Oughton Limited make a range of waxed canvas bags with leather trim and bronze fittings. These are exquisite bags inspired by a “life lived with horses” and the need for a lighter alternative to the tack trunks used by equestrians.
The line began with the Tacktrunk Bag. Daphne Markcrow, founder of the line, describes the beginning, “I designed it for my own use and had it made by a saddle maker out of waxed canvas and leather. I also loved the look and functionality of the materials. Waxed canvas turned out to be the ideal fabric for luggage: lightweight yet very strong, breathable yet waterproof. I loved that the fabric had history too.
A bag like this is designed to last making it perfect for the wear and tear of traveling. The Overnight Bag II pictured above (there is an Overnight Bag I without the white blaze on the side) is sized at the maximum airplane carry-on size and features tan nylon lining, a dust bag for storage and an 8 inch handle drop. The handles and stress points are reinforced. Oughton bags would make a great heirloom.
I love how these look.
Oughton Limited Bags
Made from re-purposed WWII back packs with Mule Belt as shoulder strap, Temple’s design of their Weekend Duffle is a wonderful expression of craftsmanship and history. Replete with natural canvas lining and appropriate leather ID badge, these would be fantastic for the rigors of any weekend getaway. Unfortunately these are for inspiration only as the limited batch has been sold. Keep an eye out for something similar from Temple as these look fantastic.
Temple Weekend Duffle Bag
Between the New York Times, and Accuweather.com’s great iPhone app, I get just about all the weather coverage I could possible need. But I’m a sucker for elegant text based interfaces and slight attempts at humor which is why Simple weather is now my favorite means of finding out how it’s going to feel when I step outside in the morning. The main screen displays the current local weather conditions while sliding the screen to the left reveals a 3 day forecast 1 day at a time. Fun and works well on the road.
Simple Weather for iPhone (links to web but will open iTunes).
It’s not that new but a great piece of kit for travel. Apples overdue update to its entry level Macbook may bring it up to speed with it’s pro counterparts but it’s those white smooth edges that have my attention. Beautiful. The new MacBook features a rugged polycarbonate unibody design, with a non-slip surface, which withstands the rough and tumble of your mobile lifestyle. Though I pay less attention than in the past, an LED-backlit 13.3-inch display, a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA 9400M graphics and Apple’s latest built-in battery round out the tech. features. This for a price not much more than an unlocked iPhone.
Apple Unibody Macbook
The choice of materials is one of the main draws for this case. Carbon Fiber has an excellent strength-weight ratio making it a great choice where you need protection without the inconvenience of carrying something as heavy as an aluminum tube in your pocket. The Gorilla Case is extremely light yet very strong and look very striking. Aesthetically they are a great match to the iPhone and they do protect it well. You may find the tightness of the fit between iPhone and case a bit disconcerting at first but it will loosen just enough to allow for easy removal with the nylon strap.
Gorilla Cases for iPhone
The Berlin Weekend Bag by Knomo London is a large, lightweight duffle bag made from a water resistant coated canvas and full hide leather trim. It features 2 external waterproof zippered pockets for your travel documents and other on-the-go essentials, a lockable zipper closure, soft fabric lining and a waterproof shoe pocket at the bottom. A stylish bag for your travels. Knomo have some beautiful iPhone pouches as well.
Knomo Berlin Weekend Bag
For those of you who love to travel, who want to carry a piece of home around with you, or are just collectors of maps, this sterling pendant features a map of Stockholm, Sweden from an antique world atlas.
The map is held in a custom setting (just over 2cm wide) behind magnifying resin and hangs from a linen cord with a sterling silver clasp. The silver pendant is oxidized for an urban/antiqued sort of finish.
While she has a number of city maps set in pendants for sale she can create a custom pendant of your favorite city. A great way to remember a particular destination and keep it close to your heart.
Anne Holman’s Stockholm Sweden Pendant
New bags from Freitag. The F76 Leo – portrait and F77 Ben – landscape will fit your 13″ MacBook or 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro. Freitag bags, water proof and almost indestructible, are made from used car seat belts and truck tarpaulins.
F76 LEO & F77 BEN
I love the results that occur when you juxtapose the warmth of vintage fabric with cold modern devices. It somehow seems to humanize device like the iPhone all the more. The iSockit is handmade with repurposed English wool tweed fabric and vintage button. The case features a front pocket, perfect for your pencils, business cards, with button type closure.
Made to fit all iPhone models, iPod touch and the iPod Classic
Vintage Tweed Case for iPhone
So much of what we buy today, even those items that are designed well, are after a time thrown away. They lose their ‘value’ quickly. They lack the quality and style that doesn’t get weak with the passage of time. Gathering inspiration from the leather upholstery of classic English sports cars like the E-type Jaguar, the Bentley Continental or the Jensen CV8, the Modern Traveller series are incredibly beautiful bags that you want to care for and cherish; an artifact that stays within your family for more than a generation.
The Bristol Suitcase’s exterior is composed of lightweight smooth calf or perforated calfskin and features 2 zipped external pockets, a detachable cotton webbing shoulder strap, hidden shoulder strap fasteners and twin slider metal zip. The interior features a bright red cotton drill lining, elasticated suit restrainers and leather hanging loops. Just large enough to fit a man’s jacket flat.
Bristol Suitcase from the Modern Traveller collection