We get lots of questions about the differences in our new leather bags. I thought it was time to discuss the design and features represented in our three carry bags.
When we set out to craft these bags one of our biggest litmus tests was the question: Does this tie together old and new ideas? The messenger bag concept is a classic designed larger bag meant to sling over the back for the daily commute. This design holds lots of stuff and has pockets to keep everything in order. We took that idea then added luxurious and organic materials to make something new, yet familiar. We love the two large pockets for holding your cords, chargers, battery back ups or hard drives. Along with a large laptop pocket designed to hold up to a 15 inch Macbook Pro retina. Finished off with a large leather flap that has a real cherry wood laser etched Pad &
I showed up to the PQ headquarters on the last day of 2013 with my Timbuktu bag and my Macbook conveniently slung into a repurposed, cotton bag.
“You do know we own a bag and case company?” Quipped the mostly patient Brian.
Yes, and the leather bags are shipped in these cotton bags, great for carrying my junk.
At this point Brian rolled his eyes and noted two salient facts. First, my $1300 Macbook Air probably shouldn’t be classified as junk and second, IT’S NOT EVEN ONE OF OUR BAGS. I’d grabbed one of the many sample bags we tested this summer and it was emblazoned with some software company logo. To Brian this stumble in protocol is roughly akin to wearing a New England Patriots 2012 World Champion t-shirt. (To the NFL unaffiliated, the New England Patriots lost that game to my New York Giants and all those championship shirts that bear their name are adorning little kids
Thanksgiving will be here in only a few short days, and it's a time of year to reflect on everything good in our lives that we're thankful for. But with this post, there's a small twist: instead of giving thanks for the good things in life, we'll be looking at the good things about Apple.
It’s a gray, chilly day here in Pad & Quill land. Ice is forming at the edges of lakes and solidifying ponds, encouraging the remaining waterfowl to sequester and follow the gray-haired snow birds south. It’s a chill that defies overcoats ands sweaters, and immobilizes hands. It also invigorates double coated dogs, and so I found myself at the local dog park with Bear the psuedofox. It’s my forty minutes of solitude away from iPhones and Aria’s, spreadsheets and ledgers. It’s his forty minutes to be all canine, racing and romping with any of a dozen other friends, sans the restraints of a leash. It’s a thing of beauty fashioned by nature. Then nature collides with reason when frozen hands and the office beckon and the mutt decides to become the official greeter for each dog entering the park.
Designing new products is somewhat akin to the dog park experience, whereby “twenty” minutes