Friday, November 20, 2009
It seems one simply cannot have enough canvas tote bags. I use mine constantly — grocery store, day trips, miscellaneous shopping outings. They're almost like collectors items: inexpensive souvenirs from the farmers market, your favorite bookstore, or perhaps, your last vacation. Naturally I swooned when I encountered Maptote, a US company started by Rachel Rheingold (a fashion stylist) and Michael Berick (a cartographer). You can now get the playful city schematics on more than totes, including note cards and zip pouches. Such a happy meeting of functionality and locale!