Topics: products

Think I found my soul mate in a wallet

I’ve had some wallets I fell in love with, but they just haven’t held up to what I put them through. Now a few months in, I’m thrilled to say that my Pioneer wallet is everything I was hoping for. It’s simple, functional, and can even withstand me accidentally putting it through the wash. This small SF design studio is bringing it.

Make music human again

I just love this vinyl necklace from Hype Machine. It’s perfect for your better half who’s into the soft crackle of the needle on records and as an added bonus, you’re supporting a team of humans dedicated to sharing great new music with you. For an extra $3/month, you can get exclusive playlists and all the feels of supporting a small business.

Vintage Electric changed my mind about electric bikes

Before last weekend, I hadn’t even tried an electric bike. I don’t like the idea of being a lazy American and appreciate that riding my bicycle allows me to explore my city AND get some exercise. But since I was at Outpost and Vintage Electric Bikes was there, I figured why not give it a shot. And to be honest, I was surprised at how damn fun they were to ride. I tried both fully automatic and pedal-assist models and they handled extremely well on trails, going up steep hills with zero effort. You won’t get much exercise using one, but if you’re just trying to cruise around and get shit done (or have a longer commute) they are a very stylish ride.

Looking into the company a bit deeper, I really dig the craftsmanship and mission of getting people out of their cars. You can buy a hybrid or electric car, but you’re still consuming a crapload of steel and raw materials. These bikes may be a little pricey, but so is owning a car. But with these, it feels like you’re actually taking back your weekend.

Cards for humanity

I’m weird in that I can’t usually get into traditional card games, but I can totally get behind Reflection Cards from Holstee. Aimed at sparking more meaningful conversation between family, friends, or strangers, I love that it encourages moving past small talk and avoiding eye contact. It’s now more than ever that we need to be humans that empathize and have conversations that 280 characters can’t capture.

Pick up a deck or two on the Kickstarter campaign by Wed, August 15.

Hats off to Parks Project

At the risk of turning into a character from Ingrid Goes West, I’m digging these hats from Parks Project celebrating Joshua Tree, Big Sur, and Zion. They’re a little pricey, but each purchase helps support an organization in that area that is committed to doing good.

Check out all the hats and learn more about the partner organizations here.

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