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…It’s Things Thursday: Rickshaw Bagworks?

Rickshaw Bagworks

Timbuk2 made the San Francisco Messenger Bag famous, but Rickshaw Bagworks is here to give them a run for their money with bags designed for “people who thrive on the urban experience and celebrate the creative spirit”.

The company was inspired by San Francisco, urban cycling and an intense desire to make great products, and thinks that it’s “cool – if not kind of weird – the way people grow attached to their favorite bag as though it were a pet or loved-one”. They also share a strong set of humanistic, environmental and social values that guide the way they conduct every aspect of their business.

Rickshaw Bagworks Heart

To that end, Rickshaw adorns each bag with the Rickshaw “PCQ Tattoo”, a little graphic patch on an inside tag that represents three things that are near and dear to the Rickshaw family – Passion, Craft and Quality.

  • The heart represents our PASSION for bags, bikes and our home city of San Francisco.
  • The silver needle and gold thread represent love for the age-old CRAFT of making bags by hand.
  • The five stars represent our dedication to the highest standards of QUALITY.
  • The five stars also honor the constellation of our stakeholders – Customers, Employees, Business Partners, Investors and Community – and our passion to treat each with respect and compassion.

They’ve also created a line of bags called the ZERO Messenger that are designed to follow the ‘less is more’ philosophy, with a combination of minimalist design, monopolymer construction, localized sourcing and wasteless manufacturing – a holistic approach that simultaneously unites form, function and footprint. By specially designing the ZERO bags to optimize fabric cutting, (each is made from a single rectangle of fabric) they can eliminate manufacturing waste and create a great looking product that doesn’t leave a ton of scrap material in its wake.

Plus, by eliminating material waste, manufacturing costs are kept low, and these savings are passed along to the consumer in the form of a price tag that rivals even the sale prices of other bag manufacturers.

If you’re looking for a bag that looks good, doesn’t kill the environment or your wallet, and will survive even the harshest of bike rides through the toughest of cities, then look no further than Rickshaw Bagworks and their unique line of messenger bags and related accessories.

[Rickshaw Bagworks]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…You can be a Space Ambassador?

NSS Space Ambassador Program

Have you ever wanted to go into space? (Is there anyone that hasn’t?)

If you have a passion for space, and would like to share your enthusiasm with others, then the National Space Society and Virgin Galactic would like to make you a Space Ambassador, and one lucky space ambassador will even get a chance to fly into space aboard a Virgin Galactic space flight.

    As a Space Ambassador, you will be trained to deliver an inspirational, multi-media presentation that describes the importance of space in our daily lives, as well as the promise and possibilities that future space endeavors will enable.

If this sounds like a kick ass idea to you, then head on over to the National Space Society website and register for the NSS Space Ambassador Program before it’s too late, because space isn’t going to wait around forever you know.

[NSS Space Ambassador Program]

[Via: Wired]

…Pinstriped Stars Wars shirts look good?

Star Wars Chop Shop

These new shirts from Chop Shop combine pinstriping and Star Wars (for what is probably the first time ever).

If you’re a car nerd and a regular nerd, then look good by combining your two passions in your fashion.

[Chop Shop]

[Via: Tcritic]

…It’s Movie Monday: Dust To Glory?

Dust To Glory

Dust To Glory is an epic action-adventure documentary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, an off road race from Ensenada to La Paz Mexico (the Baja Peninsula) that tests the hearts, minds and machines of hundreds of individuals and teams each year. The movie isn’t just about the race though, focusing instead on the people that participate, and the passion and the persistence that goes into completing the Baja. Not sure what I mean? How about a few quotes from the movie:

  • If you win, four grand, maybe.
  • The buggy wasn’t prepared to stop in the middle of the road, and the Volkswagen wasn’t prepared for such little room. (Crash) Neither were prepared that the buggy would start from the bumpers touching, and that the Volkswagen wouldn’t start. Then a good Samaritan came along, waved along the truck, which got its fender ripped off, thus starting the Volkswagen. A pattern had begun to develop.
  • Don’t let off the gas. Whatever you do, do not let off the gas.
  • A concern for safety would start a 20,000 horsepower free for all.
  • I’ve bounced off of front ends of cars. I’ve bounced off of fences. I’ve bounced off of cattle. You know, it’s a little bit like Russian Roulette.
  • The Weatherman knows death is neither fair, nor just, and there’s nothing to do, but to go back to work.
  • To finish first, you have to first finish.
  • He took a center line, held it wide open, and prayed.
  • Outside is utter chaos, but that chaos is around ‘em, and they’re sitting in the middle of the tornado, the eye of the storm.
  • They challenge it not for money or fame, but for simple bragging rights.
  • Racers don’t race because they want to die. They want to go fast.

Though the people are the movie, it’s the cinematography that makes the movie. Brought to you by the same people behind Step Into Liquid, Dust To Glory is filled with enough action and enough adventure to get your own heart pumping and your own adrenaline flowing. There are the long range helicopter shots, the first person helmet mounted camera shots, the camera in the road shots, the camera in the car shots, and the occasional home movie shot just to keep it really real. You’ll feel the dust, and you’ll feel the glory, and in the end, you’ll wish you were there. It’s like they say, “It’s a hell of a race”.

[Dust To Glory]

[IMDb – Dust To Glory]