Hocoa Play Mouse

Hocoa Play Mouse

Hocoa’s beautiful mouse is made from renewable resources by craftsmen in Japan. I’m drawn to the this mouse far more than any of Apple’s offerings (especially the atrocious ‘Apple Mouse’). Compatible with any PC.


Hex Code Wallet for iPhone 4

Hex Code Wallet for iPhone 4
While I haven’t yet had the pleasure of using one the Hex Code looks to be a functional alternative to the common flip-down leather cover and a far more elegant alternative to cases like the BookBook and the Little Black Book. Like the BookBook it features slots for cards on the inside left with, like the Little Black Book, a large black elastic strap securing the case tightly closed. What sets this case apart is the sleek design befitting its use in more conservative or fashion conscious settings. An attractive unpretentious case.
Hex Code Wallet for iPhone 4


BookBook for iPhone

BookBook for iPhone
BookBook for iPhone is a wallet and iPhone case rolled into one pocket-sized, vintage book. Similar to The Little Black Book iPhone Case which I have used to carry my iPhone, the BookBook features a beautifully designed distressed leather book cover and an interior with wallet-like slots for your cards. If you don’t use allot of cash then this could be a great way to simplify what you carry.
The metaphor works well for my usage of the phone, and the leather cover should have a more comfortable feel than harder materials, but talking into a book at times feels a little odd. If you can get passed that this is a unique and attractive way to carry your phone.
BookBook for iPhone


The Camper Satchel

The Camper Satchel
Love the clean lines and materials for this classic rucksack. But I often wonder the durability of the flap strap – do the holes become unusable over time?

Made from 100% wool coating […] It is backed with a rubber coated cordura and lined with a matching gray ripstop nylon so together the materials and design make this bag quite water resistant. This roll top style is great because it securely holds all of your belongings and can also be adjustable to carry both small or large loads.
The large pocket inside that can easily fit a 15″ laptop. Two expandable pockets line the outside of the bag that have a sturdy flap closure so everything stays tucked away. There is a sam brown button closure which is both adjustable as well as easy to open and close. The back is also padded with a 1/2″ layer of foam so it is comfortable while wearing on your back.

The Camper Satchel


Clark & Mayfield Stafford Leather Rolling Laptop Bag

Clark & Mayfield Stafford Leather Rolling Laptop Bag
I’ve been seriously remiss in not mentioning this sooner but I want to give my thanks to Careerbags for again graciously sponsoring Popwuping. CareerBags.com is the leading online e-tailer for laptop bags, laptop cases, laptop sleeves and business totes for professional women.
They have a large catalogue of excellent product including one of my favourites Clark & Mayfield (no relation) and their Rolling Laptop Bag pictured above. A cousin to their Quimby Rolling Laptop Tote, the Stafford features a luxurious and durable top grain leather construction, a fan-fold section for files and papers, long extension handle, tons of pockets, and a sturdy, light, and high quality aluminum frame.
Lauri Delaczay started Clark & Mayfield with her husband Barry to simplify life by providing truly functional, yet fashionable bags to use everyday from home to work and school. Their belief is that functional products need not be unattractive, something I think we can all agree with.
Clark & Mayfield Stafford Leather Rolling Laptop Bag


Plic, Ploc, Wiz

Plic, Ploc, Wiz
Plic, Ploc, Wiz, is fabulously illustrated iPad app for kids by Céline Vernier of Pepillo. The app gives you a blank canvas, some art, and the freedom to create. Love it. I’ve seen so many wonderful apps. for iOS lately that feature beautiful illustrations and novel interactions. This is one of my favourites.
Via Notcot.


Braille iPad

Braille iPad
A wonderful idea that transforms the iPads flat surface into Braille. The Omnifer concept seeks to make the iPad accessible to the visually impaired, thereby making them more accessible to the internet, on the go. When not in use it makes for a functional protective cover for the iPad.


Circlo — An Ambient Audiovisual Clock

Circlo

Circlo is an experimental clock with generative ambient music. The soundtrack by Hannu Kuosmanen changes depending on what time of day it is while the circles on the screen pulsate gently. The music is at its calmest around 1 am/pm, and gets more intense until the clock strikes 1 again.
Double-tap anywhere to access the settings screen where you can change the color scheme and turn the music on or off.
Design and programming by Johan Halin.


The Market Bag

The Market Bag by Linus
Rugged waxed canvas with oil skin leather, and solid brass hardware. this bag is tough but with looks to match. Perfect for weekend outings or when taking a change of clothes into offices with a dress code. Carry it in with a shoulder strap, or roll up the sides when not in use. Available in navy or army green. D-ring’s add the option of locking bag to rack. Looks good on or off a bike.
The Market Bag by Linus. Vis swissmiss.