The Snap Wallet: Like a good pair of bespoke leather shoes

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Known for its quality of shoes, Italian craftsmanship has been applied to the Snap Wallet, making our credit cards more comfortable then they’ve ever been.

Hand stitched, and made of leather and wool, the Snap Wallet is almost like the pocket-sized equivalent of a bespoke suit. Hard Graft, the company behind the Snap Wallet even included a unique red and white fabric tab on the wallet that is their signature. Continue reading

Soloo Bag Collection by Mueslii: soft and lustrous

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Best thing about duffel bags is that they let you pack as much as you can carry, and then some. Roomy and spacious, some can even be folded when not in use – which can be very handy when planning some serious extra shopping. In terms of style most of these bags take on the tough rugged look and I have yet to see one that is soft to the touch and luxurious looking. Until I stumbled upon the Soloo Collection by Mueslii. Continue reading

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The Python Slimpack: For the Traveling Photographer

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For the photographer who is always traveling and always needing to shed the weight of gear to photograph some far-flung regions, the Python Slimpack is the ideal backpack. Only as big as it needs to be but still sufficient in size, the Python Slimpack by Booqbags is a small pack that can carry 1-2 DSLR cameras, assorted lenses, a tripod, and even a tablet without bulking up. Continue reading

The Ostrich Pillow: The Ultimate Sleep Aid

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My first experience with the Ostrich Pillow was a photo someone took on a plane of a man using it for great leisure. The caption of the photo was “The most comfortable man in the world,” and I can only assume that is how you would feel using the Ostrich Pillow. Continue reading

Galaxy Gear: Calling Dick Tracy

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If I see a suited man in a trench coat talking to his wrist, I would certainly pause and consider his intentions. But as it was a struggle to pick out the people who were talking to colleagues on their Bluetooth earpieces, or if they were a little unhinged, it’ll be a similar adaptation to recognize the people using their smart watches, because, such a thing exists now. Continue reading

Take time: A playful { pocket } watch

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To say that Mathieu Lehaneur’s portfolio is impressive would be no over-exaggeration. In fact I got totally hooked exploring the many projects he has realized and shares on his website. Totally forgetting about time, till I stumbled upon “Take time”, or else the modern take on pocket watches the French designer came up with for Lexon. Continue reading

The Ziiiro Celeste: The Simplest Watch

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There is a theory that among all equal things, the simplest solution is the best. It may be that this was the design theory behind the Celeste, a hyper-simplified wristwatch from the minimalist timepiece designers, Ziiiro. The Celeste uses two shades of color to display the time: hours in a scale of gray, and minutes in an arrangement of bright blues. Removing all the various hands, minute notches, extra back lighting buttons, and stopwatch settings, the Celeste focuses on just telling the time and using the fewest frills possible. Continue reading

BN0042 Watch: Dieter Rams for Braun

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Dieter Rams seems unmatched in the world of industrial design. His creations were so specifically impressive that their used still, or their influence on new designers is obvious. Rams’s approach is pure minimalism, removing any unnecessary frills from a product and leaving only the important information. With a watch, information is really all you want. The point is to determine the time not get caught up in extra lights or color. Continue reading

Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves: items of fashion and function

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Perhaps the first designs for the smartphone didn’t take into consideration a vulnerability to the weather. But rarely is the world of consumer electronics first and foremost conscious of nature. For touchscreen technology to function, a certain texture is needed, and it happens that most of the gloves we wear in the winter aren’t suitable for touchscreen conduction. With this problem in mind, Dutch company Mujjo spent rather obsessive hours determining which material would allow us to use our smartphones without ever removing our gloves in the cold. Continue reading

November 12, 2013
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The Sanction Rucksack: Form and Function Combined

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There’s a difference between apparel or gear that looks good and the kind that is functional. Often the two are unfortunately separated: the aesthetic doesn’t work very well, and the functional looks a little bland or awkward. But when these two are merged, something quite noteworthy happens—a bigger and better product is created.

With military-inspired materials and San Francisco Bay Area design, the Sanction rucksack is a heavy duty backpack that doesn’t lose the good looks for its utility. Continue reading