necklace here

Heaven Ring

I simply cannot believe that I haven’t posted this yet. The ring (in size 7.5 only) has the text from The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Canto I of Paradiso, translated by Charles S. Singleton.

…And even as a second ray is wont to issue from the first, and mount upwards again, …thus of her action, infused through the eyes into my imagination, mine was made, and I fixed my eyes on the sun beyond our wont…I did not endure it long, nor so little that I did not see it sparkle… -

Purchase Information:

Price: $1800
Availability: Buy Heaven Ring here