Archive for the ‘ Accessories ’ Category

Not Just a Bag

Do you have one of those bags with a thousand useful pockets on the straps for your phone, music player, pen, wallet, gum, change, and anything else you don’t want to fish around your bag for? Does your bag usual remain mostly empty as it seems to spend most of its time carrying those one or two handfuls of essentials and nothing else? Well I think Setgo have designed a little product that’s just what you need :).

Setgo Transport Urban Bag  - Yanko Design Setgo Transport Urban Bag  - Yanko Design Setgo Transport Urban Bag  - Yanko Design

While Setgo are marketing this product as a bag it seems to more like I describe: a very well designed strap from a backpack or sling with the bag itself. Also, unlike most well-designed and incredibly helpful accessories, this one does not cost you a small fortune. It is not bargain basement at USD$79 but it is still affordable for a well made and useful ‘strap’ for those who spend most of their lives on the move.

Setgo Transport Urban Bag  - Yanko Design
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Giant Cardboard Robot Arms

“Arm yourself with giant cardboard robot arms! Perfect for giant robot hugs, super high high-fives, & terrorising small children.

Customise them just for you! Cover them in stickers, paint them, glue stuff to them, or add lights. Treat your new arms as your cardboard canvas.”

Giant Cardboard Robot Arms by giantcardboardrobots on Etsy Giant Cardboard Robot Arms by giantcardboardrobots on Etsy
Giant Cardboard Robot Arms by giantcardboardrobots on Etsy Giant Cardboard Robot Arms by giantcardboardrobots on Etsy

So much win! Available here.

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‘Hippy’ is the New Black (Apparently)

According to the New York Post, this Summer’s beachwear (the northern hemisphere’s at least) is all about looking like a ‘hippy’. Not that I have a problem with hippies (except vegans, well, vegans in general), but from the pictures that were published it just looks like an excuse to wear your mother’s hand-me-downs, making special consideration not to pick anything that goes with anything else. I’m also curious to how my mother’s hand-me-downs are suddenly considered ‘hippy’ because she surely was not (it would definitely make the stories at Christmas a lot more exciting if she was).

Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com

As you can imagine with any accepted fashion trend, the clothing and accessories related to it are never cheap, and this ‘hippy-inspired’ beach party is no exception. Giuseppe Zanotti sandals for USD$1,041; Limpopo necklace for USD$350; Nanette Lepore Skort (what the hell is a skort?) for USD$99; Jean Paul Gaultier tunic and bikini for a cheap USD$390 and USD$295, respectively; necklace from Patricia Field, USD$72; Hei Hei shorts for USD$58; the list goes on and on. And you can see just like I can, these are not fancy items, they’re crappy bits and pieces that look like they were made by some girl with too much hair in too many places that only bathes in the ocean, wears nothing but frangipanis in her hair and whose name is Experience. Come to think of it, I remember making one of those necklaces for my mother for mother’s day in art in primary school.

Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com

People will pay though, people will pay.

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How Much Do You Pay for a Plastic Bag?

In Australia retailers are starting to charge per plastic bag in an attempt to get you to stop filling the landfills with them. Not only that, but some states (I think it is just the one at the moment but I could be wrong) that have enforced a plastic bag tax on the retailers as well as further deterrent. And now it seems our close friend Louis Vuitton is jumping on the band-wagon with the below range of bags, and for USD$1960 each, you can guarantee that no-one will be filling a landfill or the oceans with THAT plastic bag.

Louis Vuitton's $1,960 Trash Bag Purse (PHOTO, POLL) Louis Vuitton's $1,960 Trash Bag Purse (PHOTO, POLL)

What has the world come to‽


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Cute Carry Bags

They are bright, they are colourful, and they are damn cute! Oh, and they’re not stupidly expensive like other designer stuff that looks good – which is nice. They come in at around USD$24, which, for a laptop or camera case (in my experience of working in a store that sells a lot of them) is about par. The designer is 25togo and by the looks of the Asian lettering on their website that they are Chinese (I hope that’s correct). Oh, I found some information on them, they are Taiwanese (SORRY!), which makes more sense.

::: www.25togo.com ::: 25togo_MY PHOTO??? ::: www.25togo.com ::: 25togo_MY PHOTO???
::: www.25togo.com ::: 25togo_MY DOCUMENT??? ::: www.25togo.com ::: 25togo_MY DOCUMENT???

The dimensions are as follows:

  • Photo Bag:
    • L 115mm W 95mm D 18mm
  • Laptop Case:
    • L 330mm W 280mm D 25mm (33.8cm/13.3″)
    • L 345mm W 300mm D 25mm (35.8cm/14.1″)
    • L 380mm W 325mm D 25mm (39.1cm/15.4″)

Hey! I didn’t even notice this to begin with, but there’s a subtle case of engrish here! MY DOCUMENT and MY PHOTO should both be plural. Oh well, they are still both adorable :).

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