Travel Alarm Clock $32
Even after production ceased, Braun’s line of travel alarm clocks continued to ring a bell in the minds of minimalists. Based closely on the original 1994 AB1A model designed by Dietrich Lubs with Dieter Rams, the Travel Alarm Clock is a reliable timepiece with a clear, crisp crescendo alarm.
Tumi + Ketel One
Mixology Backpack $695
Who needs a bar back when you can have a bar backpack? In the "spirit" of the holiday season (or as we like to call it, vodka), Tumi and Ketel One teamed up to create a Mixology Backpack. Perfect for the seasoned drink mixer, or anyone who wants to be the life of the party, this refreshing pack includes a host of accessories, including 1oz and 2oz jiggers, a shaker and a spoon. This celebration-maker ensures you will always be equipped to concoct the next martini, and elevate any gathering from humdrum to humdrunk.
Nomadic Cashmere Throw $495
From the home goods institution that never disappoints comes the nomadic Ivory Cashmere Throw, inspired by the traveling people of Mongolia, also called "Nomad's Land." Woven from the finest Alasan cashmere from the country's cuddliest goats, this blanket is produced with centuries-old techniques, and its cruelty-free creation employs communities in Vietnam. Whether you are snuggling on the couch or keeping cozy on a journey of your own, this worldly throw is sure to bring romantic wanderlust wherever it may go.
Pine & Boon
Dot Pouch $48
Jess Marie Griffith, the Seattle designer who says "sometimes wallets are just to complicated," delivers a knockout with her Pine & Boon Dot Pouch. Perforated leather creates a polka dot pattern, and the blue zipper trim provides just the right amount of pop. Inspired by the style of Woody Allen's famed character Annie Hall, the pouch is perfect as a wallet, as a pouch within your purse, or on its own.
Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera $200
For picture takers of all kinds, from city adventurers to party-goers, looking at your photos instantly is great. But what's better than a tangible print? Fujifilm Instax makes it happen, in a wonderfully easy size. The Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera's photos are as fun to hang up as mnemonic art as they are to give away instantly.
Large Tote $435
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel met by chance at a concert in LA. Two days later, they began designing a line of streamlined bags that speak for themselves. Crafted from vegetable-tanned Tuscan leather, unlined and lacking the bells and whistles of many of today's totes, Mansur Gavriel’s high-quality carriers are notable for their classic silhouettes, elegant proportions and minimal hardware. Their Large Tote has a detachable wallet, is as fitting for a day in NYC as for a trip to Cannes, and adds a timeless quality to any ensemble.
M500 Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones $300
The REF M500 Hi-Fi headphones offer one of the best on-ear fits on the market, all thanks to integrated "smart hinges" which keep you from having to do any of the adjusting. They fold flat for portability and feature a flat, tangle-free and detachable cord.
Flak Jacket $40
The original "flak jacket" was produced by the Wilkinson Sword Company during World War II to help protect the British Air Force from debris and shrapnel. Luckily, your iPad Mini will never have to withstand that kind of abuse. But, for the bumps and bruises that come with everyday use, clad your beloved device in this durable, tactile and lightweight protective case from Lunatik. Constructed from a microfiber textile encased with a 3D polyurethane skin, and finished with a streamlined magnetic closure, this minimalist sleeve is as subdued as it is effective.
TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera $255
This professional grade camera simplifies HDR timelapse photography and video production, packing loads of pro quality power into an affordable, easy to use package. With a monster-sized image sensor and 97 other sweet features, the Brinno TLC200 captures ultra-high dynamic range—115db, for crisp videos even in low-light or back-lit conditions.
Transition and Seat Wrap $40
In the journey from nature back to civilization, Orange Mud seeks to make the changeover a little easier with their Transition and Seat Wrap. This full-coverage wrap facilitates a quick change out of your beach or workout clothes, fastening with ultra-strong clips that ensure that you don't get arrested for public indecency. It doubles a protective seat cover, so that the inevitable filth you accumulate outside stays out of your car. The handy towel is sure to help any time you need to glide seamlessly from the rugged outdoors to a polished interior.
Le Pliage de Noel Bag $725
Longchamp, the luxury leather goods company which somehow manages to embody both classic Parisian chic and sorority cliché recently named Alexa Chung the new face of the company. Their limited edition Le Pilage de Noel tote, with a woven landscape pattern, braided trim, stud accents and just the right amount of seasonal kitsch, we deem this showstopper the most covetable holiday bag from the iconic French brand.
Impress Coffee Brewer $40
The Impress Coffee Brewer combines a traditional French press with a travel mug, making it a great resource for mornings when there's no time to steep. The clever design separates the grounds with an extra-fine filter basket, delivering a few clean cups of coffee, all while the double-walled stainless steel outer cup remains cool to the touch.
Leather Dopp Kit $150
For pedigreed lads with supreme personal hygiene, this sophisticated Leather Dopp Kit looks just as handsome as its well-groomed owner. Constructed from a pebbled navy leather, as durable as it is stylish, this classic organizational accessory is a must for any dapper gent, and will surely contain a beautifying array of high-end shaving necessities, the essential toothbrush, and any other macho cosmetics your manliness requires.
JOT Smartpen $150
For those sketchbook devotees trapped in a digital world, the Equil JOT smartpen transmits paper scribbles directly to your Apple device, into a highly editable and sharable document. The pen's companion Bluetooth accessory triangulates the position of the pen and records each stroke in real time. Therefore, the type of paper used for digital recording is irrelevant; the JOT can capture hand-drawn musings on any medium, from a bar napkin to a Post-it note, and stands apart from other digital pens on the market.
Lenz Pen & Pencil Case $75
Artist, designer or engineer on the go? If so, the Lenz serves as a compact carrying case for your favorite writing instruments and drafting tools. A classic accessory that should find its way back into favor, the leather gem is available in light and dark brown, and pulls closed with one sturdy zipper.
Geneva Sound System Model XS $200
Small space. Big sound. The Geneva Sound System Model XS is the perfect travel companion for the music-loving design enthusiast on the go. Made by Swiss masters of modern electronics, this highly portable and transformative speaker was inspired by the classic travel clock, designed to easily fold into a sleek leather-like case. The system's packability and high-quality audio, Bluetooth-capability, and built-in alarm clock make it a convenient audio essential you will never leave home without.