Welcome in year 2017!

Well, the last few months of 2016 I spent making wooden bowls… First product was a present for my fathers’ birthday and as I liked the outcome so much I decided to make one for myself. Inspiration was Kuksa.  But this then led to me making all the Christmas presents out of wood. So, no time left for anything else… A few of the bowls I made:

Back in the office

Well, after two months of cycling I am finally back in my office.

I travelled with my recumbent trike from Slovenia to Portugal and spent there one month cruising around, visiting interesting places.

If you go to Portugal, this should definitely be on your visit list:

  • village Piodao
  • village Monsanto
  • Batalha monastery
  • Ursa beach close to Cabo da Roca

I will need some time to get back on track with my regular job, after what I will resume my work on the RotoWallet project.  Check back in a couple of days for some photos of my trip.

Waiting for myself

And now when I have almost everything I need – one thing still missing I can make myself on our CNC milling machine. Now I am waiting for myself 😉

Days only have 24hours and since I still work on other projects, the time for mine is scarce. Thus this delay in any updates and actually also the reason for – again – postponing my bike trip.

But as I was 40 this May, I promised myself a longer vacation and to cycle from my home towards Portugal. So I am doing everything to finalise all the open projects and start turning pedals as soon as possible. Even if it brings some delay to my own RotoWallet project.

Watch out this space for the next update. And have a great summer!


From prototype to market

I guess you are wondering what I am up to right now and why there are still no photos of the RotoWallet on my blog.

I am in the process of converting a prototype to a serial product. Small series that is, but still. Prototype is one thing, but when you want to start producing, small – expected and of course also unexpected problems turn up. And resolving those might take more time than we’d like. This is exactly what so often happens with Kickstarter projects. As they are mostly fundend still in prototype or even in an early concept stage and when they succeed with possibly even higher backer number than expected, the pressure to bring the final product to market is great as backers often get frustrated with delays.

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So how did I come to slim / minimal wallets?

I am not exactly sure but I think it was actually on Kickstarter a few years back when I first found out about this crowdfunding platform. I saw a slim wallet design and I immediately liked it. As I always have and have had a problem where to put my wallet.

Since then I always liked to check out new development in this field but mostly all these wallet designs offered no solution for carrying coins. So not acceptable for me as I sometimes even have more coins than paper in my wallet 😉 It was finally FusionWallet which solved the coin problem.

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Made in Europe

I am doing everything to ensure RotoWallet will really be “made in Europe“. Not just finalised and assembled by me here in Slovenia but I do not want to order parts from China or any third world countries.


Why? Because I am allergic to seeing “made in China” on almost anything I pick up and very often it could have easily been made in Europe. Even more so when it comes to fruits and vegetables. I do not understand why do we have to import garlic from China as it grows locally and plums from Argentina? Makes absolutely no sense!

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Innovative use of strong magnets

Keplero Luxury wallet can be as thin or as thick as you need it to be. Thanks to their innovative use of strong magnets to stack plates together.

keplero-luxury-walletYou can store cards on either side of each plate and you open up the wallet like a paper folding fan. This makes it easy to find and acces the card you need.

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As thin as possible

There are quite a few variations of the expandable card wallets on the market… These I guess, are the thinnest wallets you can have and they mostly consist of two plates or fronts (of various materials) held together by rubber / silicone o-rings or an elastic band.

carbon-fiber-strap-slimtechSlimtech pictured above has a very simple carbon fiber or aluminum design. You have an option to add a carbon fiber strap for storing banknotes and you may brighten it up a bit with tension straps of various colors. Continue reading As thin as possible

As simple as possible

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Decadent Minimalist wallets are just that. Simple! But this does not mean it was simple to construct/design. The most important feature of this minimalist wallet is definitely the principle how it holds cards in place.

decadent-minimalist-walletThe great thing about it is, it uses the casing itself as a spring to keep cards securely locked inside. Everything made of a single block of aluminum or titanium. Keeping things so simple is not always that easy. So, congratulations are in order!

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