Bata Tennis Shoe
Generations of Indian school kids have had the shoes comprising their traditional phys-ed uniform co-opted for street style. The Bata Tennis is a classic, 100% cotton kick with green pinstripes around a thick sole with simple white laces.
Rubber Dipped Dot Mugs
Cooper-Union grad and Greenpoint resident Josephine Heilpern crafts everyday art objects, meant to be loved as much for their ritualistic function as their eye-catching aesthetics. The artist's printmaking background greatly influences her work, replete...
Giant Lips Dog Toy
Move over Dita Von Teese, there's a new pair of blazing red lips in town! The Giant Lips Dog Toy from Third Drawer Down is your pet's favorite fetch toy with a wicked sense of humor. The plump pout is affixed to a non-toxic ball and is sure to inspire...
Witu is a fun, Melbourne-based accessories label with a penchant for neoprene. The highly functional, protective foam is perfect for bags, camera straps and tech cases, yet it's seemingly a largely unexplored material among the accessories industry...
Reclaim Bags by Sophie Postma
Most people would balk at being given "waste materials and innovation" as a jumping off point, but 21-year-old Sophie Postma found inspiration instead. Her line of minimalist clutches, bags and iPad cases are handmade from discarded rubber inner...
Jan Hoekstra and Leon Ramakers' handy rubber peg attaches to any smooth surface (even shower tile), creating a surprisingly sturdy hook on which to hang washcloths, scarves or other lightweight miscellany.
Made from 100% natural rubber and free of artificial colors, PVC, BPA, phthalates, EVAtane and silicone, this malleable panda teether allows babies and parents to pass through the teething phase with minimal upset. With its easy-to-grip design babies...
Twelve Pairs of Ladies' Rain Boots
The key to staying warm and dry through the wetter, colder months starts with well-designed footwear. Luckily, the world of wellies has expanded beyond the basic rubber model to encompass a wide range of style-focused boots still durable enough for...
Door Handle Redesigns
Italian designer Diego Amadei's highly-unusual door handle, Kobu, follows the maxim "bend it to your needs." The lever's flexible stem attaches to a more standard stiff brass core, allowing users to modify the stem into virtually any shape—...
Havaianas Soul Collection
Before Havaianas was born, its parent company Alpargatas, founded in 1907, exclusively sold espadrilles. (Alpargatas actually means espadrilles in Spanish.) Going back to these roots, the Brazilian maker of the popular flip-flops will introduce...