I had a client -- now a good friend -- who used the rubber band from Broccoli stalks to hold his credit cards. He also traveled across the US on $2.00 and is the cheapest and smartest man I know. Chuck would die laughing at a 44€ replacement for his rubber band but I like these sexy little cardholders from the little known French company of ideas, Striiiipes. Designed and made in Paris, what's not to like...
I've discussed Striiiipes before here and there. I've made a big deal of the owner, Arthur. And one day soon, I suspect, Striiiipes and Arthur will make it big and the dump trucks of cash will pull up to their doors. Until that day - however - they cannot be expected to go beyond a certain a point. Which means they sell out of stuff fast.
There's a lot more out there for bet. 44 & 62€ but who knows for how long.
And that's what's great about Striiiipes. That what you buy isn't coming at you from every direction. The uniqueness of some every day tool that makes reaching into your pocket for a card that much more exciting. Well, exciting is probably the wrong word. "Awesome." That's the word. Overused hyperbole to define the understated and hushed quiet of gravitas. Thats the contrarian ticket I love. Which would fit into this cardholder but not broccoli