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Victorinox Tomo

Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army knife, have given this classic pocket companion a modern makeover with the Tomo series. Featuring a sleek rectangular shape and a fresh color line, Tomo is a unisex accessory that can slip into a pocket or be tucked into a pocketbook alike. The new design of this classic pocket knife doesn’t compromise its function — the familiar grouping of blade, nail file with cleaner, and scissors are all there. Tomo, which means “companion” or “friend” in Japanese (is it too Scarface to call your knife “friend”?), was designed by Kazuma Yamaguchi, whose work appears in design shops under the label ABITAX. Tomo comes in a beautiful carrying pouch made of 100% recycled and reusable pulp. While a nice touch, perhaps the white leather pouch option (available for $13.00 USD) is a more durable option for those days when you find yourself in a bit of trouble and need to try out some sweet MacGyver moves. Available for $24.00 USD.

Slice Beauty Tools

For over 25 years, Michael Graves Design Group has designed products from watches to wine glasses. The firm’s latest collaboration is a line of beauty tools for Slice, a manufacturer of an award-winning collection of designer cutting tools for home, school, office, and industry. The initial 12 designs are the result of a two year collaboration between Michael Graves and Slice, and include six different models of precision tweezers, as well as nail scissors, cuticle scissors, fingernail clippers, toenail clippers, a ceramic nail file, and a cosmetic pencil sharpener. The tweezers and cosmetic pencil sharpener will be available online in the beginning of August at, with additional beauty products launching at end of January 2012. Based on the concept of river stones, the red and stainless steel colored pieces are comfortable to hold in the hand and feature advanced materials such as ceramics, DuPont Hytrel, and German blades. Pieces range from $9.99 to $19.99; Slice donates a minimum 1% of all sales to help fund Autism research.