This weekly feature is a round-up, in conjunction with our friend Tim over at Cool Material, of the hot new products appearing online this week. From fashion tips to cool gadgets and gear, take a look at your new obsessions.
The Peek-I acts almost like a periscope so you can take pictures or video from a 90 degree angle. The little cap can rotate 360 degrees so you can always get the shot you want without moving around. Just make sure your flash is off if you’re in a dark restaurant.
Cole Haan LunarGrand Perforated Plain Toe Shoes
Cole Haan’s new LunarGrand Perforated Plain Toe shoes come in black or blazer blue. They have a full suede upper, natural storm welt and an EVA midsole with rubber outsole. The Lunarlon tech is based on a soft, resilient foam that Nike invented to allow the impact force to be more evenly distributed and reduce painful pressure points on your feet.
rOtring 800+ Pencil Stylus Hybrid
The precision stylus tip is 100% effective at every angle, but has enough space in the middle to reveal a brass pencil mechanism with a simple twist and click. The hexagonal body options include black and silver, and both have 0.5 and 0.7mm options for your pencil. Whether you’re sketching on paper or the iPad, the rOtring 800+ is sure to become an indispensable part of your process.
Cool Material Shop
Wooden Sawyer Box
This wooden Sawyer Box by Three Potato Four includes mounted key hooks hidden inside so it can become your personal valet station. The hook latch and hardware included are antique brass, and the box is stained and hand-screened with a distressed red cross on it. Made in the USA, each is perfect for storing your array of keys or other random gear you normally toss in your junk drawer.
Not only does the Lunecase keep the clean look of your iPhone intact, it also adds a whole new world of usability. Using electromagnetic energy, the case lights up a small notification square when you’re receiving a call or getting a text message. This means it’s giving you a heads-up without using your phone’s battery.
Waxed Canvas Apron
This handmade Waxed Canvas Shop Apron keeps you protected while you’re working with some machines, and has enough pouches to keep your slew of hand tools close by. The apron is made from 10.10 oz waxed canvas with a nylon grosgrain ribbon as the trim. The two rows of pockets allows you to carry whatever tools and small items-nuts, bolts, etc- with you to the place you’re working without having to lug a heavy toolbox around with you. By utilizing a cross strap system, the apron takes some of the weight you’d normally feel around your neck, off of it. Each is made to order in Oregon.
Ledr Leather Roll
Using thick, full-grain leather in a few different colors (the same leather that Abas Leather uses for their baseball mitts), the father and son team at Onehundred have created a tool roll that’s perfectly suited for your everyday needs. Ledr keeps all your everyday tools in place using a commercial elastic webbing divided into 7 slots (5 1″ slots and 2 1.5″ slots) and closes with a 3mm DIA bungee that attaches to a custom 304 stainless steel button closure. Slide in whatever you need a regular basis, roll it up, bungee it closed and go about your day.
Naihan Li & Co.
Naihan Li & Co. Furniture Crates
These Furniture Cases from Beijing designer Naihan Li eliminate the entire headache of moving. Each piece is like a Transformer that happens to turn into a boring crate … a boring crate that’s easy to move. While not available yet, his pieces include a fold out workstation, bookshelf, a wardrobe closet, and many others. Now packing up your home to move can be done in no time at all.