Wooden accessories are very trendy at the moment, may it be personal or gadget accessories, using wood as the main material in an accessory gives it a beautiful texture and warm natural feel.

We’ve already featured these wallets by Haydanhuya, and they were kind enough to send me a wallet to try out.

A lot of people still find the concept of a wood wallet an odd one, and they seem to agree that it’s one of those items that look good but are not quite as usable or practical as they claim to be. Well, I personally believe it all depends on the design of the wallet itself, and not necessarily the ‘wood’ part of it.

Haydanhuya’s wallets are handmade from a solid piece of lime wood. They’re made as limited edition pieces, and each wallet comes with a authenticity certification that includes the edition number of your wallet and your name. The edition of the wallet will be engraved on the back, too.

The wallet I received is the Woodwallet O . The material of it is pretty solid, and it’s well-made. I was able to comfortably fit in three cards and a few folded bills in it. What I really like about this design in particular is the hole in the middle which makes it really easy to slide out your cards with a simple push with your thumb. And I was actually surprised that the cards and bills stayed securely in place even though it lacks the leather strip their original Wood wallet has.

This type of wallet isn’t recommended for people who keep their wallets in their back pockets. Otherwise, it doesn’t feel as bulky as you’d imagine it to be. It makes a great cardholder to keep in your bag as well.

What I’d like to see is perhaps the ability to customize the wallets with a name, just to give it more of a personalization along with the edition number.  Overall, I’m quite happy with the Haydanhuya wallet, and highly recommend it as a solid cardholder.

Please visit http://www.haydanhuya.com to see all their wallets, and you can see some ‘making of’ photos of the wallets here: http://haydanhuya.tumblr.com/

 

WoodWallet O – $45 Buy it here

If you’re in need of some great business cards, then you’re in luck, because today we’re giving away a set of 250pc die-cut business cards to a lucky ready, courtesy of our friends at Uprinting.

Uprinting.com is a leading online printing company that lets you create and design your own cards, posters, flyers, postcards, stickers.. you name it!

Today, you have a chance to win your own customized die-cut business cards. You’ll get to design your own cards using Uprinting’s online design tool, or you can upload your own artwork to be used. You’ll get to choose from the following sizes:

2 x 3.5″ Rounded Corners,
2×2″ Rounded Corners,
1.75×3.5″ Rounded Corners,
2×3.5″ Leaf,
2×3.5 Rounded one corner,
2×3.5″ Half Circle Side,
and 2×3.5″ Oval, 2.5″ Circle

And choose from the following paper:
14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated.

So it’s pretty customizable! And by the way, these die-cut cards can be used in any way you want. To give you some ideas, you can use them as a mini-invitations,small greeting cards, name tags… feel free to get creative!

To enter the giveaway, simply enter your info in the PunchTab form below. The winner will be chosen randomly but you’ll get a chance to earn some extra entries to increase your odds.

This giveaway is open to U.S residents only.

 

“Triple-decker stashes finery in clear acrylic stackable tiers. Inner rounds hold rings, earrings, tiny things. Outer rings display watches, bracelets, necklaces.” $19.95 Buy it here

Bamboo Water Bottle
A stylish, eco-friendly and super cool water bottle to replace your dull plastic one. The bottle is constructed from glass interior bottle that is shielded with a bamboo layer. Press down the leak-proof BPA free plastic flip top to reveal a spout for easy sipping. The bottle can be used for hot drinks, as well.  Buy it here

Walls 360 creates on-demand, high quality wall graphics for artists, designers and brands from all over the world. Those are not your usual vinyl wall decals that are hard to apply and can only be used one time. Walls 360‘s wall graphics are re-positionable, very easy to apply and have a fabric feel to them so they don’t easily rip or break, and the colors on them don’t fade. Honestly, of all the wall graphics I’ve tried, Walls 360‘s are by far the best!

Walls 360‘s latest collaboration is with Moshi Monsters, a video game of virtual world of monsters that kids world wide are simply addicted to! In celebration of the launch of the Moshi Monsters wall graphics, our friends at Walls 360 are giving one lucky reader a set of Moshi Monsters wall graphics!

 

To enter the giveaway, simply enter your info in the PunchTab form below (It won’t be shared with anyone, promise!). The winner will be chosen randomly, but you can increase your odds by earning extra entries, so make sure you use those!

You can check out Moshi Monsters X Walls 360‘s sets here: http://www.walls360.com/MoshiMonsters

Also make sure you check out Walls 360‘s entire wall graphics collection, which includes some awesome video games graphics, pop culture graphics, vintage posters and much more!