For most of my life a wallet was something I treasured little more than an umbrella or gym bag, that is, whatever got the job done was fine by me. Then a few years ago my wife gave me this impeccably designed Time to Swim wallet from db clay and I was floored by how beautiful and perfect it was, so much so that I’ve owned no other brand of wallet since (currently sporting this puppy). db clay is helmed by Portland-based designer and entrepreneur Garett Stenson who endured a number of hardships due to the recent financial crisis and was forced to temporarily cease wallet production, however he’s recently cranked things up again and a new series of five ultra-thin wallets called LINE 0.0 (my two favorites shown above) is now available for pre-order via a Kickstarter project. I’m not a particularly fashionable person, but I get questions about my wallet every week.
A great shirt from Paperwhite Studio in New York. They have a bunch of fill in the blank products too. (via svpply)
Artist Michael C. Goodward constructed this fine pair of prickly britches using roughly 6,500 individual steel nails. Oh dear god ouch. (via saatchi)
Wearable Lettering is a project by designer Amandine Alessandra. She also created this nifty clock and website for Optimus Kanguru Kolors using the same concept of wearable typography. (via quipsologies)
I am by no means a jewelry aficionado, though I did stay up late as a child watching reruns of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, and I once owned an honest-to-god metal detector that helped be locate enough rusty nails to build a house. I think that gives me enough cred to post these rings by Japanese designer Yasushi Jona. The rings are new, but have been corroded to look as if just scooped up from a shipwreck on the sea floor. One even contains an embedded shotgun shell. (via lost at e minor)
Flinchy is a great new t-shirt company right here in Chicago from Jay Ryam (previously), Diana Sudyka, Tom Stack and a few other talented folks.
I have no clue what I would wear these with, or what event they would be appropriate for, but these are pretty awesome regardless. Available on Etsy for $17/pair. (via coolhunting)