Need to pack more into your suitcase? Well then, here’s a super interesting solution that you will want to know about called Cubepacks. Cubepacks are versatile compression packing cubes that lets you maximize suitcase space without having to pump your ass away like vacuum packs do. You may argue that but there are battery-powered vacuum pump for that. But let me ask this: can your transparent vacuum compression bags double as smaller bags when you head out on your adventure? I guess not. Cubepacks, on the other hand, totally can. Continue reading These Compression Bags For Traveling Also Double As Regular Bags
Here’s a versatile everyday travel bag called Bento Bag from Nomad Lane. No, it is not a lunch box despite its name, but like its namesake, it is as capable, if not more capable, and it is crazy stylish. TBH, it did not sweep my feet off the ground when I first saw it, but then I saw it being opened and I was like, wait what? A regular shoulder bag that opens like a suitcase? Now, that’s super cool. Bento Bag is a lightweight personal item bag that is a carry-on companion and as such, it is designed to go through airport security with minimal hassle. Continue reading Bento Bag: A Versatile Carry-on Companion That Opens Like A Suitcase
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