A different kind of summer flip flop.

Solar Powered Flip Flap Flapper Scooter Vespa Mod

This gadget is so ridiculous it just makes me laugh. It’s based on the flip flopping solar powered flowers that you can put in your window if want your house to be more Pee Wee Herman Playhouse-like. Here’s a video if you still can’t picture these things. Be forewarned — watching them is mesmerizing. What I remember from my own childhood were “drinking birds” which were in their own way solar powered too.

In any case, it’s cheap as chips at £4.75. You can order it from Cosmic Gift’s eBay shop here .

Thanks to Blackie of the Woolybacks SC (North Yorkshire) for this find!

More scooter posh from Jonathan Adler.

Jonathan Adler Scooter Vespa Pink Eyeglass Sunglass Case Silk Ties

Here’s a $42.00 sunglass or eyeglass case from the always stylish (and expensive) Jonathan Adler who obviously has a fondness for scooters. (Good on him!) It’s handmade needlepoint on wool on one side and velvet and the Adler monogram on the back. It’s padded inside and measures 3.5″ X 7″. The ties are silk/cotton and $95.00 each. To see other Adler swag we’ve posted click here .

To see the eyeglass case and the ties, click here.

Minnie the modette.

Minnie Mouse Disney Bow-tique Scooter Vespa Puzzle Mickey Clubhouse

Not only is she clearly a mod but she has a pet cat which is a very progressive pet for a mouse to have … don’t you think?

The first photo shows Minnie on a remote control scooter, the second photo shows a jigsaw puzzle with her beau Mickey and the third is Minnie on a smaller scooter toy with lots of accessories and said cat.

The RC scooter seems to be only available in Europe while the puzzle falls into the category of “rare swag” as I didn’t find a good online source for it. Try searching “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Scooter 35pc Jigsaw Puzzle.” The smaller toy scooter is more widely available.

Love the name of Minnie’s line of toys — “Bow-tique” !

Minnie Remote Control Scooter – £32.99

Fisher-Price Disney’s Minnie’s Motor Scooter – $17

Marks & Spencer for Everyone!

Marks Spencer Cotton PJs Scooter Vespa Red

Right now the esteemed UK-based institution that is Marks & Spencer is doing an international shipping promotion by making shipping to the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand free for a limited time.

With that in mind you might consider this two-pack of mod scooter cotton pjs for ages 18 mos to 8 years. The price ranges from £9.00 to £13.00. One set has a scooter print and the other is a white shirt with striped bottoms for mixing and matching.

Thanks to Alice D. for this find!

marksandspencer.com

Deck chairs at dawn!

Ruth Jackson Art Print

UK artist Ruth Jackson image created this classic image with acrylic paint and Indian ink. Lithographs are then made from the image and printed onto beautiful art quality paper. It is A3 (420mm x 297mm) in size.The prints are sold unframed but fit into an ‘off the shelf’ frame. The print itself is then packaged in a sturdy but very elegant Ruth Jackson branded postal tube. Price is £30.00 not including shipping.

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Swag From Around The World: Chinese Scooter Shirts

Hi there ScooterSwaggers. Happy New Year. Sorry for the lapse in swag-dom. After a busy Christmas, travels and a long bout with the flu, I’m back on the job.

Which brings us to this first post of 2013. Eric E. is a “Long time reader, and collector of all things Vespa” who’s based in Jiaxing, China right now. (That’s in the middle of the Northeast coast.) He found these shirts for sale on the street and like any swagger worth his mettle, couldn’t resist buying them.

I asked him what the scooter scene was like there and this was his reply:

“It’s interesting, in Hong Kong there is pride and style associated with scooters and motorcycles, I saw cafe racers ridden by “rockers” and Vespa/PGO/LML scooters that were washed and waxed. On the mainland they are just basic transportation and as long as they move forward they don’t do anything to fix them. People everywhere riding around at night with no lights, and everything is barely hacked together enough to keep going.”

Eric promises to take photos of anything else he comes across of interest.

Pooped? Get pupped.

While absent mindedly flipping through a pet supply catalog (and why are these always so DOG-centric?) I came across another pair of cute PJ Salvage dog + scooter pajamas. The last pair we featured was a print of a lot of dog breeds a lot of different kinds of scooters. This print is simpler, but it’s definitely more mod and international with French flags, the Union Jack, Old Glory and isn’t that a French bulldog? You can order kids-sized PJs (2T to 10 years old) for $33. And there are several style choices for adults like a long v-neck nightshirt with a button front ($52), a long sleeve top or pants for $50, and $100 for both the top and pants. All are made of a thermal style fabric with 55% cotton and 45% rayon.

Adult sized PJs at PJSalvage-shop.com

Kid sized PJs at Amazon.com