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Bamboo iPhone Cases from Grove

06.25.10   |   Posted in: Tech   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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Our friends at Grove that started a sensation engraving your ipods awile back are at it once more. They’ve just released these lovely new bamboo cases for the new iPhone4. As usual you can get one with one of their artist series laser engravings, or send them your own design and get a one of a kind case. All products are 100% designed and made by us in Portland, Oregon USA, utilizing sustainable materials, natural hand-rubbed finishes, and responsible packaging.

Black Suit Watch by SWATCH

03.30.10   |   Posted in: Fashion, Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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swatch-black-suit-watchWho says a good watch has to be expensive. Swatch has some interesting solid color watches for Spring/Summer 2010 but the one that caught our eye was this understated black one. Named Black Suit, the black on black watch features easily read white hands and numerals. You can pick it up here for $50.

Hugo and Marie

11.23.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Fashion   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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Neu Black favorite Mario Hugo has teamed up with Jennifer Marie to form the new Hugo and Marie boutique. The new online only store has a stunning collection from artists under Marie’s Creative Management Agency umbrella including Anna Giertz, Deanne Cheuk. and Jules Julien. If you want to get a special limited edition gift for someone this Christmas, Hugo and Marie should have what you’re looking for.

via Change of Thought

Apple Net Tablet

10.28.09   |   Posted in: Tech   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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There’s a lot of speculation going around, but all signs point to the reality of an Apple Tablet being released, possibly in time for Christmas. This is essentially a large format ipod touch with wireless internet access. This idea is largely considered to be apples next huge sea changing idea and for good reason.

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Building on the tremendous success of iphone applications, a tablet would provide a larger format app developers to work with. This could be used to display anything from a browser, keyboard, photo gallery, to a video screen that could display HD video.

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We’re guessing this would probably be about as big as a small- medium sized laptop, maybe 13-15 inches. Apple is speculated to release this for about $800 subsidized by a multi year internet access contract, rumored to be partnered with Verizon.

Thanks to PC World, Mashable, and TBI.

Aunts & Uncles Bags

10.26.09   |   Posted in: Fashion, Tech   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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Finding a good laptop bag is a never ending search. In the latest chapter of our quest we found the Mrs Moore and Mr Miller bags from German boutique Aunts & Uncles.  We are very much in favor of a decidedly retro look for transporting our technology. The classic look of waxed leather looks decidedly cooler after a few good nicks and scratches, so this bag may outlast your next three laptops. While black canvas and zippers have certainly had their day, we think it may be time for technology to stop looking so futuristic.

You can pick one up from Mooncruise Gallery.

Dozi Paperclip Holder for Alessi by Mika Kim

04.16.09   |   Posted in: Modern Home   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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Add a friend to your desktop. This stylized porcupine by young Korean designer Mika Kim keeps paperclips neat and accessible and makes conference calls fun again. Made in Italy by Alessi of plastic and magnetic steel. Also available in green. You can pick it up here for $20.

Concrete Planters by Nobuhiro Sato

02.23.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Modern Home   |   By: Toshi Jones
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City living never lends well to greenery. With a little help from Nobuhiro Sato’s miniature structures we can give sanctuary to our rooted friends in style. These detailed concrete planters measure about 4″ in height, yet feature a front stoop, colored windows and railed balconies and can be purchased here.

Piero Lissoni Chronograph for Alessi

12.10.08   |   Posted in: Fashion, Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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Characteristic of Piero Lissoni’s enlarged proportions and rounded forms, this watch has an interesting rounded square face. Adjustable stainless steel band. You can order it here for $210.

Cabas Soana Bag by Louis Vuitton

09.26.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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Here’s a bag sure to put a spring in your step. Made of kangaroo leather, think of it as a personal kangaroo pouch. Referencing a Caribbean island, Soana collection is available in grey (shown left) or brown (shown right). Kangaroo leather, Damier nylon lining, polished brass. Features zippered closure, inside patch pocket, and cell phone compartment. Size: 13″ x 15.5″ x 4.7″ You can find it here for $1860.

Dosh Wallet

09.4.08   |   Posted in: Fashion   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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The Dosh Wallet was designed and manufactured in Sydney, Australia. Flexible and semi-flexible polymers make this wallet waterproof and unlike most wallets, it’s animal free and reportedly never wears out. Available in four colors. Overall dimensions are 120 mm x 98 mm x 13.5 mm. Pick it up for $77 here.

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