Baggu Produce Bag
Written by Katie on August 23, 2010. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on August 23, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on August 10, 2010. Permalink
Utilitarian bags are always handy to have around. Whether you use this one for your everyday needs or just for market trips, the heavy weight 16oz canvas will hold up to the task at hand. Best of all, at $20, you could afford to get a few.
16″h x 10″w x 5.5″d
16oz recycled cotton canvas.
Update: The BAGGU website looks like it’s a little messed up at the moment, but you can try emailing them at info(at)baggu.com or calling them at 800 605 0759 for a list of retailers. I found several at Fabrica Verde but let me know if there are others out there. 02/06/12.
Purchase Information:Price: $19.00
Written by Katie on June 30, 2010. Permalink
If you need a heavy duty bag, check out this carbon fiber bag. It’s super light (under 3 lbs) but very sturdy, and, as an extra plus has that undercover/cool look about it. The briefcase (below) is also worth considering.
Written by Simon on June 28, 2010. Permalink
I recently came across these awesome bags at the Moma Design Store in New York, but for some reason they’re not available at their online store. Luckily you can buy them directly from the designer. Anyways, the La.Ga is a Tyvek bag available in various custom prints. Tyvek feels like paper but is waterproof, tear-resistant, and because it’s plastic, recycleable. The large size of the bag and colourful graphics certainly make a bold statement. Be sure to check out their store to see the other styles.
Shown La.Ga Bags: NYC, Marilyn, Letraset
Purchase Information:Price: €50.00
Written by Katie on June 18, 2010. Permalink
Still searching for an appropriate lunch container? This box/bowl seems to have everything you’d need, a ‘glass like’ lid, sauce pot and dipping area, and inner dish for splitting food. Maybe perfect for salad and/or heating up food, perhaps. A fork/knife completes the package.
Made from polypropylene and copolyester (BPA free).
Purchase Information:Price: $21.99
Written by Katie on June 16, 2010. Permalink
100% wool felt with protective bumps makes these colorful sleeves handy for e-readers or laptops, and the fact that they’re by MIO makes them even better (because they’re nice guys).
Designed by Jaime Salm and Brian Kelly, manufactured by MIO
No longer available.
Written by Simon on May 27, 2010. Permalink
Make from 100% recycled leather, Re-fill is a practical and stylish collection of small leather goods hand-crafted in Italy. Choose from wallet, credit card holder, or key case. I’d love to see these in person because from the picture it totally looks like felt.
Purchase Information:Price: €60.00
Written by Katie on May 26, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on May 24, 2010. Permalink
Utilitarian materials and a simple design set this sleeve apart from the pack. At first the no-zipper worried me a little, but upon further inspection the elastic bands seem to do the job just fine. It’s really the materials that stand out though- asphalt grey felt with a large vegetable-tanned leather pocket give a natural feel, which is a nice balance to the device they protect.
Also check out their other various cases at hardgraft.com, especially their iPad Case (59.00 EUR) and Phone Case (45.00 EUR). (I’m also sort of considering buying their kindle case, as most I’ve seen online are sort of boring.)
Purchase Information:Price: €79.00
Written by Katie on May 18, 2010. Permalink
You probably recognize this text from all the plastic bags you’ve seen it on, right? Well, now you can thank yourself for shopping each and every time you use this reusable tote. For anyone that is die-hard enough to care, the design is copied exactly as the original (the last “s” is upside down).
Made in the USA of natural organic Grade A canvas
16.5″ x 16.”
Written by Katie on May 10, 2010. Permalink
We’ve posted laptop sleeve envelope lookalikes before (see Undercover and Interoffice sleeves) but this leather version takes it up a notch. It certainly has a finer look to it than the previous noted sleeves, and will be a nod to the manila envelope without being mistaken for one. Call me crazy, but I almost prefer the other ones simply because they are more ‘undercover’ and affordable.
Small will fit the MacBook 13″ or MacBook Air, while Large fits the MacBook Pro 15″.
Designer: Shuk Yee
Purchase Information:Price: $149.00
Written by Katie on May 6, 2010. Permalink
MoMA Store’s new Destination Portugal collection has a quite a few gems, one of which is this tote made from recycled Portuguese milk cartons. (The silver finish comes from the milk containers’ interiors, just in case you were wondering.)
17h x 22″l
Purchase Information:Price: $48.00
Written by Katie on May 5, 2010. Permalink
If you’re wondering how this Paperwallet is different from the Mighty Wallet, you’re not alone. It’s made from Tyvek and is recyclable, same as the Mighty, but
fits just a tad more credit cards as it’s got has just a few extra pockets. Also, if you’re the solid-color type, there’s some saturated hues that you’ll like. (Mighty Wallet has solids, but they’re a little more on the pastel side.)
2 credit card slots, 2 contact card flaps ,2 easy access pockets & 1 cash compartment. Fits 12+ Credit Cards.
8 x 20 cm (open)
**Also, Paperwallet is offering 10% off any wallet for BLTD readers. Just enter “betterliving” in the coupon code box.
Purchase Information:Price: $14.99
Written by Katie on April 29, 2010. Permalink
Check out these colorful felt sleeves that folds around your laptop to keep it protected. When unfolded, the felt acts as a workspace with integrated mousepad. (If you have a sewing machine, chances are you could make something similar maybe?)
Felt colors available: Orange, Grey, Lime, Black and Pink.
Also available in Black or Brown leather (€189.00).
Purchase Information:Price: €89.00
Written by Katie on April 23, 2010. Permalink
Add another reusable tote to your must-have list: this lightweight bag is made from a single sheet of #2 plastic and, just like the Ty Shower Curtain, you can write/draw on it as you wish. So, make notes, keep a travel log, or just keep it plain white (as I plan to do, at least at first). It’s machine washable and can be recycled when it has worn out.
Purchase Information:Price: $45.00