If you're the type who carries a Moleskine with you nearly everywhere you go, you're probably also the type who will dig these Custom Laser Engraved Moleskine Notebooks ($25 and up). Pick your notebook, upload your artwork (or choose from one of 10 artist designs), and you're done — unless you want custom spine engraving, as well. The hipster's favorite accessory just got a little cooler.
If you're as obsessive about your Myriad Pros and Helveticas as we are, check out the Pentragram 2008 Typography Calendar ($22-$36). Full of type designs by Matthew Carter, including Walker, Snell Roundhand, and Galliard, the calendar is sure to provide some inspiration for your blog, and should also help you keep your disorganized ass in check.
There are a few brands out there that never go out of style, Timex is part of that group, and has been for generations. The minimalist dial design of the Timex Fairfield Chrono Watch is an excellent example, featuring a chronograph function with four-hour capacity, Indiglo night-light, and is water resistant up to 30 meters. Strap choices include stainless steel, striped nylon, and genuine leather that can be worn exclusively or swapped out to match mood or destination. It goes with just about everything and promises to be your favorite accessory for years to come.
Presented by Timex.
Shinola believes that products should be well-made and built to last. It's these values that have helped the company become a trusted name in the watch industry. The Runwell Sport Chrono Watch is an excellent example of the focus on quality each timepiece receives. It features a sapphire crystal, and Super-LumiNova printed dial details along with an Argonite 5050 high-accuracy quartz movement and a solid stainless steel case. Premium sport components include a black turning top ring and leather strap that is hand-sewn in the US using premium American leather assembled in Shinola's hometown of Detroit.
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For a totally NSFW new year, check out the Nerdcore 2008 Calendar ($25). While last year's calendar was gamer themed (mmm... PowerGlove), the 2008 version focuses on superheroes and villains. Only don't expect to see some buff dude with a dumb "S" on his chest — expect lots of sexy bare chests.
We'll readily admit that USPS stamps aren't the sexiest items we could write about. Then again, when they feature the classic designs of Charles & Ray Eames, there are few stamps that can compare. The USPS Charles & Ray Eames Postage Stamp Collection ($7 a sheet) is a set of 16 stamps featuring some of the Eames' most popular designs. Honored in the collection are the Eames Lounge Chair, Eames Molded Plywood Chair, and the Eames Hang-It-All. A sure-fire way to make snail-mail suck a little less.