QUAMTA F/W 2011

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QUAMTA's going to offer some pieces this fall that will suit a select number of leather lovers. Their looks aren't for everybody, but the nifty pouches and zipped holders could help you stay more organized. Billfolds, wallets, and coin pouches are all represented in the QUAMTA collection. Exotic leathers are exactly what you'd expect from a South Africa-based label, and they don't disappoint:...

6 Accessories Hipsters Have Temporarily Co-opted, And Therefore Gutted

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The hipsterdom fashion universe is a pastiche of things defined more or less by the level of irony they can convey. This means - like a ravenous, all-consuming blob - the hipster wolf-pack adopts certain items and inadvertently redefines them until they've lost most of their original meaning. Here's a short list of things outlining exactly what we mean.

Kichizo by Porter Classic Card Holder, Keychain Set

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What caught my eye was the keychain from Kichizo pictured here, which features two dangling coins and a fat clip. The card holder from thick leather is nice, too. Impeccably fashioned, the card holders feature white topstitching and a simple golden zip and leather pull tab. These card holders are embossed with the "Kichizo" label and are available at Porter Classic along with the keychains. [via...

iPhone Case by Jasper Wong for RebelScholar

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There's no shortage of iPhone cases in the market these days (which we normally cover over on GadgetCrave) but none can compare with what artist Jasper Wong has come up with. Designed for RebelScholar, Jasper's iPhone cases distinguish themselves from the crowd with vivid designs and linear interpretations and cartoon caricatures. Available in El Lucha Gold, Unicorn Pirate Silver, Toasty...

Vernice Ostrich Drinking and Gaming Case

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If a drinking case could be described as "sexy," this would be it. Vernice's drinking and gaming combination sounds a little bit on the dangerous side (no high stakes, please), but at least if you do lose a round or two, you can have an, erm, round or two to take the edge off. Everything is bundled up in an ostrich print leather case complete with two crystal wine glasses, a bottle opener and...

Drip Onto These Bloody Bath Accessories

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Soak up the blood bath going on over at Spinninghat. The “Psycho”-inspired bathroom accessories will cleverly contain whatever warm, wet liquid one might otherwise spray or spill on the bathroom tile. The Blood Bath Mat would make any Hitchcock fan happier than wearing their mother’s skin and the horror-ible Blood Bath Shower Curtain even comes with hooks … no, not those kind...

Sirtified Wine Bottle Accessory Kit

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Your bar could use a dose of incognito cool, and this wine bottle accessory kit is just what the doctor ordered.  This unassuming wine bottle folds open to reveal all the gear you'll need to enjoy a bottle of wine with company (save for glasses, of course).  The wine bottle accessory kit from Sirtified includes a combination corkscrew and bottle opener, a drip stop ring, a stopper, a foil...

The Retro Knuckle Comb, Weapon for Fashionistas

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Work of Polish designers Ewa Bochen and Maciej Jelski from Kosmos, the retro knuckle comb is a delicate addition to any fashionista’s arsenal of accessories. Combining the "feminine delicacy with power that characterizes modern women", the vintage design is uniquely finished with a silver plated metal that adds style and a tinge of badass to its already aggressive looks. Nothing...

DIY Project: Ply Laptop Case by Brian Kelly

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Mastering the art of plywood bending, sanding and carving, freelance designer Brian Kelly came up with this modernist laptop case that promises to keep your notebook secure, the stylish way. Made of two pieces of wood that slide into eachother and lined with cork to provide additional heat resistance and protection, the ply laptop case is a do-it-yourself project that is really worthy of a...

The Talking Pillows by Egor Bashakov

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Designer Egor Bashakov had himself an inspiring vision when it comes to bedroom accessory design.  We're willing to wager that this inspiration didn't come from Bashakov's waking life.  The Talking Pillows series includes a wide range of designs from cartoonish speech bubbles to animated patterns and characters.  We're counting the days until Threadless gets ahold of these, that...

Brand Reinvention: Stylish Citroen DS Inside Accessories

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Planning to reinvent its brand and revolutionize its desirability factor, Citroen is working on a new premium range of vehicles that includes the stylish DS Inside. But while we're craving for the mid-range car concept to see daylight, the French took one step ahead and came out with a dedicated line of lifestyle accessories that previews the final result. Shiny belts, luggage, chic...

Vinyl Spotlight: Wear Your Shark Boy Hood Proudly

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Since Spielberg introduced the shark mania a good couple of decades ago, the whole hysteria surrounding the underwater giants refuses to die down.  The vinyl collector's figure trend ain't going anywhere either, so its about time the two came together. Here is another way of expressing your love for the deadly set of  'Jaws' with this collector's toy from Coarse Toys. Packed inside...

Time Flies When You're Having Pong

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The Pong Clock smacks and paddles the day away, counting minutes and hours through the scores of opposing virtual ‘players.’ The design created such a Web buzz that all 400 of the limited edition Pong Clocks were purchased in one day. Designer Sander Mulder said the classic TV video game-styled clock was inspired by a real-life game glitch where properly positioned paddles would trap the...

Deadly Coathangers: the Knife Hook Stabs Your Wall

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If you're looking to show your guests that you mean business, introduce their coats to a wall full of knives.  The Knife Hook by TC Studio is a steel and polyurethane knife that attaches to your wall with welded screws.  Arrange them in any pattern you want and angle them freely-- to give your wall a freshly murdered look that just screams style.  These pieces sell for $21.50 a...

The “Hooker’s Delight” Martini Glass

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The good people at Greece is for Lovers have revealed a stylish take on glassware design for avant-garde cocktail lovers. Creatively dubbed “Hooker’s Delight”, this martini glass features a golden chain with a fishing hook for whatever you have inside your dry martini, cosmopolitan or a fresh Between-the-Sheets (we just made that up). Though such a name may rule out women from enjoying...

Give 'Em The Sustainable Finger

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Canadian graphics and design company Mesta Design has expanded its brand with the addition of accessories and jewelry. In 2008, Mesta introduced Food — a line that focuses on sustainable goods and ethical, environmentally-sound agriculture and manufacturing methods. But the brand’s Earth-mindful process hasn’t limited craftsmanship or design aesthetic. Each handmade three-finger ring is...

Blizzard Helmet, Looks Good and Safe

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There are ways of making your ride - be it on a motorcycle or a snowmobile, a lot cooler by using protection gear that really steals the show. Here's the fully ventilated CKX-RR700 Blizzard Helmet that not only keeps you safe, but does it in the most fashionable way. Made of thermo injected plastic shell with a well insulated inner lining, the fully ventilated helmet borrows from high-end...

The Tri3: Modern Waste Storage Goes Sectional

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Tri3 is a vertical garbage container that wants to help you sort trash and save space at the same time. Designed and optimized by Guisset Constance & Cid Grégory, it uses a mechanism with three pedals to open up its distinctive layers. On top there’s the organic garbage bin, beneath that  is storage for packaging and plastic, while the lowest level container is for glass waste. Doesn’t...

Rotten Luck Dice: Check your luck with a roll of fate!

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With everyone trying to change their luck these days, Douglas Little has attempted to change his own with the Rotten Luck Dice. All cast in zinc alloy and Swarovski crystals, the dice feature both good and bad luck charms engraved on them, making them a quick solution to life's greatest decissions. Obviously aimed at the superstitious and the indecisive, the set will retail for $190. $190 for...

Playing cards from Black Rock Collective

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Designed by a group of 36 international designers called Black Rock Collective, this handcrafted deck of cards you see in here has 54 artistic images and is aimed to replace the classic game of cards we're used to.  Floated by an Australian and taken up by a Kiwi, the $20 special deck has some serious art work and probably some colorful fluctuating fortunes along with it. In high demand at...