Dan with his Field Journal Notebook.
Doodlers Anonymous challenged you to draw your most essential item, the thing you’d take with you if you could only bring along one thing. The submissions are in and now it’s time to vote for your favorite. The winner gets a Synapse 19 backpack.
Just one of the 70 submitted doodles. See all of them at Doodlers Anonymous.
“Don’t check bags. Yes, I’m telling you to be one of those annoying guys with the shoulder bag and the roller bag (Me? I’ve got an awesome Tom Bihn bag that holds a week’s worth of clothes and fits anywhere). It’s not just about the baggage fees. It’s about time. Even if you have to check your bag at the gate, you’ll get it as you come off the plane and that takes way less time than waiting (hopefully) at baggage claim.”
Synapse 19, most colors (Steel Dyneema/Steel, Steel Dyneema/Ultraviolet and Steel Dyneema/Wasabi continue to be available for backorder with an expected shipping date of late June)
Snake Charmer, all colors
“From year to year my work tools change. So, periodically I like to capture the state of my work environment on my computer. I’m a software developer (both web and iOS) who dabbles in design. Here’s the latest snapshot:
Computer: 11” MacBook Air (Mid 2011) ($$$). My employer has provided me with this laptop, and it’s the best I’ve had. Can easily power the 27” Apple Cinema display I use with it every day and runs everything I need, from Photoshop to Xcode, even with the bevy of OS X menubar items I keep running. 4 GB goes a long way on this Mac. It travels in a Tom Bihn Ristretto ($$$) which holds my laptop and a 10” iPad easily.”
Thanks to our crew, the following bags are back in stock and ship within one business day:
RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, all colors
Side Effect in colors Steel Dyneema/Wasabi, Wasabi Dyneema/Wasabi, and Aubergine/Wasabi
Other colors — Black/Iberian, Black/Wasabi, Black/Steel, and Navy/Iberian — will ship soon.
Citizen Canine, all colors
Several of you have asked us about the artist carrying the Swift in Cork featured in our Synapse 25, Swift, Ristretto: Everyday video. Her name is Mary Ann Peters and she’s based in Seattle; her work ranges from studio pieces to public art projects and installations (she’s currently working on a large glass art installation at the future Northgate light rail station.) Mary Ann’s work can also be seen at the James Harris Gallery.