one: Taking inspiration from New York’s design style, Postal Co. is a brand that is known for its chic, modern office stationery, leather wallets and publications.
This camera case has been designed to fit the trendy Japanese point and shoot Ricoh GR camera. Available in various colors, it has a padded interior and a pocket on the lid to hold an extra memory card.
Living Motif (www.livingmotif.com), ¥24,150.
two: The vision for Eagle Creek travel goods was born in the San Jacinto Mountains of California, where youthful, energetic Steve and Nona Barker sold mountaineering gear, taught climbing, and sewed custom mountain packs from a store called Mountain People. Since then, Eagle Creek has expanded into a global
brand with distribution throughout Europe and Japan. Check out these handy travel goods, from small packs with built-in beauty mirrors to neck pillows and larger packing cases.
Living Motif (www.livingmotif.com), ¥1,890–¥2,940.
three: From paper to e-ink and back again. The Kindle, Amazon’s best-selling product, now gets a facelift with the introduction of these protective covers. The features and style are the same as those of a classic Moleskine notebook: sleek rounded corners, a strong elastic band, and the iconic smooth black cover. Inside, a suede lining protects the electronic device, while four corner elastic bands hold it in place.
Quality bookstores and stationary stores, ¥4,000–¥6,000.
four: This book light slips onto the spine of soft- or hard-cover books and has two heads with flexible necks to provide maximum reading light, perfect for
planes, buses, and other dark spaces with little personal space. Made of ABS plastic, the device is lightweight, convenient, and perfect for busy travelers on the go.
MoMA Store (www.momastore.jp), ¥2,625.
five: Founded in 2006 to meet the demand for elegant leather accessories on the market, Want was created by Montreal-based designer brothers Dexter and Byron Peart. The brand’s line includes items such as iPod cases and wallets designed for the modern jet-setter. This ‘Da Vinci’ travel bag is made in Italy from the finest leather, and is just the right size to carry on a plane.
Haversack store Daikanyama (www.haversack.jp), ¥171,000.
six: ’Handwerk meets hightech’ is the slogan of this premium German suitcase brand. Rimowa was the first manufacturer to introduce polycarbonate cases, and the demand for ever lighter, stronger luggage has driven the company to continually innovate. This latest model is based on a bestseller from the year 2000, but now is 26 percent lighter. “This represents the cutting edge of technology,” said Rimowa’s CEO Dieter Morszeck.
Rimowa store Marunouchi (Tel: 03-5224-3377), ¥48,000–¥55,000.