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Stikey – Cool Magnetic Phone Stand
This cool kick-stand for your phone uses neodymium magnets to let you attach it to any flat surface.
The design uses a wafer thin stainless steel tab (.8mm) that you attach to your phone with 3M’s incredibly strong VHB tape (The same tape is used to secure go pros to skydiving helmets). Once taped on, the neodymium magnet in the base of the key fob simply snaps on to the back of your phone, allowing it to stand up in both portrait and landscape views.
The cool thing about Stikey is at the base of the packaging is a second magnetic mount that lets you mount your phone to any flat surface and not just the key fob. So you can snap your phone onto a wall, the fridge, even the dashboard of your car.
Not content on just doing one thing well Stikey is as versatile as it is portable, It’s clip shape design also lets it double as a cord organiser so you can wrap up your charging cables and take them with you too. Made from soft-touch TPU plastic in a matte finish, the Stikey is available in a range of colors, and can be snapped up for under twenty dollars.
Stikeys keychain friendly design means you you’ll always have it on hand, or on wall, or on dash, or on..
Cool Feature Socks from Cape Town.
Hailing from the streets of Cape Town, designers Alison and Chelsea set out to put a little of their city into this collection of incredibly cool socks. Drawing on the vast visual stimuli Cape Town offers, the lineup reflects the variety and culture of the city well.
The collection includes;
- ‘Transport’ – a bright busy sock that highlights the many different modes of transport people take.
- ‘Mountain climbing’, a landscape sock that lends itself to the cities famous table mountain.
- ‘Afro Geo’ a print sock that remembers the traditional ethnic patterns seen woven into south african textiles.
- ‘Bo Kaap’, another landscape sock that features the unique neighborhood on Signal Hill that is lined with colored homes.
This 2015 collection of feature socks is available from Feat. Sock Co. and at 135 Rand including shipping a pair will set you back just under $12.
Audio Jack Splitter Keyring by Elago
The Elago keyring audio jack splitter takes the signal from a standard 3.5mm audio jack and splits it, allowing the music to be routed through to two sets of headphones.
The saying goes ‘sharing is caring’ but the majority of audio splitters simply lack the portability of this keyring splitter. Weighing in at 8 grams this convenient addition to your keychain won’t be noticed until it’s needed.
The audio jack splitter is held by a wire ring and screw clasp, making it a cinch to remove when in use. It’s body has been crafted from durable impact resistant Elastomer and is available in Black, White, Italian Rose, and Jean Indigo.
This fruit themed beanie by ‘Yo Banana boy’ brings brightness to cold gloomy days.
Perfect for windy spring days, the summer fruits look will let people know your letting go of winter, but it’s still cold out!
‘Yo Banana Boy’ knitwear collection makes good use of color blocking and can accommodate for custom orders (in case their feminist and vegan statement beanies aren’t quite you).
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Wooden Macbook Case
Offering geometric contouring, this look has been created by laser cutting premium wood veneer. After the cutting process, each wooden MacBook case is then sanded down and oiled by hand to create a smooth finish that highlights the grain of the wood giving every piece its own individual look.
The sleeve is then lined with premium german wool to protect it from scrapes and scuffs. Sewn into inner wall of the sleeve is a leather and brass strap, a clean piece of detailing that functions as an easy way to remove your MacBook Air from it’s wooden home effortlessly.
“The innovative sleeves combine eye catching design with a surprisingly supple feel, successfully creating a protective sleeve like no other.” – Joe Mansfield (CoFounder)
Available from GroveMade as both a wooden iPad and wooden MacBook case this eye catching design comes in both Oregon black walnut and Eastern Hardrock maple.
These unconventional contour key rings by designer Karl Zahn are shaped from 10 gauge brass wire and screw clasp. The oversize ring won’t suit everyone, but it’s clean minimal style looks sharp. The contour key ring holds in your keys in four styles: Hoop, Drop, Bell and Bend.
If you’re looking for something in the neighbourhood, but want something a little more pocket friendly, check out M&U Threaded brass rings
VSSL Mini Cache Light
With the advent of super efficient LEDs, the flashlight handle is a relic from yesteryear. No longer required to house giant batteries, VSSL have figured out a way to fill the empty space.
The VSSL Flask light will emit 20hrs of light while in super bright mode, or 40 hours in dim or SOS mode, (The flask version will hold up to 10oz(300ml) of your favorite beverage, alongside two collapsible shot glasses and a bottle opener). Also neatly tucked into the base of the unit, is a compass, and space for a map matches, and survival gear.
This is a kickStarter product for already established VSSL, who currently sell an emergency shelter, a supplies, and first aid flashlight, oh and the be prepared for anything, Zombie Flashlight.
Click through to see the MINI Cache light version, that should help you stay alive. (chuck one in your go-bag)
five panel meat print cap
Made for hipsters and lovers of meat, this five panel meat print cap by MokuyobiThreads features a vintage style peak, and adjustable center buckle clasp. The creator does warn however that if your head is larger than normal, then the cap won’t fit you. Then you will really be a meathead. For vegans, and cat lovers the walter cap comes in a tinted cat print too.
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Cartoon School Bags
These cartoon school bags by jumpfrompaper offer a window into the world of the surreal. Anyone old enough to remember “Who framed Roger Rabbit” will appreciate this non-postproduction trick.
Imagined by Taipei based designers, Rika Lin and Chay Su, these 2d creations are made to look as though they have come straight off the paper, and with their heavy outlines and bold color palette they really do!
The cartoon bag range was thought up in 2010 when Rika and Chay’s where drawing designer bags on paper. They thought it would be cool if the drawings could be apart of real life and jumpfrompaper’ cartoon optical illusion was born.
Available in cartoon school bags, clutches, handbags, and messenger bags be prepared to really stand out from the crowd.