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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

Purchase Information:

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””

Purchase Information:

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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Melting Love Pendant

Last minute gift? You could try calling these people and cry and beg to have them overnight this to your loved one.

14k gold pendant on solid chain.

Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
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Folding Bike

This will probably be the first and last time I ever order something from an “RV Specialty Store,” but I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a folding bike that I can ride a mile or two to work and then just fold up and stick under my desk. This bike is obviously on the low end of what you can buy, so I don’t expect to be able to use it in Le Tour de France any time soon, but it will get me from point A to point B and collapses in seconds.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.99
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Heart and Arrow Lariat

This may be appropriate for the upcoming holiday if you’re looking for a themed gift.

Designer: B Jewelry, NYC
Dimensions: 20″ for a 16-17″ necklace

Purchase Information:

Price: $110
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Heart Flask

A bit trite, perhaps, but it’s posted as more of an obligation to anyone who might celebrate the impending holiday or appreciate the irony.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
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Rubberband Plane Kits, Hishou and The Crow

Whether or not you’re a airplane kit afficionado, the clean lines of the design are sure to appeal to the eye of a modernist. Worth noting: they were originally designed in 1889 and 1911.

The kits use balsa wood, ultra-light Styrofoam, rubber bands and 125mm reverse pitch propellers. Illustrated instructions and glue are included. The kit is packed in a box with appealing graphics in Japanese and some English.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.97
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Belkin laptop@home, designed by Mike and Maaike

These might be an answer to all your laptop accessory/storage/transport-around-the-home needs. They are created to “enhance comfort” when using your laptop at home and there are a few different versions that you can choose from.

Made of durable, hand-washable material.
All available in Silver, Orange or Green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
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Slits Bracelet

The unexpected pairing of textures makes for a nice wrist accessory…

“Pia Wallén has applied her prowess with felt to design a novel adaptation on fine jewelry. Each piece in this collection is handmade from sterling silver and lined with 100% wool for comfort and a halo of color.”

sterling silver with 100 % wool lining

diameter: 1.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $367.00
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Marc Newson Back Pack

If you’ve been wanting a Marc Newson bag but didn’t like the price tag, here’s your chance (if you like yellow).

Back pack designed by Marc Newson for Samsonite Black Label. Extremely lightweight back pack features padded laptop pocket, several organizing compartments and pockets. Adjustable straps. Laminated foam.
13in X 16.5in X 6in

Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
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Nava Soft Long Leather Messenger Bag

This messenger bag features a turning latch, a secret inside pocket with zipper and an adjustable shoulder.

Purchase Information:

Price: $294
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‘rokki’ rings by Orfeo Quagliata

This handmade glass ring has just enough glitz to be quite possibly the perfect gift.

“While it might have the shape of a carefully shaped and polished stone piece, there is no doubting it’s made of glass once you see light shining through one – the colors practically come alive. And while six different color styles are available, due to their handmade nature, each rokki ring is unique ( just as each one of orfeo’s other pieces ). as such, the exact size, tone, mixture, and opacity of the ring will vary from piece to piece.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
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TOPOGRAPHIC NECKLACE BY MELISSA BORRELL

For those of you who don’t mind sticking out in a crowd, here’s an oxidized sterling silver necklace that creates a topographic map of your décolleté.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450
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MINI HOOK GOLF UMBRELLA BY LEXON

Isn’t it a really bad idea to golf while it’s raining, what with the veritable lightning rod that is created with the swinging club? Anyway, you don’t have to use this while golfing–it’s a nice little umbrella.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
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