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FieldCandy Custom Design Tents


The ‘design-led’ tents from FieldCandy inject color, creativity, and fun into the camping experience by taking the standard tent design and giving each one a fun story to tell.

Don’t let the designs fool you though; these are also high performance tents, made to keep you dry in the rain, warm in the cold, and comfortable in the wind. Plus, the cotton inner tent doesn’t attract condensation the way that most modern tents do.

I’d imagine the one downside is that they don’t look quite as picture-perfect when you pitch one at your local camping spot as they do on the website, but even if it’s just good for a few good laughs every time you set it up, I’d say that’s reason enough to give FieldCandy a try.


Vans Phone Case

Vans iPhone Case

Since it debuted as a promotional item, people have been clamoring for the Vans Waffle Sole iPhone Case, and paying upwards of $200 for one on eBay.

Thankfully, if you’re interested in adding a little extra grip to your iPhone, curtsey of the iconic sole design, you won’t need to spend nearly that much, as Vans is now selling them on its site for just $28.

[Vans – Waffle Sole iPhone Case]

Shwood Turns Good Wood Into Sunglasses


Shwood creates beautiful wooden sunglasses that take retro styles and give them a natural twist.

Shwood Blanks

In their own words:

A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.

Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor. All models are accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy. Polarized lenses are also available.

With collections that range from $125 on up to $195 for limited edition collaborations made with rare and unique woods (including recycled skateboard decks!) there’s a style and a price for everyone, so check out Shwood to see what fits.


IndieCases Makes Unique iPhone Cases

Indie Cases

IndieCases is a San Francisco based company that commissions top graphic artists to produce exclusive iPhone case designs, that are then posted to their Tumblr. Then, their community of 17,000+ followers provides feedback through likes and reblogs, and the designs that generate the most buzz are made and sold the following week. Quantities are limited to keep the selection fresh and unique, so you’re guaranteed to look good while keeping your phone protected.


Restoration Hardware Aviator Collection Brings Flight Home

Restoration Hardware Aviator Collection

The Restoration Hardware “Aviator Collection” is a new line of furniture that recalls the sleek design of aviation’s Golden Age, with coordinating pieces that feature gleaming, handcrafted metal and supple aged leather, pairing old and new to masterful effect.

With everything from chairs and desks to end tables and sofas, it’s all you’ll need to relive those fantasies of dog-fighting in a bi-plane that you had as a kid, only this time you’ll be doing it from the comfort and safety of your (well decorated) home office.

[Restoration Hardware – Aviator Collection]