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Tuesday
May102016

[GIFTED] Overnight Duffel Bag 

Think about how you travel.  Maybe you're going on a week-long trip once a year for vacation, or around the holidays, when you do a marathon trip to visit both your family and your in-laws that live in separate areas of the country, but the majority of the trips you take throughout the year are long weekends. 

And for those trips (if you're a smart traveler), all you need is a good weekender bag, like this Overnight Duffel Bag ($175, Hook & Albert).  It's large enough to fit everything you need for 3-4 days, but compact enough to stow in the overhead bin without any issues.  And honestly, with the limited time you have to spend on a long weekend, you don't want to spend even one minute of it waiting in baggage claim, right? Right.     
Tuesday
Apr262016

[GIFTED] BoomCase

Wireless speakers have revolutionized the way we listen to tunes at home—allowing us to get high-quality sound out of something the size of a beer can that we can control from the next room with our phones (thanks, Sonos).  But because today's wireless speakers are designed to have a small footprint, they've all but removed the stereo's ability to be a showpiece in your home.     

Enter BoomCase, that creates wireless speakers out of antique pieces, meaning that you'll get to enjoy the sound and the technology you get from a wireless speaker while still having something cool and more aesthetically-pleasing in your home.  The one above is fashioned out of a vintage US Army Signal Corps Frequency Meter Box, but they have other options as well, including vintage suitcases, telephones, and more. 

Monday
Apr182016

[GIFTED] Ted Weekender Bag 

Spring has sprung, and if you're lucky, that means that you're gearing up for a summer full of long weekend trips so you can get the hell out of dodge (aka: the city where garbage roasts itself on the hot pavement). And for all of those weekend plans, you need a solid weekender bag.  

One that's roomy enough to fit a weekend's worth of stuff, but not big enough to not be able to be slung over your shoulder as you're running to catch a train or fit in the back of your buddy's car next to a cooler full of beer.

This Ted Weekender Bag ($108, MRKT) fits that bill and then some.  Made out of sturdy wool felt, it's unique but rugged, meaning it'll stand up to whatever your summer weekends throw at it (a lot of booze, probably).    

Monday
Feb152016

[GIFTED] Greyhours Watches

When it comes to men's accessories, you're in a virtual sea of blacks and browns.  MAYBE they'll throw in something navy to mix it up, but that's typically as crazy as it gets.  That's why when you wear anything with a little color in it, you're considered avant garde.  People will regard you as fashionable because you dared to wear a red belt or yellow shoes (hopefully you didn't wear them together or you definitely looked like Ronald McDonald).  That's why you'll stand out when you wear this watch from Greyhours Watches ($175).  It's white, it's simple, it's elegant, and it'll set you apart without costing you a fortune.  And ladies—I regard this watch as totally unisex.  FINALLY, something you can share with your boyfriend besides a pizza.    

Thursday
Feb042016

[GIFTED] Hard Graft Refresh Dopp Kit 

All dopp kits more or less have the same shape, but the people at London-based Hard Graft decided to turn it on its head, with this Refresh Dopp Kit ($233, Hard Graft), which is built up rather than out like most dopp kits.  It makes sense when you think about it—shampoo, shaving cream, and the like are all made to stand upright, so why not house them correctly?  This gorgeous leather and wool kit allows for that, and because they're upright, allows less opportunity for leakage.  You can use it to travel, but it's so handsome that you'll probably use it to keep your stuff organized right on your bathroom counter at home.