While in Portland, OR recently we found this lasered leather iPod nano case handmade by Thomas Bell and Natalie Candrian. The couple are both product designers at Nike and formed Candrian Bell to establish "an emotional connection with the consumer through the use of premium materials, innovative product details and flawless functionality." The case is made from thin, supple leather which means the scroll wheel is fully operational and it has a clear plastic screen protector to prevent scratching. By combining traditional craftsmanship and new technology they've created a handsome yet modern case that should wear in beautifully like a favorite pair of shoes.
$40, sold exclusively at Blake.