Haute Americana's interview with Tom on design, life, travel, and U.S. manufacturing is up. Excerpt:
Haute Americana: What are your essentials for traveling?
Tom Bihn: I used to manage the youth hostel in Santa Cruz -- there I watched what people carried and how they traveled. I realized that the weight of a person's bag was usually inversely proportional to the fun they were having. With that in mind, I try to travel pretty light, though I always seem to need to carry an extra pair of shoes or sandals. Otherwise I guess I carry the usual stuff - a swimsuit is surprisingly a good idea, as I try to jump into water whenever possible."