We Are Happy To Serve You (Over and Over)

You love your morning coffee in that classic New York deli cup, but lately have a pang of guilt about wasting the paper. Problem solved– Exceptionlab (creators of treehugger.com) brings you the same cup, seam and all, in ceramic form. $12 at The Museum of the Moving Image

686 Toolbelt

Good design is all about elegant problem solving. In this case, you often need to make an adjustment to your bindings while snowboarding, but carrying a set of tools around isn't always convenient. The Toolbelt from 686 Clothing Company solves this problem (and the baggy pants issue) by building 2 screwdrivers, 3 wrenches and a bottle opener in to a belt buckle. Very nice. £39.99 …

The Purple Book

Hillary Mendelsohn's The Purple Book is an obsessively compiled directory of on-line shopping. Originally released last year, the 2005 edition is out just in time for the holidays. Hillary not only lists and reviews over 1600 shopping sites, she also introduces helper sites like how to figure out your ring size, or a directory of pet acupuncturists, or online birthday reminder services. It might seem …