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Secrid Wallet How it all started

The Cardprotector launched in 2009, but our Secrid journey started over a decade earlier. In the 1990s, we were running our design agency Spirid, when we noticed a shift in the content of our pockets as the first electronic payment systems were introduced in the Netherlands. In 1997, as cash made way for cards, we created our first minimal wallet: the Secrid Bodycard.

Design work for clients such as ING, Maxi Cosi and Quooker remained our focus professionally, but Secrid was always at the back of our minds as we noticed our pockets undergoing a change again in the early 2000s. While smartphones put the world at our fingertips, almost all essential documents shrank to pocket size. We carried less, but what we carried was held dearer than ever before.

The financial crisis hit Europe in 2008 and work from our clients dried up. With 25 years’ experience of working and living together, we felt this was the moment to follow our dream of building our own brand with a vision to change the way people view their pockets. It was then that Secrid shifted from a side project to our main focus.

Since the start of the Secrid journey 20 years ago, we’ve continued to merge our backgrounds in fashion and product design to create pocket-sized essentials, right here in the Netherlands. We are honoured to have won awards and even more by being able to see the number of happy Secrid fans grow throughout the years. Today, our products can be found in over 5,000 selected stores worldwide while we work together with our three children and almost 100 colleagues in a renovated industrial warehouse: a big family home serving as creative centre for new pocket-sized […]

By |2022-05-24T20:43:25+00:00May 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

bedding article

Be sure to change bedding regularly!!!
Bedding is our most intimate partner, but the most intimate may be the one who hurts you the most… You love them and should meet and hug each other every day~
But, honey, you don’t have to pet and love. There is no need for them to “hold the hand of their son and grow old with their son”. Sometimes letting go is also a accomplishment. Be good to yourself, and the bedding should be updated in time. How often?

Frequency of changing pillowcases: 1 ~ 2 weeks
Pillows and quilts are very easy to be contaminated with sweat, saliva, dandruff, dust mites and waste cutin, so they all need to be replaced and clear in time. Pillowcases should be changed and washed every 1-2 weeks. Dry in the sun, not in the shade~
Quilt cover: washing frequency: 2 weeks to 1 month
The changing frequency of quilt covers can be adjusted by season. The temperature is relatively low in winter, and bacteria and the like are not easy to grow. They can be clear once a month. But also with their own joy, you can wash a little harder. If you sweat a lot in summer, it is recommended that you change your clothes at least once in about 2 weeks.
Towel: service life: 3 months
Towels will become dirty and hard after being used for a long time, which will seriously affect our skin health and comfort. Don’t think you are washing towels when you wash your face every day. In fact, the bacteria deep into the fiber gap are difficult to be removed by such a simple way. We need to control the bacteria in the towel by cleaning, exposure to the sun, high-temperature […]

By |2022-02-09T11:54:52+00:00February 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

lighter

Why can Zippo Lighter catch fire in strong wind!
ZIPPO is men’s favorite metal lighter. Zippo’s windproof technology can meet the demand of ignition at any time in any bad weather.
ZIPPO’s fuel is a very stable petroleum extract. The flame generated by its combustion is not only safe and reliable, but also extremely clean.

01
In 1932, American George bresday founded Zippo company in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. At that time, the company mainly represented the sales of cyklon lighters produced in Austria in the United States.
At the beginning of the next year, he improved the appearance design of cyklon and began to produce his own lighter products. The first Zippo was born. The product is named Zippo because bresday likes the word zipper and believes that the sound of opening and closing the cover of a lighter is similar to the pulling and closing of a zipper.
George bresday created the Zippo lighter, which represents male beauty, light sensitivity and heat. In addition to its practicability and windproof beauty, each Zippo is a work of art with collection value.
Zippo lighter has a 0.027 inch thick chrome plated copper cover and a 0.018 inch thick stainless steel lining to form a solid shell of Zippo lighter, which is welded from the upper cover and the lower cover through hinges.
The inner liner of Zippo lighter is made of stainless steel, which is composed of windproof wall, pulley, rivet, cam, cotton, cotton pad, screw, flint and other parts.
The windproof wall and unique air hole design of Zippo Lighter perfectly ensure that each Zippo lighter can keep burning in strong wind environment. In fact, ZIPPO has such strong wind proof ability, which is also the reason why it has such strong wind proof […]

By |2022-02-07T11:03:24+00:00February 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

bedding article

Why is hotel bedding called “linen”?
I wonder if you have heard of the word “linen”? In general, it is a proper term for hotels, but it is strange that there is no grass on the linen. Why do you call it linen?
Linen is a general term for towels, tablecloths, bed sheets, pillowcases, etc. placed in guest rooms by the hotel housekeeping department. Hotel linen generally refers to almost everything related to “cloth” in modern hotels, including bedding, such as bedding, quilt cover, cotton quilt core, bedspread, pillow cover, pillow core, fitted sheet, bed skirt, bed tail pad, protective pad, towel products such as face towel, square towel, bath towel, floor towel, bathrobe, etc., as well as tablecloth napkin, chair cover, platform skirt, shower curtain, etc.

1、 Classification of linen

1. Guest room linen
Bedding, bed sheet, bed skirt, bed cover, bed cushion, quilt cover, quilt core, pillow core, pillow cover, pillow, cushion
Bed end pad / bed end towel, good night towel, down bedding, bedspread, blanket, comfort pad and fitted sheet;
2. Catering linen
Mouth cloth, tablecloth / tablecloth, chair cover, Western food pad, tray pad, table skirt, stage skirt, cup wiping cloth and cup pad;
3. Sanitary linen
Square towel, face towel / towel, bath towel, floor towel, bathrobe / bathrobe, shower curtain, laundry bag, hair dryer bag, headband
Sauna clothes, beach towels;
4. Meeting linen
Table cloth / table cover, table skirt;
5. Curtains
Inner curtain, shading curtain and outer curtain
2、 Difference between hotel linen and home textile products

Hotel linen pays attention to the internal quality control of products. In terms of quality, due to the need to adapt to frequent industrial washing, hotel linen pays more attention to the internal quality indicators of products. Quality deviation, breaking strength, water absorption, washing fastness and rubbing fastness […]

By |2022-01-26T10:42:21+00:00January 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

lighter

Lighters currently on the market
There are few choices in modeling
New breakthrough products
The lighter is a very common small product
How can we carry out innovative design?
With this question
I found 9 good innovative lighter designs
I hope it can bring you new inspiration~

01-dissim / handstand lighter

The world’s first lighter designed for upside down use, and its biggest highlight is its central ring handle design, which is suitable for a variety of scenes and greatly avoids the hot hand problem caused by tilting during use.
02-KNNOX
Design: social design

Knnox lighters are designed to celebrate modern aesthetics and precision handicrafts. It is made by 15 different handpicked British manufacturers. The lighter is made of knnox luxury brass, and the customized sliding mechanism emphasizes the precise details in the production process.
Each knnox lighter is equipped with high-quality flint, wick and stainless steel hexagonal tools. Thanks to 100% British cotton braid, the wick can burn for a long time. In addition, Flint uses a unique high iron alloy mixture to provide generous and reliable sparks. In addition, the combination of technical fibers allows the felt pad to contain a large amount of lighter fluid. It is also equipped with a small pull tab to make it easy to refuel and re wick.
03 moxie # lgnite / emergency flint lighter design: Kenneth macalino

The utility model relates to an emergency flint lighter with a blade, which can produce sparks for ignition. The flint and blade impactor are inserted into each other to protect the blade from weathering, while making the lighter compact and easy to carry. This product is the last resort to create a fire in an emergency outdoor environment. It maximizes convenience and practicability because the small blade has unlimited cutting applications.
04-Flamer
Design: jannik Gotz
Concept […]

By |2022-01-24T10:55:18+00:00January 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

bedding article

“Invisible risk” of bedding
Usually, when we have skin itching, allergies and acne, we may think about whether it is caused by food, clothes and toiletries for the first time, but ignore bedding.
Many people change their clothes every day, but rarely wash their bedding. When sleeping every night, the human body will excrete about 200ml of sweat, especially for people who are prone to sweat at night. Wet and warm conditions are hotbeds for bacteria to breed. Human metabolism will automatically shed dandruff. Not only that, there will be residual grease, saliva and dust on bed sheets and quilt covers. If the cleaning is not timely, bacteria and dust will accumulate more and more, which will endanger health.
There is a lot of rain this year. Thick quilts must be sent to a professional dry cleaner for cleaning before use to avoid mold, dust and mites affecting everyone’s health. In order to protect your health, please wash and care your clothes and bedding~

By |2022-01-14T10:20:14+00:00January 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raincoat

Entering 2022, a new article will take you to a new chapter in the wardrobe.

Rainy days can be said to be the author’s favorite weather, hazy but calm, but if it rains for 300 days a year, just thinking is enough to make people collapse.

Growing up in a city called rain city because it rains 5 / 6 of the year means living in the rain. Maybe you will hate it or like it, but one thing is certain anyway: it will rain tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. In this context, a brand named Norwegian rain was born.

14 years ago, Alexander Helle, who studied business, left Milan and returned to his hometown Bergen to find t-michael, a designer with the same brand and has been a Menswear designer for 17 years. In order to overcome such conditions, the two people who also live in Bergen and are surrounded by rain every day decided to jointly create a brand and sell only one type of clothes, namely raincoats.

“Raincoat” is the main axis of the brand, but it is not just a raincoat, but rises to a certain philosophy and spirit to make everyone rethink the relationship with nature and rain. Designer t-michael once said, “we decided at the beginning that the raincoat should not just look like a raincoat. In addition to being waterproof, it should have a certain attitude behind it, and it has a certain style that can let people integrate into their own style.”

In the past 10 years of brand development, there have been numerous awards. We must not mention their city. Through this natural laboratory and observing everyone living here, we can better understand what functionality a competent “raincoat” should have […]

By |2022-01-13T10:34:44+00:00January 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

bedding article

Bedding is our most intimate partner, but the most intimate may be the one who hurts you the most… You love them and should meet and hug each other every day~

But, honey, you don’t have to pet and love. There is no need for them to “hold the hand of their son and grow old with their son”. Sometimes letting go is also a accomplishment. If you are good to yourself, the bedding should be updated in time. So how often?

List of service life of home textile products

Pillowcase: change and wash frequency: 1 ~ 2 weeks
Pillows and quilts are very easy to be contaminated with sweat, saliva, dandruff, dust mites and waste cutin, so they all need to be replaced and clear in time. Pillowcases should be changed and washed every 1-2 weeks. Dry in the sun, not in the shade~
Quilt cover: washing frequency: 2 weeks ~ 1 month
Quilt covers can be changed and washed seasonally. The temperature is relatively low in winter. Bacteria and the like are not easy to grow. They can be clear once a month. But also with their own joy, you can wash a little harder. If you sweat a lot in summer, it is recommended to change your clothes at least once in about 2 weeks.
Towel: service life: 3 months
Towels will become dirty and hard after long use, which will seriously affect our skin health and comfort. Don’t think you are washing towels when you wash your face every day. In fact, the bacteria deep into the fiber gap are difficult to be removed by such a simple way. We need to control the bacteria in the towel by cleaning, exposure to the sun, high-temperature cooking and so on. […]

By |2022-01-12T01:38:55+00:00January 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

lighter

ZIPPO
21 kinds of spare parts, 109 processes

Safe fuel, easy to ignite and windproof

On the quality of Zippo, I quote my brothers’ evaluation of it: “three years is a new machine, ten years is a running in, and there is no overhaul in a hundred years.”

Strong design, durability and excellent windproof performance are the impression of Zippo to many people.

ZIPPO’s special material and manufacturing technology are far from comparable to ordinary lighters.

The inner core of this fine mechanical lighter, which has 21 kinds of parts and needs 108 processes, has hardly changed in the past 90 years.

*Structural drawing of Zippo inner core

The shell is pressed by brass coil, and the inner tank is made of white steel.

The connection adopts three small and two large, irregular welded hinges combined together, which gives the lighter an extremely smooth opening force.

The unique chimney type windproof cover, combined with the design of 16 windproof holes, will not be affected even in winter and windy weather.

In addition to having high-quality windproof performance, the key technology of Zippo Lighter lies in the fireworks itself.

Different from other brands of lighters, ZIPPO is not a gas lighter. Its fuel is a very stable petroleum extract.

The flame generated by its combustion is not only safe and reliable, but also cleaner, low odor and no pollution.

The way of ignition is also retro. The diamond texture ignition wheel has enough friction, which not only has the feel, but also has the tone.

Zippo Lighter wheel manufacturing process is still the top secret of Zippo company today

You can feel the grinding wheel sound of “chucking chucking” every time you start a fire.

There are clear lettering at the bottom, which represents the place of origin, production time, production plant

The letter […]

By |2022-01-07T10:21:53+00:00January 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

lighter

When it comes to lighters, we have to mention Zippo, the “bar handle” in the lighter industry, which fascinates countless men.

Because the sales are too hot, many businesses value business opportunities and make fake goods for profit. Although the price is relatively cheap, the quality is very poor.

Zippo Lighters recommended to your brothers and sisters today are all imported from the United States. Zippo is officially authorized. It has complete customs declaration qualification and supports anti-counterfeiting inspection. You don’t have to worry about buying fake goods.

*Official authorization of Zippo in the United States

And each one is very classic, carrying the black crack paint of World War II culture; The popular red Fortune Cat nowadays; Limited Edition tangcao is in my heart.

Whether it’s for collection, personal use or giving away, you can feel its full force when you get it. If you place an order now, the limited edition tangcao is nearly 200 yuan cheaper than the flagship store in my heart.

ZIPPO
It’s been burning with a lighter for 90 years
What magic does it have?

Different from the “small and exquisite” lighters on the market, Zippo Lighters give people an incomparable “tough man” feeling from the inside to the outside.

The copper outer cover forms its hard shell, and the inner tank composed of cam, flint and cotton is slightly retro, but the moment the cam is turned, there is more wildness between electro-optic flint.

ZIPPO, founded in 1932, became the military supplies of the U.S. Army during World War II. Its excellent windproof performance in a dozen is well-known among soldiers.

Since the last century, ZIPPO has appeared in 2000 films, large and small, such as the godfather, Casablanca, tiger courage and dragon power.

Just ask, who saw Zippo being played […]

By |2022-01-06T11:00:09+00:00January 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments