Crumpled City Maps

A map that trades paper fussiness for scrunch-able, all-weather Tyvek

Discouraged by the bulk and complex origami of the traditional street map, industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso created the malleable Crumpled City Map. Printed on Tyvek® and designed to fit into a small bag, this clever reinvention rids travelers of awkward large-scale city maps. The durable Dupont™ Tyvek® material leads to a waterproof map that easily crumples to fit into the palm of a hand and …

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 …

Weight To Go Luggage Scale

A luggage tag and digital hand-held scale in one slim and useful travel device

Combining two useful travel accessories, a luggage tag with a hand-held digital scale, Weigh To Go is a no-brainer gadget for jetsetters. The compact device works by simply pushing the power button and lifting the suitcase off the floor for about five seconds. A steel carabiner lock keeps the scale in place and safely secures it to the luggage. Developed by online community Quirky, the …