iXi BreakAway Bike

Good-looking – yes. Character – lots of it. But it also folds, uses a greaseless rubber belt drive to keep your slacks clean, and can be outfitted with a range of accessories like a cup or ipod holder. I t’s a perfect run-about for the modern dweller. $2,578 USD Available online at iXi

Leica M7 Camera

A flawless photographic instrument. Classic Leica design with everything one could ask for in a modern 35mm film camera. Ceramic-coated titanium body. Electronic and mechanically controlled shutter speeds. A thing of beauty. $2,400 Amazon.com