Rising Dutch designer Lex Pott explores real value versus nominal value with these Crown Jewel rings. Each is constructed from a coin reduced to its outside diameter, forever altering its original form and worth.
CH + AmDC: Bifold Wallet
Laser-cut from "mean green leather," Brooklyn-based Death at Sea's bifold wallet is constructed without the need for thread or glue. The design features one pocket for bills and two pockets for card, and boats a deep green hue specially for Cool Hunting...
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...
Tender Lotto by Seth Kinmont
Part of the New Museum's 2013 Ideas City Festival, Seth Kinmont’s new project, Tender Lotto, explores the concept of value and the creation of it. Rather than just a sculpture to be viewed, Tender Lotto is an artwork to be experienced and involved...
Holding up to 30 cards and a stash of cash, the Tight wallet from Brooklyn-based designer Jack Sutter is a simple solution to the common problem of unnecessarily large wallets. Made of nothing more than a bit of elastic and a swath of Italian leather...
Interview: Richard Branson on Design
by Rod Kurtz When you board a Virgin America plane, distinct aesthetics—purple ambient lights, black leather seats and a flight crew smartly clad in Banana Republic uniforms—make it immediately clear this airline is different. Like the...
Vimeo Tip Jar
In the wake of their successful redesign our friends over at Vimeo are launching an exciting new tool and announcing another for the near future. Vimeo has always focused on providing its users with an exceptional level of customization options...
While most online travel sites cater to the occasional trip goer looking to save money, Valet sets its sights on a more discerning clientele of creative professionals with a highly filtered list of hotels in select destinations worldwide. By specifically...
Dream Home Registry
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Dreaded by minimalists and doctors alike ("Wallet Sciatica" is an actual medical condition), the bulky Costanza wallet is swiftly becoming a thing of the past thanks to sharp designs like the Moneywrap. Produced by the international notebook and...