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Unsatisfied with the design of both traditional wallets (too bulky and expensive) and compact wallets (not good at carrying cash), the folks from Capsule wallets turned to Kickstarter. Once the clientele was found, they turned to Dwell on Design to show off their creation. The Capsule Minimalist has been something of a hit—the blue edition is currently sold out.  

Before you turn up your nose, consider that the handmade, full-grain leather wallet features the CashStrap—a simple way to store and get your bills out. The front slot holds one to two frequently used cards and the top sleeve another two to four cards. Narrow down the contents to what you really need and the Minimalist is your friend, your enforcer of a new no-more-than-you-need mantra, and suddenly that annoying pocket bulge has been downsized.

The Minimalist starts at $50 ($65 for uncoated Brazilian leather gray version) at capsulewallets.com.



If you've been wondering why designers have taken to cork so heartily in recent years, the Kickstarter page for the Subrr wallet sumarizes its benefits well. "Cork is as durable as leather but water resistant, and harmless. Cork oak intakes 5x more CO2 when regenerating harvested bark." California's Subrr has a Kickstarter campaign going for the wallet, available in two versions and two types of cork. The designs themselves, each hold up to 10 cards and one version has three compartments, also encourage simplicity—basically you can't carry more than you need. They've also got a cork iPhone back—available through the same campaign.

Support the Subrr wallet now on Kickstarter.



The gents at Machine Era Co., like many before them, set out to make a new kind of wallet. They wanted something slim, something clean and something functional—y’know, the typical narrative. But what they came up with is anything but.

The company’s new Machine Era Wallet is a slick minimalist take on the common wallet made from your choice of fully machined flat black aluminum or solid brass. Secure your cards and cash with a simple elastic band, and there you have it—a super clean, simple design that’s tough as nails. It’s also worth mentioning it’s made entirely in ye olde U.S. of A.

In support of the project, the Richmond, Virginia-based company launched a Kickstarter that was successfully backed in five hours. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the early bird specials. Read up on the full specs and back the project below.

Back the Project on Kickstarter. It ends on Thursday, September 5 at 1:39pm.