Ah… we finally figured out what Balenciaga is up to this year. This year, it is all about “inspired-by” theme. Instead of dreaming up fashion pieces from the ground up, the Parisian fashion label must have thought turning everyday items into upmarket versions is a fun thing to do. It probably is because I must admit Balenciaga’s recent products did put a smile on my face, starting with turning cheap, nylon red-white-blue bag and Ikea Frakta bag into a luxury versions, and more recently, a cat mat skirt. Today, we hear that shopping bags are also in order too. Continue reading Balenciaga Lends Lambskin To Cheap Plastic Shopping Bag. Yes, Again.
HEX brand has a new line of bags that bears the perfect mix of urban utility and rugged feel. Called HEX Regimental Rugged Quilted Camo Bag Collection, it consists of 15 pieces of bags and sleeves each boasting a water-resistant, nylon in camo print, fabric lined and quilted. I will be honest here. It is hard to imagine quilted design with camo design, mostly because quilted is usually associated with luxury and sophistication while camo points toward ruggedness. However, from the looks of it, HEX may have pulled it off nicely. Don’t believe? Just take a look at the product images available with this post, touch your heart and tell us they are not. Continue reading HEX Regimental Collection Is A Perfect Mix Of Urban Utility And Rugged Feel
A Singapore lifestyle product brand seems to have taken a page off today’s design trend of taking design inspirations from everyday objects. The label, called Wheniwasfour, has turned a local icon into a bag and the result is way more LOL. But it is only as quirky only if you understand the local culture in Singapore. You see, over in Singapore, when you take away local style coffee (which is brewed from the good’ol coffee socks, btw), you’d get it in a transparent plastic bag with somewhat elastic (if you stretch hard enough) strings for carrying. Drop a straw in it and you all set. That’s a stark contrast to most western countries where paper cups are the receptacle of choice. Continue reading Singapore’s Local Coffee To-Go Carrier Is Now An Actual Bag. Quirky!
I am sure you remember the hilarity that ensue after Balenciaga pulled off an upmarket and obviously, very pricey, knockoff of Ikea’s iconic blue Frakta. Up to today, we are not quite sure if it was intentional, but based on one previous design, we are not at all surprise if it was an intentional copycat. We do not know if Ikea did take legal action, but it sure did poke fun at the French luxury fashion house’s tote bag and it was nothing short of hilarious. Don’t you just love Ikea’s sense of humor? Shortly after, the Internet joined in the fun with a bunch of iconic blue tote bag-based creative creations. I am sure those are purely for fun because some of them, though managed to put a smile our faces, looks rather comfortable to be use, or wear. Continue reading Ikea Teamed Up With Off-White On A Fresh Take Of The Iconic Frakta Bag
Usually, when we talk about knock-off, the non-original product (or sometime, idea) is of something poorly made and cheaply priced, but that’s not what happen in the case of Balenciaga’s $2,145 Arena Extra-Large Shopper Tote Bag. So, you must asking: “who knock-off Balenciaga?” Well, the thing is, Balenciaga’s Arena appears to be the knock-off in this instant and it is kind of funny, because it looks way too similar to Ikea’s iconic Frakta tote bag (not the redesigned one though). Yes. You heard that right. Balenciaga’s luxury example looks like the trusty, big blue bag that you use to shop around in Ikea which you can also bring home for mere 99 cents. Continue reading Ikea Responded To Balenciaga’s $2,145 Frakta Tote-lookalike, Hilarity Ensues
You know those cheaply made (and cheap) red-white-blue nylon carrying bags commonly used in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong and China? Those bags are really, really cheap. At least one airport that we know of has these bags stashed, ready for checking passengers who have overweight or oversized baggages to repack into. Seriously, I have personally used that before and I am not even kidding. They are totally delicate and absolutely cannot take any beating. While we may view it as cheap, this iconic carrier is actually the design inspiration behind France-headquartered European fashion house, Balenciaga’s Cabas shopper, as dreamed up by creative director, Georgia-born fashion designer Demna Gvasalia. I do not know what to make of this, really. Continue reading Balenciaga’s Interpretation Of Iconic Red-White-Blue Bag Cost A Cool $2,000
You know the iconic blue Ikea Frakta Bag? Yeah. That one. Its polypropylene material somehow leaves it in a state of perpetual crumble, which kind of makes it look cheap. But it is a durable and popular bag, costing just 40 pence each, and it is used by many to store and transport small and medium size objects, as well as clothing outside of Ikea’s stuff. Anywho, soon, this super recognizable blue Ikea Frakta Bag with the yellow Ikea branding will be a thing of the past. Danish design studio Hay, who have been designing furniture for the Swedish furniture giant, has unveiled an updated Frakta bag design last week at Ikea’s Democratic Design Day in Sweden. Continue reading Ikea’s Blue Frakta Bag Redesigned By Hay To Look A Little Classier
if you are one of those people who find anything more than one bag in your life is a hassle, then we suppose all you need the one bag. fortunately and unfortunately, bags are in abundance in the market, but most of them are also pretty specialized in a way. never quite versatile is what we are trying to say. however, that’s not the case with the Bomber Barrel Bag, a modem iteration of the classic barrel duffels of the 20th century that will accompany you through hiking, office, gym or just about anywhere you go. like the good’ol duffel bag design, the Bomber Barrel Bag offers two ways to carry: by the handles with padded velcro grip or sling over your shoulder. Continue reading Bomber Barrel Bag: The One Bag That Will Have Your Work and Play Covered
desktop PC was never designed to be portable (that’s why it is called a desktop PC), much less a pro rig like Mac Pro, but that was before the new radical shape Mac Pro arrives. the new generation Mac Pro is not only physically small for a pro system but it is also one with relatively small footprint which makes one think: what if i could lug it around with ease? if that thought has been on your mind, then the Mac Pro Go Case By Waterfield Designs is right up your very narrow alley. don’t get us wrong; we love the idea of a Mac Pro bag, but we are just not sure how many would be toting around a 11 lbs rig around. anyway, as with all Waterfield Designs bag, this bag is cleverly thought out. designed in cylindrical shape and generously padded to fit the Mac Pro snugly, the Mac Pro Go Case features an exterior rectangular pocket to fit your Apple wireless keyboard and on the inside, there is a disc-shaped pouch for stowing away wireless mouse, cables and stuff that you deem fit. Continue reading This Mac Pro Go Case Will Let You Lug Your Mac Pro Around In Style
the updated MacBook Air may not be in everyone’s favor, but if you’ve put down your hard earn money on one, here’s a pretty accessory which might you want to give a thought. meet the Outback Solo Case For MacBook Air by San Francisco-base Waterfield Designs. it is a case by description and so indeed it is one, but snaps on the optional strap and you got yourself cool looking MacBook Air shoulder bag. crafted from premium leather and rugged waxed canvas, the Outback Solo, presents a rustic and classy way of toting your MacBook Air around. in addition to providing a snug fitting, protected pocket for your Air, it has two front pockets for your smartphone or iPad mini, plus a MacBook Air charger, wallet and keys. Continue reading Outback Solo Case For MacBook Air Is Also A Shoulder Bag