Bags

Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag

I’m sort of addicted to cotton totes. I like the Helvetica city list, and more importantly, you can be one less person contributing to the large number of bags (somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year according to National Geographic) going into landfills.

100% Cotton Canvas construction
Reinforced tacks at double handle
Print of major cities on both sides
Approximately 16-1/2” x 15-1/2” (41.9cm x 39.37cm)

By the way, today is the first of a series devoted to green topics, thanks to Blog Action Day.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag here

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Hideo Trolley/Luggage

All three of these would be completely suitable to be seen with while jet-setting. I especially like the white with the mirror finish, though I don’t know how it would look after a few trips…all three feature functional innovations such as ABS shell, for lightweight supreme protection, and silent moving soft wheels.

(on right)Shown in Orange- Hideo Wakamatsu Mirror Finish 20″ carry-on trolley. Zipper closure. 10lbs., $210, 13in X 20in X 9in.

(middle) Shown in Blue- Hideo Wakamatsu 20” carry-on sized trolley from their Wave collection. Interior features mesh organizing panel with zippered pockets. Combination lock. $210,14.5in X 20in X 8in.

(on left) Shown in White- Hideo Wakamatsu Mirror Finish 26 ” check in trolley. Large capacity trolley features…smooth magnetic locks, [and] a “top spin” to allow tilt pull. 15lbs. $300,18in X 26in X 9in.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $210-$300
Availability: Buy Hideo Trolley/Luggage here

Luggage tag

This luggage tag attaches to your suitcase with steel wire, and reveals your name through a little window, thereby concealing your address and phone number.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Luggage tag here

I-Trak

These ingenious tags reunite lost luggage with their owners. The barcode can read by all airline systems, or if found by an individual, it can be reported found worldwide by email, web, or phone.

$15.99 for two tags with a free year for a subscription for both. $4.99 for each additional year per tag.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.99
Availability: Buy I-Trak here

Marc Newson Scope Carry-on Suitcase

This is a thing of beauty…Exterior in expanded foam, interior in polyester, with aluminum hardware, heat-laminated with 600 denier polyester webbing.

notes: Capacity of the case is 2604 cubic inches. Comes with telescoping handle and optional side handle, combination lock and detachable interior zipper pockets and a 10 year warranty.

dimensions: 15.75″ wide 21.75″ long 8″ deep
weighs 8 lbs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00
Availability: Buy Marc Newson Scope Carry-on Suitcase here

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Wanders by Puma, Cool Case

For anyone that has had their eyes set on the Marcel Wanders “camping” gear, right now Puma’s offering 20% off your entire order…

“Designed for stylish outdoor living, the new Marcel Wanders collection introduces portable and sophisticated products for the design-savvy city dweller looking to enjoy the outdoors while not comprising on looks or convenience. Wanders’ unique gold and ornate print styling is apparent throughout the collection for a strong look that is modern, yet lighthearted.”

Beach Towel, $65.00 link to retailer

“The Cool Case, a multi-functional roller case with insulating properties that keeps drinks cold and gourmet food items fresh for your picnic and party.”
Cool Case, $280.00 link to retailer

Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy Wanders by Puma, Cool Case here

Marcel Wanders Cool Case

Marcel Wanders recently reduced a collection for “people who hate camping” as part of a new concept collection by Puma. It’s all based on luxury and lounging…a more urban vaction experience.

“Our interpretation of a cooler, this modern case is insulated with cooling properties to keep your champagne chilled and your gourmet food intact for that lazy summer picnic. It also doubles as a stylish alternative to your weekender bag. The multi functional case also has easy mountable wheels for all terrain usage.”

iamhuman Laptop Covers for Macs

Does your mac need a facelift? Some individuality? Maybe some new threads will make it feel more special…

“Each iamhuman cover is tailored to fit your mac’s specific model and size. We craft each piece from quality fabrics and authentic wood veneers. Professional grade 3M adhesive adheres the cover to your laptop and allow you to remove it whenever you are ready to change it up—without leaving a sticky residue.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $30-$45
Availability: Buy iamhuman Laptop Covers for Macs here

Bilbao Striped Bag

Issey Miyake can always be counted on for something interesting. This time he has created a bag with panels attached to a mesh background. Has an interior pocket and leather straps.

Purchase Information:

Price: $345
Availability: Buy Bilbao Striped Bag here

‘Bare’ Leather Utility Bag

Take a look at the collection from Ecsotype. Custom options are available on all designs, and as a warning, be prepared for getting stuck there clicking on all the different color combinations.

“Its overall shape is a rectangle in 3-dimensions, made of three individually configurable components…Along with an adjustable shoulder strap that threads into the bag, generous well-placed pockets complete Bare, making it the perfect companion to just about any occasion.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $172
Availability: Buy ‘Bare’ Leather Utility Bag here

Fox Messenger Bag

This would be super handy- a bag that adjusts to your needs depending on how much stuff you’re carrying around. Plus, a 15″ Laptop sleeve is included.

“Ingeniously designed, the entire bag can be folded apart and reclosed to fit whatever volume you need. Locked securely in place with super wide velcro, the water repellent Wool Felt bag can be carried a multitude of ways and its orientation can be changed with the flick of a wrist.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $260.00
Availability: Buy Fox Messenger Bag here

Leather Shopping Bag

For those of you that would appreciate a finer material than plastic to carry your purchases, this leather shopping bag would do so with ease. Plus, you’d cut down on all those plastic bags, so you’d be making a tiny difference in environmental impact (right?).

“Fluo’s elegantly simple leather bag is based on the shape of a classic plastic shopping bag. Fluo appropriates this very utilitarian design, allowing one to hold much with great ease, and unexpectedly renders it in supple, luxurious leather.”

14w x 16.75″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00
Availability: Buy Leather Shopping Bag here

compact grocery bag

I bought some compact grocery bags when I was in japan and I just love them. They’re so small when put away, and yet really sturdy when you fill them with your groceries.

Weighs a mere 1.5 oz. – it’s the lightest reusable shopping bag on the market
Made of rip-stop nylon that simply will not tear
Handle fabric doubled for comfort
Designed to fit over supermarket checkout frames
Opens to full sized bag that holds over 25 lbs.
Folds into tiny sack attached to inside of the bag (unique feature)

(This item’s link was updated 11/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy compact grocery bag here

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Josh Jakus Um Hold

I liked the concept in the larger bags, and I like it in the coin purse too.

“Josh Jakus Um Hold is about the size of a softball, but much more useful. Made from gray pressed felt (approx. 85% wool and 15% mixed fibers). And available in blue, gray, green, or orange self-locking zipper. 5.5”x4.5”x2.25””

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Josh Jakus Um Hold here

Belkin laptop@home, designed by Mike and Maaike

These might be an answer to all your laptop accessory/storage/transport-around-the-home needs. They are created to “enhance comfort” when using your laptop at home and there are a few different versions that you can choose from.

Made of durable, hand-washable material.
All available in Silver, Orange or Green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Availability: Buy Belkin laptop@home, designed by Mike and Maaike here