Loving Out Loud: Muji Cotton Canvas Back

I have hit the age where carrying heavy loads hurt my shoulders.  Between schlepping fabric swatches, design boards, my computer, tile samples and everything in between my neck and back ache for days.

Vainness prevents me from getting a rolly bag, so the only option left is a backpack.  Before you get visions of me in some poly, padded shoulder monster, think again.  This backpack is going to for my off days — where you have too much stuff just to shove in your coat pocket but not enough to warrant a full on “mote” (definition: a “mote” is the male equivalent of a tote bag).

So enter my solution…..

Muji Backpack

The Muji Cotton Canvas backpack is a thing of beauty.  It’s simple design is reinforced with the company’s selection of the material.  It’s machine washable and only gets better with each washing.  It is the perfect size to throw my laptop, a magazine, iPhone and a few other essentials.  Even better that is doesn’t play havoc with my shoulders and neck – success!

At only $35, it is also an economical option for those of us who go through our “motes” faster than Kim Kardashian goes through black men (yup, I went there…).  But now I am curious, what fashion concessions have you made since getting older?

Okay, I am at the Hawthorne building all day today – I am overseeing the install of my 4th project in the building but I am also we are professionally photographing the first project I completed in the building.  I can’t wait to share it with you all….well that is unless some snazzy magazine wants to share it first!

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Loving Out Loud: Japanese Happy Tape

Is it odd that I would sit at my computer screen and contemplate dropping $50 on tape?

Honestly, if this doesn't make you happy, then I don't know what will

Photo Credit: www.happytape.bigcartel.com


Honestly, Happy Tape, the washi paper tape from Japan is so darn cute that you would consider it too!  With over 20 different colors and patterns, the tape is perfect for those DIY folks who love to make scrapbooks, cards/invitations or collages.  I personally am going to use my tape when it comes (yes I ordered a roll) to make book covers.

I am excited that we finally have options outside of scotch tape for art projects.

Check out their entire selection at http://www.happytape.bigcartel.com/

Note:  Opinions in this blog posting are solely that of the author.  I have not been paid for my endorsement of the product nor have received any non-monetary compensation.  However, I am not above paid endorsements and consider myself a better product pitch person than any of the Kardashian sisters.