Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen
shares some of his favorites for holiday giving.
What an honor to give readers the inside story of an American masterpiece, thanks to our collaboration with the Library of Congress. It’s our way of conveying history, as David McCullough says, as interesting as it actually was. More inside scoop for you: our JFK book is the same size as Lincoln. Pair them and give the backstory of two of America’s most iconic speeches.
In this era of high technology, we bring you the heritage technologies—paper, wood, and in this case, leather—that make tablets and other marvels ever more pleasurable to use. There’s lots of room in this leather bag to keep your iPad in its cover, plus pockets for chargers and earbuds.
3. Circa Mezzo Foldover Notebook
In the future, will paper notebooks be obsolete? As I learned reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, the easiest way to predict the future is to create it. So we are creating the future of notebooks by designing them to be more functional and beautiful than ever before. Give the joy of heritage technology from Levenger.
4. Levenger Staff iPad Tote
Economical, yet the quality is still there. We wouldn’t offer it any other way.
5. Proust’s Questionnaire Board Game
Speaking of staff, our resident game testers hooted and hollered so loudly the day they played Proust, we knew we had a winner. Think you know your friends well? Maybe not—and you’ll get lots of laughs finding out. (No prior knowledge of Proust required, thank goodness for me.)
One glance and you just know this classic tobacco leather is going to gain character over the years. Tablets will come and go. This case will go on getting better. Beautifully made in England.
7. SoHo Tech Protector
We may work in the cloud, but we still work on tablets and other gravity-grounded devices. This cushy microfiber saves your electronic cargo from hard knocks. A cool way to show you care.
It’s the lap of leather luxury and right now, at a price as irresistible as this soft leather. Here’s how to curl up and read with your e-reader.
It’s not just tablets that get pillow pampering at Levenger. This bolster pillow is for the humans, especially the breed that loves dogs. I smile every time I read this poochly poem that E.B. White wrote. Who knew that the beloved author of pigs, spiders and little mice also loved dogs?
10. Tusting Messenger Bag
British tradition at its best—a nubuck leather made for the ages, and made to hold up to the needs of the age. It’s as much briefbag as messenger, as much investment as purchase. Score major points in your gift giving with this one. And while there will always be an England, where this is made, there won’t always be a supply of this limited-edition bag.
10 + 1. True Writer Kyoto
How can it be a Levenger List without a fine pen? This is my favorite True Writer at the moment. What’s yours? http://www.flickr.com/photos/15939353@N00/sets/72157619749511075/