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The Gaucho SLR case & compact clutch: A country note for photography gear

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Are you perhaps still puzzled about how to carry your photography gear stylishly? As a style conscious person you might. Whether traveling with a compact camera or a DSLR plus lenses, batteries and extra memory cards, protecting your equipment while making a statement is not always a simple matter to achieve. The Gaucho compact clutch and SLR case of 1701, a company whose motto is “Travel smart. Travel beautiful” promises to do that, so long as a style inspired by cowboys and the middle West is your favorite cup of tea. Continue reading

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2 in 1 saddle messenger bag: Enjoying the journey and the destination

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Two in one products have been revolutionizing the way we live since many years, other times saving actually on time, other ones saving on space and then others combining both: saving time and space. Brookstone’s saddle messenger bag may be proud of achieving the latter pretty effectively! Continue reading

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Manometrino Pocket Watch: a gentleman’s piece of jewelry

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I have never worn a pocket watch, but if I did, the Manometrino, forthcoming from Italian watchmaker Giuliano Mazzuoli, would be my selection. Resembling a stethoscope or a scuba diver’s regulator, the Manometrino, close to “little gauge” in Italian, looks like a gentleman’s piece of jewelry. Continue reading

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Tukko Woven backpack: Pocket Treasure

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The Tukko woven leather backpack is a model that rides the current trend for re born rucksacks, but with extra flair unique patterning. We love the use of recycled leather to create a piece that is so flawlessly finished, and also benefits from a suite of brilliant pockets and straps. Continue reading

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Nooka Watches: zazazoom

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The Nooka watches are a wild set of wrist accessories. They are all adventurous redesigns of our traditional time-keeping devices. No longer are there the three hands cycling around the circle, or the easy-to-read digital numbers. Instead, the Nooka watches display the time with squares that accumulate according to the hour, or bars that slowly fill in more depending on how many minutes have gone by. While the options for Nooka are numerous, the Zub Zoo 40 and Zub Zayu stand out from the crowd. Continue reading

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Pangolin & Pangolina: for the daring urban dweller

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Looking at Pangolin and Pangolina bags when asked to share them here with you, little clue did I have of the childhood memories that were going to unfold before me. Do you know these tiny animals that walk on the ground in all their pairs of legs and when encountered with a threat, such as the curious yet tender hands of a little girl, roll themselves into a perfect, tiny ball? Years ago, when the natural kingdom was an oasis of excitement and freedom for the little person that I was, these creatures used to amaze me with the versatility of their nature and their protective spherical shape.

Today, I’m positively surprised to find out that there are Eco-friendly fashion accessories inspired by the bio mechanics of the Pangolin animal. Continue reading

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Retrospective 5 Camera Bag: High Class, Low profile

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When it comes to bags, I usually want to stand out from the crowd. When it comes to lugging my expensive photography gear, keeping a low profile is better. The Retrospective shoulder bag collection from ThinkTankPhoto gives you just that and so much more! It’s perfect for street photography or anywhere else you feel the need to be discreet and blend into your surroundings, while combing a classic minimal design with loads of features for today’s modern camera gear. Continue reading

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Furoshiki designs: Sustainable packaging eat your heart out

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Furoshiki (pronounced fu-rosh-ki) are traditional fabric squares with many personalities used for carrying, well, for whatever you so wish to carry. The Link Collective is a company that gives these simple pieces a desirable edge by commissioning designers worldwide. Continue reading

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Tempo Wrist watch: Allegro and Lento

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Time, quality time, passing of time, gaining time are aspects of life and expressions we are all familiar with.
Our lives are based on the time given to us to experience the present. Modern societies are fast paced for sure, resulting in most of us, the modern urban citizens, often feeling trapped in the concept of time. Some will manage to live our lives in more harmonious ways, appreciating the time’s passage and being able to fully concentrate, live and enjoy the present moment. Continue reading

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Levi’s commuter collection: Style meets function for cyclists

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I love riding my bicycle. And as much as I enjoy driving, the act of moving my feet into cyclic movements in order to bring me forward and being responsible for my own balance somehow brings a sense of taking my life in my own hands. Watching parts of favorite neighborhoods move slowly beside and before me, brings a value in the appreciation of time. Continue reading