I cannot say for certain how many laptops I have owned, I just know that it has been many. From my first clunky Toshiba to the 15″ MacBook Pro I purchased yesterday at the multilingual shitshow that is the Grand Central Apple Store (spotted: several separate incidents of international tourists FaceTiming on their own iPads from home as they walk around the area, what is that?), my long series of laptops and I have been through a lot together. Lo, “Laptops I Have Loved And Lost…,” otherwise known by its working title, “In Which I Finally Acknowledge That I Am A Spoiled Brat.” Keep reading »
This amazing decal of David Bowie as the Goblin King instantly transforms a lowly Macbook into a magical scene from the “The Labyrinth,” aka The Best Movie Ever. Ideally it would come with a separate decal depicting that legendary codpiece, but hey, this is a great start. [$23, Stickerman] Keep reading »
It’s not too often that we see a diaper tote for moms and think, “Hey, this would make a really great laptop bag.” (Once you get the thought of diapers in there it kind of sticks, you know?) We are surprisingly taken, however, with Gap’s Mia Bossi messenger bag, which is intended for carrying baby naps, but is also the perfect size and fit for a laptop. The graphic print reminds us of a classy French Goyard bag—without the super hefty price tag!
Maybe it’s because we’re bloggers, but for us, our computers rank among our most prized possessions. In fact, some of us would even say that our primary relationship is (sadly) with a laptop. To be fair, Lappy can be better than a boyfriend—he keeps you warm in bed, cuddles up with you any time to watch a movie, and is there for you in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep. So, we like to take good care of good ole Lappy McLapperson by making sure he’s dressed up in a swank case, like this Marc by Marc Jacobs denim sheath decorated with a multicolor sketch print. True, the girl illustrated on the cover doesn’t look too happy, but that’s the same look we’d get if Lappy broke up with us. Best to keep a reminder around so we treat him well.
Urban Outfitters, your favorite mass retailer of faux-culture, has just gotten a bit more artsy-fartsy with the launch of its new Print Shop. After teaming up with Society6, “an international artist community representing more than 70 countries worldwide,” Urban has selected works from their favorite artist members, and now presents you with a gallery of rad images that can either be purchased as a wall print, laptop skin, or iPhone/iPod sticker. The good news: these curated prints will only run you $25-$55 (depending on size), and skins are $15-$30. Check out a few of our favorite artists after the jump! [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Oh the irony. This is what the world of print has come to … now we’re making cheeky laptop sleeves modeled after newspaper front pages because it’s retro? Sold, we assume, next to the vintage Pan Am bags. [Lost In A Supermarket] Keep reading »
OK, this is just plain cool. Someone over at Conceptual Devices got crafty with a simple gray hoodie and thought of the multiple functions it can serve. The product of their brainstorm turned into a feature called “Just Undo It,” where they mold a simple hoodie into a variety of different things including a pillow, a hand bag, and even a laptop carrier, which is perfect for the writer on the go. And I’m totally memorizing the pillow trick for my next car trip. [Conceptual Devices] Keep reading »
This laptop table tray by Zyane Tan combines two of our favorite activities: eating and computing. Now we might not feel like such slobs when we usually get crumbs all over the keyboard while browsing the morning news. Too bad we don’t have an extra $3,000 handy. [Unplggd] Keep reading »
Macs are some pretty hot computers. Literally. Somehow Steve Jobs hasn’t figured out how to make his machines function at a normal temperature, so toasting your lap with your MacBook Pro has become so normal, it’s practically a signature of the Apple brand. At first glance, this DIY pouch, which places your heat-generating power cord inside for you to snuggle up your feet next to, almost seems like an economic idea. Except for that it’s a safety concern to not properly ventilate your electronics … and we’d maybe be paranoid that doing this too often would give us foot cancer. (If, that is, we don’t already have the lap kind.) [Geekologie] Keep reading »
In a world where Kindles and Nooks are taking over the antiquated habit of reading actual books, it’s nice to see that technology and the literary can play nice. [Twelve South] Keep reading »