Archive for August, 2006

Designer Mini Handbags – you know, for dolls

August 30, 2006

Minivilla makes very small handbags for her dolls. Her first bag took about 5 hours to design and cannot be sewn with a machine because of the small size. They even have linings. The funny thing is that in real life minivilla loves huge handbags. link

Used handbags? – handbags4sale is selling

August 30, 2006

handbags4sale can you spot the cat?

Buy some used handbags. Handbags4sale is selling part of her vast collection. Most bags are for $15 but some are $20. But I’m going to speculate that if you buy more than one, handbags4sale will give you a bargain deal. PayPal only and all sales are final.

My favorite thing about the pictures on her post is the cat hidden in one of the pictures.

Naneu Pro u120 Camera Bag real world experience

August 29, 2006

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CrunchGear has recently had a chance to wear, heft, open, close, threaten and caress the Naneu Pro u120 camera bag.

It holds camera gear plus a laptop. The secret is that the padded camera part is removable and fits into the main part of the backpack. So you get two backs in one!
from CrunchGear:

I recently added a Canon EOS-30D to the gear that I tote around daily. Since that acquisition, I’ve surveyed an inestimable quantity of bags in the pursuit of the perfect pack to fit my new camera and my powerbook. I’m pleased to inform you, dear reader, that today, my search has ended. The u120 backpack from Naneu Pro is by far the finest bag in its class.

and continues:

I’ve been battle testing the u120 in the streets of New Orleans for the past week. It’s received quite a few hard jolts and the contents have always remained snug and safe within.

Not bad (no, tis in fact good) for $129.99 and it comes in Blue/Black or Black/Black.

via [crunchgear] and [gizmodo]

Built NY – Laptop Sleeves

August 29, 2006

Built NY Laptop SleeveBuilt NY Laptop Sleeve colors

Built NY has some very cool laptop sleeves. They are basically a 5mm wetsuit material cover that will actually stretch to fit. It comes in 3 sizes: 12″ 15″ and 17″, and three different colors. Black, Blue, and some really nifty Stripes!

The thing I love about sleeves is that they are minimalist. There is nothing extra and they’ll go into any bag big enough for your computer and you feel pretty good about not getting your expensive Powerbook dinged up.

As far as design goes, Built NY gets 5 stars from me. Merchandise, bags, website. I love it all.

Product Page
via CrunchGear

Yoda Backpack – Not just for the young padawan

August 28, 2006

Yoda BackpackI was thinking I might pick one of these up to for my commute, you know to hold my papers and digi-equipment. I’d guess it is big enough for a 12″ Powerbook, some light reading and a sandwich.Yoda Backpack If I got it of course I’d have to hide it from my toddler, and I don’t know that my wife would like it if she saw me not using that boring briefcase she gave me. Seriously, if I had the Yoda Backpack I would be envied by the two programmers I sit next to. Yoda Backpack with booksOne of them has all sorts of sci-fi action figures (including both the Millennium Falcon and Starship Enterprise) and only in yodaisms he speaks. The other wears a black cloak in the middle of August, always speaks into his cupped hand between long mechanical breaths. I’d get mugged at work with the threat of getting my harddrive wiped clean in the middle of the night …just for this backpack… I’ll just stick with my briefcase, it’s safer.

For $39.99 at


Veer Messenger Bag: your anything bag

August 28, 2006

Veer messenger bagI like what Veer says about this bag on their website:

Versatile, fashionable, appropriate to take to any occasion.

Everyone should have a bag that you could carry to a client meeting, interview that doesn’t look overloaded and still take it out with friends at night. This bag could very well be the bag you use the most. Big enough to hold a laptop and a couple of library books you may never have to take it off. Plus, I just like Veer.

Backpack with speakers for iPod and cell

August 26, 2006

Skullcandy speaker backpack Gizmodo posted about the Skullcandy LINK Backpack, possibly targeted toward people who are allergic to headphones. Just plug in your iPod and this backpack and blast your Metallica or a nice quiet audio book right through the 60mm speakers.

Skullcandy speaker backpack audio controlsIt appears that you can also take calls through the backpack speakers as well, so now as you walk to class you can publicly phone Dad to ask for more cash. From the Smarthome store:

When you get a call, you can either eliminate the music entirely or simply reduce the music volume with the mid-strap control buttons, which allow you to listen and talk hands-free. Adapters are included for most major mobile phones.

Product page via [gizmodo]

SunTrap Bag by Rosanna Kilfedder

August 22, 2006

SunTrap Bag by Rosanna Kilfedder The ultimate handbag for the green woman. This geeky bag will light the interior when you open it and charge your cellphone. Things you could hear if this bag goes into production: “Um honey, may I borrow your bag, my phone is about to run out of battery.” Or, “Sorry about that, my phone ran out of battery, I just plugged it into my wife’s hangbag so I’m good to go.”

design by Rosanna Kilfedder via Treehugger

R.E.Load Aika is a tiny messenger bag

August 22, 2006

Reload Aika tiny messenger bag R.E.Load has a very cool miniature messenger bag measuring 7″ wide x 6″ tall. What are tiny messenger bags for, you ask? Tiny messenger bags are for things that are tiny. Like text books (on your PDA) , blackberries, wallets, or a large cell phone. OR, for a tiny person like my toddler. Then this bag is for normal sized objects like a doll, sippy-cups, fruit snacks for dad, that sort of thing.

R.E.Load was started by Roland and Ellie, two messengers. The coolest thing about this company is how their manufacturing and shipping works:

We take your order, cut out your materials, and sew everything together with our own two hands. Then we check and double-check every stitch, pack up your bag and ride it to our shippers.

R.E.Load product page via Uncrate

RoadWired 20" Advanced Protection System Wrap

August 18, 2006

RoadWired 20One laptop wrap to go please! …Excuse me can I get a side of camcorder with that? The RoadWired 20″ Wrap is the all-in-one padding for anything that you want to keep padded. Your laptop, your camcorder, you name it. Sometimes in crowded situations, like the past 4th of July, I wanted to video tape the extravaganza family outting but not have to take the whole camcorder bag plus the baby bag plus my backpack. So the perfect solution is to “wrap” the camcorder in one wrap for the 3 hour evening out. Easy access and stowage without all the extra gear I didn’t need for the walk, the show and the trip home. Keeping it simple.

Available at