This beauty is a minimalist wallet with a built-in Moleskine notebook and space-pen (that’s right, the one that writes at any angle, even upside down…because that happens all the time).
Love the look, the love form-factor, love that it solves a persistent problem of mine: having to carry both a wallet and a notepad/pen combo.
May pick one of these up next time I’m in the States.
UPDATE: I may not have to wait — looks like they ship internationally now!
(via $74 MK802 Android micro-PC beats Cotton Candy to the punch – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology | Geek.com)
Love the concept of micro-PCs. I always have a laptop with me when I travel, but having something like this available in a pinch — especially when I can plug them into any available monitor or TV and get cracking — is a tempting offer. May wait until the Cotton Candy comes out, however, as it’s a big more future-proof.
( via Hats on People by She Makes Hats )
I’ve never been a hat guy. Maybe it’s the big, unruly pile of hair I’ve got on my head. Maybe it’s my aversion to wearing clothing in general.
So when I was contacted by Robyn at She Makes Hats, asking Jóna and I to come visit her in Omaha during our road trip around the US, I was hesitant about the idea of having a hat made for me, but willing to give it a shot.
I can now say, without any hesitation, that this was a good choice. Robyn made both Jóna and I amazing hats, and they came in very handy during the rest of the trip (where we spent a great deal of time in very cold climates).
In addition to making you a kick-ass hat, Robyn also gives one to charity for each one she sells, so you can feel pretty damn good about how it looks, but also the person who made it for you.
Up top is a photo with me wearing mine, here’s Jóna in her bunny-ear hat:
Keep your eyeballs on the blog, Hats on People, to see more folks you know and love wearing cool-ass knitwear.
If you want to snag your own, head on over to Robyn’s Etsy page.
(via Doxie Go - Scan Anywhere – Mobile Document Scanner)
I dig devices like this, but I am concerned that they’re still a little too sizable for long-term travel, unless I find myself with a lot of stuff I need to scan (and I find myself less and less dependent on paper every month, it seems).
That being said, it’s head-and-shoulders better than anything else I’ve seen on the market in terms of portable scanners. Works well with Evernote, too, which is a software fave of mine.
(via Rite in the Rain: A Weather-Proof Paper Notebook Full of Badass | Gadget Lab | Wired.com)
(via John’s Phone Business | The World’s Simplest Black Cell Phone)
I’m toying with the idea of getting one of these, not because I hate smartphones, but because I find that having one while on the road can be a bigger hassle than it is asset.
Also, it would be hilarious to carry around the gold model.
(via DSPTCH - Camera accessories, Camera strap, Wrist strap, Sling strap)
I’ve been looking for a nice wrist-strip for my Olympus PEN E-PM1, and this one is just simple-yet-sexy enough to do the job, methinks.
(via MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World)
If I had to buy a house, it would be something like this.
Prefabricated. Self-sustaining. Beautiful and minimalistic (in design but also footprint and energy-usage). I’d want something I could leave alone for a while and not have to worry about, but that would also have little impact environmentally.
(via Boxx - The 1 meter Vehicle | BOXX)
I love tiny, green transportation concepts, and this is one of the stranger-looking ones I’ve seen, which makes me love it all the more.
This model is available now for a fairly steep $4k, but when these things drop down in price (to say, half that), I’m thinking they could be a super-viable alternative to city-dwellers, and even as bike-rental alternatives for tourists and such.
(via Xi3 | Buy Now)
There’s something incredibly sexy about this kind of mini-modular device.
I’ve always thought about rolling my own server, and still haven’t pulled the trigger. A big part of why is that I don’t have a steady home base for more than 4 months at a time, and moving a server would be an exercise is frustration or futility.
This little guy makes me wonder at the possibilities, though. Seems like it wouldn’t be too terribly difficult to put together an easy-to-travel-with, modular setup worth having.