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.
Simple to the point natural canvas carry all with undyed horse front leather straps, 2 option button closure and a double canvas bottom. Love how they have added a bit of flair at the top making what could have been square more flair. I see these bags being used as a carryon by both men and women; a great way to prepare for the eventual emptying your bag ritual.
Makr Carry Goods Farm Bag
Very rich looking leather case handmade with strips of sturdy leather. The interior has soft felt pocket lining. I really like these unique efforts and could spend my afternoons browsing markets, in this case Etsy, in search of them. Definitely a conversation starter.
Strappy Macbook Case
I love the contrast between the aluminum handle with the vegetable tanned leather in this briefcase by Bill Amberg. The Rocket Bag is large enough to hold your laptop and other daily office essentials, has internal pocketing for a mobile phone and wallet, and a padded base to help protect the internals from accidental drops. It’s gorgeous now but the leather is only going to look better as it develops its own patina and character over time.
Rocket Bag by Bill Amberg
Made by the beloved Billy Kirk, this passport wallet features beautiful hand-stitched details, hand-oiled leather, and looks that will only improve with time. The interior pocket has a loop closure to keep cash, tickets, and other ephemera in place. I’m certain I would prefer the black to the natural vegetable-tanned pictured above, but what a beauty!
Billykirk Passport Wallet