Doodlers Anonymous: The Essential Draw

The Essential Draw - Doodlers Anonymous

Doodlers Anonymous has a challenge for you: draw your most essential item, the thing you’d take with you if you could only bring along one thing. Submit your drawing and you’ll be entered to win a Synapse 19 backpack.

Our essentials:

Brad Choate: My work tools, 2013 edition

“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.”

Read on over at Brad’s blog for his full list of work tools.

In stock: RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, Side Effect (some colors), more

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.

Horizontal Brain Cell, Size 13″ MacBook Pro Retina
Horizontal Brain Cell, Size 6X

Citizen Canine, all colors

TOM BIHN Smart Alec backpack with the Side EffectThe Smart Alec backpack in Black/Black/Steel with the Side Effect in Steel Dyneema/Wasabi tethered to the bag via a Key Strap in Wasabi.

Mary Ann Peters, the artist featured in our Everyday video

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.

You can view Mary Ann’s work on her website where there’s also a great video interview.

Mary Ann Peters

In stock: Brain Bag, iPad Cache, Packing Cubes, Yarn Stuff Sacks

Thanks to our amazing crew, the following bags are back in stock and ready to ship within one business day:

Brain Bag, all colors

Cache, Size iPad, Horizontal and Vertical

Tri-Star Packing Cubes

Yarn Stuff Sacks, all sizes and colors

TOM BIHN Made in USA Brain Bag BackpackThe Brain Bag in Olive.

In stock: Ristretto for 11″ MacBook Air, Vertical Cache Air11, more

Thanks to our crew, the following bags are back in stock and ready to ship within one business day:

Ristretto for 11″ MacBook Air, all colors

Cache, Vertical, Size Air11 (for the 11″ MacBook Air)
This size was previously only available in Horizontal orientation.

Vertical Brain Cell, Size 15″ MacBook Pro Retina

TOM BIHN Ristretto for the 11" MacBook AirRistretto for 11″ MacBook Air in Black/Steel.

In stock: Camera I-O

Thanks to our crew, the Camera I-O is back in stock and ready to ship within one business day.

Dan Bihn — Tom’s brother — made this series of videos for us that demonstrate how the Camera I-O is used. Dan was recently interviewed by Alexander Fox of 5D Film Making and Crew of One — check it out and read Dan’s take on what it’s like to work solo on complex film projects.

In stock: Medium Cafe Bag, Travel Tray, 3D Mesh Organizer Cube, more

Thanks to our crew, the following bags are back in stock and ship within one business day:

Travel Tray, all colors

Medium Cafe Bag, all colors

Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket, all colors

3D Mesh Organizer Cube, all colors, including new Iberian, Wasabi, Ultraviolet, and Steel Dyneema/nylon

Handle Loop w/Snaphook

Guardian DF Light Strap-Mount

TOM BIHN Medium Cafe Bag in Steel Dyneema/nylonMedium Cafe Bag in Steel Dyneema/Steel.

In stock: Synapse 25, Packing Cubes, Small Cafe + more

Thanks to our Seattle crew, the following bags are now in stock and ready to ship within one business day:

Aeronaut Packing Cubes

Small Cafe Bag, all colors

Cache with Rails, all sizes

Synapse 25, all colors but Navy/Iberian and Steel Dyneema/Wasabi, which are available for backorder and ship by late June.

The new Side Effect is ready to ship in Wasabi Dyneema/Wasabi. Other colors — Black/Steel and Black/Iberian are new and available for pre-order while Black/Wasabi, Aubergine/Wasabi, and Steel Dyneema/Wasabi have sold out of the first run and are available for backorder and ship by late May.

Key Strap, 16″, in Ultraviolet Dyneema/nylon and Wasabi Dyneema/nylon

Handle Loop, both varieties

Synapse 25 backpack by TOM BIHNSynapse 25 in Olive/Steel.

In stock: Ristretto for 13″ MacBook Pro/Air, 3D Dyneema Organizer Cube

Thanks to our busy crew, the following bags are back in stock and ship within one business day:

Ristretto for 13″ MacBook Pro or Air, all colors

3D Dyneema/nylon Organizer Cube, all colors

TOM BIHN Ristretto for 13" MacBook Pro or AirThe Ristretto for 13″ MacBook Pro or Air in Steel/Steel.