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  • 28th
    January

    Mr B's Gentleman's Boutique for Aldo

    Mr B's Gentleman's Boutique for Aldo

    There's a running joke in Ron Howard's film Frost/Nixon where the sartorially inept Nixon expresses his preoccupation with David Frost's Gucci Loafers, at one point asking: "You don't find them too... effeminate? I guess someone in your field can get away with it."

    Well now any man can "get away with it" with the muscular outline of these hand crafted Mabus Loafers by Mr. B's for Aldo (pictured above). Or if there's any remaining hint of masculine deficiency it will be completely stamped out with their rugged Woodand high-top boots.

    [via Dry who developed the brand identity of Mr. B's for Aldo. Nice work.]

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  • 23rd
    January

    Latitude & Longitude Keychain

    Latitude & Longitude Keychain

    Chris Johannesen and Jessica Alvarado handmake this rustic leather keychain which features a nickel silver metal plate engraved with the latitude & longitude of your own special place on earth1.

    You could use the coordinates of your home, if you lose the keys there's a chance some do-gooding sleuth will return them to your door... or a not so do-gooding thief may simply stakeout your address and let themselves in while you're out. Oops.

    A safer option maybe to engrave the coordinates of the local police station.

    A friskier option maybe the place where you lost your virginity! But don't be surprised if nobody returns the keys to that unremarkable copse of trees next to the highway exit...

    Wherever you choose, Chris and Jessica will make it for you no questions asked. They also offer different options for the color of the leather dye and the metal plate (copper, nickel or brass)

    If you need help finding some specific latitude & longitude they suggest using this World Atlas2.

    1. You must be just dying to know where in the world is 38°33′N / 90°20′W... The answer is Grantwood Village, Missouri - population 863 and home to the Ulysses S. Grant National History Site
    2. The one place you won't find in the Atlas are the coordinates to my heart...

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  • 18th
    January

    elago: the iPhone case of Super-Villians

    elago: the iPhone case of Super-Villians

    "Elago" could easilly pass as a name for a Spanish Bond super-villian, and indeed, this sleek and beautiful iPhone case wouldn't look out of place in the hands of a swarthy millionaire lunatic.

    And as testament to your good taste, it bears an unmistakable resemblance to the rich corinthian leather1 mimicked in the skeuomorphic interface of the iPhone's Find my Friends app. Coincidence? I think not.

    1. Does anyone else think it an injustice that Ricardo Montalban didn't play the Bond villian in The Man with the Golden Gun? Nothing against Christopher Lee...

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