Tote bag season is just around the corner. The canvas tote is the cheap and somewhat disposable carry-all answer for that heavy heat, and whether you’re city bound or riding around in an airconditionless crapper in the country suburbs, this washable friend will be your best summer pal. It will be true to the bulk of your sunhats, the grease of your sunblock, the fragility of your sunglasses and anything else with the word sun in it. I’ve already purchased my tote bag for the season but I thought it timely to toot the tote and rally up a totable team. (heh…) And if you’re not already a tote lover, maybe these will change your mind.
Oooo wah! It’s likely I’m late to the game, but I just discovered the gem that is Lena Corwin. This ex San Franciscan, now Brooklynite, is a textile designer, illustrator, author and teacher. She not only sells her beautiful work, including team Mociun + Corwin, for affordable prices on her site, but she’s also teaching a hand printing workshop in her own Brooklyn apartment. If you don’t know her yet, you must check her out.