Working Class Heroes iPhone/iPod Touch Holders

by Valery Joseph The latest streamlined iPod/iPhone sleeves to enter the market (and our current favorites) comes courtesy of the Austrian duo behind the label Working Class Heroes. "We began the company out of a vision to create something new, original, and worlds away from the plastic and neoprene offerings typically found in this market," founder James Teal says. "We were inspired by the past, …

Ukulele Trivet

Made from recycled die-cut felt that's leftover from the manufacture of ukulele picks, the Ukulele Trivet by the Los Angeles architecture firm Fung + Blatt is an example of creative re-use that's not only clever and aesthetically pleasing, but useful as well. Highly touchable, the thick softness of the material lends a warm presence to any dinner table. Treated for heat and stain resistance, the …