Vespa Caballet Bench Seat

Emiliana Design is a Barcelona Spain based design firm and created this seat as part of a limited series in 2004 dedicated to all the scooters the designers have ridden over the years. “The Vespa Cavallet – 0 km” is still available in their online store for 485 Euro. The base varies according which seat you choose but all are made of redwood and are suitable for one or two people. For the craftier ones out there, I see a future of routers being readied! Wear your eye protection.

Thanks to Cassie for this find!

Have any $/£ left after the holidays?

Here’s a new wallet to help you keep what little money you may have left. Designed by Kansas City based Zach Trover for Tiny Meat, it’s $16. The new Tiny Meat wallets feature images on both the inside and out. They are made out of shiny and durable thick vinyl with one large pocket and 4 smaller pockets for credit cards and IDs. The size is 3.75 x 4.25 inches closed. (There is combined shipping on multiple orders.)

Thanks to Jessica S. for this find!

My Funny Valentine.

Laughing Elephant is a design firm in Seattle and they have this charming little fellow available as a blank greeting card (perfect for Valentine’s Day which is quickly approaching) and also as a Giclee art print, suitable for framing. The greeting card is printed on nice white stock and measures 7″ high and 5″ wide and is $3.00. The Art print measures in at 14″ high and 11″ wide and is $9.95. I think our hero has just won a race (hence the bubbly and the flowers) but I like to think of him as on his way to woo. You know how those Lambretta boys are . . . ; )

Thanks to Scoot! Magazine for the find. The card was featured in April Whitney’s “Collector’s Corner” feature in the December 2010 issue.

The Pet Shop Boys Girls.

Available for $20, this new toy is part of the very popular “Littlest Pet Shop” line. And because the copy is so hilarious, I feature it here:

“A fun and fashionable girl like your BLYTHE figure has lots of places to go – so this cute Littlest Pet Shop Blythe Loves Littlest Pet Shop – Scooter is the perfect choice! Put her adorable Corgi dog on the scooter with her and send your BLYTHE figure zipping and zooming off to her next destination. Will she and her pet stop by a “boutique” or a little “shopping”? Or maybe a “cafe” for a “snack”? The possibilities are practically endless with a speedy scooter vehicle like this!
And all this time I thought I was a good kitty mama. Never once have I offered them a choice between “snack” or “shopping”. ; )

Thanks to Babette (and her two helpful Pet Shop lovin’ daughters!) for this find.

Shiny scooters help you stay organized for the tax season?

We’ve featured several gift items from the Japanese design firm Midori (highly detailed scooter magnets and mini clips) but I think these paper clips are my favorites by far. They’re $7.85 for a pack of 30. And there are a lot of other designs including (sigh!) bunnies.

Thanks to Scoot! Magazine for the find. These were in April Whitney’s “Collector’s Corner” feature in the December 2010 issue.

Midori Scooter Clips

Happy Shiny Shiny New Year.

And to mark 2011, here’s a shiny bauble. It’s a bead charm and is $30.00. It’s .925 sterling silver and has a threaded interior that fits most European charm bracelets. I like the fact that since it’s a bead, it’s probably a lot harder to lose than a charm dangling off a necklace! Thanks to TJ (a soon-to-be fellow scooterist) for this find in “Delightful Daisy” — his own online store: