Deck out your favorite notebook Chewwy-style with the Journal Bandolier ($17). Handmade using reclaimed rubber and elastic, this simple strap is two inches wide, able to fit notebooks over five inches wide, and offers seven loops for holding pencils, pens, erasers, markers, knives, or whatever else your creative endeavors demand.
Despite its Star Wars-y name, the Montblanc Midnight Black StarWalker Pen ($TBA) has no allegiance to the force, light, dark, or otherwise. Available in ruthenium-coated Metal or black precious Resin versions, they feature a unique monochrome appearance, 14K gold nibs coated in ruthenium, and a floating Montblanc emblem inside the transparent cap top. Also available in ballpoint and fineliner models. Pass one down to your son.
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More formal than their original yellow boot, although still casual enough for everyday wear, the Timberland Kendrick Boot is versatile enough to fit in anywhere. An upper crafted from premium full-grain leather paired with recycled rubber lug outsoles form a stylish silhouette, while an OrthoLite insole provides comfort for all-day wear. The lace-up front offers the look of a classic trench boot, but a convenient side-zip allows for a swift getaway.
Presented by Timberland.
Classic appeal and modern design highlight the Companion Chronograph from Boss. The standout timepiece offers a unique blend of functionality and aesthetic that make it an accessory that's ready for anything. It features a 42mm carnation gold case with matching mesh bracelet and a black enamel chronograph dial with easy-to-read hour and minute hands. A perfect choice for your next night out on the town or any occasion where handsome design is required.
Presented by Hugo Boss.
Need something to digitally record your hand-drawn notes but have no use — or no money — for the iPad's do-everything awesomeness? Meet the NoteSlate ($100). This simple device sports a one-color eInk display in either white, black, green, blue, or red, a smooth, simple design, a battery good for 180 hours of work, and a simple list of inputs including a special pen with eraser, a mini-USB port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for listening to MP3s — okay, so they snuck that last unnecessary feature in, but what doesn't play MP3s these days? [via]
Support the idea of reuse with Plattfuss Rubber Bands ($7). These bags of 70 black rubber bands — far preferable to the drab beige standard, we think — are made from recycled bicycle tubes, making previously dump-worthy rubbish into handy household items.