Archive for the 'fun' Category

what the…?

December 18, 2007

flo backpack

I’m skeptical. When this comes out I don’t see it lasting long, from either the lack of demand or the durability. The way this works is it can basically change size by snapping in some other shell, that you probably keep in your storage unit with all your Millenium Falcon and Star Wars stuff. I don’t see the snapping parts working togther very well. Unless it’s Rubbermaid or something like that. I bet it would be easy to wash, just throw it in the dishwasher. The idea is at least practical.


You can tell a lot about a person by what they carry

August 14, 2007

whatsinmybag - flickr

There are several places where you can see what people carry with them in their bags. The best, I think, is from Flickr. People take pictures of what they have in their bags and you can look through them. It’s like airport screening except these people are doing this voluntarily.

On Flickr search for whatsinmybag

Lifehacker made a similar attempt

photo by splitbrain

Skull and crossbones purse

December 8, 2006

Mini Hopper

This “Jolly Hopper” mini purse is very practical and fashionable. But the cool thing about this bag is that it says something. But it doesn’t say anything until someone is holding the bag. Yes of course other bags “speak” similarly but I want to make this case unique.

Let’s pretend a 30-something sophisticated woman walking out of tall expensive office building was carrying this bag. You might assume that she is not to be triffled with in the boardroom and wants people to know that. Or maybe she works in the HR department and enjoys her job of letting people go.

Very similarly, if you were to see an angry woman with perfectly manicured nails, tight hair and a permenant crusty look on her face holding this bag, you might think she carries a gun or knife in it.

If you saw someone on the university campus (WWU?) walking out of the art school carrying this bag, you may want to follow her to the tattoo shop she works.

If you were on trial for murder and someone in the jury was carrying this bag, you may not feel good about the upcoming verdict.

Made in Bellingham, WA. It has 3 interior pockets, one for your laser pointer, one for your mini .22 pistol and one for tattoo sketch book. Oh and any bag that has seatbelt webbing for straps is a friend of mine, this bag… is a friend of mine. Measures 7″x9″x4″.

$40 on
via []

New York City in a Bag

November 3, 2006

New York City in a bag

I couldn’t resist. At least it comes in a bag, but this is a pretty cool toy for kids.

As irresistible to adults as it is to children, MUJI’s New York in a Bag comes with nine wooden city structures and six wooden cars. Included are New York City icons such as the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA’s original 1939 building . The wood is from sustainable forests. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

From the MoMA online store $14.

via [outblush]

Pac Man Bag

October 25, 2006

christy quilts - pacman bag

I want this to come in a backpack. I love this. So classic. My parents never did get us an Atari as kids. We went down to the neighbors to play theirs and so I never got that good at Pac Man. I never was a fan of Ms. Pac Man. I was die hard for the original. $32.00 at (but it may be sold out).

via [neatorama] and []

Tumi Solar-Powered backpack: for a good cause

October 18, 2006


I’m going to pick one of these $695 solar powered backpacks up pretty soon, being limited edtion and all (only 500 being made), that is when I’m done saving for my children’s education. It has a little flap that opens up to reveal the solar panels. So if you are a geek who has escaped the confines of dorky style, you could hide those solar panels and nobody would even know you are a geek until you need to charge your PDA, then all your geekiness hangs out in the open, with no place to hide. It comes with a laptop sleeve but the specs say it will charge your PDA or cellphone, no mention of charging a laptop. This is a pretty nice backpack for your laptop and gear, and 100% of the proceeds are going to Doctors Without Borders, so if you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.

via [gizmodo]

product page [tumi]

Laptop sleeve made from corduroy pants

October 3, 2006

sam's pant leg

Sam, with talents in blogging, sewing and design had an ephiphany with his pant leg and his laptop:

…somehow I discovered that my 12″ PowerBook, when inserted lengthwise, fits snugly in the cuff of a regular pair of corduroys. And with this newfound slice of knowledge, the obvious thing to do is to make a stylish, one-of-a-kind, laptop sleeve out of a pair of pants! Yes!

The end result is a laptop sleeve made from corduroy, and a cut-up hoodie.

Sam’s project via boingboing

Camo Laptop Sleeve by Flicka

September 23, 2006

Flicka Laptop Sleeve

  • padded
  • waterproof lining
  • nifty handle
  • reinforced exterior
  • top zipper
  • camo could replace your mud flaps – look closely

[product page] $40

via [Fixed Gear Finds]

Tote: I do not have a blog.

September 11, 2006

I do not have a blog

Will the owner of this natural canvas tote please step forward.

Yes, Your Honor.

How do you plead?

Not guilty.

So you do have a blog?


via [purseblog] [product page] $17.99

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