It’s pretty hard to feel manly when you’re finger-sweeping through restaurant reviews on your iPad, but maybe slipping your new favorite toy into this leather and wool case from Hard Graft will do the trick. The simple, clever design offers protection and acts as a stand. Like sheep we all flock to everything Apple, but this new case will set us apart—unique materials means no two are the same.
The Bent Basket by San Francisco designer Faris Elmasu is a totally utilitarian bike cargo carrier. The sculptural design holds anything you can strap onto it – up to something as heavy as a 12-pack. These custom, handmade racks mount onto standard 700C roadbike wheels. Crafted of aluminum, nylon & vacuum-formed plywood veneer, your precious cargo is held in place by integrated elastic straps.
If you remember things better by writing them down, give up typing little notes into your phone & get some notebooks from Field Notes. They really are more practical – plus, they’re durable, made in the U.S.A & come in cool colors. This little brand is the brainchild of Portland-based design powerhouse Aaron Draplin. The man does not mess around and neither should you.
Sporty London fashion brand, Hackett, teamed up with Globe-Trotter Luxury Luggage on a collection of spiffy, decidedly British suitcases. Built for serious travelers, these handmade, hard-sided cases feature timeless materials like leather handles & steel hardware closures. Totally classic, yes – but, this collection got some hip upgrades, like British Racing Green with a Union Jack liner.
For the most part, we live in a wireless world. But, when it comes to things like extension cords, we need a little help to keep it straight. Enter the Cordpro CP-100. This little donut deals with unruly cords by storing them neatly coiled inside: up to 100 feet of standard 16/3 extension cord. When you’re done with the project, simply roll it back up into the shell. Easy as that.
“No officer, that’s just a toolbox back there, I swear.” The utilitarian look of the RDS Aluminum Diamond Plate Ice Chest & Cooler might just get you out of trouble. Most likely, it’ll just get lots of compliments from the boys. On top of that, it does what it should: keep the sodas cool. You can lock it up to keep out pests, too. At 3456 cubic inches, it’s big enough for a 30-pack & definitely built to last.
It’s like a vacation in a tote bag. Bring this portable, fold-up hammock with you anywhere you roam, set it up in 2 minutes & commence to chillin’. No trees needed. Built on a lightweight collapsible frame, this roomy hammock is suspended by sturdy metal chains and the durable Textilene fabric is elastic – built to withstand marathon naps. Even comes with a pillow.
By actually writing in a notebook, you are already one step ahead of the rest of the robots. Now you can chalk up a few more originality points by customizing the look of your Moleskin notebook cover. Engrave Your Book will etch your original artwork (or the work of one of their featured artists) on a sturdy, reusable leather book cover…that, like you, is truly one of a kind. Did you see their engraved bamboo iPhone cases?
You never know what the day may throw at you. The Gravis Contra Rucksack can roll with it all: from office to gym to the early Friday departure, it stows your stuff in one clean, minimalist pack. The top-loading design looks simple on the outside, but features an internal laptop sleeve & side mesh pockets. External zippers allow you to access your load without pulling everything out the top and compression straps keep it all tight when you’re on the move.