Filed Under: What well-traveled looks like.
Overview: Handsomely designed messenger bags, rucksacks, travel posters, and other products inspired by the travels of global nomad and entrepreneur Daniel Ralsky
Appreciate: The local solution to an international problem: Satchel & Page founder Daniel Ralsky began designing bags after a high-end "American" brand failed him while touring Tokyo, years ago. It turns out, of course, the American brand bag was made somewhere other than America, and Daniel concluded he could do better. He was right: he successfully built the popular Austin Messenger (shown, upper left, in Oak), a luxurious but functional laptop bag made of waterproof, 20 oz. waxed canvas, oil-tanned leather, and 138-industrial grade polyester thread--all American-sourced, of course. Also available in Tan and Slate colors, The Austin Messenger reflects the experience of someone who regularly carries a laptop and related gear: interior pockets are placed in the right place (including a handy flip-up pocket on the back, for easy iPad or legal pad access), and the laptop compartment is padded to help protect your gear
Know: If you prefer your carry-all to hang off your back more than off your shoulder, you can now opt for the new Barton Rucksack (lower right, in Rust), which is a unique trapezoid-shaped backpack made of the same quality materials and roughly the same dimensions as the Austin Messenger. Like your passport, both the Barton Rucksack and the Austin Messenger will gain even more character as their elements age over time, so get one now so you can start your many journeys toward building character. Speaking of passports: Satchel & Page makes awesome 90-page travel journals (not shown) that replicate U.S., Israeli, Japanese, or Italian passports from bygone eras; get one of each, and pretend you're from everywhere
Special Comments: The vintage travel posters shown above are original works of art by Satchel & Page. They're purposefully made to look old, but in fact are as new as the tooth impressions in a puppy toy. Shown above are The Greek Isles and Machu Picchu; also available are Posto 9 Ipanema (Brazil) and Japanese Temple. All posters are a manageable 18"x12" size, giving you just enough to inspire the imagination, but not enough to keep the suitcase stored in the attic; get out and see those places in person
Cost: $275 for the Austin Messenger laptop bag, or $235 for the Barton Rucksack; Passport Travel Journal, $45; Vintage Travel Poster, $23
See them: Here.