The Vine: February 15, 2013
I need a bag.
This is for a friend. She likes this bag. Well, she likes the size, and she likes the style, the way it's designed to rest against the body. She really doesn't like the fabric it's made out of (it's a sort of cotton twill I think — gets too heavy in the rain), and isn't that impressed with the weird flappy style.
She needs a bag with:
- multiple compartments. At least 3 or 4.
- room for a steno-pad sort of size of sketch pad (Kindle, etc.)
- made out of a lightweight fabric, like microfibre or nylon.
- it must rest against the body — so a standard handbag isn't the right option. The photograph of the bag, on the webpage, being worn by an embarrassed-looking young man, shows you the way it's designed.
She isn't that bothered about how it looks. UK-based options are best, but others can be considered.
I have emailed the Healthy Back Bag people, but they are more invested in their teardrop-shaped bags, which are not great for sketchbooks. Getting it made for her may be our best option, and I'll dig into that one, but I'm wondering if there's an off the shelf option I'm not seeing.
I was a big reader as a kid, and practically lived in the library downtown. There was a series of books (2 or more) about a Professor Mycos from another planet with mushrooms and rockets ships and I'll be damned if I can recall what it was. Perhaps the all-knowing readership can help me out?
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