PERSONAL

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
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SENZ Umbrellas

This makes so much sense for stormy days. Sadly, US customers (and non-EU residents) will have to be patient, as storm umbrellas cannot yet be shipped outside the European Union. via core77

“SENZ Umbrellas is proud to introduce the first game-changing innovations in umbrella design. The aerodynamic SENZ Original easily resists storms up to wind force 10! From now on, you’ll experience rain as liquid sunshine! The SENZ Mini is unique for always finding the best position in the wind, which requires minimum force.”

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da Jesus Pendant Necklace by plodes studio

“The traditional Latin cross is reinterpreted to concentrate on its religious focus. Da Jesus is an outline of the body of Christ during crucifixion instead of focusing on the physical cross itself. The piece is complete when the wearer becomes integrated into the design. Each piece is lost wax casted from a wax pattern made from a silicon mold.”

19mm L x 17mm W

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Price: $40.00
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Freecut Raincoat – Black

Economic little travel raincoat which comes with it’s own bag.

stanislaus-real fake watches

Leather laser cut watches.

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Price: $36.00
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Python Tape

Such novelty!

60 meters roll of tape.

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Price: $12.00
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Steal! Calculator

Perfect as a gift for someone who’s about to go on a big journey. It has a currency converter, and the aluminum case will also accommodate two credit cards.

2.36 inches W x 3.62 inches H x 0.35 inches D.

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Price: $22
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StuffBag

A great alternative to disposable bags, this one will do the job without filling up the recycling bin. Plus, you could carry it around easily within your regular bag so it’s available when you need it.

“Made out of 100% natural rubber latex and available in 3 great colors the bags are 13.7″ x 10.6″ (35 x 28 cm) and seriously flat. But because they are completely flexible you can start dumping all your goodies inside and just watch the bag grow and extend into all 3 dimensions.”

Available in Jet Black, Bright Cyan, Fuchsia Red.

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Price: $27.00
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Zipper necklace (silver)

Designed in 1974, the zipper necklace is suprisingly still fashionable.

materials: Sterling silver

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Price: $225.00
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compact grocery bag

I bought some compact grocery bags when I was in japan and I just love them. They’re so small when put away, and yet really sturdy when you fill them with your groceries.

Weighs a mere 1.5 oz. – it’s the lightest reusable shopping bag on the market
Made of rip-stop nylon that simply will not tear
Handle fabric doubled for comfort
Designed to fit over supermarket checkout frames
Opens to full sized bag that holds over 25 lbs.
Folds into tiny sack attached to inside of the bag (unique feature)

(This item’s link was updated 11/19/09.)

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Price: $9.95
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Small Wooden Tape Measure

This may be the loveliest tape measure ever, and considering tape measures aren’t meant to look lovely, that is something notable. Talk about an excellent little gift for someone…

4cm x 4.5cm

(This item’s link and price was updated 03/26/10.)

hand grenade pin

You’re sure to make a statment with this little accessory. If you’re fond of the look, I suggest checking out Arthur Hash (the designer)- he has quite a few other interesting jewelry-like items.

Made from mild steel and paint.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
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Record Cuff Bracelet

This particular bracelet is suprisingly simple and modern in its execution, which is all the more impressive considering the material it’s made from.

“Made by designer Jeff Davis, the record cuff is the result of smart design combined with his commitment to give new life to cast-off albums. Rescued from landfills, yesterday’s top 40 hits are recycled into this sleek vinyl and rhodium-plated brass bracelet.”

Made in Brooklyn.

6″ L, 2.5″ wrist width

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Price: $55.00
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Josh Jakus Um Hold

I liked the concept in the larger bags, and I like it in the coin purse too.

“Josh Jakus Um Hold is about the size of a softball, but much more useful. Made from gray pressed felt (approx. 85% wool and 15% mixed fibers). And available in blue, gray, green, or orange self-locking zipper. 5.5”x4.5”x2.25””

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Price: $38.00
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hyptrochoid art set

I think I had a different version of this same idea when I was younger (a yellow/orange plastic “book” with different plastic inserts for shape variation) and I remember spending hours creating patterns with different colors. I highly recommend purchasing this very affordable set, for yourself or for your favorite young person.

“hypotrochoid is the mathematical term for a line traced by a fixed point in a circle (your pen) which is rotated around the inside of a larger circle. these beautiful flowing curves have fascinated mathematicians for centuries. different points within the small circle produce wildly different patterns. a classic and absorbing drawing set, easy and fun to use. 11 piece set in a tin with instructions.”

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Price: $7.50
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