In an effort to convince me to move to the Windy City with him, Matt emailed me a list of cool Chicago design stores that he thought I would like. One on the list is Art Effect, a modern day general store on West Armitage. It really is a modern general store, I found a bunch of useful things to blog about, but I felt a need to focus on the above "Abas" passport covers. Maybe because lately everyone I know is jetting off to France. My friends Katie + Mark are going next week, and so is my other friend Katie who I ran into at a French bistro yesterday, my friend Ashley is headed to the South of France via the Chunnel (she lives in London), and my friend Heather emailed me a few days ago from Charles de Gaulle. Is it because it's Spring? Can I get in on this somehow? Anyway, the passport covers are totally chic and I think they would make an outstanding gift for one of these "friends" that don't take me with them to France. They are available in all the colors shown above as well as yellow for $28 by clicking right here.