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Pumice Stones

Umm, how odd and sort of wonderful are these Pumice Stones from Fredericks and Mae? Let’s just appreciate how combining two tools in one is clever, and also how this combination makes it more sculptural and special. Use one to help clean, shave, exfoliate, etc., and note how one would look perfectly at home left out on a ledge or countertop (artfully arranged with your other things, of course).
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Fredericks and Mae

Lapel Pin, Art

Just in case you wish to poke fun at art and artists, this enamel pin is for you. At 1.5″ across, it should fit onto your jacket/bag/shirt just fine, and I’d be surprised if you don’t get a few knowing nods whenever you take it out for a spin. Should you wish to hang the same message on your wall, there’s also a Art Print: Art, signed and embossed. Note: the Art Print is no longer available. Sad face.
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Price: $8.00
Available from: Benjie Escobar

The Belt Reinvented

No Friday Links today (international travel = yuck), but you get one link to a leather belt that has 4 styles with just 1 belt buckle and 1 belt. Nice, right?
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Price: £59.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Kinto Travel Tumbler

Here’s a travel tumbler that will work with your minimal lifestyle. There’s nothing to distract the eye, just a clean, simple design to hold your favorite beverage. Its stainless steel body (powder coated) is double-walled and vacuum-sealed, and that means it will keep liquids insulated for up to 6 hours. Not bad, eh?
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Poketo

Voyager Backpack

If you spend a lot of time on the go, you know how useful a good accessory bag can be, as it keeps your important things organized and close at hand. The Voyager aims to hold your necessities for a weekend getaway or long flight. Its interior features a zipper pouch (perfect for a pair of shoes), two medium-sized mesh pockets, a small bottom pocket, plus two adjustable straps to keep everything in place. Notice the slip on the back; it fits over an extended luggage handle.
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Price: $158.00
Available from: Poketo

Paper Masks by SmagaPaperwood

You’ve seen some paper masks featured here before (Papercraft Masks), and now you’ve got some more to add to last-minute(ish) costume ideas. SmagaPaperwood has a Wolf, Raccoon, and Crow mask that particularly stand out as good Halloween fare, but there’s plenty more to peruse. What you’re buying is a digital download of templates with instructions on how to make your own, so don’t wait until the very last minute; you’ll need about 3-4 hours.
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Price: $7.36+
Available from: SmagaPaperwood on Etsy

Geo Ceramic Travel Mug

Not a fan of steel, glass, or plastic travel mugs? Well, maybe ceramic will be just the thing to transport your favorite beverage. And, this isn’t just any ceramic travel mug, it has a “patented tourmaline ionizing technology that helps improve the quality and taste of your drink.” Yep, you read that right. More below.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: Leif

Mighty Stash Pack

How about rethinking the lunch bag? The Mighty Stash Pack is compact, expandable, and easy to clean. Sounds great, right? Thanks to its tetrahedron shape, it can expand to hold a big lunch and then fold down to a flat, slim envelope when empty. Thermal insulated lining (plus an optional removable ice pack) will keep your food at the right temperature, plus it has a carabiner clip for transport and attachment.
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Price: $19.95
Available from: Dynomighty

Zippelin Travel Bag by FREITAG

What a smart idea; the Zippelin Travel Bag by FREITAG deflates for storage. Huh? Yep, it uses an inner tube of a bicycle for its frame, so you can just deflate it and roll it all up when you’re not traveling. Equally impressive is the material each Zippelan is made from- used truck tarpaulins are washed, cut, and fashioned into each one-of-a-kind, colorful bag, so you’ll know exactly which bag is yours when it rolls out in the baggage claim.
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Price: €380.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Benjamin Brush

Do you have trouble getting your kids to brush their teeth? Or do you not brush your teeth long enough? The Benjamin Brush might fix that little problem, as it’s the first electric toothbrush with an integrated speaker and music store. Choose a song, and it’ll play for two minutes- the recommended amount of time to get those teeth clean. The Benjamin also features Sonic Vibe Technology and fun silicone bristles that won’t damage your gums or tooth enamel.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Terrazzo Tote Bag

Terrazzo fans, there’s now a tote bag that approximates the looks of our favorite material, all in a much lighter 100% organic cotton. And the size of it will please you, as it’s extra large, so there’ll be no worries about fitting a fluffy jacket or multiple grocery bags. Nice!
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Price: $19.00
Available from: Clever Spaces

Press Iced Tea Bottle

Iced tea, anyone? Instead of steeping, straining, and then chilling, this Pressed Iced Tea Bottle gives you a “brew-and-go” experience. Add hot water to your tea in the outer chamber, let it steep, then press the ice-filled inner chamber down. Add the lid and you’re ready to go, with brewed iced tea in hand. Pretty handy if you’re very fond of your iced tea, huh?
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Price: $24.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Aquabot

How often are you out at the beach, campsite, or park and wish you had a garden hose to wash off dirt and grime? This is exactly where the Aquabot by Lunatec comes into play: it transforms your regular water bottle into a pressurized device, giving you the function of a portable hose/faucet/fountain/mister so you can use water efficiently. You might remember when it was a Kickstarter project, but it’s now available directly from Lunatec.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Lunatec

que Collapsible Travel Bottle

Remember this guy? The que Bottle has a smart spiral design that shrinks into half of its size for easy transport. It’s made of BPA-free food-grade silicone (completely plastic-free) that keeps it lightweight, dishwasher safe, and taste and odor free. It’s now available directly from the makers (instead of Kickstarter).
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Price: $19.95 - 24.95
Available from: que Bottle

Helen Dealtry Scarves

Can you ever have too many light scarves? You know, for keeping warm when it’s just a bit too chilly outside- or in the office? Artist Helen Dealtry uses her watercolors as designs for these cotton/modal scarves. Keep one nearby for yourself or bookmark it as a future gift for your favorite feminine friend.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: Helen Dealtry