Check this out - OOTS! Eco friendly lunchboxes. Yes, they are BPA free and all that jazz. Mostly, they are well designed and good lookin'. I would buy these for the kids and probably use them myself :).
Next back to school item of my dreams is a cultural icon in Japan: the Randoseru backpack, by Hideo Wakmatsu. I can really see why it has achieved icon status! Of course, I love it but I would be surprised if my kids would like it.
I also found this navy color and I just had one kid vote yes. Too bad! Too expensive! ;)
Now these are too cool not to share. These are actually mechanical pencils, though they look like wood. Even cooler? They are different colors. Loving it-
Maybe I could do the pencils.