Contributing Blogger Tiffany Chu: If your second home is the library and your first home the studio desk, there's probably an academic cornucopia of design supplies that you've been yearning for all semester. For those of us who've been toiling away for final reviews and have only begun thinking about the holidays, here are some picks for your fellow design scholars.
The Bitmap collection derives tis name from the digital compression of images, with pixelated paterns woven in cotton with a touch of nylon for stretch. Available in four reversible colorways.
The lastest in the things-that-masquerade-as-other-things brigade is this USB stick from Japanese design firm Nendo. We have a habit of misplacing our regular thumb drives and this pipsqueak of a paperclip is even more likely to face that fate, but it's an interesting concept none the less.
Travel back in time to 1955 with this bronze and chrome clock by mid-century design legend George Nelson. The diameter of the Star clock reaches 24"—be sure to reserve for roomier walls.
Small but Powerful
Charge your iPhone 5 on the road with the Belkin Car Charger with included Lightning to USB cable. Get unlimited play and standby time with the low-profile design that sits flush in your dash.
Like a spy pen that doubles as a stealthy camera, these ceramic charm necklaces do unsuspecting double duty as data-carrying thumb drives.
The Union Design Festival is a continuation of the Capsule Design Festival, and focuses on original independent creations produced by SF Bay–based designers. There will be clothing, bags, hats, accessories, jewelry, kids' and baby clothing, inspired t-shirts, paper goods, glass work, and a few other odds and ends.
Enjoy the smooth sound of vintage vinyl from the comfort of home, or record your records as MP3s onto a USB drive and take them with you on the go; This nifty turntable from Crosley allows you to do both, and finally bring all those rare B-Sides you've collected into the digital age. Also features an AM/FM stereo and playback for prerecorded MP3s.