Madly Bags: 2010 Collection

A new label making leather bags as ruggedly simple as the far-flung lands that inspired them

The Madly, a new line of sturdy leather bags, puts the emphasis on crude, functional designs and hand-crafted production. Directed toward the male market, the bags share a simplicity and rough-hewn charm perfect for travel or as an everyday carryall and designed to get better with age. Produced in the Philippines, the line was founded by Jake Quellman and Melanie Dizon (the latter had an …

Apogee Electronics: GiO Controller and Interface

The GiO interface seamlessly links guitars with Macs

The recent history of Apogee finds the digital audio company aligning with Apple to produce Mac-specific hardware emphasizing simplicity and intuitive design. Designed for use with the guitar, the latest addition to the line—an interface and controller dubbed GiO—pairs seamlessly with the latest versions of GarageBand, Logic Studio and Mainstage. The solid, one-and-a-half-foot board’s biggest selling point is hands-free control. With 12 on-board buttons, it …

Warrior Footwear

The Chuck Taylors of China reinvented on Western shores

The classic silhouettes and primary colors of Warrior Footwear look stolen from a mid-century gym class in—which isn’t far from the truth. Recently introduced to Western markets, the sneakers have a storied history in China, dating back to 1935 and holding a similarly iconic position to Converse’s Chuck Taylors in the states. Originally engineered for athletes, they found their way back into alternative youth culture …