UK designer Paul Smith has made a man purse that lets you remain both sophisticated and practical. His new rucksack can easily be transformed into a simple tote bag; made from a cotton blend with mesh, woven, lester and boucle finishes, the look is simple even though the textures are contrasting. Other touches include the adjustable leather […]


Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura has created a Wooden Tote Shou Bag completely constructed of wood. Soft and durable wooden sheets were infused with resin then modeled into a bag, crafted with interior pockets fit for a smartphone and wallet. The infused resin makes the bag scratch resistant as well as pretty damn waterproof, making the Wooden […]


It is a thing of rare beauty when the giant robot playing nerd of my youth is able to sit down and break bread with the Japan-thread obsessed nerd of of my current life, but such is the case today. Perhaps the most famous giant robot collection of all, Gundam, has released a collaborative robot […]


Did you know that Bob Marley’s family has a product movement that sells earth-friendly and innovative audio electronics and lifestyle goodies? The release of the ‘Lively Up’ Collection from the not misleadingly titled The House of Marley sports the exclusive, earth-friendly, in-house developed and durable REWIND fabric. Composed of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton, combined with […]


When first introduced to Defy Bags we knew we were onto something special. Chris Tag, founder and mastermind behind the hand-crafted Chicago-based leather goods company, grew up in an industrial auto manufacturing town which fostered his appreciation for hard work and craftsmanship. Since launching his brand in 2008, Tag has crafted each product from mostly […]


The trusty duo of Swagger and Porter by Yoshida have teamed up for another collaboration, this time it’s the the Black Leather Collection for Spring/Summer 2011. Utilizing only premium black leather on all the pieces, the Japanese brands have put together a beautiful latptop attache case (above), plus a tote bag, backpack and waist bag […]


Los Angeles’ Dr Romanelli has teamed up with the Japanese label Anachronorm for a Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, and here are two jackets from the collection. Romanelli deconstructed premium vintage items from past Anachronorm seasons and totally remade them, re-arranging the materials into a collection of bomber jackets and tote bags. The items are made up […]

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