Looking for a Host/Hostess gift? something of use

dievca is a huge fan of Baggu Bags and has used a couple of them until they actually wore out! She’ll replace them at some point, but as a change of pace – she ran into these recycled taffeta, embroidered totes:

EMROIDERED THANK YOU TOTE

The typical American family uses 1,500 plastic bags every year. But thanks to designer Lauren DiCioccio, you can cut down on waste and look really cool doing it. Her funky embroidered fabric bag was inspired by San Francisco’s 2007 plastic bag ban. She keeps the same cheerful “thank you” messages on each bag, but uses recycled taffeta instead of plastic. Take one out next time you’re shopping or offer one as a gift to pass along the Earth-loving vibes. They (the family/friends or Host/Hostess) can reuse and reduce ‘til it wears out. Made in San Francisco.
MADE FROM
100% Recycled Polyester Taffeta Fabric Bag, Polyester Thread
MEASUREMENTS
20″ L x 13″ H
CARE
Machine wash, spot treat stains with stain stick or similar spray and wash, hang to dry
PRICE
$38.00

Less expensive and more practical than the Alexander Wang Rhinestone Bag version!

Alexander Wang Thank You Bag


One hit elegance – something of use

tsuchiya-kaban-2 watermelon tote
Its always a challenge to carry a watermelon home from the Grocery Store – especially when you are walking.

Japanese designer, Tsuchiya Kaban, leather bag provides an elegant, luxury vessel tote around your fruit. Holding one round watermelon, the carrier was crafted by Yusuke Kadoi as part of a project titled “The Fun of Carrying”, which encouraged designers to create playful, inventive items as side projects.

tsuchiya-kaban watermelon tote

The bag is just a concept – if it was put into production, there may be an audience for it!

Photos: Tsuchiya Kaban 2020

Something of Use – Face Mask Bags

If you are like dievca, you have a bunch of zippered pouches lurking around the household ready to catch keys, make-up, masks, and other odds and ends.

If you find yourself sans mask bag and are looking for something a little more classy than a Ziplock bag – Etsy has a couple for you to look at:

MoonAfterYule Mask Bag $10 for one, Etsy. Click on photo to buy.

TorontoDesignsbyM Mask Bags, Etsy. $9 with personalization. Click on photo to purchase.

dievca would love to buy a set but she can’t justify adding to the chaos in her small apartment…
so she is using a pouch from her stash:

Anya Hindmarch Ghost Blueberry Shearling Zip Pouch

It’s easy to find by feel in her backpack. XO