Cory Doctorow at 8:04 am Tue, Apr 30, 2013
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Peter Bristol created this binder clip bag in 2007 and now he's looking for manufacturing partners: "The binder icon functions so well as a bag you can almost take it seriously.
Constructed of wool felt and aluminum tubing."
(via Super Punch)
Okay, the “Buy Now” button.. where did it go?
Okay, I’m kind of liking this thing. Not quite “shut up and take my money,” but close.
If they made a briefcase model, I’d buy one. Somehow I think it would be the perfect briefcase to go with a bowler and red tie…
Brilliant. It is a perfect match for my money clip.
If there was a buy now button my wife’s birthday gift would now be taken care of.
Change the dimensions slightly and make them waterproof and you’d have the perfect panniers.
That handle would get way too uncomfortable way too quickly.
Like any designer women’s bag aren’t?
Not the ones I buy! :)
Because being an office drone isn’t demoralizing enough, you need a carryall that reminds you of your daily drudgery each time you lay eyes upon it. Corporate America approves, but grey is too whimsical a color, it should be flat black.
Why do tit clamps remind you of daily drudgery?
I take it you’re a fan of the ‘economy model’. There are purpose-made options available in actual colors, you know.
I’m sorry you dislike us office workers so much. We love you anyway.
It’s not office workers I dislike, it’s office work. And the oceans of beige that come with offices. Actually, I don’t dislike beige, I fucking loathe it.
I’m sorry. Only they whose natural habitat is the great Beige Sea should be stuck there. May you find your place amid the stark Black-and-White Checkerboard Mountains or Plaid Plains or Trippy Fractal Paisley Forest or wherever it is that you feel at home.
When I was a kid, my name for binder clips was “frog purses.”
I love that he stayed so faithful to the original, but the handle does seem a bit long and unwieldy. I’m sure this is an issue he wrestled with before saying ‘fuck it, ergonomics be damned it’s got to be just like a giant binder clip.’
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