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Valenki Boots

Valenki Boots are traditional boots made from felt. They are worn primarily in Russia and their history can be traced back over 1500 years to the nomads of the Great Steppe. Love Winter is a Canadian design company that has taken on the task of reviving the popularity of these boots. Their reinterpreted gives it a modern twist and that includes colorful and stylish galoshes. Another great design feature is that on the bottom of the galoshes the words “Love” and “Winter” are imprinted. This means that when you walk in the snow you leave a trail of these optimistic words. Continue reading

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Bellows

The Bellows are a super-slim bag collection with a built-in padded pocket for a laptop and/or tablet. The collection consists of backpacks, totes, and messenger bags, but what is unique about the collection is that the design incorporates a layer of pleated material that enables you to easily expand them when you need extra space. The bags have an ultra-chic urban look and are available in four great colors- denim blue, dark grey, light grey and rust orange. Continue reading

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Anso Knives

Anso Knives are great-looking folding knives created by Denmark-based knifemaker and industrial designer Jens Anso. What sets the knives apart is their extraordinary craftsmanship and quality. The handles often incorporate a very intricate textured finish. There are dozens of different models to choose from, so you can really find the perfect knife that reflects your personality. Continue reading

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Plaat

Plaat is a designer handbag that definitely draws attention. The exterior is made from laser cut wood that is hand-finished. The design of the wood is very technical and modern. It has a clean repetitive pattern that incorporates small cubes connected by broad wooden lines. The interior of the Plaat is made from leather and has a very symmetrical layout to compliment the wooden exterior. The Plaat can be worn in three different ways- as a handbag, a shoulder bag or as a clutch. Continue reading

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2 Gaze Activated Dresses

Wearables are really changing the way we think about clothing and their function in our lives. Designer Ying Gao, a Canadian-based fashion designer and professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal, has designed two dresses that are truly on the cutting-edge of wearable technology. Her collection, known as “(no) where (now) where” consists of two dresses that are embedded with an eye-tracking system that makes them move and light up when a spectator stares at them. Also, the system can turn off the lights, causing the dresses themselves to light up. The effect is quite extraordinary- when the dresses move and glow in the dark they look like glowing sea creatures. Continue reading

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Bowtie

The Bowtie is an exciting accessory for trend setters. Unlike traditional ties this Bowtie is made from wood! Each piece is handmade and you can choose from a variety of fabrics that wrap around the center. The Bowtie is great if you love making a fashion statement and want a designer piece that adds a special touch. Continue reading

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Nordic USB Bracelet: Functional Fashion

For what they can do and the amount of data they can hold, USB thumb drives are startlingly easy to lose. So with a little bit of style and a lot of practicality, the Nordic USB Bracelet, by Danish designer Merete Nordvik, was created to solve these problems. Continue reading

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SL/01H Court Classic High Top Sneakers by Saint Laurent

The high top sneaker seems to never need revision and always lasts as a style icon. It started with the Converse Chuck Taylor with its thin canvas shell, and even that has lasted into the modern style setup. The SL/01H Court Classic High Top from Saint Laurent is all the classical comfort of the high top paired with the hyper-fashion of today. Continue reading

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Monterey Driving Gloves: old-school cool

If only cars were still hunks of stylized steel, the Monterey Driving Gloves would be perfect. But we must imagine ourselves driving 1970s Mustangs with ruby-red finish and the top down. Or, we could wear the Monterey Driving Gloves with certainty and enjoy our old-school cool. Continue reading

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Jasper Leather Card Wallet: for leather lovers

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Leather is just one of those materials that never goes out of fashion and always indicates a kind of personal power. It smells amazing, it looks tremendous, and its texture is soothing. Recognizing all this, the Jasper Leather Card Wallet from Mr. Lentz was designed for the leather lovers. Continue reading