Doctoral student Joe Hynek (aka ‘solarjo.com‘) has designed a fashion friendly handbag covered in solar panels, allowing you to always re-charge your mobile phone or MP3 when on the move. The final product looks to have been tastefully finished and I’m sure at $300 a piece he should be able to find a few buyers.
Book a flight via KLM.nl and you can now create your own luggage labels in the process. Upload a picture of your own and you can create a truly unique label – perhaps a picture of favourite destination or one of yourself or the family. Alternatively, there’s a range of KLM images to choose [...]
Ever travelled with a traditional-looking black suitcase and not been sure which one is yours as they emerge on the luggage carousel? You could try tieing some colourful ribbon to a handle but these disposable luggage tags from Pamela Barsky are much more fun! With colourful messages such as “I’m pretty sure this isn’t [...]
It’s a figure that’s hard to digest but more than 3 million bags are lost in transit every year. Many more, of course, are left in hotels, taxis and the like. Buy luggage from TUMI, however, and you could avoid falling victim to lost luggage. A few years ago they introduced the TUMI Tracer which [...]
Yanko Design have come up with a number of suitcases with innovative designs through their Home Comforts on the Go furniture collection. Pictured is the ‘Suitcase-Turn-Chair’ which is designed to act as an alternative to uncomfortable seating at airport lounges. Also in the range is a suitcase that doubles up as chest of drawers [...]
Avoid costly overweight luggage penalties with the Solutions Luggage Collection from Ricardo Beverley Hills. These cleverly designed cases feature a built-in digital scale that instantly weighs baggage and its contents. It has received top honours from the Travel Goods Association, winning the Innovative Award at the 2006 Travel Goods Show.
This unique briefcase is the work of designer Takumi Shimamura and is made from ecological thinned Japanese cedar. Handmade by Japanese craftsmen and with a water-repellent finish, it is designed with laptops in mind and available from MoMAstore for $265.
Hear the name Ducati and you probably think of motorbikes. But did you know they’ve also licensed their name to a luggage line? The Ducati Collection from TUMI includes everything from the £245 T3 Ducati Factor Carry-On Duffel (pictured) to the T3 Ducati Turn Transporter 22″ at £450. They come in a stylish red [...]
With a starting price of $3,800, the Monogram Canvas Alzer Luggage set from Louis Vuitton is not for the cost-conscious. These beautiful crafted luggage pieces are made of solid, re-inforced panels, with polished brass fittings and, as you’d expect, have an exceptional finish. Ideal for overnight trips or longer journeys.
No more lugging your luggage around! With Fido Luggage, your luggage follows you instead. The case is the brainchild of architect Peter Yeadon and follows its owner thanks to a wireless signal that connects with a special watch controller, or in response to voice commands. It’s still in prototype at the moment, and may never [...]
If you’re looking for plenty of padding on your luggage, then check out Sumo Cases. They currently specialise in cases for laptops and iPods. One item in their somewhat limited range is a bright red women’s laptop case. Hardly inconspicuous but comes with plenty of padding to help live up to the company’s tagline [...]
The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories. In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: BÃ¡sico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best [...]
New from Eagle Creek Travel Gear is the Pack-It Cube. These simple luggage accessory allows you to organise your T-shirts and socks for easy access upon arrival or for quick security checks at airports. They’re also ideal if you want to keep a few items of clothing wrinkle-free. A must-have for those who like to [...]
Pacsafe have announced 8 new products for 2006. The DuffelSafe 100 which will be ready to ship next month. This is a secure duffel bag for home or abroad. When travelling, this bag is small enough to be carried on a plane and durable enough to be checked in. Several strap options make it comfortable [...]
Would you be ready on your travels in the event of a disaster? If the answer’s “no”, you might want to read on. Disasters, natural or otherwise, can strike any time, any place. And you owe it to yourself and your family to be ready. The smart Ready Freddy emergency pack is made up of [...]
Made with leather and hand-stitched, Orbino make beautifully designed iPod cases. Attention to detail is paramount in these luxury items. They also do a unique collection of innovative and finely crafted Italian leather accessories such as Palm cases, laptop cases and handbags. Free UPS Ground shipping on all US orders.