I'm loving the warmer weather of late. So good to roll out of bed and feel warm, not freezing. I tend to get very cold when I'm not moving about.
That said, I haven't had much opportunity to get out and about in this fine weather due to spending copious amounts of time at the studio. It's been very productive though, and I feel like everything is getting easier and going much more smoothly.
In preparation for the Melbourne Design Market (November 30th), I've been working on some new products. I've been wanting to design a nice, Japanesey style tote for awhile now, and when Bianca showed me this book, I was immediately inspired by the bag on the front cover. It definitely needed some modifications though, and my version is almost completely different. But that seed of inspiration was very handy:
(needs some internal pockets)
Here's the first prototype I made. I decided it needed interfacing in the top panel:
I think I'll get a bunch of these made for the design market, but am wondering if I should make & sell some kits as well? Then I can cater to everyone during this very budget conscious time. What do you think?