Tilt iPad Case (€106) is a unique perfect combination of wool and leather brought to life by our two young and talented Italian leather artisans ‘The Brothers’ and their team.
100% vegetable tanned Italian leather is the best of the best.
Hand selected. Dyed in age old wooden drums. Hand Finished.
You can buy it at Hardgraft shop.
A little daunting the idea of typing on the emptiness of their desk, but the Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard Hammacher Schlemer ($199) work through this ’holographic’ principle.
If you do not mind the idea of having an aspect a little ’surreal, this keyboard is an imagegenerated by a laser on any flat surface. Through it all you iPhone, iPad or Android will enjoywriting about full-size keys, even if a little ’too light… to crush. It is worse than a touch screen keyboard, in the end.
According to the producers the keyboard recognizes the “pressure” by an infrared optical sensor, projected horizontally to a few millimeters from the surface. Since when flying keyboardfingers should not be ”obscured” by this beam at each other, everything works pretty well. The company boasts a 100% accuracy.
The speed is not bad, given that the keyboard is able to follow 400 characters per minute.Certainly when it comes to keyboards, size does matter, even beyond the absence of physical sensation of touch.
The future is here.
You can buy it at Hammacher Schlemmer Store
The XD Design solar window charger (49€) is a wonderful environmentally-friendly product. It charges your devices using only solar energy. This beautifully designed charger can be attached to the window with ease and comes with a USB power cable.
Minimal & useful.
You can learn more at XD Design
The Tabisso Lounge Chairs ($TBA) are the solution for those who would like to give a unique look to their office space. You can use these chairs to compose any word you want, like “web” for the waiting room of your agency. You can also complement them with their punctuation lamps. The chairs are available in every letter of the alphabet.
Each of these pieces are made in France and prices are subject to individual quotes, so be sure your spelling is correct.
You can learn more at Tabisso.
While calendars with incorporated clocks aren’t new, the Antalis Calenclock ($TBA) by Ken Lo definitely approached this design challenge in a different way. Hour and minute hands hover over split-page days that each present a unique message ranging from “No Public Holidays, Work Hard!” to “Trick or Treat!”
You can see more pictures on his Behance page.
I used to use a Moleskine, but not anymore. After trying out more notebooks than I’d care to admit, I declared the Moleskine the best, and consequently decided that nothing else would compare. Then I came across the Midori Traveler’s Notebook ($50). I wasn’t even looking for a replacement. But there it was, just laying there, with it’s beautiful, hand-cut leather cover.
Designed by Japanese stationery design company, Midori, the traveler’s notebook is elegant yet functional. It’s designed to hold up to 5 notebook inserts, which are all held in with separate metal rods. If you’re anything like me, you’ll quickly realize that those metal rods can be used for holding other things, such as train tickets, subway maps, pictures of your
hot Italian professor dog.
Once a refill is needed, you simply remove the used insert and replace it with a new one. The refills come in all different styles ranging from lined to grid to thick sketch pages. Some of these refills aren’t even notebooks at all, but high qualify looseleaf kraft paper.
My name is Stefani. And I no longer use a Moleskine.
You can buy it at Miscellaneous store
I don’t know about you, but I love doodling and sketching. I literally doodle on every available piece of paper on my desk: envelopes, business cards, magazines and so on. If you are like me, you’ll definitely love Place for Trace ($76), a simple yet ingenious wood trace holder made originally for architects, but that can, of course, hold regular white paper for us ordinary people. Made of Walnut, Beech or White Oak, it can also hold up to 15 pens and pencils.
You can buy it at Merchant no. 4.
For lovers of ”Form beyond function” here we have SPEAK-ER ($ 99), small speakers with an awesome iconic shape.
These speakers offer a clear and precise sound through a combination of sophisticated electronics and a perfectly tuned bass reflex, and although they aren’t very large, each has enough power to fill a room with a thick sound and robust.
Each set comes with left and right speaker for stereo sound quality.
You can buy it at THE.
Few things are sadder than a sad office. That’s why the New Rules of Work ($85) by Division of Labor, a design studio from the Bay Area, is the perfect poster set for bringing some color and fun into your working space. The letterpressed set is composed of five different prints, each one of a different color and a smart ass statement such as “if it’s really funny it’s probably harassment” or “stop tweeting boring shit.”
Is it useful? Kinda. Do I really need it? Not really. Do I want it? Of course!
Every time I look at Falling Books ($33) by ARTORI Design, I imagine the little guy screaming “ARGHHHHHHH!” Maybe it just reminds me of my years in school, when my reading list seemed insurmountable. Or maybe this is just one of those cute things that we all need in our offices simply because they are awesome.
You can buy it on Amazon.