Bags

Corner Store Leather Bag

Cast of Vices has created a luxury lambskin leather version of those ever-present plastic bags. While most of you already have your reusable totes (don’t you?) for groceries and such, you might want to have a nicer (i.e. non-mucky) bag to use for finer purchases. The four patterns (‘Have a Nice Day’, ‘Thank You’, ‘I HEART NY’ and ‘Recycle’) are hand embossed and sewn in Los Angeles.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Available from: A+R Store

Zip-Around Briefcase

Designed by Makio Hasuike, this briefcase unzips around the perimeter so it can lay fully flat (see image below) and allow several points of access. If you like the look, I suggest you check out the other bag designs at Makio Hasuike’s website or visit MH WAY, where it is also available to purchase for € 105.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Happy wallet by Stefan Sagmeister

Just in case you need reminding, this wallet has the phrase ‘MONEY DOES NOT MAKE ME HAPPY’ screen printed on its various folds. In 2010 Droog started purchasing leftovers from liquidation sales and turning them over to designers for creative re-interpretation. Entitled ’saved by Droog’, the project’s editions are limited by the lot quantity.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €49,00
Available from: Droog

Crossword Puzzle Tote Bag

Totes! Everyone loves a tote, right? This Crossword Puzzle Tote is perfect for replacing those unnecessary shopping bags, as well as those rare moments where you’re bored out of your mind. Hint: all the words can be found in the galleries of the National Museum of Singapore, and it also comes with an answer booklet in case you get stuck.

Designed by OutOfStock.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: FARM Online Store

Leather Portfolio

At 14″x10″, this leather portfolio is too big to be a wallet and way too small to be a briefcase (hence the ‘portfolio’), but I think several of your smaller belongings would feel right at home in snazzy lime leather or a more refined white, black or gold.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: Russellandhazel.com

Knapsack by Fatboy

Judging by the look on the model’s face, you’ll be absolutely delighted with this knapsack-slash-picnic-blanket. You can stash all your stuff in the knapsack and then unfold/untie at the park or beach and you’ve got a picnic blanket all set. (Being mid February with dreary weather all around, this sounds like a great idea, but mostly because the words ‘picnic’ and ‘beach’ sound so incredibly nice. Picnic! Beach! Sunshine…)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: 2modern

Fortune Cookie Coin Purse

Made from remnants from the furniture and garment industry, each of these leather coin purses carry a unique number to track its origin. Each purse comes with a little dust bag and a printed fortune inside.

Designed by Diana Eng.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Fortune Cookie Coin Purse here

Straight Jacket Sleeve

Hope your holiday weekend went well. Maybe you’re still on holiday? Maybe you aren’t even bothering to check your dear beloved BLTD??… but then you wouldn’t be reading this, would you? To those of you loyal souls that need your design fix, even between Christmas and New Years, don’t fret. We are here, slaving away as usual to bring you the best/strangest/most visually pleasing items available online. We do live to please.

These sleeves by Autum are right up any minimalist’s alley. Leather (domestically tanned) with padded construction makes up a simple sleeve for your iPad or laptop, ensuring protection without adding any ‘look at me’ visual clutter. And, just for fun, check out Autum’s Minion Bike (vavoom!).

Limited Production (First run of 50)
Hand Made – USA

Purchase Information:

Price: $133.00
Available from: Autum

‘my document’ & ‘my photo’ cases

From our archives (originally published August 26, 2008), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

Just the thing to keep your laptop and camera safe…

color: yellow (pantone 128)
materials: neoprene case with zipper
each case comes with one random icon badge (arrow, hand or timer)


‘my document’ laptop case
, $30.00 (+$12.00 shipping),
Buy it here.
13.3 inch (L 330mm W 280mm D 25mm)
14.1 inch (L 345mm W 300mm D 25mm)
15.4 inch (L 380mm W 325mm D 25mm)


‘my photo’ camera case
, $22.00 (+$8.00 shipping), Buy it here.

size: L 115mm W 95mm D 18mm

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00-$42.00
Availability: Buy ‘my document’ & ‘my photo’ cases here

The Fold Wallet by Leffot

I love the simplicity of this leather wallet by Leffot. It’s a single piece of “horse ass leather” folded three times to secure your cash. That’s it, no fancy gimmicks. Some of the colors are back ordered, but expected back in stock mid December. See Leffot Blog for more details.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Leffot

SIWA Cases and Bags

It’s impossible to ignore these cases and bags, even if the SIWA briefcase is my favorite. With several different sizes to choose from, you can organize your belongings in whatever way you see fit.

All pieces are produced by the Onao paper company in Japan and are highly water-resistant and capable of carrying heavy loads (tested for up to 10 kgs/ 22 lbs).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00 and up
Available from: baum-kuchen

SIWA Briefcase

How long have you been waiting for the SIWA (pronounced shiwa) collection by Naoto Fukasawa to hit the stores? It feels like forever, doesn’t it? The briefcase stands out the most to me, but only because I need/want one and I’m partial to the details. I’ll do a separate post on the pouches.

All pieces are produced by the Onao paper company in Japan and are highly water-resistant and capable of carrying heavy loads (tested for up to 10 kgs/ 22 lbs).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign.com

Recycled Billboard Banner Macbook Sleeve

There are some great graphics on these recycled billboard banner Macbook sleeves. My favorites are below, but there are a bunch more to choose from. All sleeves are padded with 6mm/0.25-inch of PE foam on each side and come with a velcro closure.

Shown above: 13″ Macbook Sleeve No. 64

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Purchase Information:

Price: $64.00
Available from: NottyPooch on Etsy

The Steven, Laptop Case

Uh, a crocheted laptop case that empowers people to rise above poverty? Sign me up. Using materials sourced from local vendors, this thin laptop sleeve will do all sorts of good for your computer and, of course, for the people of Uganda. And hey, if the stripey red sleeve above isn’t your sort of thing, no worries, check out the uber cool black sleeve below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: Krochet Kids International

Leather Writing Case

If you still prefer the pen/pencil writing method rather than the clickity clack of keyboard strokes, take a look at this beauty. The case is crafted from Bavarian cowhide and comes complete with a lovely assortment of writing tools (see below) that will no doubt add ceremony and purpose to your works. Also, if you already have your own tools, the case is available on its own without contents for £51. Could be a great gift for a writer friend or family member maybe. (Also, can I just say how many wonderful things Manufactum carries? I get lost on their site every time, adding loads of things to my shopping basket only to remind myself that I shouldn’t spend £300 on office supplies and miscellaneous brushes.)

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Purchase Information:

Price: £91.80
Available from: Manufactum

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