A lightweight backpack that stands up even to the heavy usage, Solid Gray evokes strength like concrete yet with the comfort of an ordinary backpack. It is derived from the notion of simplicity as well as functionality, letting you transport all your needed items with the durable container that is both tough and light. Cut and folded from a single sheet of a material called copolymer, the bag has an extremely light hard-shell, a perfect companion for those who often travel with heavy equipments.
Promising toughness yet convenience in one object, the Solid Gray by Lijmbach, Leeuw & Vormgeving is lightweight. It is made to protect personal items without the bulk of an ordinary knapsack, the inconvenience of a budging fabric at the back, and the fearful tendencies of it being torn. The folding design is taken from the armor shell of an armadillo, leaving your items well protected from the inside out. Alongside this, there are many compartments which give the user an easy access to their items. This is a perfect storage for laptops and smart phones as well.
The Solid Gray Bag came from the geniuses of Lijmbach, Leeuw & Vormgeving, which is a product design agency branching out from Herman Lijimbach and Jasper de Leew. See more the many designs of the bag here at http://solid-gray.com/.
This uniquely shaped shopping bag is designed by Japanese designer Wataru Yoshida, known for his innovative works in graphic and visual art. The geometric look creates an interesting charm to which items can be placed conveniently inside the small opening to be carried away. The entire material was created out of durable paper, with the non-traditional handles placed strategically for easier carrying. This is a great solution for bag design, which he creates especially for a local cosmetic company. The inspiration for the geometrical appearance and the unique handle comes from the Japanese art form, Furoshiki.
Furoshiki is a type of traditional bag which makes use of a square cloth. Through creativity in folding and placement, this can be used to transport clothes, gifts, and goods. The use of furoshiki can be traced back during Japan’s Nara Period, wherein the bag can be made out of various types of cloths: silk, cotton, rayon, nylon and chirimen. These are no ordinary cloths, however, for mostly, furoshiki cloths are decorated with bright, flamboyant designs. Today, furoshiki is a common way to carry lunch boxes.
Wataru Yoshida graduated his Graphic Design and Illustration major in the Tama Art University. Along with the Furoshiki based Shopping bag, he has many designs in product and industrial category. See this project at http://wataru-yoshida.com/?p=263.
Japanese collaborative duo Fu-Na creates a one of a kind bag that is as interesting as everything that goes along with it. This white and black bag is illustrated with natural trees and panoramas, all to which the user can attach various pins for their own bag-forest. The Landskip Bag itself is taken from a clever mixture of “landscape” and “skip”—an action by a person who feels so much joy that they can just jump around. The animal badges create a scene that completes the whole landscape. Alongside this, each side of the bag has a sequential design; all three different bags have their own panoramic view.
A nifty feature of the Landskip bag is the hook, which is attached to the sides of the bags. This allows it to be used in two different ways. The studio insists that the bag becomes more comfortable to use over a long period of time, as the cotton canvass material gradually fits the hands and gives off a comfortable texture.
Fu-Na, maker of this unique item, is a unit by Chiduru Fukino and N. they aim to bring various tasteful designs to one’s lifestyle by searching the charm of the everyday items. Their products are completed by the users, adding a touch of uniqueness and personality to their own items. See more of their works here at http://www.fu-na.net.
Light up your way, with this collection of fashionable bags ever to bring out your distinct hobo style. Online design store Molo creates an unusual family of bags which can be used to carry things with, and lighting it up. The hobo lantern in particular, is a portable lighting gadget that is inspired by the nightlife of urban zone Zona Torntona, which inspired the makers during a notable design week. The light illuminates with an energy efficient LED, glowing through the simple and delicate weavings of translucent fibers.
The Hobo Light can be fashionable outside, but it works wonders in the indoors as well. At home, the user can plug the object into a regular power source, or utilize a mobile battery pack that is included with the kit. Hang it up with a cork peg, an additional magnetic mount that is used to hand these bags. Add some humor by hanging these bags altogether, and see the hobo lantern illuminating the room.
Molo Studio, the creator of these bags, is based in Vancouver Canada. It is dedicated to explore different materials and enhancing spaces through clever yet unconventional use of items. The store, Molo Store, distributes its items all around the world. Visit the Hobo Family of Bags and Lanterns here at http://www.molostore.com/hobo-lantern-and-bag.html .
Blank like a white canvass, ready to be written over by a pen, or designed with color. It looks like paper, and is folded with lifelike form that makes it look like a true origami. However, if you think this material is flimsy, think again.
This one of a kind origami clutch may look, and even feel like true paper, but actually, it’s made out of a strong and durable material called Tyvek®. This plastic-like material makes it enough to carry anything placed inside, so this clutch bag is not just an ordinary fashionable object, but is also tough as well. This is made intentionally by Itay Laniado to portray a true to life, origami art that can be held in the hands and be carried on anywhere, anytime.
Itay Laniado is a young yet innovative Israeli designer, graduating from the Industrial Design Department at Besaalel Academy of Art and Design based in Jerusalem. Long been merging different forms into something that is both pleasing to see and useful, Laniado has received many recognitions from all over the world for his many works in objects and fashion. He loves creating something new and unique that looks like familiar objects, such as wood, paper and cloth, yet using progressive materials that will keep each shape into place. See this item on Etsy or in his site, http://itay.designgroup.co.il/