Mark Bramley had 2 days to himself in Tokyo so decided to take about 10,000 photos.
Taking inspiration from traditional Indonesian batik prints this feminine laptop bag from NokHoo mingles birds, butterflies, beading and hand embroidery to create a smart look. The DeLoverly has many features I look for in a laptop bag including great materials, padding for your laptop and multiple pockets to keep gadgets and business knick knacks organized. The detachable iPhone pouch is a great touch.
Nicole Roberts, the owner and designer, created her line out of frustration in finding a laptop bag that married both form and function – a similar story to many I have heard. Prior to starting NokHoo Nicole spent two years living in Thailand where she learned some Thai., absorbed the local culture and hunted down specific threads in tiny, crowded alleys in Bangkok.
DeLoverly Laptop Backpack
Patagonia’s Maximum Legal Carry-On is a soft-sided bag made from recycled fabric (1,200-denier polyester) with a durable water repellent finish which will hold about 3-5 days’ worth of clothing. It features a backpack carrying option, a main compartment with convenient ‘book like’ access, dirty clothes or laptop sleeve, and importantly easy access pockets to carry your passport and the essential gadgets. Zippers and seems look ok. This is an attractive bag with an unfortunate boxy look.
Vaja’s latest leather case for the iPad comes as a two-piece leather hardshell which can be customized by a range of colors. With a detachable front cover you can continue to protect your iPad while in use; most accidents are likely to occur while it’s in your hands. I’ve had the pleasure of trying their products in the past and the materials felt amazing. This is a beautiful and elegant container for your iPad.
Vaja iVolution iPad Case
Originally designed to carry their excellent Lightning Vest, Dargelos’ Belt Pouch would make an excellent container for your iPhone or similarly sized device. They are made from water proof fabric scraps with a reflective trim and are available in three colors/ materials. Great for riding or other times when carrying a brick in your pocket isn’t comfortable.
Dargelos Belt Pouch
While I have a feeling I might be disappointed in the build quality if viewed in person I do love the look of this new backpack from Brooklyn Industries; especially the contrast between the yellow and gray. The tarp courier featires two front zippered pockets, padded shoulder straps and an interesting roll-up top with velcro and strap closure.
Brooklyn Industries Tarp Courier
Designer Giles Miller inventive Brown Paper Bag, made from corrugated cardboard, is an elegant and eco-friendly showcase. I love the contrasts between the materials.
These bags are hand assembled from part recycled and partly sustainably sourced cardboard. The card has been cut at steep angles to leave a surface of elegant swirls on the surface of the piece. The bags open by simply releasing one fastener on either side at the top of the case, and these trustworthy fasteners will guarantee the safety of the contents when the bag is clicked shut.
The contrasting material selection leaves the card elevated to a platform of exclusivity by the thick leather strap and chrome buckle fasteners. These bags have been coated with a fine layer of water resistant spray to protect against the elements, and this bag is certainly one to be taken out and showcased.
Assembled by hand in the UK, this product uses minimal energy costs in production.
Brown Paper Bag, Giles Miller of Farm UK.
This bag from Diesel reminds me of one of my favorites, the classic army duffle. Mine was large, ugly and almost indestructible. This more modest in size and far more attractive. But both are versatile, the mark of any good bag, and perfect for people like me who want to throw clothes in a bag for a last minute get away. The Diesel Upright Soft Leather Duffle Bag is made from leather, has red contrast stitching on the bottom and two straps to allow you carry the load evenly on both shoulders.
Diesel Upright Soft Leather Duffle Bag
Handmade in Wisconsin of vegetable tanned leather the Kenton Sorenson Laptop Portfolio expands to fit your 15-inch laptop, along with magazines, newspapers and other analog bits. The bag has an inside pocket for a slim wallet and their signature closure can’t be beat. Though not purpose built, it’s almost 6 inches too long, this might make a great bag to carry your newly purchased iPad with a few extras inside. Bags like this only get better with use over time.
Kenton Sorenson Laptop Portfolio
While it may not inspire, the Orion Suitcase by Hermès Design Director Gabriele Pezzini does have wonderful functional and aesthetic properties. To provide resistance to wear and tear, the Orion Suitcase has a brushed aluminum shell with an interior surface reinforced with carbon and kevlar. The leather handles and straps are an attractive contrast and offer an homage to the Hermès travel world – I alway appreciate the look of leather set against aluminum. The interior is lined with leather and it’s two handles allow you to carry it horizontally or vertically.