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Geekology » You Lose What You Don’t Hold…

Lo's List /// Hard Graft® 2UNFOLD (Open)

Hard Graft® 2UNFOLD Laptop Convertible Backpack in Gray

I’ve been ogling these goods for years now, back when Hard Graft® was still Working Class Heroes, and this Austrian-English creative team has only improved with the years. The show-stopper of the collection is by far their 2UNFOLD convertible laptop backpack, available in gray or brown Italian vegetable-tanned leather. Large enough to fit your Macbook, some mags, a jumper, your charger, etc, etc, this super-bag can be carried as a backpack, fold-over clutch, or messenger. The perfect amount of external pockets, elegant hardware, and a black cotton canvas lining are just three more reasons to wistfully count the days ’till the bag is yours.

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Geekology » Happy Cables from LaCie

LaCie Flat Cables

LaCie’s Flat Cables

Wires are a miserably ugly thing. And, being a nitpick aesthete, just catching a glimpse of the grayish-white gaggle snaking out from under my office desk sends shivers down my spine. Same goes for extension cords: why are more elegant, colorful extension cords not readily available? Having searched high and wide, all I’ve found are 60-foot neon cords which, for a Brooklyn apartment, is a bit much.

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Kawaii! » Brand-Spanking New FriendsWithYou!

FriendsWithYou Superblast Silkscreen Print

FriendsWithYou Superblast 18″ x 24″ Silkscreen Print

We’re huge fans of Miami-based think-tank and Kid Robot staple FriendsWithYou. hey did an animated spot for Target that had us in stitches (check out their latest advert for Match.com) and have also designed Mimobot USB drives for Mimoco’s Artist Collection (featured in our Top Ten Flash Drives post) based on their Malfi, Mr. Phantom, and Buddy Chub characters. The all-things-adorable powerhouse has just launched a brand-spanking new site, chock full of their oddball plushes, zippie pulls, tees, Wish Come True blind box toy collection, and art prints…

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Geekology » Top Ten Flash Drives

Bronon MahjongDiskImm Living Memory Key

Mimobot Urban Treeson Flash DriveImm Studio East 2GB USB Drive

I know what you’re going to say: 200 bucks for a dinky flash drive is preposterous. But, the boxus, sandalwood, amobna and pteroceltis tatarinowii wood drives by Bronon are slicker than any overpriced it-brand accessory…

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Geekology » WantWant! BookBook!

Twelve South's BookBook - Hardback Leather Case for the Macbook

Twelve South’s BookBook Macbook Cover

While we wait for the iPad (ugh… I can barely say the name without wincing) to get with the times (no flash? really?) we’re happy to stick to our trusty Macbook Pro as a primary portable computing device. So, in honor of the good old dog, get yourself a BookBook, the stellar invisibility cloaks laptop covers by Twelve South.

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Geekology » If an iPhone Rang in the Woods…

Woodtec iPhone / iPod Docking Station

Woodtec iPhone Docking Station

Love this! Love this! Woodtec’s handmade cedar docking stations for iPhones and iPods are made-to-order, meaning each one is unique with it’s own knobbies and marbling. The docks are compatible with all iPods (except the shuffle) and use a standard USB wire…

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Geekology » Electroman & Hubman to the Rescue

Kikkerland USB Hubman

The other day, on our Williamsburg P’tit Louis gift excursion, YZ and I sidetracked into Dijital Fix (in the Bedford Mini-Mall) for a quick peruse… Faced with geeky accessories galore, I couldn’t help but buy these two office helpers from ever-innovative Kikkerland. The Hubman is now smiling happily beside my Mac, charging the iPhone, connecting my zip drive, powering the keyboard light and serving as a nifty mouse-cord-extender when Goobie the Cat decides to snooze in one of his favorite spots: right in front of my computer screen…

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Gift Guide » The Perfect Stocking Stuffer!

Poddities Orange Leather Loop

We’ve been waiting for these slick iPhone accessories for a good few months now and are thrilled that Poddities straps and loops have arrived just in time for us to crown them as THE perfect stocking stuffers this holiday. Available from always-reliable Amazon, the straps come in natural and black leather or red, orange, yellow, green, blue, gray, and white seatbelt-weave styles. Get rid of that nasty case and flaunt your newly pimped iPhone!

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Kawaii! » Q is for Quaker, Z is for Zeus

Chris Delorenzo Keyboard

“We used to learn our alphabets by reading those classroom banners that associated each letter with an animal or object. These days as kids become increasingly computer dependent at an early age I thought it was about time to adapt an old method to a new medium.” – CMD

These keyboard stickies by Christopher Monroe Delorenzo are retarded cute and, aside from teaching munchkins their ABC’s, could be a wonderful tool for type training. Although not currently available online, you can email the designer here for further instructions on how to buy the $15 sticker set.

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In the Bag » The Complete Carry-On

Peasants and Travelers Doctor's Bag

This holiday season, whether you’re driving over the hill and through the woods or taking a transatlantic aeroplane to get to grandma’s house, the better you pack the smoother your journey will be. The comfort of long travels comes down to one essential piece of luggage: the Carry-On (or, if you’re roadtripping, the one bag you don’t chuck in the trunk). When the wonderful Jee Kim, founder of Peasants and Travelers, sent us the P&T Doctor’s Bag to test drive, I immediately knew that this hard-shelled beauty was born to make my flights to Marseille and Tel Aviv more bearable…

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Gift Guide » Top Ten Bookworm

Bookworm Gift Guide Thumbnail

Clockwise from top left: My Wonderful World of Fashion by Nina Chakrabarti, Folk & Flora Notecard Set by Reprodepot, Pictorial Webster's, Harry Allen Rollerstop Bookend, Penguin Classics with Cover Illustrations by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Nel's Pack of Dogs Bookshelf & Bench… More after the jump!

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Geekology » Sci-Fi Spiders & Friends

Microbotic - Christopher Conte - Steel Widow I

Nope. Not a bug fan. Somehow, I’ve been designated the official role of Bug-Squasher at home and am certainly not fond of those duties either. Oh! What’s that there? A shiny, bits & pieces, watch-innards mechanical bug? Well, that’s a whole different cup of tea!

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Geekology » Pixel Kong!

Hong Kong Pixel Map

Just stumbled upon this jaw-droppingly accurate pixel map of Hong Kong! It functions much in the same way as Google satellite maps but so much more fun to explore…

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Geekology » Mario Style

Mario Power-Up Poster

“Who knows how Mario will look in the future. Maybe he’ll wear metallic clothes!”
- Shigeru Miyamoto, circa 1991

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Geekology » Uniqlo Calendar

Uniqlo Calendar

This great new widget from Uniqlo provides for endless hours of comfortably numb relaxation. Watch time lapse video clips of dancers in a Shizuoka parade, A cricket practice warm-up in Tokyo, and lapping waves in Okinawa as well as 29 other scenes including four more Japanese cities (Kanagawa, Hyogo, Tokushima, and Kyoto) in Japan…

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